For the  parents and families of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School

Dear Parents,

October is such an awesome month. The little ones are off on their field trips to the farms, Holy Fire is on the horizon and the after school clubs are in full swing.

As you may have heard, I was indeed blessed over the weekend. I had the honor of being recognized by NAESP for my work here at St. Therese in Washington D.C. This moment allowed me to reflect on how much I have grown as an educator over the years and how much I am truly grateful to be with such a beautiful parish-school community. There was a very clear (and humbling) revelation to me during my stay - St. Therese's reputation is known to many organizations and people at the national level!

Midterms will be going home October 23rd. Remember, midterm grades are mid-points of the semester and are not final. Please check PowerSchool regularly and have frequent conversations with your child regarding their work. If you see that there is still room for improvement, check in with the following: Are they completing all of their assignments? Are they asking questions of the teacher when they need clarity? Are they reviewing for assessments in a timely manner? As always, we are your partners in your child's education.  Please do not hesitate in reaching out to your child's teacher if you need more insight.

Details for each of the classroom Halloween parties will be forwarded from classroom teachers shortly. Also remember that picture retakes will be this Thursday.

Blessings,
Ms. Cavallone
Principal

PS - As always, please refer to our School Calendar for important dates and reminders. Also note that the Extra-Curricular Calendar contains detailed days and times for our many after-school activities.
SFA Meeting 
this Thursday, October 19

Please join us for our next School and Family Association (SFA) meeting this Thursday, October 19th at 6:15pm. In addition to the opportunity to visit with your fellow parents and catch up on school news and happenings, we will also be discussing: 
  • Fall Family Fest for our PreK through 2nd grade families
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • CNY 2018
Feel free to email  Anita Mark or Elisa Moy with any questions about SFA.

Please join us for the next in our Parent Talk Series this  Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30pm. 

Dr. Meg Carroll, St. Xavier University professor, will present her reflections and advice for how children can live a balanced life.

The 50-50 Raffle Early Bird Drawing is less than two weeks away! 
Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in the school office or  online .

Thank you to all who have already purchased their tickets! We ask each family to purchase or sell at least two tickets.  Once again, we will have a competition among classrooms for the most tickets sold. The winning classroom will get a  class party ! Look for reports starting next week on total tickets sold by classroom to see how your child's class is doing.

Don't miss out on the $1,000 Early Bird Raffle on October 30th and the chance to WIN BIG on December 18th!
Parish News

St. Therese Young Adult Ministry invites you to join them at (re)Encounter, a young adult faith night on October 20th at the UIC Pavilion, featuring guest speaker and renowned actor Mark Wahlberg! Mark will be talking about his Catholic faith and how Jesus Christ and the Bible plays a role in his everyday life. The St. Therese Church Young Adult Ministry is sponsoring a group of young adults to attend. The first 30 people to register will get to attend for free. Free transportation will be provided if enough people attend.  Please email Jennifer Sin at  jennifernsin@gmail.com to register.   We look forward to seeing you there!
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