December 14, 2017
Blessing of the Bambinellis

If you would like to have your child bring the baby Jesus from your family Nativity set to mass on Friday, December 15th. Fr. Mark will bless them. A suggestion then is to wrap the Bambinelli and that should be the first gift that your family opens on Christmas. 

Band and Choir Concert

5th-8th grade Band and Choir Concert, Tuesday, December 19th, 6:30pm in the gym
**Band students report at 6:00pm
**Chorus/choir students report at 6:15pm

Attire: Dress up:-holiday colors, holiday ties, holiday sweaters/shirts or black and white attire. No jeans or sweats.
Cookies afterwards. Come and bring your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the season!
Christmas Movie Night
All kids welcome PK and older to attend the PTC sponsored Christmas Movie Night!

Child friendly dinner, snacks, activities and movie.

Saturday, December 16th, 5:30-8:30pm
School gym

Please RSVP to
Teacher Cookie Exchange
Know what teachers love? Children



Tuesday December 19, 2017

● Bring a dozen or two cookies, bars or goodies to the Teachers’ Lounge in the morning.

● Use disposable containers whenever possible for easier clean-up.

● Collect non-disposable containers in the Teachers’ Lounge the next morning.

● Our goal is for each teacher to take home two dozen cookies!

Questions? April Pearson-Decklever:
STCS Sweatshirts
STCS Athletics Youth Sweatshirts & Adult Hoodies For Sale (great holiday gift ideas)!

Library Books

All library books will be due on January 4.  Books can only be renewed once, if they were renewed in December they will have to be returned January 4th.  Please check your student’s date due cards. Dates change due to scheduling changes and days off around the holidays.

Boxtops for Education to be at school no later than February 15 th to count for this school year. So far this school year we have earned $600 through the General Mill’s Boxtops for Education program. Please make an effort to ask grandmas and aunties save them for us also. I am amazed at the Walnut Ridge senior center and the number of Boxtops we get from them.

Boys basketball/Cheerleading signups
We are taking registrations for any STCS students or St. Theresa middle school parishioner boys for our basketball team and girls for the cheerleading team.

Registration forms can be found at,  

Practices for both sports (cheerleading and basketball) will start in mid December with first game and cheer Jan 13th and season ending weekend of March 4th. It is important our basketball players and cheerleaders have fun so the first practice will include asking them how to make the season more enjoyable. Financial assistance (payment for registration) can be accommodated for those interested as we want to leave no student / parishioner behind.

Please contact for any further information!
Mardi Gras Gala News
Mark your calendars to attend the Mardi Gras Gala on April 21, 2018. There has been a lot of information coming home the past couple of weeks regarding pre gala items. Please continue to follow update information on the school website, Gala webpage.

If you have an item to donate to our auction or raffle or have questions about a year-end donation please contact Jill Stiles at 515-971-9349 or .

Mail to:  St Theresa Catholic School Gala  
5810 Cara Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, Ia 50311
St. Theresa Catholic School
5810 Cara Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone 515-277-0178
Fax 515-