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Bartelso News & Events

St. Cecilia Ladies Sodality Fall Bingo

The Annual Fall Bingo will be held on Thursday, September 21st at the Bartelso School Gym.  The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the Bingo will start at 7:30 p.m.  Food and drinks will be provided.  Paper Cards will be used.   Please find the workers list on the link below.  


PFC Fallfest 2017

The Bartelso Parent Faculty Club (PFC) will once again host their annual Fallfest this year.  The Fallfest will be on Saturday, October 14th at Bartelso North Park.  

The day is filled with fun for all ages.  We will update this site as more information becomes available.  

Featuring this year is:

  • Live Band, Black Top Boulevard 7:30 - 11:30 pm
  • Reverse Raffle - $100/ticket; Over $12,000 in cash prizes; Only 225 Sold;                                   - Tickets available at Boondocks Market, Bartelso   
  • Kickball Tournament - Sign up 1:00 or contact Jaime with your team at 444-4187
  • Bags Tournament - Sign up 1:00 or contact John with your team at 304-7057

Jammin Mumpers Bounce Houses 12:30 - 6:30 
Kidsafe Fingerprinting Service:  2:00 - 5:00 
Face Painting:  2:00 - 6:00
Pumpkin Painting:  2:00 - 6:00
Lazer Tag:  2:00 - 7:00 

For more information, contact Renee at [email protected] or 618-972-7666.

Hillcrest Estates 

A new subdivision is underway southeast of Bartelso.  This subdivision includes many benefits and is located right on the outskirts of town.  Its a perfect location for any size family looking to build a new home.  

  • Rolling hills, storm sewers & sump pump for proper drainage
  • Oil & Chipped roads with curbing
  • Sidewalk throughout and to school
  • Underground electric with decorative street lighting
  • 1 Acre Lake & Beautiful Entrance
  • Short distance to church and Bartelso Elementary - which continues to be a top rated school in Illinois

Contact Tom Gerdes at 618-210-2658 or email him at [email protected] for more information.  


On Friday, June 22 2018 (6-22-18) the village of Bartelso will honor 


The day will include fun for everyone.  So mark your calendars, take a vacation day and have some fun!  All proceeds will go toward the village of Bartelso.  

Get your ZIP CODE DAY T-Shirt here.

Bartelso Elementary - Top Scorer in Illinois State Mandated PARCC Testing

Congratulations to the Bartelso Elementary students, faculty and staff on their PARCC scores.  This is the first year of the new Illinois standardized test for schools. PARCC; Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test reviews English language arts and math.  PARCC replaces the ISAT and PSAE test that was the normal method of assessing K-12 school for many years and was given to students in third through eighth grade and in high school. 

Prior to PARCC, the test structure was a standardized multiple choice exam that measured the students' ability to remember facts.  PARCC is known as a "performance based" test, focusing on accurate answers and how the student arrives at that answer to defend it.  This type of test has a large emphasis on critical thinking and writing.

In addition, schools were given the new option to give the test on a computer.  As some schools stuck solely with paper and pencil, others with a mixture; Bartelso Elementary administered the test solely on computers.  

Across the state, 33 percent of students met or exceeded standards for their grade level. We congratulate Damiansville Elementary with the highest-scoring school in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe or Clinton counties. Damiansville Elementary received a proficiency score of 69.2.  Bartelso Elementary was a close second with a proficiency score of 69.  Congratulations to all area schools on their scores. 

Complete List of PARCC test scores

~ Source:  BND.com

Family and friends of Fallon Schlautman, daughter of Kevin and Katie Heimbecker-Schlautman, thank everyone for their support for the "Faith for Fallon" benefit on Saturday, May 16th. 

If anyone is till wishing to help this wonderful family, a  Go Fund Me account has been set up to help provide support for Fallon or donations can also be made directly to the Faith for Fallon Benefit Fund at:

Germantown Trust & Savings Bank
PO Box 246
601 Main Street
Germantown, IL 62245

Faith has been diagnosed with SIFD Syndrome.  SIFD syndrome is a genetic disorder that has been diagnosed less than 15 times worldwide.  It is characterized by sideroblastic anemia, immunodeficiency, febrile episodes, and development delay. 


Fallon will undergo a bone marrow transplant in a couple months in hopes of curing the anemia and immunodeficiency.  Prior to the transplant, Fallon will undergo chemotherapy to wipe out her immune system so a new one can take over.  We continue to hope and pray all symptoms will respond to the transplant. 


Additional information on SIFD can be found at link below:


Additional information on Faith and her story & benefit can be found at:  http://faithforfallon.org


 *photo by Unforgettable Photography by Anna