St. Therese Weekly Newsletter - September 23, 2020
A change in season...
I love fall. Spring gets a lot of credit as the season of rebirth and renewal, but for me it's always been the change in the leaves, the crisp of the cooler air, and the start of a new school year.
The true name of this season is autumn, but the term "fall" comes from Old English words that mean "to fall from a height", as leaves do. This year has certainly felt like falling - one thing after another dropping into our laps to problem solve and manage, struggling to stand under the weight of COVID, distance learning, fires, and the daily challenges of everyday living.
This very moment, sitting at my desk, listening to the sounds of teaching drift through the walls, surrounded by people I know and love, I don't feel like I'm falling. Strangely, the start of this new season has been uplifting, and my heart is full.
I know the uncertainty is frustrating, and school doesn't look like it should, but it's looking pretty good from where I sit! I wish you all the same feelings of peace I'm experiencing now.
With prayers for God's blessings on our community in this new season,
Rosemarie El Youssef
Principal, St. Therese School
October 9th, NO SCHOOL - Statewide Inservice
We are so grateful for your generosity! Look in next week's newsletter to see what we purchased with your generous donations.
Drive-thru TODAY from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Teachers have some materials they would like to distribute to students, and we have some t-shirts and prizes to share! 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
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.
September 28th: Begin limited in-person instruction with small groups
We are permitted to bring students into their classrooms in groups of no more than 10, for no longer than 2 hours each day. This time will be used to build connections with teachers and peers, receive learning support, and participate in hands-on learning experiences. Please see the link below to the smore update sent out yesterday.
St. Therese School-Age Learning Program (daycare) - praying for a YES!
Our application was denied because the rules changed, and we are not allowed to have this program running while distance learning is in progress. I have been in contact with the Early Childhood division and we are working together towards a potential solution. Thank you for your continued patience!
Reminder: Uniforms are optional during distance learning
School Office Hours - changes in procedure due to COVID-19 safety measures
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.
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 email@example.com if you'd like to come by and purchase some!
Each grade has their own list and it is COMPLETE. You only have to download or print the list for your child's grade.