Announcements / Reminders

Any GENERAL announcements or reminders in reference to important dates, events, days off, etc. will be posted on this page.  
The latest post will always appear at the top.

**For announcements and reminders pertaining to First Communion or Confirmation classes, please go to the corresponding tab above.

PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:08 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 9:09 PM ]

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
Just a few reminders regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 2nd:
 
RAFFLE TICKETS
Please remember to return your raffle ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 1st so that you can be entered to win some great prizes. 
**If the tuition has not been paid off, please remember to also include the $10 for the raffle tickets, and we remind you of your responsibility to pay the tuition.
 
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBANDS
A reminder that we have the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival available for purchase.  Take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband.  The last day to get the wristband at the pre-Festival price is Wednesday, November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  You may submit your order to us at the door when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  Wristband order forms can be downloaded from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  Come and participate by helping us out at the Festival while also enjoying an atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  If you can volunteer some of your time that day, please fill out the “
Parent Volunteer Form” and turn it in to us at the door when you bring your child to class.  The H.S.A. of the school will then be in contact with you to coordinate.  The last day to submit the "Parent Volunteer Form" is this Saturday, November 17th.
 
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
We are also giving the opportunity for students in grades 7 and up to serve our community of faith by volunteering at the Parish Festival.  Service hours will be given for any volunteer work done at our Festival.  Students in the 7th grade and up classes will have the chance to sign up this week if they are interested.  We will contact them later on with additional details.
  • Confirmation Classes:  Remember that students in the Confirmation classes MUST complete two volunteer hours at the Parish Festival.  Candidates were informed of which shift they have been assigned to at the Sponsor Meeting. 
 
More information on all of the above can be found on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website, www.stkevinrep.org  (tab at the top).

Thank you for all of your support, and God bless you.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - Final Week to Bring Donations

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:07 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 9:07 PM ]

This is a reminder that we are currently holding our “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  The memo that we sent home last week (with more information) is posted on our website:
www.stkevinrep.org.  Go to the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab at the top, and click on the “Documents” page on the drop-down menu.
 
 
We thank all those who have brought in their donations for our food drive.  If you have not, please remember to bring your donations this coming week when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  This is the final week we are collecting donations.  Also, as stated on the memo, if you can and would like to contribute more, you are welcome to do so.
 
We will have a cart at the gate where you or your child may leave the food donations.  Please deposit the cash in the envelope we will have at the door.

Also, we invite anyone who would like to help us put the baskets together with our Confirmation classes to come next Saturday, November 17th beginning at 9:00 am at the Parish Hall.


We thank you for your cooperation, and may God bless your generosity.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:15 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 4:16 PM ]

Before our fall break, we sent home the memo for our annual “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  We have also posted the Thanksgiving Food Drive memo on our website.  It contains the items that we are asking each grade level to bring for the food drive.  On our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, go to the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab at the top, and click on the “Documents” page on the drop-down menu.  Or just click on the link below:
 
 
We are asking for donations to be brought this week when your child comes for Religious Education class.  We will have a cart at the gate where you or your child may leave the food donations. 
Please deposit the cash in the envelope we will have at the door.
 
As stated on the memo, if you are able to contribute more, we encourage you to do so.
 
Let us always remember to be thankful to God for all the blessings he gives us every day.  Let us keep in mind all the less fortunate in our community, and those we will be helping though this food drive.  Let us remember to pray for them, for God to watch over them and be with them always.
 
We thank you for your cooperation, and may God bless your generosity.

PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 2nd

posted Oct 30, 2018, 9:11 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 9:11 PM ]

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
A few things to note regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 2nd:
 
PARISH FESTIVAL PACKET
This past week, we sent home a copy of the Parish Festival Packet with your oldest child containing all the information pertaining to our upcoming Parish Festival.  It includes a cover letter, flyer, parent volunteer form, wristband order form, and sponsorship information. 
The packet is also available for download on the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website.
 
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND
We are selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival.  The wristbands will be available for purchase stating in November.  You can take advantage of the early bird price of $20 per wristband, and you may purchase them from us when you bring your child for Religious Education class up until November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  Please use the form in the Festival Packet, or you can also download a Wristband Order Form from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.

RAFFLE TICKETS
Next week, we will be sending home the Raffle Tickets for our Parish Festival with your oldest child.  It is one book of 10 tickets per family (not per child).  Please remember to return the ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 1st so that you can be entered to win some great prizes. 
**If the tuition has not been paid off, please remember to also include the $10 for the raffle tickets, and we remind you of your responsibility to pay the tuition.
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FESTIVAL
We are in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  We invite you and your families to participate by he
lping us out at the festival while also enjoying the atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  Please fill out the “Parent Volunteer Form” in the Festival Packet and return it to us when you drop off your child for class.  If you need an additional form, you can find download it from the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
 

Any additional information regarding the Festival will also be posted on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website, www.stkevinrep.org  (tab at the top).
 
We look forward to your families joining us for a day of fun filled with delicious food, fun activities, and the spirit of our community of faith!

NO CLASSES THIS UPCOMING WEEK

posted Oct 27, 2018, 11:37 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 27, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

As a reminder, there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break and the annual Archdiocesan Catechetical Conference:
  • Tuesday, October 30th,
  • Wednesday, October 31st ,and
  • Saturday, November 3rd.
 
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 6th,
  • Wednesday, November 7th ,and
  • Saturday, November 10th.

Also, please note that Thursday, November 1st, the Solemnity of All Saints, is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our Mass schedule is as follows:
     7:30 am        English
   12:00 pm        Spanish

     6:00 pm        English
     7:30 pm        Spanish



Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, October 21

posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:42 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 10:43 PM ]

Please remember that our next Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
We are celebrating this Mass so that all the children, families, and catechists of the Religious Education Program can come together to pray and celebrate, united as one community in Christ.  Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  Students from our Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grade faith formation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass. 

 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

MANDATORY PARENTS' MEETINGS - October 9, 10, & 13

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:57 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 10:58 PM ]

This is a reminder that, according to our calendar, we will have our Parents’ Meeting next week:


 DAY:

 TUESDAY CLASSES

 WEDNESDAY CLASSES

 SATURDAY CLASSES

 DATE:

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 Wednesday, October 10, 2018

  Saturday, October 13, 2018

 TIME:

  6:30 -- 7:45 pm

   6:30 -- 7:45 pm

  9:30 -- 10:45 am


                     
This meeting is MANDATORY for all new parents and those who have a child in the first year of preparation for a sacrament. 
If you are receiving this email, please note that you must attend this meeting.

Your child(ren) will be attending classes as usual at the school at the same time that the Parents’ Meeting is taking place.  Please first drop off your child at the school, and then come to the Parish Hall for the Parents’ Meeting.  The meeting will end by the time of dismissal.

We look forward to seeing you!

God bless you.

REMIND - TEXT MESSAGING PROGRAM

posted Oct 2, 2018, 1:17 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 1:17 PM ]

We will be using an additional method of communication this year for our Religious Education Program. In addition to sending out periodic emails, we will also be sending out text messages to the parents who choose to sign up. Through a program called Remind, we will be able to send you reminders and messages by text straight to your cell phones. No additional applications or downloads are required, and there is no additional cost aside from the standard text message and data rates of your carrier.

Signing up to receive text messages from us is completely OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED. You will continue to receive our emails as usual, and we will also continue posting announcements, documents, etc. on our website, which will remain our main source of information. However, for those that decide to sign up, Remind will be another method of quickly communicating information and reminders regarding our program. Since text messages will be sent from the Remind system, you will not be able to respond to us directly from the text. To contact us, please send us an email or call us in the office.

Instructions on how to sign up to receive text messages from us were sent to the parents by email.

Once again, this is completely optional. After the year is over, we will remove all the subscribers from the Remind system.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Thank you, and God bless you.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES AND REMINDERS

posted Sep 24, 2018, 3:15 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

We had a successful first few weeks of classes, and we thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue on this Catechetical year.
 
We would just like to remind you of a few guidelines of utmost importance to keep in mind throughout the year:

DRESS CODE
Students should come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for class and Church.  In other words, all students are expected to dress modestly. 
Students are NOT allowed to wear “short” shorts or “short” skirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts/dresses, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, flip-flops, crocs, or distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).  Sports uniforms are also not permitted.  Any student who continuously comes to class improperly dressed may not be allowed into their class and may be asked to go home, which could potentially count as an absence.

ATTENDANCE
Please remember that if it is the first or second year of preparation for a sacrament, we allow up to five (5) absences for the year, regardless of the reason, in terms of counting the year towards sacramental preparationThere are no excused or unexcused absences.  A student with poor attendance and/or excessive tardiness may not have the current year count towards sacramental preparation.  If a student is absent, the office may send a courtesy email to the parents to inform them of the number of absences their child has up to that point.


BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS
All students received their books in class from their catechist.  The book must be brought to class every week.  Students also need to bring a pencil or pen, along with any other supplies requested by their Catechist.  Only drawstring or canvas bags can be used to carry books and supplies.  Regular school book bags are NOT permitted.

FOOD, DRINKS, AND GUM
Please remember that students may NOT bring any food or drinks, as they are not allowed inside the classrooms.  In addition, gum chewing is not permitted.

 
All of the above guidelines are taken from our “Religious Education Handbook,” which contains all the procedures that will be followed this year.  If you have not done so, please make sure to read the
Religious Education Handbook on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab. 
 
Please be sure to also check our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any announcements or new information regarding your child’s Religious Education classes, including class outlines.  The website will be our primary conduit of communicating information to you.  Also, please check your emails on a regular basis for any important information and reminders we may send throughout the year.  Remember that we will be sending the majority of our emails through MailChimp
 
 
 
God bless you.

FREE ADULT FAITH FORMATION

posted Sep 18, 2018, 8:52 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 8:53 PM ]

This email is to inform you that we are offering free Parent Catechesis/Faith Formation sessions for all class days.  At this time, the sessions are being conducted in Spanish
 
CLASS DAY TIME LOCATION
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm Room D
Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm Room D
Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am Room D

They will be informal conversations about our Catholic faith and how it pertains to your child and your family. 

 
The sessions will take place while your child is attending Religious Education class.  They are being offered simply as an opportunity for growth in your faith in Christ and to help you share that faith with your children and family.  It would be a great way to spend your time while you are here, and a bonus of not having to go out and come back to pick up your child, or having to wait outside in the heat! 
 
There is no charge, obligation, or registration involved.  Simply go to Room D after you drop off your child.  If you need assistance finding the room, let us know when you drop off your child.
 
May the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your family always!

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