"The soul that trusts in My Mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it." Diary of St. Faustina (1273)

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Tonight is the big night! It's the St. Therese Annual Spring Concert. Our students have been workig extremely hard and the concert promises to be one that will remembered for many years to come. We look forward to seeing everyone.

For the month of May, in honor of our Blessed Mother, Mary, our students have been reciting a decade of the rosary everyday. The first week consisted of the Joyfyful Mysteries and today we concluded the week with the Luminous Mysteries. Next week will continue with Gloroius Mysteries, which will lead up to the May Crowning, which will take place on Friday, May 18 at 1:00 pm in the church.

Tomorrow, some of our second graders will be receiving Our Lord for the first time as they receive their First Holy Communion. Let's keep all students who are receiving their First Holy Communion in our prayers and that this will be the first of many Eucharists that they will receive in their lifetime.

Next week's Executive Board meeting has been changed from Thursday, May 17 to Monday, May 14 at 6:30 pm, and the final General Meeting for the year will take place on Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm in the gym.

Some important dates to remember:

Wednesday, May 30 - 8th Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 31 - Field Day

June 4-8 - Grade 8 Final Exams

June 11-15 - Grades 4-7 Final Exams

June 13 - 8th Grade Awards @ 10:00 am in the gym

June 13 - Grade 8 Mass and Graduation Ceremony @ 5:00 pm

June 13 - Graduation Reception in th the gym @ 6:00 pm

June 14 - Prek-3 Celebration @ 10:00 am

June 14 - Prek-4 Celebration @ 1:00 pm

June 18 - Kindergarten Celebration @ 9:00 am

June 20 - Last Day of School - 12:00 pm Dismissal


"I trust in You, O God, because heaven and earth will pass, but Your word will last forever." St. Faustina

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

In one of my previous blogs I stated that IOWA test scores would be going home with the students' report cards. I apologize. After I wrote that in my blog I was instructed by the diocese not to send them home until the end of the year. Don't be alarmed. There is nothing wrong with the tests. I am just following orders. When I receive the go ahead to send them home, they will be sent home.

Tuesday, May 15 promises to be a very busy day for the St. Therese School. The 35th Annual St. Therese Golf Outing will be taking place at 1:00 pm at Black Bear Country Club in Franklin, NJ, and on the same day we will be participating in the Paterson Diocesan STEM Symposium at Caldwell College. The STEM Symposium will run from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. STEM Projects from the St. Therese School  will be showcased with the theme being "Dining With Dignity." Hope you can attend. 

We are still looking for foursomes for the St. Therese Golf Outing. Please do your best to support this very worthy fundraiser. Remember you don't have to be a good golfer to play. Lots of fun, food and prizes will be available.

Tonight is our Mother/ Son Carnival. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Much thanks to Mrs. Amy Levy for organizing and providing the 'Dunk Tank," for Mr. Dunnigan to go swimming in.

Today's First Friday Mass was postponed until next Friday as the church is having a new organ installed.

Thursday, May 10 is Ascension Thursday. All students will be attending an 8:30 am mass.

Our annual Spring Band Concert is Friday, May 11 at 7:00 pm. Our students have been working extremely hard. This will be a concert you do not want to miss.

The Annual St. Therese School May Crowning has been postoned until May 18 at 1:00 pm.

The final General HSA Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 pm

Spring has arrived! Rejoice! This is the day the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad!

God bless,

Tim Dunnigan

Principal STS

And Jesus looking upon them said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:27

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Congratulations to Mr. Mallinson and the students of St. Therese School, who particpated in the Catholic Band Association Competition, which was held at Villanova University last weekend. The Musical Adventures Showband received a Best Concert Band trophy for their performance of "The Tempest," "Over the Rainbow," and "Fallbrook March." The St. Therese School is the "Flagship School," for the Showband, making up the core of its performing members.

Report cards were distributed today for the end of the third marking period.

If you missed the HSA General Meeting a number of topics were discussed. Currently we need more volunteers to assist at lunch time. If you are available and you have an hour to spare we could use your help.

The revised Diocesan Bullying Policy was discussed. The policy will be placed in the student/parent handbooks over the summer.

Also discussed, were "Words Students Are Not Permitted to Say in School." Please refer to my letter that went home on February 28.

Improvements to our security plan, and the exploration of a security plan entitled, "ALICE. were also discussed." The acronym stands for ALERT, LOCKDOWN, INFORM, COUNTER, EVACUATE. Training for this plan will be mandatory for all administrators in the Fall of 2018. 

This past weekend the 8th graders made sandwiches to feed the homeless at the Faith Kitchen in Dover. HSA members and myself distributed the food on Saturday during lunchtime. It was eye opening and gratifying experience. Much thanks to the Matt Wines, HSA president ,  memebers of the HSA and  the eighth grade for organizing and making the sandwiches.

Our amended calendar has been approved by the diocese. The last day of school will be June 20.

This weekend our eighth graders are running a Clothing Drive. Please see the Friday Folder for drop off times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday April 28 the St. Therese Rosary Altar Society will be hosting a Spirit, Mind, and Body "Spa Day," from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Next Friday is our Mother/Son Carnival Day. Come see Mr. Dunnigan and others get dunked in the dunk tank. Promises to be fun for all.

On Friday, May 11, St. Therese School will perform their Annual Spring Concert beginning at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium.

Our May Crowning has been moved from May 4 to May 18 at 1:00 pm.

St. Therese students will be participating in a STEM Symposium at Caldwell College from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Hope you can make the trip to witness the exciting STEM projects our kids have been working on all year.

Finally, don't forget about the Annual St. Therese Golf Outing set to take place at Black Bear Country Club on Tuesday, May 15 at 1:00 pm. There will be great, prizes, great food and most of all, great people.

Have Blessed Weekend,

Tim Dunnigan

Principal STS

" The Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b.

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Today is the last day of the marking period. The marking period was extended due the inordinate amount of snow days we had during the third marking period. Report cards will go home on Friday, April 27 along with a copy of the students' IOWA Standardized Test Scores.

Today is the last day to get your customized yearbook order in. It must be in by 11:59 pm. Non-custom orders have until next week. The 8th grade yearbook booster form is on the Friday Folder for your submission.

Our annual Spring Concert is only weeks away on Friday, May 11. That also means it is time for our Spring Concert Bake Sale. Please consider donating treats to sell. The profit goes directly to the children of St. Therese School. Please remember all items must be nut-free. See the Friday Folder for more information.

On another musical note, approximately fifteen of our students from St. Therese will be travelling to Villanova University on Saturday, April 21 to perform with the Musical Adventures Band. Mr. Mallinson has been working extremely hard to get our students to perform their very best. Our band studentas are very excited about the trip and I am sure they will perform at a very high level. We wish them good luck.

Mrs. Warga is running a Summer Music Camp. Please see the Friday Folder for more information.

The profits aren't in yet, but Fuddrucker's was mobbed for dinner on Thursday, April 19. It looked as if the whole school was there. We thank Fuddruckers for providing us with 15% of the profits for those St. Therese Families that ate there.

Please be reminded that there is a General HSA Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing our STS families there and we continue to thank you for supporting the St. Therese School  that has been blessed in so many ways.

Also, please be reminded that Spring Pictures will take place on Friday, April 27.

Finally, a huge thank you to Mr. Matt Wines, our HSA President, for organizing an event where our students, parents and members of the HSA will get an opportunity to assist the less fortunate who don't get 3 square meals a day. On Saturday morning we will drive down to Faith Kitchen in Dover NJ to feed lunch to the less fortunate and those who have fell on hard times. It will be a humbling experience for all, but at the same time there is no greater feeling one can get than helping our fellow brothers and sisters. This was Jesus's command, " Love your neighbor as yourself." St. Therese School will put that into practice on Saturday as we try our best to live by that command. Thank you Mr. Wines and HSA members for organizing. This is what Catholic education is about. 

"When God measures a man He puts the tape around the heart, not the head."  God's Little instruction Book.

Have a Blessed Weekend, 

Tim Dunnigan

Principal STS

"What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?" Acts 8:31

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Is spring really here? I sure hope so. Winter has overstayed its welcome. It's time to play golf, but it is also time to get ready for a number of events that are happening at the St. Therese School.

The PreK-8 yearbook and special message booster order forms are on the website. The yearbook forms are due next Friday, April 20 and the booster order forms are due on Tuesday, May 1.

On Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm the St. Therese Rosary Altar Society will be hosting a Spirit, Mind and Body Spa Day. There will be meditative rosary, inspirational talks, healthy and delicious tea lunch, boutique of items, services for spirit, mind and body, gold and silver buying and a silent auction. The cost for adults is $20.00 and students under 18 is $13.00. For more information call 973-927-3978.

For Project Graduation our 8th graders are running a clothing drive so while you are spring cleaning, clean out your closets and get rid of those clothes you have no intention of wearing. More information is on the Friday Folder.

Also see our Friday Folder for many new announcements for the month of April.

Congratulations goes out to our 3rd grade class as everyone met the multiplication challenge and have mastered their timestables. Today they are having a special celebration in honor of their accomplishment.

Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Cardinale and the faculty for organizing the many STEM activities for the three makeup days we had last week. It was a real team effort and the students thoroughly enjoyed the Kindness Rock Project. Be on the lookout on the St. Therese Website and Facebook page for more news and pictures about the projects.

Everyone have Blessed Weekend!

Tim Dunnigan

Principal STS

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