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We're excited to announce our new ELA teacher -- Mrs. Mary Schafer. Mrs. Schafer's palpable compassion for students, extensive language arts teaching background, and deep love for her faith made her stand out as an ideal addition to our community of teachers.
Mrs. Schafer is joining us from her most recent positions as English professor at both Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Community College. The Schafers are Saint Thomas parishioners. Get to know Mrs. Schafer more through this short interview.
Saint Thomas administers the MAPTM (Measures of Academic Progress) Standardized Tests twice yearly to students in grades 2-8. Testing occurs in October and April/May. These tests help us learn how Saint Thomas is performing as a school. Check out our Spring 2021 MAP Comparison Chart. According to our MAPTM test results, in all but a few cases, Saint Thomas students:
May is the month of Mary. Mary is the mother of Jesus. Let us celebrate Mary and all mothers this weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to our Saint Thomas moms, grand moms, friends, and neighbors. Check out our May Crowning procession at the new site of our grotto.
I would like to begin one or more small group book discussions for parents about Theology of the Body for Beginners. Even though this book is for beginners, I personally would not consider it an easy read. I have been familiar with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body for awhile, and I learned a lot from this book.
Food for thought...check out this home study guide on Racism by Father Jim Chelich, for individuals or a group.
Canvas is a new tool to help teach our students and keep our parents connected. This learning management system lets Saint Thomas students and parents easily navigate learning and expectations from any device. Log into Canvas at https://canvas.grdiocese.org/.
We are delighted to start the year with you. Our prayers have been focused on your health, your family's health, and your children. Now, our prayers turn to your return. God has blessed us with many lessons during this time. We have experienced many hardships, but we have learned to slow down and enjoy many of the simple blessings we have in our life. Please check out the COVID-19 Non-Public Schools Preparedness and Response Plan for information about our return to school.
Check out our Saint Thomas YouTube channel, which we created as a place for Saint Thomas the Apostle School to share information about our school and community with our parents, staff, and neighbors.