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April 21, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 
 
 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, April 22
ODD Schedule
Spring Olympics

Saturday, April 23
Dinner Theatre - 6:30 PM

Sunday, April 24
Rosemary Maher Saints Walk for Life - 1:00 PM Main Gym
Dinner Theatre - 5:30 PM

Monday, April 25
A Schedule
Class Competition Day Off

Tuesday, April 26
9:15 AM START
Faculty Faith Formation
EVEN Schedule

Wednesday, April 27
9:15 AM START
Faculty Meetings
ODD Schedule
National Letter of Intent Signing - 3:10 PM Main Gym
Foreign Language Honors Society Induction - 3:15 PM Theatre

Thursday, April 28
EVEN Schedule

Friday, April 29
2:25 PM DISMISSAL
ODD Schedule
Senior Bike-to-School Day & Breakfast
 
FAITH & SERVICE
Rosemary Maher Saints Walk for Life 2022
This Sunday April 24 1:00 - 4:00 PM Rain or Shine!!
    If rain, alternate plan will take place
Still time to Sign Up or Sponsor at www.stasaints.net/walkforlife 
$20/ walker (shirts are limited, first come first serve) 
1:00 PM - Rally at Saint Thomas Aquinas Gym: Introduction, Why we walk, Prayer and Picture
    Come a little early to check in Students
1:30 PM - Walk begins-North to College, East on College, North on Roe , East on 109th St
2:30 - 3:30 or 4:00 PM or so Hotdog Picnic at Advice & Aid Pregnancy Clinic 
3:00 PM - Buses available to return students (no pets or bikes) to Aquinas. Parents are welcome to pick up their students at Advice & Aid (109th St and Granada, Overland Park)
Thanks for your Support of this most important issue of our day. 

 

Any questions contact Barb Loughman at [email protected]
ROSEMARY MAHER SAINTS WALK FOR LIFE
 
 
ADMINISTRATION
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.
ANCHOR DATES
Senior Spotlight
Checkout our Senior Spotlights on our Instagram & Facebook Stories! Seniors, Anna Schmeer, Sarah Gay, Charlotte O'Keefe, Sabina Woolway, and Catherine Drone have chosen as their final project for Business Communications to highlight the senior class on the school's Social Media. Stories will run as long as we have Seniors to spotlight! 
If you have not sent in your information, please check your email for more details.
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
 
ACADEMICS
SENIOR PARENTS

Thanks to those of you that have already signed up and donated to Project Graduation! We are off to a great start.
Parents can volunteer to help by clicking below.
Students, this is just a reminder to please sign up for your bus for Project Graduation below and turn in the permission form, registration and payment to Mrs. Bellau before Apr 22, 2022. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Bellau at [email protected] or call 913-319-2408.
STUDENT SIGNUP FOR PROJECT GRADUATION
PROJECT GRADUATION PARENT VOLUNTEERS

 

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Treasurer’s Note

College Scholarship Essays can be overwhelming… let us help you!

Sign Up for our Virtual Event Here

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Scholarships play a huge role in helping college-bound students pay for their education with some scholarships require an essay.

A great essay can prove to be the main factor in winning a scholarship. In this panel discussion moderated by Sallie Mae, you’ll learn tips, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid when crafting your essay.

Join this free conversation with our panelists:

Marcie Frederickson, Counseling Department Chair – Washburn Rural High School, Topeka

Jim Hohenbary, Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Associate Director, Honors Program – Kansas State University

Ashley Motley, Director of Strategic Communications – Kansas State Treasurer’s Office

And our moderator, Robb Cummings, Director, Relationship Management, Sallie Mae

SPACE IS LIMITED! Sign up today using the button below!

Be sure to share this event with the students in your life!

Sign Up for our Virtual Event Here
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

SPRING BAND CONCERT
The STA Concert Band and STA Jazz Express will have their annual Spring Concert next Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 PM in the Saint Thomas Aquinas Theatre. The concert begins with the STA Jazz Express, followed by awards and recognition, solo and small ensemble performances, and ending with the STA Concert Band. Admission is free.  

FATHER DAUGHTER AND MOTHER SON DANCES
April 30 and May 1
$10 per person (plus a 3% credit card fee)
Click on the images below to purchase tickets

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
MOTHER SON DANCE


April showers bring May flowers and what better way to enjoy the weather than joining us for our Saints Golf Classic, May 23rd at Falcon Ridge! The Golf Classic is in memory of Coach Mirocke and all funds go to our Guardian Angel Fund. Make it a day to remember with a group of four friends! 

Organize your foursomes for the Saints Golf Classic. For more details go to www.stasaints.net/saintsgolfclassic

To register, donate a prize or support the Guardian Angel Fund, use this link or the QR code. 

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE SAINTS GOLF CLASSIC

We are pleased and thrilled to congratulate Sally & Bart Vance. They will join Patty & Joe Novacek as Extravaganza General Chairs for the 2022 Extravaganza which will be held on Saturday, November 11 in the Saint's Commons & Gym

The Extravaganza gift gathering committee and Class Representatives have begun preparing for the class gift gathering parties. These class parties are always fun and a great way to reconnect with the parent community after the summer, all while gathering gifts for the school’s largest fundraiser. 
EXTRAVAGANZA HOME PAGE
 

MAY 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, May 4, 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
Dinner Theater
Saturday, April 23 2022 
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School’s Dinner Theater is back!  It will be held on Saturday 4/23/22 at 6:30pm and Sunday 4/24/22 at 5:30pm.  To buy your tickets, please use this link:

Questions: Please email Mrs. Catherine Boone at [email protected]
DINNER THEATER TICKETS
National Letter of Intent
Parents, please encourage your Senior student who would like to participate in a mock signing ceremony on Wednesday April 27, 2022, 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. This will be our last school Signing Ceremony for this school year (2021-22).

The Traveling Saints
Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Varsity Track students are running in the Distance Night in Palatine. They travel to Palatine, Illinois April 22-24, 2022. 


Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
Thursday, April 21, 2022
3:30 PM STA Baseball C Team Double-Header vs Rockhurst High School – STA Baseball Field
No admission fee.

6:00 PM STA Girls Lacrosse C Team vs Bishop Miege High School – STA Stadium
7:00 PM STA Girls JV Lacrosse Team vs St. Teresa’s Academy – STA Stadium
8:15 PM STA Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team vs St. Teresa’s Academy – STA Stadium

Friday, April 22, 2022
3:30 PM STA Baseball D Team vs. St. Michael the Archangel -  STA Baseball Field
No admission fee.
3:30 PM STA Varsity Softball Double-Header vs Olathe South High School – STA Softball Field
Ticket prices for Varsity games are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

4:30 PM STA JV Girls Soccer vs. Blue Valley North High School – STA Stadium
6:30 PM STA Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Blue Valley North – STA Stadium
Ticket prices for JV/Varsity games are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

5:30 PM STA Varsity Boys Volleyball Match – STA Main Gym

Saturday, April 23, 2022
2:30 PM STA JV/Varsity Rugby vs Liberty North – STA Stadium

Monday, April 25, 2022
STA Boys Lacrosse JV/Varsity vs Lee’s Summit West – STA Stadium

3:30 PM STA JV Baseball vs Basehor-Linwood High School – STA Baseball Field
No admission fee.

3:30 PM STA JV Softball Double-Header vs Basehor-Linwood High School – STA Softball Field

5:30 PM STA JV Boys Volleyball Match – STA Main Gym

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
4:30 PM STA JV Girls Soccer vs. Blue Valley Southwest High School – STA Stadium
6:30 PM STA Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Blue Valley Southwest – STA Stadium
Ticket prices for JV/Varsity games are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
3:30 PM STA Baseball C Team vs Blue Valley High School – STA Baseball Field
No admission fee.

 
 
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]