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AQU I N A S

Fall Festival

PTO IN THE KNOW
FALL FESTIVAL

A family favorite at Aquinas is the fall
festival. Once again it was held in front
of Aquinas and there were tons of fun
activities for all. We even had a special
visit from the JP mascot, Wolfie. Mark
your calendars, the 2019-20 Fall Festival
will take place on October 18.

RACE FOR EDUCATION

This year's Race for Education took
place on November 16 and the theme
was 'Celebrating our Troops' in honor
of Veteran's Day. Students walked over
1,281,900 steps in honor of the current
1,281,900 active duty service members
stationed around the world and raised
$15,000 to support ongoing capital
projects in the school. Thanks to the
following generous sponsors, we were
able to provide each student with a free
Race Day t-shirt: Renova Smiles, Karen
Radley Acura/Volkswagen, Lustine
Toyota, Reality Realty, Flight Fit N Fun,
Cravings Cupcakery, The Bee Store, and
Smoothie King. PTO will host the Race
for Education again on November 15.

NEWS

STARS AUCTION

For the second year in a row, the PTO
hosted the STARS Auction at Brew
Republic. An exciting addition this year
was live music by the Acoustic Duo
Katie and Logan. We also owe a huge
thank you to Lee Laws who brought his
30 years of live auction experience to
the event and served as the auctioneer
for the evening. The PTO exceeded the
fundraising goal for this event raising
over $20,000. Make plans to join us
on February 8 for the 2020 STARS
Auction and stay tuned to our website
for updates.

Race for Education

FAREWELLS

We are sad to say farewell to Bill and Quinn
Wicks, our PTO Spiritual Life Chairs. They
have accepted an overseas assignment
and will be moving this summer. Thank you
to both for all they have done in support of
the school during their time on PTO. For
more PTO information, visit aquinastars.
org/school-life/pto.

CRUSADER PRIDE
Alex Cumming and Nathan Vowinkel

Maria Mendoza

It all started at Aquinas. Alex and Nathan

Maria Mendoza graduated from

were in the same Pre-K class and have

Aquinas in 2015 and this year

been friends ever since. Both graduated

she graduated from St. John

with Honors from St. John Paul the Great

Paul the Great Catholic High

Catholic High School in June and both will

School with highest honors and

attend the prestigious military academy

was valedictorian of her class.

West Point this fall. We are proud of all

Maria will attend Yale University

they have accomplished and can't wait

this fall to study neuroscience

to see the adventures they have ahead

on a pre-medicine track.

of them. Aquinas congratulates Alex and

Congratulations to Maria and

Nathan along with their families.

her parents!

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