Villa Marie News

New playground to be blessed by the Bishop!

We are excited to have Bishop Conley bless Villa Marie and our new playground in a celebration prior to the Marian Mass on September 11th.

At 6 pm, Villa Marie will host a celebration where the Bishop Conley will bless the school and playground, there will be a playground ribbon cutting, and donors will be recognized and thanked in the unveiling of our recognition benches donated by TMCO. Staff and students will provide tours of the school, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa have donated cookies for the event.  There will also be a gift for the children that attend.  The Marian Mass will follow the celebration and will begin at 7:00 pm. We have a lot to be thankful for and what a perfect way to end the evening!


Looking for a Food Service Manager!

The Food Service Manager at Villa Marie School is primarily responsible for preparing and serving breakfast and lunch to special needs students and the school staff according to the Government School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, and filling out the required paperwork for these programs. Additional duties include making out menus, shopping for and ordering groceries, attending required trainings, and general cleaning of the kitchen and dining areas. Please contact Sr. Jeanette at 402-786-3625 or [email protected] for more information.  JLA 6/25/19

Spirit Catholic Radio

Sound Tracks of Spirit Mornings LIVE Broadcast from Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children:

Below are links to each of the sound tracks from the LIVE production of the Spirit Mornings show.

Msgr. John Perkinton, Sr. Jeanette Rerucha, and Sheila Priess | click here
Doris Derman, Jenny Allamby, and Matt Jilek | click here
Saphire, Matt, Andy, Lillia| Click here
Good Book Club with Msgr. John Perkinton| Click here
Choral students performing| Click here

Save the Dates!

Announcing the creation of a Ladies Auxiliary for Villa Marie and the date of the 2020 Villa Marie Dance.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be meeting on August 6th at 6 pm in the conference room at Gianna’s Java and Gelato.  The Ladies Auxiliary is being formed from women in the Diocese who will support the school, students and staff with their prayers and help with volunteering opportunities.

The 2020 Villa Marie Dance will be held at the Rococo Theatre on January 24, 2020.  The theme is Anchored in Hope.   Once tickets go on sale for the event, guests will be able to go online and select their table  or reserve their seating by calling the Rococo Theatre box office.  The band Malpractice will be back to entertain and the students will kick off the event with a song or two.  Presenting sponsors for the event are being secured and will be announced at the beginning of the school year in September.

Special Dance Attire

The boys and girls of Villa Marie have been blessed with much kindness through JC Penney’s and Michelle Bernadt and her friends.  Thank you so much for touching the lives of our students in such a special way!  We are so grateful!

JC Penney’s provided each boy student their choice of a new shirt and tie for the dance.  It was quite an adventurous afternoon of shopping taking 12 boys shopping!

Michelle Bernadt brought about 80 fancy dresses to Villa Marie.  The girls tried on dresses- it was an exciting afternoon-and her team of seamstresses, Susan Taylor, Diana Bock and Okayama Volyanyk custom fit the dresses to each girl and planned alterations in some cases to make them more appropriate.

So be sure to compliment our students at the Dance.  They are super excited to be sporting special outfits.



For the first time ever, Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children will be an option for your donation dollars during Give to Lincoln Day.  Online donations can be made May 1- May 31st   at  Villa Marie will receive a match based on the % of funds we raise.  Click on the pink box to go our Give to Lincoln page.

Checks can be made payable to the Lincoln Community Foundation with Villa Marie written on the memo line.  Checks will only be accepted on May 31st at the Lincoln Community Foundation. Our goal is to uplift our sewing program, provide camp scholarships to students that want to come to camp but cannot afford it, and to purchase a hybrid social studies curriculum for our students.