Sunday Pre/Kdgn. Program
Director: Dan Niemerg
Secretary: Camille Neihls
Office: SE of St. Francis Church Chapel
203 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 746
Teutopolis, IL 62467
Location: Teutopolis Grade School Cafeteria
Enter by the west ramp door
Time: Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30
Arrival Time: 10:15
Dates: October to April
Mission — To introduce children of St. Francis parishioners to the faith beliefs and practices of the Catholic community emphasizing group-teacher interactive learning experiences; seasonal/saint celebrations; and creative learning activities.
Requirements — To participate children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1 for the Kindergarten Program and 4 years old to participate in the Pre School Program. Sign up forms are sent home the first week of September through the kindergarten classes, mailed to the parents of 4-year-olds (baptized at St. Francis) and may be found at all the church entrances throughout September and can be downloaded.
Parent Participation — Parents are encouraged to participate in the program by signing up either to teach or to help the teacher for one of the three months of the 10-month Sunday sessions–either successively or alternately. There are three sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring. 6th through 10th grade students are encouraged to help with the program. Sign up for student volunteers is during religion class.