K- 4th Grade
A calendar for the year is available online at www.sacredheartwaseca.org
K-4th Director, Marijo Fischer,
Classes meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Sacred Heart School.
Hello! My name is Marijo Fischer. I am the Kindergarten-4th grade Faith Formation Coordinator. I am also a full time 2nd grade teacher at Sacred Heart School. I am excited to share this year with your child(ren) and you. I am hoping to become acquainted with them better as the weeks pass. One of my goals is to help the catechists teach and reinforce prayers, and to guide the children in their “Call to Faith” lessons each week. We will also have a weekly gospel study that your child will bring home and share with you. There may be weeks that we ask for a little “simple” homework to be completed. I am looking forward to helping the 2nd grade students with their preparation for First Reconciliation in December, and their First Eucharist in April following Easter.
I am very grateful for the wonderful catechists that have come on board this year. They have been planning and organizing for quite some time to make this a rewarding year for our children. Doreen White will teach the Kindergarten/1st grade children with assistance from Cindy Rieck. Sarah O’Brien will teach 2nd grade. Matt Johansen is our 3rd grade catechist. Carol Tollefson will be teaching 4th grade. Welcome back to our catechists and students!
The beginning of our Faith Formation classes was exciting! It was nice to meet and greet families, and the sunny, smile-filled faces of the children. During the first several classes the catechists will teach and inform the children about the “Circle of Grace.” Each of the catechists will teach this curriculum.
One very important rule I have for our families is for the parents to drop off and pick up their children at the individual grade level classrooms. I believe that this makes a positive connection between the family and the catechist. It is also safer than letting the children leave after class unattended. I thank you for your cooperation. All of the grades will all be on the first floor this year.
The month of October is often devoted to Mary, the mother of Jesus. During this month, we honor Mary in prayers and rituals for the very special role she played. Take the time to talk with your child about Mary. Recall her deep faith and her willingness to follow God’s will. You may want to set a family goal to pray the Rosary at least once a week during the month of October. This would be a very special way to celebrate our Holy Mother.
The children will study VIRTUES in their classes. The primary focus this year is the virtue of SERVICE. The theme for September is FAITH. The theme for October is REVERENCE. Have a great month! Enjoy the autumn wonders.
Yours truly in Christ,
Mrs. Marijo Fischer
Conversation Starters for October:
1. What are 5 different names we give to Jesus? (Savior, Good Shepherd, teacher, Son of God, Lamb of God, etc.)
2. Who is the special saint to whom we pray for peace? He also blesses and watches over animals. (Saint Francis of Assisi)
3. What is the name of the 3 primary archangels? (Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael)
4. What are 2 ways you can show respect toward others? (You will learn this in the “Circle of Grace” lessons)