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News & Information for Tiger Families

October 14, 2022

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

REMINDER! Friends of the Poor Walk takes place next week. Monday the 17th for Pre-k through 3rd grade, and Tuesday the 18th for 4th through 8th grades. If you ordered a t-shirt, it went home with your child(ren) Friday. In addition to uniform bottoms, students can wear a Walk t-shirt, JSVDP t-shirt, or regular uniform on their Walk day. Donations can be collected from friends and family through Tuesday, October 18th. Please email Mrs. Duncan: barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!

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


Nicole Green


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!

St. Teresa Catholic School Google Calendar

October 16th ~ Children's Mass 11:00 am Sign up for Oct 16 Mass: Click HERE to Sign Up!

October 17th ~ Picture Retake

October 17th - 18th ~ SVDP WALK

October 18th ~ School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

10/18/22 Speaker Request form 10/18 School Board Agenda

October 21st ~ End of 1st Quarter

October 21st ~ Pumpkin Patch

October 23rd - October 31st ~ Red Ribbon Week

October 28th ~ Report Cards

October 19th ~ Trunk or Treat https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM

October 31st ~ Halloween Parties 2pm Parade at 1:40 pm

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 1st ~ NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am - 3 pm

November 2nd ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm - 8pm

November 4th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

November 10th ~ Veteran's Assembly

November 11th ~ No School

November 23rd - 25th ~ NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday 10/18 only the 5th and 8th grade members of JSVDP have a meeting from 3-3:45 in the PC. Bring your art supplies.

NJHS Halloween Boo Grams

The St. Teresa School NJHS is hosting our Halloween Boo Grams Fundraiser. Fill out the boxes below to participate and NJHS will send out your Boo Grams. Each gram is $0.50, and you can send as many as you want!

Boo Grams will be delivered on October 31st, 2022.

Please attach cash/checks (payable to St. Teresa School) in an envelope with the form & return no later than October 26th, 2022. Grades 5-8 can also purchase at lunch, cash only.

Each Boo Gram will be attached to one Tootsie Pop sucker.

Jack-O-Lantern Boo Gram LINK

SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk Kick Off

The St. Vincent DePaul Friends of the Poor Walk donation collection is officially underway! Each student has been challenged to bring in just $5.00, which would provide breakfast for a person in need from our community. All students have also been encouraged to do a "good deed" in order to earn that money! Donations should be sent in by 10/18. Last year, we raised nearly $2,500 for Cosgrove's Kitchen!! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duncan at barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org. Thank you for your support!

Veterans Day Assembly

Are you currently on active duty? Or know someone who is on active duty and would be willing to be our guest speaker for Veterans Day? If the answer is yes, Mrs. Green would love to hear from you. Please contact Mrs. Green at 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.



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.

Dress Code

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.

Children and Youth Ministry

Children & Youth Mass Ministry Sign Up

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.

Our next Children and Youth Mass will be Sunday, October 16 at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Any child/youth ages 5-college are asked to consider signing up for a ministry during Mass using the Sign-Up Genius link below. Please direct any questions to co-coordinators Jen Broida or Lizzie Lehde at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Sign up for Oct 16 Mass: Click HERE to Sign Up!

Advent Family Fair

After a three-year hiatus, the Advent Family Fair is BACK! Please mark your calendar for Sunday, December 4 and stop by the St. Teresa School Cafeteria anytime from 10am-2pm. At this FREE event, all St. Luke/St. Teresa Parish families are invited to come make some Advent-themed crafts, and enjoy food and fellowship.

We are in need of both Adult and Youth volunteers to make this event a success. All volunteer positions can be viewed using the Sign-Up Genius below. Thank you!


This event is hosted by the Ladies of Perpetual Help. Please contact Lizzie Lehde if you have questions @ lizzielehde@gmail.com

St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

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


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! Santa will be visiting from 10am-12pm.


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.

Upcoming Meetings

- 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 (2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221)


Saturday, February 11, 2023 is the SCHOOL AUCTION!

October 21 - St. Teresa School Pumpkin Patch

November 18 - Holiday Game Night

December 4 - Advent Family Fair

December 5 & 6 - St. Teresa School Santa’s Kottage

Our upcoming Holiday Game Night on Friday, November 18 is a fun-filled night of dinner, vendor shopping, games, and fellowship with friends. For more info or to RSVP, contact Tammy Grime @Grime.tammy@gmail.com. Need not be a member to attend!

*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: Monday, November 1 @ 6:30pm

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

- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman

- October 16- Fall Open House for grades 6-8

- December 4- Placement Test

St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight

St. Teresa Alumi Megan Korte, making the news as she follows in her father's footsteps as Metro East volunteer firefighter!

https://www.kmov.com Korte's