Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their snow day this week. There may or may not have been some staff and students doing snow dances in the hallway Tuesday afternoon.

The School Finance Council has been hard at work creating a budget for the 2023-2024 school year. With that being said, the tuition increase for next year has been kept at a minimal. On behalf of the school, we thank everyone who is on the Finance Council and School Board for doing what is best for the students and staff of St. Teresa!

This week we saw the completion of the Safe and Sacred Children's Learning Program in the classrooms. Hopefully, the packets sent home with students and email to parents, sparked meaningful conversations at home. Sometimes the most difficult topic to discuss is the most important!

Our teachers have been hard at work putting together a WONDERFUL Catholic Schools Week for our students! This year the school wide Catholic Schools Week Service Project, will be collecting for “Got Your Six Support Dogs”. This extraordinary organization provides specialized service dogs to veterans and first responders who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Please visit their website for more information on this very worthy cause. https://gotyoursixsupportdogs.org/ If you would prefer to do an Amazon donation from their wish list rather than cash, please have it sent to the school. On February 24th, as a school, we will be presenting "Got Your Six Support Dogs" the donations.

The school auction is right around the corner. Your support is crucial to the success of St. Teresa School. We are great because of people like you! Tiger Spirit Raffle Tickets sales start on January 29th! GOOD LUCK!!


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?



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 28th ~ Everything Under the Sun Sale 8am - 1pm in the gym

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

Big picture
Big picture

EMPOWER Illinois

January 27: Recommended Application Due Date

Empower recommends that families complete their application for the 2023-2024 school year by January 27 for the best chance at receiving a scholarship.

January 30: First 2023-2024 Scholarship Awarded

Empower will issue the first 2023-2024 scholarship on January 30. As a reminder, we will continue to award scholarships throughout the year as funds become available at your school.

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

Our regular season will close next week with a home Varsity match versus St. James on Wednesday! Stay tuned for upcoming dates for the Blessed Sacrament Toss Up Tournament and 6th Grade Invitational.



Big picture

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
Big picture

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, 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



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 - 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

Big picture

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.