"For I know the plans for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

"The Lord goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Looks like summer has finally arrived, which is good news for the St. Therese Carnival. All students who attend wearing St. Therese apparel will receive a NUT card for next Tuesday, our last full day.

Wednesday, June 14 we will hold our Baccalaureate Mass at 10:00 am. Despite it being a gym day there won't be much time for gym so the entire school will be attending and all students must wear their school uniforms. The mass will be followed by 8th grade awards and graduation will take place in the gym at 5:00 pm followed by a reception.

Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Tricky Tray. Check the Friday Folder for more information.

The Brownies are sponsoring Project Backpack and are collecting supplies for families in need until June 16. Check the Friday Folder for information.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Flanders will be running a Vacation Bible School from July 31-August 4. More information is available on the Friday Folder.

From June14-19 school will operate on a half day schedule. There will be aftercare on June 14, 15 and 16 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The last official day of school is Monday, June 19. There will be no aftercare.

Summer has arrived! Enjoy the weekend!
God bless,

Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

"Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ." Timothy 2:3

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

This week was a very busy week. The Grade 8 students enjoyed a very fun filled day on Wednesday, May 24 as they went into NYC and toured Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. From there we went to St. Patrick's Cathedral to attend 12:00 pm mass as Father Marc served as a co-celebrant. This made the mass very special for those of us who attended. The grade 8 students were then treated to the sensational musical, "Wicked." This was followed by dinner at Slattery's. Much thanks to Mrs. Klein, our grade 8 teacher, who organized everything! It was a trip to be remembered.

Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate with the grade 4 and 5 as they went to the Bronx Zoo in the rain on Thursday, May 25.

We had our final community HSA Meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Mrs. Bronwyn Fraser, president, Mrs. Vicki Kallok, first president and Mrs. Kathy Block, secretary all stepped down after years of service to the St. Therese School Community. Thank you ladies for all of the contributions you have made to the St. Therese School. It is a better place because of your efforts.

New officers will be named at our final Executive HSA Meeting on June 15. Biographies of candidates running for open positions are on the Friday Folder.

Our annual scholastic book fair run by our room parents and ladies of the HSA was a huge success! Thank you parents for participating.

Field Day will take place on Thursday, June 1.

On Monday, May 29th we celebrate Memorial Day. As we partake in our barbecues, parades, rest and relaxation over the weekend, let us make sure we take a few minutes and pray for our brave men and women in the armed services, and the police who keep us safe every day. Let's give thanks and pray especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we do in this great country we call the United States of America.

God bless,
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

"May the Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing." Saint Padre Pio

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

On Saturday, May 20 our second group of second graders will be making their First Holy Communion. Let's keep them in our prayers as they prepare for this Most Holy Sacrament.

The annual Book Fair will take place on May 23, 24, and 25 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Volunteers are desperately needed. More information is on Friday Folder.

Thursday, June 1 is St. Therese's Annual Field Day. Volunteers are needed for the many activities that will take place.

St. Therese will be having a Color a thon on Saturday June 3. Festivities begin at 9:00 am. Check the website for more information.

Much thanks goes out to all who participated and volunteered their time to make the 34th annual St. Therese Golf Outing a huge success. It was a great day!

Finally, the last HSA Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium, and the New Parent Meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the grade 7 classroom just before the HSA Meeting.
Mr. Matt Wines is running for President of the HSA and Mr. Brian Sanford is running for Second Vice-President. Their biographies can be found on the Friday Folder. Special thanks to Bronwynn Fraser and Kathy Block for the service they have rendered to the St. Therese School over the years. We cannot thank you enough and we will miss you.

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless,
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin Mary too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did." St. Maximilian Kolbe

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Saturday, May 13 is a very special day. The Catholic Church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of our Blessed Mother to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal on May 13,1917. Churches worldwide will be honoring our Blessed Mother by carrying out the message of repentance and praying the rosary for world peace. The St. Therese School Community prays that you will participate in our Blessed Mother's anniversary by taking time to recite the rosary on this special day and every day after that. There is a local pilgrimage to Our Lady's Blue Army Shrine in Washington Township, NJ on Saturday, May 13. More information can be found on the Friday Folder.

Tonight, Friday, May 12 our students will be performing in our annual Spring Concert. We hope that you can join us. Our students have been preparing for weeks.

Our Annual HSA Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, May 16. Tee off time is 1:00 pm. There are still spots available and the weather is looking quite promising. Hope to see you there.

Our annual Student Field Day will take place on Thursday, June 1, not May 31 as it is listed on the calendar.

We have a number of positions available in HSA. Ballots and biographies of people running are on the Friday Folder. We are still looking to fill a few more positions, so if you have the time, the HSA could use your talents.

Finally, I know there is a new Fidget Fad that has invaded schools across the country. Please tell your sons and daughters not to bring them to school. Thank you.

Have a blessed weekend,
Tim Dunnigan STS

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