On behalf of the staff at St. Thomas Aquinas School, welcome back for the start of the 2019-20 school year. I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and is recharged for another year of learning at STA. I would especially like to extend a warm welcome to our new students, families and newest staff members, Mrs. Wenona McCormick and Mrs. Tammy Theisen. Mrs. McCormick is our new librarian at St. Thomas Aquinas. Mrs. Theisen will be our Family is our Family School Liaison staff member. Our school enjoys a close relationship with St. Mary’s Parish and we welcome Father Christopher to our school community. Our students participate in daily prayer, weekly school Masses and monthly celebrations. We are confident that our students will certainly have a diversity of experiences throughout the year. Activities that will be occurring in September include volleyball, golf, cross-country, and football with the community Panthers and Python teams. September 13 will highlight our month of activities as we will have our school-wide Opening Mass at St. Mary’s, followed by our Awards Ceremony Presentations, School Council BBQ and Grandparent’s Day activities. On September 26, our school will participate in the annual Terry Fox Run and on the 27th and 28th the school hosts its annual Girls High School Volleyball tournament. Our school website is being updated so that information about STA is readily available online. We will do our best to keep it current and accurate. Check it out https://www.sta.ecacs16.ab.ca/ I would also like to thank everyone that was involved in the discussion and planning for the new school. We had fantastic support from the STA community in the fundraising drive for the gym expansion in the new school. Our students and staff thank you for your contributions. We encourage all of our parents and guardians to become involved in the life of the school. A positive relationship between home and school is a key factor in promoting student learning and ensuring ongoing academic success.On behalf of the entire St. Thomas Aquinas School staff, we extend our best wishes to all for a successful school year!