St. Teresa Tidbits

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Holiday Bake Sale

Please consider helping with the St. Teresa Holiday Bake Sale on Dec. 4 at Wild Woods from 9-1. Juan Macario passed away in August and we would like to help support the family this holiday season. Three of his five children currently attend our school. Please consider packaging holiday cookies or candies onto plates of 6 or 12 items. Bake goods can be brought to school any time on Friday during the school day or drop off your holiday treats between 8:30 and 9:00 am at Wild Woods Event Center in Ossian. It will be a free will offering and MS students can work for Blue Cord hours. Please let me know if you can help out in any way. Thank you.

All School Mass

Wednesday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Mary and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Following our 9:00 Mass, there will be a short Nativity skit performed by a few 3rd and 4th grade volunteers. Faith Family groups will meet at 10:00 and the children will also be having rehearsal for our Christmas program. If you prefer not to have your child ride the bus to Spillville Wednesday morning, please contact your child's teacher and let the office know so all children are accounted for. Thank you.

Holiday Scrip Contest Time!

In 2020, our goal was to raise $5,800 in scrip earning and we knocked that out of the park! Let's try to do that again in 2021!

Goal of $5,000 raised- Pajama day & movies

Goal of 5,250 raised- A free class period

Goal of $5,500 raised- Pets and popsicles

Goal of $5,800 raised- Silly string Mrs. Kriener

There are 3 ways to purchase Scrip cards:

  • Online at, using the enrollment code (let me know if you need it). If you purchase online, there are even easier methods of payment.
  • Using the order form which can be printed from our website (parent tab). Payment is due at the time of the order.
  • Luana Savings bank in Ossian has cash and carry cards for local retailers available for purchase at any time during their normal business hours.

Magic of Christmas

Come see all the beautiful trees and the ornaments our students made at the Magic of Christmas, Silver Springs Golf Course, Ossian. This special event will help cover the expenses of the heating and cooling system that is being installed in the school building in Ossian.

Friday, Dec. 3rd: Opening Gala, 6:00-8:00 pm This evening event includes wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, cider, and coffee.

Saturday, Dec. 4th: The day features the viewing of the trees and holiday tables along with soup, salad, and desert luncheon from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Home tours are also taking place from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Sunday, Dec. 5th: The final day includes "Coffee and Rolls" at the clubhouse from 8:30-11:30 am. Trees can be viewed from 8:30 am -3:00 pm on that day too. The home tours are also running from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Student Tuition Organization (STO)

We are at 75% of our goal for STO! Please help us make it to 100% by December 31st. It is not too late to give the gift of a Catholic education this holiday season!

Upcoming Events:

  • Dec. 6 8:30 Advent prayer service
  • Dec. 6 7:00 Holiday band concert- SWMS
  • Dec. 7 4:15 MS girls basketball @ Elkader
  • Dec. 7 4:15 MS wrestling @ Waukon
  • Dec. 7 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Spillville
  • Dec. 8 9:00 All School Mass
  • Dec. 9 4:15 MS girls basketball @ Postville
  • Dec. 9 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Ossian
  • Dec. 12 11:30 First Reconciliation Retreat- St. Al's
  • Dec. 13 8:30 Advent prayer service
  • Dec. 14 4:15 MS girls basketball @ home
  • Dec. 14 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Spillville
  • Dec. 15 8:30 Mass led by 1-2 grade- Ossian
  • Dec. 15 2:15 Ossian PS Concert
  • Dec. 15 6:30 K-8 Christmas Concert- Ossian
  • Dec. 16 8:30 Mass led by 4-1- Spillville
  • Dec. 16 4:15 MS girls basketball @ home
  • Dec. 16 8:00 Giant Piggy Bank- Ossian
  • Dec. 16 6:00 Calmar PS Christmas Concert- St. Al's Church
  • Dec. 17 2 hour early dismissal
  • Dec. 18-Jan. 3 Christmas Vacation
  • Jan. 4 Classes resume