St. Teresa Tidbits
School starts August 23!
Welcome back to school!
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. ~ Matthew 5:3-11
The purpose of the Beatitudes is to inspire Christians to live according to the traits Jesus describes. Some are simple, some are grand, but they all form the cornerstone of the ultimate Christian lifestyle. Living out the Beatitudes should be the goal of us all.
Back to School Conferences
Back to School Conferences will be held on Monday, August 21 from 2-6 pm. Conferences for K- 8th grade will be held in each child’s classroom (Ossian and/or Spillville). If your child is in middle school, please sign up with their homeroom teacher as they will have information they would like to share with you regarding the new school year. If you cannot attend Monday night, please reach out to your child's teacher to set up a different time.
We will be doing electronic sign up through your parent Powerschool account to schedule parent/teacher conferences. You will be able to sign up beginning today. Please follow the directions below and if you need any assistance please call or email Heather at 563-532-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Parent/Teacher Conferences located toward the bottom of the left column.
Click the Event Name.
Use the dropdown to Select a Teacher.
Type the parent email address in the row of the desired date and time slot.
To delete the reservation, refresh the page and click the red dash.
The screen will also list reservations scheduled for other family members.
Free and Reduced Lunches
School Bus/Shuttle Transportation Sign Up:
If your student is a new elementary/middle school student, living more than two miles from the school designated for attendance and in need of bus/shuttle services, please contact Judy in the district office so she can add them to the appropriate route/shuttle list. She can be reached via email or phone at email@example.com or 563-562-3269.
If your student is a new high school student, living more than three miles from the school designated for attendance and in need of bus/shuttle services, please contact Judy in the district office so she can add them to the appropriate route/shuttle list. She can be reached via email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-562-3269.
If your student is currently on a bus/shuttle list and will no longer require bus/shuttle services, please contact Judy in the district office so she can remove them from the route/shuttle list. She can be reached via email or phone at email@example.com or 563-562-3269.
2023 Archdiocesan Couples Event
Friday, October 27, 2023
Couples are invited to attend a Couples Event to be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids on Friday, October 27, 2023. The evening will include dinner, a talk by Mike and Alicia Hernon (from The Messy Family Project), and time for socializing with other couples. A Kidzone will be available for children ages 1-11. Couples registering for both the Couples Event and the Archdiocesan Catholic Parenting Conference on Saturday, October 28 can register for both events at a reduced package rate!
To register and to find more information go to www.dbqarch.org/parenting-conference.
Junior Warrior CHEER!
Our SWHS Football Cheerleaders & advisors are excited to host the Junior Warrior CHEER program this fall! Students, PreK-8th grade, will develop higher self-esteem, healthy habits and a positive attitude while practicing school spirit cheers with the South Winneshiek High School football cheerleaders. Junior Warriors CHEER is an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zone and make new friends while showing their school spirit and building character. Please send your child in comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Please send a water bottle with your child’s name on it.
Questions? Contact Sara Schmitt, SWHS Cheer Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-379-9650. Follow our Facebook page: Junior Warriors CHEER.
New Staff Orientation
L-R Kris Topel- Assistant Cook
Penny Hertges- Administrative Assistant
Kasey Ruff- Social-Emotional Interventionist and
Amy Bunting- Reading & Math Interventionist
Maranda Rigel- 3 year old Preschool Teacher
Rita Reilly- Kindergarten Interventionist
Back to School Potluck
Aug. 23 First day of school
Aug. 30 8:30 Mass- Ossian
Aug. 31 8:30 Mass- Spillville
Sept. 4 No School
Sept. 5 Mother Teresa Feast Day
Sept. 5 Preschool Begins
Sept. 6 8:30 Mass- Ossian
Sept. 7 8:30 Mass- Spillville