Growing Saints

Family Newsletter * September 29, 2022

"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...

Dear Parents of our St. Therese Students,

Thank you to everyone for your participation in conferences. Working together is key to helping all of our students become just who God created them to be!

Walk-a-thon is tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who has helped our students gather pledges and donations for our school. Don't forget to wear your new yellow Spirit shirts tomorrow. Casual bottoms, but no flip flops or crocs for walking, please.

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


Virtue of the Week October 3-9: Foresight

Definition: Consideration of the consequences of one's actions; thinking ahead

Prayer: Dear Jesus, when I come upon situations that require serious thought, please send your Holy Spirit to guide me, that I may always do Your holy will. Guide me with Your counsel, and give me the courage to act rightly when it is difficult.

Listen to the Virtue Minute!

Walk a Thon


Noon-Board bus to Hungry Horse

12:15 Get organized at Hungry Horse

12:30 Start walking

2:00 stop walking and have snack-Students are to stay OFF of the playground.

2:30 Parents pick up students-Parents, please sign out your child with your child's teacher. We need to know how each child is getting home. There is no bus returning to school.

Looking forward to a great day!

Special Masses this Weekend

Saturday, October 1 at 10 am: There will be a special Mass celebrating the Feast of our patron, St. Therese of Lisieux

Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 am: Bishop Bradley will be at St. Therese to celebrate Mass. The second through sixth grade students have been practicing with Mr. Rick to sing with the choir. We would love to have as many students as possible at the Mass to show the Bishop our amazing school family. Please have students wear their school uniforms.

Blessing of the Pets

On Tuesday, October 4 we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a Blessing of the Pets! Pets may be brought to the school parking lot at 3 pm for a blessing by Fr. Evelio. If you can't bring your pet, you can bring a photo or a drawing of your pet. We will be happy to see them in any form!

We will have the blessing over in front of the Church.

Help Needed

We still need someone to head up Santa's Secret Shop, but we also need someone to start the ground work for our virtual auction during Catholic Schools Week. Now is the time to start collecting donations and putting together baskets.

Volunteers Needed

  • LCAB Members
  • Santa's Secret Shop (We will help you get started!)

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 30


St. Therese Novena, Day 9

Orchestra- Instrument Orders due

Gala Dinner honoring Deacon Jeff and Deacon Mark (All are invited! RSVP at the Church office)

Saturday, October 1

10 am Mass for Feast of St. Therese

Sunday, October 2

10:30 am Mass with Bishop Bradley

Grades 2-6 sing with the Church Choir (Please wear uniforms!)

Tuesday, October 4

Library: Lisa Ford is helping chaperone

3-3:30 Blessing of the Pets

Thursday, October 6

9:30 Mass

Friday, October 7

Our Lady of the Rosary

Monday, October 10

Reminder: Wayland does not have school. All students need to carry a lunch.

Tuesday, October 11

7 pm LCAB Meeting-all are welcome!

Friday, October 14

No School

Teachers are in professional development all day

Lunch Menu

You can check the Wayland Union Schools website for updates. Since we do not receive lunch from Wayland on Wednesdays, we will again be offering pizza lunch on Wednesdays. Forms are located in the family portal under web forms.

2022-23 Free and Reduced School Meals Application