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Las Posadas Comes to St. Thomas

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.

The 2nd & 3rd grade students at St. Thomas will re-create this pilgrimage through a pathway of luminaries while students, families, and friends walk along beside them.
A Mexican Dinner sponsored by the PTO will follow the Las Posadas. Tickets for the Dinner are adults $10 and kids (12 & under) $5. The dinner will consist of tamales, tacos, taco salad, chips, drinks, and dessert. The After School Enrichment guitar class will perform during dinner. Please join us for a fun evening celebrating Las Posadas!

Thanksgiving Camp 4 All

Thanksgiving Break Day Camp 
Register for two days of Thanksgiving Camp here at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School! Children may attend both days or drop in on days when you need to work or shop or bake, etc.
Tue., November 22 & Weds. November 23
$35 for 1 day/$60 for both days
Camp Hours:
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Available for an additional $15:
Early Drop Off – 8:00 am
Late Pick Up – 5:00 pm

Directed by a Certified Texas Educator

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

CRAFTS

SCIENCE

PUZZLES

MAGIC

GAMES (Inside & Outside)

SPORTS (Football, Soccer, & Basketball)

Call Amy to register:  832-867-3094

Look for Winter Holiday Camps

Dec. 19-23 & Dec. 26-30.

Holy Smokers Holiday Meat Sale

The Holiday Meat Sale returns! The Holy Smokers will be smoking brisket, ribs, pork shoulders and turkeys the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 19). We’ll also
be frying turkeys.
Orders will be available for pickup on Sunday, November 20 between services or after the 10:30 service (around noon).
Order yours by signing up at the reception desk during and after school or contact Bob Ketcham (281-786-0606 or bob@ketchams.com)
Prices are:
  • 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
The church has an potential opportunity to receive and install a pipe organ. While plans are incomplete, the choir is very excited about the opportunity to explore options to either repair or replace our organ. Funds raised will go support the choir in their efforts or generally support their music ministry. Please help the Holy Smokers support the Saint Thomas Choir and their Music Ministries!

Wine-D Up Party for the Golden Gala

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.

Parents’ Night Out

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!

November 12th: 6:15-9:30 PM

To Register, Email– Candace Silcott at csilcott@stesnb.org. Price – $35 per child.  Pizza dinner is provided. Program & Entertainment: Christian Education, games, & the film FLY AWAY HOME.

All proceeds go to help our youth group fund the 2017 mission trips.

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH CANDACE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Warm Bodies – Warm Hearts

Between November 1 and November 17, St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church and School will be concentrating on spreading warmth to homeless men and women of the greater Clear Lake area through The Mercy Tree.  This organization provides hot meals for hungry and homeless individuals in the Clear Lake area at lunchtime throughout the week and dinner on Sunday. Their operation is completely dependent on the generosity of donors and volunteers.  St. Thomas is looking for new or gently used blankets, sweaters, hoodies, socks, gloves, caps, instant hand warmers and disposable rain ponchos to help keep these individuals warm and dry in the coming winter months. The clothing donations should range in all adult sizes for both men and women. During this drive, St. Thomas’ students will be learning about weather, and how to protect themselves and others, and about gratitude and giving.  The “Virtue of the Month” for November is respect and is the embodiment of this drive to “spread warmth and feel warmth” towards others.  There will be a collection area in Brumley Hall and the items will be delivered to The Mercy Tree on November 17.  Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.  For further information, please contact Shelby Cefaratti at scefaratti@stesnb.org. Visit www.themercytree.org for serving times and locations as well as additional information.

Parents Night Out

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!

October 14th6-10 PM

We’ll watch the kids while you enjoy a night on the town!

To Register, Call- Joshua Orsak at 832-477-4805

Price – $40 per child, with pizza dinner provided. There will be age appropriate program & entertainment. The older kids will enjoy games and watch  “Superman” and have a post-movie discussion. The younger kids will play games and watch “Wall-E”. All proceeds go to help our youth group fund the 2017 mission trips.

PET SUPPLY DRIVE AND BLESSING!

Monday, Sept. 19, began the Pet Supply Drive that St. Thomas School and Church participate in together. This drive continues until Oct. 9 in collecting supplies for homeless pets in the area. The donations will be collected in Brumley Hall by the front door. The Pet Blessing for the school will be at the outdoor chapel on Tues., Oct. 4 at 8:30, and Sun., Oct. 9 at 5 pm for the church. The supplies needed are: dry dog and cat food, non-clumping litter, blankets and towels, liquid laundry detergent, bleach, Dawn dishwashing liquid, paper towels, Fabulosio multipurpose cleaner, trash bags, toys, treats and gift cards. The supplies will be given to the Bay Area Pet Adoption Center on Hwy. 146. They are a no-kill shelter that we have supported for several years. Please give generously and consider visiting there to find your very own “furrever” friend!

First Pep Rally of the Year!

St. Thomas cheered loudly and long at their 1st pep rally of the year! The St. Thomas Cheerleaders greeted the students in the morning with signs and a spirit wear sale. Then they performed several cheers for the student body to get them excited and ready for the cheer contest. After much deliberation, Mrs. Ibeawuchi’s first grade won the Spirit Stick for being the loudest! What a great way to end the day!

Ambassador’s Dinner Huge Success!

The 2016 Ambassador’s Dinner was last Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 pm. It was a huge success as new families to St. Thomas were paired with families who have been at the school, anywhere from a year to 18 years! The St. Thomas Church’s Holy Smokers cooked the brisket, which was fantastic!, and there were baked potatoes, salad, and hot dogs. Among the desserts was a special bread pudding with homemade butterscotch sauce made by Candace Silcott. It was consumed in no time at all! PTO President Cinda Chullen did a great job of leading the evening, even in the dark when the lights went out! Many people used the flashlights on their cell phones to help finish out the night. Thank you to 3rd grade teacher Rena Ramirez for the photos that we hope you will enjoy!