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!
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
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.
Camp Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm
- ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- GAMES (Inside & Outside)
- SPORTS (Football, Soccer, & Basketball)
- Call Amy to register: 832-867-3094
Our spectacular Afterschool Enrichment Program is ready for the next nine weeks beginning January, 9, 2017. Check out the link for more information! Updated registration and class descriptions will be active be Thursday, December 8 pm.
Las Posadas is a nine-day religious observance celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican- Americans in the Southwestern United States during which families participate in nightly Christmas processions that re-create the Holy Pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.
Directed by a Certified Texas Educator
GAMES (Inside & Outside)
SPORTS (Football, Soccer, & Basketball)
Call Amy to register: 832-867-3094
Look for Winter Holiday Camps
Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 26-30.
- Smoked Brisket – Small (~12-14# pre-cook wt.) – $65
- Smoked Brisket – Large (~15-17# pre-cook wt.) – $75
- Smoked Pork Shoulder – Boston Butt Cut – $35
- Smoked Pork Baby Back Ribs – 2 racks – $35
- Smoked Turkey – 10-14# pre-cook wt. – $35
- Fried Turkey – 10-14# pre-cook wt. $40
HELP us “Wine-D up” for the Golden Gala
Please join us on Saturday, November 12 th at Mike and Rebecca’s house for a wine tasting event as we “Wine-d up for the Golden Gala”. Your ticket in the door will be 1) a bottle of wine or other spirit valued at $40 or more to be used for the Gala’s silent auction AND 2) a bottle of wine to share that evening. Please note that our wonderful PTO will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out that same night so babysitting will be available at the school. If you did not receive one and wish to attend, please contact Carla Pruneda.