Sr. Thea Bowman Summer Meals

Sr. Thea Bowman Summer Meals

Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School will be providing free healthy and nutritious meals for children (18 and under) this summer in the school cafeteria on the following days:

June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21

Breakfast is served from 7:45-8:15am

Lunch is served from 11:45am-12:15pm

Please call (618) 397-0316 with any questions

STBCS Gets a New Basketball Hoop

STBCS Gets a New Basketball Hoop

Flynn O’Connell, from SLUH, and his team install a new, very solid, basketball hoop for the playground. Flynn is completed this Eagle Scout project to provide our students a better basketball hoop and painted basketball key. In addition, Flynn had additional funds for new basketballs and other playground equipment.

Building Bird Houses

Building Bird Houses

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy students enjoy building bird houses as part of their summer school program. Using math skills, measuring and learning to read blue prints in order to create the finished product. We thank the St. Louis Kansas City Carpenter’s Regional Council for their partnership, supplying all of the materials and instructors.

 

Reading Resource Room Media Event – May 13

Reading Resource Room Media Event

May 13 – 9:00 a.m.

Join us and learn!

The Believe Project – Our partners – St. Louis Black Authors, IKEA, Nine Network, Scholastic Books, Ready Readers and St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Office

We will share statistics about the issues in our metro region with students learning to read by Third Grade.

And what Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School is doing to address these issues.

We are the second school in the region to implement this program.

Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We are now celebrating the virtue of GOODNESS! You will experience a lot of Goodness at our Spring Concert witnessing your students praising God in music, song, and dance!!!  Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have not received as many requests as last year. Did you send back a form to sign up for a checkup? If you still need to reserve a spot for your student, contact the office by Friday.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

We hold new family appointments Thursday at 4 PM, so have families contact us at the school to schedule a visit.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK       MAY 6 – 10

Help us celebrate our teachers with cards or notes of thanks!  They have worked hard all year with your students!

2nd ANNUAL PTO FAMILY BBQ MAY 10 2:30 – 7:00

Help us make this event a success!!!  Please send back your volunteer form. If your student is a bus rider, we need a permission slip to keep them off the bus.  DON’T MISS IT!

BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT MAY 13 at 8:45.

Join us for a Media Event to start our Believe Project Reading Room. Meet us in the Chapel at 8:45 and see what this great project will bring to our young readers!!! All are invited!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

May

1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM (Students arrive 2:30)

6 NO SCHOOL (Spring Concert Rest Day)

7 K-5 Field Trips; Teacher Appreciation Week through Friday

8 Dental Safari at School

9 6th – 8th Ballroom Dance Competition 10 AM

10 8th Gr Field Trip to YMCA Trout Lodge; Family BBQ

12 MOTHER’S DAY

13 BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT 9 am; Gr 7/8 Springfield Field Trip

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

Weekly Newsletter

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

HAPPY EASTER!!!  We are celebrating the Octave (8 days) of Easter! Alleluia! Spring Concert is just around the corner on Sunday, May 5, and rehearsals are in full swing, as we prepare to minister through Song, Dance, Music, and Word. Please invite family and friends!!!

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have invited Dental Safari to come back again to provide dental exams and dental work right here in the school. No need for dentist appointments and missed work/school. Turn in your reservation form today!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

We hold new family appointments Thursday at 4 PM, so have families contact us at the school to schedule a visit.

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAR 6 – 10

Help us celebrate the hard work our teachers have done all year. They would love to hear from you that week!

PTO MEETING TONIGHT At 6 PM FOR FAMILY BBQ PLANNING

BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT

Join us for a Media Event to start our Believe Project Reading Room. Meet us in the Chapel at 8:45 and see what this great project will bring to our young readers!!! All are invited!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

Apr 30 Peacemaker 2pm

May

1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM (Students arrive 2:30)

6 NO SCHOOL (Spring Concert Rest Day)

7 K-5 Field Trips; Teacher Appreciation Week through Friday

8 Dental Safari at School

9 6th – 8th Ballroom Dance Competition 10 AM

10 8th Gr Field Trip to YMCA Trout Lodge; Family BBQ

12 MOTHER’S DAY

13 BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT 9 am; Gr 7/8 Springfield Field Trip

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

Spring Concert – Friday, May 3

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School

Invites you to our 

Spring Concert

Friday, May 3 – 10:00 a.m. – Dress Rehearsal

Refreshment Reception immediately following in the Library! 

or

Sunday, May 5 – 3:00 p.m.

Happy Easter Monday!

Mark your calendar to attend our Graduation Mass

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:30 a.m.

All events are located at 8213 Church Lane Chapel

East St. Louis, IL 62203

To learn more information about our school, please email or call

Email: roberta_trost@yahoo.com

Phone: 618-397-0316

Our students look forward to seeing you soon!  

Weekly Newsletter – April 17, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We are coming to the end of Lent on Holy Thursday, and we start three days of remembering and celebrating (Triduum) on the evening of Holy Thursday. We celebrate God’s New Covenant at the Last Supper; the Passion of Christ on Good Friday afternoon; the waiting of Holy Saturday; and joyfully the Resurrection of Easter Sunday!

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have invited Dental Safari to come back again to provide dental exams and dental work right here in the school. No need for dentist appointments and missed work/school. Turn in your reservation form today! All of next year’s 2nd and 6th graders must have a dental exam, and this would cover it.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

THANK YOU FOR GETTING YOUR STUDENTS TO TESTING THIS WEEK!!!

PRAYER REQUEST FOR HEALING FOR SISTER KATHLEEN MURRAY. SHE BROKE HER KNEE!

EASTER BREAK

We will be on break April 18 – 22 (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). Classes resume Tuesday, April 23. We hope you can find a Church Community to join for this most Holy of Christian Celebrations on Easter Sunday.

NEXT PTO MEETING FOR FAMILY BBQ

Join us Apr 25 at 6 pm to help plan the May 10 Family BBQ! Help this year to make this fun event a great success!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

April

17 Gr 3 Mass; 4th Qtr Mid term

18 – 22 Easter Break

23 Classes Resume; Poem in Your Pocket 23-26 Apr

24 8th Gr Holocaust Museum Tour 8:30 -12:30

25 4th Qtr Midterm sent home; Family BBQ Meeting 6 PM

26 Grade 2 Mass

30 Peacemaker

May 1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

May 5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

 

“HELP YOU HELP YOURSELF”

1) Take your story of the school out to other families, friends, neighbors, church families, etc. If there are families who have K-8 students who would benefit from a Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School education, then talk to them about enrollment.

2) Take our story of the school out to your family members, friends, organizations and churches, etc. Provide them information on the IL Invest in Kids Scholarship Program.

3) Participate in and invite potential families to the Family BBQ on May 10 after school!

4) This next school year is our 30th Anniversary as Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School. Are you an alumni, or do you know one who would like to help us plan Alumni events? Let us know!

5) Become our Outreach Coordinator, a paid, part-time position. If you are interested, contact the office!

6)  Give us names of potential partners (businesses), so we can invite them, and you, to a tour and lunch event to get to know the school.

For more information, please contact me or one of our teachers at the school!

Blessings and Peace,

Dan Nickerson

Principal

School Highlights:

–  98% of our students graduate high school on time!

– Over 90% of graduates go to college, trade school, or the military!

– We brought in a new Language Arts Curriculum for K-8 two years ago to help our students.

– We brought in a new Math Curriculum K-8 this year to help our students.

– We will bring in a new Hands-On Science Curriculum next year for K-8 through a partnership with Washington University in St Louis.

– We have partnered with St Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature for the Believe Project to provide a Reading Room and over 800 books about black characters and culture or written by black authors. Our focus audience is our K-3 students to engage them in reading and to have them reading at or above grade level by 3rd Grade.

– We have won an Innovative Technology Education Fund Grant to run Operation Green School, a project-based learning, hands-on project for 6th – 8th  grade, using the latest technology for the classrooms.

– We will begin our second year of partnering with ACCESS Academies of St Louis to support our Sister Thea Bowman Academy (Grades 6-8) with a longer school day, summer session, and Graduate Support Director support in middle school, high school, and college. The program offers Scholarships, work programs, and financial support to make any St Louis area faith-based college prep high school available to our students!

 

These are some of the highlights we want to share with you and the community about our school!

Please pass the information along!!!