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

Dear Parents,

Autumn's beauty has arrived, and so have all our exciting fall events at St. Therese.
Please join us at St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish for the Installation Mass of Fr. Li this Sunday, October 27, at St. Barbara Worship Site. Fr. Li's Installation Mass is an excellent opportunity for your student to earn service hours and be a witness to an extraordinary moment in our parish's history.

As you know, the 50-50 Raffle sales have begun. We kindly request that you ask friends and family to purchase additional tickets. Our $1,000 Early Bird drawing will be on Wednesday, October 30, at noon. Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser!

Friday, November 1, classes at both St. Therese campuses will be dismissed at 11:30am, as the staff will be participating in a professional development day. I pray that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

Ms. Lisa Deborah Oi

New school uniform policy gives more options for students

All students attending St. Therese School will have the option to wear pants as part of the regular school uniform day under new the school uniform policy changes, effective immediately. 

Students may be required to be in "Full Uniform" on special occasions, which will include wearing skirts and jumpers by request of school administration. Also, students may choose to wear tights under skirts and jumpers during colder seasons.
Next Parent Organization Meeting 

The next Parent Organization will be held on Wednesday, November 6, from 6pm - 7pm at St. Barbara Campus in the Lower Hall. 

We encourage all parents to attend and get involved in supporting our school and St. Therese students.
Students to celebrate Halloween at St. Therese

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish Youth Adult Ministry (YAM) will host their Saturday Vigil Mass, followed by a Halloween Trunk or Treat Festival on  Saturday, October 26 , starting at 5 pm at St. Barbara Worship Site. All St. Therese students and their families are invited to attend. 

Halloween is  Thursday, October 31 , and students will have the opportunity to celebrate. All students dressed in Halloween colored or themed clothing will enjoy a free Dress Down Day. All dress code rules strictly enforced. Please, no costumes.

Halloween classroom parties will start at 2 pm. No candy or goodies bags, please.

Fr. Li to be Installed as Pastor at St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish will name Fr. Francis Li as its Pastor on  Sunday, October 27 , during a special Installation Mass at 9:30 AM at St. Barbara Worship Site. All parishioners, students, family, and friends of the parish community are invited to join us for this exciting and significant moment in the life of our parish history. 
Faith Formation: Service Hours

St. Therese students earn one service hour per guest who accompanies them to Mass in October. ANY School or Parish Staff member can sign the Service Hours sheet. Bring a signed sheet or Church Bulletin back to your homeroom teacher for service hour credit. 

Students interested in earning additional service hours can attend any of the following  functions held after Masses. Age-appropriate notes and reflections on the events can be turned in to Mr. Howard or Mr. Delfin for additional service hour credit.


St. Barbara Campus 
Picture Day Proofs & Retakes

Van Gogh School Photographers will return to St. Barbara Campus on  Monday, October 28 , for students who need to have their photo retaken. For easy online ordering, parents may visit  and enter your child's proof ticket code to purchase. 
Spirit Wear Orders

Spirit wear orders will go home with students next week on Tuesday, October 29. Students must sign to acknowledge receipt of their items before receiving their order. 
Half Day: Early Dismissal 

Please remember that there is an early dismissal on Friday, November 1, at 11:30am as faculty members participate in Professional Development. After school care is available to parents who sign up before Thursday, October 31.
Saturday, October 26
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish: Youth Adult Ministry Saturday Vigil Mass & Trunk or Treating Halloween Festival - 
5pm - 7pm at St. Barbara Worship Site
Sunday, October 27
Installation Mass of Fr. Francis Li - 9am at St. Barbara Worship Site; Reception to follow - St. Barbara Campus: Lower Hall/Gym
Monday, October 28
St. Barbara Campus - Photo Retake Day
Tuesday, October 29
Last day to purchase Early Bird Raffle tickets
Wednesday, October 30
50/50 Raffle - Early Bird Raffle Drawing
Thursday, October 31
FREE Halloween Dress Down Day for all students; Halloween Classroom Parties - 2pm 
Friday, November 1
Dress Down Day for all students ($1 donation to help St. Therese School); Half Day Dismissal for all students - 11:30am;  Professional Development Day for Faculty  

Girls 3/4 Volleyball is Underway!!
For the first time in school history, St. Therese has entered into a volleyball league specifically for 3rd/4th Graders. The league takes place at Wilson Community Center in Bridgeport every Thursday Evening and includes many local schools. St. Therese played their first game on October 11th and had a very close match against St. Jerome. The tiny gym, filled and full of spirit as both teams carefully served back and forth, trying to gain an advantage. The Junior Varsity (5th/6th) and Varsity (7th/8th) teams are preparing for their league schedules and will also be participating in local tournaments.

Flag Football keeps on rolling!!
All 3 levels of Flag Football are having great seasons! The Junior Team (3rd/4th) played their first game against St. Catherine-St. Lucy of Oak Park and had a very close finish.  The team looks creative on offense and stout on defense and looks to have great season.  The JV (5th/6th) Team has a 2-2 record and is looking to contend for the Championship against the ever-formidable Ascension from Oak Park.  The Varsity (7th/8th) team has a record of 1-2 and is looking to finish the regular season strong in an effort to improve its positioning for the playoffs.

The St. Therese 8-10 year old Football players and the St. Therese 13-15 year old current and alumni players participated in a 5 on 5 tournament through the Chicago Park District.  The 8-10 Team finished 2nd in the Area tournament at Vittum Park, losing a heartbreaking championship game by 5 points 12-7.  The 13-15 group lost it's only game against the 13-15 team from Vittum Park 13-0, but played very close and came up short 2 times in the red zone trying to score.  It was great to see our St. Therese Alumni still excited about playing Flag Football!

Jeff Chrusciel - Athletic Director 

In and Around the Classroom

PreKindergarten students, top left, join their teacher Ms. Shortino and teachers aide, Ms. Kimminau at the Johansen Farms for a visit a the pumpkin patch; 7th Grade Science teacher 
Mr. Polhammer, top right, shares a warm smile with his students after visiting the Museum of Science and Industry's coal mine. St. Therese Junior Kindergarten student, bottom left, learns about the parts of a pumpkin with their teacher, Ms. Gloninger; 6th Grade students, bottom right, learn about air pressure during Science class at St. Barbara Campus.
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