STCS Notes Wednesday January 30th, 2019
Mark your calendar!

January 31st- Staff/Faculty volleyball game @1:30PM
February 7th- PTO Meeting, 5:30 with Mom's Night Out to Follow at Arcadia Tavern
February 8th- Father/Daughter Dance 6:30PM- FR. Feeney Hall
February 10th- Cimi for 6th graders (Catalina Islands)
February 14th- Valentine's Day
Feb 12th-15th-Scholastic Book Fair in FR Feeney Hall
February 18th-NO SCHOOL Holiday
February 20th-Tax Credit Scholarship Training 6:30 PM Science Lab
February 22- Famous People 3rd Grade -Ramada
March 6th- Beginning of Lent-Ash Wednesday
March 13th -Diocesan Science Fair @ St. Jerome 2-3PM
March 15th- 5th Grade Field Trip-Junior Achievement
March 20th- Homeless Mass w/ Students @8:30am
March 28th- 4th Grade -Pioneer Village Field Trip

**Keep May 13th open for Grandparents Day, May Crowning, and Art Walk**
STCS automatic re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin February 15th

  • Please notify the school office before Feb. 15th if you
do not plan to re-enroll
  • Only families that are current with their tuition for the 2018-2019 school year will be automatically re-enrolled

FACTS $300 non-refundable down payment (per student) will be deducted March 1st

Questions? Please call or email Heather Chapman
602-586-7490 - hchapman@stcs.us
In Parish Rate for 2019-2020
As we prepare to enroll or reenroll for the 2019-2020 school year, please take note of this precaution when considering the in parish tuition rate: ". . . to prevent potential abuse of this consideration, parishes will do all that they reasonably can to verify "active, registered and participating" status for those who apply for this discounted rate. The most reliable way to insure verification is through the consistent and regular use of the parish contribution envelope system and/or regular and consistent involvement in a parish volunteer ministry (note that parent involvement in school activites is expected, and does not qualify for this). " Active, registered and participating " status is not achieved merely by making a one-time, nominal financial contribution to the parish in hope of "buying" a discounted tuition rate.
FREE MONEY - families received $250!!!
Thank you to those who applied to CEA for the 2018-2019 school year!
If you did not receive funds from CEA for the 2018-2019 school year, you will be receiving a credit of $250 per family. Check your FACTS account for the credit!

Please make sure to reapply next year. Applications will be available in February/March for the 2019-2020 school year.
Survey Says ...
Continuing with an analysis of the 2018 parent survey, questions 10 and 11 results are presented.

Question 10: What makes Saint Theresa School a Catholic School?

Out of 120 answers, 37 mentioned the teaching of the faith , 36 mentioned teaching values , and 21 mentioned attending Mass . Less citing answers included discipline (3), and sacraments (4).

Question 11: How would you rate the education your children are receiving in the following subjects?
In calculating the weighted average, 4= Highly Effective and 0=ineffective.
Diocesan Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our school spelling bee champion Nicholas (8th grade). Four years in a row representing STCS at the spelling bee! As Runner-up in last night's Diocesan Spelling Bee, Nicholas is advancing to the district level. 
STCS Inducts 16 new
National Junior Honor Society Members
PTO UPDATES
Spring 2019
find us on facebook at WeLoveSTCS!!
Mark Your Calendar for these Important Dates:
Feb 7- PTO Meeting, 5:30pm Upper Convent, FOLLOWED BY MOM'S NIGHT OUT
Feb 8- Father/Daughter Dance, 6:30 FR. Feeney Hall
Feb 12th-15th- Scholastic Book Fair, FR. Feeney Hall
March14- PTO Meeting, 8am Upper Convent
March 4-15- Fundraising Apex Fun Run
March 15th- Apex Fun Run
March 21 and 23-Spring Musical
Join the 2019-2020 PTO
WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR! Our events are amazing because we have the best teacher/parent group around!! Hands Down!

Are you interested in working with a dedicated group of parents to make key decisions and plan events for STCS? The STCS PTO is looking for volunteers to help fill the PTO Board for the 2019-2020 school year! The only qualifications you need are a "can-do" attitude and a willingness to provide leadership for this fabulous community. Veterans and first-timers are all welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for a leadership position, please reach out to Cary Buddensick at  cbuddens@gmail.com  or 602-540-3553; or fill out the PTO Leadership Survey at  https://goo.gl/forms/dwce1cb7ouX28CeI2
Thank you!

Tidbits from Innovation Learning

Dear St. Theresa Families,
This past week in Innovation Learning, students learned the coding language of "scratch." They learned about scripts, backdrops, sprites, and stages. They are creating their own "plays" on the scratch website ( scratch.mit.edu .) Check it out with your children at home!
Peace, Mrs.Lisa Tufts
SAVE THE DATE
FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE
FEB 8TH
Scholastic Book Fair
Feb 11th-15th
  • Online book fair starting Feb 7th
  • Book Fair in Feeney Hall Feb 12th-15th
  • Stay Tuned for Teacher Wish Lists
  • Volunteer Here
Parents of Exceptional Learners
Please notice the time change! February 2nd's meeting starts at 10:00am!