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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

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.


Nicole Green


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!

St. Teresa Catholic School Google Calendar


February 26th ~ Children's Mass 11am Children's Mass Sign up LINK

Looking Ahead

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


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.

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Summer Help

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 618-235-4066

Monday - 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

St. Teresa School Board Awards Information and Nomination Form - 2022-2023

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

March 7th: 6th & 7th grade

April 4th: 8th & 5th grade

May 9th: 6th & 7th grade

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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!):


Dress Code

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.

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.

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 stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Volunteer Link


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.

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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

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.


AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.


Upcoming Meetings

- 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

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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!


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 nicole.green@stteresatigers.org

Inclement Weather Plan


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.