Important Reminders!

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What's Happening This Week at STM?

Good morning STM families! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I want to be sure to remind you about some important events happening this week and to send a final request for student directory permissions.

Kassie Stewart

PTO President

STM/Champp's Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 1:30pm

1201 South Joyce Street

Arlington, VA

Don't forget that we have an early release on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Champp's Americana Restaurant in Pentagon Row is starting the fundraiser for the STM Community at 1:30 p.m. (until close) and donating 15% of the proceeds to our school! These restaurant events are always so much fun and a great way to spend time with other families outside of school. Look forward to seeing you there!!


Boeing/STM CubeSat Launch Party

Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 4:30pm

The Boeing Company, 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22202


The celebration will include presentations by Boeing's aerospace engineers, hands-on design challenges, and a live viewing of the launch on large screens. A light dinner and beverages will be served. Boeing has offered to provide pick-up/drop-off transportation from STM School, but advance registration is required. Buses will depart STM School at 4:00 p.m. Should you choose to drive, visitor parking is available in Boeing's underground garage, 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 (use the ramp to the visitor entrance off of 6th Street South across from the soccer fields).

The launch is scheduled for 6:03 p.m., but could occur as late as 6:51 p.m. depending on atmospheric and equipment conditions. Buses will depart from Boeing approximately 15 minutes after the time of the launch, with an anticipated return to STM between 6:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.

This is not an STM field trip but rather it is an evening event for families to attend together! All students and non-STM siblings must have their parent/guardian stay with them for the evening.

Today is the deadline to RSVP. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to In your email, please include the number of people in your party, the number of people that will require transportation, and the ages of children attending.

We look forward to seeing many STM families at this special event!

STM Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 9am-12pm

105 North Thomas Street

Arlington, VA

Please join us for the annual STM Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5th from 9am to 12noon in the STM cafeteria and Lee Hall. This year's breakfast with Santa includes fluffy buttermilk pancakes and sausage, a wide assortment of crafts and activities, the Little Elves Holiday Shop where kids can shop for the perfect present for Mom and Dad, holiday raffle baskets, and, of course, pictures with Santa himself.


Reserve your spot today! Click on this link to download and print the reservation form. for photo time slots with Santa are taken on a first come, first serve basis.


Want to help? Click on the sign-up genius link below to see how you can help make this year's Breakfast with Santa a success!


We're looking for raffle baskets, raffle items, and gift cards. Remember, every $15 spent counts as 1 volunteer hour. E-mail us at to coordinate your donation.



I understand that several families believe they submitted their permission at the time the Emergency Care Form was turned in at the beginning of the year - so did I. However, there must've been a glitch, because our submissions were not recorded. As a result, I have had to recreate the wheel and reach out personally, via the PTO newsletter and through direct emails to ask for your assistance in getting this done. PLEASE take a moment to fill out the form, or email me directly saying yes or no

**This form started out with zero names and people have been adding to it, so if you don't see your name it's because you haven't filled it out. This is not a master list provided by the school.

You can click on this link (scroll to the bottom of the list - please do not alphabetize it!!!) and fill in the information requested (Last Name, First Name, Add to Directory, Do Not add to Directory). This should take you about 10 seconds, so PLEASE do it as soon as you read this. If you haven't said no by Friday, I will count you as a YES!!

Directory information will be listed as shown here:

Stewart 703-465-1470

10 N. Greenbrier Street

Arlington, VA 22203

Eric Stewart

Kassie Stewart

Adam 5-#

Kate 5-#

To view the directory from last year, click here:

Thank you. With any luck, we will have an online directory before 2016.