January News 2021

January 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!! We welcome the New Year and ask God to continue to bless our students, families, teachers, staff and to put an end to this pandemic. January will continue to be a busy month at SCGSTL so please pay close attention to the following up and coming important dates:

• Thursday January 7th – Nazareth Informational Night for Grades 7 & 8 (Zoom info to be shared). 7pm.
• Tues. & Wed. 1/12 & 13 – School Pictures – Grades K-7 Full Uniform & Grade 8 will take Graduation Pictures (Information will be sent home).

• Week of January 11th – Catholic High School acceptance letters to be sent out.

• Monday January 18th Academy Closed – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – The nation pauses to reflect on the tireless work of Dr. King. We all can learn valuable lessons through his message of nonviolence and peace. A remarkable individual who made tremendous contributions to The Civil Rights Movement.

Catholic Schools Week has been moved to February and more information/details will follow shortly. We will also be sending information home regarding our Candy Sale and Fundraising Activities for the remainder of the year in a separate notice.

Lastly, re-registration information will be sent home by the end of this month. Please review the information and return all requested information by the due date. We encourage you to refer a family member or friend to enroll their child at our Academy. We will be holding special “Virtual Open House Dates” for new and prospective students as restrictions are still set in place due to COVID 19. Initiations and links will be sent out by the end of the month.

With the winter months the temperature begins to change sometimes making it very challenging and cold. We encourage you to check your emails and text messages daily as all weather related notices will be communicated utilizing Option C. If you are not receiving emails, please call the office to update your information.

Sincerely,

Principal Charles

December News 2020

December, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

“For behold I bring unto you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord” Luke 2:10

Yes it’s that time again where we prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior! The season seems quite different as our lives have changed significantly but thankfully Jesus remains the same! At the Academy we will continue to teach our students that the true meaning of this season is the birth of Christ the Lord.

Please pay close attention to the following important dates:

• 12/08 2nd Trimester Begins

• 12/08 School Closed – Feast of The Immaculate Conception

• 12/09 Report Cards avail via Option C

• 12/10 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Remote Only 3-4pm & 5:30-7:30pm).

• 12/11 Special Remote Schedule (Teachers will advise)

• 12/15 Christmas Raffle Drawing

• 12/18 Last day of school

• 12/21-1/01/21 Christmas Recess – School Closed

• 1/04 School re-opens – Hybrid Schedule

In closing I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!!
Keep Christ in Christmas!

Sincerely,

Principal Charles

Giving Tuesday

Families, Friends, and Alumni,

On December 1, 2020, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. On this day you can make a big impact on the lives of our students attending St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy (formerly known as Little Flower, St. Catherine, St. Jerome, Holy Innocents, and Our Lady of Refuge) by donating $44.10 or more in honor of the school’s address. 

This #GivingTuesday, helps us continue to give the gift of Catholic education at St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

Make a gift on #GivingTuesday at https://scgstl.org/donate-now/

  • Get others to join you – Help us get the word out on social media using our school name and the hashtag #GivingTuesday (Instagram and Facebook – St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy)

 

  • Ask your employer to match your gift. Does your employer have a formal matching gift program? Maximize your contribution at https://scgstl.org/donate-now/

 

  • Join thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world. Mark your calendars, spread the word and know that our students are thankful for your support today and on #GivingTuesday.

 

P.S. Please be assured that 100% of your gift will go to St. Catherine~St. Thérèse Catholic Academy. You can also support our students year-round by becoming a monthly donor. Tell the world! #GivingTuesday

November News 2020

Office of the Principal

November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe that we are in the month of November. Hopefully you will enjoy the extra hour of sleep you will gain with daylight savings time ending. Please see important dates and information for this moth:

• 11/1 All Saints Day & 11/2 All Souls Day (weekend school closed) Holy Days of Obligation

• 11/2 – 11/6 No In person classes – 100% remote instruction (due to Election Day)

• **11/3 Election Day- Exercise your civic duty and vote!!**

• 11/7 TACHS Test – Grade 8

• 11/9 In person classes resume (Hybrid Schedule)

• 11/21 **Grade 8 Confirmation @ 3pm – Most Rev. Bishop DiMarzio Celebrant**

• 11/23 Thanksgiving Prayer Service Cohort A 1pm

• 11/24 Thanksgiving Prayer Service Cohort B 1pm

• **Wednesday 11/25 – Friday 11/27 School Closed – Thanksgiving Recess**

• 11/30 Classes Resume

Due to the restrictions associated with COVID 19, we are unable to collect items for our annual food drive. This truly saddens us as we know how our families looked forward to helping others. You are invited to make personal donations to The Catholic Charities Organizations. As a school community we have much to be thankful for. Throughout all the pain and suffering, we are witnesses to God’s mercy. May we continue to pray for those affected by Covid and for all those who are without proper food and shelter.

In closing, on behalf of the faculty and staff, may you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Sincerely,
Mrs. J. Charles

Some Halloween Fun

Grades K-3 Teachers took a break and Scarecrow, Pipi Longstocking, Ms. Ladybug and Boo Ghost stepped in for some Halloween fun!!!

October News 2020

Office of the Principal

October 1, 2020

Dear Parents,

We are officially in our second month of school and our students are adjusting to the Hybrid Model. We are continuing to pay special attention to the directives given to us by the CDC which includes social distancing, monitoring our health and practicing good hand hygiene. We continue to pray that we will have a resolution to this pandemic and that God will heal our land.

Please pay attention to the important dates and events scheduled for this month:

• 10/1 The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux (Our Patroness).
10:30am First Communion for select students in Grade.
1:00pm Prayer Service for Grades K-8 Students Only.

• 10/7 Rosary Rally Cohort A
10:30am Church

• 10/8 Rosary Rally Cohort B
10:30am Church

• 10/12 Columbus Day School Closed

• 10/28 Progress Reports (Info will be sent home)

As October is dedicated to the Rosary I close this newsletter and call on the Blessed Mother for her powerful intercession:

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace the Lord is with thee;
Blessed are thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus;
Holy Mary Mother of God
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Sincerely,
Mrs. Charles