Christian Formation - Elementary Gr. 1-6

 

Schedule of Chapters   /  Class Schedules  /  Elementary Newsletter   /  Prayer Experiences

 

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:  Complete a level appropriate Prayer Experience scheduled throughout the year
 >   Grades 2 - 6:  Complete eight Mass Reflections
 >   Grade 2 - Attend a Reconciliation Prayer Service
 >   Grades 3 - 6:  Attend a Youth Holy Hour  
 >   Grades 4 - 6:  Complete one Family Faith in Action event.  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 Prayer Service (grade 2), Youth Holy Hour (grades 3 - 6) and one Family Faith in Action event attendance (grades 4 - 6). 


Prayer Experience

Learning prayers and facts is a central part of your child’s faith development.  Recorded programs will be posted to our website for parent and child to participate in as your schedule allows this year.   Watch for communication from our office when these become available.


Family Faith in Action Event

In order to increase our contact time with students in grades 4 – 6, these students are required to complete one of the many Family Faith in Action Events scheduled throughout the year.  An adult needs to accompany students.  (A Family Faith in Action schedule will be emailed to parents in October and the most current schedule can be found online at www.stleonards.org.  Click on the ‘Family Faith in Action’ 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, online access to parent over-reviews, and a schedule of due dates for the chapter reviews.  All Home Study students are required to complete the appropriate Prayer Experience, so please review the schedule when it is completed and plan accordingly.  Students in grades 3 - 6 are also required complete eight Mass Reflections and to attend one Youth Holy Hour.  Students in grades 4 - 6 are required to attend one Family Faith in Action Event with a parent (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.   Fall Information email  - early September

 2.   Spring Session letter - early January

 3.   First Reconciliation Parent meeting - mid September

 4.   First Communion Parent meeting - early January

 5.   Parent newsletters - will be emailed when published and be available on this website.

 
FIRST RECONCILIATION 

 FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING: (parents only please):
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:30pm in Church

 FIRST RECONCILIATION PRAYER SERVICE (Attendance required):
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:00 - 11:15 am in Church

 

YOUTH HOLY HOUR

GRADE 3 - 6  Click on this link to view the Youth Holy Hour schedule

    
FIRST COMMUNION:

      FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING (parents only/attendance required):
       Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 6:30 pm in Church

      FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT (Mandatory parent/child attendance.):
       Saturday, February 19, 2022   8:45 – 11:30 am   - OR -
       Saturday, March 5, 2022         8:45 – 11:30 am

Group Masses:

     Sunday,   May 1, 2022      1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  April 27     6:15 - 7:45 pm

     Sunday,   May 15, 2022    1:30pm
       Rehearsal Date: Wednesday,  May 11      6:15 - 7:45 pm, 


Family Mass:

    Saturday,   May 7  2022    5:00pm Mass
       
Rehearsal Date: Friday,   May 6      6:00pm