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2017-2018 School Information Packet

Are you ready for a 
history making year at 
St. Theresa School?!?
Dear Parents,
It has been a WILD summer here at STS but the building renovation is winding down and our growing staff is itching to get in and set up their brand new classrooms.  At the request of the donors, every inch of the building was touched by the renovations and it is stunningly beautiful - an environment fit for a St. Theresa School Christian Scholar!
When you come in next week, the teachers will have only been in the building a few hours.  Their classrooms will be clean and unpacked, but there will probably not be bulletin boards up or other decorations typical in our classrooms.  We are focusing on getting the basics up to meet the students on Friday and start school on Monday.  We will complete the decorating in the weeks to come.
The information below covers the parent nights and the first day of school.  Please give utmost attention and use solid close reading strategies to read this memo very carefully, all the way to the end!  
One consistent request I have received from you regarding Preschool and Curriculum Night is more time with the teachers!  To facilitate this, we are going to try something new.  Next week you will be receiving another email that contains my Principal's Presentation in a narrated Power Point.  I encourage you to watch it when it comes so you can hear in detail all that is going on and some procedures you need to be aware of for the year.  On Curriculum Night, my presentation will be VERY short so you can spend more time with your child(ren)'s teachers and tour the building. I ask that you please not bring children (other than infants) to Preschool or Curriculum Night so we can have the time to be grownups together and so the kids can all see the building at the same time on Friday.
Among the many cool developments this summer, we are working on launching on online payment system for Curriculum Night!  The BSJ and the Parents Association have been working on this for over a year and are excited to bring this convenience to STS.   Please read the introductory letter and check list from the PA and watch for specific instructions on using the new STS Online Shopping Cart rather than filling out forms and writing checks on Curriculum Night!
Please review the information below...all the way to the end...and, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Soby and she will help you out!!   We are all so excited to see you and for you to see our beautiful new building!!
Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm in O'Brien Hall
Preschool parents will have the opportunity to meet their child's teacher, see the classrooms, and review important preschool information.  Representatives from the Parents Association, STEP (before/after school program,) MTC, Mrs. Zielinski (tuition) and the school nurse, Mrs. Montrie, will also be in attendance.   Please park in the Benton Lot and enter through Door 4 and proceed directly downstairs to O'Brien Hall.  Again, please remember, this is for parents only - no children other than infants are allowed at this meeting!
In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:
  • Sign-up for volunteer activities
  • Turn in forms
  • Order Special Lunches
  • Sign-up for STEP
Thursday, August 24 at 3:30 and 6:00 pm.
Curriculum Night starts in O'Brien Hall with a brief - a VERY brief - presentation by the principal.  Parents will then have the opportunity to move to the school building and meet their child(ren)'s teachers.   There are two identical sessions - one at 3:30 and a repeat session at 6 pm. This allows families with multiple children to see all their children's teachers as well as complete the necessary sign ups.   Please park in the Dolan or school lot and enter through Door 1 or in the Benton Lot and enter through Door 4.  Again, please remember, this is for parents only -  no children other than infants are allowed at this meeting this year!
In addition to hearing the principal and meeting your child(ren)'s teachers, you will also have the opportunity to:
  • Sign-up for volunteer activities
  • Choose after school activities
  • Visit the Used Uniform room
  • Order Special Lunches
  • Turn in forms
  • Sign-up for STEP 
Friday, August 25  Open from 8:00-10:00 am
All students and their parents come to school on Friday with their school supplies to meet their teacher and put away their supplies.  Students will have the opportunity to organize themselves in their classroom and see their beautiful new building. Parents have the opportunity to walk their child(ren) to class and meet and mingle with the other parents.  Please park in either the Dolan or school lot and enter though Door 1 (playground door).  No uniforms are required for this day, uniforms start on Monday, August 28!  Please note
this is a required attendance day for K-8th grade (we 
take attendance!)  
It is optional but strongly encouraged for preschool!
Below are links for the documents you will need for Preschool and/or Curriculum Night.  You can either print the documents individually by name or all documents together in one file.  These forms are also on the website.  To make the evening go smoothly for you, we encourage you to print out and complete these forms before you come to Preschool and/or Curriculum Night.  Please note:  we are planning on having the online payment shopping cart up for Curriculum Night!!  Please watch for more information.
In addition, the following forms will be addressed at Preschool Night and Curriculum Night:
BUS ROUTES:  Your child's homeroom teacher will have your bus route information in the classroom.
MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY FORMS:  All medical and emergency forms must be turned in by Friday, August 25.  Special note to all new students, kindergartners, and 6th graders - in order to start school on Monday, August 28, your medical forms must be complete and turned in to Mrs. Montrie.   This includes the physical and all updated immunizations!  Please contact Mrs. Montrie ( if you are having an issue with completing or turning in these forms.  Just a reminder - all athletes must have a current physical on file prior to participation in their sport!
Parent Association membership, Special Lunches, Spiritwear, Birthday Book Club...... more to come!!
PARKING:   Please remember that there is no longer a pass through from Benton to the back of the property!  The main entrance is still at Door 1 until the new Entrance Pavilion is completed around Christmas.  Please park in the Dolan or school lot in order to easily access Door 1!
SCHOOLRUSH:  SchoolRush has launched a powerful upgrade which we are very excited about!  However, it has caused a delay in our local launch.  SchoolRush is scheduled to be up VERY SOON!  Please watch your email for an invitation from SchoolRush to join our St. Theresa SchoolRush network.  In the mean time, if you have not done so already, please download the SchoolRush app (please be sure you ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS when prompted) onto your smart device so you are ready to go when we launch!  You will not be able to log in until they invite you...stay tuned!
SUMMER PICTURES:  We are collecting pictures of your summer adventures for display during lunches in O'Brien Hall.  Please send one or two pictures of your kids' summer adventures to the principal, Mary Keenley, at  Please put your last name in the subject line and attach the pictures in the email.  Please send the pics in as high resolution as possible - if you are sending them directly from a phone or mobile device, please send them "actual size."  These pics will be up for the kids during lunch during the first week of school. 
CALENDAR:  The full school calendar is up on the website and will be in SchoolRush as well.  They are GCal based and fully syncable with your personal calendar if you choose!
Thank you for reading all the way to the end!  We are so very excited to get back into the building and start school next week.  Please continue to pray for the construction process and for the safety of the workers so everything continues to proceed smoothly. 
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Soby at
Click on the specific form to print the forms out individually:
Welcome from the Parents Association!
Parents Association Membership Form *Can be ordered online!!
Assist STS Office and Teacher Forms
Student After School Plan (please submit this form to your child's teacher on Meet the Teacher day)
Student Lunch Options
Hot Lunch (Gourmet Gorilla) Order Information  (preschoolers may only order milk from Gourmet Gorilla)
2017-18 STS Yearbook & Birthday Book Club
STS Birthday Book Club Form *Can be ordered online!!
Support our Athletic programs at STS!
Does your child love to sing? Join a Choir at STS!
Altar Serving Opportunity
Support our Parish and School Community
And, finally.... sign-up to help at STS!