Daily Announcements

Happy Thanksgiving! 

What does ketchup, Doritos, hand sanitizer and ethyl alcohol all have in common? They all contain corn ingredients!  Our fifth graders explored BioFuels today in an exciting video conference from the Creative Discovery Museum, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Students created their own "ocean" in a cup and observed how adding carbon dioxide will cause unsafe conditions for all ocean life. Students observed the process of distillation and differentiated between gasoline from a fossil fuel and ethanol from a plant product. Our fifth graders had hands on experiences to help them determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.
We are now more familiar with forms and transformations of energy in our world.
Thank you Mrs. Cammarota for planning this excellent lesson!


Thanksgiving 2014: Grade 2

Principal's Day November 19, 2014

Our students celebrated the joy of learning around the globe by connecting with their Russian pen pals on skype! The students of the Demyanovo Secondary School in Kirov, Russia exchanged ideas and topics on culture and curriculum! Thank you Ms. Durante for arranging this most valuable learning experience! 




  Our 6th grade students skyped with students in South Africa at the Grahamstown Diocesan School. Part of the Global Read Along project, our students discussed the components of the book, "One for the Murphys." Thank you Mrs. Conte for spearheading this school wide event and connecting with these wonderful students!



Backyard Players Drama Company Presents...
On Your Mark, Get Set, SHOW!

Flyers were distributed to students in grades 2 through 8 describing a new club at STA! Practice in cooperation and teamwork while exploring Improv, Sketch Comedy, Threatre Games are all components of this club.

Mondays from dismissal till 4PM January through March. Students will perform original skits on the last day of class, March 9th, for their families.

Forms and fees to be returned to Backyard Players.


In the spirit of Christmas, our National Junior Honor Society students are supporting Toys for Tots!
Please donate a toy for a child for Christmas. No weapons....original package....not wrapped.

Donations accepted from November 17th through December 12th.



The beauty and innocence of our children is so evident when listening to their sweet voices speak!  Enjoy their recitations on the saints. We honor their lives as examples for us to follow.





Halloween Party 2014!




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Interfaith education provides our students with an appreciation for the diversity that exists on our planet. We learn that our similarities are greater than our differences! It fosters respect for all of God's children bringing peace in our world!
It all begins with the children....
 
St. Thomas the Apostle School has been designated a lead school for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This honor distinguishes us as leaders in providing training to educators in faith principles and forerunners in technological advances including distance learning videoconferences around the globe for our students.

 
 
 
The students, teachers and parents of St. Thomas the Apostle School are committed to creating an environment of mutual understanding and cooperation.
 
We work together to strive towards excellence on a daily basis.
We recognize the uniqueness each child brings to our school and we celebrate it!
 
We thank our Lord for His most precious gift to us-the children!

From the Principal

We strive to teach, build community and to serve members of our school environment with faith.






Friday, November 28
School Closed

Sunday, November 30
1st Sunday of Advent

Monday, December 1
Trimester 2 Begins
K-8 Math Curriculum Mtg.Dismissal
Parent Club Mtg. 8PM Faculty Rm.
Christmas Shoppe Setup
Thursday, December 4
Parent Teacher Conferences
5:30-8:30PM
PreSchool-Gr.8
Last Names A-L  only

Band
Friday, December 5
Pizza Class 6-8 Sponsors

Sunday, December 7
2nd Sunday of Advent
Family Mass 10:30AM
Monday, December 8
Feast of The Immaculate Conception
School Closed
Wednesday, December 10
Christmas Sale Shoppe
Taco Day
Thursday, December 11
Parent Teacher Conferences
5:30-8:30PM
Pre-School - Gr. 8
Last Names M-Z only

Band

Today, 11/28/2014
High: 39 Low: 26
Partly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/29/2014
High: 42 Low: 37
Mostly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.