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February 10, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, February 11
ODD Schedule

Monday, February 14
9:15 AM START
Faculty Meetings
EVEN Schedule
StuCo Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM


Tuesday, February 15
9:15 AM START
Faculty Faith Formation
ODD Schedule


Wednesday, February 16
EVEN Schedule

Thursday, February 17
ODD Schedule
Dearly Beloved Winter Play 7:00 PM


Friday, February 18
EVEN Schedule
Dearly Beloved Winter Play 7:00 PM


February 21
NO SCHOOL
Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM

 

A LETTER FROM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KARA DiCARLO


Dear Parents and Students,

The Olympics have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. The stories, the heartbreak and the triumphs are all part of the experience. Sport can be an incredible and life-changing experience for an individual, community, and country. The lessons learned on the court or field that are applied in life are oftentimes the best-learned lessons. Discipline, focus, grit, adaptability, teamwork, working for a common goal are some of the lessons I learned through sport...

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ADMINISTRATION

Graphic designed by Carter File, ‘24 in Mrs. DeNegri’s Business Communications class. Students in the class were assigned to apply information design principles to create a standard graphic using the school’s brand colors and logo. 

Course Selections For 2022-2023 School Year
Students are bringing home packets for the next academic school year. There is a lot of information included in the packet to help families understand the best way to proceed in choosing classes. Please take the time to look over the information and discuss with your son or daughter what courses they are interested in taking next year.

2022-2023 Anchor Dates
    Below are the Anchor Dates for the 2022-2023 school year. While we don’t anticipate having to make any changes to these dates, they are subject to change.
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FAITH & SERVICE
Giving the Basics
This week is the Annual “Giving the Basics” supply drive.

Giving The Basics (https://www.givingthebasics.org/) is a local organization that teams up with schools, non-profits and businesses to bring hygiene products to underserved people in the metropolitan area. 

Often these items are not covered by government assistance programs and so many will go without. Giving the Basics strives to bring health, opportunity and dignity to those in need by supplying these basic hygiene items.

We welcome your support as we attempt to achieve our class goals next week:
Freshman: 500 toothpaste + 125 deodorant
Sophomores: 500 dental Floss + 125 deodorant
Juniors: 500 single use razors + 125 deodorant
Seniors: 500 combs and Brushes + 125 deodorant 

Please consider making a donation to a class or contributing items.

Saints make a difference! FINISH UP STRONG!


Pinkout Basketball T-Shirts

All proceeds will go to Missy's Boutique. The Boutique’s mission is to help cancer patients and survivors throughout the region restore their dignity, build their self confidence and reclaim their self image.
BUY YOUR T-SHIRT TODAY
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Performing Arts Department proudly presents

The Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Performing Arts Department proudly presents “Dearly Beloved” February 17, 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM in the Theater. The play is a southern comedy certainly to be enjoyed by all.
Tickets are only $6
To purchase visit www.seatyourself.biz/stasaints



WPA Dance - Saturday, February 12
We are all feeling the Disco Fever as we get ready for WPA this weekend!!  Here are some last-minute reminders to make sure everyone is ready for a great evening.  

  1. The dance is from 8:00-11:00 PM. Students will need to enter through the South Commons doors only. All students must be at the dance no later than 9:00. We will call the parents of any student not at the dance by 9:00 PM. All students must remain at the dance until at least 10:30 PM. 
  2. Everyone that enters must have purchased a ticket. No paper ticket is necessary. We have a list at the door. 
  3. If tickets have not been purchased yet, you can purchase them online through midnight tonight (Thursday 2/10) for $20 a person. If students don’t get them today, they have one more chance to purchase them on Friday. Students can go to room 203 and purchase them for $25 a person from Mrs. Schoneman between 7:30 and noon. ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!
  4. Unlike many area schools, WPA at Aquinas is not a semi-formal dance. We do want the students to dress in theme but please remember to be modest. Male students should not be wearing shirts that are mostly unbuttoned. Female students should not be showing more than 2 inches of midriff.  
  5. Remember if your student is bringing an outside guest, your student is responsible for that outside guest and needs to make sure that the outside guest is abiding by our dance protocols.
  6. We will have a breathalyzer at the dance, as we do at all dances. Students will be tested as they enter. Cars that are parked in the lot can be checked.
  7. A growing concern is the number of students who attend “after” WPA parties or spend the night with fellow classmates. If you feel the need to have a party, please be very diligent in supervising the party. Students in the basement without a chaperone have caused parents many headaches over the years. Sleepovers are highly discouraged. All students should have a curfew for these special nights and absolutely do not allow boy/girl sleepovers. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your student coming home after the dance. Dinner and the Dance are enough for the evening.
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Parent Social
The Parent Guild would like to invite you to our Parent Social on Friday, February 25 in the Auxiliary Gym. Come cheer on all the basketball teams as they face Blue Valley High School!!  Games are as follows:
 
4:00 Girls J.V.
4:00 Boys J.V.
5:30 Girls Varsity
5:30 Boys C Team
7:00 Girls C Team
7:00 Boys Varsity
 
When the games are complete, join us for socializing, snacks and beverages. We would love to see you there!


March Parent Guild Meeting 
Any Saint Parent is welcome to attend a meeting, as every Saint Parent is a member of Parent Guild. 

Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Learning Commons. There is a rosary at 6:30 held in the Chapel, before the meeting.
 
Each meeting lasts approximately an hour and we discuss past & upcoming Parent Guild Events, along with updates from Administration on the happenings around Saint Thomas Aquinas. 
 
We hope you can join us!!  If you have questions, please reach out to Jen & Greg Payne at [email protected]

 

STUDENT LIFE

Spring Sports!
Information about STA School sponsored Spring Sports may be found:
Click here to access STA Athletic Programs

Information about STA Club Spring Sports may be found:
Click here to access STA Club Sports


Sports Physicals 
If your son/daughter is interested in trying out/participating in an STA Spring Sport, we must have a complete Physical file before February 28, 2022.  If you already turned in a sports physical for Fall and/or Winter, 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 Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Varsity Scholars Bowl team has qualified for State. They travel to Newton, Kansas on Saturday, 2/12/22 to compete in the Kansas 5-A Scholars Bowl Competition to be held at Newton High School.  


Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Thursday, February 10, 2022
6:00 PM – STA Boys Basketball Freshman A Team vs Blue Valley Northwest in the Main Gym
7:30 PM – STA Boys Basketball Freshman B Team vs Blue Valley Northwest in the Main Gym

Saturday, February 12, 2022
11:30 AM – STA JV Boys Basketball vs Van Horn High School in the Main Gym
1:00 PM – STA Varsity Boys Basketball vs Van Horn High School in the Main Gym
Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices for JV/Varsity are: $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12) for games played in the Main gym.  

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:00 PM – STA Boys Basketball Freshman A Team vs St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High in the AUX Gym
6:00 PM – STA Boys Basketball C Team vs St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High in the Main Gym
7:30 PM – STA Boys Basketball Freshman B Team vs St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High in the AUX Gym
7:30 PM – STA Girls Basketball C Team vs St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High in the Main Gym

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO


Join us in congratulating Saint Thomas Aquinas Performing Arts teacher, Kim Spillman on receiving the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award from the Educational Theatre Association Kansas Chapter. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students! We're so proud of you!  

More info on the Kansas Thespians Chapter & Awards visit: https://www.kansasthespians.com/awards-history.html

 
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are a current parent and need to update your contact information, please contact:
Dawn Bellau
913-319-2408

[email protected]