St. Madeleine's Future
Official Parish Site is:
High Springs, Fl.
Learning love & wisdom from the
Faithful and Obedient to Our
(YOUTH) Religious Education Office
Sussette Denoncour Webster
Religious Education 2014 School Year begins August 17th.
Welcome back to all the children and parents from
last year. For those that are new or returning to St. Madeleine, we welcome
you to our church family.
I would also like to welcome back last year's
teachers: Robert Brown, Angela Medyk, Filomena Smolenski, Lori Watson and
When you come to class, please help me in
welcoming our new teachers: Mary Alleman, Kim Goodman, Amy Roberson, Bob
Roberson, Sharon Robinson and Elaine Zapata.
This year will be an exciting year for St.
Madeleine's Religious education program. Not only do we have more teachers, we
will be going digital - at least in our communications with teachers and
parents. This concept serves a twofold purpose.
First, it will streamline communications between
myself and the teachers and between teachers and parents, freeing up a lot of
time for myself and the teachers so that we can attend to the matter of
teaching instead of paperwork. The newsletter requested by many, will be on
line for all to view, download or print and they will be archived, so you can
go back to a copy if you want to re-read it. Teachers can post a message to
all parents of their class, and parents can respond. Any necessary forms for
outings will also be on line for parents to download.
Second, this will save the parish from having to
spend resources on printing and mailing for the Religious Education Program.
Another new concept being introduced to our
Religious Education program is a Religious Education Social. There will be
six Sundays throughout the year where all the youth of our parish (home
schoolers, youth group, Catholic school children and of course all that are
part of the religious education program) gather together in the Family Life
Center to create a special project. The concept of the projects will be to
learn something new about our Faith while making a corresponding project. This
is not considered extra, but part of the religious education program. By the
same token, it will be a nice deviation from sitting in a classroom and a time
to gather with the other youth of our parish. We are hoping that parents will
bring in goodies for the children as well as stay to assist with the projects.
This year brings new and exciting concepts to our
Religious Education Program and I am looking forward to a great school year!