Christian Formation - Elementary Gr. 1-6

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Prayers for Memorization

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR:   Lisa Jachimiec

 

Requirements for students in Grades 1 - 6 are as follows:

 >   All Grades: required attendance in class (14 of 18 classes)
 >   Grades 2 - 6:  Complete eight Mass Reflections
 >   Grades 2 - 6:  Attend a Reconciliation Prayer Service or attend private reconciliation once per year
 >   Grades 4 - 6:  Attend one Family Enrichment.  A parent or other adult must attend with the child.

The Christian Formation Office can be called or emailed at any time to verify the status of student requirements.

Our Elementary Program is open to children in grades one through six.  It includes teachings on the Tradition, Scriptures, Prayer and Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.  Student Evaluations are sent at the completion of each semester and will include class attendance status, memorization, Reconciliation (grades 2 - 6) and enrichment attendance (grades 4 - 6). 


Memorization of Prayers and Facts

Learning prayers and facts is a central part of your child's faith development.  Parents are expected to assist their children at home with this integral part of our curriculum.  If your child has a learning concern that makes memorization too challenging, please indicate this on your registration form and we will mark our records accordingly.

The current schedule for memorization as well as the grade level prayers and facts are available on our website and are distributed at the beginning of each semester.  Click on the Elementary tab found under  'Christian Formation' in the menu box at the top of the screen.  Select 'Listening Schedule' for the dates or 'Prayers for Memorization' for the grade level listings.


Family Enrichments

In order to increase our contact time with students in grades 4 - 6, these students are required to attend one of the many family enrichments offered throughout the year.  Please note which enrichments are open to the upper grades as well.  An adult needs to accompany students through sixth grade
(An Enrichment Offerings schedule will be mailed to parents in October.  The most current schedule can be found online at www.stleonards.org.  Click on the 'Enrichment Offerings' tab.)


HOME STUDY

Students benefit greatly from the classroom experience which cannot be duplicated at home.  Families are encouraged to make the necessary accommodations for this.  For the families who cannot attend classes due to a legitimate conflict, St. Leonard Christian Formation offers a Home Study alternative on an exception basis only.

Home Study participants are required to meet with the coordinator in the fall and spring.  All completed materials are due according to the provided schedule.  Students have access to the audio-visual aides and / or craft projects by contacting the Christian Formation Office.

Families will be given a student textbook, a family home study guide (for the parent), a memorization sheet, and a schedule of due dates for the chapter reviews.  Students in grades 3 - 6 are also required complete eight Mass Reflections and to attend one Reconciliation Service.  Students in grades 4 - 6 are required to attend one Family Enrichment (see above).  Home Study is not available for second grade. 
If you have questions or would like additional information on our Home Study program for Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6, please contact Lisa Jachimiec at 262-679-0880.

                                                               

                                                      
SPECIAL EVENTS

 
MAILINGS/CORRESPONDENCE:

 1.   Class assignment letter  - early September

 2.   Spring Session letter - mid January

 3.   First Reconciliation Parent meeting - late September

 4.   First Communion Parent meeting - early January

 5.   Monthly newsletter - will be emailed when published and be available on this website.

 
RECONCILIATION 

 FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING: (parents only please):
     Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 pm in Church

 FIRST RECONCILIATION PRAYER SERVICE (Attendance required):
     Saturday,   December 1, 2018,  10:00 - 11:15 am in Church

 GRADE 3 - 6 SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (required to attend ONE):      

  Wednesday October 19 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
  Thursday November 8 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
  Wednesday

December 12

7:00 pm in Church (Parish oriented)
at St. Joseph, Big Bend

  Tuesday January 15 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
  Wednesday February 20 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
  Tuesday March 19 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
  Wednesday April 10 7:00 pm in Church (Parish oriented)

   NOTE:  Your child may attend any one of the Reconciliation Services listed above.

 
FIRST COMMUNION:

      FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING (parents only/attendance required):
         Tuesday, January 22, 2019  6:30 pm in Church

      FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT (Mandatory parent/child attendance.):
         Saturday, March 9, 2019  8:45-11:30 am, beginning in the cafeteria


Group Masses:

     Sunday,   May 5, 2019,      1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  May 1,      6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church 

     Sunday,   May 19, 2019,    1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  May 15,     6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church


Family Masses:

    Saturday,   May 11, 2019,   5:00pm Mass
      
Rehearsal Date: Friday,            May 10,     6:00pm, Church