Parish School of Religion
St. Michael’s Parish School of Religion (PSR) program is set to start on September 5, 2018. Classes are held every Wednesday that Girard/USD 248 is in session. Elementary students walk over after school and are to be picked up at 3:30pm from the church hall. Middle School and High School students meet from 6:30-8pm.
|Elementary Grades||Middle and High School Grades|
|1st Grade, Connie Sponsel||6th Grade, Tim Born|
|2nd Grade, Paula Sevart||7th/8th Grade, Butch Reif|
|3rd Grade, Ashley Niggemann||Fr/So/Jr Confirmation Class, Michelle Puckett & Patrick Westhoff|
|4th Grade, Savanna Ashmore||Seniors, Autumn VanLeeuwen|
|5th Grade, K. Graham|
A Message from The Director of Religious Education, Michelle Smith Puckett, regarding the ’18-’19 Elementary Program:
Elementary school PSR families:
With the return to school, it’s time to begin PSR classes again. We are happy to once again offer afternoon PSR classes for our elementary (grades 1-5) PSR. This is all due to the generous stewardship of our afternoon catechists, who volunteer their time each Wednesday. Although parents are the primary catechists to share the faith with their children, we would not have a PSR program without such dedicated volunteers!
Here are a few reminders for our elementary grade families, or an introduction for our new students:
Please help us prepare your child by going over the “new” Wednesday routine that will begin September 5. The children will be dismissed to the cafeteria at RVH. After everyone is accounted for the children will be escorted over to St. Michael’s (Mrs. Benso has graciously agreed to gather the St. Michael’s kids at RVH and safely lead them to the parish hall each week) and hold class from 2:30- 3:30 each Wednesday. The children will have a small snack prior to class. Parents/guardians will pick up the children from the St. Michael’s Parish Hall at 3:30 pm.
How can you help? If you can volunteer your time in any way, please let us know. We need substitute catechists, prayer helpers and help with snacks. Of critical need are substitute catechists. We can’t expect our catechists to be available every Wednesday, and we only have one substitute currently. Could you substitute for a catechist if given a week’s notice?
Because we will be expecting your child each week at RVH and need to make sure all the PSR kids are accounted for, is important to let us know if your child is absent so we’re not waiting on them before the group can walk to St. Michael’s. Please contact Michelle if your child won’t be attending.
Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 5. Only those children with received/completed registrations can attend, as we will use your registration as your “permission” for your child to go with the St. Michael’s group. Attached is a link to an online form to complete. No worries about your students losing their form, or you needing to get it to us. Just hit “submit” and you’re done. Please send your students registration fee with them to their first PSR class.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Father Floyd.
May God bless our PSR program, its students, catechists, parents and volunteers, over this