News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
Congratulations to our girls and boys volleyball teams on a great season!
Way to go Mrs. McAnulty and Mrs. Robinson's class for having the most TIGER TICKETS!! Mrs. McAnulty's class had a total of 65 Tiger Tickets for 3rd Quarter, and Mrs. Robinson's class came in a very close second with 63 Tiger Tickets! Way to go!! Students in Mrs. McAnulty and Mrs. Robinson's class have a PJ Day on Monday, March 27th!
Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, we could not do it without you! Get involved, earn Tiger Tickets, and your student gets rewarded!!
The School Board is looking for individuals to serve on the School Board. If you are interested please email Greg Mertens by March 31, 2023 at email@example.com.
Next week is our Spring Concert. The students have been working so hard and are excited to share the songs they have been working on with you!
PreK - Kindergarten: 5:15 - 6:15pm
1st - 4th Grade: 6:15 - 7:15pm
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has registered already!! Currently, we only have 70 students who have committed to returning to St. Teresa for the 2023 - 2024 school year. If you are planning on returning please send in your registration form asap! Thank you!
As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
February 2023 EVENTS
Want to stay up-to-date on what is happening at St. Teresa but not sure how.
Check out the St. Teresa School Parent Calendar. Click on the link below to check it out!
St. Teresa Catholic School Google Calendar
March 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am
March 30th ~ Spring Music Concert
March 31st ~ LIVING STATIONS @ St. Teresa Church (will begin promptly at 1:30pm)
April 4th ~ 8th Grade Retreat
April 6th -10th ~ Easter Break
April 14th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
April 16th ~ Confirmation @ St. Teresa Church 11am Mass
April 17th ~ No School for 8th Grade
April 23rd ~ 1st Communion @ St. Teresa Church 11am Mass
April 24th ~ 2nd Grade Breakfast - No school afterwards for 2nd graders
April 27th ~ Secretary Day
April 28th - 29th ~ School Musical
April 30th ~ Children's Mass 11am
Donate to St. Teresa School Through the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Donors who give to St. Teresa School through the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program receive a 75% tax credit for the amount of their gift, up to $1 million. In addition, any portion of the tax credit may be carried forward for up to five years. Therefore, the tax credit is an incentive for a donor to increase the amount they donate in tuition assistance. Donors can QUADRUPLE their impact with no extra money out-of-pocket. Additionally, all donations received by April 15, 2023 will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor!
St. Teresa School has participated in the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program for several years. The past couple of years, we have been able to offer a full tuition scholarship to several students who demonstrate significant financial need. We would like to at least double this amount in the coming year. Each year, we have a wait list of over 20 students! When you donate to Empower Illinois, you can direct that all of the funds go to St. Teresa School. For example, if you owe $1000 of Illinois state tax and you donate $1000 to St. Teresa via Empower, you will get a $750 tax refund. If it sounds too good to be true...it’s true! Empower is a great way to donate to St. Teresa over and above what you already donate to the parish and school, as most of your donation comes out of money you would have paid to the
state of Illinois. For more information, contact Mike Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org., or visit our Scholarship Granting partner, Empower Illinois for more information: empowerillinois.org
Cardinal Dress Day
Bring a dollar and wear your favorite Cardinal Gear!
Remember dress code rules apply on non-uniform days ~ NO LEGGINGS or RIPPED JEANS.
Students will be sent to the office if they are not within the dress code.
Field Day is approaching-May 12-do you know where your Faith Family Field Day shirt is? If you are a new student this year or need to order a new replacement shirt, BOLO for order forms coming home next week!
Please direct questions to:
email@example.com. Thank you!
Junior Varsity - 2nd place Kade W, 3rd place Jude D. Varsity- 2nd place Ben S, 3rd place Noah H, 5th place Luke H.
Way to go Tigers! This concludes our season. We look forward to seeing what the 6th graders can contribute next year.
JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings
April 4th: 8th & 5th grade
May 9th: 6th & 7th grade
Employment Opportunities for the 2023-2024 School Year
Extended Care Program Facilitators
Extended Care Program (ECP)
St. Teresa Catholic School is now accepting applications for energetic and dedicated ECP facilitators for the 2023-2024 school year.
The preferred candidate will have the following:
• Experience with children grades Pre-K through 8
• Experience leading small group organized activities
• Experience facilitating a safe free play environment
• A love of learning and having fun
• Availability from 3pm – 6pm daily
If interested, please email letter of introduction, resume and references to: Nicole Green/Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, the candidate should be prepared to be in compliance with Diocesan Child Protection Procedures. Information can be found at
Looking for a summer job!
St. Teresa is looking for additional Janitorial Help with Summer Cleaning. Must be 15 years or older the day of employment.
If interested please contact St. Teresa School Office at 618-235-4066Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 11:00
Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code
Tennis shoes must be worn during the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.
This is a reminder that students should be wearing a white polo on Wednesday for Mass.
Doors will open at 7:30am in the front. If you need to drop off earlier please sign up for Extended Care. Drop off for Extended Care is at the side doors of the gym closest to the playground.
Students are dismissed from school at 3:00pm. Students who are not picked up by 3:10 will be walked down to Extended Care. Extended Care costs $10 per day, per child from 3:10 pm to 6 pm. Extended Care Handbook 2022-2023
For the 2022 – 2023 school year, schools are required to return to charging for school meals. The program flexibility provided by the federal government has expired; therefore, meals are no longer free. St. Teresa School is accepting payment through FACTS. Parents can deposit money for meals in their FACTS Management Account.
Lunch Costs: School lunches will cost $3.35 per lunch this year with milk costing $0.70. This year students from Kindergarten to 8th grade will have four lunch choices; two rotating choices, a salad, or a sandwich.
Snacks will be available for on the spot cash purchase for 5th - 8th grade.
PreK will have three lunch choices; two rotating choices, or a sandwich.
St. Teresa School does not permit food deliveries from vendors such as DoorDash, UberEats, restaurant delivery, etc. If a fast food item is dropped off for your student to eat at school, they will be asked to eat it in the office.
Children and Youth Ministry
Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, March 26th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Altar servers must be trained in advance in order to serve at Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinators Lizzie Lehde or Jen Broida at email@example.com
Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on March 26th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4EA5A622A0FF2-march
Those children interested in choir (grades 4th and up) should just report to the choir loft at 10:15am that day! Choir is not listed on the sign-up.
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
Raising Canes - Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Joe’s Pizza and Pasta - May 9 - May 11
Upcoming PTO Meetings
Next Meeting is Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BoxTops for Education – Did you know our school has earned over $23,000 from BoxTops?!?!
Whether you're ordering groceries for delivery or pickup–or if you requested an email receipt at checkout–you can still submit any digital receipt containing participating products and earn Box Tops for your school.
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
St. Teresa Ladies of Perpetual Help ~ Happenings
*We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the St. Teresa Parish Center. All ladies of St. Teresa School/Church are welcome to attend!
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stteresaperpetualhelp
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The official last day of St. Teresa School will be May 24th.
Summer Chess Clinic at Belleville West
The Belleville West chess web page also has a lot of links to chess resources for kids who want to improve their game.
Althoff Catholic High School
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
- 7th Grade Practice Placement Test March 14, sign-up link: https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
- Spring Musical, Guys & Dolls Jr., on April 14th and 15th open to the public!
- Summer Camp sign up: https://www.althoffcatholic.org/about/summercamps.cfm