From Sister Anne Joelle:
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!
St. Teresa Preschool provides an opportunity for 4 and 5 year old children to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and psychologically. We offer three options if they are filled. All three classes will cover the same curriculum. The students in all three sessions will be prepared for Kindergarten the following year.
Must be 4 years of age by July 31st and independently use restroom facilities
8:00AM - 11:00AM
12:15PM – 3:15PM
8:00AM – 11:30AM
|Monday/Wednesday/Friday||$110/Month ($990/year)||$160/month ($1,440/year)|
|Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday||$110/Month ($990/year)||$160/month ($1,440/year)|
|Tuesday/Thursday||$100/Month ($900/year)||$150/month ($1,350/year)|
Welcome to St. Teresa Preschool! My name is Theresa Schafers. I have been teaching for 21 years in the Catholic school system, with sixteen of those years being at St. Teresa’s School! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and, for the last 6 years, I have been in charge of developing and teaching our preschool program. Our preschool program is holistic in nature, and it focuses on developing the mind, body, and soul of each child.
Thus, “When the soul and body are united, then nature orders the soul to rule and govern, and the body to obey and serve.” (Plato) It is for this reason that I have taken our school’s mission statement as the basis of my own philosophy of education: “We are a faith-filled Catholic community called by God to teach, nurture, and guide children to achieve their God-given potential on life’s journey to heaven.” Come and join our faith-filled school family! I look forward to meeting you and your little one!
The teaching of our Catholic values and philosophy is the capstone of our preschool program. Our program helps each child grow spiritually. Lessons based on bible stories, liturgical seasons, and dogmatic concepts help each child to learn about God and His great love for them. Besides meeting priests and sisters, children will hear and learn prayers, religious songs, and stories.
Our preschool environment focuses on developing the entire individual. Daily activities concentrate on phonological awareness, letter/print awareness, and oral language skills. A weekly theme introduces each individual child to new vocabulary words and educational concepts which they learn to apply to the world around them. Math, Science, and Social Studies lessons are intertwined within the week’s theme. Teaching facts and basic skills, along with physical body movement through music and art, help develop small muscle coordination. Our program allows each child to learn and grow educationally at their own pace.
Ample time is given to developing each child’s social skills. The children are given opportunities to practice sharing and working with others. During center activities, there are many opportunities for children to learn and take turns talking and using supplies, as well as practice patience when waiting for their turn.
Tours by Appointment During the Academic Year
Summer Office Hours
Wednesdays 9:00AM - 11:30AM
$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.
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 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.
Anyone who is reading this can buy and use $crip. It is convenient to buy and easy to use.
It pays to buy $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.
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.
Questions? Please call Tim Andreasen 402-202-9952
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.
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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.
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!