News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
During Ash Wednesday Mass, Msgr. Mylar asked the students what the ashes represented. As I pondered what my reply would be, 8th grader, Max B. summed it up best when he responded that the ashes represent our sins, and the cross represents that we have a redeemer. Our St. Teresa students continue to inspire me by their deep answers, kind hearts, and close relationship to God.
It's that time again.....Registration for 2023 - 2024 School Year
Registration forms went home this 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.
Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and understanding for pick up.
Starting February 24th - May 24th pick will be:
PreK 3 & 4 will exit the gym doors that go out to the Parish Center Parking lot
Kindergarten - 2nd grade will exit the gym doors that go out to the Playground parking lot.
All other grades dismissal exits will remain the same.
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 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
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The official last day of St. Teresa School will be May 24th.
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 618-235-4066Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 11:00
Letter from the Bishop
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
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at email@example.com.
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: - 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
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 Spotlight - Norah Rompel
On February 21st I was invited by a former Illinois senator to tour the Illinois State Capitol. While there I met with the Capitol architect for a private tour where I climbed to the very top of the Capitol dome, all three hundred plus steps! The view was amazing and you could see 20 miles out into the city of Springfield. I even got to write my name on one of the outer walls of the dome. After my amazing tour I got to meet with one of the Illinois Senators Christopher Belt and Leader Jay Hoffman. Senator Belt and I were talking when we found out that we both have a love for the Civil War. Leader Hoffman invited me to come to the House floor, where he announced me on the House floor. The entire House floor stood up and clapped for me welcoming to Springfield. It was one of the best days of my life.
Know of a St. Teresa Alumni to Spotlight email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.