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:
- 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.
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 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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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!
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!
November 12th: 6:15-9:30 PM
To Register, Email– Candace Silcott at email@example.com. 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.
Respect: a feeling that someone or something is important.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of the story. The Pilgrims faced starvation, but were saved by the Native Americans. The Pilgrims had left England to have the freedom to practice their brand of Christianity. They had not been respected enough in England to be tolerated. They came to a completely foreign land- different weather patterns, topography, foods- and encountered the Native Americans.
The Native Americans were so different from the Pilgrims. They did not wear the same kind of clothing, practice the same religion, eat the same sorts of foods, or even use plates or forks to eat with. But the Native Americans did respect life and, even though different, taught the Pilgrims how to live in a new and foreign land. We remember their gift of life of respecting people they did not even know each year by gathering as families, giving thanks, and sharing with others. These are the fruits of respect and they made a difference in our nation so long ago, but in our school and in our homes and community each and every day if we will choose to embrace respect. Throughout the month, we will remember the gifts of respect in the Abraham story and in our national story. – Father Mike
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.themercytree.org for serving times and locations as well as additional information.