"Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that we are ten days away from the end of the school year.  It has been full of rewards and challenges but we've made it through!  Upon reflecting on the passage above I know that the Lord has great things planned for each of us ~ some cause us happiness, others, worry.  But we receive comfort in the knowledge that those worries can be brought to Him and he will take care of us.  What a relief, even as the summer months approach us.

With that in mind, we still have a number of things happening within these next two weeks. 

* The 8th graders will graduate on Tuesday, June 11

* The Kindergarteners will have their closing ceremony on Wednesday, June 12

* The PK will have their closing ceremonies on Friday, June 14

Lots of activity at St. Therese School in these last ten days!  Let's pray that the Holy Spirit provides us with the wisdom and understanding to make these last days wonderful and spirit-filled so that our students are ready for their period of rest before taking on a new school year.

Peace,

Mrs. Lisa Hirscheld

"To him who is able to do exceedlingly abundantly above all that we ask or think...be glory." Eph.3:20-21

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

We are winding down the year with temperatures soaring...but we can't/shouldn't complain.  In light of the devastation in Moore, OK on Monday we should count our blessings.  Each day as we pray a decade of the rosary during morning prayers we are asking the children to pray for those families who have lost loved ones, their homes, businesses, etc.  I hope that you are doing the same.

With less than four weeks of school left there are still many activities that are keeping STS hopping.  The Scholastic Book Fair will run from next Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.  The following week the 8th graders will have their Awards Ceremony on June 4 and the next day is Field Day.  Kindergarten, PK and 8th grade graduations during June.  It's a busy time of the year but a joyful one!

Last, please make every effort to join us on Thursday, May 30 to bid farewell to Mrs. Shagawat as she begins her retirement at the end of the year.

Please enjoy this lovely weekend.  Remind your children, as we will do, about the reason we are taking a long weekend.  God bless all those who have/are protecting the lives of all Americans.

Peace,

Mrs. Lisa Hirschfeld

"Accept teaching from his mouth, and keep his words in your heart." Job 22:22

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

We are approaching the final weeks of the school year and, as time goes on, it becomes increasingly more difficult for all of us ~ students, teachers, parents ~ to "keep his words in our hearts."  But these are such great words of encouragement to us that it should fill us with JOY!  Especially today, on the National Day of Prayer, we will encourage the students to take some extra time to let Jesus into their hearts and fill them with incredible love and joy!  What a tremendous way to begin the month of May - the month of Mary!

Speaking of which, since this month is devoted to the Blessed Mother, we ask that students have their rosary beads with them each day as we will pray a decade each morning during prayers.  This will begin on Monday.  We also invite each of you to join us for our May Crowning on Friday, May 17 at 1PM in the church.  Our Armada Blanca club will be hosting it and it is always such a moving celebration of Mary.

Tonight, the H.S.A. will present the budget for this year and the tuition expectation for the 2013-2014 school year.  N.U.T. cards will be distributed at the beginning of the meeting.  Please see me as the teachers do not attend this meeting.

A reminder that the Spring Concert is next Friday, May 10 at 7PM.  All students are expected to attend.  This date has been on the calendar since August and attendance does count toward their 3rd marking period grade. 

Please pray for one of our alumni, Christopher Barkhausen, who will be ordained a transitional deacon on Friday, May 17.  Chris will be ordained to the priesthood this time next year so let's all keep him in our prayers during this year.

It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend.  I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy it!

Peace,

Mrs. Lisa Hirschfeld

"Peace be with you." John 20:19

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

At this point of the year we welcome "peace."  With only a few short weeks until the end of the year we begin reflecting on what that peace means - peace in the world, peace in our homes, peace in our school, peace in our spiritual lives.  It is the way we begin calming ourselves down, winding down, if you will.  It is the natural progression of our lives before the summer arrives.  It is my hope that you reach this "peace" over the coming weeks.

Thanks to all who attended our Fuddruckers fundraiser last night.  There looked to  be a good number of people there from St. Therese! 

Our upcoming golf outing is taking place this Wednesday, April 24.  It's still enough time to sign up to play or even join us for dinner.  The weather looks like it should be a nice, brisk day ~ GREAT golf weather!  I hope to see you there.

We are looking at our calendar for May and I wanted to inform you that we will be able to have that four day weekend for Memorial Day as planned.  Originally it was thought that we needed to take that Friday as a make-up day but we are all caught up with these days.  Therefore, school will be closed from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27. 

Looking ahead a few weeks please be reminded that our Spring Concert will be held on Friday, May 10 and the Drama Club performance on Tuesday, May 14.

We are beginning our preparations for our 50th anniversary celebrations for the next school year.  Please "Save The Date" for the following events:

* 50th Anniversary celebration mass with Bishop Serratelli  - Tues., Oct. 1 at 11AM.

* 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance - Sat., Oct. 5 at Skylands in Randolph.  Invitations will be sent out in the near future.

Last, let us continue our prayers for the victims in Boston during this past week. 

Peace,

Mrs. Lisa Hirschfeld 

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God...forgave you." Eph. 4:32

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

As we move into our final marking period we reflect on the Scripture passage above.  We've been reminding students that we've been together now for over 130 days.  Sometimes we "get on each other's nerves" but that is precisely the reason why we need to continue being KIND and TENDERHEARTED and FORGIVING of one another, especially as we wind down the school year.

It is at this time that I sadly announce the upcoming retirement of our 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Diana Shagawat, at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.  A letter has been sent home in the youngest or only student's backpack today.  Please read it for more details.  I know you'll want to wish Mrs. Shagawat a very happy retirement.

Onto a lighter note, our Princess Tea and Pirate Adventure family night is happening tonight.  I hope to see many of our families there!

Saturday and Sunday are the days when we can recycle clothing, toys, etc. and bring them to the Learning Center parking lot for an 8th grade fundraiser.  Now is a great time to clean out your closets, shed and garage and donate.

Next week is our Fuddrucker's Restaurant fundraiser -  Thursday, April 18.  Please make every effort to attend.

The Superbowl 2014 Ticket Raffle is underway.  If you'd like to purchases chances to win 2 tickets and a three night stay at a nearby hotel please download the form on the Friday folder and send it in to school.  Tickets are limited.

I hope that you take time to enjoy the weekend ahead with your family.

Peace,

Mrs. Lisa Hirschfeld

 

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