STCS Notes September 19, 2018
Mark Your Calendar for the Upcoming Dates:

September 19th- High School Prep Class 5-8PM Science Lab
September 21st- 8th grade Sky-Y Trip
September 23rd- Dad's Club Pancake Breakfast
September 24th- School Pictures-UNIFORMS MUST BE WORN
September 26th- High School Prep Class 6-8pm Science Lab
September 28th- 3/4th Field Trip (Charlotte's Web)
October 3rd- High School Prep Class 6-8PM Science Lab
October 9th - 7:45 AM PS,PK,K Coffee with the Principal
October 11th- PTO Meeting- Auction Craft Night
October 15th- NO SCHOOL
October 17th- STO Tax Credit Scholarship Training 6:30-7:30PM Science Lab
October 20th- STCS Auction
October 24th- High School Prep Class 6-8PM Science Lab
October 25th- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-6:15PM
October 26th- Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-1PM
October 26th- No School for Students
October 28th- PreS-K Open House 12-2PM
October 30th - Kindergarten Pumpkin Day for prospective families 10:30-11:30AM
Calendar Addition
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for:

Thursday, October 25th from 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday, October 26th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Teachers will be scheduling their own conferences. Please watch for information on scheduling a conference.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no school for students on Friday, October 26th.
From our Pastor, Fr. Chuck
Evening of Prayer and Discussion
As a step in this journey of responding to the current state of the Church, I would like to invite you to an "Evening of Prayer and Discussion" a time for us to simply come together to talk to one another, to listen to one another and to open ourselves to God's wisdom and guidance in the context of our community of faith. Please consider reserving on your calendar- Monday evening September 24th- we can gather in the church at 6:30PM and plan to stay until around 8:00. More information will come in next weekend's bulletin and Mass announcements. If you're an adult and feel that you would like to participate, I hope that you'll be able to join in the discussion and prayer! Childcare will be offered.
from National Jr. Honor Society
Fundraising for Charity
NJHS will have a Buck-A-Jean Day on Friday, September 28th. Students can wear dress-code appropriate jeans after donating $1.00 . The proceeds of our fundraiser will go to Feed My Starving Children . Thank you for your time, and PLEASE participate!
Pre-School / Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten
Coffee with the Principal
Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents are invited to a coffee with the principal on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM .

We will gather in the Convent Conference Room (Lower Level) to share questions, information and stories. This is an informal opportunity to better understand our community and share our experiences.

Join us for all or part of the hour!
HSPT Dates- Mark Your Calendar

8th grade parents - please mark you calendar for the upcoming High School Prep Test dates. All classes will be held in the STCS Science Lab.

  • Sept. 19 from 5pm-8pm Opening Class, Basics on HSPT, Practice Test 1
  • Sept. 26 from 6-8pm Verbal Skills Part 1, Quantitative Skills Part 1
  • Oct. 3 from 6-8pm Verbal Skills Part 2, Quantitative Skills Part 2
  • Oct. 24 from 6-8pm Reading and Vocabulary, Essay Skills
  • Nov. 7 from 6-8pm Language Skills Part 1, Mathematics Part 1
  • Nov. 14 from 6-8pm Mathematics Part 2, General Review
  • Dec. 5 from 5-8pm Practice Test 2
  • Jan. 9 from 6-8pm General Review, Interview Prep

Any questions or absences, please contact the instructor:
Jason Catanese -
Around Campus
Assistant Superintendent Visits STCS
Saint Theresa welcomed Colleen McCoy-Cejka on Tuesday, September 18th to campus. Assistant Superintendent McCoy-Cejka was on a routine visit and observed 5th grade classes in addition to meeting with staff to learn more about STCS and our newly implemented resource program. Before leaving, Ms. McCoy-Cejka enthusiastically commented on the "beautiful Science Lab and 5th Grade Classroom." For those who worked so hard to fund the Science Lab, it is indeed a model Lab that is well used and fully stocked for exceptional instruction in the sciences. Thank you!
“Covenant of Love Date Night”
All are invited to our next evening of family enrichment  Friday, September 21st,
6:30 pm  – 8:00 pm at St. Thomas in the ITC Room (located on the east side of the Parish office, by the church). Our September Date Night will include a presentation from   Tom Mar on  “Mary, Undoer of Knots: How devotion to Mary can bring our marriages and families closer to God".  Tom Mar is a philosophy teacher at Brophy Prep, and teaches for the Kino Institute at the Diocese of Phoenix. We are extremely blessed to have him speaking at St. Thomas, so tell your married or engaged friends about this wonderful opportunity to grow in appreciation of our spouses and the covenant of our marriages. 
The evening is free, and light refreshments will be served. Childcare available for children over a year old. Please RSVP childcare to

TACO TUESDAY FOR STCS- 9/25, 4pm-8pm
Don't Miss Taco Tuesday at Chipotle- 9/25
40% of proceeds go back to St Theresa!!

Please join us from 4-8pm, This is so much fun! We hope to see you all there!
Are you following us on social media?? Get on it right now to stay updated!
Instagram:  @stcsauction2018
Facebook:  We Love STCS!
We are thrilled to announce Fr. John Parks as our keynote speaker!
This year's auction is all about shaking up the status quo and putting the FUN back in fundraising! We are ECSTATIC to announce that we will have a keynote speaker this year and that person is the man, the myth, the legend - Fr. John Parks!! Fr. Parks is an STCS alum and the current Vicar of Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix. His powerful and exciting speeches leave his audiences exhilarated and proud to call themselves Catholics. Get ready to be wowed!
Auction Shirts FOR SALE!
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the jr. high art contest, Tommy Zacher! Tommy’s design is featured on the kid’s spirit shirts which can be worn throughout the year on spirit days – click on the link below to by adult and kids’ sizes.
*There will be 3 rounds of orders – first order closes 9/16!*

Tables & Tickets
There are only THREE 8 top tables left!!  Get yours before  they’re gone!
Already purchased your table? Be sure to fill in your guest’s information on the auction website!
We Need Your Recyclables!
The décor committee is working hard to build our fun and festive theme!  COLLECTION STARTS MONDAY 9/17!
El Pato cans      Tissue paper
Candle sticks     Tall pillar candles
Empty picture frames     Fake flowers      Crosses
Nearly Dead Gift Cards
Yes you read that right! We will be having a gift card loteria of gift cards – you may get a fully loaded card, you may get $.14, it’s all a game of chance! So dig through those drawers, your purse and wherever else you stick those nearly dead cards and donate them!