Save the Dates

August 7 - Back to School PTO Coffee (8:00 AM)
August 7-8-9 Full Days for All Students
August 7 - Lunch Program,Early Care and Innovation Begins
August 9th- Dismissal @1:20PM
August 12 - Homeroom Parent Meeting (8:00 AM)
August 12 - Back to School Night for PS - Kindergarten
August 14 - Back to School Night for Grades 1 - 6
August 15 - Back to School Night for Grades 7- 8
August 15 - School Mass (from August 14th due to Holy Day)
August 22 - Evening PTO General Meeting with Speaker
August 23 - Trivia Night for Parents- FUN,FUN,FUN
September 12 - Evening PTO Meeting
September 23 - School Pictures Taken
October 10 - Morning PTO Meeting
October 19 - PTO Auction
November 8 - Candy for the Troops
November 11-13 6th Grade Astro Camp
November 14 - Morning PTO Meeting
December 12 - Evening PTO General Meeting with Speaker
January 26 - Catholic School Sunday Open House
January 30 - Evening PTO Meeting
February 21 - Father-Daughter Dance
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
March 5 - Morning PTO Meeting
March 12 - Fun Run
March 26 & 28 - School Play - Shrek
April 2 - Evening PTO General Meeting with Speaker
April 24 - Mother - Son Activity
May 7 - Evening PTO Meeting
Parent Back-to-School
Curriculum Nights
Monday, August 12 at 6:30 PM

  • Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • 6:30 PM - 6:25 PM - Meet in the classroom with teachers. Parents with siblings on the same night should pick one classroom, followed by the second session with the other teacher.
  • 6:30 PM -6:50 PM - Second session for parents with more than one student in grades PS-K.

Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 PM

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • 6:30 PM - 6:25 PM - Meet in the classroom with teachers. Parents with siblings on the same night should pick one classroom, followed by the second session with the other teacher.
  • 6:30 PM -6:50 PM - Second session for parents with more than one student in grades 1-6.
  • SIXTH Grade Program this evening!
  • Note: Rescheduled night for Sixth (6th) Grade.

Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 PM

  • Grades 7-8
  • Parents report to student's homeroom at 6:30 PM. Parents will follow, in 10 minute increments, the "bell schedule" of a student's Thursday schedule. Five minutes will be provided at the end of teacher presentations to move to the next location.
  • Intra-Curricular areas (Spanish, Music, Art, PE, Technology) will be included in the schedule..
  • Note: Rescheduled night for Sixth (6th) Grade (see Wednesday, August 14 - the correct night for Sixth Grade).

DI Time - What is this that
I am seeing on my
student's schedule?
DI time is an attempt to minimize disruption to a classroom's routine by grouping "pull outs" at a coordinated time. Most often used in Grades 1 - 4, this time is when all "pull out" services (for example speech therapy, special tutoring, Federally funded services, etc.) are encouraged. Theoretically, if all pull out services occur during this time, the classroom teacher has the opportunity to work with a reduced class size on small group or individualized work. Tests can be made up, enrichment activities can be scheduled, time can be set aside for pleasure reading.

As you might guess, it is not always possible to schedule pull out services on "our" time. When it works, it is helpful, but it doesn't always work. To help coordinate this time, "DI" time was identified in the classroom schedules. Normally this time is not on a student's schedule that is visible in RenWeb, but due to some changes in settings, the DI time did display on all student schedules. Only students with pull out services that have been documented in Student Support Plans (SSPs) are affected by DI time, and only when those services can be successfully scheduled during this common time.

For those who were here last year, DI time will be utilized as it was last year - no changes. If you have any questions, please confer with the classroom teacher when convenient during the Parent Back-to-School curriculum night.
Spirit Wear News
Order Lunches
Lunches will be available for order for the first day of school, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 beginning on July 29, 2019. To order lunches, please see the information on the website at: www.stcs.us > Parents > Lunch Ordering or click on this highlighted

Safe Environment
Anyone volunteering to serve youth n the Diocese of Phoenix is required to be in compliance with Safe Environment regulations. IF you are a new family to Saint Theresa, or who have not already completed the Safe Environment (SET) Foundation Training, a session has been scheduled at Saint Theresa for Friday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM in Fr. Feeney Hall. All parents are encouraged to complete this requirement. Please click on links below for instructions.





The Diocese of Phoenix is transitioning to a new Safe Environment Training Platform that will be significantly different than the one previously used. The requirement to be Safe Environment Trained (SET) remains the same, parents new to the school must attend a Foundations Class and those renewing their training must do so shortly after the July 1 start of renewals.

Information will be sheared as the new platform is rolled out. Please see the letter from the Diocese for additional explanation. Mrs. Beth Rons is the SET coordinator for Saint Theresa Catholic School and can be reached at (602) 840-0010 ext. 118 or brons@stcs.us.
Dads' Club Kickoff
This Saturday
August 10th, 2019
6PM All Dad's Invited
Goldwater Brewing Company
3608 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale Rd. and Goldwater Blvd
Contact Scott Lauer @949-257-5696
STCS Student Cantors
STCS Student Cantors
As we continue to build student involvement in music ministry, students grade 4 or higher are invited to participate as the psalm cantor at School Masses. Student cantors should be able to commit to personal independent preparation time, as well as a brief coaching session with the music director during the week prior to being scheduled to cantor. Concurrent participation in the School Mass vocal ensemble is also required. Parents – if your student is interested, please contact Brian in the Parish Office at  bkinzie@stphx.org .
 
 
Brian Kinzie
Director of Liturgy and Music
 
602.840.0850 ext. 121 | desk 602.586.7433 | mobile 602.935.5153
 
Before and After School Care
Before and After School Care begins the first days of school. Before school care (7:00 AM - 7:55 AM) will again be in the library and starts on Wednesday, August 7th. Please register by notifying the office (when open) or morning care specialist (during care hours). Cost is $3.00 per day, $12.00 per week, billed through FACTS.

STCS has contracted with Innovation Learning to provide after school care programming. The programs start on Wednesday, August 7th. Registration and additional information is on the flyer. Please click on the flyer link for the additional information.
Trivia Night - Join the Fun!
Join us for our first ever Trivia Night on Friday, August 23rd!
Meet other STCS parents while having fun answering trivia questions
Click here to purchase tickets
Theology of the Body
curriculum comes to STCS
As required by the Diocese, STCS will implement a Theology of the Body (TOB) curriculum in grades PS - 4 this year. Teachers have attended curriculum workshops, materials have been ordered, and STCS has pilot tested the curriculum last year. Please watch for additional information from the classroom teachers as this program is implemented. For additional information, please read the linked flyer.
PTO News

Call for Homeroom Parents - Interested in volunteering as a homeroom parent for the upcoming school year? Please email PTO.HRParent.Coordinator@stcs.us and include your name, email, phone number, and the name of your child's homeroom teacher. A homeroom parent orientation will be held on August 12th after drop-off.

"Seas the Day" Auction - Planning is already underway for the Fall Auction on October 19th. More details will be coming once the school year starts! In the meantime, if you are interested in volunteering or additional information, please email the Auction Chairs at stcsauction2019@stcs.us

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