St. Thomas' Day School


For more information, please call Kelly Kane @  804-329-1117 or email

October 2019



Thank you all for a wonderful start to the school year!  The children (and teachers) are settling in, and we are getting into the full “swing” of things.  This is going to be an amazing year!  


Below are a few reminders that I need all families to follow:

  • Do not send your child inFlip-Flops, Crocs which are too large, or unsafe “playground” shoes. We go outside everyday weather permitting, and shoes that aren’t meant for the playground can cause injuries for the children.

  • If you are sending grapes, cherry tomatoes, or any other similar shaped food, please cut in half lengthwise. Please do not send in popcorn as a snack for your child.

  • Once carpool has begun, please refrain from using your cell phones.  Moving cars and childrenarea dangerous combination, and everyone needs to be alert.  Make sure your car is in PARKwhen the teachers are taking out your child during AM carpool.  Children should remain buckled in until a teacher comes to the car.  Thank you also for helping us easily transition to the new noon carpool policies.  

  • Remember we are a NUT FREEschool for snacksand lunch.

  • All parties in the classroom must have Store Purchasedtreats.

  • Check your child’s folder every dayand return itin your child’s backpack. This is a very important way that we communicate with each other.  Please put all notes & checks insidethe folder, and not loose in the backpack. (Or you may pin to the outside of the backpack)

  • Put the carpool signin your dashboard for pick up time.  If you need an additional sign, please let your teachers know.

  • Label your child’s lunch box, jackets,sweaters, extra changeof clothes, etc.…

  • Do not send juice for snack, we provide water for the children. If your child is staying for lunch, you can send a juice box.

  • Extended dayends at 2:00 PM, please be on time picking up your child.





1Teachers: Joan Bowles & Kelly Kane


September was exciting because we saw old friends and made new ones! Learning the rules has been easy, and it has been fun discovering new things in the classroom.  We learned about different types of apples, voted on our favorite, and even made “apple pie”  We then jumped right into fall making leaf prints, painted with acorns, made fall trees, and going on a scavenger hunt around the playground finding treasures in nature.  We have been practicing writing and making the sounds of the letters Aa, and Bb, and have been working hard writing our names.  We also reviewed the colors red and yellow and talked about the numbers 0, and 1.  In October we are looking forward to having more fun with fall, pumpkins, 5 Senses and Halloween!   



Teachers:  Wendy Knuth, Jessamy Austin and Andrea Marcinkevicius

    We hope your summer was wonderful, but we are so glad to be back in school. September was spent getting to know each other, learning our classroom rules, and learning about our new friends. We finished the month learning about the Farm. We also loved getting to know you all better on Parent’s night. Finally, we ended the month with a super fundraiser at Coco & Hazel’s, Ms. Jessamy celebrated her birthday, and with the addition of Gabriel into our classroom. 

   In October we will be discussing the Wild West, Fire Safety, Fall, and Halloween/ Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales. We will also start Stretch N Grow in October. Please remember to have your child wear good running shoes. Stretch N Grow is a physical fitness program that lasts about 30 minutes on the 1stand 3rdWednesdays of each month.  The kids LOVE it! We will also have Music class on Fridays with Mrs. M. on the off weeks. School pictures are on Wednesday, October 9th.School is closed on Monday, October 14th. We will end the month with our Halloween Extravaganza on Wednesday, October 30th!

What a busy first couple of weeks! Happy Fall and Welcome back to School!


Teachers: Susan Kaplan & Laura Harbison


Hello Parents!  We have had a great start to the school year.  We learned about our friends, school, the farm and the wild west. The children are having fun exploring all the different ways to paint and make are with new objects.  We’ve also read a lot of books, began our alphabet, and are working on shapes.  Some of the art this month included painting with a friend, making a friendship flower, painting pigs with straw, making circles with pool noodles, milk painting, and “prickly” cacti.  We look forward to a wonderful year with your children.





2019 / 2020 DAY SCHOOL



                             Herbert Jones                               

Virginia Eckert 

Sarah Hendricks 

Sarah Moore

Chris Martin

Rachel Hudgins

James Adams-Boyles   

Chelle Bravo 

Jeannie Bowker  



St. Thomas Day School follows Richmond City Public Schoolsfor closings and delays.  If Richmond City Public Schools are CLOSED,we are CLOSED. If Richmond City Public Schools have a 1-hour delay, then we will open at 9:00amwith no earlytime program,but extended day will be offered.  If Richmond City Public Schools have a 2-hour delay, then we will open at 10:00amwith no early time programbut extended day will be offered.


Hoot Media will be here on Wednesday, October 9thto take School Photos.  If you have a younger sibling who you would also like to have photos taken, please come at 9:30 am.

School Closed

School will be closed on October 14th.

We Care

We Care will meet on Friday, October 4that 9:15.


Halloween Extravaganza

                                WHEN:  Wednesday October 30th                                   

Parents Are Invited for Coffee & Treats Starting at 9:00 am

9:30-10:00 am Parade & Witches Brew Song

Children will then return to their classrooms 

We ask that parents either return for the party at 11:30 or pick up at normal time using carpool.

Thank you for your cooperation!

11:30-11:50 Classroom Parties with Normal Dismissal

Extended Day Will Be Offered

Please have your child dressed in a non-scary costume and drop off as usual. Parents may gather in the parish hall for coffee prior to the parade.


We hope to see you there!

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