Mother Teresa Stations of the CrossThe students, families and staff of Mother Teresa School share important ideals central to our development as a learning community.  Mother Teresa, our patron, exemplified these ideals. Her life was a celebration of faith in God and Jesus Christ. As a Catholic school, we look to her example of faith as an important source of inspiration. The servant leadership that she has demonstrated shows us how caring for others gives life to our faith. We serve when we learn, when we play, when we pray, and whenever we are together as a school community. Our school mission statement is based on actions and words of Mother Teresa: “We are all Pencil’s in God’s Hands”. Like Mother Teresa, we are the hearts, hands, and voices of God.

Mother Teresa School serves the Silverspring and Evergreen communities with a population of over 400 students from K – 8. We offer faith filled instruction with a dedicated, caring, and compassionate staff. Staff and students seek spiritual growth in many ways:  through prayer, scripture study, liturgical celebrations, retreats and faith instruction.  We see and learn about God not only in religion class, but throughout every school day. We have a very strong partnership with our church. Andy and Jane Korvemaker, from the Cathedral of the Holy Family, make regular classroom visits and Father David leads us in school Masses.

At Mother Teresa School we work with parents to teach children how to build relationships based on a spirit of respect and concern for others. We strive to create a safe, positive, and respectful school environment with a sense of belonging for all. Students are taught to pursue academic excellence, based on their God-given talents.  At the same time, our staff members are dedicated to the successful development of the whole child.  We are committed to working with students and families to see all children reach their full potential. Intensive French and the Literacy Intervention Program are two examples of the innovative programming and academic support that we provide for our students.

 

We also have a multitude of other activities that make our school community such a great place. Every year our K-4 students participate in our Christmas Concert and our senior students perform an amazing dramatization of the Stations of the Cross. We also offer a full range of extra-curricular programming and many other exciting events such as Tiger Idol, a very popular school wide talent show. Our Catholic School Community Council is extremely supportive and they host several fundraisers and community building events including the Welcome Back Barbecue, the annual Family Bingo, and Movie Nights. Other initiatives such as Our Adopt-a-family Christmas Hamper program, Brazil Mission partnership, and the MS Read-a-thon are examples of how our school community is reaching out to transform the world.

Please go to blog.scs.sk.ca/motherteresa for more information.

The Finance Committee is actively seeking ways to help our parish operate much more efficiently. 

 

The Finance Committee tries to accomplish this by:

  • Establishing a budget each year
  • Reviewing the budget quarterly
  • Being fiscally responsible
  • Working with parish administration in implementing strategies for efficient operations and in establishing best practices.

 

In doing so, the Finance Committee is helping us to reach our Wildly Important Goal of “Self-Sufficiency”

 

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The Parish Staff in working with PPC is actively working to meet the pastoral needs of our parish community.  In short, the parish Staff is the “Boots on the Ground!”

 

The Staff tries to accomplish this by:

  • Providing great programming to meet the needs of our parish community
  • Build parish community by being present to the community in all stages of a parishioner’s life
  • Creating a strategic plan to reach Important Goals
  • Executing daily, weekly and monthly around Important Goals
  • Establish best practices in ministry and in operational efficiency
  • Being fiscally responsible

 

In doing so, the Parish Staff is helping us to reach our Wildly Important Goal of “Self-Sufficiency”

 

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The Parish Pastoral Council in working with Parish Staff is actively engaged in the process of writing a Five Year Shared-Vision for our parish community.

 

This process will help us to identify our Important Goals as a parish for the next five years.

 

The PPC tries to accomplish this by:

  • Working collaboratively with the parish staff in the oversight of the pastoral needs of the parish
  • Facilitating Cathedral Hall Meetings to hear the hopes and dream of our parish community for the future
  • Collating and distilling the feedback from these meetings into clearly stated Important Goals
  • Creating a strategic plan to reach these Important Goals

 

In doing so, the PPC is helping us to reach our Wildly Important Goal of “Self-Sufficiency”

Please take the time to scroll over the other icons to learn about how various committees are helping us reach our WIG!


The Stewardship Committee is actively seeking ways to increase the number of families donating to our parish. 

 

The Stewardship Committee tries to accomplish this by:

  • Increasing awareness of our various needs through communications
  • Educating parishioners about stewardship of our Time, Talents and Treasures
  • Encouraging parishioners to consider Pre-Authorized Giving

 

In doing so, the Stewardship Committee is helping us to reach our Wildly Important Goal of “Self-Sufficiency”

 

Please take the time to scroll over the other icons to learn about how various committees are helping us reach our WIG!