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

Dear Parents,

What happened to Fall? I guess we skipped over it and went straight into Winter!
Nonetheless, our students are immersed in their school work, extracurricular activities, and practices as they settle into the St. Therese School community. Our students from both campuses will participate in an Adoration experience with the Sisters of Charity in December and January. We are so grateful for this wonderful opportunity for our students to participate in this moving experience. 

I look forward to seeing our students singing, dancing and showing their musical talents during our Christmas Program on Wednesday, December 18, at the St. Barbara Worship Site from 6pm-7:30pm. We will also have our 50/50 raffle drawing. There is still time to buy more raffles or send the link to relatives and friends from near and far.

I hope every family has a safe, restful Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for our students, parents, teachers, and school community.

Ms. Lisa Deborah Oi

50/50 Raffle News!

The  grand prize drawing   for the 50/50 Raffle is less one month away! Don't miss out on the  opportunity  and excitement to win big and help support St. Therese School. Tickets may be purchased  online  or in the school main offices.

C ongratulations to Tom Gaynor winner of $1,000 in the Early Bird Drawing for our 50-50 Raffle ! Mr. Gaynor's ticket returns with the others and is eligible to win the Grand Prize of $38,888! Although the Early Bird drawing is now over, there is still time to purchase tickets and WIN BIG on December 18th at this year's Christmas Program! Tickets may be purchased online  or in the school main offices. Congratulations to Seventh Grader, Caitlyn Kelly, for selling the winning Early Bird Drawing ticket! Thank you and good luck to all of our 50-50 Raffle Supporters!
Saturday, November 23
Catechesis of the Good Shepard Program at St. Therese Worship Site Community Room - 9AM  
Tuesday, November 26 
School Mass at St. Barbara Campus - 8AM
Wednesday, November 27 
6th Grade Class Mass at St. Therese Worship Site - 8AM
Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
St. Barbara Feast Day Mass Celebration

Santa Claus is coming to St. Therese for a special breakfast! Join St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish for St. Barbara Feast Day Mass, followed by a Breakfast with Santa, hosted by the St. Therese Parent Association,  Sunday, December 8 , starting at 9:30 am at St. Barbara Worship Site. 

All St. Therese students, families, and parish community are welcome to attend. Breakfast is $8 for children and $10 for adults and includes a photo with Santa. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the parish or the school main offices. 
Teacher Highlight

Please welcome out newest addition to our St.Therese faculty, Ms. Mya Akin! Ms. Akin  is the 4th  grade homeroom teacher and the 3rd and 4th  grade math teacher at St. Barbara Campus. 

When she's not teaching, Ms. Akin spends her time enjoying the city of Chicago, walking along the shore, and swimming in Lake Michigan. For Ms. Akin, teaching is truly her life's passion and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Welcome to the St. Therese Family, Ms. Akin!

JV Flag Football Claims Second Straight Chicago Unity League Championship!
On November 7th, the JV Flag Football Team won the league championship over the very tough Ascension of Oak Park team.  The game was close at halftime with St. Therese pulling away in the second half with some key turnovers and tremendous offensive plays.  The game took place at Max McCook indoor facility in perfect conditions while it was freezing outdoors!  The JV Team was able to win the league championship with a "two-platoon" system of two separate complete team units that alternated offensive and defensive cycles during games.  

Varsity Football Finishes Strong Season with 3 Victories and formidable playoff finish!
The Varsity Football Team nearly reached the league championship game after losing 22-16 to eventual league champion Ascension in the league semi-finals of the playoffs.  After not posting any victories in 2018, this group of players won 3 games this season and narrowly lost 3 other games, including 2 playoff games.  The improvement this team showed was tremendous, and the team played at a championship level for stretches of the season.

Varsity Volleyball Starts Season with Strong Finish in DeLaSalle Tournament!
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team began their season with a strong 2nd place finish in their respective division in the DeLaSalle tournament. The girls played numerous matches in one day and really stepped up and either won or seriously challenged every team they played. The Varsity Team also opened their regular season with a victory in the Archer Park Volleyball League.

Junior Football Finishes Season with fun game with parents and coaches!
The Junior Football Team played a fun, season-ending game at Max McCook where the coaches and parents were invited to play alongside the players in a friendly game.  The players displayed great running and catching skills while the adults rekindled old skills.  A great time was had by all, and the game ended up a tie due to some trickery by one team and a last play touchdown grab by the other!

Jeff Chrusciel - Athletic Director 

Thanksgiving Break Reminder

There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Classes will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Students practiced their persuasive writing skills to share their, "I'm Not A Turkey" projects. Later, students created imaginative disguises to "hide" turkeys from the threat of becoming a part of a tasty Thanksgiving dinner. Good luck, turkeys!

In and Around The Classroom

PreKindergarten students, top left, share warm smiles during Ms. Li's class; kindergarten students , top right, express their gratitude creatively as Mrs. Gonzalez shares their Thanksgiving project . 6th graders, bottom left, share their research findings among their fellow classmates during social studies class with teacher, Mr. Ploense; St. Therese School JV football champions, bottom right, gather for a post game photo after 34-14 win in the Chicago Unity League.
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     St. Therese Campus:   247 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616    
St. Barbara Campus: 2859 S. Throop Street, Chicago, IL 60608

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