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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

This week has been an exciting and busy week. On Tuesday, Father Declan Gibson visited with 2nd - 8th grade to discuss the importance of attending mass and receiving communion. Our students were then able to engage with him about what made him decide to become a priest and the importance of his mission: Eucharistic Adoration Mission.

Wednesday, was a great day as Father Joseph welcomed Grandparents to St. Teresa Church with a wonderful mass. After mass we welcomed 197 grandparents/grandfriends into St. Teresa School. What a blessing all of our grandparents are to our school and community.

A HUGE shout out to our faculty, staff, and students for raising $417 for Sacred Heart School in Kaneohe, Hawaii! It was fun seeing the students in their Hawaiian gear on Thursday and Friday!

Thank you to everyone who purchased books from the Book Fair. Did you know that your purchase ensures that St. Teresa School can continue to have a library? Our Book Fair ensures that our Library is self sustaining, so thank you for your generosity!

Safe and Sacred Permission Slips must be returned no later than October 12th.

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


Nicole Green


St. Teresa Students Visit with Father Declan Gibson

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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


September 18th - 24th ~ Annual Fund

September 25th - October 3rd ~ IOWA TESTING

September 27th ~ 7:30 am See You At The Pole


October 4th ~ Pet Blessing @ St. Teresa Church 3:30

October 6th ~ Early Dismissal Day 11:30am

October 9th ~ No School ; Columbus Day

October 10th - 11th ~ SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk

October 12th ~ Parent Permission Slip Due for Safe and Sacred

October 13th ~ No School Diocese Convocation

October 16th ~ Picture Retake

October 20th ~ End of the 1st Quarter

October 23rd - 27th ~ Red Ribbon Week

October 26th ~ Pumpkin Patch / Parent Teacher Meetings 4 - 8 pm

October 27th ~ No School Parent Teacher Meetings 8 am - 12 pm

October 28th ~ Beginner Speech Meet

October 31st ~ Parade Begins 1:45 pm / Halloween Parties 2pm


  • If Illinois lawmakers fail to take action in 2023 to save the Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program, 9,500 students will be in jeopardy of losing their scholarships. Learn more and tell your lawmaker that #TCSHelpsKids at www.SaveMyScholarship.com. #SaveMyScholarship
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Annual Fund

Thank you to everyone who sent in envelopes already.

The St. Teresa Finance Committee is asking for your help to make this years Annual Fund a success!

For this appeal, we will be having students send personalized items to grandparents and other family members explaining why they like attending St. Teresa School. We will also include a letter explaining how the funds that are donated are used and what they go towards.

In order to ensure that the appeals for donation are sent to the appropriate family/friends, we ask that each student send in two stamped envelopes that are addressed to the individuals whom they should be sent to by Monday, September 18th.

Thank you for your help in making the 2023-2024 Annual Fund a SUCCESS!


JSVDP Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates and Grade Levels attending:

Sept. 26th 6th/8th

Oct. 24th 5th/7th

Nov. 14th 6th/8th

Dec. 12th 5th/7th

Jan. 23rd 6th/8th

Feb. 27th 5th/7th

March 26th 6th/8th

April 23rd 5th/7th


Please pick up in the Parish Center Parking Lot by the doors labeled PSR.

Walk for the Poor Kickoff

The Annual St. Vincent De Paul Walk for the Poor campaign has officially begun! The students are being challenged once again to do a good deed (or two;) to earn their donations. Because of your generosity last year, the Jr. St. Vincent DePaul was able to present a check to our local SVDP Society for over $1,300! No amount is too small to support the Society's efforts to improve the lives of the hurting and suffering in our area.

Please direct all questions to Mrs. Barbie Duncan at: barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org. Thank you for your support!

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Lunch/Recess Volunteers Needed for the 2023-2024 School Year

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


We thank everyone for the their willingness to help! Please note, that only parents who have signed up on the Signup Genius attached above will be permitted to help out in the cafeteria.



Doors will open at 7:30am in the front. There will be no before school extended care for the 2023-2024 school year. Please plan accordingly.


Dismissal Times:
PreK 3 & 4 - 2:50 pm

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - 2:55 pm

4th - 8th Grade - 3:00 pm

Do to safety reasons, all parents/guardians who are picking up students PreK - 3rd grade must walk up to get their student. We thank you for your understanding and support.

Students who are not picked up by 3:10 pm will be walked down to Extended Care. Extended Care costs $10 per day, per child from 3:10pm - 5:30 pm

Extended Care Handbook 2023-2024


School lunches will cost $3.50 per lunch with milk costing $0.75.

Students from Kindergarten to 8th grade will have four lunch choices; two rotating choices, a salad, or a sandwich.

PreK will have three lunch choices; two rotating choices, or a sandwich.

Lunches must be paid for through the prepay option of each students FACTS account. Parents/Guardians can deposit money for meals into their FACTS Management Account

CHROMEBOOKS: 5th - 8th Grade

Please ensure your student is bringing their Chromebook back to school each day charged. Chromebooks that are not charged will be treated as the student is not prepared for class.

Water Bottles: Only clear water bottles with sealed lids will be allowed in classrooms. Water bottles should only contain water. St. Teresa School has refilling stations throughout the school for students to refill their water bottles if needed. (per page 44 Student Handbook)

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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.


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

St. Teresa Student Handbook 2023-2024


All volunteers must complete the forms and training listed below by October 2nd 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. 2nd all forms must be completed and turned in three weeks before the field trip.

150 Anniversary of St. Teresa of the Little Flower

Save the date:

A special Mass will be held on OCTOBER 1st.

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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: September 24th, November 5th, December 3rd.

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, September 24th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Altar servers must be trained in advance in order to serve at Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinator Jen Broida at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Children interested in choir (grades 4th and up) r please signup using the link. Thank you!


Luke 18 - 2024

We are currently looking for two older high school or college-age students to lead the 2024 retreat, as well as two older teens to lead our Guardian team. We are also looking for Disciples (Typically Juniors or Seniors) and Guardians (Typically Freshmen or Sophomores). If you are interested in being on the team, please signup at the link below. We have converted to an online application process. This application has been on the social media websites that the students use for Luke 18 for a while. We are extending the acceptance of the applications to those interested, please sign up by 9/20. If you have any questions, please feel free to email bellevilleluke18@gmail.com.


Luker (6-8 grade) applications will be forthcoming. This application is to get the retreat team in place.


Beth Schindelar

Randy Riesenberger

Luke 18 2024 Adult Leaders

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St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

What Is PTO_2023-2024

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@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.


St. Teresa PTO meets the SECOND Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Everyone is welcome!

PTO meeting dates 2023-2024:

Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center

TBD – Summer Planning Meeting – Location is TBD

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

St. Teresa Ladies of Perpetual Help ~ Happenings

JOIN US October 4th!

*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

Child Care is available.

St. Teresa/St. Luke Custodial Position

The Parish Partnership of St. Teresa and St. Luke’s Catholic Church is seeking a part-time custodian (29.5 Hours per week) to join our parish staff. Candidate needs to be self-motivated and maintain a regular maintenance schedule for both parishes and properties. The custodian will work both inside and outside the buildings completing tasks to ensure the parish facilities are properly maintained and operate smoothly. Hours for the position are Monday thru Friday (29.5 Hours) and can vary depending upon the facilitates schedule. Hourly wage is commensurate to experience level and 403B Retirement Fund. The Custodian is directly accountable to the Pastor and works collaboratively with the Business Manager and Parish Leadership.

Position Requirements

  • Qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma.

  • Flexibility to work evenings/weekends and special events.

  • Some heavy lifting and climbing ladders.

  • Meet “Child Protection” program requirements as designated by Diocesan Office of Human Resources.

  • No felony criminal convictions.

Terms and Compensation

  • Following Parish Employee Policy is expected.

  • A part-time 29.5 hour/week work schedule with enough flexibility to allow for completion of responsibilities for the Parish.

  • Salary commensurate based on experience

  • Termination for a just cause would be at the discretion of the Pastor after consultation with the Parish Trustees.

To apply send cover letter with resume and preferred hourly wage to St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 1201 Lebanon Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221, Attn: Bob Wojcik, Parish Business Manager.


Althoff Catholic High School

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

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

St. Teresa Spotlight

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