Dear STM Families,
Tomorrow, January 22, is designated in all the Dioceses in the U.S. as a particular day of prayer and penance called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. The 2021 March for Life in Washington D.C. is going virtual this year--find FAQs, tips for observing from home, and sign up for the livestream link on the March for Life website: https://marchforlife.org/statement-on-2021-march-for-life/
I hope January has brought as much joy to your homes as your children have brought to our halls and classrooms! We are so grateful for the vaccines that are beginning in Jackson County. Yet, we are keeping Covid-19 guidelines at the forefront as we work to keep your children and ourselves as safe as possible. Thank you for your ongoing partnership with us in staying safe and reporting any COVID-related illnesses or questions. Please don’t hesitate to email us at Health@stmcyclones.org .
LOST & FOUND RECOVERY EVENT TOMORROW:
Our cold mornings and 'warm' afternoons have caused a huge increase in our mound of Lost & Found jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, etc. Tomorrow (Friday) you will have the opportunity to look through these items to recover your child's missing articles. Please come by the front of school to check through these from 3-3:30 p.m.
DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE TISSUES, HAND SANITIZER, PENCILS & PAPER?:
With half of our school year over, it's important to make sure that all students have the necessary supplies to finish out the year. Each student should have a small hand sanitizer and box of tissues for personal use at his/her desk. Please ask your child about supplies and replenish these necessities as necessary. Thanks so much for your support!
STM AFTER-CARE ACCEPTING PK-5 STUDENTS NOW:
Please call our school office if you are interested in after-school care for your preschool through grade 5 student. We are now accepting registrations for the second semester and are including preschool students, as well. Call 816-942-5581 for more information or to register.
8TH GRADE PARENTS:
The final payment for 8th Grade Graduation will be due February 15th. The total amount due is $100. Please drop off check to Colleen in school office. If you need to Venmo the money please contact Tiffany Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 8th Grade Class will also be doing a graduation fundraiser during Catholic Schools Week. We will need each student to donate pre-packaged Treats/Snacks to sell during lunch on Wednesday of that week. Watch for a Sign-up Genius later this week.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK:
We are so excited to celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week at the end of January! Our Catholic Schools’ Week organizers have worked so hard to provide a faith-filled and fun week for our students! See the attachment below for a look at our plans for January 31 through February 6.
Please consider this prayer to share with your family:
God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother's womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom you have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this sacred trust and constant in safeguarding the dignity of every human life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
St. Thomas More, pray for us.
Peace and Blessings,
Linda Crosthwait, STM Principal