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

Dear Parents,

It was such a pleasure to see all of our parents at both campuses for the Parent Nights. Thank you for making the time to attend!  We were so pleased to have Yesenia Maldonado, Director of Social-Emotional Learning for the Archdiocese, with us to share informative and insightful information that can help all of us support our students. Also, the premiere of our school video, "A Day In the Life at St. Therese" was a success! Check it out below and on our website. 

I invite all interested parents to please sign up for our new Parent Organization. It's important that we as community build a strong, united relationship among our school and parents so that together we can support our students. 

As the days become shorter and cooler, we look forward to planning upcoming fall and winter events which will be listed on our school website calendar. After school activities starting such as Chess, Flag Football, and Volleyball will be starting very soon; look for more information regarding all extracurricular activities in your student's Friday Folder. 

Ms. Lisa Deborah Oi
Early Dismissal 
Friday, September 20th

Don't forget that school will be dismissed at 11:30am this Friday, September 20th, to allow for a teacher in-service.
Join St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish for Blessing of Pets & 9th Annual Walk-a-thon

Thank you for joining us!

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for the  Junior High Orientation Session  on September 11th.  A copy of the presentation can be found on the Grades 5-8 Program section of our  school website

Thank you, too, to all who attended the Parent Night at each campus. Links to download the presentations from these events can be found on our school website as well. 

School Video Premiered
We hope you enjoyed the new School Video for some scenes of "A Day in the Life at St. Therese." The video can be found on the Home Page of our website. You can also view it using this link.

Friday, September 20
Dress Down Day ($1 donation to support St. Therese); 
HALF DAY - 11:30am Dismissal

Tuesday,  September 24
Picture Day for students at the St. Barbara Campus
Tuesday, September 24 School Mass for St. Barbara Campus students. 8am at
St. Barbara Worship Site
Wednesday, September 25 Class Mass for 7th graders of both campuses. 8am at
St. Therese Worship Site, followed by fellowship with Fr. Li.
Wednesday, September 25 Virtus Training - 5pm at St. Therese Campus
Friday, September 27
Spirit Day for all students 
(Wear "Blue 2x" or any other St. Therese Wear)
Monday, September 30 Feast Mass celebrating St. Therese, Little Flower. 8am at
St. Therese Worship Site 
Graduates Celebrate a Reunion, Many Years of Friendship through St. Therese School

Over 50 alumni gathered to celebrate over 50 years of friendship and memories
A large group of graduates from the class of 1961 through 1971 gathered recently at Furama Restaurant to celebrate as a group of alumni of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School.

May Young Chin, Class of 1966, organized the gathering of over 50 alumni from near and far. In addition to having the chance to reconnect and visit with former classmates, the group also raised over $15,000 in donations for the school!

Ms. Chin also shared some fun facts about this group, including:
  • Almost all are sons and daughters of immigrants (first generation born in the United States).
  • Almost all had parents that worked in a restaurant as cooks & waiters, in factories doing "piece" work, or who owned a laundry.
  • There are quite a few doctors, pharmacist, lawyers, accountants, bankers, real estate/property developers and other college-educated professionals in the group. Most or all own their own home.
  • A few have had children who attended St. Therese School, and at least one who has several grandchildren currently attending St. Therese.
  • The Class of 1961 was the last class to graduate while still at the On Leung Building (currently the Pui Tak Center).
  • The Class of 1962 was the first class to graduate from the "new school" on 23rd Street.
  • That makes the Class of 1969 the first to attend all 8 grades in the "new school."
Ms. Oi, Ms. Chin, and Fr. Li at the Reunion Dinner
"I, for one, am very proud to be part of this group," commented Ms. May. "The nuns, although strict, gave us the education and discipline to succeed. We should all be proud of the fact that within one generation, we became law-abiding citizens, contributing back to American society, in other words - living the American Dream. We are also proud to see St. Therese continue to provide such a quality education - two time Blue Ribbon Winner is nothing to sneeze at."
The group had such a great time reconnecting that they are planning to have another reunion sooner than later!

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