Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Last Update: 8/14/14

PSR Registration

2014-2015 (PSR) Calendar

Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Parents and family members are encouraged to attend special events as well as prayer and liturgical services. Notices will be sent home a week or two before these special events.

September

15 First Class | 22 Class | 29 Class

October

Class (Living Rosary) | 13 Columbus Day – free day | 20 Class | 27 Class

November

3 Class | 10 Class | 17 No Class – Diocesan Adult Education Conference | 24 Class

December

1 Class | 8 Class | 15 Class | December 22 – January 6 Christmas Vacation

January

12 Class | 19 Martin Luther King – free day |  26 Class

February

2 Class | 9 Class | 16 President’s Day – free day | 18 Class | 23 Class

March

2 Class | 9 Class | 16 Class | 23 Class | 30 Class

April

Holy Thursday | Good Friday | 4 Holy Saturday | 5 Easter Sunday | 6 Easter Monday – free day | 13 Class | 20 Class | 27 Class

May

4 Class | 11 Class | 18 Closing Mass & Pizza Party

PSR Snow Policy: If Quincy Public Schools are cancelled or dismissed early on the day of PSR due to inclement weather, PSR classes will be cancelled.

PSR Policy

Behavior Expectations

Courteous and respectful behavior is expected at all times toward other students, catechists, and parents. Students should be aware that their catechists are volunteering their time and energy to share their faith with them and deserve gratitude and respect for their dedication. No food or drink should be brought in by students without the prior permission of their catechist. Students need to respect the property of others, including that of their classmates, their classroom, and the parish.

Discipline Procedures
  1. A verbal warning will be given for inappropriate behavior.
  2. If behavior continues, a phone call will be made by the catechist or coordinator. A conference with parent/guardian, student, catechist and coordinator may be called.
  3. The catechist may request the parent/guardian to accompany their child to class in order to alleviate inappropriate behavior.
  4. If the behavior persists, the student may be suspended from the program.
Parent/Guardian Participation and Support

Your interest, time and involvement are essential for your children to benefit from the PSR program. You can review each week’s lesson and activities with your children. Asking questions and showing interest indicates the value you place on what students are doing each week. Weekly celebration of the Eucharist, participation in parish life and activities and financial support of the parish should be a normal part of family life.

Stewardship is a vital part of a successful St. Francis Parish School of Religion. Parents are needed in the school office, on a weekly basis to help with attendance, making copies, and assisting in the classroom.

Cancellation Policy

If the Quincy Public Schools are cancelled or dismissed early on the day of PSR due to inclement weather, PSR classes will be cancelled.

Sacramental Preparation

Preparation and reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade take place during the fall and spring respective- ly. Confirmation preparation begins in the spring of 7th grade with reception in the spring of eighth grade. Preparation for the sacraments includes parent meetings during which the preparation programs are explained.

Safe Environment Policy

In the interest of safety the west door to the school will be locked at 6:00 pm. Anyone needing access to the school will need to enter through the front door where there is a monitoring system for entry.

Diocesan Policy

The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois requires that all volunteers and employees that volun- teer or work with children in a Catholic Parish or School attend the “Protecting God’s Children” Workshop. This is an excellent workshop for parents in general. It is offered in Quincy at various times throughout the year. For more information contact Carol Seifert.