Newsletter Archive

November 8, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: November seems to be our month to express gratitude. Thanksgiving, of course, will be upon us soon, and the holiday's very name indicates that we should take time to reflect on our blessings. Our Student Leadership sponsored a drive to collect boxes of stuffing for a group doing Thanksgiving dinners for […]

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November 1, 2019

We are in the month of November!  How did that happen?  It seems like school just started last week! Okay…now the time crunch gets serious.  Counting today, we have 13 school days left until the end of the first Trimester.  How is your student doing?  As parents you have access to grades on Gradelink.  Please […]

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Halloween Newsletter

October 29, 2019 Dear St. Thomas Family: I know this is an unusual time to receive a newsletter, but the last two weeks have been out of the normal run of things.  First, Family Fun Days absorbed so much time that I never was able to sit down and write to all of you.  Second, […]

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October 11, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: After three years of trying, we finally got our internet upgraded to fiber optics!  All our tech problems are not yet solved, but we have made progress.  We are still working on upgrading our phones and adding Aero-Hives (also called Extenders) to two classrooms to increase our power.  Keep tuned…we will […]

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October 4, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: Just a few words about the new Drop-Off, Parking, and Pick Up Procedures:  I know that the fence/gate configuration can be tricky.  We must wait patiently (because there is no other choice) until the electronics are installed that will allow us to see who is waiting at the gate and buzz […]

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September 20, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: By now you have noticed our new “Drop Off” pattern.  It seems to be working well.  Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Haynes for providing the new lime-green cones that mark our traffic flow. Just a few words about procedures:  I know that the fence/gate configuration can be tricky.  We must wait […]

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September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 Dear St. Thomas Family: Now that we are settling into the Fall routine, we can look forward to our big events coming up soon: Car Show and Family Fun Days. We can still use more Booth Sponsors for both events and Vendors and more cool cars for Car Show. Please check in with […]

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September 6, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: Thank you for your patience with our new fence and gate situation.  We will be getting electronic entry soon, but right now, if you drive up and the gate is closed, please call the front office, (951) 689-1981. Gift Wrap Fundraiser started on Tuesday this week.  If you haven’t already looked […]

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August 30, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: AT the start of this long weekend, we have so many things to be grateful for:  Our families, our friends, our abilities to laugh and work and play.  We thank our Lord for all these gifts! Here’s what’s happening at St. Thomas School: Gate/Fence News:We have a fence and gates, but […]

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July 25, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family, I hope your summer has gone well with plenty of time for family fun, rest, and rejuvenation. Since school begins in less than a month, I know it is time for an update on what has been happening here. If you have driven by or been to church in the last […]

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School Uniform Information

School uniforms can be purchased at: AMDG  Uniforms 7101 Jurupa Ave. Suite # 2 Riverside, CA  92504 (951) 343-4062   Hours, beginning August 1st:  Monday- Saturday 10:00am You may also call to make an appointment A used uniform sale will be held on the first day of school in the Parish Hall after morning prayer.

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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements for  School Year 2019-2020 Students admitted at TK/K-12 Need: -Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses  (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.) For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of […]

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June 7, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: We have reached our last day of school for this year!  I hope you and your family have a blessed and safe summer. We have received some good news this week:  First, let’s congratulate 7th grader (soon to be 8th grader!), Isidro Jiz who was selected to join an elite group […]

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May 31, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: Eighth Grade Graduation!  One more week to go for everyone else!  Is it Summer yet? Our 8th grade went on their class trip to Disneyland yesterday.  Thanks to the parents who drove and spent the day (and into the night!) with the soon-to-be graduates!  Especially thanks to Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. […]

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May 24, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: In one week our 8th graders will be graduating.  Two weeks from now our school year will end.  The time has seemed to fly by, although we probably all remember days—or weeks—that we thought would never end.  It has been an eventful year, and as it closes, we are already planning […]

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May 17, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family In just 3 more weeks, school will be over and our vacation begins.  Friday, June 7, is our last day.  In addition, it’s a half day, and there is no Extended Care.  In 2 weeks our 8th grade will be graduating.  Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? […]

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May 10, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Families: Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms and Those who step in for Mom!  Whoever it is that provides care for a child or children so the household can run effectively deserves a big THANK YOU for all you do!  Bless you for your loving service! Busy weeks lie ahead as […]

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May 3, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: We are back and have about 5 weeks of school left (4 if your student is an 8th grader). These last weeks are critically important for your student's education as teachers begin to review and wrap up units and chapters. This is the time when distractions are many and focus gets […]

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April 18, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: First let me wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter. We have all earned a break, and I hope you and your family will take some time to enjoy each other's company. When we come back on April 29th, the run to the end of the year will be a […]

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April 5, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: We have less than 2 weeks until Easter Week and our Easter break begins. This school year seems to be flying by. By now I hope you have all heard about the service project we are engaged in with the Parish:  Get On The Bus.  Get On The Bus is a […]

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April 1, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: It is my sad duty to inform you that the school and the church were burglarized over the weekend. The church suffered a damaged door and the poor box contents were taken. The school suffered quite a bit of damage to doors and locks and our safe. Thankfully, no person was […]

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March 29, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: Can you believe we are at the end of March? The year seems to have flown by. I do have some sad news that has affected our school family. Mrs. Hargis, our 2nd grade teacher, has been diagnosed with cancer. It is very serious, and she will not be returning this […]

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March 22, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: As we move through Lent, we are so pleased to see our children taking responsibility for Stations of the Cross.  Each week a different class presents the school with the Stations in the Church Fridays at 1:00.  Parents and even parishioners have asked if it is okay for them to come […]

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March 15, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: We are adding a new way to pay tuition and fees for our families.  You may now pay by credit or debit card at the Bookkeeper’s office. The fee of 3.99% will be added to your transaction when you use your card, but this new service may be more convenient for […]

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March 8, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: First, let me thank all the volunteers, parents, students, teachers, and staff who made Family Fun Days possible!    We also thank Our Lord Who held up the rain just long enough for us to get the kids on stage, hold the auctions, and let everyone get a taco, or sandwich, […]

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February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019 Dear St. Thomas Family: Just one more week until Family Fun Days!  Let’s pray for no rain and enough people to make it a great event!  Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 until 9:00 P.M.; Sunday, Breakfast after all the morning Masses. We had our Early Bird Drawing for those that turned in […]

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February 15, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: It has been an exciting week:  Our student, Isidro Jiz, placed third in the Diocesan Spelling Bee on Tuesday.  We are very proud of him for representing St. Thomas School so well.  On Thursday, despite the rain, we had a great time celebrating St. Valentine’s Day with a special lunch and […]

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February 7, 2019

Dear St. Thomas Family: We had our Early Bird drawing for the Family Fun Day Raffle!  Winner of $150.00 worth of Stater Bros. Gift Cards is Mrs. Evelyn Wojtowicz…Congratulations!  Get your tickets in before February 19th to be eligible for the next one. Thanks to all who came to our 3rd Annual Casino Night.  We […]

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December 18, 2018 Newsletter

December 18, 2018 Dear St. Thomas Family: I am writing our final newsletter of the year today instead of Wednesday because the performance will take up too much time for many of us to bother with a newsletter. The performance is at 6:30 tomorrow evening at Sherman Indian School Auditorium.  Please have all students there […]

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School Article for Church Newsletter

St. Thomas the Apostle School News Let me wish you all a belated Happy New Year!  The whole St. Thomas School Family prays your year starts and ends in prayer, peace, and prosperity.  Thanks for all you have done for the school.  As a Parish, St. Thomas the Apostle is a shining star of generosity […]

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December 14, 2018

Dear St. Thomas Family, This week has been full of Christmas cheer! The students are busily rehearsing their performances for the next week's Christmas Program (Wednesday, December 19, students arrive at Sherman Indian High School at 6:00), the Holiday Store has been mobbed with eager shoppers, and our volunteer Moms, Dads, and Grandparents served up […]

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November 16, 2018

Dear St. Thomas Family: As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we have been reminding the students to pray for those who do not have enough to eat, maybe have no one who loves them to share a meal, or are just far away from family due to work, military service, or circumstances.  As you sit down […]

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August 31, 2018

Dear St. Thomas Family: Our first full week has gone by quickly, and we all are feeling comfortable in our classrooms. The few TK students that wanted “Mommy or Daddy” this first week seem to have discovered that this is not such a bad place after all. TK is busy learning and having fun. I […]

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August 10, 2018

Welcome back, St. Thomas Family: School begins in a bit over a week, and we are working to get our classrooms ready. One announcement that must be made: We bid a fond farewell to Mrs. Taylor, who had to make a last minute decision to leave us. We are sorry to see her go, but […]

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