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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Can you believe school is right around the corner?!?

Thank you to our many volunteers this summer! We could not do it without you! Did you know that this summer we had two new heating and cooling units installed in our 4th and 5th grade classrooms. Thank you to everyone who donated to Raise the Paddle at the 2023 School Auction. Not to mention our parking lot looks amazing, as our drainage system in the front was fixed and our parking lot was resurfaced this summer! If you get a moment check out the fresh coat of paint on the cafeteria, along with seven bathrooms! A huge shout out to Lori Myers for coming in on our paint day and to Sean Green who has been painting various parts of the school.

We are constantly striving to improve St. Teresa Catholic School so it can be the very best for our amazing students and families!

If you are planning on returning to St. Teresa for the 2023-2024 school year, please register ASAP.

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


Nicole Green



August 5th 9am - 3pm

Please bring gloves, shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes.



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


August 5th ~ Spruce up the School 9:00am - 3:00pm

August 9th ~ Kindergarten Signing 4:00 - 4:45 pm (for all newly registered Kindergarteners)

August 9th ~ Open House 5pm - 8pm BRING YOUR SUPPLIES WITH YOU!

August 12th ~ Tigers Sing at Gateway

August 13th ~ Backpack Blessing 11am Mass St. Teresa Church

August 15th ~ First Day of School 11:30 Dismissal

August 18th ~ PTO Back to School Bash

August 20th ~ Teacher Blessing Mass 11am

August 25th ~ Teacher In-service Day NO SCHOOL

August 26th ~ Parish Picnic


September 1st ~ Early Dismissal 11:30

September 4th ~ NO SCHOOL

September 13th ~ Grandparents MASS

September 15th ~ 1st Quarter Progress Report

September 25th - October 3rd ~ IOWA TESTING


Did you know that EMPOWER's Sunset is coming up? Did you know that you can help fight to keep EMPOWER Scholarships for St. Teresa Students?

There will be a Parent Training on August 23rd at 6pm Althoff High School.

We need parents to call/talk to Rep Hoffman and Sen Belt and conduct office visits.

Parents will be trained on how we got here, what they will hear from the legislators, and how to respond. The more parents that participate the more the work is spread around.

This is the LAST opportunity we have to save our St. Teresa families scholarships!

Parish Picnic

St. Teresa Parish Picnic is right around the corner! In order to prepare for the church picnic, we ask that parents consider bringing their child to the school office entry area around 8:15am on August 25th to help set up. Kevin or Ginny Bouse (618-410-1047/618-973-4378) will be at St. Teresa School to supervise and guide students on tasks that need to be completed. Students are normally finished around 11:15am and go to Cutters for lunch. Please remind your children that working at the CHURCH PICNIC is a GREAT WAY TO GET VOLUNTEER HOURS. Please reach out to Kevin or Ginny Bouse for needed shifts. Teardown is Sunday, August 27th at 8am and usually takes 2 hours.

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.


Grading Scale 2023-2024

A+ 97 and above

A 93-96

A- 90-92

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B- 80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C- 70-72

D+ 67-69

D 63-66

D- 60-62

F 59 and below

What to know for the 2023-2024 School Year


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


Extended care will be available after school for the 2023-2024 school year from 3:10pm - 5:30 pm


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

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.


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.

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Children and Youth Ministry

Backpack Blessing will be August 13th at 11am Mass.

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, August 13th 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

Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on August 13th


Those children interested in choir (grades 4th and up) should just report to the choir loft at 10:15am that day!

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St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

What Is PTO_2023-2024

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“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!


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


Two St. Teresa students decided to honor their great-grandparents memory by raising money for St. Teresa School selling Lemonade. We could not be prouder of them for their hard work, and giving spirit!

Thank you Charlotte and Harrison!

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St. Teresa Spotlight


Did you know that one of our very own, Ann Beyersdorfer ,created the Muny's Beauty and the Beast set?

Ann Beyersdorfer is a NYC-based set designer, originally from Belleville, Illinois. She graduated from St. Teresa's Catholic School in 2006 and her first ever set design was for their 8th grade musical of Beauty and the Beast (way before she knew designing sets could be a career!) She is thrilled to be back home designing Beauty and the Beast at The Muny! Muny Design Credits: Camelot, Beauty and the Beast, and the upcoming production of West Side Story. TV Design Credits include: Saturday Night Live (art director of the Film Unit, NBC), Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas (production designer, Showtime), Vir Das: Landing (production designer, Netflix. Broadway Associate Design Credits: Company, Ink, Jitney, The Children, and Anastasia (first national tour and international productions). Additional Associate Design: Samson et Dalila (The Metropolitan Opera), PHISH New Year’s Eve Concert ‘17/’18 (Madison Square Garden), and an immersive touring production of Peter Pan in China (Broadway Asia). Ann's theater designs have also been seen at Syracuse Stage, The Alliance Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Geva Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center, The Hudson Theatre. Ann is an adjunct professor at Fordham University in their Theatre Department, is Live Design/LDI 30 Under 30 recipient (2018), a Los Angelos Outer Critics Circle Award Winner, and is a proud member of IATSE United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

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

School Uniforms By Tommy Hilfiger

How to Order - CLICK LINK

Althoff Catholic High School

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


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