News & Information for Tiger Families
November 4, 2022
Letter from the Principal
This week was a short but FULL week!
Your students kicked off the week with a Halloween Parade and Party! Thank you to all the parent volunteers; as I walked around to each classroom the students were truly enjoying themselves.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for parent teacher conferences, it was great to see so many faces in the building. As always if you ever have concerns please reach out to your child's teacher through email.
ARE YOU READY...
St. Teresa's Veterans Day Assembly is Thursday, November 10th at 1:50 pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you plan on attending we ask that you please fill out the Veterans Day Assembly Sign Up LINK so we can ensure we have enough seats! Please enter through the gym doors closest to the playground.
Enjoy your weekend and as always we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership
Cafeteria Monitor NEEDED
St. Teresa is in need of a Cafeteria Monitor Monday - Thursday from 11:20 - 1:50.
Please contact Mrs. Green if you are interested in the position, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2022 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!
November 6th ~ Children's Mass 11am Children's Mass Signup LINK
November 9th ~ 5th Grade Server Training 2 pm - 3:30 pm pick up at Church
November 10th ~ Veterans Assembly 1:50 in the gym Veterans Day Assembly Sign Up LINK
November 11th ~ No School Veterans Day
November 10th -12th ~ Everything Under the Sun Sale POSTPONED due to lack of volunteers
November 18th ~ 2nd Quarter Progress Report
November 18th ~ Holiday Game Night 6pm - 9pm
November 23rd - 25th ~ NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Important Upcoming Dates:
December 2nd ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am
December 5th - 6th ~ Santa's Cottage
December 6th ~ PreK - Kindergarten Christmas Concert
December 7th ~ 1st - 4th /Choir Christmas Concert
December 8th ~ Musical Tryouts
December 11th ~ Children's Mass
December 16th ~ Christmas Party
December 19th ~ Christmas Break No School
MUSICAL AUDITIONS for . . . . . . . . . . Princess Whatshername
All 5th - 8th grade students are welcome to audition for a part or join the choir.
Date: December 8th
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Has your child ever had a headache at school and you wished the school could give them medication. We Can, but we need YOUR HELP. A medication form MUST be on file at the school in order for St. Teresa to distribute any type of medicine, including but not limited to Motrin, Tylenol, etc.
If you are interested please complete the form attached and return it to school.https://www.stteresatigers.org/uploads/4/1/1/3/41133391/school_medication_form.pdf
Please return the below order form to me by November 11th to ensure they’ll be ready for our first match in December!
Doors will open at 7:30am in the front. If you need to drop off earlier please sign up for Extended Care. Drop off for Extended Care is at the side doors of the gym closest to the playground.
Students are dismissed from school at 3:00pm. Students who are not picked up by 3:10 will be walked down to Extended Care. Extended Care costs $10 per day, per child from 3:10 pm to 6 pm.
For the 2022 – 2023 school year, schools are required to return to charging for school meals. The program flexibility provided by the federal government has expired; therefore, meals are no longer free. St. Teresa School is accepting payment through FACTS. Parents can deposit money for meals in their FACTS Management Account.
Lunch Costs: School lunches will cost $3.35 per lunch this year with milk costing $0.70. This year students from Kindergarten to 8th grade will have four lunch choices; two rotating choices, a salad, or a sandwich.
Snacks will be available for on the spot cash purchase for 5th - 8th grade.
PreK will have three lunch choices; two rotating choices, or a sandwich.
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.
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 following the Student Handbook for Dress Code
This is a reminder that students should be wearing a white polo on Wednesday for Mass.
Faith Family Activity
Don't forget...this weekend we fall back an hour.
Children and Youth Ministry
Our next Children and Youth Mass is coming up next weekend! We invite you to please visit the sign up genius link below to sign your child(ren) up for our next Children and Youth Mass on Sunday, November 6th at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Please note--age requirements and arrival times are listed on each slot! Altar servers must be trained in advance for this November 6th Mass. Any questions, please contact coordinators Lizzie Lehde or Jen Broida at email@example.com
Those children interested in choir (grades 4th and up) should just report to the choir loft at 10:15am that day! Choir is not listed on the sign-up.
Advent Family Fair
After a three-year hiatus, the Advent Family Fair is BACK! Please mark your calendar for Sunday, December 4 and stop by the St. Teresa School Cafeteria anytime from 10am-2pm. At this FREE event, all St. Luke/St. Teresa Parish families are invited to come make some Advent-themed crafts, and enjoy food and fellowship.
We are in need of both Adult and Youth volunteers to make this event a success. All volunteer positions can be viewed using the Sign-Up Genius below. Thank you!
This event is hosted by the Ladies of Perpetual Help. Please contact Lizzie Lehde if you have questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Teresa PTO Happenings!
“Important Upcoming Dates:”
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO
Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at email@example.com.
Sugar High Fundraiser – Saturday, December 3rd at 9am-1pm – Sugar High (Belleville, IL) will be donating 15% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends! Santa will be visiting from 10am-12pm.
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.
AmazonSmile – Add St. Teresa as your AmazonSmile Charity and our school will receive a %-age of all of your Amazon purchases.
- PTO: Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center (https://facebook.com/events/s/st-teresa-pto-meeting/775674900407685/)
- Auction: Sunday, November 20th at 6:30pm – Bouse Properties Office (2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221)
Holiday Game Night - Perpetual Help
November 18 - Holiday Game Night
December 4 - Advent Family Fair
December 5 & 6 - St. Teresa School Santa’s Kottage
Our upcoming Holiday Game Night on Friday, November 18 is a fun-filled night of dinner, vendor shopping, games, and fellowship with friends. For more info or to RSVP, contact Tammy Grime @Grime.firstname.lastname@example.org. Need not be a member to attend!
*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!
Next Meeting: Monday, November 1 @ 6:30pm
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stteresaperpetualhelp
Althoff Catholic High School
Upcoming events, more information at https://www.althoffcatholic.org/admissions/visit.cfm
- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman
- December 4- Placement Test
St. Teresa Alumni Spotlight
St. Teresa Alumi Megan Korte, making the news as she follows in her father's footsteps as Metro East volunteer firefighter!
St. Teresa Alumni ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS ~
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.
For the 2022-2023 school year 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 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 school year.