Spring is fast approaching and what better way to get ready for it than to imagine the beautiful flowers the warm weather will bring. To help your garden grow, stop by the RE table during Coffee & Connection Hour to purchase a package of wildflower seed balls. They get tossed into your garden and, with minimal effort, you will enjoy beautiful wildflowers all spring and summer. The students made the seed balls as part of February Focus Month and the proceeds will go to the Fresh Air Fund. You can learn more about it at www.freshair.org. Please support our students in their fundraising efforts. The packages are selling for $5 but we will gladly accept a larger donation.
Our 1st and 2nd graders will finish off their RE year with Our Whole Lives (OWL), a lifespan human sexuality and faith program that begins with a mandatory Parent/Child orientation on Sunday, March 10th, from 12:15 to 2:30 PM. If you would like more information prior to signup, there will be two Parent Information sessions on Thursday, February 28th, from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, and another on Sunday, March 3rd, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
The YSOP overnight for students in the Coming of Age program and older will take place from Friday, March 15th through Saturday, March 16th. YSOP brings students together to serve homeless and hungry people in the NYC area. By spending time away from home without the distraction of friends, TV or family, participants can focus their attention on service to others. This overnight fulfills the Coming of Age requirement of Community Service hours.
Teaching Teams will gather on Sunday, March 24th, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in their classrooms to plan the schedule for the remainder of the 2012-2013 RE year. Please bring your calendars and be ready to sign up for teaching and prep assignments.
Our next Youth Facilitated Service will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31st. Children in grades K-5 are asked to take on the roles of greeter, offertory collector or chalice lighter during the service. To sign your child up, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you Sunday,
Religious Education Program Coordinator