Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

January 20, 2023

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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Although, it was a short week due to there being no school on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it was still a very busy week! Students enjoyed the Fun Run on Thursday as our gym was decorated with lights and an inflatable tunnel. Thank you to everyone who donated, we appreciate your support immensely. St. Teresa is the great place it is because of people like you!

Friday, Jan. 27th Safe and Sacred will be coming to a close. Thank you to everyone who has returned their survey.

2023-2024 School Year News

Next year, St. Teresa School will be teaming up with Notre Dame Academy for sports. This will hopefully help fill out a few teams that we are struggling to have enough players. Please welcome Notre Dame students and parents to the St. Teresa Family.

Watching the weather. This is just a reminder that we will be following District 118's snow policy. If District 118 closes due to snow or icy road conditions, St. Teresa School will also be closed. Families will be notified through the email account that is associated with FACTS and Facebook.

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


Nicole Green


January 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


January 26, 27, 28 ~ Everything Under the Sun Sale


Donations will be accepted January 26th and 27th in the St. Teresa School Gym

January 28th is the sale!!

January 29th ~ Children's Mass 11:00am KICK OFF TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK


January 31st ~ 2nd Grade Meeting 6:30pm Cafeteria (1st Reconciliation/1st Communion Meeting)

Looking Ahead

February 10th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am/ 3rd Quarter Progress Reports

February 11th ~ Dinner Auction

February 14th ~ Valentine's Day Parties

February 20th ~ No School

February 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am

March 3rd ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am/ School Carnival

March 4th ~ Cake Bingo

March 7th ~ Chick-fil-a Night

March 15th ~ 1st Reconciliation @ St. Teresa Church 6:30pm

March 17th ~ End of 3rd Quarter

March 23rd ~ Spring Picture Day

March 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am

March 30th ~ Spring Music Concert

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

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Everything Under the Sun Sale is still in need of Volunteers!


Dear Tiger Families,

Student council is sponsoring a raffle to win VIP seating during the Teachers vs. Eighth Graders Volleyball Game on Friday, February 3rd. The winner will sit on a comfy couch located in a preferential spot and will be served popcorn and snacks during the game. The winner may choose up to two friends to join them on the couch. Students will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets in their homerooms each morning the raffle is being held, from January 9th until January 27th. The drawing will be held on January 27th and the winner will be announced that afternoon. The cost will be $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5 (12 tickets for $10, etc.). If your child would like to participate, please send in the exact amount of cash for the number of tickets you would like to purchase to your homeroom teacher in an envelope.

Thank you so much for your support,

Dawn Spain

St. Teresa Student Council Sponsor

EMPOWER Illinois

2023-2024 Application Resources

As a reminder, families can make a reservation for a 2023-2024 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 18, 2023! Like years past, the reservation form will open on our website at 6:30pm before submission at 7pm.

Resources can also be found on our website at empowerillinois.org/apply.

Questions from families about the reservation or application process can be directed to our Scholars Helpline (800-616-7606, scholars@empowerillinois.org).

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

February 7th 8th & 5th

March 7th 6th & 7th

April 4th 8th & 5th

May 9th 6th & 7th

Scholar Bowl

On Tuesday, the varsity team will travel to compete against St. James. Both teams will compete on Thursday, at home, against ICS. Go Tigers!




Open to 1st - 8th Graders

Practices will be held every Monday from 3pm - 4pm.

Student pick up will be at the Parish Center parking lot.

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Musical News

Congratulations to the cast of "Princess Whatshername"! Mrs. Fries is looking for more 5th -8th grade chorus members who will sing and do small roles in the show. Please contact her for info. Chorus members & those interested in Stage Crew need to attend the Thursday rehearsals. Our performances will be April 28 & 29.






Student Shout-Out Ads

Please have all information turned in by

Monday, January 23

Please turn in all donations to the school office by

Friday, January 27

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Father Daughter Dance

Men’s club will be hosting the annual father daughter dance on February 18 in the gym from 6 to 9. Cost is $10 for each father daughter couple or a $15 max for a family. Pizza and drinks provided
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Belleville Luke 18 Retreat

Belleville Luke 18 Retreat is February 10-12, 2023 at St. Mary's in Belleville for students grades 6-9. The Luker application link is http://bit.ly/3CvzNme and is due January 20th. If you need any further information please contact bellevilleluke18@gmail.com.

Dress Code

Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code

As the weather becomes colder many students may want to wear boots to school, however, students must have a change of shoes with them. 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.

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Tiger Reminders


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, January 29th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Altar servers must be trained in advance in order to serve at the January 29th 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.


St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org




Student Shout-Out Ads

Please have all information turned in by

Monday, January 23

Please turn in all donations to the school office by

Friday, January 27

Please consider purchasing an item to donate to the St. Teresa Dinner Auction!!! Need some ideas? Check out our auction Amazon wishlist!


Auction – We are looking for donations, sponsors, advertisers, and sign up party hosts! Please contact Tiffany Kraus at stteresadinnerauction@gmail.com or 618-806-3790 with questions or for more information!

Tigers Student Cash Raffle - Begins Sunday, January 29 - Friday, February 17th - more information coming soon!

Raising Canes Dining Fundraiser - Wednesday, January 25th from 11am - 9pm - Must mention St. Teresa School when ordering for school to receive 15% of proceeds!

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


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


Upcoming Meetings

- PTO: - Next Meeting is WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center

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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

Althoff Catholic High School

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

St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight

Know of a St. Teresa Alumni to Spotlight email nicole.green@stteresatigers.org

Inclement Weather Plan


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.