Eagle's Edge

St. Therese Weekly Newsletter - September 30, 2020

Connection

Seeing our families drive-thru to pick up supplies, or drop their students off for Limited In-Person (LIP) Learning, really fills my heart with gladness. You are the reason we are here! I am so grateful for this partnership with you, and for the support of a parish community that loves and cares so deeply for our school. I'm also grateful for the sunshine this week so we didn't have to navigate a new pick-up and drop-off system in the rain.


Yesterday was the Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. I found a beautiful prayer to our most special angels, whose task is to help guide our earthly actions as we make our way to heaven.


Heavenly King, You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.


Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.


Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me
clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.


Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing
and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace
and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord,
to realize more fully the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.
Holy angels,
pray for us.
Amen.


May Almighty God bless you all and keep you in His great care.


Rosemarie El Youssef

Principal, St. Therese School


Link to the website where I found the prayer

October 9th, NO SCHOOL - Statewide Inservice

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BottleDrop Thursdays!

If you would like to donate your cans and bottles to St. Therese, please bring your donations on Thursdays. Just leave them by the door and we will transfer them into the blue donation bags. If you'd like to take some donation bags with you, just call ahead to let us know and we will have some ready for you.


We are so grateful for your generosity! Look in next week's newsletter to see what we purchased with your generous donations.

Middle School LIP

If you are interested in signing your middle school student up for a Limited In-Person Learning study hall session, please check your email for the link to the sign-up. In order to have a space secured for next week's LIP sessions, please sign up by end of day Thursday.


Thank you!

Supply Drive-thru Friday from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Some teachers have materials they would like to distribute to students. If they don't have materials for your students, then you do not need to come to the school for the drive-thru. If this time doesn't work for you, please contact the office so we can schedule a time that works better.


Follow the same pattern you did for our Welcome Week conferences - drive up to the front of the computer lab and someone will bring the supplies to you.


We appreciate the extra effort on your part, and love the way these moments help us stay connected to our families!

SAFE & READY SCHOOLS UPDATE

Please check out the links below, or visit our website and click on the "COVID-19 Updates" tab at the top to read the latest news about school this fall.


Some details:



St. Therese School-Age Learning Program (daycare) - STILL praying for a YES!

We sent over additional documents and are awaiting a reply or update. Thank you for your continued patience!


New ODE Dashboard


ODE’s Ready Schools Safe Learners Page


COVID-19 Rates by County


Oregon Health Authority – epi curve

Reminder: Uniforms are optional during distance learning - even during LIP

It was so much fun to see all of our kiddos in uniform during conferences last week. Remember that it is your choice to have students in uniform during distance learning and during limited in-person learning as well. Thank you for your understanding!

School Office Hours - changes in procedure due to COVID-19 safety measures

The school office is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m each day. We love it when families drop by, but when the school-year begins we will need to be more careful about how we meet with you.


Effective Monday, August 31st please call ahead if:


* You need to meet with a staff member (Rosemarie, Penny, teachers, etc.)

* You need to pick something up, or drop something off (materials, payment, etc.)


If you are in the parking lot, please just call us from your cell phone, if you can and we will accommodate you if we can safely do so. We will do our very best to meet your needs and appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep our students and staff safe.

SCRIP Update

While we will NOT be selling Scrip as a fundraiser this year, we have some left over that we would LOVE to sell you:


Barnes & Noble $25 gift cards x 7

Regal Cinemas $10 gift cards x 25

Land's End $25 gift card x 1


Call the school or email elyoussefr@stthereseschool.org if you'd like to come by and purchase some!

Parents' Club Corner

Here is the Parents' Club schedule of meetings for the rest of the school year. We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm via Zoom:

10/21

11/18

12/16

1/20

2/17

3/17

4/21

5/19


Agenda for 10/21/2020 to follow!


Please contact Melanie Reyna at 503-467-1805 or via email at melanie.reyna@usbank.com with items for the agenda.