It is hard to believe that we are already in January of this school year! At this time each year, we turn our attention to reenrolling our current students for the next school year. Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will be completed via your FACTS Family Portal. You will receive a reenrollment email from the Business Office once it is open to families. Reenrollment will begin on Saturday, January 14, 2023 and end Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
Please invite prospective new families to our annual Open House on Tuesday, January 17! We will have continuous tours from 4 to 6 p.m. Administrators, several of our teachers and staff members, and student guides will be on hand to conduct tours of our campus. Prospective new families should RSVP at stmbr.org/openhouse.
Help us spread the word! Applications are OPEN for new students for the 2023-2024 school year. Let your friends and family know we are accepting applications for new students going into PK3 through 8th grade at stmbr.org/apply.
Applications are for new students only. Reenrollment for current students will begin on January 14.
Yearbooks are memories from cover to cover! It's time to purchase your child's St. Thomas More 2022-2023 Utopia Yearbook. Options include recognition ads, personalization and accessories. Click here to order!
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2023 is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service." For our 2023 Catholic Schools Week Service Project at STM, we are collecting donations of laundry room supplies for the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Charities. Please send gift cards, cleansers, laundry detergent, laundry baskets, flashlights, all size batteries and light bulbs to the STM School Office by Wednesday, January 25. Thank you for your generosity!
Q2 report cards will be posted in FACTS on Monday, January 9. You will receive an email when they have been posted with steps on how to access your child's grades.
AR Store is Tuesday, January 10. Students in grades 3 through 6 who reached their Accelerated Reader point goal for the second quarter may wear alternate dress and shop in the AR store. For alternate dress guidelines, click here to see page 27 in the Parent-Student Handbook.
We are more than 75 percent to our goal of $75,000! With your financial gift to the St. Thomas More Annual Fund, we can get to 100 percent and improve safety for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus by modernizing our camera security system.
To give online, you may go to stmbr.org/annualfund or Venmo @STMBRschool. To pay by check, please drop by the school office or mail to: St. Thomas More Catholic School Annual Fund, 11400 Sherbrook Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Please call the school office at 225-275-2820 if you need assistance.
Your contribution is an investment in our students that will have a lasting impact. Thank you for your support!
In past years, St. Thomas More has held a talent show in the spring semester. We want to ensure that we have enough participant interest to do the show in 2023. Please fill out this form if you have a child in grades 3-8 who is interested in trying out.
DISEASE OF THE WEEK: COVID. We have seen a recent rise in the number of cases of COVID. Symptoms are similar to other upper respiratory viruses and include: fever, chills, body aches, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. Please follow your doctor’s recommendations for returning to school and wearing a mask. Please keep students home until contagious symptoms have subsided for 24 hours. Siblings that do not have symptoms/test negative do not have to be quarantined.
ATTENTION PRESCHOOL PARENTS: If your child goes to the doctor to get immunizations, please send a copy of the updated immunization record to school. You will be notified if your child’s immunization record will be expiring soon or has recently expired. We are required to keep up to date immunization records on file at the school.
ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS: State law requires that students entering 6th grade receive booster shots after turning 11. These vaccines include: Tdap and Meningococcal. Please make an appointment with your health care provider after your child’s 11th birthday. Shot records can be faxed, emailed, or sent in an envelope to school. Our fax number is (225) 275-0376; Nurse Rochelle's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Shot records for entering 6th graders are due by AUGUST 1, 2023. If your child will not be 11 years old before starting 6th grade, they are allowed a grace period to get the vaccines after their birthday.
For the STM Athletics full calendar of events, go to stmbr.org/school/athletics.
TRACK AND FIELD
VOLLEYBALL - Registration is open through January 27.