Author Archives: CONeal

2018-19 School Year, Campus, St. Thomas Families

Interested in SLP Services at school?

October 16, 2018, Author: CONeal

At St. Thomas, we strive to meet the needs of each individual student. As a means of providing convenient services to our families, we are pleased to announce that we will have a Speech Language Pathologist available on campus Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. Leigh Matthews has over 25 years [...]

2018-19 School Year, Early & After Care, Enrichment

Clubs & Enrichment Registration OPEN

October 10, 2018, Author: CONeal

Quarter 2 starts on Monday October 22, and that means the beginning of the next round of Community Enrichment Classes and the launch of our after school Clubs program!

Donations, Events, St. Thomas Families

Days for Girls Donations Needed

October 10, 2018, Author: CONeal

St. Thomas is hosting a Days for Girls event on October 26 and 27th. While volunteers to create the kits are certainly welcome, they have a need for materials! Your donations will help make kits that will enable girls around the world to attend school each day of the month. Click here […]

2018-19 School Year, Camp Invention, Enrichment, Science

Club Invention @ St. Thomas

October 2, 2018, Author: CONeal

Club Invention takes the same principles as our nationally recognized Camp Invention summer program and turns it into an awesome after-school program. Your child will be immersed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) throughout the school year, with new challenges to test his or her imagination.

Early & After Care, Enrichment, Head of School

Listening Tour Session 1 on Thurs.

September 25, 2018, Author: CONeal

Join our Head of School for the first session of his 2018 Listening Tour. This first session will focus on our After School programming. The After School programs are our traditional After Care, the Community Enrichment Classes, and our upcoming Clubs which will begin in quarter two.

Head of School, St. Thomas Families, Uncategorized

Educating, Parenting, Gardening

September 18, 2018, Author: CONeal

If you joined us on Back to School Night then you’ve heard me discuss the analogy between parenting and gardening.  The analogy comes from  Dr. Alison Gopnik a psychologist whose 2017 book The Gardener and the Carpenter examines parenting through the lens of carpentry and gardening and how these two hobbies represent different philosophies on raising kids.

Events, St. Thomas Families

Friendly Fridays are Back!

September 13, 2018, Author: CONeal

Fridays at St. Thomas, you are welcome to walk your student to their class, and then join other parents for some coffee (or tea) and conversation after Chapel. We hope to see you there!

PTO, St. Thomas Families

Spirit Wear Forms (due 9/13)

September 10, 2018, Author: CONeal

View and download your Spirit Shirt Order Form today. Be sure to check out all the items on sale. You know have more options to pick from to help you show your school spirit. STAES 2018-19 Spirit Wear Order Form (1)

2018-19 School Year, Events

Back to School Night

September 4, 2018, Author: CONeal

We invite you to come out to "Back to School Night" at St. Thomas. Meet New Faculty and Staff and most importantly, hear about all that your child will be learning this year. Be sure to catch a presentation from Head of School and PTO. We look forward to seeing you there.

2018-19 School Year, Art

Chalk Art Lessons

August 31, 2018, Author: CONeal

NPR recently featured a story called Coloring Books and Worksheets: What’s the Value of ‘Staying in the Lines’.  It’s a great listen/read if you’re interested in learning more about art education, and the value of giving children the space for creative expression.  The following quote stood out to me: …art education isn’t just about […]