Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

September 9, 2022

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

We have an action packed amount of activities for you and your family to get involved with this weekend and upcoming week. A huge SHOUT OUT to all the families who will be attending the Grizzly Game tomorrow. Don't forget to click on the link below if you plan on attending the tailgate party! GO TIGERS! Grizzly Tailgate Signup LINK

Tuesday, Sept. 13th St. Teresa Scouts are kicking off their year with a meeting at St. Luke's Parish Center at 6:30 pm. Get involved and have fun!

For more info, contact: Beth Schindelar at scoutchair19@gmail.com

Tuesday, Sept. 13th is St. Teresa's BOOK FAIR Family Event from 3 - 6 pm in the Parish Center.

We are looking for a few volunteers who would be willing to help Mrs. Fries during the duration of the Book Fair. Please click on the link below if you are interested. Thank you in advance!


Grandparents/Grandfriends Day is this Wednesday, Sept. 14th and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at 8:30am Mass! After Mass is over, students must walk back to school with their class. Grandparents/grandfriends may enter the school through the Parish Center or the school's front doors. Upon arrival grandparents/grandfriends will be asked to wear a temporary ID while in the building. 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!

Friday, September 16th is the official halfway point of 1st Quarter! If you have missing assignments work on them this weekend to get them turned into your teachers. D and F Reports will be going home Monday, September 19th.

Have a great 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 School Parent Calendar LINK

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

September 10th ~ Grizzly Stadium - St. Teresa Boys vs St. Joseph/St. John Tailgating Sign up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4BA5AF23A2FB6-grizzlies1

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 13th ~ Scout Night 6:30 pm St. Luke's Church

Cub Scout Flier Scouts - Girls Flier Scouts - Boys Flier Scout Information Flier

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 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

Book Fair

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 3-6pm

Parish Center



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


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



BLOOD DRIVE: St. Teresa Catholic Church TODAY

Click on the LINK for more details

St Teresa Blood Drive Sept 2022.docx

Friday, September 9th from 1pm - 5pm



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.

CHROMEBOOKS: 5th - 8th Grade

Please ensure your student is bringing their Chromebook back to school each day charged.

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 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.


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.


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.

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.

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

DRAFT of September 20, 2022 Board Meeting Agenda

Thank you all very much!

Greg Mertens

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.


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



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!


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!


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!


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


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.


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.

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



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


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