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

3/13: Davanni's Fundraiser 5-8pm
3/14: Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack
3/15: Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack
3/15:  Book Fair - 9-10 a.m. and 2:10- 6:30 p.m.
3/16:  Book Fair - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3/17:  Book Fair - 9-10 a.m. (after Dad's Day Mass) and 2-3 p.m.
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
4/10:  No School (Easter Monday/Spring Break)
4/14:  Spirit Wear Day
4/17:  No AM Busing – Parents drive in AM
4/21:  Parish Gala
4/29-30: 1st Holy Communion at all Masses

Here is the 2022-23 Calendar.
Congrats STS/SJB Basketball Teams!

Our 3 STS/SJB Basketball Teams have officially wrapped up their season! Congrats to them all on a great season, incredible improvements and a lot of fun! Our 8th grade Varsity Team ended up finishing 2nd place in their division! Our 4th and 6th grade Cub Team won their division championship last week! Congrats players and coaches!!
Shine On Competition!

Congrats to 4th grader, Theo, and 7th grader, Reece, for competing this weekend in the Finals of the CSCOE Shine On Talent Competition! This talent show featured the top 19 performing arts acts from Catholic Schools throughout MN! Way to go Theo and Reece! 
2nd Grade Iditarod Unit!
The visit from the people who put on the Klondike Dog Derby was fantastic! They got to meet and pet a dog that ran the Iditarod. They also got to see a real sled and gear that the mushers wear during the race to keep themselves warm and dry.


No Wednesday Mass This Week!

With the meal pack, stations, adoration and Dad's Mass this Friday, we will not be having a St. Therese School Mass this Wednesday.

Stations of the Cross Schedule

Each week, during Lent, our middle school students lead us in Stations of the Cross. We would love for you to join us! Here are the upcoming dates and times:
Tuesday, March 14th at 12:20 (those who are not doing the meal pack that day)
Wed, March 15th at 12:20 (those who are not doing the meal pack that day)
Friday, March 24th at 12:45pm
Tuesday, March 28th at 12:05pm

Snow Hill Contest!

Miss Jane (Giraffes) and Miss Anna (Kangaroos) had a brilliant idea! We are going to do a Snow Hill Melting Guessing Contest! When do YOU think the HUGE snow hill will be fully melted? This means no snow or ice remaining? Winners with the correct date will get to choose an item from the STS Spirit Wear Store! Cast your vote HERE!

Meal Pack Reminder - Fill Those Alms Boxes!

Within the last two weeks, all students decorated and brought home an alms box! In our effort to support the Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack, we are encouraging each child to try to raise/donate $30. These can be brought back THIS week. Additional donations can be made online HERE or dropped at the school office. 

We would also love more volunteers! Sign up HERE! Below is the list of which STS virtue houses are packing which day. The school day meal pack is just grades K-8.


Tuesday, March 14

Wednesday, March 15





















STS Fundraiser at Davanni's TONIGHT - March 13th!

Support STS at Davanni’s Minnetonka! Dine in or takeout & Davanni’s will donate a percentage of all proceeds to St. Therese School!

***Make sure to mention St. Therese when placing an order!!*** 

When: TODAY, March 13th 5-8pm

Where: Davanni’s Minnetonka 
15200 Hwy 7
Minnetonka, MN 55345

March Dr. Jules PARENT SESSION: "Parenting Pitfalls" — March 21, 7 p.m.

As parents, we are happiest when our children are happy, performing well at school, and getting along with others. When they struggle or stumble, we often suffer for them, worry about them, and feel compelled to help them through. Sometimes, though, well-meaning parents can “help” in a way that actually robs their children of valuable experiences that are necessary to develop courage, conscientiousness and resilience. In this session, parents will learn how to avoid some common parenting mistakes that can hinder development.


Previous Sessions are HERE!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is THIS WEEK!

  • 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) 

This Spring the Book Fair will be located in the new classroom spaces below the Community Room! 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:

Genesis Entrepreneurial Showcase!
Catholic Schools Center of Excellence is calling all young innovators grades 6-8 to submit an idea for Genesis: A Schulze Entrepreneurial Showcase. Submissions are accepted from March 6-15. Students must enter a 3-5 minute recorded pitch and Venn Diagram explaining their product or service by 11:59 pm on March 15. Students may work as individuals or in a team of no more than four. Finalists will present before a panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders on April 22. Click on this website for more details!

The St. Therese Parish and School Community are excited to announce that our 2023 Gala will be held on Friday, April 21st at Hazeltine National Golf Club.  The Gala is one of the primary fundraising events for our thriving St. Therese community.  Tickets are on sale now. You can also get involved today by donating to the auction! Together One in Christ Gala tickets Items and experiences of all values are welcome!  To make a donation, please complete this Form and e-mail an image of your item to Laura Hunziker at  Donations will be accepted through Friday, April 7.

Holy Family Summer Camp Registration Now Open! Join the summer fun at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria! Our K-8 summer camps are open to the community and provide fun opportunities for kids to explore interests of all kinds and improve skills of all sorts throughout the summer. Learn more and register for camps at

2023 Gertens Plant Sale!

Select your flowers now and plant them in May!

St. Martha’s Circle receives 30% of all plant sales and 15% of all Gertens gift card sales. Proceeds will help our circle to continue to donate to the parish, school and other outreach organizations.

To access the site and place an order to fundraise for our St. Therese community:

Go to
Enter the St. Martha’s Circle Store ID: 146 into the text field

and click ‘Enter ID to Continue’

ORDERING DEADLINE: Thursday, APRIL 6 (no exceptions) PICK UP: Saturday, MAY 13 between 2:00 and 4:00pm

(near the St. Therese School entrance)

Plants arrive the Saturday before Mother’s Day!


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

Virtue of the Month: Respect

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 Respect!

Middle School Monday: Well-Being
Middle School Monday: Christian Leadership
Middle School Monday: Fun and Play!
Middle School Monday: Academic Rigor
Middle School Monday: Catholic Identity
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