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St. Therese Times
St. Therese Catholic School
February 27, 2023
Office: (952) 473-4355
Attendance: (651) 362-6409
Upcoming Important School Dates

3/2: End of Tri 2
3/3: NO SCHOOL – Professional Dev't & Grading Day
3/4: Big Dinner 6-8pm
3/10: Spirit Wear Day
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. (after Mass) 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.
Research Projects in 1st Grade!

Last week, a first grade class completed their first research report. Each group was assigned a different president to collect research on. They had to determine what facts were significant to put in their report and then present their findings with the class. They loved this project and will be doing another partner research report coming up about animals!

LENT is Here! 

Learn more about Lent at St. Therese HERE! Participate in our Lenten Boot Camp! Here is a chart to track Boot Camp goal progress! Challenge yourself this lent as you also grow in your faith!


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

Big Dinner: THIS Saturday, March 4th!

We will host our social event called Big Dinner again on Saturday, March 4th at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Community Room.  By joining us, you don’t have to cook!  One of our very own St. Therese families, Eric and Laura Hendrickson, will share what they do for Lent and make Christ the center of their family.  Meals will be $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 – 12, and free for those under 5.  It is not a fundraiser, but just an opportunity to bring us together as we begin the season of Lent!

March 4 Big Dinner Registration

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair is approaching!

  • 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:

RECESS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are on a new round of Recess Volunteers and still have some spots to fill! We could use another parent on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the options HERE!

STS Fundraiser at Davanni's - 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: Monday, March 13th 5-8pm

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

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. Submision 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! Genesis

Save the Date for the 2023 St. Therese Gala on April 21, 2023, at Hazeltine National Golf Club.  Our theme this year is Together- One in Christ.

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!


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
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