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St. Therese Times
St. Therese Catholic School
February 13, 2023
Office: (952) 473-4355
Attendance: (651) 362-6409
Upcoming Important School Dates

2/15: School Spelling Bee 9am (Community Room)
2/16: Afternoon Conferences (after school)
2/17: NO SCHOOL - Conferences 8:00am-11:00am
2/20: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
2/22: Ash Wednesday

2/23: Regional Spelling Bee
3/2: End of Tri 2
3/3: NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day
3/10: Spirit Wear Day
3/14: Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack
3/15: Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack
3/17: Feast of St. Patrick Mass – Dad’s morning 8AM
3/30: School Lenten Reconciliation
3/31 – 4/10: Spring Break
4/9: Easter Sunday

Here is the 2022-23 Calendar.

Adventure of a Lifetime!

Our middle school students had a BLAST at Wolf Ridge last week! They were exhausted and grateful for their memorable experience! I am SO GRATEFUL to our teacher and parent chaperones: Mrs. Hoffman, Mr. Egar, Ms. Endris, Mrs. Diebold, Mrs. Krienke, Mrs. Johander and Mr. Huoritari!

Pokey Visits the Holy Land!

One of our classroom volunteers, Kathy Cleveland, is on the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Father Andrie. She brought along Pokey, the turtle, to send back pictures to her first grade classroom. Looks like Pokey and Fr. Andrie are having a great time together exploring the Holy Land!


5th grader Celia recently attended a Holy Family HS Basketball Game and won a contest put on by Hometown Bank of Victoria. Her prize was money for Ms. Gill to spend on her classroom! Representatives from Hometown Bank came this morning to deliver the money to Ms. Gill!


Looking Ahead to 2023-2024

As we look ahead to the 2023-24 School Year, we want to share our plan for start/end dates and vacation dates. We are working on the official and detailed calendar, but wanted to get these out as soon as possible. Please note that our start, end, Christmas vacation dates and Spring Break are slightly different than Minnetonka Public Schools.

Teacher Workshops Start: Thursday, August 17, 2023

School Start Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023

August 29th, 30th and 31st parent drive days

Friday, September 1st is a no school day

Labor Day: Monday, September 4th

Fall Conferences: Thursday, October 12th (No School)

St. Therese Relics Exhibit: Friday, October 13th (No School)

MEA:  Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th  

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th

Christmas Break: December 21 - January 3 (school resumes 1/4/24)

Spring Break: Mar 29th - April 8th (school resumes 4/09/24) 

Last Day of School: Thursday, May 30th

February 14th Dress Options (Tomorrow)

Kindergarten: Given that this is the 100th day of school AND Valentine's Day, this will be a Red/Pink Day for Kindergarten.

1st-8th: 1st through 8th grade are welcome to use a non-uniform pass if they have one OR dress in uniform.

Financial Aid: Due February 17th

Any families interested in applying for Financial Aid must do so through TADS. The deadline for applying for Financial Aid is February 17th. More information can be found HERE!
AIM Higher Scholarship Applications
Due Friday, February 17th

For those families who choose to apply for Financial Aid, make sure that you also apply for the AIM Higher and CSAF Scholarships. Near the end of the financial aid application, you will have the opportunity to add your child(ren)'s names to be considered for these scholarships. Learn more HERE.

It is time to sign up for our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held on Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th.

If you would like a conference with one of our specialists, please email them to make an appointment:

Specialists email addresses -

Ms. Peroutka, Music:

Ms. Peters, Art:

Mr. Gorrilla, PE:

Sra. Cleveland, Spanish:

Sr. Tresa Jose, MS Religion:

Homeroom and Middle School Teacher Conference sign-ups are below. Hover over the teacher name to get to the sign up genius for that teacher. 

Conference with Mrs. Boyle

Conference with Mrs. Brackin

Conferences with Mrs. Majestic

Conference with Ms. Endris

Conference with Ms. Nicpon

Conference with Mrs. Kitzmann

Conference with Mrs. Murphy

Conference with Ms. McGarvey

Conference with Mrs. Vidmar

Conference with Mrs. Bielski

Conference with Ms. Stevens

Conference with Ms. Gill

Conference with Ms. West

Conference with Mrs. Hoffmann

Uniform Store Open This Week!

The New and Gently Used Uniform Store will be open during conferences in the GYM! Thursday, February 16, 3-7pm and Friday, February 17, 8-11 am. Cash or Checks accepted only.

Visit the Lost and Found!

The St. Therese Lost and Found will be set up all week in front of the Media Center! Check it out!

Don't Miss Out! Register HERE!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is approaching!

Here are the updated dates and times to mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday, March 15th: 9-10 a.m. (after Mass) and 2:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16th: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17th: 9-10 a.m. (after Dad's Day Mass) and 2-3 p.m. 

Students will also have the chance to shop at the Fair during their class times. For more information on eWallet for easy student shopping, or any other questions about our Book Fair, visit
Note: Scholastic has a standard set of books they issue for the Book Fair. While we try to filter them as much as possible once they arrive, we encourage parents to research appropriate books for their children, as well. A full list of Spring Book Fair items is available to view here:

PARENT SESSION: “Stress, Anxiety, Perfectionism and Motivation” — February 23, 7 p.m.

Parenting children with educational and behavioral differences can be rewarding AND challenging. Even children who are gifted and talented present special challenges in parenting. In this session we will discuss parenting children who have diverse needs because of educational, behavioral, and mental health challenges, as well as those who may need more enrichment. 

Big Dinner: March 4th! Save the date for the Lenten Big Dinner! Come join in fellowship, Lenten Wisdom, and Dinner on Saturday, March 4th, 2023.  We will have open gym for kids from 4pm – 5pm, Mass from 5pm – 6pm, and Lenten Big Dinner from 6pm – 8pm.  Stay tuned for more information!

Basketball Season Is In Full Swing! We are excited for our 3 STS Basketball teams this season! Home games are listed above if you want to come cheer them on!

Virtue of the Month: Prudence

St. Therese students all learn about a virtue each month through our Virtues in Practice curriculum. Each grade level also learns about saints that exemplify that virtue. This month, we are learning about Prudence!

Middle School Monday: Well-Being
Middle School Monday: Christian Leadership
Middle School Monday: Fun and Play!
Middle School Monday: Academic Rigor
Parish Bulletin, February 12th

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