Daily Announcements




Congratulations to our students in grades 5,6,7 & 8 for attaining Honor Roll status for the first trimester.  Their names can be accessed under our Resource file.



On Dec. 4th our fourth graders watched NASA TV and anxiously waited for ORION to have its first test flight. Orion is NASA’s newest spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space. Although the  flight was scrubbed for a day the students joined the Challenger Learning Center in St. Louis for a live broadcast about the space program . As we listened to other schools from around the nation ask their questions it came as a  surprise to hear St. Thomas called upon.

Sophia Hill and James Daly asked questions about the spacecraft’s ability to store enough oxygen and water for a long journey and if  NASA planned on landing near the Mars Rover in the future. The suspense builds as we again wait for ORION to launch!





        Our National Skype Sessions-We Love the U.S.A.! 

Students in grades 2,3,4,5 and 6 discussed tenets of their shared reading novels with students in Wisconsin, Illinois, Arkansas, and California! Their communications and dialogue gave all children a sense of the greatness of our United States of America! Thank you to all the teachers for incorporating this experience for the children!
                                                   You Are The Best!





We enter the season of Advent with wonder and awe. Our Lord Jesus Christ's birth is upon us and we are in awe of His Presence in our lives. We strive to prepare for His Coming each day of this Advent Season as we interact with each other and live His Gospel message.

What changes will you make in your life to prepare for His Coming? Will the confusion of the materialistic side of this time of year side track you in focusing on the true meaning of the season?

The children are preparing themselves for the Baby Jesus. Each morning reflective readings are shared with the school to set the tone for the day.

I invite you to bring this spirit into your life as we move through these weeks of Advent.

May His light be your light as we celebrate this Advent Season...

Peace....

Christina Teisch
Principal




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!


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!


St. Thomas the Apostle School is committed to being a "BUCKET FILLING SCHOOL!" 

PowerSchool Parent Portal Access Information-New Accounts
(Click here for instructions)



St. Thomas the Apostle School's

Teachers,Students and Parents

Welcome You to St. Thomas School

We Proudly Present Our Accomplishments......

 

See us on YouTube

http://youtu.be/M3J3cZCFjx4



Stop and Shop Rewards Program....A+for Schools!!!!
It's time to register your Stop and Shop card! 
Go to
www.stopandshop.com/aplus
Register....use ID # 06157 and help us earn $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

Thanks to you we received close to $1000 last year...so keep shopping!

 
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.






Wednesday, December 17
K-gr.3 Polar Express Day

Thursday, December 18
School Mass 9AM


School Bd. Mtg. 7:30-8PM Open Session
Band
Friday, December 19
Breakfast with Santa
Pre-School-K  8:30AM
12 noon dismissal
no uniforms
dress down day
Wear Red and Green Day
Sunday, December 21
4th Sunday of Advent

Monday, December 22
School Closed Christmas Vacation December 22nd through January 2nd

Tuesday, December 23
School Closed

Wednesday, December 24
School Closed
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25
School Closed
Christmas Day
Friday, December 26
School Closed

Monday, December 29
School Closed


Today, 12/17/2014
High: 52 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/18/2014
High: 43 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.