Due to safety protocols, beginning Tuesday, September 6, students in grades 2-8 who go to Extended Care will be picked up at the school office. Please park in the lot in front of the school office and check out your child in the office lobby.
St. Thomas More Catholic School is seeking adults, college students and high school seniors, age 18 and up, for our Extended Care staff. Hours are 2:30-5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Child Protection Certification as mandated by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge is a requirement of employment. To apply: Email STM Extended Care Director, Mrs. Gretchen Thibodeaux, at email@example.com or call 225-275-2820.
Families will once again be asked to complete and submit meal applications to see if their children qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Approval is based on the household’s income. Families that believe their income is under the limit should fill out an application for free or reduced-price meals before October 1, 2022.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY for free or reduced-price meals before October 1, 2022.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
Frequently asked questions about free and reduced-price meals
Extra Sale 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 are offered to students in grades 3-8. Choice options are listed on the September lunch menu.
Registration for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist ends September 11. Please click here to register. The Reconciliation Preparation Parent Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the STM Activity Center. Please note: Preparing for these sacraments requires 1st grade religious education either in a Catholic school or Parish School of Religion.
We are excited to resume vision and hearing screenings this school year! Screening dates are September 19-21 and October 5. We will screen all grades K-8 due to missing our usual screenings during the pandemic. LOTS OF VOLUNTEER HELP IS NEEDED! Current Child Protection Training is required, but previous experience is not necessary. Please click here to sign up. We appreciate your time to come out and provide this valuable service to our children!
Medications: Please be reminded that students should not bring medicine of any kind to campus. If they take medicine with you in the morning, please ensure that they are taking the medication appropriately and that it is not ending up on their person. We ask that you do not send your student to school with any medication. If your child takes daily medication at home, please fill out a medication form that can be found on the school website.
Nurse subs: Are you an RN, PA, or NP? Do you have days off during the week that you would be willing to sub for Nurse Rochelle? In the event of an emergency, there are very few subs she can call. If you are interested in subbing occasionally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she can set up a time for you to come shadow her and answer any questions.
Disease of the week: Influenza or flu continues to be prevalent. Please see the email sent on August 23 for details on when to stay home, how to report absences, and requesting homework.
Do you own a business? STM is developing a section of our website to promote businesses owned by STM families. If you would like your business listed, please click here to send us your information. You must have a child enrolled at STM and own the business to be included on the website.
Parents, you will receive a SignUpGenius link to reserve a time for your in-person conference with your child's teacher. There is no school for students in grades 1-4 on September 23.
Thank you to our STM Home & School Association for hosting two great events in August: Wonderful Wednesday and a TGIF gathering for our faculty and staff.
Home & School is dedicated to assisting the faculty and staff of St. Thomas More Catholic School through volunteerism and major projects including: Mission Day, Grandparents Day, teacher-resource committee and grade level parent coordinators. Click here to let us know how you can help.
FACTS Family Portal is a private and secure parents’ portal that will allow you to view academic information specific to your child, while protecting your child’s information from others. You may view your child’s grades, attendance, homework, conduct and financial, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary.
Please click here for a video that will help you navigate FACTS Family Portal, which is our Student Information System.
Click here for written instructions on accessing Family Portal.
For on-the-go access to your Family Portal:
Navigate to factsmgt.com.
The District ID is STTM-LA
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The District ID is STTM-LA
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September 18 - 4th grade and 6th grade @ St. Aloysius - 12:30 p.m.
September 26 - Monday Night Football! - 5:30 p.m.
This is a community event for STM school and parish to gather for fellowship, food, fun and two football games: 6th grade vs. Our Lady of Mercy and 8th grade vs. the Saints.
Go to stmbr.org/tailgate to register! On Saturday, October 1 from 2-4 p.m., STM is hosting its first annual Mother & Son Tailgate event for boys in grades K-8 and their mom, grandmother, godmother, aunt or other important female role model. We'll have hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, chips, bottled water, Capri Sun and an ice cream truck! Come enjoy an afternoon of tailgate and inflatable games and obstacle course!
We need volunteers to work shifts during the event as well as donations of items to borrow and nut-safe, individually-packaged sweets. Please click here to sign up to help to make this first event for our school a successful annual tradition!
The Junior High students at St. Thomas More recently elected executive officers to lead the 2022-2023 Student Council. Eighth grade students were allowed to run for President and Secretary while seventh grade students ran for Vice President and Treasurer. Candidates created campaign boards and posters, campaigned for their positions, and presented speeches before the Junior High student body on Tuesday, August 23.
Students elected by their Junior High classmates to be the executive officers for this year are Marlei Franklin, president; Emerson Cramer, vice president; Vanessa Tabony, secretary; and Gwendolyn McDermott, treasurer.
Students will also elect homeroom officers who, along with the executive officers, will carry out Student Council activities. Some of the activities planned for the fall include the recycling program for the school, a fall pep rally, Halloween safety talks, and St. Nicholas Day activities. The Student Council looks forward to boosting spirit and providing service to the school throughout the year.
We have a limited number of extra 2021-2022 yearbooks for sale for $50 each. Checks and cash are accepted at the STM School Office.
SEPTEMBER 5: Labor Day - There is no school on this day.
SEPTEMBER 7: Wonderful Wednesday - Students are invited to wear their navy blue STM spirit shirts only with uniform bottoms.
SEPTEMBER 15: Third Thursday - Beginning at 7:20 a.m., students in grades Kindergarten through 4 are welcome to come to the gym when they arrive at school for fellowship and to worship God through songs and scripture. No sign up is required.
SEPTEMBER 18: STM Blood Drive - 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at STM Church
SEPTEMBER 19-21 and OCTOBER 5: Vision and Hearing Screenings (Grades K-8) - LOTS OF VOLUNTEER HELP IS NEEDED! Current Child Protection Training is required, but previous experience is not necessary. Please click here to sign up.
SEPTEMBER 21: First Reconciliation Parent Meeting - Registration for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist ends September 11. Please click here to register. The Reconciliation Preparation Parent Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the STM Activity Center.
SEPTEMBER 23: Parent/Teacher Conferences (Grades 1-4) - Parents, you will receive a SignUpGenius link to reserve a time for your in-person conference with your child's teacher. There is no school for students in grades 1-4 on September 23.
OCTOBER 1: Mother & Son Tailgate (grandmother, godmother, aunt or other important female role model) (Grades K-8) - 2-4 p.m. at STM Field. $35/couple + $10/extra child. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and ice cream. Inflatable obstacle course and games. Bring your own chairs. To register, go to stmbr.org/tailgate. We need volunteers to work shifts during the event as well as donations of items to borrow and nut-safe, individually-packaged sweets. Please click here to sign up to help to make this first event for our school a successful annual tradition!
OCTOBER 30: St. Thomas More Catholic Church Mass of Dedication - Celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Michael Duca at 2:30 p.m. with reception in the STM Gym to follow.