News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
Happy Veterans Day! We are grateful to all the men and women who have served and those who are currently serving our country. THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who attended the St. Teresa's Veterans Day Assembly yesterday. The St. Teresa students did a wonderful job presenting the colors, singing, reading, and decorating the gym. Way to go Tigers! Veterans Day Slide Show 2023
A huge shout out to our 5th and 6th grade students who brought back our beloved Tiger Times. Want to check it out, click on the link below labeled "THE TIGER TIMES."
It is with great disappointment that I share with our St. Teresa Families that the Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program was not addressed in the Illinois legislature Veto Session, which means that there will be NO tax credit scholarships available for the 2024-2025 school year. We highly encourage you to continue to contact your representatives to let them know that this matters to our St. Teresa Families. Contact your representatives - click this link
As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
2023-2024 SCHOOL 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!
November 10th ~ NO SCHOOL * Thank a Veteran
November 17th ~ 2nd Quarter Progress Reports
November 19th ~ Rite of Enrollment for Confirmation Candidates 11am Mass
November 22nd - 24th ~ Thanksgiving Break
November 27th - December 1st~ Advent Giving Tree
November 30th ~ Musical Tryouts 3:15
December 1st ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
December 3rd ~ Children's Mass 11am
December 6th~ PreK - K Christmas Concert
December 7th ~ 1st - 4th Christmas Concert/Choir Concert
December 13th ~ NJHS Induction
December 19th ~ Spelling Bee
December 20th ~ Christmas Party 10am
December 20th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
December 20th ~ End of 2nd Quarter
December 21st - January 3rd ~ Christmas Break
Advent Giving Tree
It is hard to believe that Christmas is upon us. We are kindly asking each student to donate items for the Advent Giving Tree.
Students who donate an item will EARN a Non-Uniform Day on December 1st!!
November 27th - December 1st
Bag of Hershey Kisses (any variety)
Bag of Hershey Hugs (any variety)
Bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Bag of Mini Candy Bars
Bag of Kit Kats
Bag of Snickers Miniatures
Bag of Rolo
Bag of Twix
Bag of York Peppermint Patties
Bag of Christmas M&Ms (any variety)
Bag of Dove Christmas Chocolates (any variety)
Oreo Christmas Cookies
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Canned Nuts (Peanuts, Cashews, Mixed)
Chess Club - MEET ON MONDAY
Please pick up in the Parish Center Parking Lot.
GO MIGHTY PAWNS!
JSVDP Meeting Dates
All JSVDP Meetings are from 3:00 - 3:30pm
Meeting Dates and Grade Levels attending:
Nov. 14th 6th/8th
Dec. 12th 5th/7th
Jan. 23rd 6th/8th
Feb. 27th 5th/7th
March 26th 6th/8th
April 23rd 5th/7th
Please pick up in the Parish Center Parking Lot by the doors labeled PSR.
STUCO Meeting Dates
Lunch November 16th ~ Thanksgiving Lunch
Lunch November 17th ~ Bacon Cheeseburger, Hot & Spicy Chicken, Caesar Salad, or Deli Sandwich
Do you have something to share?
We love to show all the great things St. Teresa Tigers do at school and in the community!
After all, TIGERS LEAD THE WAY!
Lunch/Recess Volunteers Needed for the 2023-2024 School Year
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at email@example.com.
We thank everyone for the their willingness to help! Please note, that only parents who have signed up on the Signup Genius attached above will be permitted to help out in the cafeteria.
As colder temperatures are upon us, we would like to remind everyone of a few things to ensure students continue to be successful in school if they happen to be absent.
- If your child is not feeling well and needs to miss school, please contact the office every day your child is not in attendance. This helps our office staff to keep accurate attendance of the student body.
- If you would like your child's teacher to gather their homework, please reach out to your child's teacher by 9 am through email. Teachers will then gather absent students assignments and bring it to the office around 2:30 pm.
- If you requested your child's homework to be gathered, please note that it must be picked up by 3:30 pm. Office hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday, closed on Holidays.
Doors will open at 7:30am in the front. There will be no before school extended care for the 2023-2024 school year. Please plan accordingly.
PreK 3 & 4 - 2:50 pm
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - 2:55 pm
4th - 8th Grade - 3:00 pm
Do to safety reasons, all parents/guardians who are picking up students PreK - 3rd grade must walk up to get their student. We thank you for your understanding and support.
Students who are not picked up by 3:10 pm will be walked down to Extended Care. Extended Care costs $10 per day, per child from 3:10pm - 5:30 pm
School lunches will cost $3.50 per lunch with milk costing $0.75.
Students from Kindergarten to 8th grade will have four lunch choices; two rotating choices, a salad, or a sandwich.
PreK will have three lunch choices; two rotating choices, or a sandwich.
Lunches must be paid for through the prepay option of each students FACTS account. Parents/Guardians can deposit money for meals into their FACTS Management Account
CHROMEBOOKS: 5th - 8th Grade
Please ensure your student is bringing their Chromebook back to school each day charged. Chromebooks that are not charged will be treated as the student is not prepared for class.
Water Bottles: Only clear water bottles with sealed lids will be allowed in classrooms. Water bottles should only contain water. St. Teresa School has refilling stations throughout the school for students to refill their water bottles if needed. (per page 44 Student Handbook)
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 follow the Student Handbook on non-uniform days.
Children and Youth Ministry
Once a month at 11am Mass at St. Teresa Church, we have our "Children and Youth Mass" where our children/youth serve in the different ministries during Mass (altar server, greeter, usher, readers, gift bearers, choir). Please mark your calendars as the dates for the next Children and Youth Masses are as follows: December 3rd.
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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.
St. Teresa PTO meets the SECOND Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Everyone is welcome!
PTO meeting dates 2023-2024:
Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
TBD – Summer Planning Meeting – Location is TBD
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
Child Care is available.
Holiday Game Night Raffle Tickets
Althoff Catholic High School
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
- 7th & 8th graders- Schedule a Crusader for a Day Shadow visit. Call us at (618) 235 1100 ext. 115
- 8th graders – Placement Test, December 3
- Mark your calendars! 3/21 Spring Musical Matinee for Grade Schools - We hope you'll be able to join us again this year for the performance.
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
Belleville Elks Hoop Shoot Contest
Belleville Elks Lodge #481 invites your school to participate in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest which will be held Saturday November 18, 2023 at the Downtown YMCA in Belleville.
The age brackets are as follows and are based on the contestants age as of April 1, 2024:
Boys and Girls Ages 8-9 (shooting four feet in front of the foul line) using 28.5 basketball.
Boys and Girls Ages 10-11 using 28.5 basketball.
Boys and Girls Ages 12-13. Boys use 29.5 basketball.
Each contestant will be required to shoot 25 shots. The student with the highest number of baskets out of 25 shots will be declared the winner and will move on to the Elks District Hoop Shoot, which will take place in January 2024, location TBD.
Please share with any students and families interested in participating in the event and ask that they report to the Downtown Belleville YMCA, 200 S. Illinois St., on November 18, 2023 at the following times:
8:00 am: Ages 8-9
9:00 am: Ages 10-11
10:00 am: Ages 12-13
Please feel free to contact the committee with any questions at this email address or by phone at 618-235-3006.
Belleville Elks Lodge #481 Hoop Shoot Committee
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.
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 2023-2024 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 school year.