News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
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!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP!!
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.
2023-2024 SCHOOL 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!
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.
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
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)
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
150 Anniversary of St. Teresa of the Little Flower
A special Mass will be held on OCTOBER 1st.
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 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!
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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!
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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.
EMPOWER - SAVE OUR SCHOLARSHIP
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!
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
- 3rd-8th Grade Althoff Crusaders Girls Basketball 3v3 League from 9/10 to 10/8 on Sundays. More information and Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-8-grade-althoff-crusaders-girls-basketball-3v3-league-tickets-691724625977?aff=oddtdtcreator
- 3/21 Spring Musical Matinee for Grade Schools - We hope you'll be able to join us again this year for the performance.
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm