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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Congratulations to our 2nd graders who made their 1st Communion on Sunday, April 23rd. The students did a wonderful job! Thank you to Mrs. Maguire for all her hard work in preparing our students!

This Sunday, April 30th at our Children's Mass is our Annual Fund - Weekend of Giving! A special collection will be taken at 11:00 mass.

Thank you to everyone who sent in envelopes for our Annual Fund - Weekend of Giving. Students did a wonderful job with their letters. We are excited that our students get to show their families the great things St. Teresa has to offer.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has registered already!! Currently, we only have 113 students who have committed to returning to St. Teresa for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

If you are planning on returning to St. Teresa for the 2023-2024 school year, please send in your registration form asap! Thank you!

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


Nicole Green


Update on Father Joseph

It is with great excitement, that I get to inform you that Father Joseph will be returning to St. Teresa Parish and School on May 11th. We look forward to Father Joseph's return from Nairobi and pray for his safe travels. Although, Father Joseph will be back at St. Teresa on May 11th he will have some time to recoup from his journey before taking over.

St. Teresa staff and faculty would like to thank Father Michael for all that he has done while Father Joseph was away. Father Michael has become an essential contributor to ensuring St. Teresa's success during Father Joseph's absence. Father Michael will always be a part of the St. Teresa Family, ONCE A TIGER - ALWAYS A TIGER!

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


April 28th - 29th ~ School Musical

April 30th ~ Children's Mass 11am


Looking Ahead

May 3rd ~ May Crowning

May 4th-5th ~ 8th Grade TRIP Ondessank

May 10th ~ BOGO Book Fair

May 12th ~ Field Day/Early Dismissal

May 15th ~ 8th Grade Banquet

May 16th ~ 8th Grade Last Day

May 17th ~ Sports Banquet

May 18th Graduation Practice

May 19th ~ 8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

May 23rd ~ PreK Graduation 5pm

May 24th ~ Last day of School 11:30 Dismissal

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St. Teresa SVDP & JSVDP Food Collection!

What: Jr. St. Vincent De Paul (school) and St. Vincent De Paul (parish) are joining forces for one last collection this school year for our local food pantry.

When: before or after St Teresa’s Masses April 29-30 or in your classroom May 1-3

Items Requested (individual bags/snack size)

Cookies, pudding, sweet treats, fruit cups, apple sauce, oatmeal

Items always needed

Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Monetary Donations

** In addition to new packages, consider purging your pantry of Easter candy or unpopular items from a variety pack, or items just not getting eaten. JSVDP is planning to create snack bags at our last meeting.

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BOOK FAIR BOGO!! May 10th - 12th

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

May 9th: 6th & 7th grade

Dress Code

Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code

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.

VBS 2023 Applications are Out!

Come join us for one of the best weeks of summer! Vacation Bible School applications for both campers (incoming preschool - 5th grade) and volunteers (incoming 5th grade - adult) are now available. Incoming 5th graders may choose to be camper or volunteer. Please find them in church, on the church website, or by emailing Lizzie Lehde at lizzielehde@gmail.com

Our theme this year is “Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light” and our VBS week is being held July 17-21, 9am-noon at St. Teresa School. Hope to see you there!

Children and Youth Ministry

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, April 30th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa.

Please join us this Sunday, April 30 at 11am Mass for our second-to-last Children and Youth Mass of the school year. We will NOT have Children’s Liturgy but encourage all children grades 1st-8th to join our choir for this Mass. We will be singing familiar songs, and no previous experience is necessary. Please report to Mrs. Myers at 10:45am up in the choir loft!

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St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

Dining Fundraisers:

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta - May 9 - May 11

Upcoming PTO Meetings

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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.


Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

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

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Summer Chess Clinic at Belleville West

Belleville East and West are putting on a chess clinic this summer for people entering grades 6-11 in District 201 or a feeder school. You can find more information at https://www.westchess.org/clinic.html if your student is interested.

The Belleville West chess web page also has a lot of links to chess resources for kids who want to improve their game.

Althoff Catholic High School

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



St. Teresa Spotlight

Congratulations to our very own Noella Viviano for selling 1,010 Girl Scout Cookies!! Way to go Noella!!

Congratulations 2023 Cookie All Stars! (gsofsi.org)

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


Illinois State Law states that all students in Illinois must attend 176 days of school. Due to some confusion with the movement of principals, students were scheduled to attend 179 days of school for the 2022-2023 school year. That being said, we DO NOT NEED TO MAKE UP SNOW DAYS.

The official last day of St. Teresa School will be May 24th.