December 2019


Saint Theresa Catholic School

Alumni & Friends Newsletter
Our 26th "First Day of School"!
Fr. Guest, Mrs. O’Malley, faculty, and staff celebrated St. Theresa Catholic School's 26th "First Day of School" in August by welcoming over 425 students! We're thrilled to have more "legacy" students -- children of our alumni: Shannon Prince Glaws ('00), Jennifer Volk-Fortier ('97), Colleen Ward Bjork ('97), and Sean Whitfield ('99) . And it's a blessing to have Class of 2008 alumnae Michaela Tracy and Meaghan Tracy Weiss teaching 2nd and 3rd grades.

The fall school calendar was packed with activities, including the Living Rosary, Veterans Day Mass and program, a special focus on Service during the month of October, and a Thanksgiving luncheon with parents. We’re looking forward to our Christmas Pageant and a new tradition: Grandparents Day for 1st and 5th grades!
First Day of School: 1994 and 2019
Share Your Career
Please join us to share your career with our students at Career Day on January 29, 2020 ! This is a terrific way to help our students learn about different career paths and inspire them to think about their vocation. We hope to have even more alumni/families than last year! More information is available here , but please contact us for details, or if you have questions. Hope to see you in January!
We've Re-branded
After a recent Design for Excellence review, we updated our Mission Statement (see below), and re-branded to lead with our mission. Perhaps the most noticeable change for our alumni: we are now “STCS , Saint Theresa Catholic School. And we are thrilled with our new mascot: Thunder, the Thunderbird! For many years we’ve attempted to personify “Thunder,” our team name chosen by Msgr. McMurtrie, longtime Notre Dame fan (“...Shake down the THUNDER from the sky”). We are very grateful to alumni parent Steve Bozik (Angela, ‘11) for creating the Thunder logo! The students love seeing Thunder at school events and assemblies. Note that the original thunder cloud logo will still be used on the P.E. uniform.
Alumni Parents: Coffee & a Tour?
Our alumni parents are the foundation of STCS! We've learned that many of you have not been in the school building for years, which led to our new Coffee & a Tour series with alumni parents. We’ve had a fantastic time reconnecting (yes, all the yearbooks come out!), and touring the building with Donna McDonald, our new Admissions Director. We would love for you to come back for a visit, and see what's new at school! Please email freschir@stsashburn.com to sign up.
Alumni Spotlight
STCS alumnus Chris Russow (’06) and his business partners had an awesome grand opening of their Round Two Chicago store. Chris and his partners founded Round Two in Richmond in 2013, and have expanded to Los Angeles, New York City, and South Beach. The stores are known for vintage & brand-name men's clothing, hard-to-find sneakers & accessories. Congratulations and all best wishes for continued success! In Chicago? Stop by Round Two in Wicker Park on Milwaukee Ave.
Save the Date!
Alumni, Family, and Friends -- it will soon be auction time! Please join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020 for the annual PTO Auction, Run for the Roses ! Get your Kentucky Derby hats ready, gather old friends, and let's celebrate STCS! Details coming soon. Connect with us and we’ll help with seating and table reservations.
First STCS auction in gym; 2020 logo
St. Theresa Catholic School Mission Statement
Guided by the teachings of Christ, Saint Theresa Catholic School is dedicated to 
Educating Tomorrow’s Catholic Leaders.  We partner with families in the spiritual, intellectual,
social, and physical development of every child .
Did you know?

You are in our prayers! Our students dedicate the prayer of Saint Theresa to all of our families,
past graduates, and friends of St. Theresa School. If you have a special prayer request, please email freschir@stsashburn.com and we'll add it to our parish book of intentions.

We have a School Counselor onsite three days week , working with our students in grades K-8! You can read her latest newsletter, here.
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