Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

October 7, 2022

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

What a busy week it has been!


On Tuesday, our students from PreK - 6th grade attended a Fire Prevention and Safety Assembly while our 2nd and 4th graders braved the Belleville Fire Departments Smoke House. STOP...DROP...and...ROLL!


Is it a dog, cat, turtle, hamster, or a horse? Pet Blessing took place on Tuesday after school and it was exciting to see all of the different animals. God truly has blessed us with some amazing pets!


A HUGE SHOUT out to all the families who went to Chick-fil-a Tuesday Night and supported our school. It was great seeing everyone there!


Father Joseph and Deacon Doug said a beautiful Mass on Wednesday, where the generosity of our students and families shined through as bags and bags of food were placed on the alter step for the Interfaith Food Pantry. St. Teresa students donated 731 pounds of food on Wednesday!!! Added to what both parishes collected, the total was 1,519 pounds of food that was donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry! What a true blessing all of you are for donating.


Today, while students were still tucked into bed, our teachers learned about how to grow their walk in Christ, collaborated with other schools, and attended Mass with the Bishop.


Enjoy your four day weekend and as always we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.


Sincerely,

Nicole Green

Principal

September 2022 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


October 7th ~ NO SCHOOL Teacher Institute Day

October 10th ~ NO SCHOOL

October 13th ~ 8th Grade Parent Meeting 6pm Parish Center

October 14th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30 NO Extended Care

October 16th ~ Children's Mass 11:00 am

October 17th ~ Picture Retake

October 17th - 18th ~ SVDP WALK

October 18th ~ School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

10/18/22 Speaker Request form 10/18 School Board Agenda

October 21st ~ End of 1st Quarter

October 21st ~ Pumpkin Patch

October 23rd - October 31st ~ Red Ribbon Week

October 28th ~ Report Cards

October 19th ~ Trunk or Treat https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM

October 31st ~ Halloween Parties 2pm


Important Upcoming Dates:

November 1st ~ NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 2nd ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm

November 4th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

November 10th ~ Veteran's Assembly

November 11th ~ No School

November 23rd - 25th ~ NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

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THANK YOU!!

Mr. Boivin would like to express his gratitude for all the wonderful messages he received on Custodian Appreciation Day!

October 13th - 8th Grade Parent Meeting

There is a mandatory parent meeting for all 8th graders on October 13th at 6 pm in the Parish Center. Every 8th grade student must have at least one parent present at the meeting, as important information will be distributed at that time.

Scholar Bowl

The next Scholar Bowl practices will be held in Mrs. Janes’ room on Tuesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 20th from 3:00-4:30. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend!

SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk Kick Off

The St. Vincent DePaul Friends of the Poor Walk donation collection is officially underway! Each student has been challenged to bring in just $5.00, which would provide breakfast for a person in need from our community. All students have also been encouraged to do a "good deed" in order to earn that money! Donations should be sent in by 10/18. Last year, we raised nearly $2,500 for Cosgrove's Kitchen!! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duncan at barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org. Thank you for your support!

Veterans Day Assembly

Are you currently on active duty? Or know someone who is on active duty and would be willing to be our guest speaker for Veterans Day? If the answer is yes, Mrs. Green would love to hear from you. Please contact Mrs. Green at nicole.green@stteresatigers.org.

TIGER REMINDERS

ARRIVAL:

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.


DISMISSAL:

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


LUNCH:

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.

Dress Code

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 following the Student Handbook for Dress Code


This is a reminder that students should be wearing a white polo on Wednesday for Mass.

Children and Youth Ministry

Children & Youth Mass Ministry Sign Up


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: October 16, November 6, December 11.


Our next Children and Youth Mass will be Sunday, October 16 at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Any child/youth ages 5-college are asked to consider signing up for a ministry during Mass using the Sign-Up Genius link below. Please direct any questions to co-coordinators Jen Broida or Lizzie Lehde at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com


Sign up for Oct 16 Mass: Click HERE to Sign Up!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat


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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DAAA82BA1FFC34-lunch


Trunk-or-Treat – Saturday, October 29th at 3:30-4:45pm – Deck out your car trunks, don your costumes & celebrate Halloween with your St. Teresa friends and families! More information to come!

Note: Event is open to St. Teresa Catholic School families only.

https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM


Chicken Salad Chick Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:30am-8pm – Chicken Salad Chick (O’Fallon, IL) will be donating 20% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends!

https://fb.me/e/3rf3fZijQ


Sugar High Fundraiser – Saturday, December 3rd at 9am-1pm – Sugar High (Belleville, IL) will be donating 15% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends! Santa will be visiting from 10am-12pm.

https://fb.me/e/2z2jrJLtG


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.

https://youtu.be/ZfUGb_3JzZg


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

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-0673539


Stock the Teacher Lounge – We are excited to share an Amazon Wish List with our school families that will give us the opportunity to keep our Teachers Lounge stocked with snacks, drinks, supplies, etc. for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope to have it fully stocked by the start of the school year and then keep it stocked throughout the year. The Amazon Wish List can be located at the link below and will continually be updated with new items as the year continues. Any items purchased from the list will be shipped directly to school.

https://tinyurl.com/teachersloungewishlist


Teacher Classroom Wish Lists – Please visit the PTO Facebook page if you’d like to support our teachers via purchasing from their Amazon wish lists.

Upcoming Meetings


- PTO: Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center (https://fb.me/e/2wlVpwhgi)


- Auction: Sunday, October 16th at 6:30pm – Bouse Properties Office (2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221)

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, February 11, 2023 is the SCHOOL AUCTION!

Althoff Catholic High School

Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm

- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman

- October 16- Fall Open House for grades 6-8

- December 4- Placement Test

STYX Lacrosse

Interested in Lacrosse? STYX Lacrosse is offering a Fall Mini Camp from October 15 - 16. Want more information, then click on the link below.

fallminicamp.pdf

STAA GOLF TOURNAMENT

2022 Golf Tournament Flyer (1).docx


The St. Teresa Athletic Association is hosting their

2022 Golf Scramble.

Where: Tamarack Golf Course

When: Saturday, October 15

What Time: 12:00 Check-In/Lunch 1:00 Shotgun Start

Dinner and Awards will follow

Cost: $125 per player

$80 per player – Under 21

For Registration and Hole Sponsorships, please contact Andy Robinson at arobgolf19@gmail.com or (618) 960-1189

St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight

Have you see one of St. Teresa's Alumni doing great things? Send Mrs. Green the information so we can highlight what our Alumni Tigers are doing! Send a copy of the newspaper article or picture to nicole.green@stteresatigers.org.