Eagle's Edge

St. Therese Family Newsletter - July 1, 2021

Welcome to 2021-2022

To all of you who are new to our community - WELCOME HOME! We hope that you find our school to be everything you want and need for your student and your family.

To all of you who are returning - it's great to have you back!

This is the first newsletter of the new school year. Newsletters are the best way for the school to get information to families in a timely manner. Please check your email throughout the summer to be sure you are staying current on everything that's happening at our school. You are welcome to call the school with questions and concerns - we are always happy to hear from you! We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share our pages to get the word out about our amazing community (learn more about our referral program below and look for links to our social media pages at the bottom of the newsletter).

We know for sure that the coming year will not be as intense as the last one was, thank God! There are still many things that we don't know for sure, but I will be sure to keep you posted as information comes to me. As of this moment we plan to open our doors to in-person learning on September 7th for all of our students. Keep praying!

This first newsletter contains valuable calendar information, details about our summer hours, and uniform information. Supply lists are coming soon!

I hope you have all been enjoying the start of summer, however record-breaking the heat was! All we could talk about is how grateful we were we didn't have to add "heatwave closures" to our new list of reasons to close the school (remember the "smoke days" from September?). Take good care and God bless!


Rosemarie El Youssef

Principal, St. Therese School


503-253-9400, ext. 122

2021-2022 School Calendar

Below you will find the Year-At-A-Glance and a Calendar for the coming school year. If you have any questions, please call the office or email Rosemarie El Youssef.

Every Wednesday will be an early release so that teachers can work with their colleagues at other Catholic schools in our region - it's how we work to improve our practice!

The school day will begin at 8:15 every morning for Kindergarten through 8th grade, and 8:20 for those students in pre-school or pre-kindergarten. While preschool and pre-kindergarten students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. each day, all other students will be dismissed at 3:15 (except on Wednesdays when ALL students are dismissed at 2:30.

REFERRAL PROGRAM - Bring a friend and get a credit!

Have you bragged about your school community lately? If you haven't, you should! If you have, at least you should get some credit.

Refer a friend to our school and receive ONE MONTH tuition FREE.

The family must fully enroll at St. Therese and stay through the school year - your credit will show on your final billing statement in May 2022.

The family must tell us that you referred them - we will send you a form to complete and return to us so that the credit can be applied. They can note it right on their application form.

Your account and the new family's account must remain in good standing throughout the school year.

This credit does not apply to incidental expenses like hot lunch, extended care, and field trips.

This credit is based on your total tuition divided by 12 payments.

Please feel free to share the flyer below in your networks and encourage your friends to follow us on social media!

Thanks for helping us promote our school!

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The uniform policy is still pretty relaxed, but a little more tightened up than it was during our 2020-2021 pandemic teaching year.

  • Students who wish to wear a sweatshirt MUST wear a navy or green St. Therese sweatshirt with logo. There are a few styles to choose from - order from Dennis or see our uniform exchange.
  • Students may NOT wear hoodies, or wear their hood over their head while inside the school.
  • 8th Grade hoodies are the ONLY exception, but hoods may not be worn while inside.
  • Students may wear belt and socks of their choice as long as it follows dress code for appropriateness (no obscene language or images).
  • Students may wear shoes of their choice as long as they are safe (no slides/flip-flops/sandals or other open-toed or open-heeled shoes that could cause a student to slip)
  • Leggings or shorts must be worn under skirts or jumpers.

Free Dress will be the last Friday of the month, and more information will come regarding guidelines for appropriate dress on those days.

Click on the logos to be directed to Dennis or Lands End websites.


It's been a really long year without our Eagle sports team, so let's get them up and running again!

Volleyball, open for girls grades 3-8. https://cyocamphoward.org/content/16643/ST-Volleyball

Hot Shots, open for boys and girls' grade 1-2. https://cyocamphoward.org/content/18532/ST-Basketball-Hot-Shots

If you have any questions please contact George El Youssef, Athletic Director. His contact info is:



The cost of registration increases after August 18th.


Our office is open for drop-in or phone calls:

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - NOON

You could also make an appointment to see us anytime, even on Fridays. We are in the building working in areas outside of the main office, so we may not always answer the phone when you call outside of our summer hours. If you miss us, please leave us a message!

Please give us 24 hours to return your call if you try to reach us after hours.

Angie Barnett, Registrar - barnetta@stthereseschool.org

Penny Montani, Business - Manager penny@stthereseor.org

Rosemarie El Youssef, Principal - elyoussefr@stthereseschool.org

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

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