Eagle's Edge

St. Therese Weekly Newsletter - October 28, 2020

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PJ's and Pumpkins

Orange and black, all blue, character day, superheroes, pajamas, and pumpkins - some key words from our week at St. Therese! Your eagles showed their spirit, and infused our school with an energy unlike anything we have felt so far this school year.


Yesterday the morning started with frost and biting cold, and this morning an ominous fog clung to the field, but that didn't stop your eagles from flocking to the pumpkin patch and making some lasting memories. Your second grade eagles invited me to their classroom to read them a story and we enjoyed learning that we shouldn't judge a pumpkin by it's size.


We recognize that these are extraordinary times, and that calls for extraordinarily creative measures. Who knows? Maybe during this year we will adopt some new traditions that will last for years to come!


God's blessings on you all,


Rosemarie El Youssef

Principal, St. Therese School

Spirit Week Supply Drive-thru from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This Friday is our drive-thru to celebrate the end of our Spirit Week with goody bags! Wear your favorite costume or your Distance Learning T-shirt and drive through to say "Hey!" or "Happy Halloween!"


If your teachers have materials for you to pick up, we will have them for you as well.


If you'd like to bring a dried pasta or canned/packaged soup donation for St. Vincent de Paul we would appreciate it! When you drive up we will add it to our collection bin.


If you, or someone you know, is in need of food assistance, please call Shasta Hatter at the SVDP office 503-253-7566.

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SPIRIT WEEK UPDATE!

Friday, October 30th, is Eagles' Choice! There will be a whole school drive-thru pickup where we want to see you dressed up however you'd like to! We will have treats for kids that come and show us their spirit - either wearing a costume or their distance learning t-shirt. Even if you just show up with a huge smile, that's all the spirit we need.


Please click on the smore link to Spirit Week Activities to join the Kahoot! fun and guess how many candy corn, gummy worms, and blue jolly ranchers are in the jars. We will have prizes for all those that participate - and extra special prizes for students who win!

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PUMPKIN PATCH for Kinder - 2nd grade

Our first two days of the St. Therese Pumpkin Patch were a smash hit! Parents will get a printed picture of their little pumpkin at our drive-thru on Friday. Here is a sneak peek:

Parents' Club Corner

Here is the Parents' Club schedule of meetings for the rest of the school year. We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm via Zoom. Our last meeting was on 10/21. Please look for meeting minutes soon.


11/18

12/16

1/20

2/17

3/17

4/21

5/19


Please contact Melanie Reyna at 503-467-1805 or via email at melanie.reyna@usbank.com with any questions.

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Auction Liquidation Sale, Saturday November 7th

Auction Liquidation Sale! Saturday, November 7th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Brand new items ONLY. We have children's toys, crafts, grill sets, and so much more! Everything donated for our spring auction is taking up space in our library. Some items will be bundled in a ready-made gift basket, while others will be sold individually. Come and get some Christmas shopping done and help our school generate some much needed funds.


We will be enforcing safe social distancing, and this event is only being advertised within the St. Therese Community.

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Congratulations, Confirmandi!

On Sunday, October 25th, six of our beloved eagle alumni were confirmed by Father Steve with their sponsors and families present. From left to right in the photo: Gianlucca Gang, Talay Larson, Conor Pancheri, Gabrielle Wolfe, Angelina Lopez, and Isabella Sulloway.


It was a beautiful mass, and a beautiful day to bestow the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon these young people. May God richly bless you all your days!

School Mass, Thursday 11/5 at 10 am

All students are expected to “attend” school mass next Thursday at 10 a.m, but 8th grade students are invited to join us in person. All other students will attend via livestream during LIP or at home. We are so excited to have a little bit more normal back in our school routine! 8th grade parents are encouraged to sign up and attend mass with their students - you must be signed up by 11/4 in order to attend.

Conferences November 23rd and 24th

Thanksgiving Week, November 23-27, there will be no school for students. Conferences will be held on November 23rd and 24th, and the 25th will be a teacher work day.


Look for a link to sign-up for conferences in your emails on Monday - you can schedule a virtual conference, or an in-person conference. Thank you for your patience in this digital world!

Click HERE to view our Year at a glance

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BottleDrop Thursdays!

If you would like to donate your cans and bottles to St. Therese, please bring your donations on Thursdays. Just leave them by the door and we will transfer them into the blue donation bags. If you'd like to take some donation bags with you, just call ahead to let us know and we will have some ready for you.


We are so grateful for your generosity! With your donations we purchased a Distance Learning T-shirt for each student and staff member to wear on Fridays, prizes for spirit week, and the pumpkins for our St. Therese Pumpkin Patch. The school budget is tight this year, but there are some things that we believe students shouldn't go without - your can and bottle donations make this happen!

SAFE & READY SCHOOLS UPDATE

Please check out the links below, or visit our website and click on the "COVID-19 Updates" tab at the top to read the latest news about school.


All Catholic schools are required to follow the metrics and guidelines set forth by the state of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Education. There are no exceptions.


Some schools in Clackamas County were able to transition to in-person learning when they met the requirements for the metric. When the metric changed, they were granted an exception to stay open until they have a positive COVID case in their community.


This transition and exception did not and still does not apply in Multnomah County. We understand how frustrating this situation is for families, and are so grateful to you all. Please continue to pray for a change in our county's numbers that would allow us to bring our students back to school full time.



New ODE Dashboard


ODE’s Ready Schools Safe Learners Page


COVID-19 Rates by County


Oregon Health Authority – epi curve

School Office Hours - changes in procedure due to COVID-19 safety measures

The school office is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m each day. We love it when families drop by, but when the school-year begins we will need to be more careful about how we meet with you.


Effective Monday, August 31st please call ahead if:


* You need to meet with a staff member (Rosemarie, Penny, teachers, etc.)

* You need to pick something up, or drop something off (materials, payment, etc.)


If you are in the parking lot, please just call us from your cell phone, if you can and we will accommodate you if we can safely do so. We will do our very best to meet your needs and appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep our students and staff safe.