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I wanted to update you on some of the decisions that have been made for the three year old preschool program. After much discussion with the entire staff and Father Brown, we have determined that the preschool will be located in the current Art and Music room since a bathroom already exists in this classroom. For the short term the Art and Music programs will be housed in the cafeteria. This solution will allow both programs to spread out in this larger space. Music will now have some additional room for dance for the younger students, and Art will still have access to water. We will be adding some storage solutions in the cafeteria conference room for all of their supplies. Mrs. Riggle and Mrs. Laury support this short-term solution. For the long term we are looking at possibly expanding some current locations in our building to house Art and Music. I will keep you updated as those plans come to fruition.
We have decided to keep the three year olds in our same uniform. The main difference is that the navy shorts and long pants will have an elastic waist with no zipper, snaps or buttons. Although there were some other options that were very cute, they were not as sturdy as our current uniforms. Our current uniforms can often be worn more than one year which would not be the case with some of the other options. For the long run we felt staying with the same uniform would be more economical for our parents.
Our curriculum will contain instruction of numbers, colors, letters, expanded vocabulary, social skills, instruction and stories about our faith…but many of these skills will occur through dramatic play, painting, crafts, free choice shelf work…Learning through play and interactions with staff and peers will be an integral part of their day. As the curriculum is completed we will put it under Links on Fast Direct and on the website so it is available to everyone. Once the classroom is set up we will have a mini Open House to invite people to visit. This will be a good opportunity for students and parents to get a sneak peak at their classroom. This will not occur until the summer since the space is in use until the end of this school year.Read More
We realized the day would probably come; we were just hoping it would be later rather than sooner. But here it is. It was announced on Tuesday morning that Bishop Ed Rice, our very own residential bishop, has been named by Pope Francis as Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese here in Missouri. It is their gain and our loss. The whole Archdiocese has been blessed with Bishop Rice’s ministry, and we at HR have known those blessings in an up close and personal way. As you know, he has been in residence and in service here for nearly eight years. The date of his installation will be June 1, 2016 in Springfield, at 2:00 pm. The Bishop will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell here at HR on Saturday, May 21st at 5:00. We will have a reception after the Mass in the parish center. It would be great if we could have a full house at that mass so that we can really show our love and appreciation for him. All of our prayers and best wishes go with the Bishop as he assumes his duties as Ordinary of that diocese. Although there are not so many Catholics in the area (66 parishes if I’m not mistaken), the geographical boundaries of the diocese are huge. He will be doing a whole of driving as he ministers to his flock. I know Fr. Olsen and I will personally miss him in the house. Bishop Rice has such a sunny, fun-loving temperament which made his years with us here a real joy.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday: M-F 6:15 & 8:15 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturday: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.