News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
I would like to invite all military (veterans and active duty) family members of St. Teresa School students to attend a special celebration to honor their service to our country.
Please join us on Thursday, November 9th at St. Teresa School in the gym by 2 pm. Please enter the gym doors closest to the playground.
The program includes patriotic musical performances by the St. Teresa School Choir students. St. Teresa students will present a few short readings regarding our country's military history. We will recognize veterans and active duty military personnel who are present, as well as recognizing St. Teresa students with relatives who are veterans or active duty.
The program will end with a presentation of a small token of our appreciation to our honored guests, and a large group photo. We anticipate the program ending at approximately 2:50pm.
Have a picture of a family member or friend who served in the military. Please send all pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may spotlight them on our WALL of HEROS!
If you have questions please contact our office at 618-235-4066. We look forward to celebrating Veterans Day with you!
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!
October 23rd - October 31st Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin!
October 27th ~ No School Parent Teacher Meetings 8 am - 12 pm
October 28th ~ Beginner Speech Meet CANCELLED
October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat 2pm - 4pm Open to St. Teresa Families Only
October 31st ~ Parade Begins 1:45 pm / Halloween Parties 2pm
November 1st ~ All Saints Mass 8:30am
November 3rd ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
November 5th ~ Children's Mass 11am
November 8th ~ Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
November 9th ~ Veteran's Assembly 2pm
November 10th ~ NO SCHOOL * Thank a Veteran
November 17th ~ 2nd Quarter Progress Reports
November 19th ~ Rite of Enrollment for Confirmation Candidates 11am Mass
November 22nd - 24th ~ Thanksgiving Break
November 27th - December 1st~ Advent Giving Tree
November 30th ~ Musical Tryouts 3:15
As colder temperatures are upon us, we would like to remind everyone of a few things to ensure students continue to be successful in school if they happen to be absent.
- If your child is not feeling well and needs to miss school, please contact the office every day your child is not in attendance. This helps our office staff to keep accurate attendance of the student body.
- If you would like your child's teacher to gather their homework, please reach out to your child's teacher by 9 am through email. Teachers will then gather absent students assignments and bring it to the office around 2:30 pm.
- If you requested your child's homework to be gathered, please note that it must be picked up by 3:30 pm. Office hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday - Friday, closed on Holidays.
- Masks are not allowed
- No weapons of any kind
- No fake blood
- School appropriate costumes only
- Nothing scary or offensive may be worn
Thank you for all you do to make this Halloween a great one!
JSVDP Meeting Dates
All JSVDP Meetings are from 3:00 - 3:30pm
Meeting Dates and Grade Levels attending:
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.
STUCO Meeting Dates
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After all, TIGERS LEAD THE WAY!
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.
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.
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: December 3rd.
The Children and Youth Mass on November 5th is cancelled. Please consider supporting our St. Teresa family by participating in Eden’s Army at 8:30am that morning. The next scheduled Children and Youth Mass is December 3rd.
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 meeting dates 2023-2024:
Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center
TBD – Summer Planning Meeting – Location is TBD
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
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
Child Care is available.
Holiday Game Night Raffle Tickets
Althoff Catholic High School
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
- 7th & 8th graders- Schedule a Crusader for a Day Shadow visit. Call us at (618) 235 1100 ext. 115
- 8th graders – Placement Test, December 3
- Mark your calendars! 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
SLUH Open House
SLUH Open House will take place on November 5th from 11:30-3. No registration is necessary. Meet student ambassadors, faculty, alumni, parents, and coaches. Come check out all the opportunities to explore who you will become at SLUH! SLUH's Open House
St. Teresa Spotlight
Emily Dunn, St. Teresa Class of 2019 and member of Girl Scout Troop 537, has completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Emily was inspired by the Mercy Mat project that St. Teresa's Jr. St. Vincent DePaul did in 2021. She began her Mercy Mat mission on February 1, 2022 and completed it on October 13, 2023 when she delivered 10 mats to Project Compassion. Emily reached out to several groups and troops who helped her collect, cut up and loop together plastic shopping bags in order to make the "plarn" needed to weave the mats. The St. Teresa JSVDP, the Twirl Girls, Ladies of Perpetual Help, Girl Scout Troops 100 and 537, members of PSOP, and the ladies at the Benedictine Living Community at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, including Emily's Grammie Ann Dunn, all worked together to make this project a success. St. Teresa eighth grader, Lenora Bryce, even crocheted one of the mats! Emily's mats cost absolutely nothing to make, as all materials were recycled and everyone's time was donated. She will receive her Gold Award Certificate on May 19, 2024 and be awarded with the Trifecta, meaning she finished all 3 awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Congratulations, Emily, your Tiger spirit continues to shine!
Know of a St. Teresa Alumni to Spotlight email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclement Weather Plan
IS SCHOOL CLOSED?
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.
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 2023-2024 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 school year.