Upcoming Dates to Note
February 23, 24, 25 - Middle School Musical
Monday, February 26 - Speaker Series, Joe Cavanaugh, Deliberate Parenting
Wednesday, March 6 - Late Start
March 11-15 - Spring Break
The Middle School enjoyed a visit from The Raptor Center this week. It’s always fun to learn new information about nature and get an up close encounter with these amazing birds.
Middle School Play - Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.
Visitation and Saint Thomas Academy Middle Schools have worked hard to prepare for this year’s school musical, Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. Performances will be held in the DeSales Auditorium on February 23rd and 24th at 7:30 p.m and February 25 at 2:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, please click here.
RSVP! STA Parent Speaker Series
On Monday, February 26, Saint Thomas Academy proudly welcomes Joe Cavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Youth Frontiers, in an interactive program, “Deliberate Parenting.” Leveraging 30+ years of experience working with youth, Joe shares strategies for raising kids who are strong and responsible and who know they are precious, not perfect — three traits essential to their resiliency and readiness to navigate the often bumpy road of life. Register HERE.
Middle School Volleyball Mixer
The volleyball mixer with Visitation has been rescheduled from February 2 to March 22.
Eighth Grade Graduation - Save the Date
Eighth Grade Graduation will be here before we know it. This event is open to 8th grade families (including grandparents). Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Academy.
Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals
If your son is arriving to school after 8:00 a.m. or needs to be picked up before 2:50 p.m., he will need to use Flynn Hall doors and check in or out in. Students will not be excused from the Middle School doors during the day. If your son is late due to a medical appointment, please bring in a note from the medical provider. These passes are readily available from the medical provider’s main reception desk upon departure. Please communicate all attendance needs to firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-683-1511.
Please email email@example.com if your son will be out of school. Please see STA Handbook for the details regarding STA’s attendance policies:
If absent or late, please email or call the attendance line (651-683-1511) to notify before 8 a.m. if possible
If late, your son should first report to Flynn Hall to get a pass
- Your son is responsible for missed work. He should check “Unified Classroom” for assignments, email the teacher, ask a trusted friend
Mass and Confession Schedule
On rotation days B, D, G & H, Father Timothy will celebrate Mass in the Chapel at 7:15 a.m. All are welcome. Confession will be offered Monday - Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Middle School Arrival
Middle School doors will not be unlocked until 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 7:30 a.m. should be dropped off at Flynn Hall. Students are welcome to use the cafeteria as a place to study in the morning and after school. Breakfast will be available for sale in the cafeteria - cash and credit card accepted.
Middle School Dismissal
The last period ends at 2:50 p.m., at which time students are dismissed. Tutoring is available from 2:50-3:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday (or by appointment before or after school, per teacher).
Students may be picked up at Middle School doors (#7) until 3:30 p.m. The Middle School closes at 3:30 p.m., at which time students may:
Report to Activities/Athletics (activities bus 5:30 Flynn Hall)
Supervised, quiet study in the Anderson Learning Commons or cafeteria until 4:30 p.m.
The building will close at 4:30 p.m. All students on campus after 4:30 will be relocated to Ciresi Atrium in Flynn Hall for pick up
Reminder: Visitors during the school day must check in at the Receptionist Desk at Vince Flynn Hall and pick up a name tag. ID must be presented to be issued a name tag.