Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2022



*Reminders for next week…


   -Monday…Hot Lunch (K-8th) Mini Corn Dogs

   -Monday…Gift Card Orders are Due at 8:30 a.m./kwebb@stthomasphilo.org

   -Monday…Trivia Night Reservations Open for Tables of 8 People

   -Tuesday…#igiveCatholic Giving Day

   -Friday…Mass Day

   -Friday…Coffee & Donuts & Milk ($1)


*2023 STS Raffle Cash Calendar Our school children (PK-8th) are now selling 2023 STS Raffle Cash Calendars and Raffle Tickets.  Please let the school office know if you need more calendars or tickets to sell.  We need every family to participate in this fundraiser.  Our fundraisers help keep our tuition rates affordable for all families.


*2022 St. Thomas School Staff – Christmas Gifts…just a reminder that if you are participating in the optional staff Christmas gift program, it is due to the school office no later than Friday, December 9th.


*Santa’s Secret Workshop is coming back to St. Thomas School (PK-8th) December 5th-9th for our school children to purchase gifts for their family.  To make this happen, we need gently used or even new donations for the Santa Store (garage sale type items).  We need items for children, teens, women, and men.  Feel free to start dropping off donations now until December 2nd at the school or in the back of St. Thomas Church. The school children have so much fun shopping for their family members.  (See flyer for more information regarding donations and helping work in Santa’s Secret Workshop at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/....)


*St. Thomas School Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023.  While on Thanksgiving Break, gather your team because table sales start Monday, November 28th, at 8 am. Tables are $240, which fit 8 or fewer players, and a mulligan for each round of questions. To purchase your trivia table, go to https://event.gives/23trivia.  If you have any questions, please email Tracy Cain at tcain@stthomasphilo.org or call the school office at 217-684-2309.


*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Monday, November 21st was Sue Craven.  She won $50.  It was sold by the DiBello Family.  Congratulations!


Monday, November 28th  

*Hot Lunch (K-8th)—Mini Corn Dogs

*Spiritwear Day

*Calendar Drawing ($50)

*8:30 a.m.—Scrip Orders due to school office/kwebb@stthomasphilo.org

*6:00 p.m.—Boys Basketball Game @ St. John’s Lutheran Champaign


Tuesday, November 29th  

*4th Grade Band

*5th Grade Band

*#igiveCatholic Giving Day

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*6:00 p.m.—Boys Basketball Game at Judah Christian


Wednesday, November 30th

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

*6:00 p.m.—Boys Basketball Game @ East Prairie Tuscola


Thursday, December 1st  

*Advanced Band

*5th Grade Band

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*6:00 p.m.—Boys Basketball Game @ Chrisman


Friday, December 2nd  

*4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*Calendar Drawing ($100)

*Wear Mass Day Attire (K-8th)

*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 6th Graders


Saturday, December 3rd  

*Boys 7th Grade Illini Conference/Next Generation


Sunday, December 4th  

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


**Silent Fundraiser Flyer…please check your child’s take-home folder to find out how to participate in two of our silent fundraisers.  Support STS by: (1) Making Gift Card Purchases through STS (Casey’s Gift Cards are now available for all your gas needs.) & (2) Making STS a charity of choice when making Amazon purchases.


**Remember to Help at the Boys Home Basketball games this season by going to the email with the SignUp Genius for Boys Home Basketball Season.  Thank you for volunteering!


**Save the Dates…

56th Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at St. Thomas School…Sunday, January 15th

Annual Trivia Night at St. Thomas School…Saturday, February 25th (starting getting your team of 8 players together)!


**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, December 14th

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!


**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.


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