The Parent Teacher Group (PTG) provides support to the faculty and staff of the school, serves as a voice for parents and offers community building opportunities for the mutual benefit of the children, parents, and educators.   All parents, guardians, and educators of St. Teresa School are welcome members.  Meetings are held quarterly during the school year and there is no cost to join.  We encourage everyone to be an active member to the St. Teresa of Avila PTG.

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Stay in touch throughout the year and GO GREEN Bruin Style!

Sign up for the PTG Go Green paperless announcements and reminders!   If you wish to be added to the list, please send an email to  In the Subject line please type “Go Green” and respond with your name, child’s name and homeroom.


*Please note: “GoGreen emails” do NOT replace the weekly Bruin Bulletin distributed by the school office staff.  “GoGreen emails” are specific to PTG events and happenings.


Mark Your Calendar!

Grandparent’s Day – Rescheduled – New date TBA

PTG Board

The 2021-22 School Year PTG Board

Co-President | Kristen Carmen

Co-President | Lisa Hughes

Co-Vice President | Wendy Gartrell

Co-Vice President | Shana Ebbers

Treasurer | Chelsey Owens

Communications | Christine Hammond

Teacher Representative | Joni Tieman

Principal | Jennifer Ostertag

Pastor | Rev. Zachary Cecil

PTG Constitution & Bylaws


“One of the greatest gifts you can give is the gift of your time.”

Volunteers are needed in many capacities throughout the year.  Our only requirement is that you are SafeParish compliant.

Annual Events

Summer Uniform Exchange

Back to School Bash

Boo Hoo Breakfast

Parents Night Out

Trunk or Treat | Pumpkin Carving

Mother/Son Event

Bruin Christmas

Children’s Bingo

Daddy/Daughter Event


Walking Bruin

Thank You for Supporting Our 10th Walk-A-Thon!

Thank you for your support of our 10th Annual St. Teresa School Walk-A-Thon! The Walk-A-Thon is an important school-wide, community fundraiser with 100% of the profit going to support the school through the Parent Teacher Group. Besides being financially beneficial to the school, the Walk-a-Thon promotes school spirit and emphasizes the benefits of exercise for the students. We thank you for your support of our efforts!

Sadly, due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold our 2020 Walk-A-Thon.  Thank you for supporting our efforts to raise funds throughout the year.



Held annually in the spring this fundraiser is our largest, generating over $13,000!  Personal and business sponsorship opportunities are available. The PTG Board does the majority of the organizing and parent volunteers are needed the day of the walk.  The students look forward to this event every year!

Generous restaurants like F&N Goode Chicken, Chipotle and Chick-fil-a provide opportunities for St. Teresa patrons to dine and they donate a portion of the proceeds back to us.  Stay tuned for the next restaurant night!


Additional fundraisers are held throughout the year that may include Penny Wars, Yankee Candle, Magazine Sales or Food Item Sales.  We always appreciate your support of these fundraising efforts.

Box Tops are collected each month during the school year.  Please save and collect Box Tops from family and friends.  Each completed sheet of 25 you turn in is worth $2.50!

Walk a Thon Thank You 2019