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St. Therese Times
St. Therese Catholic School
January 23, 2023
Office: (952) 473-4355
Attendance: (651) 362-6409
Upcoming Important School Dates

1/27: NO BUSING - Parents Drive Both Ways
1/28 & 1/29: Attend Parish Mass in Uniforms
1/29-2/3: Catholic Schools Week!
2/3: Talent Show at 12:30pm
2/6-2/10: Middle School to Wolf Ridge!
2/10: Spirit Wear Day
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


Here is the 2022-23 Calendar.

Shine On Finalists!

Congratulations to Reece (7th) and Theo (4th)! These incredibly talented students are finalists in the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence Shine On Showcase of Catholic School Talent. Reece danced her way to the finals; while Theo "wowed" judges with his skills on the cello.

This event promotes arts education in the 78 preschool–8th grade Catholic schools in the greater Twin Cities metro area. After students audition, judges with expertise in the fields select finalists in each category. Finalist performers and ensemble members receive individual lessons from their partner, Lundstrum Performing Arts, as well as training for the group performance.
Stay tuned for the March 12 final competition. Good luck, Reece & Theo! 


Carline Reminders

As parents pull through the carline in the AM or PM, please make sure to pull all the way forward when there is a line behind you. Unless there is a physical need, please do not simply stop at the main door area to drop off/pick up. Once your child exits the car in the morning please move forward promptly and with caution.

St. Therese ELC Registration for 2023-24!

The ELC is opening registration for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a preschooler at home (33 months and up), please reach out to Ms. Emily ( and she will get you all the information you need!

Catholic Schools Week is NEXT WEEK!!!

AHHHH! Here is comes! Catholic Schools Week 2023! Below is the Cliff's Notes version and HERE are the full details. We are SO proud of who we are as St. Therese Catholic School and our incredible community and cannot wait to celebrate all of it next week!
Saturday/Sunday, January 28th/29th: Please plan on joining us for parish Masses the weekend of January 28th and 29th. If students wear their uniform to Mass, they will get a non-uniform pass!
Monday, January 30th: Comfy Cozy Day & Magic Shows!
Tuesday, January 31st: Dress Like a Teacher or Staff Person! Teacher appreciation and Service Projects!
Wednesday, February 1st: Dress to Impress! 8am School Mass!
Thursday, February 2nd: Dress like a Super Hero and Vocation Panel!
Friday, February 3rd: Clash and Crazy Hair Day, Pancake Breakfast, Talent Show and Teacher Raffle!

Birthday Kits for ICA!
St Therese School & Early Learning Center are assembling Birthday Kits to donate to ICA as a part of our Catholic Schools Week Celebration. 
Each STS School & ELC family is invited to assemble one or more kits for ICA, so families who might need a boost in honoring a birthday can pickup a kit to have a celebration.
In each kit, which should be packaged in a handled birthday gift bag(medium or large bags work best), please include:

  • A cake mix
  • A can of frosting
  • A small package of candles (non-numbered are best)
  • A package of small, festive plates to serve the cake
  • A package of napkins to go with the cake

Kits can be delivered to the School Office
from January 30 – February 3.

Contact Carla West with questions.

Registration for 2023-24!

It is hard to believe it, but it is time to start thinking about enrollment for the 2023-24 school year! Kindergarten is already full with a wait list and it is now time to re-enroll for students entering grades 1-8! As in the past, we will be using a continuous enrollment model this year for students currently enrolled in grades K-7. This means that current K-7 students will be automatically enrolled for the upcoming school year unless a family contacts us by Wednesday, February 1st. Families will then have the $150 registration fee on one of their February TADS statements. We sincerely hope that all of our K-7 families will still be with us next year. However, families that have a K-7 child who will not be returning are asked to contact Mr. Groebner by February 1st.   If you know transfer families who are interested in joining our school community, they can contact myself at to sign up for a tour. We will open registration up to new families on Monday, February 6th for any available spots.

Recess Volunteers Still Needed!

Are you still looking to fill your volunteer requirement or simply looking to pad your resume for sainthood? We have some immediate recess needs on Wednesdays and Thursdays during these next 6 weeks. It is supposed to be a mild January! Check it out and sign up HERE!

St. Therese Catholic School Talent Show Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12:30 pm

We are excited about the St Therese Catholic School Talent Show to culminate Catholic Schools Week!

Students in first through eighth grade may sign up to participate in the School Talent Show (Kindergarten and 8th grade classrooms will do an act as a class/grade).

In the interest of time, each child may perform in one solo or one group act only. All acts need to audition after school on Thursday, January 26th at 2:15 pm in the music room. Auditioning students need to be fully prepared to perform. Please bring any costumes, props, instruments, and music being used in the act to auditions. This includes any mp3s for accompaniment with the appropriate cuts for the time limit.

Please fill out this form if your child wishes to participate. If it is a group performance, EACH child within the group must turn in their own slip with their parent’s signature. This form is due back to the school office by Wednesday, January 25th.

Holy Family Basketball Youth Day Join in the fun and excitement of cheering on the FIRE when top-ranked Holy Family Catholic High School's boys and girls varsity basketball teams play back-to-back on Saturday, February 4, at 1 and 3 p.m. Download your ticket for free K-8 family admission, halftime fun, giveaways, and chances to win one of four signed basketballs at Go Fire!
Middle School Music Night at Holy Family
Holy Family Catholic High School Music Department invites middle school students to a fun and social introduction to high school music on Friday, February 3, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Choir students are invited to join the Holy Family chorus in performing the National Anthem and at halftime. Band students are invited to play along with the HF Pep Band. (We will send a PDF of the music in advance.) Please help us plan for the evening with a quick RSVP for your student by February 1. (Time and schedule of activities can be found on the RSVP form.) Check out this personal invitation from Holy Family music students: VIDEO INVITE!.  Free pizza and admission to the game included. Contact HFCHS Instrumental Music Director Laura Boillat with questions.

February Friday Night Bash: SNOW TUBING @ Elm Creek Park Reserve

In February, we will be going snow tubing at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove! (Address: 12400 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369) We will be there on Friday, February 3rd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The cost is $17, but scholarships are available, and adult chaperones can tube for free!

Please register by January 27th at this form.

A NOTE ABOUT CHAPERONES: We are really in need of adult chaperones to help us keep these events running smoothly and safe! If you or your middle schoolers have enjoyed FNB in the past, please consider volunteering for 1 or 2 chaperone shifts this year to keep this series possible. If we do not have enough chaperones on the Wednesday before a given event, it will be canceled. Chaperones need to be VIRTUS-certified, but email me if you haven’t completed that process, or aren’t sure. Sign-up for chaperone shifts is here.

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: Fortitude

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 Fortitude!

Middle School Monday: Well-Being
Middle School Monday: Christian Leadership
Parish Bulletin, January 29th

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