Tiger News

News & Information for Tiger Families

September 30, 2022

Letter from the Principal

Tiger Families,

Thank you to all the 8th grade families who have already filled out the High School Interest Form. We are still missing a few student's information. If you have not already filled out the link below please do so.


Thank you to everyone who attended the See You At The Pole Prayer Day! We had a great showing. It is truly a blessing to be in such a loving, kind, gracious, and prayerful atmosphere. May God continue to bless all of you.

This campus is made up of a tapestry of many different students, all of whom have the need to experience the truth of Jesus Christ and be loved unconditionally.

As Christians we Pray for the world.

We Pray for the United States.

We Pray for St. Teresa Catholic School.

We Pray for the safety of the students and faculty at St. Teresa and all schools around the nation.

We pray that Christian students will be strengthened in their faith and confidence in Christ.

We pray that students who have emotional, physical, or family needs will be ministered to by the Christians at school.

We pray for each other and our families.

Have a great weekend and as always we thank you for sharing your student with us. We appreciate your trust, support, and partnership.


Nicole Green


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Cafeteria Monitor NEEDED

St. Teresa is in need of a Cafeteria Monitor Monday - Wednesday from 11:20 - 1:20.

Please contact Mrs. Green if you are interested in the position.

September 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!

September 26th - October 6th ~ IOWA Testing

October 4th ~ Pet Blessing at 3:30 in front of Church!

October 4th ~ Teacher Chick-fil-a Night

October 7th ~ NO SCHOOL Teacher Institute Day

October 10th ~ NO SCHOOL

October 13th ~ 8th Grade Parent Meeting 6pm Parish Center

October 14th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30 NO Extended Care

October 16th ~ Children's Mass 11:00

October 17th ~ Picture Retake

October 17th - 18th ~ SVDP WALK

October 21st ~ End of 1st Quarter

October 21st ~ Pumpkin Patch

October 23rd - October 31st ~ Red Ribbon Week

October 28th ~ Report Cards

October 19th ~ Trunk or Treat https://fb.me/e/2QnYll3rM

October 31st ~ Halloween Parties 2pm

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 1st ~ NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 2nd ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences 4pm

November 4th ~ Early Dismissal 11:30am

November 10th ~ Veteran's Assembly

November 11th ~ No School

November 23rd - 25th ~ NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


The Community Interfaith Food Pantry is in great need of food donations. Father Joseph is asking for a unified effort to provide these much needed items from the families at St. Teresa Church, St. Luke's Church, and St. Teresa School. Students are asked to bring nonperishable food items to Mass on Wednesday, October 5th, St. Teresa's Parish Feast Day. Students will be placing the food that they brought with them on the altar steps during Mass. Please help support the Community Interfaith Food Pantry by bringing items to Mass.

Community Interfaith Food Pantry NEEDS LINK

October 13th - 8th Grade Parent Meeting

There is a mandatory parent meeting for all 8th graders on October 13th at 6 pm in the Parish Center. Every 8th grade student must have at least one parent present at the meeting, as important information will be distributed at that time.

SVDP Friends of the Poor Walk Kick Off

The St. Vincent DePaul Friends of the Poor Walk donation collection is officially underway! Each student has been challenged to bring in just $5.00, which would provide breakfast for a person in need from our community. All students have also been encouraged to do a "good deed" in order to earn that money! Donations should be sent in by 10/18. Last year, we raised nearly $2,500 for Cosgrove's Kitchen!! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Duncan at barbie.duncan@stteresatigers.org. Thank you for your support!

Scholar Bowl

This Tuesday, October 4th, School Bowl will have their first meeting from 3:00-4:30 in Mrs. Janes’ classroom. This will be an instructional meeting for any 7th graders or newly interested 8th graders to learn how our matches operate. Existing team members are welcome to attend as well. For any questions, please reach out to Becky Blandina at 618-315-7618 or beckyblandina@gmail.com.



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.

Extended Care Handbook 2022-2023


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.

Dress Code

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.

Children and Youth Ministry

Children & Youth Mass Ministry Sign Up

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: October 16, November 6, December 11.

Our next Children and Youth Mass will be Sunday, October 16 at 11am Mass at St. Teresa. Any child/youth ages 5-college are asked to consider signing up for a ministry during Mass using the Sign-Up Genius link below. Please direct any questions to co-coordinators Jen Broida or Lizzie Lehde at stluketeresavolunteers@gmail.com

Sign up for Oct 16 Mass: Click HERE to Sign Up!


This school year PTO upgraded the speakers in the gym. If anyone is interested in the old speakers please contact Nicole Green at nicole.green@stteresatigers.org. The old speakers will be recycled on October 7th if no one is interested.


A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in this years Book Fair! An extra thank you to

Lizzie Lehde who worked as Cashier at the Family Event

Gail Viviano who worked as Cashier at Grandparents Event

Teachers who helped cashier during classroom visits

5th, 7th, and 8th graders who helped set-up and clean-up the fair

Brendan Nesbit who greeted everyone as Tobi the Tiger at the Grandparents Event

AND most importantly

All the shoppers who helped make our Fall Jungle book fair a HUGE success!

Also, a huge thank you to....

The Naylor Family for pulling weeds in the back by the Parish Center!

Mr. Kee & J's Tree Service for taking care of the large tree branch that landed on the Gaga Pit!

St. Teresa would not be the great place it is, without all of our wonderful volunteers!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings!

St. Teresa PTO Happenings

“Important Upcoming Dates:”

October 29th ~ Trunk or Treat

Contact us:

PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StTeresaPTO

Email: PTO@StTeresaTigers.org

Lunch / Recess Volunteers Needed – Must be current on ALL child protection requirements. If any questions, please contact Jackie Tewell at jackie.tewell@stteresatigers.org.


Chick-fil-A Fundraiser – Tuesday, October 4th at 5-8pm – Chick-fil-A (Green Mount Commons, Belleville, IL) will be donating 15% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends!


Come Visit your teacher during Chick-fil-a Fundraiser night!

5 pm - 6 pm Ms. Keck, Ms. Welch, Ms. McAnulty, & Mrs. Dedmon

6 pm - 7 pm Mrs. Janes, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Robinson, & Mrs. Maguire

7 pm - 8 pm Mrs. Spain, Mrs. Neville, & Mrs. Luetkenhaus

Trunk-or-Treat – Saturday, October 29th at 3:30-4:45pm – Deck out your car trunks, don your costumes & celebrate Halloween with your St. Teresa friends and families! More information to come!

Note: Event is open to St. Teresa Catholic School families only.


Chicken Salad Chick Fundraiser – Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:30am-8pm – Chicken Salad Chick (O’Fallon, IL) will be donating 20% of sales back to our school! All are invited – please share with family and friends!


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.


Stock the Teacher Lounge – We are excited to share an Amazon Wish List with our school families that will give us the opportunity to keep our Teachers Lounge stocked with snacks, drinks, supplies, etc. for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope to have it fully stocked by the start of the school year and then keep it stocked throughout the year. The Amazon Wish List can be located at the link below and will continually be updated with new items as the year continues. Any items purchased from the list will be shipped directly to school.


Teacher Classroom Wish Lists – Please visit the PTO Facebook page if you’d like to support our teachers via purchasing from their Amazon wish lists.

Upcoming Meetings

- PTO: Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm – St. Teresa Parish Center (https://fb.me/e/2wlVpwhgi)

- Auction: Sunday, October 16th at 6:30pm – Bouse Properties Office (2604 West Blvd, Belleville, IL 62221)


Saturday, February 11, 2023 is the SCHOOL AUCTION!

Althoff Catholic High School

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

- October 1- Application will open for incoming freshman

- October 16- Fall Open House for grades 6-8

- December 4- Placement Test


It is because of donors like YOU that the ImpactLife blood center is continuously able to provide lifesaving blood products to patients in need.

Althoff Catholic High School

Sponsored by Student Council

Date: Monday, October 3rd

Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Heritage Hall

5401 West Main St., Belleville, IL

Click here to schedule your appointment today!

Masks and appointments required

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STYX Lacrosse

Interested in Lacrosse? STYX Lacrosse is offering a Fall Mini Camp from October 15 - 16. Want more information, then click on the link below.



2022 Golf Tournament Flyer (1).docx

The St. Teresa Athletic Association is hosting their

2022 Golf Scramble.

Where: Tamarack Golf Course

When: Saturday, October 15

What Time: 12:00 Check-In/Lunch 1:00 Shotgun Start

Dinner and Awards will follow

Cost: $125 per player

$80 per player – Under 21

For Registration and Hole Sponsorships, please contact Andy Robinson at arobgolf19@gmail.com or (618) 960-1189

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