5/18/23 Cyclone Chatter
Dear STM Families,
Thanks so much to our Booster Club and all of the parents who contributed time and resources for our amazing FUN DAY yesterday! Special thanks, also, to Mrs. Miller, Mr. Dulle, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Prowell, all of the teachers & staff, and a huge SHOUT OUT to the 7th graders who helped to facilitate all of the activities! Check out some pictures below!
Here are just a few details as we conclude our school year tomorrow:
- Please plan for your child(ren) to dress in uniform for the final shortened day of the school year.
- Yearbooks were passed out today or will be passed out tomorrow morning if you ordered one.
We have a few yearbooks remaining for purchase. Please send $20 if you forgot to order one. First come, first served!
- Students will attend an all-school Mass at 10:30 tomorrow. There will be some extra room for parents to attend since our 8th graders have graduated (leaving those pews open for parents).
- All students will return to homerooms after Mass on Tuesday to receive their report cards, pick up yearbooks and any other materials, and give their final good-byes for the summer.
- Dismissal will take place immediately after that at 11:30 a.m. from the normal school exits.
- Our plans are in motion for another AMAZING school year in 2023-24!
We wish you and your family a safe, fun, and blessed summer vacation!
St. Thomas More, pray for us.
Peace & Blessings,
Linda Crosthwait, STM Principal
STM IMPORTANT DATES
Friday, May 19 - Last Day of School for students (dismissal following 10:30 Mass–pick-up from regular school exits at 11:30)
Monday, Aug. 14 - Boot Camp for incoming 5th-8th Graders from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 - First Day of School for 2023-24 School Year; Start Time–7:50 a.m.; 12:30 Dismissal; No Lunch; No Milk; bring a full refillable water bottle and a snack
Thursday, Aug. 16 & Friday, Aug. 17
Full Days of School; Start Time–7:50 a.m.; 3:20 p.m. Dismissal; No MyHotLunchbox or milk–bring a sack lunch and a full refillable water bottle
STM SUMMER DRAMA CAMP INFORMATION:
Mr. Dan O’Connell, STM teacher, will hold Summer Drama Camps again during June and July.
STM FALL TACKLE FOOTBALL LEAGUES NOW FORMING:
The football season is right around the corner! Registration is open through PLKC.org and St. Thomas More strongly encourages any boy in grades 5-8 to play football in the Kansas City Catholic Football League (KCCFL).
STM FALL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES NOW FORMING:
Parochial League Boys Flag Football 2nd-4th Grade - Fall 2023
Parochial League Registration for Flag Football is open. If you are interested please register at www.plkc.org. If you have any questions please contact Tim Waris at 816-942-2492 or Tim@stmkc.com
ONLY A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!
SUMMER CYCLONES INFORMATION–MORE DETAILS!!!:
Our Summer Camp Directors this summer will be: Mrs. Alison Wynn and Ms. Jo Rogers!!! They have come up with some exciting learning opportunities and adventures for our summer campers this year, including:
Guest facilitators–The Marble Guy (learn to play, make a marble, take home a bag of marbles); The Rocket Lady (build your own rocket AND shoot it off!); The Roller Coaster lady
Nature walks to prepare individual sections of YOUR OWN Pick-and-Press “Nature Book”
Red Bridge Library experiences
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS TO COME!!!
For students entering grades Pre-K to 7 Weekdays, Tuesday, May 30—Tuesday, August 8, 2023 8:00am—5:30pm. The Summer Cyclones Camp is an amazing experience that will offer kids preschool aged to 7th grade the opportunity to forge a community unlike any other centered around an engaging experience of fun and enrichment. The enthusiastic staff at Summer Cyclones cannot wait to make this the best summer ever for the kids as they stay sharp on their academic skills and participate in a healthy dose of fun-filled activities on site.
More info & registration: stmkc.com/summercyclones
STM SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS:
St. Thomas More parents...I am so excited that this year we've partnered with 1st Day School Supplies, order your kit now! They are going to save us up to 30% over shopping at big box stores like Target, Walmart and Amazon. Better yet, they are the undisputed leader in custom kitting school supplies. Providing us with only brand names you trust and respect like Ticonderoga, Crayola, Elmer's and Clorox. So, what are you waiting for? Buy early and save! Shop Now.
A MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM MEG BURKE:
Please see the messages below from Meg Burke as she completes her fundraising year as our ‘Dancing With the Stars’ performer for STM For All!!
A SUMMER BLESSING FOR FAMILIES:
Let’s put ourselves in the hands of our loving God and pray together
that He will bless all of us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
Summer blessing for families:
May we make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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This is a weekly letter that Linda Crosthwait, Principal of STM puts out for school families.