STCS Notes Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Mark your calendar!
February 20th-Tax Credit Scholarship Training 6:30 PM Science Lab
February 22nd- Famous People 3rd Grade -Fee4ney
February 22nd- 3 for $3 Dress Day for Students
February 27th- Homeless Mass w/Students @ 8:30AM
February 27th- Science Fair- Feeney Hall
March 4th-15th-Apex Fun Run Fundraising
March 6th- Beginning of Lent-Ash Wednesday
March 8th- Inservice- No School
March 11th- No School
March 13th -Diocesan Science Fair @ St. Jerome 2-3 PM
March 14th-PTO Meeting, Upper Convent
March 15th- Apex Fun Run on the STCS Field
March 21st- KN-Field Trip to Botanical Gardens @ 9:30am
March 28th- 4th Grade -Pioneer Village Field Trip

**Keep May 13th open for Grandparents Day, May Crowning, and Art Walk**
Important Health Information
2019-2020 School Year Tuition Announced
After a careful analysis of tuition rates and options were prepared for review by the STCS finance committee, members of the committee diliberated and reached consensus on a tuition rate for the 2019-2020 school year. the finanance committee's recommendation was presented to the School Advisory Board for additional analysis and modifications. The recommendation of the School Advisory Board was presented to, and approved by the Pastor, Fr. Kieffer and implemented by the school administration.

The complete tuition rate schedule is now available on the school's website at:


A special thank you to the those who carefully considered the current and future needs of STCS and worked hard with the goal of keeping tuition rates affordable. All involved urge families to take advantage of the committment of the State of Arizona to fully fund non-public school tuition with state tax dollars through the tuition tax credit programs administered by Student Tuition Organizations. Families are encouraged to attend one of the STCS sponsored Funds-for-All meetings to learn how to reduce the tuition burden to zero.

As an example of the increase in tution for the 2019-2020 year, the tuition rate for an in-parish family with one student has increased by $38.00 per month - or $45.60 per 10-month payment. Please consider how you might offset this increase with tax-credits.
Innovation Information


Good afternoon St. Theresa Families:
Last week in Innovation Learning, students compiled their own homemade books for Valentine’s Day- “STEM careers I Love!” :). 
You’re invited!!! Celebrate STEM with the Arizona Scitech festival! February-March 2019, Find all events, ages 3-103 online at  www.azscitech.com !!! This is an activity other students are doing in the valley. If you receive 4 stamps for attending an event, you receive a prize!
Thank you,
Mrs. Tufts

Kelly Meeks
Area Director - AZ
Innovation Learning
480-416-3077
www.innovationlearning.com
2019-2020 School Calendar
The 2019-2020 school year planning calendar is now available on the website. Please note that this calendar is based on Diocesn requirements. As events and activities are scheduled, the RenWeb calendar is updated regularly - the planning calendar will not be updated, but is available for planning purposes.

To view the planning calendar, click here .
Important 3rd grade
Confirmation/ First Eucharist Information !!!!
 3rd Grade Confirmation/First Eucharist DATES:
If you are not registered by March 1, you will not be allowed to proceed with 3 rd  Grade Sacraments this year!  At the first meeting Monday night, March 18, there will be a list of registered children. Whoever is NOT ON THE LIST IS NOT GOING THROUGH!  
 
 
3 rd  Grade Parent Information Meeting & FAQs is on:
1.      PLEASE Preregister online at:  sttheresaphx.org . THEN:  Bring copy of Child’s Baptismal Certificate, Sponsor Form & Project Form to the PARISH OFFICE c/o: Third Grade Sacramental Preparation
 
MANDATORY FAMILY SACRAMENT PREPARATION MEETINGS         
·        Mon. March 18:  Parent/Child Meeting, 6 p.m. in the Church
·        Sun. March 31:  Parent/Child Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Fr. Feeney
·        Sun. April 7:  Parent/Child Meeting,10:30 a.m., Fr. Feeney Hall
·        Sun.   April 28 : Retreat & Fair, 10:30 a.m., Fr. Feeney Hall
 
·        Confirmation/Eucharist Rehearsal:  Friday, May 17, 6 p.m., in the church
·        Confirmation/Eucharist Mass:  Sat. May 18 at 11 a.m. – in the church
 
For questions call Gina Keating at 602-840-0850, ext. 111 or gkeating@sttheresaphx.org
 
 
 
Gina Keating
Children’s Faith Formation & Sacraments
St. Theresa Parish
602-840-0850, ext. 111
 
3rd Annual Philanthropic Event L.I.F.E.
Tax Credit Scholarship Training TONIGHT!
Praise for Parents
Monday, Feb 25th, 8 am
Upper Convent

Praise for Parents 
Come to 'Praise for Parents’ on Monday, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 in the Upper Convent Room . This monthly program is designed for parents with children of any age. Join Father JC and Kelly Bennan to energize your spirit with uplifting presentations, discussions and humor as we explore present-day topics of LOVE and the MINISTRY OF PARENTHOOD.  
Join us for one class…or treat yourself to the program every month!  
Classes are offered on a drop-in basis and do not depend on prior attendance.  
Survey Says ...
Continuing with an analysis of the 2018 parent survey, questions 17.18, and 19 results are presented.

Question 17: My child/children is/are receiving a solid religious education in the following ways:
Question 18: Please answer the following:
Question 19: If the answer to the question "Does your family go to weekly Sunday Mass?" is yes, do you go to Saint Theresa Catholic Church to attend Mass?
PTO UPDATES
Spring 2019
find us on facebook at WeLoveSTCS!!
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO
BUY BOOKS FOR YOUR TEACHERS:
http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stcs
Mark Your Calendar for these Important Dates:

March 14th PTO Meeting, 8am Upper Convent
March 4-15- Fundraising Apex Fun Run Fundraising
March 15th-Apex Fun Run on STCS Field
April 4th- PTO Meeting 8am, Upper Covent
April 15th-Praise for Parents 8am-9am, Upper Convent

May 8th- Teacher appreciation Day -Lunch 
May 2nd-Final PTO Meeting 6:30 pm, Upper Convent 
May 8th-Teacher appreciation Day -Lunch    
May 10th-Last Fun Friday 5pm Family Water Night, STCS Field
May 13th- Praise for Parents 8am-9am, Upper Convent
St. Theresa Parish Information
Sunday, February 17th Reflections
http://www.sttheresaphx.org
Saint Theresa Parish
A Roman Catholic Community
5045 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-0850 Parish Office
(602) 840-0871 Parish Fax  
Parish Email  info@sttheresaphx.org
Parish Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00AM-Noon & 1:00PM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-Noon     Sunday 8:30AM-12:30PM
Closed Saturdays
& most Federal Holidays.

Liturgy Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass 4PM
Sunday Masses
7:30AM
9:00AM (Liturgy with Children)
11:00AM and
5:00PM (Teen and Young Adult)
Daily Masses
Monday through Friday
6:30AM and Saturday at 8:00AM
Holy Day Masses as announced in bulletin prior to the Holy Day.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confession)
Saturday, 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Wednesday, 5:00PM to 6:00PM and by appointment

Pastor
Rev. Charles G. Kieffer
Parochial Vicar 
(Associate Pastor)
Rev. Joachim Adeyemi
Rev. J.C. Ortiz
Assisting Priest
Rev. Paul Peri
Deacons
Colin F. Campbell
Mark Kriese
Ralph Ulibarri