News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make the Valentine's Day Party extra special. There was lots of laughter, goodies, and games throughout the building!
This Wednesday, February 22nd is Ash Wednesday. The office will be CLOSED during MASS from 8:30 - 9:30am, so that everyone may attend!
With next week the kick off to the Lenten Season, we challenge every family to participate in the 40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families. Lent is such an important time for us as Catholics and what better way to share our faith then to participate in an activity together.
It's that time again.....Registration for 2023 - 2024 School Year
Registration forms will be coming home next week for the 2023-2024 school year. These forms are extremely important for the success of St. Teresa School. Please complete and return the 2023-2024 school registration form by March 10th along with the $100 registration fee.
This is just a reminder any individual who has not returned their forms or taken the Safe and Sacred Course through the Diocese by March 1, 2023 will be unable to volunteer or coach at St. Teresa School. This includes volunteers through Church also.
Please contact the school at 618-256-4066 to determine if you need to update or complete a form. The Diocese of Belleville requires many items to be renewed annually to biennial. Below you will also find the volunteer application, CANTS form, and the link to Safe and Sacred for your convenience.
Thank you for volunteering at St. Teresa School, we couldn't do it without our volunteers!
Have a wonderful weekend.
As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
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!
February 20th ~ No School
February 21st ~ School Board Meeting https://forms.gle/zWnzsgxJxk9sMuAZ8
February 22nd ~ Ash Wednesday - Office will be closed from 8:30 - 9:30am
February 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am Children's Mass Sign up LINK
March 3rd ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am/ School Carnival
March 4th ~ Dessert Bingo
March 7th ~ Chick-fil-a Night
March 15th ~ 1st Reconciliation @ St. Teresa Church 6:30pm
March 17th ~ End of 3rd Quarter
March 23rd ~ Spring Picture Day
March 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am
March 30th ~ Spring Music Concert
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
St. Teresa School Board Annual Awards
It is that time of year again to nominate those who make an impact on St. Teresa School and Church. Does someone stand out to you that goes above and beyond in all that they do? If the answer is yes, please fill out the attached form below. We would love to recognize our teachers and parishioners who do so much for our school and parish.
St. Teresa School Board Annual Awards
JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings
March 7th: 6th & 7th grade
April 4th: 8th & 5th grade
May 9th: 6th & 7th grade
SAVE THE DATE FOR TIGER SKATE - 03.03.2023--Presented by PTO
Come out to Skate City Fun Spot from noon-2pm on early dismissal day, Friday, March 3, 2023.
St. Teresa Students skate for FREE and are offered FREE meal deals (2 slices of cheese pizza or hot dog & chips + soda).
Family Members and siblings are welcome to join, but must pay for their own entry, skates, food.
All adults/guardians must complete waivers upon entry.
Please visit the Sign Up Genius to RSVP (not required, but super helpful!):
Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code
As the weather becomes colder many students may want to wear boots to school, however, students must have a change of shoes with them. 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, February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
REGISTER NOW at
St. Teresa Spirit Night at El Gordito
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
2630 Mascoutah Avenue Belleville, IL 62221
Auction – We are looking for donations, sponsors, advertisers, and sign up party hosts! Please contact Tiffany Kraus at email@example.com or 618-806-3790 with questions or for more information!
Tigers Student Cash Raffle - Begins Sunday, January 29 - Friday, February 17th - more information coming soon!
Raising Canes Dining Fundraiser - POSTPONED
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.
AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.
- PTO: - Next Meeting is WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center
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
Althoff Catholic High School
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
- 7th Grade Practice Placement Test March 14, sign-up link: 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
St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight
This past weekend, St. Teresa graduates, Nick Reed-Class of 2004 and Mel (Duncan) Lombardo-Class of 2005, led the annual Luke 18 Youth Retreat. Neither are strangers to Luke 18. Between the two, they have almost 35 years experience actively participating in this weekend long retreat-working their way up the ranks from Lukers, to Guardians, to Disciples, to Adult Leaders. Nick and Mel spent the past few months meeting with area high school and college kids, leading them through the retreat planning process, all for the sole purpose of igniting a flame in the souls of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from not only St. Teresa but from surrounding grade schools as well.
Nick and Mel also were fortunate enough to have a Dream Team of former Tigers involved to assist them! Leah Riesenberger-2010 Christopher Dunn-2012, Maria Hamilton-2019, Emily Dunn-2019, Joseph Hamilton-2021, Isaac Riesenberger-2021, Jeremy Grime-2021, Taylor Burns-2022, and Sam Flynn gave up many a Sunday afternoon in order to create the skits, make posters/decorations, pen talks, and put together costumes! Their leadership, charisma, and hard work led to an unforgettable weekend, which combined both faith and fun!
Want to learn more about Luke 18 or other Youth Group opportunities??
“Belleville Luke 18” on Instagram
“+CBAY Luke 18” on Facebook
Know of a St. Teresa Alumni to Spotlight email email@example.com
Inclement Weather Plan
IS SCHOOL CLOSED?
Closure of St. Teresa School will be shared FIRST on the St. Teresa School website and on official St. Teresa social media within minutes of the decision.
For the 2022-2023 school year St. Teresa School will be following District 118 closure policy.
If District 118 is closed due to inclement weather, St. Teresa's will also be closed.
For the 2022-2023 school year there will be no "remote learning" days.
As children we all looked forward to the fun of a "snow day."
All "snow days" will be made up at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.