Pancake and Sausage

Thursday, January 12, 2023



*Reminders for tomorrow & next week…


   -Friday…Bring a Bottle of Syrup per Family to School if you have not brought one in yet (PK-8th)

   -Friday…Wear Mass Day Attire

   -Friday…No Dismissal Bus

   -Friday…Early Dismissal at 11:45 a.m. (PK—8th)

   -Friday…No Aftercare or Homework Club (PK-8th)

   -Friday…Wear Mass Day Attire

   -Friday…Sausage Processing at 4:00 p.m./Allen’s Meats Homer

   -Sunday…Pancake & Sausage Breakfast/Serving from 7am to 1pm/Schumacher Gym/Community

     Event/All Are Welcome/See You There!

   -Monday…No School (Jan. 16th)

   -Monday…Home Boys Basketball Game/Trost Gym

   -Tuesday…Hot Lunch (K-8th) Monical’s Pizza

   -Tuesday…Away Volleyball Game

   -Wednesday…PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m./School Library/Rm #22

   -Wednesday…Home Boys Basketball Game/Trost Gym

   -Thursday…Home Girls Volleyball Game/Trost Gym

   -Thursday…Away Boys Basketball Game

   -Thursday…Education Commission Meeting at 6:30 p.m./St. Dominic Room

   -Friday…Wear Mass Day Attire

   -Friday…Honors after Mass (5th-8th)/St. Thomas Church


*Trivia Night Cash Sponsorships/Package Sponsors

Be a Bronze Tiger Sponsor with your gift and in-kind donation

Be a Silver Tiger Sponsor for a $200 donation

Be a Gold Tiger Sponsor for a $1,000 donation (includes a trivia table and a vinyl banner hung in the Robert H. Trost Gym for one year). 

See attached flyer for more detailed information regarding each level of sponsorships as well as package Sponsors


*Save The Date!  St. Thomas Family Dance Party to start Catholic Schools Week…Saturday, January 28th @ 5:00 p.m.


*Sign Up to help at the upcoming 56th Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, January 15th in the John Schumacher Gym at St. Thomas School.  All parents are encouraged to work one shift.  In the past, we have served approximately 1,200 people between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  To sign up for a time slot, please go to this link Pancake & Sausage Volunteer Sign up.  (Ctrl + Click to follow link)


*Sausage Processing…please make note that the sausage processing will take place at Allen’s Meats located 1.5 miles north of Homer on Friday, January 13th starting at 4:00 p.m.  Traditionally, men of our parishes and school come to the meat locker in Homer to help with the sausage processing.  If you plan to attend, please bring a ball cap (hat) to wear.  Fr. Keith hopes to see you there!


*We are currently accepting monetary donations for the following items needed for the Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.  Please feel free to donate just a portion of any of the following (donations are being accepted in the school office or through this Sunday’s collection basket):


Pancake Batter ($400)

Coffee Cups ($75)

Newspaper Ad ($200)

Garbage Bags ($36)

Dawn Dish Soap (2 Bottles)

Postage Stamps (4 Rolls)

Paper Towels (12 Rolls)

To-Go Containers ($38)

Thank you for your continued support!


*St. Thomas School Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Tables are $240, which fit 8 or fewer players, and a mulligan for each round of questions. To purchase your trivia table, go to  If you have any questions, please email Tracy Cain at or call the school office at 217-684-2309.  See attached flyer


*Pie an 8th Grader…Ticket prices are $1/ticket or $10 for 12 tickets (number of 8th graders) or Mr. Miller’s Arm Length for $20.  The 8th graders will be pied on Friday, January 27th after the boys’ basketball pep rally!  Money raised helps with the 8th grade class trip.


*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Friday, January 6th was Frank Thinnes.  He won $100.  It was sold by the Thinnes Family.  Congratulations!


*Calendar/Raffle Tickets….our winner for Monday, January 9th was Jeff Gochanour.  He won $50.  It was sold by the Frank Naas Family.  Congratulations!


Friday, January 13th

 *4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*No Dismissal Bus

*7:30 a.m.—Bucket Drumming

*Wear Mass Day Attire (K-8th)

*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 7th Graders

*11:45 a.m.—Early Dismissal (PK-8th)

*No Aftercare Program (PK-8th)

*No Jr. High Homework Club

*4:00 p.m.—Sausage Processing/Allen’s Meats/Homer


Sunday, January 15th

*Pancake & Sausage Breakfast/John Schumacher Gym/Serving from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m./Community Event/All are Welcome


Monday, January 16th

*No School

*6:00 p.m.—Home Boys Basketball Game/Trost Gym


Tuesday, January 17th

*Map Testing (K-8th)/During School Hours

*Spirit Wear Day

*4th Grade Band

*5th Grade Band

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

*Hot Lunch (K-8th)—Monical’s Pizza

*8:30 a.m.—Scrip Gift Card Orders Due to School Office or

*6:00 p.m.—Girls Volleyball Game @ Holy Cross


Wednesday, January 18th

*Map Testing (K-8th)/During School Hours

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

*6:00 p.m.—PTO Meeting (PK-8th Parents)/School Library/Rm #22

*6:00 p.m.—Home Boys Basketball Game/Trost Gym


Thursday, January 19th

*Map Testing (K-8th)/During School Hours

*Advanced Band

*5th Grade Band

*7:30 a.m.—Choir Practice

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

*6:00 p.m.—Home Girls Volleyball Game/Trost Gym

*6:30 p.m.—Education Commission Meeting/St. Dominic Room


Friday, January 20th

*Map Testing (K-8th)/During School Hours

*4th Grade Band

*Advanced Band

*7:30 a.m.—Bucket Drumming

*Wear Mass Day Attire (K-8th)

*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

*After Mass-Honors Awards (5th-8th)/St. Thomas Church


Saturday, January 21st

*7th Grade Boys Regionals Tournament


**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.


**Hotdog Athletic Luncheons…Sign up for future lunches at


**Silent Fundraiser Flyer…Please consider supporting STS by: (1) Making Gift Card Purchases through STS (Casey’s and McDonald’s Gift Cards are now available) & (2) Making STS a charity of choice when making Amazon purchases.


**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:  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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