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September 23, 2021 Parent Newsletter

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September 23, 2021

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UPCOMING DATES

Fri, Sep 24

ODD Schedule

Homecoming Tailgate 5:00-6:30 PM

Homecoming All-School Mass 10:00 AM

Spirit Shop Open 5:00-8:00 PM


Sat, Sep 25

Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 PM

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets


Mon, Sep 27

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Freshman StuCo election Process Begins


Tue, Sep 28

9:15 AM START

Faculty Faith Formation

EVEN Schedule


Wed, Sep 29

9:15 AM START

Faculty Meetings

ODD Schedule


Thu, Sep 30

EVEN Schedule

Senior Yearbook Ad deadline


Fri, Oct 1

ODD Schedule

A LETTER FROM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KARA DiCARLO

Greetings Saint Thomas Aquinas Community,

We are in the midst of celebrating Homecoming this week and the excitement of the students and the organized chaos can be felt all throughout the school. This Friday will be a perfect example of this exciting organized chaos as we welcome 100 middle school students to be a “Saint for a Day,” celebrate all-school Mass, end our school day with our traditional Homecoming Pep Rally, host a Homecoming Tailgate, and finish the day with all the pomp and circumstance of crowning the Homecoming King and Queen at the football game...

CLICK HERE to read more...

FAITH & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Grandparents Day Mass

Grandparents Day Mass is Friday, October 15 @ 9:45 AM. Signup to have a personal invitation sent to your Grandparent.


Grandparent Day Invitation Form

 
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Campus Cleanup Signup
ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

Please help make our STA Campus shine! We are cleaning it up on October 9 starting at 8:00 AM. There are service hours available for all students who volunteer to help. We are hoping for some adult volunteers to lead student groups. See the sign up genius for all the opportunities to assist. Thank you!!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4ba5ac2ca64-stacampus

COUNSELING

From the Counseling Office

Thanks to our wonderful bakers and buyers who provided our COPEcakes last Friday. Students and staff had a hard time choosing which one to select, but each and every one of them was enjoyed. Earlier in the day, students were asked to make a resource card to keep in their planner using the acronym COPE. They listed resources based upon community; outlook/optimism; personal time; energy/environment/exercise…

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ACADEMICS

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 4, 2021

You Are Invited!

Join us for fall Parent/Teacher conferences on Monday, October 4, 2021. You met your child’s teachers at Back-2-School night, now spend a little more time talking with them individually to find out how your student is progressing in class. We are excited to have the opportunity to engage with you in the education of your child!

CLICK HERE to read more…


College Board Program Scholars

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Congratulations on our National Merit Semifinalists, National Merit Commended, College Board Recognition Program, and Advanced Placement Program Scholars students.

CLICK HERE to read more…


Graduation Announcements

The time for seniors to order graduation announcements is rapidly approaching. Balfour is providing Saint Thomas Aquinas High School with a custom graduation announcement for the class of 2022.  The official graduation announcement is specifically designed with the official Saint Thomas Aquinas crest, school building etching, and will be personalized with the student’s name, as well as the time, date, and place of the ceremony...

CLICK HERE to read more…


Final ACT reminder.

Oct 23 ACT. Late registration is still available with additional fee until Oct 1.

Dec 11 ACT. Deadline Nov 5. 


Freshman students will have a scheduled meeting with Deb Castinado, Academic Counselor prior to next year course registration in February.

Sophomores and Juniors are welcome anytime! Stop in or make an appt. 

STUDENT LIFE

Athletic Events are Open to all

Athletic Events are Open to all. Our only COVID specific requirement is for indoor events.  All Spectators, Coaches and Non-Players must wear masks during games held in our gymnasiums. Masks are required for all AWAY Volleyball games too.


Student Ids are in!

Please ask your son/daughter if they have received their Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Student ID. If not, please ask them to stop by the Student Life Office located in Senior Hallway. Student IDs will get them in free to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Home sporting events!  For Varsity AWAY games, they need to bring their Student ID with them in order to get the $5 student ticket price.    


Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

STA Volleyball Tri (STA/Hayden/Leavenworth) Junior Varsity and Varsity

Main Gym

5:00 PM

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student


Friday, September 24, 2021

Join us before the Football Game for the Homecoming Tailgate!

Homecoming STA Varsity Football vs. Blue Valley High School

Stadium

7:00 PM

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student

Please note that HALO will also be streaming the game! The link to access HALO is:

https://youtube.com/STAHalo


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Homecoming Dance in the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Commons

Semi-Formal

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School students only

8:00-11:00 PM

Students need to arrive by 9:00pm and should enter via the South Commons door only. Students need to stay until at least 10:30 PM.

Refreshments: Water and Lemonade


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

STA Volleyball Tri (STA/Bishop Miege/Blue Valley West) Junior Varsity and Varsity

Main Gym

5:00 PM

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student

STA Boys Soccer vs. Blue Valley Southwest

5:15 PM JV – Stadium

7:00 PM Varsity – Stadium

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student


Friday, October 1, 2021

STA Varsity Football Team vs. Christian Brothers (St. Louis) game time change. Game will start at 6:00 PM.


Masks are required on buses and school vehicles

If your son/daughter is riding on a school bus, a charter bus or a school van/suburban to a sporting event or a school field trip, please make sure that they bring a mask to wear.


Update on the Saint Thomas Aquinas app

We are waiting on the Apple Developer to get our school registered so we can broadcast our app to our families. Once we have the OK, then we will send out.

PARENT SPECIAL EVENTS

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Saints Annual Appeal is at $164,000/65%

88% of our student body participates in some type of activity/club or team that is subsidized by Saints Annual Appeal and Extravaganza proceeds

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Tomorrow is the last day to be eligible for the $1,000 tuition voucher. Bring your item or check to the main office and listen for your name at the halftime of the Saints vs. Tigers Varsity Football Game


Homecoming Tailgate 

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CLICK HERE to register

The committee is in need of 6 more volunteers from 5:45 - 6:45 PM to assist with checkin and the food line. Please call 913.319.2475 if you can help out.

5:00 - 6:15 PM

Johnny's BBQ Dinner served in Commons

6:15 PM

Pep Rally in the Gym

6:30 PM

Saints go Marching into the Stadium

Halftime

Announcement of Class Winners for Hallway, Skit & Video

Presentation of the Homecoming Court

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Yearbook Ads


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