DIRECTOR: Lisa Jachimiec
Requirements for students in Grades 1 - 6 are as follows:
> All Grades: 80% 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.
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 September. The most current schedule can be found online at www.stleonards.org. Click on the 'Enrichment Offerings' tab.)
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.
1. Class assignment letter - early September
2. Spring Session letter - mid January
3. First Reconciliation Parent meeting - mid September
4. First Communion Parent meeting - early January
5. Monthly newsletter - will be emailed each month and be available on this website.
FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING: (parents only please):
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30 pm in Church
FIRST RECONCILIATION PRAYER SERVICE (Attendance required):
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 - 11:15 am in Church
GRADE 3 - 6 SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (required to attend ONE):
Wednesday, October 12 - 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
Thursday, November 17 - 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
Saturday, December 10 - 10:00 am at St. Joseph Big Bend (Parish oriented)
Tuesday, January 24 - 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
Thursday, February 16 - 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
Wednesday, March 22 - 6:30 pm in Church (Youth oriented)
Wednesday, April 5 - 7:00 pm in Church (Parish oriented)
NOTE: Your child may attend any one of the Reconciliation Services listed above.
FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING (parents only/attendance required):
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30 pm in Church
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT (Mandatory parent/child attendance.):
Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:45-11:30 am, beginning in Church
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:30pm
Rehearsal Date: Wednesday, May 3, 6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:30pm
Rehearsal Date: Wednesday, May 17, 6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:00pm Mass
Rehearsal Date: Friday, May 12, 6:00pm, Church