Tiger Tales

Friday, October 21, 2022



*Reminders for this Upcoming Week

   -Monday…Hot Lunch (K-8th) Chicken Strips

   -Tuesday…Bring in Decorated Pumpkins

   -Wednesday…Bring in Decorated Pumpkins by 3:00 p.m.

   -Thursday…Girls Home Basketball/Trost Gym at 6:00 p.m.

   -Friday…wear a Halloween or Fall Shirt instead of Mass Day Attire for a donation for the Hurricane Relief Fund.  See attached flyer.  (Students get to wear their Halloween and Fall Shirts (4-8th Gr) again on Monday, October 31st for fun & Halloween Costumes (PK-3rd)!)


*Remember the uncarved pumpkin decorating categories are:  Sports, Animals, Religious, Books/Movie Character, and S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M.  Bring in your pumpkins on October 25th & 26th before 3 p.m. each day. 


*Before Tuesday, October 25th…Show your STS Spirit by purchasing a blank calendar square for only $25 on the 2023 School Raffle Calendar.  The new calendar will be going to print soon.  Order your family’s square today by emailing Tracy Cain at tcain@stthomasphilo.org indicating which STS logo you would like to purchase.  She will put your logo of choice along with your family name on an empty calendar square for only $25.  Join in on the fun! 


*St. Thomas Spirit Wear Winter Store is now OPEN!!!!  Go to this link to shop until Monday, October 31st.  If you have any questions regarding ordering, please contact Tracy Cain at tcain@stthomasphilo.org.  This is open to all of our friends reading this email…not just for students!  https://bodynsolesports.printavo.com/merch/stthomas_philo_winter22



*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Monday, October 17th was Cathy Hunt.  She won $50.  It was sold by the Hogan Family.  Congratulations!


Sunday, October 23rd

*6:30 p.m.—Youth Group (8th-12th Gr.)/St. Dominic Room


Monday, October 24th

*Hot Lunch (K-8th)—Chicken Strips

*Calendar Drawing ($50)

*Spirit Wear Day


Tuesday, October 25th

*4th Grade Band

*5th Grade Band

*Bring in Decorated Pumpkins

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*8:30 a.m.—Devotions (K-8th)/St. Thomas Church

*6:00 p.m.—Girls Basketball Game @ Judah


Wednesday, October 26th

*8:30 a.m.—Devotions/St. Thomas Church

*Bring in Decorated Pumpkins by 3:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 27th

*Pumpkin Judging by Students

*5th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*6:00 p.m.—Girls Home Basketball Game/Robert H. Trost Gym/Students get in free when wearing a Spirit Wear Shirt.


Friday, October 28th

*Pumpkin Judging by Students

*4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*Wear a Fall or Halloween Shirt for a Donation to the Hurricane Relief Fund instead of Mass Day Attire

*7:30 a.m.—Bucket Drumming

*8:30 a.m.—Children’s Mass (K-8th)/St. Thomas Church/All are Welcome/The Mass will be Live Streamed through our school website/This Mass will be prepared by the 4th Graders

*After Mass—Honors Presentation (5th-8th Gr.)/St. Thomas Church


Saturday, October 29th

*Girls Basketball…7th Grade Illini Conference/St. Malachy’s Rantoul


Sunday, October 30th

*5:00 p.m.  Youth Group (8th-12th Gr.)/Arcola


**Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to St. Thomas School in November.  This is a great time to Christmas shop for your family.  Watch for dates and shopping times in Tiger Tales.


**PTO would like to provide childcare for our upcoming meetings.  If you are interested in babysitting during our next meeting, please contact Ray Zumbahlen at rayzumbahlen@gmail.com letting him know which dates you would be available to help.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer!


WHERE:  The Aftercare Room

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 16th

TIME:  Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately 1.5 hours.  Babysitters will need to arrive at 5:45 p.m.

DETAILS:  All children will be potty trained.  Parents will be in the John Schumacher Gym and available if needed.  Toys/Games/Activities will be available. 

Thank you for your consideration!


**On Friday mornings when school is in session, there will be an All-School (K-8th) Children’s Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Church.  Students should wear their Mass Day Attire to school on Mass days.  The public is welcome to attend our school Masses this year. 


**PTO is in the process of compiling a list/database of subject matter experts willing to assist our teachers in the classroom with various topics. Teachers will be able to search and utilize these contacts to assist with curriculum planning and engage with family and community members as well. If you would be willing to share your talents as a guest speaker or subject matter expert, we invite you to complete the form via this link  https://forms.gle/tnEo97LxTYVHpucp7 . Please go to this website before Monday morning if possible. 


**St. Thomas School collects used printer cartridges all year to recycle for coupons to use towards the purchase of office/teacher supplies.  If you or your company have any to recycle, please leave them in the school office.  Thank you for your support.


**Consider signing up for Casey Rewards and naming St. Thomas School as your preferred school to receive Casey’s Reward Points.


**St. Thomas School is part of AmazonSmile.  If you shop with Amazon, please name our school as your charity of choice.  A fast and easy way to find St. Thomas School is by using the following link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1229329.  Thanks in advance for your support.  Please be sure to turn on AmazonSmile if you are using an app for your orders.

Halloween Shirt Flyer - 10/28 

 Live, Love, and Serve as Christ


Kathy L. Webb

Office Manager

St. Thomas School

"Live, Love, and Serve As Christ"