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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
Congratulations to all the graduates in our midst. This Wednesday the eighth grade students at Holy Redeemer School are recognized and promoted to their chosen high schools. (Over 100 years of such graduation ceremonies at HR!) There are many high school students who have now completed their final exams, graduated and are now looking forward with great anticipation to life at the university. Congratulations to all of you! Already appearing among us are recent college graduates, some of whom begin their jobs, job searches or graduate education. We celebrate with you too, and pray for a swift retirement of your college debt. We sometimes forget how blessed we are in this country that so many have access to a high quality education. It is my hope that even more can gain such access. Without a well-educated population not only our economy but our democracy suffers.
And speaking of moving on, we say farewell to Bishop Rice who celebrates his final formal Mass with us this weekend. In some sense, he too is graduating to his own Diocese. He has served this Archdiocese (and our parish too) with great devotion and kindness. We assure him of our ongoing prayer and support. No doubt he will back to St. Louis often to visit family and friends as well as administer sacraments and attend functions. I told him that we will leave his rooms at the rectory just as they are so that when he visits, he can stay with us at HR. Our thanks to him and to all those who helped organize the Mass and his farewell reception.
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.