Growing Saints

Family Newsletter * January 12, 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...

Happy Middle of January (Already)!

We are back in the groove and are rocking and rolling! Tomorrow is the end of the 2nd Marking Period/1st Semester! Wow! Half way through the year!

We are starting to get ready for Catholic Schools Week from January 28th to February 4th. Classrooms are working on ideas for our daily themes and sixth grade will get to make the final choice next week.

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 Friday, January 20 so that we have time to photograph everything and get it listed online.

We are trying something new this year! We are going to wind up Catholic Schools Week with an event for adults only. There will be a 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:

Finally, we were getting a little concerned with our attendance counts this week. Please keep children home for 24 hours following a fever or vomiting. There are several bugs going around and we want to keep everyone healthy and in school! We still have Covid tests available in the office if you would like some for your family. Just let us know so we can get them to you directly.

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

Sheryl O'Connor

Virtue of the Week: January 16-22 Affability

Definition: Being easy to approach and easy to talk to - friendly

Prayer: Jesus, King of my heart, You were kind to the little children who came to You. Be my strength as I try to be good to all those I meet today.

Listen to the Virtue Minute to learn more about the Virtue of Affability

Catholic Schools Week On-line Auction

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 Friday, January 20, 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



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.

Friday, January 13

End of 2nd Marking Period

Wednesday, January 18

1/2 Day. 11:45 dismissal. NO 11:45 bus

Thursday, January 19

9:30 Mass

Friday, January 20

Uniform Holiday

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-Friday, February 3

Catholic Schools Week

Thursday, February 2-Saturday, February 4

CSW Online Auction

Saturday, February 4

CSW Trivia Night Link to Register:

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