Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

It is hard to believe, but next week is the last week of the 3rd Quarter. Report cards will be sent home on March 24th. Please encourage your student(s) to continue working hard through this last week, and the rest of the school year!

Today, was the beginning of the students participating in the Stations of the Cross. Our 8th Graders did a wonderful job leading it, and our student body did such a great job participating. I am truly humbled by the reverence our students showed during the Stations of the Cross.

This coming Wednesday, March 15th, 2nd Grade will make their First Reconciliation. It is such an exciting time for the students and their families!

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


Nicole Green


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


March 12th ~ Spring Ahead - Daylight Savings Time

March 15th ~ 1st Reconciliation @ St. Teresa Church 6:30pm

March 17th ~ End of 3rd Quarter - Wear a Green Shirt

March 23rd ~ Spring Picture Day

March 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am

March 30th ~ Spring Music Concert

Looking Ahead

April 4th ~ 8th Grade Retreat

April 6th -10th ~ Easter Break

April 14th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

April 16th ~ Confirmation @ St. Teresa Church 11am Mass

April 17th ~ No School for 8th Grade

April 23rd ~ 1st Communion @ St. Teresa Church 11am Mass

April 24th ~ 2nd Grade Breakfast - No school afterwards for 2nd graders

April 27th ~ Secretary Day

April 28th - 29th ~ School Musical

April 30th ~ Children's Mass 11am

Employment Opportunities for the 2023-2024 School Year

Extended Care Program Director

Extended Care Program Facilitators

Extended Care Program (ECP)

St. Teresa Catholic School is now accepting applications for energetic and dedicated ECP facilitators for the 2023-2024 school year.

The preferred candidate will have the following:

• Experience with children grades Pre-K through 8

• Experience leading small group organized activities

• Experience facilitating a safe free play environment

• A love of learning and having fun

• Availability from 3pm – 6pm daily

If interested, please email letter of introduction, resume and references to: Nicole Green/Principal nicole.green@stteresatigers.org

Additionally, the candidate should be prepared to be in compliance with Diocesan Child Protection Procedures. Information can be found at


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Letter from the Bishop

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

April 4th: 8th & 5th grade

May 9th: 6th & 7th grade

Summer Help

Looking for a summer job!

St. Teresa is looking for additional Janitorial Help with Summer Cleaning. Must be 15 years or older the day of employment.

If interested please contact St. Teresa School Office at 618-235-4066

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 11:00

Scholar Bowl

Please contact Becky Blandina at 618-315-7618 or beckyblandina@gmail.com to RSVP your student to the Blessed Sacrament Toss Up Tournament. It is scheduled for March 23rd at 4:00. The deadline is Friday, March 17th, to secure a spot.
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Volunteers are needed to work Field Day on May 12, 2023 from 7:30am-11:30am. All volunteers must have completed their Diocesan safety requirements. When signing up at the link below, please be sure to indicate whether you "HAVE SHIRT" from working last year's Field Day or will "NEED SHIRT" and include size.

Questions, please email volunteer coordinator Lizzie Lehde at lizzielehde@gmail.com

Sign up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449ACA92BA2F49-field

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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.

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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.

Children and Youth Ministry

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, March 26th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Altar servers must be trained in advance in order to serve at Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinators Lizzie Lehde or Jen Broida at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on March 26th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4EA5A622A0FF2-march

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!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

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.


Upcoming Meetings

- PTO: - Second Tuesday of the Month

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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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.

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


  • Spring Musical, Guys & Dolls Jr., on April 14th and 15th open to the public!


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St. Teresa Spotlight

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