Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

October 28, 2022

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,


I would like to invite all military (veterans and active duty) family members of St. Teresa School students to attend a special celebration to honor their service to our country.


Please join us on Thursday, November 10th at St. Teresa School in the gym by 1:50 pm.


The program includes patriotic musical performances by the St. Teresa School Choir students. St. Teresa students will present a few short readings regarding our country's military history. We will recognize veterans and active duty military personnel who are present, as well as recognizing St. Teresa students with relatives who are veterans or active duty.


The program will end with a presentation of a small token of our appreciation to our honored guests, and a large group photo. We anticipate the program ending at approximately 2:50pm.


For the safety of our staff and students we ask that anyone interested in attending to please sign up using the Veterans Day Assembly Sign Up LINK.


If you have questions please contact our office at 618-235-4066. We look forward to celebrating Veterans Day with you!


Enjoy your weekend and as always we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership


Sincerely,

Nicole Green

Principal

Cafeteria Monitor NEEDED

St. Teresa is in need of a Cafeteria Monitor Monday - Thursday from 11:20 - 1:50.


Please contact Mrs. Green if you are interested in the position.

October/November 2022 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


October 28th ~ Report Cards

October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM

October 31st ~ Parade 1:40 Church Parking Lot/ Class Halloween Party 2pm


November

November 1st ~ NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am - 3 pm

November 2nd ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm - 8pm

November 4th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

November 6th ~ Children's Mass 11am Children's Mass Signup LINK

November 9th ~ 5th Grade Server Training 2 pm - 3:30 pm pick up at Church

November 10th ~ Veterans Assembly 1:50 in the gym Veterans Day Assembly Sign Up LINK

November 11th ~ No School Veterans Day

November 10th & 11th ~ Everything Under the Sun Sale Donations

Accepted from 7:30am - 6:00pm @ St. Luke's Gym

November 12th ~ EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SALE @ St. Luke's Gym 8am - 1pm

November 18th ~ 2nd Quarter Progress Report

November 18th ~ Holiday Game Night 6pm - 9pm

School Flyer Donations Needed 2022.pdf Game Night Flyer 2022PDF.pdf

November 23rd - 25th ~ NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


Important Upcoming Dates:

December 2nd ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

December 5th - 6th ~ Santa's Cottage

December 6th ~ PreK - Kindergarten Christmas Concert

December 7th ~ 1st - 4th /Choir Christmas Concert

December 8th ~ Musical Tryouts

December 11th ~ Children's Mass

December 16th ~ Christmas Party

December 19th ~ Christmas Break No School

Red Ribbon Week Door Contest Winners

Halloween Costumes

We know students are excited about Monday, and getting to wear their Halloween Costume at school. But, here are just a few reminders...

- Masks are not allowed

- No weapons of any kind

- No fake blood

- School appropriate costumes only

- Nothing scary or offensive may be worn

Thank you for all you do to make this Halloween a great one!

Parent Teacher Conferences

We look forward to seeing everyone at your student's parent teacher conference. If you are unable to make your scheduled conference please reach out to your student's teacher through email. If you have not scheduled a conference we highly encourage you do so!

November 1st ~ NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am - 3 pm

November 2nd ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm - 8pm

Scholar Bowl

There will not be scholar bowl practice the week of October 31st. Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

1st Quarter Tiger Ticket Class Winners

Congratulations to the Tiger Ticket Winners. St. Teresa parents are wonderful! It was incredibly close but the winners for 1st Quarter are:

Mrs. Jane's Class with 81 Tickets

Mrs. Spain's Class with 61 Tickets

WAY TO GO!!

Keep earning those tickets! Get involved EARN TICKETS!

https://youtu.be/hOS2WGPdkaM
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St. Teresa Twirl Girls marched in the annual BAHS Howl 'O Ween Pet Parade held in downtown Belleville

LUNCH MENU

November 1st - 11th

Lunch Menu

November 14th - 30th

Tiger Reminders

ARRIVAL:

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.


DISMISSAL:

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


LUNCH:

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.

Dress Code

Students are allowed to wear ANY COLOR spirit wear on Fridays. All spirit wear must be in good taste and say St. Teresa School on it.


Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code


This is a reminder that students should be wearing a white polo on Wednesday for Mass.

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Children and Youth Ministry

Our next Children and Youth Mass is coming up next weekend! We invite you to please visit the sign up genius link below to sign your child(ren) up for our next Children and Youth Mass on Sunday, November 6th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Please note--age requirements and arrival times are listed on each slot! Altar servers must be trained in advance for this November 6th Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinators Lizzie Lehde or Jen Broida at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com


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.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4EA5A622A0FF2-november

Advent Family Fair

After a three-year hiatus, the Advent Family Fair is BACK! Please mark your calendar for Sunday, December 4 and stop by the St. Teresa School Cafeteria anytime from 10am-2pm. At this FREE event, all St. Luke/St. Teresa Parish families are invited to come make some Advent-themed crafts, and enjoy food and fellowship.


We are in need of both Adult and Youth volunteers to make this event a success. All volunteer positions can be viewed using the Sign-Up Genius below. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACA92BA2F49-advent


This event is hosted by the Ladies of Perpetual Help. Please contact Lizzie Lehde if you have questions @ lizzielehde@gmail.com

St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat


Contact us:

PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org


Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at jackie.tewell@stteresatigers.org.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAAA82BA1FFC34-lunch


Trunk-or-Treat – Saturday, October 29th at 3:30-4:45pm – Deck out your car trunks, don your costumes & celebrate Halloween with your St. Teresa friends and families! More information to come!

Note: Event is open to St. Teresa Catholic School families only.

https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM


Chicken Salad Chick Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:30am-8pm – Chicken Salad Chick (O’Fallon, IL) will be donating 20% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends!

https://fb.me/e/3rf3fZijQ


Sugar High Fundraiser – Saturday, December 3rd at 9am-1pm – Sugar High (Belleville, IL) will be donating 15% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends! Santa will be visiting from 10am-12pm.

https://fb.me/e/2z2jrJLtG


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.

https://youtu.be/ZfUGb_3JzZg


AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-0673539


Upcoming Meetings

- PTO: Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center (https://facebook.com/events/s/st-teresa-pto-meeting/775674900407685/)


- Auction: Sunday, November 20th at 6:30pm – Bouse Properties Office (2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221)

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November 18 - Holiday Game Night

December 4 - Advent Family Fair

December 5 & 6 - St. Teresa School Santa’s Kottage


Our upcoming Holiday Game Night on Friday, November 18 is a fun-filled night of dinner, vendor shopping, games, and fellowship with friends. For more info or to RSVP, contact Tammy Grime @Grime.tammy@gmail.com. Need not be a member to attend!


*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!

Next Meeting: Monday, November 1 @ 6:30pm

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stteresaperpetualhelp

Althoff Catholic High School

Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm

- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman

- October 16- Fall Open House for grades 6-8

- December 4- Placement Test

St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight

St. Teresa Alumi Megan Korte, making the news as she follows in her father's footsteps as Metro East volunteer firefighter!

https://www.kmov.com Korte's


St. Teresa Alumni ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS ~

Maria Hamilton

Meghan Nash

Eris Nelson

Josephine Toler

Flynn Wilhelm

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Inclement Weather Plan

IS SCHOOL CLOSED?

Closure of St. Teresa School will be shared FIRST on the St. Teresa School website and on official St. Teresa social media within minutes of the decision.

For the 2022-2023 school year St. Teresa School will be following District 118 closure policy.

If District 118 is closed due to inclement weather, St. Teresa's will also be closed.

For the 2022-2023 school year there will be no "remote learning" days.

As children we all looked forward to the fun of a "snow day."

All "snow days" will be made up at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.