AUGUST 9: First day of school for grades 1-8 - There is NO MORNING CARPOOL on this day. Parents may park and walk with children to the classroom and take a first-day-of-school photo. We will have afternoon carpool.
AUGUST 9 and 10: Kindergarten and Preschool Meet-and-Greet - Our youngest students have a chance for one-on-one time with their teachers during the time and day parents selected in SignUpGenius. Children will wear their STM uniform and have the opportunity to take a first-day-of-school photo in their classroom. There will be NO PRESCHOOL CARPOOL on these days. If you have a child in Preschool, siblings will go to the afternoon carpool location for the the youngest student on campus on these days.
AUGUST 11: First day for Preschool students whose last names begin with A-L and for all Kindergarten students - All students will use morning and afternoon carpool, unless they will go to Extended Care.
AUGUST 12: First day of Preschool students whose last names begin with M-Z - All students will use morning and afternoon carpool, unless they will go to Extended Care.
AUGUST 15: Full day of school for all students
To set up your child's meal account, go to www.myschoolbucks.com. Please be sure to select Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program for your child's district. If you have any questions or need additional information about the school meal program, contact STM Cafe Manager Kimberly Bell at 225-275-4347 from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or email email@example.com.
My School Bucks
If your child is returning to STM and has an existing My School Bucks account, you may add funds to your child's account at www.myschoolbucks.com. Checks and cash also are accepted as payment.
Hot Breakfast is Returning
This year, we will offer hot breakfast before school each morning. Please click here to view the August breakfast menu. If your child attends Extended Care in the morning, breakfast is served between 7 and 7:15 a.m. If your child does not attend Extended Care in the morning, breakfast is served from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. Preschool and Kindergarten breakfast is in the Preschool building. Breakfast for grades 1 through 8 is in the cafeteria.
Please click here to view the August lunch menu.
Please click here to view the August breakfast menu.
2022-2023 Meal Pricing
Please click here to view meal prices.
Every student must fill out a meal application yearly. After September 20, 2022, if you have not completed a meal application, your child's lunch status reverts back to his or her lunch status from the 2019-2020 school year. When completing the online meal app, please make sure to select Diocese of Baton Rouge Child Nutrition Program. Visit www.myschoolapps.com
Extra Sale Items
Starting September 1, 2022, the cafeteria will return to selling extra items. Extra sale items are available to students in grades 3-8. Students in grades K-2 may only purchase water, juice or milk.
Daily Lunch Choices
Choices will start September 1, 2022. Choices are offered to students in grades 3-8. Choice options will be listed on the September lunch menu.
If your child has a food allergy, please click here to download the diet prescription form. Have his or her physician complete the allergy form and return to the cafeteria or Nurse Rochelle. Please note that your previous allergy form is only valid until September 1, 2022. All allergy forms must be signed by a licensed physician and renewed each school year. If your child has a milk allergy, an apple juice will substitute milk. If your child has a dairy allergy, he or she will NOT receive, milk, cheese, or pizza.
We will identify all students with a nut allergy. We cannot have nuts in classrooms, however, in the cafeteria, we will allow items with nuts, as we can control the seating by having students with a nut allergy sit with students who are eating lunch served by the cafeteria.
Any account with an outstanding balance of $20 or more will receive an email, courtesy call or a letter sent home every Friday.
Please feel free to contact the cafeteria at 225-275-4347 from 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The STM Fan Shop is open! Now is the time to order your STM gear — T-shirts, polos, caps and more! Click here to visit the STM Fan Shop and place your order. Hurry! No orders will be accepted after August 15. Please note these items are for adults and not for students to wear at school.
This night is intended for parents/guardians only. The evening will begin with a short presentation in the STM Gym, and then you will proceed to your child’s homeroom classroom. Back to School night will take place over two evenings. Parents/guardians will attend by grade level:
Wednesday, August 17 at 5 p.m. - Grades 4-8
Monday, August 22 at 5 p.m. - Grades PK-3
All students are invited to bring their backpacks to Masses at STM Church to start off the school year with a special blessing. Masses are Saturday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Preschool and Kindergarten families: You will receive your child's carpool sign at Meet and Greet.
Returning families in grades 1-8: On the first day of carpool, please use your carpool signs from last year if you still have them. New carpool signs will be distributed on your child's first day of school.
New families or returning families in grades 1-8 without signs: On the first day of school, please write your child's name in large, bold letters on a sheet of paper and display in your windshield. New carpool signs will be distributed on your child's first day of school.
CARPOOL FOR THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL
There is no morning carpool on Tuesday, August 9. You may park and walk with your child to his or her classroom. There will be afternoon carpool for grades 1-8 on this day.
There will be NO MORNING OR AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL CARPOOL on Tuesday, August 9 or Wednesday, August 10, due to Meet and Greet. If you have a child in Preschool, siblings will go to the afternoon carpool location for the youngest sibling on campus on these days.
On Thursday, August 11, Preschool carpool will begin for the year. Any student in grades K through 8 with Preschool siblings should be picked up in the Preschool afternoon carpool.
Morning Carpool: 7:20 to 7:40 a.m.
There is NO MORNING CARPOOL on August 9 for Preschool to 8th grade or on August 10 for Preschool.
Afternoon Carpool: 2:50 to 3:15 p.m.
There is NO AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL CARPOOL on August 9 or 10.
Students who are not picked up in afternoon carpool by 3:15 p.m. will be sent to Extended Care as a drop-in. If a student is not previously registered for Extended Care and is sent by the office (due to the office closing), the parent must register the child at that time and pay a fee. Please contact Mrs. Gretchen Thibodeaux with any questions about Extended Care.
For both morning and afternoon carpool, vehicles will line up on Sylvan Drive heading north (toward Sherbrook) and will turn into the carpool line through the gate between the Preschool building and Kindergarten building. To exit carpool, vehicles leave the drive by turning right onto Sherbrook.
Click here for the Preschool Carpool Map.
GRADES K-3: GYM CARPOOL
For both morning and afternoon carpool, vehicles will line up on Parkwood Drive heading west (toward Sherwood Forest Blvd.) and will curve south onto Dartmoor Drive. At the intersection of Dartmoor and Sherbrook, vehicles will proceed straight across Sherbrook and will immediately turn left into the school parking lot. Vehicles will form a line in front of the library and school office. Students will be called by a member of our team and will be assisted into the vehicles. To exit carpool, vehicles leave the parking lot in front of the gym, turning right onto Sherbrook.
Click here for the K-3 Carpool Map.
GRADES 4-8: CHURCH CARPOOL
Vehicles will approach the school on Goodwood Blvd. heading toward Sherwood Forest. Vehicles should form a line down Goodwood in the bike lane to allow non-carpool traffic to pass. Vehicles will proceed past the athletic field/playground and will turn right into the church parking lot. With the field to your right, drive toward the 5th and 6th grade building to drop off or pick up. To exit carpool, drive through the parking lot toward Goodwood Blvd. with the church on your right. While still in the parking lot, turn right and drive past the church before turning left to exit the parking lot onto Goodwood Blvd. going west.
Click here for the 4-8 Carpool Map.
If you signed up your child to ride an EBR bus and have not yet received a postcard with route information, please email Ashley Umberger at email@example.com.
Thanks to our amazing and loyal STM community, we placed in the Top 5 of this year’s BR Parents Family Favorites! Through Family Favorites, the Baton Rouge community nominates and votes for their favorite schools. Voting for Family Favorites 2022 is open through August 31, 2022. Vote for STM for your favorite Preschool, Private Elementary School, Private Middle School, Afterschool Program, Private Elementary School Principal and Private Middle School Principal! We need your help winning a top spot in this year’s winners circle! Click here to submit your votes! You can vote once a day. Thank you for the support!
For Extended Care times, fees and details, and to register, please go to stmbr.org/extendedcare22.
Students who are not picked up in afternoon carpool will be sent to Extended Care as a drop-in. If a student is not previously registered for Extended Care and is sent by the office (due to the office closing), the parent must register the child at that time and pay a fee. If your child is going home with another child in Extended Care, your child also must be registered.
Please contact Mrs. Gretchen Thibodeaux with any questions about Extended Care.
As responsible stewards of the earth’s resources, we feel strongly that electronic communications should replace paper communications whenever possible. Please note that if you choose to unsubscribe to any electronic message you receive from us, you are unsubscribing to all electronic communications. Please be reminded that we must have one valid, regularly checked email address on file. If your email, phone number or physical address has changed since last time you updated our records, please let us know. Please address communications questions to Kristen Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org
STM generally follows the same procedures as the East Baton Rouge School Board and Diocese of Baton Rouge. School closures due to weather and other circumstances are announced via our text messaging system. To ensure you receive our alerts, text “START” to 22383 from your mobile device. The text alerts from STM will begin with “STTM-LA.” If your phone number has changed since you last updated our records, please contact Kristen Flores email@example.com. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep you informed.
Scouting is an awesome youth program designed to build core concepts such as service, citizenship, faith, and physical fitness through activities that are safe and fun. In order to establish a Scout troop at STM, we need you! Please click here to let us know if your child is interested in Scouting and if you would take on an adult leadership role. Thank you!
Are you not Catholic and interested in learning more about what the Catholic church teaches and believes? Are you married to a Catholic but don’t quite understand everything that your spouse believes? There is a process for you to participate in – it is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
This process looks at the core teachings of the Catholic Church as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church – what we believe (The Creed), how we celebrate what we believe (Sacraments), how we live our beliefs (Morality) and how we grow our faith (Prayer). Participation in the process does not mean commitment to become Catholic but often leads to that decision. This process can also be for adults who were baptized in the Catholic church as infants or young children but never received any further religious education or sacraments and now wish to complete their initiation journey.
There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 in the Mother Teresa Room. There is also an adapted process for students in 5th grade or above who have not been baptized and have a desire to be baptized and received into the Catholic Church. The youth group would meet on a weekday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A meeting with student and parents is required before acceptance into this process.
Please contact Sarah Neau (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Parish Office for more information on either the adult process or the youth process.
Now through AUGUST 31: Vote for STM for BR Parents Magazine Family Favorites! Go to ff.brparents.com and click on "Schooled" to vote for STM. You can vote once a day through August 31. Categories: Preschool, Private Elementary School, Private Middle School, Afterschool Program, Private Elementary School Principal and Private Middle School Principal
AUGUST 6: Athletic physical day in the STM Gym
AUGUST 6-7: Blessing of the Backpacks - All weekend Masses at STM Church
AUGUST 9: First day of school for grades 1-8
AUGUST 9 and 10: Kindergarten and Preschool Meet-and-Greet
• First full day for Kindergarten
• First day of Preschool for students whose last names begin with A-L
• Mass for grades 1-8
AUGUST 12: First day of Preschool for students whose last names begin with M-Z
• Full day of school for all students
• Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year
AUGUST 17: Back to School Night for grades 4-8 - 5 p.m. in the STM Gym
AUGUST 22: Back to School Night for grades PK-3 - 5 p.m. in the STM Gym
AUGUST 22 - Fall sports registration closes for Cross Country (grades 5-8), Swimming (grades 5-8), and Tennis (grades 5-8)
AUGUST 23: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Informational Meeting - 6:30 p.m. in the Mother Teresa Room at STM Church
AUGUST 27 - STM AUCTION - 7 p.m. in the STM Gym. For information, visit stmbrauction.com, @stmbrauction on Instagram, email email@example.com or call Colleen Bryant at 225-241-5583.
OCTOBER 1: Mother & Son Picnic (K through 8)
MARCH 4: Dad & Daughter Dance (K through 8)