St. Teresa Catholic School

616 S 36th St.
Lincoln, NE 68510



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St. Teresa T-shirt Sale

8th Grade is selling St. Teresa Jayhawks Youth short sleeved t-shirts & sweatshirts and Adult long sleeve t-shirts to raise funds for 8th grade class trip

Shirts will be available to purchase on our online store.

  • Short sleeve: $13.00
  • Long sleeve:  $17.00
  • Uniform Sweatshirt: $18.00
  • Sale ends: October 18th
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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!




Preschool Recess Time


Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Please submit to the school office. Please email TAEL-AA@cdolinc.net or call 402-477-3358 with any questions.

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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.

2019-2020 Preschool Sessions

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)

Meet Mrs. Theresa Schafers

Mrs. Theresa Schafers Preschool Teacher

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!

Religious Foundation

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.

Classroom Academics

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.

Social Development

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

Preschool School Work


The Saint Teresa Times

$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

Shop With Scrip Retailers

Retailer List (Alpabetical)

Retailer List (By Category)

Questions? Please call Tim Andreasen 402-202-9952

Walk The Little Way 2019

What is it?

  • Students walk a one-mile route praying for donor’s intentions.
  • Last year students raised just under $50,000!
  • Each student receives a free T-shirt advertising corporate sponsors.

We Made it Fun and Easy!

  • On September 5th & 6th all students are asked to bring in stamped envelopes with the addresses of potential donors written on them.
  • Teachers will help students fill out letters asking for donations.
  • Each homeroom class will have their own separate prize and drawing!!!!

What are the Funds Used For

  • Money collected helps to fund textbooks, teacher supplies, as well as ongoing school projects, including: continuation of needs from renovation projects, playground structures, and other necessities within the school.

How do I Help?

  • Our goal is 100% participation!
  • Each family (not student) is asked to collect a minimum of $300 in donations.
  • Own a business? Consider being a corporate sponsor – levels start at $300.
  • Collect Donations. Ask neighbors/co-workers/family/friends (enclosed white form may be helpful)

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

**For best compatibility please use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 (or lower)**


Questions? Contact Mary Koenig (dougmarykoenig@inebraska.com)

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!