PSR (Parish School of Religion)
Looking at the reality of life – so much has been dropped in your lap; working from home, possibly schooling your children, regular household duties, and all the ‘what ifs’ and ‘just one more thing’. Please don’t think of religion as ‘just one more class’. Faith formation gives each of us, young and old alike, a foundation we can rely on for the rest of our lives.
We have three options for parents to choose from.
Option 1 - At St. Margaret’s
Send your child to church on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6:45pm. We will follow Jackson County regulations with mask requirement and social distancing. Supplies will be given to your child and will not be shared with others. The minimum class size is 4. Maximum class size will be 12. If we are in a lockdown, your child will automatically be part of Option 2 or 3 (below).
Option 2 and 3 - Distant Learning
Depending on your personal workload or how in depth you want your child to explore the lesson, you may choose either Distant Learning Option 2 or 3.
Option 2 - Your child can work on their own using a tablet or computer. Each lesson is approximately 20 minutes long. When your child logs on, they will be able to see first names of other children from St. Margaret’s in their class. For younger grades most of their lesson is read to them. The audio decreases as children get older. The children answer questions within each chapter which will be transmitted to Cathie. After answering, they will be able to see other children’s answers without their names. This connects the children with each other at a safe distance. This cannot and will not be set up like a chatroom. Concluding their lesson with a parent completing a Family Activity sheet which takes 2-15 minutes.
Option 3 - Parents may work with their child conducting an approximately 45-minute class (teacher manual will be available online). Answers may be on paper or transmitted to Cathie.
Registered Parishioners: Attending at the church is $45.00/child
Homeschooling is $35.00/child
Non-parishioners: Attending at the church $65.00/child
Home schooling $55.00/child
For Active Parishioners: No child will be denied religious education because of family financial difficulties.
Recommendation for Parents
Prior to first grade a child should know
The Sign of the Cross
The Lord’s Prayer
one form of Grace prior to a meal.
They should also be able to name God as Creator of all things
Jesus as the Son of God
Mary as the mother of Jesus
Realize that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and Easter is about Jesus’ Resurrection.
Who We Are
The children's program at St. Margaret of Scotland is viewed as a balance to and not a substitute for the Christian formation of children by parents in the homes. Parents agreed to this duty at their child’s baptism.