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Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Are you ready?!?! This weekend is the Parish Picnic! We hope to see you on Saturday, August 26th from 4pm - 10pm.

This is a reminder that tomorrow August 25th is a Teacher In-service Day with No School for students.

Looking for service/volunteer hours, stop by and help set up/tear down for the Parish Picnic! Parents don't forget any time you attend Men's Club, Perpetual Help, School Board, and/or PTO you earn TIGER TICKETS for your student! That includes helping to set up at the Parish Picnic too!



This past week each student should have brought home a Safe and Sacred permission slip.

In the month of October, St. Teresa Catholic School will be utilizing the Safe and Sacred Children’s Learning Program to present to your child’s class. The presentation is age-appropriate and deals with ways to keep them safe, with topics such as Internet Safety, Boundaries, Bullying/Cyberbullying and Grooming. A packet will be sent home to you after the session so that you can continue the conversation.

Safe and Sacred Permission Slips must be returned no later than October 13th.

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


Nicole Green


School Safety

Thank you parents for your understanding and patients today as we exercised caution to ensure the safety of our staff and students. There was no threat of violence to the school, staff, or students at any time, however, I will always err on the side of caution no matter what the situation may be. We care deeply for your children here at St. Teresa School and believe it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of their lives, therefore, their safety is our TOP priority.


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


August 25th ~ Teacher In-service Day NO SCHOOL

August 26th ~ Parish Picnic

August 30th ~ Fall Picture Day


September 1st ~ Early Dismissal 11:30

September 4th ~ NO SCHOOL

September 12th -14th ~ Book Fair

September 13th ~ Grandparents MASS

September 15th ~ 1st Quarter Progress Report

September 25th - October 3rd ~ IOWA TESTING



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.


Dismissal Times:
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

Extended Care Handbook 2023-2024


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)

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 follow the Student Handbook on non-uniform days.

St. Teresa Student Handbook 2023-2024

Parish Picnic

St. Teresa Parish Picnic is right around the corner! In order to prepare for the church picnic, we ask that parents consider bringing their child to the school office entry area around 8:15am on August 25th to help set up. Kevin or Ginny Bouse (618-410-1047/618-973-4378) will be at St. Teresa School to supervise and guide students on tasks that need to be completed. Students are normally finished around 11:15am and go to Cutters for lunch. Please remind your children that working at the CHURCH PICNIC is a GREAT WAY TO GET VOLUNTEER HOURS. Please reach out to Kevin or Ginny Bouse for needed shifts. Teardown is Sunday, August 27th at 8am and usually takes 2 hours.

Please sign up on the link attached.


JSVDP Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates and Grade Levels attending:

Sept. 26th 6th/8th

Oct. 24th 5th/7th

Nov. 14th 6th/8th

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.

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 jackie.tewell@stteresatigers.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.

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All volunteers must complete the forms and training listed below by October 2nd in order to be allowed to volunteer in classrooms, class parties, field trips, etc.

Complete the proper forms and Child Protection Training. These forms and training are as follows:

  • Application for volunteer service

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS) form

  • Initial Child Protection Training or Refresher

  • Background check for those who have resided in Illinois less than 5 years.



If your child has a field trip before Oct. 2nd all forms must be completed and turned in three weeks before the field trip.

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150 Anniversary of St. Teresa of the Little Flower

Save the date:

A special Mass will be held on OCTOBER 1st.

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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: September 24th, November 5th, December 3rd.

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, September 24th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Altar servers must be trained in advance in order to serve at Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinator Jen Broida at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Those children interested in choir (grades 4th and up) should just report to the choir loft at 10:15am that day!

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St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

What Is PTO_2023-2024

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@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.

St. Teresa PTO meets the SECOND Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Everyone is welcome!


Contact us:

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

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

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St. Teresa Ladies of Perpetual Help ~ Happenings

JOIN US September 5th!

*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.

St. Teresa Spotlight


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

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Did you know that EMPOWER's Sunset is coming up? Did you know that you can help fight to keep EMPOWER Scholarships for St. Teresa Students?

We need parents to call/talk to Rep Hoffman and Sen Belt and conduct office visits.

Parents will be trained on how we got here, what they will hear from the legislators, and how to respond. The more parents that participate the more the work is spread around.

This is the LAST opportunity we have to save our St. Teresa families scholarships!

School Uniforms By Tommy Hilfiger

How to Order - CLICK LINK

Althoff Catholic High School

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

  • 1st Home Football Game – Althoff Catholic vs. St Teresa, September 1 at 7 p.m.
  • 7th & 8th graders- Schedule a Crusader for a Day Shadow visit. Call us at (618) 235 1100 ext. 115
  • 7th & 8th graders – Reserve your spot online at althoffcatholic.org for the Fall Open House on October 15th. RSVP at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
  • 8th graders – Placement Test, December 3

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