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Happy New Year!

January 6, 2021

Dear Parents,
 
We’re back and it is terrific to have the classes buzzing again, minds being molded again and friendships being kindled again. I just love to see the building alive!
 
I thank all of you who followed our parent pledge and continued to keep our community safe during Christmas break. I am crossing my fingers that we will have no need to revert to distance learning as we transition from the Holiday season, but we are prepared to do so should the need arise.
 
As a reminder, please reinforce our STM mitigation strategies with your children. Fresh gaiters or surgical masks everyday, maintaining social distancing, (even adults at pick up), hand washing/sanitizing, and limited contact with those outside your “bubble” will help us all get through this school year and continue the privilege of  brick and mortar education. Monitor your children’s health in accordance with our Magnus app and please contact our nurse should your child display any COVID-like symptoms. Nurse Burnside likes to say: “when in doubt, reach out”. She is in contact with the CDC, Arlington County and the Office of Catholic Schools and knows the policies and procedures associated with this pandemic.
 
It takes a village and I’m proud of the STM parent-staff team.
 
Chat soon,
Cath

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St. Thomas More at a Glance

  • 13:1 Student teacher ratio
  • 1st elementary school to design, build, test and launch a CubeSatellite into space in conjunction with a NASA partnership
  • 400 Students Enrolled
  • VectorSmartObject_390776f9-3da4-4f5b-9bf2-8a92f76841b640% of faculty obtained a graduate degree or higher
  • 40% approximate percentage of students who identify themselves as minority, including African-American, Hispanic and Asian.
  • 15% of students in a military family
  • 30% of students receive financial aid
  • Student body is 81% Catholic
  • 45+ 45+ after school enrichment activities, including CYO sports, scouts and clubs
  • Average class size - 19 students