News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
It was a fun week of Anything But A .... Week! Students enjoyed using their creativity to bring in their water and books on Tuesday and Wednesday, but on Thursday that is where many of our St. Teresa Tigers shined with anything but SHOES day.
Today, closed out our week of fun as teachers swapped classes to see what it would be like to teach another grade!
This weekend please pray for our 22 - 8th graders who will be Confirmed on Sunday at 11 am Mass. This is such a special time for them and their families!
As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
Did your student forget to bring something to school:
Parents, do you need to drop something off for your child? Place it on the shelf of your child's grade level, and let Ms. Tewell know so she can notify your child's classroom teacher that it is here.
Have a sick student:
Look for your child's grade level and find their homework! Students who have siblings that are not at school, will need to check the bookshelf for homework at the end of the day. Remember to please email your student's teacher by 9am if you would like homework for the day. All homework can be picked up from 3pm - 4pm at the bookshelf.
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!
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 26th ~ Secretary Day
April 28th - 29th ~ School Musical
April 30th ~ Children's Mass 11am
May 3rd ~ May Crowning
May 4th-5th ~ 8th Grade TRIP Ondessank
May 10th ~ BOGO Book Fair
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 24th ~ Last day of School 11:30 Dismissal
Donate to St. Teresa School Through the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Donors who give to St. Teresa School through the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program receive a 75% tax credit for the amount of their gift, up to $1 million. In addition, any portion of the tax credit may be carried forward for up to five years. Therefore, the tax credit is an incentive for a donor to increase the amount they donate in tuition assistance. Donors can QUADRUPLE their impact with no extra money out-of-pocket. Additionally, all donations received by April 15, 2023 will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor!
St. Teresa School has participated in the Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program for several years. The past couple of years, we have been able to offer a full tuition scholarship to several students who demonstrate significant financial need. We would like to at least double this amount in the coming year. Each year, we have a wait list of over 20 students! When you donate to Empower Illinois, you can direct that all of the funds go to St. Teresa School. For example, if you owe $1000 of Illinois state tax and you donate $1000 to St. Teresa via Empower, you could be eligible for a $750 state tax credit. If it sounds too good to be true...it’s true! We do encourage you to consult with your accountant or financial advisor as well. Empower is a great way to donate to St. Teresa over and above what you already donate to the parish and school, as most of your donation comes out of money you would have paid to the state of Illinois. For more information, contact Mike Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org., or visit our Scholarship Granting partner, Empower Illinois for more information: empowerillinois.org
St. Teresa Finance Council President
BOOK FAIR BOGO!! May 10th - 12th
Doodle for Google
Win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 tech package for your school/non-profit organization, and your artwork displayed for a day (24 hours) on Google.com!
JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings
May 9th: 6th & 7th grade
Employment Opportunities for the 2023-2024 School Year
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.
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, April 30th 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 email@example.com
Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on April 30th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ea5a622a0ff2-april#/
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!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
Joe’s Pizza and Pasta - May 9 - May 11
Upcoming PTO Meetings
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at firstname.lastname@example.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.
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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
Summer Chess Clinic at Belleville West
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!
- Summer Camp sign up: https://www.althoffcatholic.org/about/summercamps.cfm
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The official last day of St. Teresa School will be May 24th.