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April 28, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 
 
 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, April 29
2:25 PM DISMISSAL
ODD Schedule
Senior Bike-to-School Day & Breakfast

Saturday, April 30
Father Daughter Dance - 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 1
Mother Son Dance - 7:00 PM

Monday, May 2
A Schedule
AP Exams this Week

Tuesday, May 3
EVEN Schedule
Senior Exams

Wednesday, May 4
ODD Schedule
Senior Exams
STAscars Theatre Awards - 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 5
EVEN Schedule

Friday, May 6
ODD Schedule
Senior All-School Mass & Awards 9:15 AM
 
A LETTER FROM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KARA DiCARLO

Dear Parents and Students,
As this year winds down, I recently came across this Emerson quote that resonated with me years ago and still does today...
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FAITH & SERVICE
Faith Talk with Fr. A
We're diving deeper into our Catholic faith with our Chaplain, Fr. Nicholas Ashmore in a new series entitled, "Faith Talks with Father 'A'". In this episode seniors Mara Loughman and Emily Eckerberg ask Fr. Ashmore for advice on how to maintain and enhance their Catholic faith life in college. Parents, this episode offers good insights into what your seniors are asking about their next journey as soon-to-be college students & how to keep their faith. 

Episodes are produced by our students and are recorded in our media Green Room.
If you missed the first episode, you can watch it on STAHalo. Click on the button below.

 
 
FAITH TALK WITH FR. A ON STAHALO
 
 
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
Attention Sophomore Parents and Parents of any New Upper-Class Students!!
Recently orders were taken at school for the official St. Thomas Aquinas class ring. This is a reminder that it’s not too late to order your official class ring at school! There will be an additional ring sizing and ordering opportunity at school on:
 
Saturday, April 30 from 9:00-11:00 A.M.
In the Commons
 
It is recommended that you have your ring sized by Balfour. 
Students will receive their rings in the fall after a ring blessing at the all school Mass.
Extra ordering packets are available at school with sophomore theology teachers.
 
Online ordering is available at www.balfour.com
 
Questions?...Please call (913)-549-3076
Senior Parents
This is a reminder that all donations, money, and permission forms are to be turned in by April 29. Please drop anything for Project Graduation off at the main office to Mrs. Bellau.

Lunches - Company Kitchen
My name is Chef Mario, General Manager and Executive Chef with Company Kitchen (Treat America) at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. I wanted to pass on some information on lunch accounts for any student that will be returning, transferring, or graduating from Saint Thomas Aquinas.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

FATHER DAUGHTER AND MOTHER SON DANCES
ONLINE RESERVATIONS WILL BE TURNED OFF FRIDAY AT 12:00 AM.
You can buy tickets at the door.

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
Parent Volunteers
The best way to meet more parents and feel a part of the Saints community is to become involved and volunteer at Parent Guild, Extravaganza, and the Advancement Department events.

A volunteer form for the 2022-23 academic year is open. These are the first names to be contacted when the committee chairs are planning all the fun events for our parent community. It is also a great source for your calendar “Save the Dates”. 
PARENT VOLUNTEER FORMS
 
Writer's Boot Camp
Are you looking to help your incoming freshman student prepare for high school English? If so, look no further! Ms. Claire Smeltzer and Ms. Sophie Ojile will be offering three one-week Writer’s Boot Camp sessions this summer. See the attached flier for information on registration! 
WRITERS BOOT CAMP
 

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
Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
Friday, April 29, 2022
4:30 PM STA Girls Soccer C Team vs St. James Academy – Practice Field.
4:30PM STA JV Girls Soccer vs St. James Academy – STA Stadium
STA Varsity Girls Soccer Senior Night!
6:30 PM STA Varsity Girls Soccer vs St. James Academy Pink Out Game!– STA Stadium
Ticket prices for JV/Varsity games are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  
Girls Soccer C Team Game – no admission fee will be charged.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:00 AM STA Baseball C Team vs St. James Academy – Baseball Field
No admission fee will be charged.

9:00 AM STA JV Girls Lacrosse vs Blue Valley – STA Stadium
10: AM STA Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs Blue Valley – STA Stadium
11:00 AM STA Girls Lacrosse C Team – STA Stadium

1:00 PM STA JV/Varsity Rugby vs Jr. Blues – STA Stadium

Monday, May 2, 2022
5:30 PM JV Boys Volleyball – Main Gym

6:00 PM STA Girls Lacrosse C Team vs Lee’s Summit West – STA Stadium
7:00 PM STA JV Girls Lacrosse vs Lee’s Summit West – STA Stadium
STA Girls Lacrosse Senior Night!
8:15 PM STA Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs Lee’s Summit West – STA Stadium

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
3:30 PM STA Baseball D Team vs Blue Valley West High School – STA Baseball Field
No admission fee will be charged.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
3:30 PM STA JV Baseball vs Blue Valley West High School – STA Baseball Field
No admission fee will be charged.
 
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]