Grade K - 6

Grade K - 6

Class Times:

Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Religious Education Program for the school year 2016-17. Following are some guidelines and information to assist all of us to have a faith enhancing year. The Catholic Church believes and teaches that parents are "the primary teachers of their children" and all of us are here to support you in your challenge of passing on the faith to your children. It takes a family and a parish to teach the "Good News" and here at Nativity we have both faith-filled families and volunteers. Each week about 50 parishioners will come to Nativity School to serve your children through teaching, aiding, assisting and providing childcare. I know you join me in being grateful for such a gift of time and talent to the children of Nativity!

We look forward to working with you and please be assured that we appreciate your cooperation regarding these guidelines. Our effort is to provide a safe environment, to be aware of your time constraints at pick up time, and, most of all, to assist you in the faith growth of your child/children.

 An email will be sent prior to the first class in September.  If you would like to volunteer to help in the program, please click here and fill out the form.

Blessings on you and your family,
Suzy Meinzenbach, Coordinator of Religious Education Coordinator & Sacramental Prep, Grades K -8; 913.338-4367 or smeinzenbach@kcnativity.org

Policies

Absences

Attendance is taken weekly. Please inform the office if there will be a prolonged absence.  When there are duplicate, unexplained, absences we will check with you via email or phone.

Student Drop off and Pick up
Kindergarten – 6th Grade:

Arrival: You need to park and walk your child into his/her classroom.  You may park in the upper lot or in the church lot.  Children should arrive no more than 5 minutes early.  Teachers need time to get their classrooms ready and we cannot provide supervision earlier than this.  If you arrive prior to 4:25/6:25 your children should wait with you in the School Library located just inside the front doors.    

Dismissal: You need to park and come in and get your child from his/her classroom.  You may park in the upper lot or in the church lot.  Beginning the second week of class, if your child is in 4th - 6th grade you may request that they walk to a younger sibling’s room to meet you.  For safety reasons, no child will be allowed out of the building unless accompanied by an adult. 

Discipline

For the most part we have very acceptable behavior in our classes. Sometimes there are some breeches. When this occurs teachers are being asked to:

1. Correct immediately with respect.
2. Talk to the student privately if there is a recurrence.
3. Refer the student to the coordinator, if change does not occur.
4. Parents will be contacted by the coordinator to assist with the problem if there is no improvement.

Early Dismissal
Since classes are for just one hour we discourage early dismissal but when that cannot be avoided we ask that you send a note to the classroom teacher. Your student may be picked up on the upper level only. We ask that parents do not go to classrooms since this is a distraction to the class. If you write a note for them to come to the car by the front door, we will accompany them to you.

Weather policy
We adhere to the Blue Valley School district calendar. If they do not have school on Tuesday or if they dismiss early because of weather conditions we will cancel classes. (This does not apply to early dismissal for teacher in-service!) When weather conditions are threatening we will make a judgment call on whether to cancel or not. The safety of you and your children is our main concern. Effort will be made to notify teachers to call their class list, a message will be left on the answering machine in the office and notification will be posted on our web site. We will use your main contact phone number from registration forms for our "School Reach" program. 

Class Calendar