Eagle's Edge

St. Therese Weekly Newsletter - October 14, 2020

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Community

I know many of you have heard me say it and have seen me write it many times over, but it bears repeating - I love this community! Waving at families as they drive through our parking lot during LIP or picking up materials on Friday makes my heart feel so full. I love that our staff is so caring and understanding, giving each other grace and comfort through the challenges of distance learning. I love that our families are supporting each other.


I've struggled all week so far with what to write in the newsletter. No poetry today. No fluff. No words of wisdom. No amazing insights. All I've got for you today is love, and I feel like it's enough.


Thank you for being in this community with me.


Love,


Rosemarie El Youssef

Principal, St. Therese School

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SPIRIT WEEK!

We will be hosting a Spirit Week for the whole school from October 26th - 30th. Our goal is to have fun as a community and enjoy dressing up - it's an opportunity for us to celebrate together in a way that feels good to everyone.


Spirit Day themes are listed in the photo below - more information to come about activities that will be available for students to participate in throughout the week. We will have some cool fall-themed contests and awesome prizes!


Friday, October 30th, is Eagles' Choice! There will be a whole school drive-thru pickup where we want to see you dressed up however you'd like to! We will have treats for kids that come and show us their spirit - either wearing a costume or their distance learning t-shirt.

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

If your child's teacher has communicated to you that there are materials they will need to pick up this Friday, please come by and see us between 2 and 4:30. We love these opportunities to connect with you!

Picture Day - October 22nd and 23rd

I know it feels last-minute, but this is the best date we can get without waiting until mid-November. Students who attend LIP on Thursday will take their school picture while they are on campus, and all those who do not attend will need to sign up for a picture time.


Photo packages can be ordered online ahead of time, or up to 24 hours after picture day. Please see the information below to learn more about picture packages and the process for keeping our students and staff safe!


Thursday 10/22 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 10/23 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Uniforms are NOT required - students can wear free dress. If you'd like a photo in uniform, they are welcome to come dressed that way.


Here is the link to sign up for a picture time:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A4AF29ABF5C07-lifetouch


Thank you for your cooperation!

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Conferences moved!

Thanksgiving Week, November 23-27, there will be no school for students. Conferences will be held on November 23rd and 24th, and the 25th will be a teacher work day.


This means that we will have our regularly scheduled Limited In-Person Learning October 19-23.


Thank you for your flexibility!

Click HERE to view our Year at a glance

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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! With your donations we purchased a Distance Learning T-shirt for each student and staff member to wear on Fridays!

K of C Fundraiser!

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SAVE THE DATE

Auction Rummage Sale! Saturday, November 7th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Brand new items ONLY. We have children's toys, crafts, grill sets, and so much more! Everything donated for our spring auction is taking up space in our library. Come and get some Christmas shopping done and help our school generate some much needed funds.


If you have other BRAND NEW items you'd like to donate, please contact Rosemarie El Youssef by calling the school at 503-253-9400.

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

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.

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:


  • Future meeting dates and time
  • Parent’s Club annual fund raising commitment to the school
  • Family Fundraising survey results
  • Small Committee update
  • Rummage sale Saturday, November 7th

Zoom link will be sent separately next week.


Please contact Melanie Reyna at 503-467-1805 or via email at melanie.reyna@usbank.com with any questions.