PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR)

  • Classes are held Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm (see back for calendar). If your child will be absent from class we ask that you call the school office (656-6917) after 6 p.m. that evening. If District 7 schools are cancelled because of weather, PSR is also cancelled for that evening.
  • Notes will be sent home as needed to keep our PSR families aware of special events and important information. If a family has more than one child in the PSR program the note will be sent home with the youngest child. They are also available on the parish web site, st-boniface.com.
  • Last year we started keeping an official transcript for each student which allows us to track a student’s progress on one document from K through 8th grade. Regular and consistent attendance is extremely important in your child’s faith formation, because of this importance it will be noted on the transcript along with the teacher’s verification of expected progress. These records will stay on file at the Parish Office. Parents may request a copy.
  • We are asking all Second Grade parents to submit a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate if their child was not baptized at St. Boniface. This will be kept on file.
  • Volunteer instructors are needed annually to staff each grade or to assist. What better way to share your knowledge of our faith and communicate it than this rewarding ministry? Volunteer instructors are required by the diocese to attend “Protecting God’s Children.”
    • Anyone interested in volunteering with the PSR program should contact Jennifer Hoeferlin at 692-0991 or jhoeferlin@st-boniface.com.

Procedures

  • Arrival – Students line up in the gym by class. When the bell rings, students are dismissed to classrooms.
  • Dismissal – Kindergarten students are released to parents at 7:40 p.m. (5 minutes earlier than other classes). Teachers in First and Second grades release students to parents or older siblings directly from the classroom. All other students are released from class for parent pickup in the lobby or church parking lot. All students should use the Parish Center doors. We are asking all parents to PLEASE help keep our children safe by not allowing children to walk across the street in front of the school or walk through the parking lot without adult supervision.

We look forward to a wonderful year and pray for all our students, especially those preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

Please note that if District 7 cancels school because of the weather, PSR Classes are also canceled.

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Classes and Events through the End of the PSR Year

Aug 30 – First Day of Class—Families gather in the gym to meet catechists.
Sept 6 – Class
13 – Class
20 – Class
27 – Class
Oct 4 – No Class EHS Homecoming Parade
11 – Class
18 – Class
25 – Class
Nov 1 – No Class All Saints Day (Please attend Mass as a family)
8 – Class
15 – Class
22 – No Class Thanksgiving
29 – Class
Dec 6 – Class
13 – Class
20 – No Class Winter Break
27 – No Class Winter Break
Jan 3 – No Class Teacher In Service
10 – Class
17 – Class
24 – Class
31 – Class
Feb 7 – Class
14 – No Class Ash Wednesday (please attend Mass as a family)
21 – Class
28 – Class
March 7 – Class
14 – Class
21 – Class
28 – No Class Spring Break
April 4 – Class
11 – Class
18 – Class
25 – Class
May 2 – Last Day of Class

“… where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them …”Matthew 18: 15-20

PSR Parent Letters


Dear PSR Families:

Welcome to the start of a new school year.  With 250 students registered, St. Boniface is THE place to be on Wednesday nights!  Just a couple of reminders…

Arrival/Dismissal:  Grades K-7 meet in the gym.  Grade 8 meets in the Oak Room in the lower level of the church.  Grades K-2 should be picked up from their classrooms at dismissal.  Please be mindful of children walking in the parking lot at night.

Books:  For those of you who are new to PSR at St. Boniface, books are not sent home with your child simply so that they are not forgotten the following week.  If you have a question about your child’s lesson, please feel free to contact the catechist or me. 

Requirement: Parents of students who will be receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, or Confirmation are reminded that you must attend CREDO.  Our only session is scheduled for Sunday, October 29 at 2pm.  Please mark your calendars.

Upcoming Calendar:
Sept 20– PSR class and 8th Grade Parent Confirmation
                          Meeting (7:30 pm in the Oak Room)
Sept 27– PSR class
Oct   4 – No PSR class
Oct  11, 18, and 25 – PSR class 

As always, I am available for questions or suggestions…please feel free to email or find me at the beginning of class each week.
-Jen Hoeferlin, jhoeferlin@st-boniface.com

Dear PSR Families:

We encourage you to support the St Boniface Parish Dinner Auction on October 21st. This annual event benefits the parish’s religious education for PSR, Adult Faith Formation, RCIA and St Boniface School.

No PSR next week:  Next Wednesday is the EHS Homecoming Parade.  Because so many of our students are involved with the parade or have siblings that are, we will not have PSR.

Baby Bottle Campaign:  Bottles will be sent home with your child at the end of class tonight.  Donations collected will help Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers in their ministry to support mothers and their unborn babies.

Requirement: Parents of students who will be receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, or Confirmation are reminded that you must attend CREDO.  Our only session is scheduled for Sunday, October 29 at 2pm.  Please mark your calendars.

Upcoming Calendar:
Sept 27– PSR class
Oct   4 – No PSR class
Oct  11 – PSR class
Oct 18 – PSR class
Oct 25 – PSR class 

As always, I am available for questions or suggestions…please feel free to email or find me at the beginning of class each week.
-Jen Hoeferlin, jhoeferlin@st-boniface.com

Dear PSR Families:

No PSR next week:  Next Wednesday is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation.  We will not have class and encourage you to attend Mass as a family.

Photo Directory:  Photo sittings are now being scheduled for our parish directory.  All families (and pets if you want!) are encouraged to schedule a session by either seeing a volunteer after Mass or visiting https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y6q4q75s/  (The link can also be found on the St. B website under Quick Links.)

Volunteers:  We are always looking for parent volunteers to help in the office or possibly fill in as a classroom teacher sub.  Please email jhoeferlin@st-boniface.com if you are available.

CREDO Requirement: Parents of students who will be receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, or Confirmation are reminded that you must attend CREDO.  Our only session is scheduled for Sunday, October 29 at 2pm in the Church.

Upcoming:  PSR will partner with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during Advent to donate cleaning/laundry supplies.  More details coming soon.

Upcoming Calendar:
Nov 1 – No PSR class (All Saints Day)
Nov 8 – PSR class (Vocations Week)
Nov 15 – PSR class
Nov 22 – No PSR class (Thanksgiving Break)
Nov 29 – PSR class 

As always, I am available for questions or suggestions…please feel free to email or find me at the beginning of class each week.
-Jen Hoeferlin, jhoeferlin@st-boniface.com