News & Information for Tiger Families
Letter from the Principal
ARE YOU READY!?! WE ARE!
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.
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 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!
School Supply List
Try https://www.stteresatigers.org/important-forms.html where most information can be found.
EMPOWER - SAVE OUR SCHOLARSHIP
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!
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW READING TEACHER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grading Scale 2023-2024
A+ 97 and above
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.
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.
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 email@example.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!
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
*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