Monthly Newsletter = December 2010 =

Dear All,

In the spirit of Giving that defines the Christmas Season, STA school community came together and demonstrated compassion in sharing on several occasions: first throughout a can drive to benefit the Soup Kitchen of Santa Barbara Church in Dededo; secondly, the STA NHS Lions’ Chapter raised funds for two wheel chairs donated to Guam Memorial Hospital; finally over seventy elementary and middle school children of the village of Ordot, received gifts, under the coordination of the OCP Mayor’s Office. We are taking this opportunity to thank all members of STA School Community for their engagement and we command the faculty who coordinated the second quarter events.

Monthly Recap

STAY for Christ lead a successful can drive and served spaghetti to more than forty homeless people at the Santa Barbara Soup Kitchen in Dededo.

STA NHS Lions’ Chapter raised funds to acquire two wheel chairs throughout a local charity (Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers).

Students and faculty donated gifts to over seventy students from Ordot Elementary School and Agueda Johnston Middle School. Visiting students and their parents attended the ceremony in the Prayer Garden on December 22, 2010.

Three students from STA were inducted in the STA NHS Lions’ Chapter on January 14, 2011.

Student Life

Students from Tokyo Gakkan Niigata High School visited our campus in an International Student Exchange Program, on December 15, 2010.

Our traditional end-of-the quarter games were held on campus on December 21, 2010, where faculty and students displayed their athletic talents in volley ball and basket ball. Parents joined students and faculty during lunch in a tasty and diverse food experience.

STA Third Christmas Program featured for the first time parents, alumni, faculty and students in an unforgettable evening of Christmas Carrols in the Prayer Garden on December 22, 2010.

St. Thomas Aquinas Clubs such as STA Mock Trial Team and STA Academic Challenge Bowl Team are practicing for a lot of exciting competitions.

STA Concentus continues to shine at the Cathedral-Basilica on Sundays at 11:30 am. Please support our youth.

During second quarter sports, STA Boys’ Volley Ball Team participated in the IIAAG sports program. Third quarter sports include Tennis (boys and girls).

Summary of Upcoming Events

Student recruitment campaign for August 2011 starts this week with Bishop Baumgartner Memorial School’s visit on January 18, 2011

January 21, 2011: STA Science Fair

January 28, 2011: Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

February 4, 2011: Catholic education Conference

February 11, 2011: STA Honor Roll Awards for second quarter and Science Fair Award

February 19, 2011: St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Golf Tournament, GICC, Dededo.

Thank you,

Hauhouot Diambra-Odi, Ph.D.

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