Growing Saints

Family Newsletter * January 19, 2023

"This is what we are about: we plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise."

-Attributed to Archbishop Oscar Romeo

From the Principal's Office...


Our upper-level students have finalized the calendar for Catholic Schools Week! It looks to be a great week of celebrating who we are and who we serve!

Our Kick-Off Mass will be on Saturday, January 28 at 6 pm at St. Therese. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. We want to have as many students and families as possible. Please have your children wear their school uniforms. We will be reaching out for students to read and serve at the altar that evening.

The CSW Online Auction will start on Thursday, February 2nd, and run through Saturday, February 4. We have one more week to collect donations. Please see the list below for Classroom baskets, ideas for family baskets to donate, and assorted items needed to complete baskets. All donations are due Wednesday, January 25 so that we have time to photograph everything and get it listed online.

Don't forget to sign up for our first-ever trivia night in the school gym. Please see the attached flyer for all the details. You can pre-register online. If you plan on paying at the door, please know it is cash only that night. Link:

Have a wonderful weekend! Mr. O'Connor and I hope to see some of our students at their basketball games this weekend.

St. Therese, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, pray for us!

Sheryl O'Connor

Virtue of the Week: January 23-29 Modesty

Definition: Purity of heart in action, especially in regards to dress and speech.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, Give me a pure heart like that of Your holy Mother! Through baptism I have the gift of the Spirit living inside of me. Please increase in me the gift of the fear of the Lord, so that I may never sadden You by the way I dress, act, or speak.

Listen to the Virtue Minute to learn more about the Virtue of Modesty.

Catholic Schools Week On-line Auction-Due Wednesday, January 25

We are getting close to publishing the items for this year's CSW Online Auction. We are in need of some baskets and items to complete baskets. The last day for donations is Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Help us make this a great auction!

Classroom Baskets:

P3: Day at the Beach

P4: Arts and Crafts

Kindergarten: Movie Night

First Grade: Puzzles and Games

Second and Third Grade: Cooking

Fifth and Sixth Grade: Sports

Ideas for Family Baskets:

Ice Cream Night

Italian Cooking Night

Game Night

Coffee and Tea Baskets

Backyard Chef

Family Camp Out

Adult Beverages

Star Gazing

Don't feel like creating a whole basket? We are in need of items to complete baskets!

Camping Equipment

Ski Gear (Goggles, gloves, etc.)

Gift Cards to Restaurants

Bottles of Wine



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Help Needed

Volunteers Needed

  • Walking Chaperone for Henika Library on Tuesday, January 24 from 9-10:30 am.
  • Catholic Schools Week Breakfast-Contact the school office

All school volunteers are required to be Virtus trained (available online) and have a current criminal background check. You may complete the Virtus training at>>First Time Registrant.

Criminal background check (iChat) forms can be found here and may be turned in at the office.

Key Cards for Sale

The new 2023 KeyCard coupon books are now available in the school office. The price is $30 and includes a coupon book and unlimited use card valid at hundreds of area merchants. Start saving today through December 31, 2023. Our profit is $15 per sale which goes to Home and School to pay for field trips and other school events.

If you would like to purchase a book (or more), please contact the school office.

2023 KeyCard Flyer

Upcoming Events

January LCAB Meeting is being rescheduled. We will share as soon as we have a new date.

Monday, January 23

No Hot Lunch or AM/PM Bus - WUS not in session

Tuesday, January 24

Henika Library

Walking Chaperone:

Saturday, January 28

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) Kick-Off Mass, 6 pm, St. Therese.

Monday, January 30

CSW - Celebrate Our Community - Dress as the Profession You Want to be When You Grow Up.

School Activity: Escape Rooms

Tuesday, January 31

CSW - Celebrate Our Students - Dress as if You Were 100 Years Old

School Activity: All School Bowling at Rock n' Bowl. Permission slips can be found in Family Portal starting Monday, January 23.

Wednesday, February 1

CSW - Celebrate our Nation - 8:30 am Blessing of new flag/pizza party at lunch

Twin/Triplet/Quadruplet day - Dress Alike with a Friend or Friends

Thursday, February 2

CSW - Celebrate Vocations - 8:45 Mass with breakfast and bingo immediately following. Families are invited to attend. Please wear uniforms in the morning for Mass.

School Activity: Bring clothes to change into for Favorite Team/Sports Day

Online Auction Day 1

Friday, February 3

CSW - Celebrate Our Staff & Volunteers - Dress as a Celebrity

School Activity: All School Movie and Popcorn

Online Auction Day 2

Saturday, February 4

CSW - Celebrate our Families - Adults-only Trivia Night, St. Therese School, Doors Open 6:45 pm. Link to Register:

Online Auction Day 3 (Final Day)

2023 Dress Day Schedule


10th: Spirit Shirt Day

14th: Uniform Holiday - Red/Pink/White Day


3rd: Spirit Shirt Day

17th: Uniform Holiday - Green Day


14th: Spirit Shirt Day

28th: Uniform Holiday


12: Spirit Shirt Day

19th: Uniform Holiday