NEWS

Strawberry Fields Fundraiser

July 24, 2014 Strawberry Fields Frozen Yogurt will be hosting a fundraiser.

Located at 345 - Chestnut Street in Union

 Between 6:00 and 10:00 pm portions of the sales will benefit STS students.

Alex Han will be performing a variety of classic rock songs through out the evening.

 

September 5, 2013

Dear Parents,

As we begin our new school year – I thank you, returning families, for remaining committed to St. Theresa School!  If you are a new family, I thank you for choosing St. Theresa School! 

Our teachers and staff have been working with great diligence and love in order to prepare the classrooms and school as a place for continued excellence in learning.  We are ready to welcome you and your child(ren), to walk this journey of education together as partners with you in faith.

I look forward to meeting you at our Back-To-School Night (for parents only) on September 11 at 7 PM.  We will begin with a brief memorial prayer service as a school family. 

It would be remiss of me if I did not include some words concerning current events in the Middle East.

Pope Francis has called on all Catholics to pray for peace this Saturday, September 7.

The Holy Father is asking Catholics and people of all faiths to join together on the vigil of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8) – for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria. 

In his Sunday audience, Pope Francis said: “All men and women of good will are bound by the task of pursuing peace. I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier because it belongs all of humanity!”

www.catholicvote.org

What is a small act of fasting or a prayer that you and your family can offer in solidarity with our suffering families… those who remain in Syria and the 2 million-plus who are now refugees in Turkey and other countries?  Love will inspire us to be creative and courageous… perhaps a complaint withheld, a quiet smile given to a difficult co-worker, a positive word offered to someone…a prayer together before bedtime or a meal…

With you in prayer and sacrifice, Sr. Theresa and all the Salesian Sisters

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy…
— St. Francis of Assisi

I ask a small favor: if you have a dog or cat, please leave your pet in the car at drop-off and pick-up as a pre-caution against allergies and for safety.  Thank you for your understanding.

Protecting God's Children Re-certification

Attention Parents / Volunteers: All volunteers MUST have "Protecting God's Children" training.  Holders of certificates dated 2010 or older must be re-certified.  Training dates are September 10, October 8, November 5 and December 3, 2013 at 7 PM in St. Theresa's Church.

2013 SUMMER READING LIST

Students entering the Pre-K

Please read at least three of the following books to your child over the summer

Goodnight Moon ABC by Margaret Wise Brown

One Love by Cedella Marley

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Jane Cabrera

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Students entering the Kindergarten

Students are required to read any two books listed below:

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham

Miss Smith Under the Ocean by Michael Garland

Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

Olivia Plants a Garden/Olivia and Her Ducklings

Happy Go Ducky by Jackie Urbanovic

Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi

Cars Go Go Go by Melissa Lagonegro

Clifford’s Big Adventure by Norman Bridwell

Look for the Lorax by Tish Rabe

Zoomer by Ned Young

Students entering the 1st Grade

Students are required to read any two books listed below:

Happy Birthday Hamster by Cynthia Lord

Here Comes Trouble by Corinne Demas

Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio

Tony Baloney Buddy Trouble by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Dog Rules: A New Pig in Town by Coco La Rue

Secret Agent Splat by Rob Scotton

Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro

Students entering the 2nd Grade

All students must read:

Magic Tree House # 28: High Tide in Hawaii by Mary Pope Osborne

Students will choose one book to read from the list below:

Any Magic Tree House Book by Mary Pope Osborne

The Puppy Place: Bandit by Ellen Miles

The Puppy Place: Mutley by Ellen Miles

Junie B. Jones Aloha-ha-ha # 26 by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones One Man Band by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones Captain Field Day # 16 by Barbara Park

Nate the Great and the Great Sniff # 23 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great and the Owl Express # 24 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise # 17 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Students entering the 3rd Grade

Students must read the two books listed below. Activities related to the books will be done in class in September.

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin

The Legend of Diamond Lil by Doreen Cronin

Students entering the 4th Grade

Students must read:

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Students will choose one book to read from the list below:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Students entering the 5th Grade

Students are required to read one of the following books listed below and write a short summary with an opinion. Please be sure to include a cover.

Star in the Forest by Laura Resau

Stranded by Jeff Probst

Road Trip by Gary Paulsen & Jim Paulsen

Students are required to read the book listed below and take notes. You will be tested on this book in September.

Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell

Students entering the 6th Grade

All students are required to read and write a book report for the following book:

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Read one of the following books listed below and write a book report.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan (one from this series)

Students entering the 7th Grade

Students must read both books from the list below:

Middle School Get Me Out of Here by James Patterson

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Students are required to read one of the following books:

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

The Medusa Plot 39 Clues by Gordon Korman

Students entering the 8th Grade

All students are required to read the following books:

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Pigman by Paul Zindel

Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer

Assignments will be given in class before summer vacation.