Growing Saints

Family Newsletter * March 30, 2023

"This is what we are about: we plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise."

-Attributed to Archbishop Oscar Romeo

From the Principal's Office...


With these gorgeous days this week, it is hard to even think about the weather forecast for next week! Please remember that unless it is raining (or below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, please, Mr. Weatherman, no more of that this year!) we head outside every day. Have your children dress accordingly. This is that time of the year when they may need their jacket for morning recess but by lunchtime, it is warm and sunny. Ah, the joys of Michigan weather!

Our "Hopefully Annual" Talent Show will be back this year! The 2nd Annual Talent Show will be on Friday, May 26. We will determine the starting time once we have all our acts registered. We are asking that students limit themselves to two acts in the show; one small group act and one individual act. (If their classroom is doing an act, they do not need to count that one!) The limit only includes acts students are arranging and practicing for on their own. Please use the Talent Show Sign-Up Form to register your child's act(s).

St. Therese, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, pray for us!

Sheryl O'Connor

Applications and Re-enrollment are Open for 2023-2024 School Year

We have preschool days that are getting close to full for next fall. If you are planning on re-enrolling for preschool for the 2023-2024 school year, please consider completing that process sooner rather than later. Waiting may mean we are not able to grant you your first choice of days.

We have opened applications for new students and re-enrollment for returning students. Getting accurate numbers helps greatly as we plan for the coming school year.

Tuition Letter for 2023-2024

We do have financial support available, so, please, reach out if we can help!

2023-2024 Scholarship Deadlines

We have received the forms for the Kremer Foundation Grants for the 2023-2024 school year.

St. Therese is very blessed to be selected to participate in the George and Mary Kremer Foundation Tuition Grant Program. This is a grant which is based solely on family income. However, even if you do not feel your family meets the guidelines for the Kremer Foundation Grants, please still fill out the paperwork and submit the necessary documentation of income. We use this information to determine other grants with differing guidelines.

The Kremer Foundation Grants forms and documentation need to be returned to Mrs. O'Connor no later than Friday, May 12. Additionally, in order to be considered, your child's re-enrollment process needs to be complete.

Kremer Foundation Grant Parent Application for Student Grant 2023-2024

Orchestra Showcase

On April 24th, grades K-6 will be traveling to St. Stanislaus school for a performance from the three orchestra programs from St. Mary’s Visitation, St. Stanislaus, and St. Therese Catholic Schools for a STRING EXPLOSION! All three orchestras will join together for a program at 1:00 p.m. The program will last approximately 35-40 minutes. This program will be an Informance for our schools, demonstrating the instruments in an orchestra and performing several selections.

Permission slips are in the family portal.

Now Hiring for 2023-2024

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher: We are looking for a new teacher for our team for the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for learning and our faith.

Support Team Member: This paid position will be 15-20 hours per week and will consist of supervising our hot lunch program as well as helping out in the school office.

Visit our website for more information on either position!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 14

Spirit Shirt Day

Report Cards go home

Monday, April 17

Kindergarten and First Grade Study Trip to the Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Tuesday, April 18

9-9:30 Grades 2-6 Library

10-10:30 Kindergarten-First Library

Saturday, April 22

9 am-1 pm First Communion Retreat

Monday, April 24

MAP Spring Testing Window Opens

Grades K-6 travel to St. Stanislaus for Orchestra Performance

Wednesday, April 26

We Appreciate Mrs. Harnish Day!

1/2 Day, 11:45 dismissal, no 11:45 bus

Friday, April 28

Uniform Holiday

Monday, May1-Friday, May 5

Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 12

Spirit Shirt Day

Teacher for a Day/Secretary for a Day/Principal for a Day

Friday, May 19

Uniform Holiday

Saturday, May 13

First Communion Mass

Friday, May 26

2nd Annual St.Therese Talent Show-Talent Show Sign Up Form

K-Camp 2023

We are so pleased to be once again offering K-Camp this summer! K-Camp is open to all children who will be entering either Kindergarten Readiness or Kindergarten this fall. There is no charge for K-Camp and K-Camp is open to all children regardless of where they will be attending kindergarten in the fall.

We have 6 spots remaining for K-Camp. K-Camp is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations are date and time-stamped. You can register on our website at

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