Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,


Faculty and staff members have been hard at work, getting things ready for the 2023-2024 school year and the wait is finally over! We are so excited to see all of you on Tuesday, August 15th, our FIRST DAY of SCHOOL. Just a reminder: On August 15th we dismiss at 11:30 am, there will be no lunches served or after school care.


Packets with student paperwork must be returned to the office no later than August 17th.

If you paid for tuition, registration, or tech fees in the office, but it isn't reflecting the payment in FACTS, please be patient as we are updating FACTS daily. If your account still does not reflect the payment by August 25th, please contact the office.

Parents who tried to log into FACTS to prepay lunch accounts, we apologize for the inconvenience. The system has been fixed and is now working!

This summer Mr. Day has been working around the clock to improve St. Teresa School. We could not have completed all the projects without him. He has been essential in our school improvement plan, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication and generosity!

If you haven't been up to St. Teresa School yet, you are missing out! We are so thankful and grateful to our families who participated in Spruce up the School Day. A HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Day Family, Mahr Family, Kraus Family, Lehde Family, Lueckenhoff Family, Bullock Family, Hartin Family, Maxwell Family, and J. Neville Family. Thank you for making our school a great place to be!

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


Nicole Green



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 12th ~ Tigers Sing at Gateway

August 13th ~ Backpack Blessing 11am Mass St. Teresa Church

August 15th ~ First Day of School 11:30 Dismissal

August 18th ~ PTO Back to School Bash

August 20th ~ Teacher Blessing Mass 11am

August 25th ~ Teacher In-service Day NO SCHOOL

August 26th ~ Parish Picnic


September 1st ~ Early Dismissal 11:30

September 4th ~ NO SCHOOL

September 13th ~ Grandparents MASS

September 15th ~ 1st Quarter Progress Report

September 25th - October 3rd ~ IOWA TESTING

St. Teresa Spiritwear

The St. Teresa Tigers Spiritwear store will be open until August 22nd, 2023. Items will be printed the week of September 5th, 2023. You can select for your items to be shipped straight to you, or to be sent home with your students upon completion! Happy Shopping!



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?

There will be a Parent Training on August 23rd at 6pm Althoff High School.

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!


St. Teresa School is pleased to Welcome Mrs. Jodi Mertens. Mrs. Mertens comes to St. Teresa School with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Reading and Intervention. We are excited to have her join our family!

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.

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.


Grading Scale 2023-2024

A+ 97 and above

A 93-96

A- 90-92

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B- 80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C- 70-72

D+ 67-69

D 63-66

D- 60-62

F 59 and below

What to know for the 2023-2024 School Year


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


Extended care will be available after school for the 2023-2024 school year from 3:10pm - 5:30 pm


School lunches will cost $3.50 per lunch with milk costing $0.75.

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.


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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Children and Youth Ministry

Backpack Blessing will be August 13th at 11am Mass.

Our next Children and Youth Mass is Sunday, August 13th 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

Here is the signup for our next Children and Youth Mass on August 13th


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

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

St. Teresa Spotlight


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

School Uniforms By Tommy Hilfiger

How to Order - CLICK LINK

Althoff Catholic High School

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


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Belleville Parks & Rec-program

A new school year is exciting for kiddos, but for some as you know, it can be a bit stressful as well. That’s why we want to offer our Parks programs as a way to relieve stress & have fun while hopefully making new friends, and maybe learn a new skill or two!