THANKSGIVING SCHOOL BREAK CAMP

Need a fun, safe place for your children this week while school is not in session?

 

November 20-22 & 24, 2017

Day Camp or Drop-Ins

$150/week or $35/day

Camp Hours: 9:00 am –3:30 pm

Campers Bring Lunch

Early Drop Off (8 am)/Late Pick Up (5 pm) available for $15/day

Register with Amy* at 832-867-3094


ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE EPISCOPAL CHURCH & SCHOOL

18300 UPPER BAY RD

NASSAU BAY, TX 77058

*Directed by a Certified Texas Educator

Activities include: Crafts, Science, Puzzles, Games (Inside & Outside)

NEW ENRICHMENT CLASSES BEGIN 10/23/17

EVERYONE! Parents, children of all ages and community members are all welcome to the STAES Enrichment programs.   Candace Silcott, Director of Enrichment, has scheduled a wide array of interesting classes.  Classes meet for one hour weekly, with two classes being offered each afternoon. Classes are scheduled at 3:30 and 4:30 pm.  Children may stay at Fun Factory until 5:30 pm.  Those children who attend an Enrichment Class for $175 will not have to pay for Fun Factory.

 

Go to the St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School website for more information and registration.

FLORAL DESIGN ENRICHMENT CLASS

Floral design classes are coming to STAES this coming nine weeks. Taught by Mrs. Jaime Rocha.  Mrs. Rocha attended the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Afterwards, she began working in local floral shops, specializing in designs which include large corporate parties, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and home designs. In 2006, she continued  her career, focusing on design in local churches and managing the Liturgical seasons for multiple denominations. She enjoys designing for weddings, special events and special creations for family and friends.  Her goal is to equip people with knowledge of flowers and design so they can achieve their personal style with success.

The classes will be offered for Adults and Teenagers ( 16 yrs and older) through the St. Thomas Episcopal School in Nassau Bay Enrichment Program. Classes begin Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM or at 7:00 PM.  Any skill level is welcome! The two introductory classes will equip you to create basic floral designs for your home, to design wreaths and holiday tables. You will also learn to care for flowers and plants.

Basic Floral Design: Thurs, Oct. 19 & Tues, Oct.24, (6:00—7:00 PM) or (7:00—8:00 PM)Thanksgiving Floral Design: Thursdays, November 2 & 9, (6:00—7:00 PM) or (7:00—8:00 PM) Christmas Floral Design: Thursdays, November 16 & November 30 , (6:00—7:00 PM) or (7:00—8:00 PM)

 

Our teachers attended a workshop during Professional Development on the integration of the Arts into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEAM.  Mary Lou Johnson, retired assistant director of the Visual & Performing Arts Department at CCISD presented an excellent workshop that included information for incorporation origami into a lesson on flight.

 

 

Meet the Teacher & Ice Cream Social

All students and parents are invited to Meet the Teacher on the afternoon of August 18, 2017. We will welcome students and parents to meet their current teachers in their classrooms 2:00 – 3:30 pm with the Ice Cream Social following in Krist Hall. Many thanks to the PTO for sponsoring this annual event.

New Director of School is Excited About Coming School Year

Mary Latulippe, Director of School, is preparing for the coming school year this summer. She is looking forward to working with the students and parents of St. Thomas.  Her many years of working in public education brings a wealth of experience to our campus.

Ms. Latulippe encourages a team approach for educating children. She believes in incorporating  the school’s core values of compassion, character, creativity and competence in all decisions made for all students.  Monthly studies of virtues introduced in Chapel by Father Mike will be incorporated to daily academic, age appropriate lessons.

Born and raised in League City Ms. Latulippe had various roles in her thirty-two years with Clear Creek ISD. During  her brief retirement she has traveled, completed her many furniture projects, updated her home and substituted as an administrator.  She has two children, Joey and Jenna.  She is also the proud mom of her furry children, Addie (boxer) and Lady (cat).

Ms. Latulippe has an open door policy in her office and welcomes students, parents and teachers to stop by any time.

The 50th Anniversary Golden Gala is Here!

This Saturday night at 6:30 pm begins the festivities for our 50th Anniversary Golden Gala & Auction! We are sold out with over 200 guest expected at Lakewood Yacht Club for dinner, dancing, live and silent auction. If you are unable to join us but would still like to bid, take a look at the offerings here  and fill out a credit card registration form. Contact Ashleigh or Carla with the item numbers you are interested in bidding on.

The class basket raffle will be drawn at 10 pm the night of the gala. You may continue to add tickets to your chosen baskets until 2 pm on Friday, Feb. 24th at school and then again at the gala itself. Winners for baskets will be drawn at 10 pm the night of the gala. Check out all the amazing baskets here! 

Virtues of December: Advent Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace

Advent is the Latin word for “coming” and the time during which we prepare for the arrival of the Savior on Christmas.  The baby Jesus will not need a crib, a room painted, a car seat, or diapers this year.  Instead, we are called to prepare for his arrival by cultivating the virtues of love, hope, joy, and peace so that the Christ child might find a ready welcome and so that there will be adequate space in our hearts for Christmas to be truly holy time.  In chapel, we have highlighted practicing love, even and especially when we do not feel like it; hoping for things greater than ourselves, like reconciliation and forgiveness (the wolf shall lie down with the lamb and the child play with the adder); joy, exceeding happiness and rooted in God’s promise to be with us through thick and thin; and peace making, knowing that peace is not the absence of conflict or noise, but the presence of justice and a re-creation.  I am convinced that our world needs a Savior again this year and Advent is the time we can prepare to receive what God so deeply desire to give us.  Wishing you a holy Advent and a Merry Christmas! – Father Mike

Winter Break Camp

Need a fun activity for your kids over the winter break? Look no further than our Winter Break Camp. Register for Winter Break Camp at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School! Children may attend the full week or drop in on days when you need to work or shop, bake, wrap gifts, relax, etc.

MONDAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19-23 & MONDAY – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26-30
$150 for the week $35 for one day
Camp Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Early Drop off (8am)/Late Pick up (5pm) available for $15
Directed by a Certified Texas Educator
  • ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • CRAFTS
  • SCIENCE
  • PUZZLES
  • MAGIC
  • GAMES (Inside & Outside)
  • SPORTS (Football, Soccer, & Basketball)
  • Call Amy to register:  832-867-3094winter-camp