News & Information for Tiger Families
September 16, 2022
Letter from the Principal
I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the grandparents/grandfriends that came to Wednesday's Mass and visited St. Teresa School. We were truly blessed to have such an amazing showing of over 215 guests visit our wonderful school!
Friday, September 16th is the official halfway point of 1st Quarter! D and F Reports will be going home Monday, September 19th. Please encourage your student to continue to work hard and finish the 1st Quarter strong.
Have a great weekend and as always we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
September 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!
September 16th ~ 1st Quarter Progress Reports
September 19th ~ D/F Notices Go Home
September 20th ~ Papa Johns Night St. Teresa Papa John Night Flier
September 20th ~ School Board Meeting Parish Center
September 23rd ~ Crazy Sock Day Dollar Donation Day - CRAZY SOCKS
September 28th ~ Global Week of Students Prayer - meet at the flagpole by 7:30 am
September 26th - October 6th ~ IOWA Testing
Important Upcoming Dates:
October 7th ~ NO SCHOOL
October 10th ~ NO SCHOOL
October 14th ~ Early Dismissal Day NO Extended Care
October 21st ~ End of 1st Quarter
Deacon Doug Visiting 2nd Grade
Grandparent's Day and Book Fair Fun!
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.
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.
CHROMEBOOKS: 5th - 8th Grade
Please ensure your student is bringing their Chromebook back to school each day charged.
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.
All volunteers must complete the forms and training listed below by October 1st in order to be allowed to volunteer in classrooms, class parties, field trips, etc.
Complete the proper forms and Child Protection Training. These forms and training are as follows:
Application for volunteer service
Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS) form
Initial Child Protection Training or Refresher
Background check for those who have resided in Illinois less than 5 years.
If your child has a field trip before Oct. 1st all forms must be completed and turned in three weeks before the field trip.
School Board Meeting Information
Hello St. Teresa families!
I hope that this email finds you well!
I wanted to remind everyone that our next school board meeting will take place on Tuesday, 9/20/22, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Parish Center! The preliminary draft of the meeting agenda is attached to this email.
If you would like to speak at the meeting, please feel free to respond to the Google form at the following link: 9/20/22 School Board meeting form
Thank you all very much!
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: October 16, November 6, December 11.
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe & Onie’s Fundraiser – Thank YOU to everyone who supported our fundraiser! It was very successful!
Chick-fil-A Fundraiser – Tuesday, October 4th at 5-8pm – Chick-fil-A (Green Mount Commons, Belleville, IL) will be donating 15% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends!
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.
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!
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! 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.
AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.
Stock the Teacher Lounge – We are excited to share an Amazon Wish List with our school families that will give us the opportunity to keep our Teachers Lounge stocked with snacks, drinks, supplies, etc. for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope to have it fully stocked by the start of the school year and then keep it stocked throughout the year. The Amazon Wish List can be located at the link below and will continually be updated with new items as the year continues. Any items purchased from the list will be shipped directly to school.
Teacher Classroom Wish Lists – Please visit the PTO Facebook page if you’d like to support our teachers via purchasing from their Amazon wish lists.
- PTO: Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center (https://fb.me/e/2wlVpwhgi)
- Auction: Sunday, October 16th at 6:30pm – Bouse Properties Office
SAVE THE DATE!
Althoff Catholic High School
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
- September 19- Shadow visits start for 7 & 8 graders
- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman
- October 16- Fall Open House for grades 6-8
- December 4- Placement Test
STAA GOLF TOURNAMENT
The St. Teresa Athletic Association is hosting their
2022 Golf Scramble.
Where: Tamarack Golf Course
When: Saturday, October 15
What Time: 12:00 Check-In/Lunch 1:00 Shotgun Start
Dinner and Awards will follow
Cost: $125 per player
$80 per player – Under 21
For Registration and Hole Sponsorships, please contact Andy Robinson at email@example.com or (618) 960-1189