News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
This year our 5th - 8th grade students participated in the Belleville VFW's Patriot Pen Essay Contest. We are so proud of the wonderful job that all of our students did in writing their essays about how they are inspired by America. We would like to give a extra shout out to Johanna Hartin, as she was one of two finalist for the Belleville Area VFW, and will continue on to compete at the District level. Way to go Johanna!
Did you know that Mrs. Robinson won the Belleville Area VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award? She will go on to compete at the District Level on December 9th. Congratulations Mrs. Robinson on a well deserved award!
Children Mass this Sunday at 11am is still looking for youth volunteers! It is not too late to sign up. Please click on the link below to volunteer!
Looking to participate in FOOD, FELLOWSHIP, and FAMILY! This Sunday, December 3rd from 10am - 2pm, come join us at the Advent Family Fair in the St. Teresa School Cafeteria. The event is free and open to all St. Luke and St. Teresa Parish/School Families. Thank you St. Teresa Ladies of Perpetual Help for Hosting such a wonderful event!
As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.
2023-2024 SCHOOL 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!
December 1st ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am NO LUNCH/ NO EXTENDED CARE
December 3rd ~ Children's Mass 11am Children Mass - Sign up LINK
December 6th~ PreK - K Christmas Concert
December 7th ~ 1st - 4th Christmas Concert/Choir Concert
December 11th & 12th ~ Santa's Kottage
December 13th ~ NJHS Induction
December 19th ~ Spelling Bee
December 20th ~ Christmas Party 10am
December 20th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
December 20th ~ End of 2nd Quarter
December 21st - January 3rd ~ Christmas Break
Looking Ahead ~ January
January 4th ~ School Resumes
January 5th ~ 2nd Quarter Report Cards
January 12th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30 Dismissal NO LUNCH/ NO EXTENDED CARE
January 15th ~ No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
January 25th - January 26th ~ Drop off for EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SALE
January 27th ~ EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN SALE
January 28th ~ Children's Mass, St. Teresa School OPEN HOUSE
January 29th - February 2nd ~ Catholic Schools Week
February 3rd ~ Dinner Auction (Gateway Classic Cars)
Twirl Girls Annual Coat Drive
The Twirl Girls will kick off their annual coat drive on Monday, December 4 and finish up on Friday, December 15. The Twirl Girls will be on the front parking lot at drop off each morning collecting coats. These coats will be donated locally to our SVDP and Project Compassion. We are looking for coats of all shapes and sizes! Tiger Tickets will be issued as such: one ticket per donation per day. So, clean out those closets and help wrap someone in warmth this winter! WIN-WIN!
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders.
Chorus members are still needed for our "Godspell" production! We want to make this musical cast a Tiger Tale Players Faith Family of Jesus' disciples. The more voices we have, the more energy and excitement the show will have on stage. I especially encourage those of you who do chorus, speech, or any kind of singing to come join us - no audition needed. Plus it's not too late to audition for a small part! Let's make this an awesome faith experience at St. Teresa!
Come join the fun for our Spring Musical "Godspell"! Just contact Mrs. Fries at Nilufer.Fries@stteresatigers.org.
Please pick up in the Parish Center Parking Lot.
GO MIGHTY PAWNS!
JSVDP Meeting Dates
All JSVDP Meetings are from 3:00 - 3:30pm
Meeting Dates and Grade Levels attending:
Dec. 12th 5th/7th
Jan. 23rd 6th/8th
Feb. 27th 5th/7th
March 26th 6th/8th
April 23rd 5th/7th
Please pick up in the Parish Center Parking Lot by the doors labeled PSR.
Our first Scholar Bowl match is Tuesday, December 5th, at Blessed Sacrament. Please use the sign up genius below to RSVP your student to attend.
STUCO Meeting Dates
Check out the amazing things our 3rd Graders are doing on Canva during their read groups! Students were asked to design book covers incorporating five important elements from the story. They did a fantastic job!
Do you have something to share?
We love to show all the great things St. Teresa Tigers do at school and in the community!
After all, TIGERS LEAD THE WAY!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank everyone for the their willingness to help! Please note, that only parents who have signed up on the Signup Genius attached above will be permitted to help out in the cafeteria.
As colder temperatures are upon us, we would like to remind everyone of a few things to ensure students continue to be successful in school if they happen to be absent.
- If your child is not feeling well and needs to miss school, please contact the office every day your child is not in attendance. This helps our office staff to keep accurate attendance of the student body.
- If you would like your child's teacher to gather their homework, please reach out to your child's teacher by 9 am through email. Teachers will then gather absent students assignments and bring it to the office around 2:30 pm.
- If you requested your child's homework to be gathered, please note that it must be picked up by 3:30 pm. Office hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday, closed on Holidays.
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.
PreK 3 & 4 - 2:50 pm
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade - 2:55 pm
4th - 8th Grade - 3:00 pm
Do to safety reasons, all parents/guardians who are picking up students PreK - 3rd grade must walk up to get their student. We thank you for your understanding and support.
Students who are not picked up by 3:10 pm will be walked down to Extended Care. Extended Care costs $10 per day, per child from 3:10pm - 5:30 pm
School lunches will cost $3.50 per lunch with milk costing $0.75.
Students from Kindergarten to 8th grade will have four lunch choices; two rotating choices, a salad, or a sandwich.
PreK will have three lunch choices; two rotating choices, or a sandwich.
Lunches must be paid for through the prepay option of each students FACTS account. Parents/Guardians can deposit money for meals into their FACTS Management Account
CHROMEBOOKS: 5th - 8th Grade
Please ensure your student is bringing their Chromebook back to school each day charged. Chromebooks that are not charged will be treated as the student is not prepared for class.
Water Bottles: Only clear water bottles with sealed lids will be allowed in classrooms. Water bottles should only contain water. St. Teresa School has refilling stations throughout the school for students to refill their water bottles if needed. (per page 44 Student Handbook)
Students are allowed to wear ANY COLOR spirit wear on Fridays. All spirit wear must be in good taste and say St. Teresa School on it.
Ensure you are follow the Student Handbook on non-uniform days.
Children and Youth Ministry
Once a month at 11am Mass at St. Teresa Church, we have our "Children and Youth Mass" where our children/youth serve in the different ministries during Mass (altar server, greeter, usher, readers, gift bearers, choir). Please mark your calendars as the dates for the next Children and Youth Masses are as follows: December 3rd.
Advent Family Fair
Come enjoy the FREE Advent Family Fair anytime between 10am-2pm on Sunday, December 3rd in the School Cafeteria. Make crafts and enjoy food and fellowship! If you are able to volunteer or donate an item, please use the sign-up below. Questions, contact Lizzie Lehde at email@example.com or 618-593-1654. Hosted by the Ladies of Perpetual Help.
Sign Up to work or donate:
Save the Date for the Roaring Tigers Auction on February 3, 2023. We are asking families to consider donating a basket, or part of a basket to this year's auction. Don't know what to get??? It's simple! Here is a link to the Auction's Amazon Wishlist! Happy Shopping and thank you for your generosity!
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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!
PTO meeting dates 2023-2024:
Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
TBD – Summer Planning Meeting – Location is TBD
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
Child Care is available.
LUKE 18 2024
The date for the Catholic Belleville Area Youth (CBAY) Luke 18 2024 youth retreat has been set! The retreat will be held January 19-21, 2024 at St. Mary’s Church & School in Belleville (1706 West Main Street).
Please see the link below for the online Luker application. New this year, you are able to pay online through paypal. You can also send the application in to St. Mary's with a check. The cost of the retreat is $50, same as last year for t-shirt, food, and supplies for the weekend. Acceptance of the applications is through 1/5 in order to allow enough time for t-shirts to be printed. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to the Luke Application
Belleville Luke 19 2024 Adult Team Leaders
Althoff Catholic High School
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
- 7th & 8th graders- Schedule a Crusader for a Day Shadow visit. Call us at (618) 235 1100 ext. 115
- 8th graders – Placement Test, December 3
- Mark your calendars! 3/21 Spring Musical Matinee for Grade Schools - We hope you'll be able to join us again this year for the performance.
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
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.
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 2023-2024 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 school year.