Christian Formation - Elementary Gr. 1-6

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DIRECTOR:   Lisa Jachimiec

 

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

 >   All Grades: required attendance in class (14 of 18 classes)
 >   All Grades:  participate in level appropriate Prayer Experience scheduled throughout the year (Requirement changed 2019-20 to replace Memorization)
 >   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, Prayer Experience, Mass Reflections (grades 2-6), Reconciliation (grades 2 - 6) and Enrichment attendance (grades 4 - 6). 


Prayer Experience

Learning prayers and facts is a central part of your child's faith development and we are excited to launch an entirely new program this year!  Instead of working on rote memorization at home, we are offering six different programs throughout each year.  Three of the six programs during the lower elementary years (Grades 1-3) and three of the six programs during upper elementary (Grades 4-6).  Each program will be offered two different times throughout the year.  Parents/Guardians attend with their child - the programs will include some form of interactive learning (hands on activities, service opportunities, and more).  It is an exciting and unique way to spend time along with your child, learning more about our faith!

The new program helps children with all learning styles unpack our prayers without needing to recite for a listener.  We are looking forward to implementing this new, family friendly method of learning together.  Watch for more details as the develop and the schedule, which will be posted to this website when the topics are finalized and sent to you with the class assignment letter.


Enrichment Offerings

In order to increase our contact time with students in grades 4 - 6, these students are required to attend one of the many grade appropriate enrichment offerings scheduled 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 15, 2019, 6:30 pm in Church

 FIRST RECONCILIATION PRAYER SERVICE (Attendance required):
     Saturday,   December 7, 2019,  10:00 - 11:15 am in Church

 GRADE 3 - 6 SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - see the Reconciliation Schedule page for dates and times.     

    
FIRST COMMUNION:

      FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING (parents only/attendance required):
         Wednesday, January 22, 2020  6:30 pm in Church

      FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT (Mandatory parent/child attendance.):
         Saturday, February 22, 2020  8:45-11:30 am, beginning in the Church


Group Masses:

     Sunday,   May 3, 2020,      1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  April 29     6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church 

     Sunday,   May 17, 2020,    1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  May 13,     6:15 - 7:45 pm, All Saints & Church


Family Masses:

    Saturday,   May 9, 2020,   5:00pm Mass
      
Rehearsal Date: Friday,            May 8,      6:00pm, Church