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September 30, 2021 Parent Newsletter

September 30, 2021

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UPCOMING DATES

Fri, Oct 1

ODD Schedule

Teens for Life Movie Horton Hears a Who 6:30 PM


Mon, Oct 4

NO SCHOOL

Parent Teacher Conferences

Commons and Main Gym

12:00-3:00 PM or 5:00-8:00 PM

Bring your student’s schedule with you to the conferences


Tue, Oct 5

9:15 AM START

Faculty Faith Formation

EVEN Schedule


Wed, Oct 6

9:15 AM START

Faculty Meetings

ODD Schedule

Freshman StuCo Speeches During STA Period


Thu, Oct 7

EVEN Schedule


Fri, Oct 8

ODD Schedule

A LETTER FROM OUR CHAPLAIN FR. ASHMORE

What is the point of High School? Or perhaps an even better question is: “What is the purpose of an education?” In our days in which young adults must get degrees, master skills, and enter the workforce to support family life, it can be tempting to say that education is merely about becoming successful and making money. Education certainly helps with this; in fact, a solid education, like the one our students receive from our talented and devoted teachers, will position them uniquely for such success....

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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


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


Teens for Life - October is Respect Life Month       

October 1 (Fri) - Movie Night

We will host Movie Night, 7 pm  (Doors open 6:30, byo chair) Free for members and $5 for non-members, all STA students are welcome. We will show the movie Horton Hears a Who  It has many Pro-Life themes. We will enjoy the movie, treats, and discuss those themes briefly.  A fun Friday night since the football team is out of town.

October 2 (Sat) - First Saturday

8:15 am Mass at Nativity, 9am prayer at Planned Parenthood (109th St, just east  Roe Blvd), and then breakfast.

October 3 (Sun) - Life Chain 1:30-2:30 PM

Saint Thomas Aquinas has a spot on 95th St just east of Nieman Rd. We will pray with the rest of the Nation for an end to abortion. Other organizations and Churches all join together on this day at this hour to pray. Please join us, we have signs and treats.

October 24 (Sun) 40-days for Life

We will be praying all day in front of an abortion Clinic that does late term abortions. This prayer campaign is nationwide also. We will have a sign up in the future, to choose one hour time slots so we need a lot of participation: team, families, individuals. Come and support the Right to Life!!

COUNSELING

From the Counseling Office

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TikTok Challenge for Parents

I’m guessing by now you have heard about the awful TikTok Challenge that came out recently involving all schools nationwide. It went viral and I’ve heard of many cases of vandalism in restrooms at schools across our country and even in our local school districts…

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ACADEMICS

COVID Update

It is our hope that this update finds you and your family in good health and doing well. We ask for your continued prayers as we move through the school year.


I would like to update you on where we stand now in terms of COVID activity within our school, how those numbers compare locally, and the state of our current isolation/quarantine policies...

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Picture Retake Day Monday October 11 

Picture retakes will take place on Monday, October 11 at 7:15 AM in the Commons. Unwanted picture packages should be returned at this time. Senior Sitting tickets are available with Mrs. Bellau in the main office. If you have a Senior that still needs a Senior Portrait sitting for the yearbook composite please have your Senior student stop by the office and get a portrait ticket from Mrs. Bellau.


Senior Portrait Sitting Dress Requirements

Gentlemen - you should wear a sport coat, dress shirt, and tie. Hairstyle should be appropriate to the school dress code. You should be clean-shaven and free of any earrings.


Ladies - you are asked to wear a blouse or dress with an appropriate and flattering neckline.

STUDENT LIFE

The Traveling Saints!

Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:

Boys Varsity Soccer travels to Burlington, Iowa September 30-October 2 for a tournament:

9/30/21 at 5:30 PM: STA vs. Naperville North 

10/1/21 at 11:00 AM:  STA vs. Barrington

10/2/21 at 12:00/1:45 PM:  STA vs TBA


Varsity Football travels to St. Louis, Missouri on October 1:

6:00 PM – STA vs Christian Brothers


Varsity Cross Country travels to Fayetteville, Arkansas October 1-2 for the Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival

10/2/21 at 9:00 AM – Girls Varsity Cross Country race

10/2/21 at 9:45 AM – Boys Varsity Cross Country race


EKL Tournaments!

Good Luck to our Girls Varsity Tennis Team and Girls Varsity Golf Team as they compete in the Eastern Kansas League (EKL) Tournaments:

October 2, 2021 – Girls Varsity Tennis EKL Tournament at CBAC Tennis

October 5, 2021 – Girls Varsity Golf EKL Tournament at Swope Park Golf Course

PARENT SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall Choral Concert

On October 10th, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Choral Department will be having it’s Fall Choral Concert at 2:00 in the STA commons. You will hear the Concert Choir perform some great pieces. The Chamber Choir will perform music that they will be auditioning for District and State choir. And the show choirs will be performing some of their songs for their competition shows. All are welcome, and there is no admission fee.

 
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Saints Annual Appeal

We want to thank you for your support of the SAA. Again the ultimate purpose of the appeal is to fill the gap in the operating budget to be able to provide a strong student experience. We are fortunate to have 88% of our students participate in some activity, club, and/or athletic program. Currently, 16% of our families have participated in the Saints Annual Appeal this year. We would like to see a higher percentage participate. Please consider giving a $50 - $150 gift. It does not need to be a large amount. Thank you!

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Extravaganza is Saturday, November 13th beginning at 5:30 PM in the Commons

Watch your email this weekend for your personal invitation and registration link to Extravaganza. 

Congratulations to Beth & Chris Eddy, winners of the $1,000 tuition voucher.

Senior Envoy invitations will be sent to Senior parents in mid-October.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Yearbook Ads


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