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May 5, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 
 
 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, May 6
ODD Schedule
Senior All-School Mass & Awards 9:15 AM
June ACT Registration Deadline

Monday, May 9
EVEN Schedule

Tuesday, May 10
ODD Schedule
Baccalaureate 7:00 PM - St. Michael the Archangel

Wednesday, May 11
9:15 AM START
Faculty Faith Formation
EVEN Schedule
Graduation Practice 10:00 AM
Graduation 7:00 PM - Saint Thomas Aquinas Main Gym
Project Graduation - After Graduation

Thursday, May 12
9:15 AM START
Faculty Meetings
ODD Schedule

Friday, May 13
EVEN Schedule
 
A LETTER FROM STUDENT LIFE DIRECTOR KEN FOX

Dear Parents and Students,
Tuesday was wild. Boys Lacrosse, Track & Field, and golf were on the road while Girls Lacrosse played at home in the stadium. We also hosted a middle school band/choir concert and the Key Club Banquet inside...
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FAITH & SERVICE
Rosemary Maher Saints Walk for Life
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Saint Thomas Aquinas Community for the most generous support of the Rosemary Maher - Saints Walk for Life.
It was a beautiful day for a witness walk, in our purple “Yes, VALUE Them Both” t-shirts, through Overland Park, KS. We had nearly 300 walkers, many volunteer parents and the Knights of Columbus participate. We traveled down College Blvd, from Aquinas to Advice & Aid, off of Roe Blvd, safely with help from the Knights and then enjoyed a hotdog picnic put on by our parents. Many who did not walk sent in donations in support of our walk and we raised thousands of dollars to send to the many Pregnancy Help Clinics in our community.

Again, thanks to all that participated, helped and donated to this most important cause. God Bless you all!

Thank you to all our many Sponsors and volunteers!! 
ROSEMARY MAHER WALK FOR LIFE PHOTOS
 
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
Donations of gently used uniforms and spirit wear
The Spirit Shop will accept gently used uniforms and spirit wear now through July 1st. Place donated items in the bin located outside the shop or drop off at the nearest office. Thank you!

Parent Guild Used Uniform Sale
Friday, July 22 from 10:00 AM through sellout.
Representatives from Parent Guild will run a sale of gently used uniform and spirit wear in the Commons on July 22 from 10 AM through sellout.

New Uniforms in the Spirit Shop
The Spirit Shop will have extended hours on July 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon for parents to shop for new uniforms. 

The Spirit Shop is available all summer long for appointments. Contact Serena Price. Evening and weekend appointments are available. 
Spirit Shop: 913-319-2434
Email: 
[email protected]
 
UPCOMING EVENTS


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
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Camps and also the Strength, Speed & Agility Program registration is open!  

Please visit our website to check out what is offered this summer!

And if you have grade school aged children, our Grade School Summer Camp registration is also open!

We are excited to offer activity camp favorites in baking, break out boxes (similar to escape room puzzles), candy making, cheer, dance, and show choir. Back from last year is a popular S.T.E.M. camp which provides a week of fun activities designed to teach concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  

As with all of our camps, kids will have fun while learning skills, games, techniques and concepts specific to each sport and activity.  We would like to invite your grade school-aged children and their friends to experience one of those camps first hand. Please visit our website to check out what programs are offered this summer and to register online.
CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CAMPS
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
College Application Workshop
COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
 
STUDENT LIFE
Sports Physicals for 2022-23 School Year
We will be offering physicals on May 18, 2022 in the STA Athletic Training Room from 5:00-7:00 PM, at the cost of $40. Half of the fees collected are returned to the Saint Thomas Aquinas Athletics Program. This is the perfect opportunity to get your child's KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical done and out of the way. If you are interested in participating in this, please download the physical docs prior and complete all that you can. Send the docs with your student on the 18.
PHYSICAL FORMS
Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
Thursday, May 5, 2022
3:30 PM STA Girls Softball Varsity Double-Header vs. Bishop Miege High School – Softball Field
STA Girls Softball Senior Night!
Ticket prices for Varsity games are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

6:00 PM STA Girls Lacrosse C Team – STA Stadium
7:00 PM STA Girls JV Lacrosse vs Shawnee Mission East High School – STA Stadium
8:15 PM STA Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs Shawnee Mission East High School – STA Stadium

Friday, May 6, 2022
4:30 PM STA Girls Soccer C Team vs Bishop Miege High School – Practice Field.
4:30 PM STA JV Girls Soccer vs Bishop Miege High School – STA Stadium
6:30 PM STA Varsity Girls Soccer vs Bishop Miege High School – 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.
 
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]