Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Congratulations to our 8th graders who made their Confirmation on Sunday, April 16th. It will be a Confirmation to remember! Although, things went a little different than planned, our 8th graders did a wonderful job. Thank you to Mrs. Janes for all her hard work in preparing our students!

This weekend please pray for our 19 - 2nd Graders who will make their 1st Communion on Sunday at 11 am Mass. This is such a special time for them and their families!

Congratulations to our Track and Field athletes! Check out the link below to see how many school records have already been broken this year.

A shout out to our Kindergarteners and 7th graders for planting flowers in front of the school today in the Memorial Prayer Garden for Earth Day! The flowers look beautiful. Also, today our 3rd and 4th graders took a field trip to Carlyle Lake for a fun filled day of science activities.

Thank you to everyone who sent in envelopes for our Annual Fund - Weekend of Giving. Students did a wonderful job with their letters. We are excited that our students get to show their families the great things St. Teresa has to offer.

As always, we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.


Nicole Green


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You may have noticed the black bookshelf that is now in the office.

Did your student forget to bring something to school:

Parents, do you need to drop something off for your child? Place it on the shelf of your child's grade level, and let Ms. Tewell know so she can notify your child's classroom teacher that it is here.

Have a sick student:

Look for your child's grade level and find their homework! Students who have siblings that are not at school, will need to check the bookshelf for homework at the end of the day. Remember to please email your student's teacher by 9am if you would like homework for the day. All homework can be picked up from 3pm - 4pm at the bookshelf.

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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


April 23rd ~ 1st Communion @ St. Teresa Church 11am Mass

April 24th ~ 2nd Grade Breakfast - No school afterwards for 2nd graders

April 26th ~ Secretary Day

April 28th - 29th ~ School Musical

April 30th ~ Children's Mass 11am


Looking Ahead

May 3rd ~ May Crowning

May 4th-5th ~ 8th Grade TRIP Ondessank

May 10th ~ BOGO Book Fair

May 12th ~ Field Day/Early Dismissal

May 15th ~ 8th Grade Banquet

May 16th ~ 8th Grade Last Day

May 17th ~ Sports Banquet

May 18th Graduation Practice

May 19th ~ 8th Grade Graduation 6:30pm

May 23rd ~ PreK Graduation 5pm

May 24th ~ Last day of School 11:30 Dismissal

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BOOK FAIR BOGO!! May 10th - 12th

JSVDP 2nd Semester 2023 Meetings

May 9th: 6th & 7th grade

Dress Code

Ensure you are following the Student Handbook for Dress Code

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.

VBS 2023 Applications are Out!

Come join us for one of the best weeks of summer! Vacation Bible School applications for both campers (incoming preschool - 5th grade) and volunteers (incoming 5th grade - adult) are now available. Incoming 5th graders may choose to be camper or volunteer. Please find them in church, on the church website, or by emailing Lizzie Lehde at lizzielehde@gmail.com

Our theme this year is “Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light” and our VBS week is being held July 17-21, 9am-noon at St. Teresa School. Hope to see you there!

Children and Youth Ministry

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, April 30th 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

Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on April 30th. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ea5a622a0ff2-april#/

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

Dining Fundraisers:

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta - May 9 - May 11

Upcoming PTO Meetings

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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.


Contact us:

PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

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

CBAY this Sunday, April 23 from 6:30-8 p.m.

We are gathering this Sunday, April 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Youth Room at St. Augustine. All 6th-8th graders are welcome. Join in our discussion about social media! If the weather is nice, we might also go outside for a game or maybe an Earth Day activity. As always, there will be snacks and an opportunity to pray together for any concerns and in thanksgiving for our blessings. Tell a friend ~ bring a friend!

There are two more gatherings planned this school year: Sundays, May 7 and May 21. We hope to have a guest speaker on May 7 (stay tuned for who) and will celebrate all graduates (from 8th grade and 12th grade) on May 21. One of these dates will include MUSIC by all our CBAY musicians and singers! We are also looking to set up a youth council for 2022-2023. So if you are currently a high school freshman through junior, we invite you to step into a leadership role on the youth council. We hope to get the council started at the May 21 gathering or early in the summer.

Parents and young adults (in college or older) are also more than welcome to join in the fun! If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Lindauer at 618-910-3804 or lmlindauer@gmail.com.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Catholic Belleville Area Youth (CBAY)

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Summer Chess Clinic at Belleville West

Belleville East and West are putting on a chess clinic this summer for people entering grades 6-11 in District 201 or a feeder school. You can find more information at https://www.westchess.org/clinic.html if your student is interested.

The Belleville West chess web page also has a lot of links to chess resources for kids who want to improve their game.

Althoff Catholic High School

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



St. Teresa Spotlight

Congratulations to Emma Howard, Molly Lanter, and Auggie Prange on being inducted into NHS at Althoff Catholic High School!

We are so proud of our 2020 St. Teresa Alumni and their accomplishments!! Way to go!

Know of a St. Teresa Alumni to Spotlight email nicole.green@stteresatigers.org

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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.