STCS Notes October 10th, 2018
Mark Your Calendar for the Upcoming Dates:

October 10th- High School Prep Class 6-8 PM Science Lab
October 10th- PTO/Auction Craft Night, 6:30-9pm-Father Feeney Hall
October 11th- Auction T-shirts May be worn instead of Friday
October 12th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher In-service Day
October 12th- Covenant of Love Couple Night 6:30-8PM-Feeney Hall
October 15th- NO SCHOOL
October 15th-''Promise to Protect" Mtg. in Feeney Hall @6:30-9 PM
October 17th- STO Tax Credit Scholarship Training 6:30-7:30 PM Science Lab
October 20th- STCS Auction
October 22nd-"Praise for Parents"- Father JC and Kelly Bennan
October 23rd- Chick-fil-A- Fundraiser Night-10% give back to STCS
October 24th- High School Prep Class 6-8PM Science Lab
October 25th- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-6:15 PM
October 26th- Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00-1 PM
October 26th- No School for Students
October 28th- PreS-K Open House 12-2 PM
October 28th-Dad's Club "Trunk or Treat" Party
October 30th - Kindergarten Pumpkin Day for prospective families 10:30-11:30 AM
November 1st- HOLY DAY - ALL Saints Day (School Mass @ 8:30)
November 8th- PTO Meeting 8am (This has been changed due to Mass)
November 2nd- All Souls Day
November 5th- Mass of Remembrance- 6:30 PM Church
Auction T-shirts may be worn on Thursday, October 11th due to no school on Friday.
Calendar Addition
Parent - Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for:

Thursday, October 25th from 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday, October 26th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Teachers will be scheduling their own conferences. Please watch for information on scheduling a conference.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no school for students on Friday, October 26th.
from the Family of Cassandra Allen ...
We want to thank all the people in the St. Theresa community who loved Cassandra Allen. Those who helped with the arrangements for the funeral and the wake that followed, and all those who helped in any and every way from bringing food, to helping clean to attending the service. The outpouring of love and help profoundly touched us all. We miss her terribly and the only way to make it all bearable is to continue with her wish to give her children the best education ever. Her children were her greatest joy. I have provided a link for those who might want to contribute to the Go Fund Me account that was created for the children's education. Please keep her in your prayers on her journey and be an angel of kindness to both JT and Addison Allen. They will need your smiles, love and support now more than ever. God bless you all.
The Family of JT and Addison Allen
Opportunity to complete SET Foundation Training
“Covenant of Love Date Night”
All are invited to our next evening of family enrichment this  Friday, October 12th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in Father Feeney Hall.  Our October Date Night will include highlights from the recent World Meeting of Families Conference in Dublin, Ireland as well as a beautiful and inspiring video from Bishop Robert Barron's talk at the conference.  Join us in 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

For future Covenant of Love Date Nights check out 

*Note there will not be a COL Date Night in November!

Bishops’ Statement on

Supporting Proposition 305 and
Quality Education Choices for All Children
The Catholic Bishops of Arizona have made a statement regarding their support of school choice for families and encourage you to vote yes on proposition 305. Please see the full statement attached or by clicking the links below and join with our Bishops in support of this proposition by letting your voices be heard at the polls. 
As you know, for over 20 years Arizona has led the nation in expanding school choice options for parents, especially those whose limited financial resources may prevent them from receiving the benefit of placing their children in the school they feel is the best for them. We are seriously concerned that if Proposition 305 is defeated, school choice opponents will use the defeat to convince our state’s legislators that Arizonans no longer want school choice. So please do all you can to get the Bishops’ message out to your school community. 
Thank you! 
Statement in English:
from our Pastror, Fr. Chuck
... at our parish “Evening of Prayer and Discussion” on September 24 th , the overwhelming majority of attendees expressed the need for ongoing “progress updates” regarding the challenges/crises that the Catholic Church is facing these days. Fr. Kieffer has provided the resources linked below to provide those updates.

While sound bites and news reports make us aware of this deeply concerning and difficult issue in our church, it is a complex issue and deserving of efforts to fully understand the discussions. Only when we are fully informed are we best prepared to console victims, eliminate sin and protect all in the love of Christ.

October is Dyslexia Awareness month!
To highlight efforts at STCS we are introducing our new Resource Teacher , Kate Johnson.
Are your student(s) receiving STO tuition-tax scholarships?
Everyone Participates. Everyone Benefits. Every Penny Counts.
1.        Talk to ALL Arizona taxpayers (anyone with a job) and ask them to recommend your student when they redirect their tax dollars to create tuition scholarships for your child.

2.        Redirect your own Arizona tax liability (see line 48 on your 2017 taxes), in any amount, to St. Theresa Catholic School through Catholic Education Arizona (, school code 700) to stay in compliance with all Arizona Department of Revenue STO rules (no circling or swapping tax credits) by April 15 th , 2019!

First STO training
(PreS-PK parents also invited)
Wednesday, October 17 th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Science Lab
Bring your friends and family!
Praise for Parents

Praise for Parents - Save the Date!
Come to 'Praise for Parents’ on October 22nd, 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 and how it relates to SELF-CARE. Are you making time for yourself? 
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.  
St.Vincent de Paul Society In Need of Goods
St.Vincent de Paul needs our help during this busy time of the year. Student Council asks for the following items:
1) Early Childhood Center-2nd grade: unsweetened cereals like Kid, Chex, Rise Krispies, Wheaties, and Cheerios.
2.) 3rd-4th grade: canned chicken, tuna, or salmon
3 .) 5th-6th grade : pasta sauce and noodles
4 .) 7th-8th grade: Peanut butter, jelly, and honey. The drive will go until Oct. 26th.
Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

WHO-----Ticketholders to Matthew Kelly “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” Event on October 27, 2018 at Comerica Theatre from 7:00 to 10:00PM
WHAT----First Come/First Served Opportunity to Purchase Parish Bus Transportation to/from Mathew Kelly event for $5 Round Trip
WHERE---Bus riders will meet in the St. Theresa Parish front (Thomas Rd) parking lot at 5:15PM to depart promptly for Comerica Theatre at 5:30PM
                Bus riders will arrive back at the St. Theresa Parish front parking lot at approx. 10:30PM immediately following the closing of the Event
                ( please note: Comerica Theatre does not allow any outside food or beverage products to be brought in. The Theatre will have food & beverages available for
HOW-----We have 2 buses (45 spaces each) available and you can reserve your space(s) by: calling Carrie Vinesky in the Parish office at (602) 840-0850 or emailing Carrie at
Deadline for reserving a bus ticket is Thursday, October 25 th .
This should be a wonderful event!
Please pass on to family and friends ...
DADs' Trunk or Treat Halloween Party
Dads' Halloween Trunk or Treat Party
Sunday, October 28th at 3-7PM

Cookout, bar, festivities and fun....located on the south field.
Mark Your Calendar

  • PTO Auction Craft Night-October 10th, 6:30-9pm, Father Feeney Hall
  • PTO Meeting November 8th at 8 am (This was changed due to Mass at 8:30am on Nov 1)
  • Please read below on ways that you can contribute to our auction!
  • Chick-Fil-A- October 23rd, 5-7pm

October 23rd-
Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
Take the Night off and join us for fun and give back at Chick-Fil-A. 10% will of proceeds will be given back to St Theresa!

Join Moms for Craft Night

Oct 10th
Upper Convent

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We Need Your Recyclables!
The décor committee is working hard to build our fun and festive theme!  COLLECTION STARTS MONDAY 9/17!
El Pato cans      Tissue paper
Candle sticks     Tall pillar candles
Empty picture frames     Fake flowers      Crosses
Nearly Dead Gift Cards
Yes you read that right! We will be having a gift card loteria of gift cards – you may get a fully loaded card, you may get $.14, it’s all a game of chance! So dig through those drawers, your purse and wherever else you stick those nearly dead cards and donate them!

Thank You to our Sponsors!!