St. Teresa Catholic School

616 S 36th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510



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From Sister Anne Joelle:

Student Apps To Be Aware Of

Sister Mary from the Diocesan Technology Department found this article from a Facebook post from Fairfield Public Schools. It has excellent information that you as parents need to know about what is on your child's mobile devices and how your child(ren) is(are) using these apps. It is not to scare you but to help you to know what to do. As you may be aware as soon as adults get onto a site the children move onto something else.

A simple rule to know what your kids are doing is not so simple. It takes time to check their devices to see what they are doing. The best thing parents can do is to know how to use parental controls and actually use them. They can search online for directions on how to set up controls on any device. One other tool is Covenant Eyes. For information on Covenant Eyes, go to the Diocesan website on their Freedom From Pornography page.

Let us continue to take the next best step to help our students to live up to their God-given potential to reach heaven!

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$CRIP Program

Thanks for giving back to St. Teresa's School when you purchase Scrip

What is $crip?

$crip is basically like a gift card that can be used like cash to purchase products or services from merchants who have issued them. $crip can be used to purchase anything from groceries, fuel, and clothing, to entertainment, electronics, and music. The proceeds go to textbook purchases, computer supplies and saving for when it's time to replace our school bus.

How does $crip work?

St. Teresa's School buys $crip from retailers at a discounted price and then sells $crip for the face value of the card. When an individual buys a $50 $crip card to Russ's, they are able to purchase $50 in groceries or gas. If that purchase is made with $50 in cash, the school gets nothing. But, if that same purchase is made with $crip, St. Teresa's $crip fund gets $2.50. You have the exact same purchasing power with $crip as with cash or credit but, by using $crip to pay for your purchases, the school makes money.

$crip Goal Information

Where and when can I purchase $crip?

$crip is available before and after 4 pm Saturday Mass and all Sunday Masses. $crip can also be purchased any day that school is in session, at the rectory from 9-12 when school is not in session and online at www.shopwithscrip.com if you are enrolled in PrestoPay. Online ordering offers many conveniences from electronic Scrip to submitting your order and having it sent home the same day.  A form is available below, in the Scrip box and also sent home the first Wednesday of each month in the school's communication folder.

Who should buy $crip?

Anyone who is reading this can buy and use $crip. It is convenient to buy and easy to use.

It pays to buy $crip!

How to purchase $crip

For your convenience we have provided the order form on this page. You may fill it out and bring it to the $crip table in the vestibule of the church along with your payment. After Mass your order will be ready for pick-up.

$crip Order Form

Extended Retailer List Site

Extended Retailer List

$crip Sellers

$crip Seller Schedule

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Propelr is a very easy and effective way to raise money for St. Teresa's. Using Propelr, a re-loadable Union Bank Visa Debit card, you can give back as much as 20% when used at participating merchants! Because it is your debit card, you can use it anywhere. You do not need to do your banking at Union Bank to have a Propelr card. Visit the link to learn more and sign up for your card.

Sign-up today!

Propelr Merchants

Questions? Please call Tim Andreasen 402-202-9952

Walk The Little Way

The 2017-2018 school year had its ONE major fundraiser in October

This year it brought in almost $45,000!  Students and faculty walked a mile route around Calvert cemetary while praying and singing and remembering intentions of those who contributed towards this fundraiser.

Money from this was used on textbooks, carpet for classrooms, 2 air conditioners and various repairs around the school.

If you would like to make a donation; use the online link to the right or send to the school.

St. Teresa School
616 S 36th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510
For more information, you can contact Mary Koenig at 402.450.0093 or dougmarykoenig@inebraska.com

Online Giving for Walk the Little Way

  • Click "Online Giving" graphic below
  • On the site that opens, click the "Quick Give" link on the lower right
  • Click "Continue Quick Give"
  • Select "Walk the Little Way" from the "Fund" drop down menu
  • Insert donor information in the remaining fields
  • You may also add a comment to indicate student or family you are sponsoring

Online Giving

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Our Sponsors

Clark Architects Collabortive System Techology Services Inc.
Pioneer Periodontics And Implant Dentistry
Sandhills Publishing
Vacek Family Dentistry KPMG
Williamsburg Dental

Custom Machine And Design

Eclipse, INC.

Gloria Deo

A Street Market
Arteaga Transport
Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home
Historic Resources Group
Hyvee O Street
Hruska Clinic
John Henry’s Plumbing
Norm’s Car Care
Steve Lang Insurance Agency Inc.
Stop N Shop
Union Bank

Did you Know... ?

The following is a helpful list of things that may not be in the handbook for first time parents at St. Teresa’s School.

A child’s St. Therese costume usually consists of a brown long-sleeve tunic with a rope/yarn belt, and a black veil. Parents sometimes attach veil material to a headband, or to a white T-shirt which frames the child’s face. Optional additions include a light yellow cape, a crucifix, and roses to carry.

The older (5th-8th) and younger grades (K-4th) rotate their participation in the Christmas and Spring programs.
There is a used uniform closet at school. You can buy used uniforms any school day.
You can email the school office when your child is sick. TAEL-AA@cdolinc.net
The children eat lunch at school, for 12:30 dismissal days, unless they are dismissed at noon: first day of school, Christmas break, last day of school.
School sports are for 7th and 8th grade.
Talk with other parents in your class about Youth sports (e.g., YMCA leagues). If you want to have your child play on a team with St. Teresa children, typically some children in the class are playing and a coach from St. Teresa’s parents can be written in to put you on that team.
There are many parish devotions in which the children can participate. These bring our school and parish family together. These include St. Teresa’s devotions on Tuesday evenings and praying the rosary on Thursdays.
Pre-K children do not wear uniforms.
Optional academic activities are available at St. Teresa’s. Page One reading program starts in 3rd grade and the Math Counts program starts in 6th grade.
SCRIP is a way to earn money for our school. You buy gift cards for stores at which you typically shop, you spend your normal amount, and St. Teresa’s receives a percentage from that store. There are two ways to purchase the gift cards. 1. Send in your order in the communication envelope. 2. Sign up for Presto Pay which will enable you to order your SCRIP online and have it sent home with your child. Or, sign up for a Propelr Card to make Scrip more accessible. I hope you will participate in this simple program.
The shorts worn under school uniforms do not have to be blue.
Volunteering is a GREAT way to get to know other parents, teachers and your child’s classmates. A Sign UP Genius is sent out at the beginning of the school year.
Service Hours: These are encouraged in 1st through 4th grade and required in grades 5-8. They can be logged between May 1st and April 30th. Ask your teacher for specific requirements for your child’s grade.
MCA stands for Missionary Childhood Association. Children will bring envelopes home the night before First Friday of each month. Our children are invited to pray and offer financial help for the basic and spiritual needs of the poor children of the world.
7th & 8th grades are considered “junior high”.
Band is optional and begins in 5th grade.
On photo day children may wear their picture clothes for the entire day.
Jeans may be worn to Mass on pre-announced “jeans days”. Shorts are never allowed to wear at Mass.
The school and church recycle paper, cardboard, and aluminum cans. You can donate your pop cans by adding them to the blue recycle bins behind the privacy fence south of the rectory garage. Money from recycled pop cans is used to fund our school library.
Junior Achievement (JA) is a program dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through the use of a community volunteer who delivers experiential, hands-on activities to the classroom. JA is alive and active at St. Teresa School. Participation begins at the kindergarten level and its sequential programs continue through 12th grade.
SKY Camp (Catholic Summer Camp for Youth) is a three day summer camp coordinated by the Diocese of Lincoln for students entering grades 6-9.
Kindergarten doesn’t attend Mass the first part of the year, but by the end, they will go each day.

Please feel free to send new items to be considered for the FAQ as the years go on. It’s easy to forget what you didn’t know once you learn it, so send ideas as they come up. We can help the School Family by reaching out to each other!