Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

It is hard to believe that this next week, will be the last full week of school for our 8th graders! It certainly has been a busy one for them. On Wednesday, our St. Teresa 8th graders did a beautiful job honoring Mary at the May Crowning Mass.

Then the next morning they stepped on the bus at 6:30 am to head to Ondessonk to enjoy two days in the fresh air. It was a great trip, with fabulous weather, and I am certain that life long memories were made.

Next Friday, May 12th surely will not disappoint, as it is the much anticipated Faith Family Field Day!! Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Skaer, and Mrs. Neville have been hard at work to ensure students have a great time! And don't forget after the 11:30 dismissal to stop in the Parish Center and get a book or two, at our BOGO Book Fair Sale!

DO YOU WANT A YEARBOOK BUT FORGOT TO ORDER ONE? You are in luck! Mrs. Robinson has 6 extra yearbooks for sale. They are $15 first come first serve. Students should bring the money to Mrs. Robinson.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has registered already!! Currently, we only have 120 students who have committed to returning to St. Teresa for the 2023 - 2024 school year.

If you are planning on returning to St. Teresa for the 2023-2024 school year, please send in your registration form asap! Thank you!

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


Nicole Green



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


May 10th-12th ~ BOGO Book Fair (Family Day May 12th from 11:30-2pm)

May 12th ~ Field Day/Early Dismissal

May 15th ~ 8th Grade Banquet

May 16th ~ 8th Grade Last Day

May 17th ~ Sports Banquet

May 18th Graduation Practice

May 19th ~ 8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

May 23rd ~ PreK Graduation 5pm

May 21st ~ Children's Mass 11 am


May 24th ~ Last day of School 11:30 Dismissal

Field Day Information

WHO: All St. Teresa Students

WHAT: Field Day

WHERE: St. Teresa School-OUTDOORS

WEAR: Faith Family Field Day t-shirt, school appropriate athletic shorts/sweatpants, tennis shoes that tie or fasten securely, sunscreen, and a smile!

WHEN: Friday, May 12 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

WHY: Because we LOVE to have fun and share time with our Faith Families at St. Teresa!!

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5


Twirl Camp will be held Monday-Friday, July 10-14, evenings in the PC and gym. Registration forms have been sent home with all girls entering 2nd-8th grades and are due by May 16. If you have not seen a form come home OR your daughter(s) has misplaced it OR have any questions, please contact: barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org jbmjd1989@sbcglobal.net


Mrs. Fries is looking for a few parent volunteers to help cashier at the Family Event and a few 7th or 8th graders that can help during the Family Event. Please contact Mrs. Fries for details.
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School Board Survey

Hello St. Teresa families!

As we near the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year, the St. Teresa school board would like to ask all parents/guardians to complete the school board survey. The school board will use this survey to help us advise on school related topics for the upcoming school year.

Each parent or guardian may respond to the survey individually, if desired. The survey will collect the responses anonymously, so all respondents can be assured that their answers will remain confidential.

The survey can be accessed by using the following link: St. Teresa Survey

We request that all responses be completed by the end of the day on Friday, May 12, 2023. The school board will summarize the responses and share the summary with families in the following weeks.

If there are any questions, please feel free to email me directly.

Thank you all very much for your consideration and feedback!


Greg Mertens

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

May 9th: 6th & 7th grade

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.

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.

VBS 2023 Applications are Out!

Come join us for one of the best weeks of summer! Vacation Bible School applications for both campers (incoming preschool - 5th grade) and volunteers (incoming 5th grade - adult) are now available. Incoming 5th graders may choose to be camper or volunteer. Please find them in church, on the church website, or by emailing Lizzie Lehde at lizzielehde@gmail.com

Our theme this year is “Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light” and our VBS week is being held July 17-21, 9am-noon at St. Teresa School. Hope to see you there!

Children and Youth Ministry

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, May 21 at 11am Mass at St. Teresa.


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St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

Dining Fundraisers:

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta - May 9 - May 11

Upcoming PTO Meetings

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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.


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

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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



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Happy May!

The next CBAY gathering is this Sunday, May 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Youth Room at St. Augustine. All 6th-12th graders are welcome! Msgr. McGhee will be our special guest and will be happy to answer all your questions in our "Ask Father" segment! (If you've ever had a conversation with "Father Bill", you know how fun that can be!) As always, there will be games and snacks and an opportunity to pray together for any concerns and in thanksgiving for our blessings. Tell a friend ~ bring a friend!

Our last gathering of the school year will be May 21 to celebrate all Class of '23 graduates! That's you, 8th and 12th graders! If you play an instrument (including your voice!), please bring it along with whatever music you wish to play on it!

Parents and young adults (college age or older) are also invited to join in the fun! If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Lindauer at 618-910-3804 or lmlindauer@gmail.com.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Catholic Belleville Area Youth (CBAY)

St. Teresa Spotlight


Catherine Myers from the St. Teresa Class of 2020, was inducted into the National Honor Society at Belleville East.

Way to go Catherine!

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

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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.