Parent involvement means connecting to and participating in school life. At STS we offer many opportunities for parents (friends and grandparents as well!) to engage in special events and activities. Parents are our partners in education. By being a part of school life, parents gain a deeper appreciation for the intentional planning that goes into each and every learning experience.
Parents are welcome to join us for many events, including:
Our first graders take over! As part of their social studies program, first graders learn first-hand about their community and city government. Their presentation on community helpers is a favorite!
Walking in My Shoes
One of our Signature Projects, WIMS is an interdisciplinary unit in the upper grades that interweaves various subjects into a powerful exploration of self-discovery, family history, and migration.
Moms’, Dads', Grandparents’, and Special Friends’ Days
We set aside special days throughout the year to celebrate these most important relationships. Students look forward to having their parents, grandparents, and friends come to school and participate in Chapel and in their classrooms.
Young Author’s Day
Can you imagine every student sitting together with small group of friends from across the grade levels, sharing what they have written throughout the school year? Moderated by parents, these sharing sessions reaffirm for our students that they are, indeed, authors!
An annual tradition, field day takes place in the Spring. Students participate in multi-age groups, experiencing parent-led activities that build a wonderful team spirit and sense of community!
Each year students gather pledges to raise money to support STS events, as well as support a student-selected non-profit. Another classic community-building event!
Truly, there is no graduation like a St. Thomas School graduation. Our graduates are confident, poised, and articulate in giving their speeches. The students take center stage as they say goodbye to their younger friends and speak to their memories of having grown up at STS. Imagine – an Eighth Grader might have been at STS for as many as 12 years!
Can you imagine an entire week dedicated to books? The week is filled with exciting events such as author visits and Drop Everything and Read (when everyone in schools drops everything simply to read). The Book Fair is the highlight of the week, with a huge variety of books for all ages on sale.