STCS Notes November 28th, 2018
Mark your Calendars
December 4th-Tax Credit Scholarship Training, 8-9 AM Science Lab
December 5th-High School Prep Class 5-8 PM Mr. Foudy's Classroom
December 6th- PTO Meeting - Holiday Mixer
December 7th-Fun First Friday
December 8th-Immaculate Conception Holyday
December 12th- Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
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

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.
Tax Credit Scholarship Training and Starbucks!
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 - yest 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 Church
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
The holidays are here and a Christmas tree is up by the school office 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