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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
“Beyond Sunday.” Those who read the St. Louis Review are already familiar with this Archdiocesan effort. Beyond Sunday is a five-year capital campaign which has two main purposes: To establish an endowment fund to help more families afford Catholic elementary school education and to provide individual parishes with discretionary funds. The campaign’s goal is to raise 100 million dollars, and the good news is that we already half-way there. Funds for scholarship aid are already being made available to middle class families; in fact four Holy Redeemer families will receive grants this year. HR is part of phase three of the drive, as are our neighboring parishes MQP and Annunciation. Our goal is just slightly over one million dollars, so families are being asked to make a sacrificial gift to help us achieve that goal. Since the pledges will be fulfilled over a five year period, making a sizable pledge might not be as hard as it first sounds. When I realized that my own pledge of $10,000 could be stretched out over this period, $2,000 a year or $166 a month felt very doable. Not everyone chooses Catholic schools for their children, but this tradition of forming our kids in the faith has been, and will continue to be one of the essential ways we undertake this ministry. The way the drive is designed is that 60% of the funds will go to the Archdiocesan endowment fund for education and the other 40% will remain in the parish. The four hundred thousand dollars that will stay here at HR can be used for whatever purposes we feel are best. I already have in mind that some should be spent to cover the remaining cost of renovating the church meeting room, painting the interior of the church and upgrading our technology infrastructure for our school and PSR programs. As you might suspect, there will be much more information/conversation to follow, but for the time being what we need to know is that the kick-off for the drive at HR is July 7th. Begin discerning now through prayer and discussion in your own households what part you will want to play in making this capital campaign a success.
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.