STCS Notes Wednesday December 5th, 2018
Mark your Calendars
December 5th-High School Prep Class 5-8 PM Mr. Foudy's Classroom
December 7th-Fun First Friday following closing prayer
December 8th-Immaculate Conception Holiday
December 12th- Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
December 13th- PTO Meeting, 6pm - Holiday Mixer
December 14th- Parent Coffee w/Principal for PS/PK/Kinder's @8:10am
December 14th- Tryout Workshop for Musical @ 1:30Pm
December 14th- 8th Grade Christmas
December 17th- "Praise for Parents"
December 18th- School Christmas Advent Program @ 6:30PM/Church
December 18th- 3rd grade Gingerbread Houses
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 11th- Mother & Son Kick Ball Tournament
Find your Lost and Found Articles!!!!
Can't Find Your Sweatshirts, Water Bottles, Bows, etc. Come this Fun First Friday and check out the Lost and Found table!!!



PreSchool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarden Parent Coffee with the Principal
Friday, December 14th at 8:10 AM
Upper Room - Convent
An informal gathering to allow for a conversation between the parents of Early Childhood students (PS-K) and Saint Theresa's Principal. Conversation starters will include "How to attend tuition free for Kindergarten by planning now," "PS and Pre-K part-time and full day scheduling." and "what is this resource program we hear about?" This is the rescheduled Coffee with the Principal, please attend if your schedule permits.
NJHS Harkins Christmas Gifts


Create a great 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.

Thanks!
“Covenant of Love Date Night”

All are invited to our next evening of family enrichment  Friday, December 7 th , 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in Father Feeney Hall.  Our December Date Night will include a special presentation from guest speaker  Fr John Parks on “Marriage as a source of Evangelization in the Family & Community”.   Fr John is a son of St Theresa Parish, the Vicar of Evangelization for the Diocese of Phoenix, and an incredibly engaging speaker. We are extremely blessed to have him coming to St Theresa, 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  stpdatenights@gmail.com .   

Saint Theresa Presents ...
Disney's The Lion King Jr.
with your help ...
Tryout Workshop for Spring Musical
will be held on Friday, Dec. 14th @ 1:30pm in the Music Room
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!
Celebrating Christmas at Saint Theresa Catholic School
Advent Program
Hello, and Happy Advent season!
The Advent program is fast approaching, so here is some information to help make it a lovely night.

*The information below applies to Parents of K-6 students, as well as any 8 th  grader involved as a narrator or an usher.*
When : Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6 pm
When to begin arriving : Please arrive between 5:15 and 5:30
Where : St. Theresa Parish
What to wear:  Christmas Mass attire
Boys-black or navy dress pants such as slacks, NO jeans. Button-down or polo, and solid colored. NO shirts with graphics. Tie optional. Preferably dress shoes (black) but solid black shoes are permissible.
Girls dresses or skirts . It must be an appropriate length that covers the knee. NO shirts with graphics. Preferably black flats, but solid black shoes are permissible.
Notes: Each student’s grade in music is mostly comprised of participation; therefore participation in this program is a big part of their grade! If you know, or learn that your child is not going to be able to attend, please email me  nrose@stcs.us  at least 24 hours before the performance in order for them to be exempt.
 
Thank you .
Natalie Rose
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.
Parent Survey
STCS needs your input!
Parents, please take a moment to share your thoughts by completing this online survey. Your answers will be used to inform faculty and staff discussions when developing goals and action plans during the STCS accreditation process.

Participation incentive! The survey is anonymous, but you will be asked for your student's grade level(s). For each grade level that reaches 85% participation by  Wednesday December 12th,  the grade level will be awarded a free dress day on Friday, December 14th.

The average time to complete the survey is estimated to be 15 minutes. Thank you for taking this time to help us prepare for the next 6 years!

Families for Caring!

Families for Caring - Important Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

There is still time to pick an ornament and buy a gift to help make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate. Please bring all gifts back to the church by Sunday, December 16th. 

In addition to providing gifts, volunteers are needed to help with wrapping and delivering the gifts. Please mark your calendar and join us for the following:

Wrapping party: Saturday, December 22nd - All our welcome! Bring the whole family and celebrate the spirit of giving together. 

Gift Deliveries: Sunday, December 23 rd.  

For questions or if you wish to assist with delivery, please contact Anne Vogel at 602-315-0130.


PTO DECEMBER UPDATES


DECEMBER 7TH FUN FRIDAY-
THIS FRIDAY!!
LOOKING TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT??!

COME JOIN US THIS FRIDAY AFTER CLOSING PRAYER! BRING CASH FOR SNOWBALL FIGHTS, CHURROS, HOT CHOCOLATE, CHRISTMAS TUNES AND GOOD VIBES!!

STCS Mother-Son Event
From the Pastor
Security Enhansements Update ...
First and foremost, our goal has been to strive for highest quality with reasonable cost - to arrive at a comprehensive campus security plan (rather than simply a knee-jerk response) involves multiple steps, beginning with thorough assessment of current campus usage and existing security features (e.g., gates, intercoms and working cameras).

Read about implementation progress [Click Here]