STCS Notes November 14th, 2018
Mark your Calendars

November 14th- High School Prep Class 6-8PM Mr. Foudy's Room
November 16th- Mother/Son Kickball Tournament 4-6PM
November 20th-1st grade Thanksgiving Feast 11:55AM
November 20th- 3 for $3 dress day!
November 21st- Early Release 12:00 Noon Dismissal/ Thanksgiving Break
November 21st- NO EXTENDED CARE!!
November 22nd.- Happy Thanksgiving!

Will be rescheduled at another time.Sorry!!
3 for $3 on Tuesday November 20th!
Help support Student Council by wearing 3 items for $3 on Tuesday, November 20th.
Wear your favorite fall colors!
Free dress bottoms, shirts and or socks. Please remember to be mindful of school dress code.

Please no basketball shorts or athletic leggings.
The Bronco Bulletin:
Student Newspaper
Saint Theresa's very own edition of a student newspaper is now in publication. Congratulations to the writers, editors and publishers of this excellent first edition. Please take a few minutes to read this publication to your students so that they can be "read in" on STCS local news.

Saint Theresa Little Flower Garden Project
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.

November 27th, 2018

Giving Tuesday is drawing near!   Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports charitable giving, and we are taking it a step further!
This year, Catholic Education Arizona is pleased to offer a Matching Gift opportunity for all Tax Credit Contributions that are made, received, or postmarked on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. CEA will match these Tax Credit Contributions at a 100%, Dollar for Dollar basis! 
Recruiting - Good for everyone!
It simply makes sense that the best way to spread tuition costs across more students, increase diversity of our student population, and build our community is to ask our friends and neighbors to join us at Saint Theresa Catholic School. When talking to others about STCS, consider pointing out that STCS:

  • Encourages individual and critical thinking. Our teachers are expert at developing critical thinking skills, and our students learn to be articulate as well as kind.

  • Prepares students for high school. Our alumni return year after year telling us that they were "well prepared" for the rigors of high school - and their success verifies their remarks.

  • Emphasizes strong in-person communication skills. STCS students are proficient in not only utilizing the latest technology, but strive to be good writers, good speakers and disciples of Christ.

If you know of anyone interested in applying at Saint Theresa's, please refer them to Heather Chapman. Help keep out enrollment strong!
Innovation Learning News
Hello St. Theresa Families,
This week in Innovation Learning, we concluded our study of the moon by making flip books illustrating the phases of the moon.  On Tuesday, we made fold-up books so our future voters could learn about the election process! We just started our study of the solar system, learning an acronym for the order of the planets - My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles! Next week, we will continue exploring the solar and learn more about the planets.
Ms. Tufts, Innovation Learning

Have a great weekend!

Kelly Meeks
Area Director - AZ
Innovation Learning
Praise for Parents
Praise for Parents 

Come to 'Praise for Parents’ on November 19th, 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 the MINISTRY OF PARENTHOOD. How do you include prayer in your day?
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. 
Families for Caring!
The holidays are right around the corner and starting this weekend Christmas trees will be up in the vestibule of our church and the school Ramada filled with ornaments. Each ornament represents a gift to purchase for someone less fortunate than ourselves.
Our goal is to help children and families have a brighter Christmas morning.

The agencies you will support by picking an ornament and buying a gift this year include:

  • Used jogger strollers for teens who cannot afford medical wheelchairs (Ryan House)
  • Residents of Verde Villas apartments across the street on Thomas Road (Catholic Charities 
  • Refugee children new to Arizona this year (Catholic Charities) 
  • Gift of Mary Shelter located in south Phoenix (St. Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order)
  • Pastoral Care Ministry
  • Our St Vincent de Paul parish conference (families in our neighborhood)
  • Local neighborhood schools: we have adopted families and will also assist with school nurse and teachers’ supplies

It is so beautiful to see parishioners and school families give with grateful hearts to ensure our neighbors have a Merry Christmas through this outreach program.

Thank you! Questions: Anne Vogel 602-315-0130
Boy Scout Troop 147 Fundraiser
Sales Start November 19th