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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

What a fun and exciting week Catholic Schools Week has been! This week included going to Lincoln Theater to watch Monsters Inc., playing Minute to Win It Games in Faith Families, Family Picnic, and the pep rally where the battle of the teachers vs 8th grade volleyball game was heated. It was a very close game, but the 8th graders took the win!

Thank you to everyone who donated to GOT YOUR SIX support dogs. If you forgot to send in your donation, there is still time. St. Teresa School will be presenting the donations on February 24th to Got Your Six.

It is that time of year again to nominate those who make an impact on St. Teresa School and Church. Does someone stand out to you that goes above and beyond in all that they do? If the answer is yes, please fill out the attached form below. We would love to recognize our teachers and parishioners who do so much for our school and parish.

St. Teresa School Board Annual Awards

St. Teresa School Board Awards Information and Nomination Form - 2022-2023

Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets. The class who sells the most will earn a pajama day!!

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


Nicole Green



Do You Have Your Auction Ticket?



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


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

February 11th ~ Dinner Auction

February 14th ~ Valentine's Day Parties

February 15th ~ St. Teresa Spirit Night at El Gordito

February 20th ~ No School

February 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am

Looking Ahead

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

March 4th ~ Dessert 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

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

February 7th 8th & 5th

March 7th 6th & 7th

April 4th 8th & 5th

May 9th 6th & 7th

Scholar Bowl

Best of luck to our Tigers competing in the Mater Dei tournament this weekend!
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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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Stuffy Sleepover - March 2, 2023

The PTO is hosting a stuffy sleepover on Thursday, March 2nd from 6-7:30pm in the parish center. The stuffy sleepover will be an auction sign up party, $10 a student, for Pre-k 3 thru 4th grade.

Students are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to stay the night at school, while students will be participating in bedtime snacks, crafts, coloring, and a photo opportunity.

What mischief will your stuffy get into? Will your stuffy be eating the teachers snacks in the teacher lounge, sitting on desks, or taking the principal's chair for a spin? We will have to wait and see…

Everything Under the Sun Sale

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Everything Under the Sun sale a huge success!! We raised $4,000!

Thanks to all the teachers, staff, parents, students, Perpetual Help members, and Boy Scouts who volunteered their time. And thanks to everyone who donated- the gym was packed and the happy shoppers had fun taking home treasures.

After the sale we donated the leftover shoes to PawsCare, the leftover clothing to the Without Limits Cheer Squad to raise money for their trip to Germany for the Special Olympics World Games, and the rest of the items went to Mission Thrift Store/Goodwill which ultimately helps needy families.

Thank you Tigers!

Nilufer Fries and Kerry Maguire

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.

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, February 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 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



St. Teresa Spirit Night at El Gordito
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
2630 Mascoutah Avenue Belleville, IL 62221

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 - POSTPONED

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!

Next meeting February 7th ~ Come Join Us!

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


  • 8th grade - scholarship & priority financial aid deadline is on February 14

  • Spring Musical, Guys & Dolls Jr., on April 14th and 15th open to the public!


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.