St. Therese Weekly Newsletter - October 14, 2020
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.
Rosemarie El Youssef
Principal, St. Therese School
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.
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
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:
Thank you for your cooperation!
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
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!
SAVE THE DATE
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.
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!
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.