Saint Thomas More

A Catholic School in the Jesuit Tradition

National Blue Ribbon School 2016

Faith in Action

 
 
Part of our mission is to develop well-educated young people who are dedicated to modeling the Gospel message and becoming active, vital members of the church and community. Helping those in need is a significant part of life at Saint Thomas More School. Here are some of the ways our students help others:

Primary and Intermediate students participated in:

  • An Advent project in conjunction with Catholic Charities — Chest of Drawers Project (students collected a chest of drawers and filled it with items to help furnish an apartment for immigrant families. The items were for children of this age group. Grades 3-5 purchased items for kitchens and bathrooms for these apartments). Read a thank you letter to Saint Thomas More School from Catholic Charities.
  • Made and sold trail mix to raise money for the Advent service project (third grade classes)
  • Made cards for area Veterans.
  • The American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heartfundraiser.
  • Made cards for children in Kenya (Adults took them on the adult mission trip)
  • Created angel banners for seriously ill people in our class community
  • The Pennies for Patients — raised money for childhood cancer research.
  • Added links of kindness to the Kindness Chain as part of the Rachel’s Challengeevent sponsored by 11Alive.
  • Made thank you cards for parishioners for Catholic Schools Week, thanking them for their prayers and support of the school.
  • Wrote letters to “Santa” and mailed them to Macy’s Department Store. For every letter Macy’s received, they donated $1 to the Children’s Make-a-Wish Foundation (fifth grade classes)
  • Collected food for Thanksgiving food drive

 

Saint Thomas More School Outreach Projects

  • Veterans Day Assembly honoring over 40 veterans with the release of balloons and the honoring of our flag.
  • Advent Project to collect baby supplies, materials, etc.
  • Pennies for Patients: 8th Grade led service project that raised $1600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Lenten Service Project Rice Bowls to raise money for Catholic Charities
  • Letters to Kenya to children suffering from the famine
  • Christmas letters to Children’s Hospital
  • Jump Rope for Heart