STCS Notes Wednesday December 19th, 2018
Mark your calendar!

December 19th -HSPT class-8th grade- Mr. Foudy's room 7-8 PM
December 20th -Christmas Dismissal 12 Noon/ NO EXTENDED CARE!!
December 20th- End of 2nd Quarter
December 20th- PS-PK Christmas Program
December 21st- January 6th - Christmas Vacation
January 7th- Return to School
January 9th- HSPT class-8th grade- Mr. Foudy's room 6-8 PM
January 11th- Mother & Son Kick Ball Tournament
January 14th- 2nd Grade Field Trip-Cerrata Candy
January 15th- Cimi Parent Meeting @6:30 Feeney Hall
January 16th-Tax Credit Scholarship Training 6:30 PM Science Lab
January 27th All school Open House 12-2 PM in the Ramada
NJHS Harkins Christmas Gifts

Looking for an easy, affordable and popular Christmas gift? NJHS is selling Harkins Theatres gift cards, good at any location for any showings (same as cash.) Part of the money NJHS raises goes to various charities including Feed My Starving Children, Maggie's Place and Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH). It is simple, just fill in the form and return in with a check or cash and your gift cards will be delivered to your child's classroom within a couple of days. Make your Christmas shopping easier this year while supporting a good cause.

Future Facts Information
For future planning:
First FACTS payment for 2019-2020 will be
in June of 2019

Last FACTS payment for 2018-2019 is April, 2019

Arizona has chosen to support all K-12 education for all students with tax funds, while giving parents the choice of schools to attend.
All families, regardless of income, should not have to pay tuition, however for Catholic Schools, claiming tax support does require some planning. Please be sure to learn how STCS can (and should be) tuition free and avoid any FACTS payments!
Spring Musical Audition

Hello Parents!
As many of you know the musical this year is earlier than usual so here is some information regarding how your child should prepare for their audition!
Audition date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Location: Father Feeney Hall
Time: During the school day from 12:30-4:30
Musical dates/times : Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm
                               Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1 pm  and  6:30 pm
Due to limited roles, this musical is open to children 1 st -8 th  grade. In case your child was not able to attend the audition workshop, I have attached a document with the songs/lyrics they should learn depending on their grade and gender. Remember to tell them to smile, speak up, and be confident so they can show the best of their abilities in the audition! If you or your child have any questions feel free to contact me at . Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
-Natalie Rose, Music Teacher 
Saint Theresa Presents ...
Disney's The Lion King Jr.
with your help ...
Shortly after returning from Christmas break, Saint Theresa Catholic School will begin rehearsals for our annual spring musical. Due to schedules, the production will be earlier in the year than in the past - yet still another exceptional opportunity for our students to learn and display their theatrical talents.

It will take many volunteer hours to insure that our students have this experience that has come to be known as unique to the Saint Theresa community. Please help by sharing your talents and time with the many others who join forces each year.

To help and learn more details about the musical, please see the online volunteer sign up page.

Thank you for all that you do for the students of Saint Theresa!
News from the Art Room
Win a TOPS for Kids $250 Scholarship

1. A student enrolled in an Arizona private school 2. A parent of a student enrolled in an Arizona private school 3. A graduate from an Arizona private school
*And all entrants must have a current application with TOPS for Kids and have received an Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship (from any of the four state programs)
Winners of the monthly prize must submit a story at one of the following locations: Facebook: h ttps:// Twitter: Email: YouTube: Go to YouTube, search for “TOPS for Kids” and upload a video
• The contest winners will be selected by the TOPS for Kids staff
• The monthly winner must have submitted his or her story before the end of each award month. For instance, only submissions from December are eligible for the December monthly prize.
• The contest will be running from December through May
• Only one scholarship per family is allowed during the contest
• If a graduate is chosen as a winner, the scholarship will be awarded to his/her siblings or dependents
By submitting a story, entrants agree that Tuition Organization for Private Schools can use and publish any and all submitted story content.
TOPS for Kids reserves the right to verify contestant eligibility after announcing a winner. Any misrepresentation will result in disqualification and no prize will be awarded. The prize will be awarded to the runner up for that month.
All winners will be notified via phone and email. Also, monthly winners will be posted on the TOPS for Kids website and the Facebook and Twitter pages.
Saint Theresa Little Flower Garden Project
Help Fr. JC bring gardening to our students -
Fr. JC Ortiz:
"It's Time!"

An exciting opportunity to bring the wonder of gardening to Saint Theresa. The instructional garden is envisioned to provide opportunities for students to experience horticulture and satisfy curiosity while enhancing the beauty of the Saint Theresa grounds. The project can only come to fruition with your generosity and commitment. Please consider a donation. Each donation supports this exciting addition to Saint Theresa. By clicking here , you will have the opportunity to support the Saint Theresa Little Flower Garden project. Please consider giving at one of the levels that will be acknowledged with a gift to our faculty. A copy of Fr. JC Ortiz's book "The Gardens of Sedona" is available as well.
Innovation Enrichment
Dear St. Theresa Families,
Last week, we studied the stars and constellations. Students had fun drawing and building different constellations with different materials. We also learned about robots and their role in space. I am taking photos of students who have given parent authorization. Check Innovation Learning out on Instagram or Facebook. You might see your student's radiant smile! Don't forget to follow us, like us, or complete a review! We would love to hear from you!
Thank you,
Mrs. Tufts
Site Coordinator
Here are the Winter Enrichments:

Yoga K-6 - Mondays, Jan 15 - March 5
Coding with Robotics (K-2) - Thursdays, Jan 17 - March 7
Animation Makers (Gr. 3 and up) - Thursdays, Jan 17 - March 7
Young Rembrandts PreK - Fridays, Jan 11 - March 29
Young Rembrandts K and Up - Fridays, Jan 11 - March 29
Chess Emporium - Fridays, Jan 18 - April 12
STCS Mother-Son Event