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October 28, 2021 Parent Newsletter

 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, October 29
EVEN Schedule
Canned Food Drive Assembly


Monday, November 1
ODD Schedule
All Saints Day All School Mass - 10:00 AM


Tuesday, November 2
EVEN Schedule
Canned Food Drive Begins Thru Nov 8
Kairos Begins


Wednesday, November 3
9:15 AM START
Faculty Faith Formation
ODD Schedule


Thursday, November 4
9:15 AM START
Faculty Meetings
EVEN Schedule
Grease Musical 7:00 PM


Friday, November 5
ODD Schedule
December ACT Deadline
Grease Musical 7:00 PM


Saturday, November 6
Grease Musical 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 7
Grease Musical 2:00 & 7:00 PM

 

A LETTER FROM STUDENT LIFE DIRECTOR KEN FOX


Dear Parents and Students,

For the past month and a half someone has been placing loaves of bread on my car. Yes, you read that first line correctly. Simply put, it’s mind boggling. Why me? Why bread? Is this some weird “new guy at Saint Thomas Aquinas” initiation? Should I be worried? I still don’t fully understand what is happening, but what I do know is that every time I walk to my car after a late night on campus, and I see a loaf of bread, I smile...

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FAITH & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you from Purses to Persevere KC
Last week we collected 342 purses and wallets and over $2,300 for the organization Purses to Persevere KC! Thanks to the generosity and benevolence of our STA Saints community, we are now able to support over 300 women in and outside of the Kansas City area. There are student volunteer opportunities available with Purses to Persevere KC. Please reach out to Issy Earp at [email protected]. Again, an enormous thank you to our Saints community for participating in and contributing to the drive!
Sincerely, 
Issy Earp
Class of 2022



The Annual Canned Food Drive at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is only successful because of the work and generosity of our students, parents, local businesses and the community at large. 100% of the food and money goes directly to Catholic Charities of NE Kansas. Our students "own this" tradition and faithfully pass on the responsibility year after year.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE
 

ACADEMICS

Open House
We had a wonderfully successful Open House on Monday night. Our faculty, staff, coaches, and students provided great insight and information on what it is like to be a Saint at Saint Thomas Aquinas. The event was a positive experience for many and we look forward to welcoming the Class of ‘26!

OPEN HOUSE PICS
 

ADMINISTRATION

Last Picture Day is Thursday, November 11
The last opportunity to take school pictures and senior composite pictures will be Thursday, November 11 from 10-12. 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.


Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcement Orders from Balfour are due by October 29, 2021. Extra ordering packets are available in the main office at school. Payment in full or a $60 deposit is required when placing your order. You may also turn in order forms and deposits prior to October 29 to Mrs. Bellau in the Attendance Office.

Spirit Shop Donations
The Spirit Shop is accepting donations of spirit wear. If you have any items that you would like to share, please deposit them in the bin outside the shop. Please and thank you!

 

STUDENT LIFE


Grease Musical

You will not want to miss Grease! This year’s Saint Thomas Aquinas High School family-friendly musical is electrifying, exhilarating, and humorous! Please use this link to purchase tickets to Grease! It will be performed by our students at the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Theater November 4-7.  Tickets are on sale now!

BUY TICKETS NOW

MOMENTS OF THE MONTH

October 2021 Moments of the Month
National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony
Parents, please encourage your Senior student who would like to participate in a mock signing ceremony on Wednesday November 10, 2021, to please stop by the Student Life Office to get on our list of participants. The ceremony is for Senior student athletes who have committed to play a sport at the collegiate level. The ceremony will be held right after school in the Theater.

Sports Physicals 
If your son/daughter is interested in trying out/participating in an STA Winter Sport, we must have a complete Physical file before November 15, 2021. If you already turned in a sports physical for Fall, it is good for the entire school year.  
If you need to complete the forms and physical process, please use the link below to download the forms. Once the forms are completed, please turn them in to the Student Life Office (formerly known as the Athletic Office) located in Senior Hallway. Or you may also email them to Brigid Triggs at [email protected].
Click here to access Physical forms required


The Traveling Saints!
Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:
The Varsity Boys Soccer team heads to the Kansas 5-A Regional Final competition in Topeka, Kansas October 28, 2021.
The Varsity Volleyball team heads to the Kansas 5-A State Volleyball Tournament in Salina, Kansas October 28-30, 2021.
The Boys and Girls Cross Country Varsity Teams will travel to the Kansas 5-A State Cross Country Meet in Augusta, Kansas October 29-30, 2021.



Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
Friday, October 29, 2021
7:00 PM – Varsity Football at the STA Stadium vs. Washington High School
Ticket prices are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

 
 

UPCOMING PARENT EVENTS

Live Auction Preview and Registration opens for Signup Parties

Extravaganza 2021 is coming to the Commons and Gym on Saturday, November 13.
Visit the mobile bidding site to preview the Live & Super Silent Auctions and Register for the Signup Parties.
http://bidpal.net/saintsinemeraldcity

Click for a full description of the Live Auction Items and the Super Silent Auction Items

Senior parents: If you are attending Extravaganza as a seated guest or volunteer, remind your senior to signup to be a Senior Envoy. The seniors love this opportunity to see how the guests raise money for their school. The deadline is Monday, November 1 to signup
We are in need of 20 more Senior Envoys. 
Extravaganza Senior Envoy Signup Form - Class of 2022

Production is in need of a few good men to assist with pipe & drape on Wednesday evening:
Alumni & Parent Volunteer Signup Form for Extravaganza 2021

Assisting with the setup on Thursday, November 11 from 1:00-4:00 PM is a fun way to meet new people and help the decorating and rental committees prepare for our Extravaganza guests.
Alumni & Parent Volunteer Signup Form for Extravaganza 2021
6th Hour Student Gifts