St. Teresa Tidbits

April 1, 2022

Celebration of Promises

We would like to extend a THANK YOU to all the businesses and individuals who helped out with our major fundraiser of the year. Whether it was serving on the committee, donating an auction item, making a monetary donation, purchasing raffle tickets or meal tickets, or purchasing an item in the online auction, you contributed to the success of the Celebration of Promise Fundraiser. There were 834 meals served and although the final numbers are not totaled, the profit is expected to be around $52,000! The Celebration of Promise would not be the successful fundraiser it is without the support of everyone.

We would like to also thank our committee chairs Ashley & Graham Goltz, Julie & Tony Phillips, Shira & Chris Streeter, and Jodi & Jess Wenthold for all the extra time and effort they put into making this a successful event.

Paraprofessional Day- April 6

We want to extend a special thank you to all of the paraprofessionals at St. Teresa of Calcutta School. Thank you for supporting all of our students throughout the school year. Your extra effort has not gone unnoticed. You are all wonderful! Please take time to show your appreciate for the following paraprofessionals at our school:

Karen Smith- Calmar Preschool

Mary Conway- Ossian Preschool

Jessica Denk- First Grade

Tina Hageman- PS-2

Christina Timp- 5-8

Denise Barton- Before/after & substitute

Becky Walz- SW

JT Monroe- SW

Michael Tieskoetter- SW

Anita Bohr- SW

Connie Bushman- SW

Market Mania

Week 6 Market Mania rounds out with SEVEN winners of $25 each and ONE $50 winner: Dawson Wenthold, Kathy Green, Charlie Knutson, Arlyn Elsbernd, Zach Steffans, Kristi Creek, Kevin Bohr and Dillion Kipp. Winners will receive their choice of Scrip or cash. FOUR more weeks of winners left to go! Thanks to all those that purchased Market Mania Tickets.

Student Tuition Organization

It is not too late to get tuition assistance for the 2022-2023 school year! The application deadline is April 15. A Catholic education can be affordable with the Student Tuition Organization. Please apply today!

Father Gross

Please keep Father Gross and his family in your prayers with the death of his mother, Cathleen Gross. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Vigil: On Monday, 4 April 2022, from 4-7 pm, at the Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home in Racine, Wisconsin (803 Main Street), with a Rosary at 3:30 pm, and a Vigil Service at 7 pm.

There will also be Visitation from 11 am until the Funeral Mass at Noon.

Funeral Mass: On Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 12 Noon, at St. Rita parish in Racine, Wisconsin (4339 Douglas Avenue).

Burial will follow immediately after Mass, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin (5600 Holy Cross Road).

Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our St. Teresa family as a Janitor. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on non-routine cleaning and special projects as the need arises. The Janitor will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dining rooms as well as frequently touched surfaces. This position is for before or after school hours during the school year and flexible summer hours.

We are in need of a full-time childcare center director. Early childhood education is preferred or experience working with small children. Flexible hours and benefits.

The child care center is looking for a few enthusiastic people to help them out! If you're 18 or older and love being around children, this might be the right job for you! Please send a letter of interest and resume to Kristin Kriener at or call the office at 563-419-4354.

Dress Code

Students have been patiently waiting for April 1 so they can wear shorts. Despite it being 33 degrees today, several of our students remembered. :-) Just a friendly reminder that shorts need to be a modest length. Hoping for warmer weather really soon!

Iowa State Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

Next week, April 4-8 students in grade 5 and 6 will take the state assessments in reading, writing, language, and math. 5th grade will complete the science portion of the tests.

What you can do to help your student prepare...

  • Talk about how important they are, and that it is important we do our best.

  • Good night sleep throughout the week.

  • Drink lots of water.

  • Balanced evening meal.

  • Encourage breakfast.

  • Time outside to get fresh air and sunshine.

  • Encouragement and prayer!


South Winn will no longer allow students to use the buses for transporting friends to birthday parties, sleepovers, or other activities (such as pitching practice and park & rec). Only the students scheduled to ride the shuttle buses and route buses will be allowed. This is due to spring sports beginning and the lack of available room on the buses.

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Upcoming Events:

April 3 11:15 First Communion Retreat- St. Al's church basement

April 4-8 ISASP testing grades 5 & 6

April 5 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Spillville

April 6 Paraprofessional Day

April 6 8:30 Mass- Ossian (7th grade)

April 7 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Ossian

April 7 8:30 Mass- Spillville (3rd grade)

April 7 11:00 School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC)

April 13 9:00 All School Mass/8th grade mime

April 15-19 No School- Easter Break

April 27 4-7 School Carnival & Showcase

May 11. 6:30 Spring Concert- Carey's Park

May 18. 6:30 8th grade Graduation