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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

It has been a great three weeks of school! Thank you to everyone who attended the Parish Picnic it was wonderful seeing so many students and parents there. We could not be the success we are without wonderful people like you! Thank you!


A lot of great things have been happening at St. Teresa School. While students have been away from the building teachers have been busy learning a new program to enhance and expand our reading groups here at St. Teresa's. Mrs. Robinson and Ms. Keck are engaging students through STEM Challenge activities, while 8th graders with Mrs. Luetkenhaus have been busy completing a Lab Safety Escape Room. This year we also implemented 1:1 Chromebooks for 5th - 8th grade to take home! We are committed to providing the best education experience for our students.


Many students have been celebrated for going above and beyond in the school day with a GOOD NEWS REPORT. We invite you to take part in Good News Report with your student as well! This is a great way to open up the lines of communication and focus on the positives. You can do this simply by asking your student to "tell me something you did good today." It can be as simple as sitting with a friend at lunch, helping a classmate, or talking to someone new. We know our students do many wonderful things during the day, and this is a great opportunity for them to share with you!


Thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support and partnership.


Sincerely,


Nicole Green

Principal

September 2022

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 School Parent Calendar LINK


September 5th ~ No School

September 6th ~ Perpetual Help Meeting in the Parish Center at 6:45 pm Perpetual Help Flier

September 9th ~ Blood Drive in the Parish Center St Teresa Blood Drive Sept 2022.docx

September 11th ~ Children's Mass 11:00 am

September 11th ~ PTO Fundraiser Joe & Onie's 9am - 2 pm

September 13th ~ Book Fair Family Night 3pm - 6pm BOOK FAIR NEWS22.docx

September 13th ~ PTO Meeting in the Parish Center 6:30 pm

September 14th ~ Grandparents/Grandfriends Mass 8:30 am

September 16th ~ 1st Quarter Progress Reports

September 20th ~ Papa Johns Night St. Teresa Papa John Night Flier

September 20th ~ School Board Meeting Parish Center

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

TIGER REMINDERS

ARRIVAL:

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.


DISMISSAL:

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


LUNCH:

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.


SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU 9/1-9/16


SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU 9/19 - 9/30


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.

SCIENCE FUN!

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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.


NON-UNIFORM DAYS

Ensure you are follow the Student Handbook on non-uniform days.


On full non-uniform days, students are expected to dress tastefully in keeping

with our philosophy that they represent to the community a positive, wholesome image.

Non-uniform shorts and skirts may be worn but must be no more than four (4) inches

above the top of the knee. Blue jeans are permitted if they are without holes, tears,

patches, or excessive wear. Cargo pants and shorts are permitted. To support our drug-

free status, do not wear clothing displaying tobacco, drug or alcohol related graphics.

Do not wear clothing that is too revealing such as halters, tank tops, spaghetti straps,

spandex or tops that expose the body above the waistline. Shoulders are to be covered.


E. DRESS CODE VIOLATION

If a student is in violation of the dress code, the following steps will be taken:

1. Parents contacted and may be called to bring the appropriate uniform items.

2. The student may not be permitted to participate in the next non-uniform day.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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.

cants_authorization_for_background_check.pdf

application_for_volunteer_service.pdf


If your child has a field trip before Oct. 1st all forms must be completed and turned in three weeks before the field trip.

Book Fair

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 3-6pm

Parish Center

E-WALLET INFO FOR BOOK FAIR


Families,

E-Wallet is the safest way to send money with your student for Book Fair purchases - no lost cash or checks!


To create an E-Wallet account, login to our Book Fair website:


St. Teresa Book Fair


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stteresacatholicschool1


Sign in or create an account for your each of your students. If you are creating a new account, you will click on Fund With Credit Card. If you have done E-Wallet in the past, make sure to check Fund with E-Gift Card Balance. It’s important to remember when you use E-Wallet, it’s the same as purchasing a gift card. The balance remains in your E-Wallet until it is used. The funds can be used at Book Fairs or online with Scholastic.

IMPORTANT: Many students who had E-Wallet accounts for the last 2 Book Fairs still have an E-Wallet Balance to use, so please be sure to check that out for this fair. If you created multiple E-Wallet accounts (more than one student), your unused total balance will show up when you login.


Once you have set-up an account you will receive an e-mail confirmation. You may print out the E-Wallet code for your child, but just know that I will see all the E-Wallet accounts on my cash register when your student shops at the fair. Please make sure you have indicated your student’s teacher name as that is how I will find your student’s E-Wallet.


If you need any assistance with E-Wallet, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. I want to make sure everyone who has an E-Wallet balance gets to use it towards some fun book purchases!


ALSO PLEASE NOTE: We cannot use E-Wallet funds for our “All For Books” pencil & lollipop pull. We must collect cash ($.25 each pull) as those funds are spent on books from the fair for our library. Thanks for your support!


See you at the Book Fair!

Nilufer Fries, Librarian


Nilufer.fries@stteresatigers.org


BOOK FAIR NEWS22.docx

GRANDPARENT/GRANDFRIEND'S DAY Wednesday, September 14th

We are looking forward to inviting Grandparents/Grandfriends into our school! Grandparent's Day Mass will be held at St. Teresa Church at 8:30 am. After church is dismissed Grandparents/Grandfriends will meet their student(s) in their classroom to enjoy a tour of the classroom and an activity. Don't forget to stop by and check out our Book Fair in the Parish Center! We will be ending all activities at 11:00 am. We can't wait to see you there!

Any student who wishes to participate in the Global Week of Student Prayer and would like to meet at the flagpole on September 28th must be at the flag pole by 7:30 am. Prayer will last from 7:30am - 7:45am. Upon completion students will be dismissed to go to their classes.

SHOUT OUTS!

A HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped set up for the Parish Picnic! We could not do it without you! A great big thanks to the 8th grade class for coming in early on a no school day to set up tables and tents.


We can not thank our volunteers enough! A big thank you to the parent/family member volunteers who come in to assist with lunch and lunch recess!

Judy L.

Ashley M.

Ginny B.

Lizzie L.

Tiffany K.

Gail V.

Shannon K.

Thank you so much!!


If you are interested in volunteering we would love to have you!

Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection

requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at

jackie.tewell@stteresatigers.org.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAAA82BA1FFC34-lunch

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: September 11, October 16, November 6, December 11.


Please visit the sign up genius link below to sign your child(ren) up for our next Children and Youth Mass on Sunday, September 11 at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Please note--age requirements and arrival times are listed on each slot! Altar servers must be trained in advance for this September 11 Mass (go to the August 31, 2-3:30pm training!). 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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACA92BA2F49-september

St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

PTO Happenings LINK


Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org


Back to School Bash – Thank you to everyone that attended! It was a fun evening

with our St. Teresa family!


Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection

requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at

jackie.tewell@stteresatigers.org.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAAA82BA1FFC34-lunch


Joe & Onie’s Fundraiser – Sunday, September 11 th at 9am-2pm – Joe & Onie’s will

be donating 10% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family

and friends! The children & youth mass at St. Teresa is at 11am. Please join us before

or after mass!

https://fb.me/e/2ZGJxg8cH


Chicken Salad Chick Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 2 nd 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!

https://fb.me/e/3rf3fZijQ


Chick-fil-A Fundraiser – Tuesday, October 4 th 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!

https://fb.me/e/2NNO2CHwr


BoxTops for Education – Did you know our school has earned over $23,000 from

BoxTops?!?!

Whether you are 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.

https://youtu.be/ZfUGb_3JzZg


AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will

receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-0673539


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.

https://tinyurl.com/teachersloungewishlist


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.

Next PTO Meeting – Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

https://fb.me/e/2IjhkwrYH

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, February 11, 2023 is the SCHOOL AUCTION!

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

BLOOD DRIVE: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Click on the LINK for more details

St Teresa Blood Drive Sept 2022.docx

Friday, September 9th from 1pm - 5pm

STAA GOLF TOURNAMENT

2022 Golf Tournament Flyer (1).docx


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 arobgolf19@gmail.com or (618) 960-1189