Growing Saints

Family Newsletter * March 30, 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...


With the continuing news of violence in our society and especially those instances of violence that occur in schools, please know that we take our responsibility to provide a safe environment for learning very seriously. On April 24, we will be having a security assessment to take a look at our school from a fresh perspective. They will be reviewing both our physical plant and the systems we have in place for creating and maintaining a safe environment within our school.

We have recently purchased door stops as a part of each classroom's emergency preparedness kits. These stops will be stored in each room and can be used to barricade the doors in case of an emergency situation.

After our assessment, we will share the results and our action plan for addressing any areas of concern. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out either to me or to a member of our LCAB.

In the meantime, we wish a quiet and restful spring break to each and every one of you. We will look forward to seeing you on April 10!

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

Sheryl O'Connor

Night with the Stars (March 23)

Thank you to everyone who attended Night with the Stars last week! It was such a fun evening. It was great to see our students showing off all the evidence of their learning this year. We have been busy!

Congratulations to Mary Born who won the quilt!

Raffle Winners:

P3 Picture: Hager Family

P4 Picture: The Orlowski Family

Kindergarten: The Mele Family

First Grade: The Kuhn Family

Second/Third and Fifth/Sixth Grades: Shelly Longfellow

Mystery Readers Extended!

Our students have loved hearing from all of our Mystery Readers and we have more people offer to read than we have days in March! We are extending our Mystery Reader program on Wednesdays through the end of the school year. If you would like to come in and read, please use the link below to sign up! Be sure to put your name and the time in the slot. Happy Reading!

Applications and Re-enrollment are Open for 2023-2024 School Year

We have preschool days that are getting close to full for next fall. If you are planning on re-enrolling for preschool for the 2023-2024 school year, please consider completing that process sooner rather than later. Waiting may mean we are not able to grant you your first choice of days.

We have opened applications for new students and re-enrollment for returning students. Getting accurate numbers helps greatly as we plan for the coming school year.

Tuition Letter for 2023-2024

We do have financial support available, so, please, reach out if we can help!

2023-2024 Scholarship Deadlines

We have received the forms for the Kremer Foundation Grants for the 2023-2024 school year.

St. Therese is very blessed to be selected to participate in the George and Mary Kremer Foundation Tuition Grant Program. This is a grant which is based solely on family income. However, even if you do not feel your family meets the guidelines for the Kremer Foundation Grants, please still fill out the paperwork and submit the necessary documentation of income. We use this information to determine other grants with differing guidelines.

The Kremer Foundation Grants forms and documentation need to be returned to Mrs. O'Connor no later than Friday, May 12. Additionally, in order to be considered, your child's re-enrollment process needs to be complete.

Kremer Foundation Grant Parent Application for Student Grant 2023-2024

Orchestra Showcase

On April 24th, grades K-6 will be traveling to St. Stanislaus school for a performance from the three orchestra programs from St. Mary’s Visitation, St. Stanislaus, and St. Therese Catholic Schools for a STRING EXPLOSION! All three orchestras will join together for a program at 1:00 p.m. The program will last approximately 35-40 minutes. This program will be an Informance for our schools, demonstrating the instruments in an orchestra and performing several selections.

Permission slips will be in the family portal after spring break.

Now Hiring for 2023-2024

Third/Fourth Grade Teacher: We are looking for a new teacher for our team for the 2023-2024 school year. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for learning and our faith.

Support Team Member: This paid position will be 15-20 hours per week and will consist of supervising our hot lunch program as well as helping out in the school office.

Visit our website for more information on either position!

Teacher Appreciation Videos Wanted by MANS-Due April 10

The Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS) is asking families to submit a short video describing their favorite teacher. The videos will then be used to highlight teachers and schools during May for Teacher Appreciation Week. See the flyer for more details! Wouldn't it be great to see our amazing St. Therese teachers featured in this statewide campaign?

Upcoming Events

Monday-Friday, April 3-7

Spring Break

Monday, April 10

Back to School

Submissions for Teacher Appreciation videos close

Friday, April 14

Spirit Shirt Day

Report Cards go home

Monday, April 24

MAP Spring Testing Window Opens

Grades K-6 travel to St. Stanislaus for Orchestra Performance

Wednesday, April 26

1/2 Day, 11:45 dismissal, no 11:45 bus

Friday, April 28

Uniform Holiday

K-Camp 2023

We are so pleased to be once again offering K-Camp this summer! K-Camp is open to all children who will be entering either Kindergarten Readiness or Kindergarten this fall. There is no charge for K-Camp and K-Camp is open to all children regardless of where they will be attending kindergarten in the fall.

K-Camp is limited to 12 children and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations are date and time-stamped.

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2023 Dress Day Schedule


12: Spirit Shirt Day

19th: Uniform Holiday