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One School, One Book

This school year St. Thomas More is once again participating in a community reading project called

“One School, One Book"

C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Aug. 24, 2021The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Dear students and families of St. Thomas More,

Welcome to the One School, One Book program, generously sponsored by the PTO. One School, One Book aims at creating a shared reading experience for families and students. 

This year, we are reading C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and Wardrobe. This classic tale, set during World War II, dazzles readers with the imagination of children and with the possibility (..or reality) of worlds existing right alongside our own. 

Four adventurous siblings - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie - step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change...and a great sacrifice.”

 -From the Publisher

The values of kindness, honesty and bravery are timeless and ones we very much wish to teach and model in our community as we seek to honor the unique backgrounds, personalities and individuality of our students. By brave openness and kindness to one another, STM will spread holiness! 

For this program, every family will receive one copy of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to read together over the next few weeks. The librarian will distribute copies to the youngest child in each family during the week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 3. Please read aloud with your kids! Even big ones enjoy snuggling up and listening to read alouds (even if they sometimes pretend otherwise). 

Each day on the morning announcements, Mrs. Pacheco will ask a few questions about the chapters. Students are invited to write down answers and send them to the office. Correct answers will enter the class in a drawing to win a gift card for their homeroom.

We hope you enjoy reading, and that in this way, we will grow together by reading and thinking about something in common. Discussions and questions are welcome!


Stephanie Pacheco


St. Thomas More Cathedral School