SAINT MICHAEL'S CCD:
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
The Office of Religious Education of St. Michael's Church will enable people to grow in the knowledge og God through increased understanding of the Bible and basic techings of the Roman Catholic Church, to respond to God's love expressed through Jesus Christ by meaningful participation in the sacraments, and to grow in fellowship and discipleship as they are encouraaged to discover and use their spiritual gifts in the service of one another and the world.
Elementary School Programs
Formal instuctions for baptized children at St. Michael's at the same age when children ordinarily begin school.
The success of the progarm depends on the cooperation of the parents, children, and volunteer teachers and administrators.
Volunteers provide approximately 24 hours of instruction during the academic year. ( September thru March)
Parents are expected to reinforce learning at home, primarily by reviewing the lessons with the children, practicng prayers etc.
Children are expected to cooperate with the learning process by regular attendance, preparation, and appropriate behavior.
Registration forms are completed each year so that records are accurate.
Classes are available for children in grades 1-7.
First Penance and First Eucharist are ordinarily celebrated in Grade 2.
Confirmation is ordinarily celebrated in Grade 8.
Attention CCD Parents for 2014/2015
Your Welcome letter and calendar for the year will be mailed out the first week of September. CCD will start for Tuesday students on September 23rd from 4-5 and Sunday students on September 28th for 10-11. Please make sure you read your Welcome letter and all the information it includes.
Home Study Parents for 2014/2015:
Your Welcome letter and Home Study guidelines will also be mailed the first week of September. Home Study pick up date for materials will be on Sunday, October 5th at the Deal School from 10:30-11. Please mark your calendar now!!!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
It's that time of year again!!!! VBS time!!!
If you are interested in volunteering to help with our VBS program this year and you are between the ages of 12-100 please call Patty at 732-483-0360 ext 10. for more information. VBS will be held on July 21st- July 25th. 9:30am-12:00pm.
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!!!!!
Take a walk on the wild side this summer at St. Michael's VBS "Weird Animals" Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind.
You will meet new friends, do amazing ex- periment's, play untamed games, have lip- smacking snacks, surprising adventures and incredible music!!! Watch the bulletin the first week of June for registration. VBS will be held on July 21st- July 25th. Any questions call Patty at 732-483-0360 ext.10 Hope to see you there.
Re-Registration for 2014/2015 was mailed in February. Please read over all the information and mail it back before the April deadline if you want your child to have a spot in the fall!!!!
If you child will be entering the 1st grade in Septem- ber and you are a registered parishioner of St. Mi- chael's it is now time to register your child for CCD. Please call the office if you are new to the program for a registration form at 732-483-3060 ext.10.
Parents please make sure that you are making a commitment to your child’s religious education. Children are expected to be present at each class session. If your child is ill or will be absent for another reason please notify the teacher or myself, and they will be required to make up any work that they have missed.
If a child is out more then 5 times in a semester you will be asked to go on Home Study. Children are expected to be prepared for class each week with their books and writing implements. Please check your child’s folder each week for any information that may be from the teacher or myself. It should be all of our hopes that religious education be a top priority in the lives of our children since they are the future of our Catholic faith.
2014-2015 Re-Registration Information and Forms
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is ONLY for parishioners of St. Michael's Church
Home Study Guidelines
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
You must set time aside each week to complete your chapters and activity book. This will ensure that your child will not fall behind. Please give your child any assistance they need.
If your child has a problem with one of the activities in his/her activity book just tell them to skip over it and mark it with an X so that I know they did not understand it.
You are given a code number at the top of this letter please keep it handy. IF YOU ARE WORKING ONLINE you will need your code so that our home study coordinator can identify each student. You just click on your grade and follow the directions it’s that easy!
There are approximately 14 weeks in the fall semester ending in December. At that time your midterm will be on the computer for you to take. If you are not working on the computer it will be mailed to your home and you will return it back.
Please also go over your grade requirements they are enclosed or on the computer.
At the end of the semester in April your final will be on the computer or mailed. Please make sure that you keep your activity book up to date, IT MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE END OF THE YEAR IN ORDER TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you have any questions or concerns during the year please do not hesitate to call me at 483-0360 ext. 10.
Religious Education Coordinator
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