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St. Therese Times
St. Therese Catholic School
March 20, 2023
Office: (952) 473-4355
Attendance: (651) 362-6409
Upcoming Important School Dates

3/24: Stations of the Cross – 12:45pm
3/25: First Eucharist Retreat
3/30: School Lenten Reconciliation
3/31–4/10: Spring Break – No school
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 only
4/21: Parish Gala
4/29-30: 1st Holy Communion at all Masses
5/3: 8:00am – Mass and May crowning
5/5: Spirit Wear day
5/5-7: Middle School Play
5/16-19: 8th grade DC trip
5/24: Kindergarten Celebration and Light Ceremony
5/24: ELC Graduation
5/26: Last Day for 8th Grade
5/29: Memorial Day – No school
5/31: 8th Grade Graduation – 6:00pm
6/1: Last Day of School - 12:00pm Dismissal
6/2: Parent's Party!
6/19-23: Vacation Bible School

Here is the 2022-23 Calendar.

FMSC Meal Pack Thank You!!

A HUGE thank you to all who supported this year's Feed My Starving Children Meal Pack especially Liz Lammers and the faith formation team for their incredible organization! This event is such an important part of our mission. Here are some of the final details:

  • Volunteers: 800
  • Meals packed: 108,864
  • Number of children fed each day for an entire year: 298
  • Donations made to pay for the food we packed: >$32,255.00

Celebrating Our Dads!

What a fun Friday celebrating our STS Dads and St. Patrick together! Thanks to all of those dads and special guests who were able to join us for this special morning!


Summer Spirit Club Last Call!

Summer Spirit Club registration will open up to non STS families on April 1st. Make sure to register HERE if you plan to have your child attend.

Spring is officially here, and to celebrate we are launching our final session of after-school enrichment classes! Later this week, the course catalog will be available to begin planning for registration. 
Next Monday, March 27, class registration will open online; be on the lookout for the links and email from Classes are scheduled to start after Spring Break and will be held throughout April and May.

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:
Friday, March 24th at 12:45pm
Tuesday, March 28th at 12:05pm

LAST CALL! Snow Hill Contest! Due by Friday, 3/24.

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!

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!

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 for your item to Clancey Carle ( and Jill Gruys (  Donations will be accepted through Friday, April 7th.

Healthy Snack Ideas!
K-8 parent, Rachel Stoering, wanted to share some easy, healthy snack ideas that most children can even pack and prepare on their own. Check them out HERE!

Save the Date for Friday, June 2 as we celebrate another amazing school year at St. Therese school. This event is intended to bring all K-8th grade parents together and is not a fundraiser. More details to follow in the coming weeks. Whether you boat, bike, or drive - we're excited to kick-off the summer with you! 

  • Who - All Kindergarten-8th-grade parents | ALL ARE WELCOME!
  • Friday, June 2, 2023 | 6-9 PM
  • Where: Lord Fletcher's Paddle Club | 3746 Sunset Dr., Spring Park
  • Cost: $25 per person (Sign-up & tickets coming soon!) 


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!

Young Scientist Roundtable - April 12th and April 26th Check out THESE cool and free science learning opportunities put on by the Wayzata School District!

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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