St. Thomas More Cathedral School

PTO Newsletter - Volume 157 - May 27, 2016

Message from the President

Happy Friday!


Congratulations to our incoming At-Large Board Members - Renee Richardson, Jenny McIntyre & Alexis Scudder! They were voted in for a 2-year term the on Monday at Arts Night. Additionally, I was "elected" to serve another two years as President. I do have to say, serving as President has been an excellent experience for me and has offered me the opportunity to make a difference at the one place my kids spend most of their time. If you have the slightest interest in stepping up when I hang up my hat in 2018, get (more) involved NOW! Chair a committee, shadow a current committee chair, join the Development Committee, attend PTO board meetings, run the auction, or become a room parent. All of these volunteer opportunities help lay the ground work for being an active PTO President. I guarantee it.


Have a great holiday weekend!


Kassie Stewart

PTO President

Congrats to STM on the deployment of STMSat-1!!

It's Time to Pre-Order School Supply Kits for 2016-17

Our School Supply Kit web portal is now live online for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Please visit http://www.shopttkits.com/ and use School Account #28057 before June 24, 2016 and your child's kit will be in their classroom before Thrilling Thursday!! All supplies are packaged in a keepsake box to hold of your child's schoolwork at home throughout the year.


**We understand that you can wait until tax-free day, or shop the 99 cent aisle at your favorite discount store, but you will never find school supply shopping as simple as this! Each kit matches the school supply list provided by the school and we've chosen the best quality items for your convenience.

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JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT! Wednesday, June 1st

For BOYS CURRENTLY IN GRADES K-4:


St. Thomas More Cub Scout Pack 194 invites you to:


JOIN SCOUTING NIGHT


Come see what Cub Scouts do and find out how to sign up! Kids will have fun activities

while parents learn about the organization.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

STM Cafeteria


Siblings are welcome.


Please let us know if you're coming.

Contact Ann MacPhail, Pack 194 Committee Chair

(703) 469-1792 STMPack194@yahoo.com


Interested families are also invited to our BBQ & Campfire near the Lubber Run Amphitheater on June 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Volunteer for the Hot Dog Bash!

It's your last chance to earn those much-needed Volunteer Hours! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4baeaa23a1fe3-hotdog
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Ft. Myer Bus Waitlist for 2016/17

If you have any interest in a spot on the waitlist for the 2016/2017 school year STM/Ft. Myer bus at a rate of $150/month (roundtrip service), please let Christine Dickson know by June 1st via email at christineblazina@yahoo.com or by phone at 703/785-4679.

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A Note from the PTO Vice President & Chair of Volunteers, Jen Daulby:

Families -


First of all, I want to extend my gratitude to each and every parent who gave their time to STM this year. No event is possible without the helping hands of our fantastic community!! THANK YOU!!


I wanted to give an update about volunteer hours. An incorrect email went out a few weeks ago from me about families not meeting hours. Most likely, if you have met the hours and put them in the system, you received the email in error and you are not on the "actual" list of folks who have not met hours. If you had not entered your hours and sent me an email, I took you off the list.


However, if you are asking me to go back and check your hours, I am trying, but am doing so for many families and it is not an easy process. The best way is for you to just send me an email when you complete all of your hours. The current system is not synced with my spreadsheet, so it is not possible for me to go back and get any updates you have recently made. Please just email me directly at mailto:jen.daulby@mail.house.gov about your hours.


On a positive note, we have an awesome new system that we will roll out at the close of this school year. Hope this helps with any concerns, thank you for your patience, and for helping volunteer at STM!


**Rest assured, no one will be charged for incomplete volunteer hours without first receiving an email from me.


Jen Daulby, VP

FunBot Lab Robotics & Media Summer Camp

A Special Discount for St. Thomas More Cathedral School Students to attend Fun Bot Lab Robotics & Media Summer Camp - The most amazing Lego robotics and movie-making experience around.....don't miss this! Fun Bot Lab has a NEW location nearby at 8800 Braddock Road! Using this special code (FBLSTM16), campers can receive $50 off each session. The camp runs from June 27-August 5 from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Camp sessions are one week for rising K-1st and two weeks for 2nd-8th (multiple session and sibling discounts are also applicable). Go to funbotlab.com to register TODAY! Spots are filling up! Email melissa@funbotlab.com if you have questions.

Soccer Kicks & STM

Soccer Kicks is a soccer specialty store dedicated to soccer fanatics. We specialize in shoes, apparel and all types of soccer equipment. We are located at 6019 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22205. 703-533-1667


We are excited to offer a 15% discount to all STM students! So come visit Soccer Kicks where Faith, Family, and Fitness is our Goal!