"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

"We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor His Mother." Saint Louis Marie Montfort

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

During the month of May, in honor of our Mother Mary, we continue to pray a decade of the rosary daily. Today, we finished up with the Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven. It was very fitting as our second graders crowned Our Lady in a May Crowning ceremony later in the day at the church. For the May Crowning students recited the full rosary and sang hymns dedicated to our Blessed Mother. Students and faculty also attended First Friday Mass earlier in the day, and Fr. Marc gave students a homily on the importance of prayer.

On Saturday, May 5, and Saturday May 20 our second graders will receive their First Holy Communion. Our prayers and thoughts are with them on this very special day.

Our Mother/Son Carnival begins at 5:30 pm. Many of our students are looking forward to putting Ms. Muller, Ms. Dohrmann and Mr. Dunnigan in the dunk tank. Hopefully the water won't be too cold! Much thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their time making this event a special day to remember for their sons.

Mrs. Warga and Mr. Mallinson, our music teachers have been very busy preparing for the annual Spring Concert, which will take place on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm in the gym.

The 34th annual HSA Golf Outing is taking place on Tuesday, May 16 at Black Bear Country Club, and we need golfers, so if you have a little spare time, we would love to see you on the course. There will be many great prizes and good fun. It's a great way to meet up with other members of the St. Therese School Community. More info is on the Friday Folder.

Just a reminder to parents, there is school on May 19 and May 26. On May 26 students will be dismissed at noon and there will be no aftercare.

Grade 8 parents, information about the scheduled field trips and times of graduation will be forthcoming next week.

God bless,
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

'Whoever places his trust in My mercy will be filled with My divine peace at the hour of death." Jesus's words to Saint Faustina

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter Sunday and Easter week as we continue celebrating the Risen Christ during this joyous Easter season. I also hope and pray that everyone had the opportunity to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and will continue to celebrate God's mercy through the recitation of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy that Jesus gave to St. Faustina to give to the whole world.

At last night's HSA meeting we announced the vacated positions that need to be filled. The positions are: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. If you have time to make this important commitment, I urge you to consider volunteering your time and talent. It was also announced that there will be a 3% increase in tuition and $200.00 technology fee for each student for the 2017-18 school year. The purpose of the technology fee is to establish a line that would be earmarked for the use of technology only. All schools are spending more money on technology than anything else in their budgets.Technology is the teaching tool of the 21st century. Next year all students in grades 2-8 will get chromebooks. The tech fee will allow us to pay for supplies, training, licenses and insurance.

The 3rd marking period has concluded and First and Second Honors were announced this morning after morning prayers.

On Friday, May 5 we will attend First Friday Mass at 11:00 am sponsored by the 4th grade and later in the day at 1:30 pm we will have the May Crowning sponsored by our 2nd graders. The Mother/Son Carnival will also take place on Friday, May 5 at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are needed and should contact Mrs. Levy.

On Saturday, May 6 and May 20 our 2nd graders will be receiving their First Holy Communion.

Our annual Spring Concert will take place on Friday, May 12.

The 34th annual HSA Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at Black Bear Country Club. We are still looking for golfers and ad sponsors. We hope that you can support this worthy cause. You DO NOT have to be a golfer to play. There is plenty of fun, prizes and good comradery during this event.

For your planning purposes we have used 5 snow days. There will be a full day of school on Friday, May 19 and half day on May 26. There will be no aftercare on Friday, May 26. The last day of school will be on Monday, June 19. More information on 8th grade, pre-school and kindergarten graduation to follow.

Have a Blessed Weekend,
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

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