March 21, 2019
This Week in Church School
Keeping you informed of the latest news and activities from
Church School at the Church of St. Michael and St. George
Lenten Giving Project
Fill your mite boxes and bring boxes of cereal to add to our tower in the Great Hall!

All families should have received a Lenten packet with a giving box in the mail. Use your giving box to collect money for Operation Backpack, a program that addresses childhood hunger in St. Louis and is run by Operation Food Search in St. Louis. Please encourage your child to perform extra chores during Lent to earn money to add to his or her donation. The calendar on the back of the Lenten letter provides ideas for raising money for the mite boxes. If your family needs additional mite boxes, they are available outside St. George's Chapel. Visit Operation FoodSearch for more information about the Operation Backpack program.

In addition to collecting money, we are asking families to donate individual and full-size boxes of low-sugar cereal. We will donate the boxes to the food pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church. Please bring your boxes to the Great Hall and help us build a "cereal tower" so we may watch our collection grown during Lent.
Church School Update
Here's what is happening in Church School this Sunday, March 24, and in the weeks ahead :

Spring Break Schedule
This Sunday, March 24, all Church School students will meet in their classrooms at 9:15 am. There will be one Chapel service at 10:00 am for all Church School students to attend. There will be no adult education classes. May all the families on Spring Break this week enjoy their time off and have safe travels.

Preschool I and II
Parables are simple stories Jesus used to help his followers understand his message. This week, preschool students learn about the Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor and the Parable of the Laborers.

PreKindergarten
As part of Lenten lessons, PreKindergarten students are learning about changes, such as tadpoles to frogs and caterpillars to butterflies. This Sunday, students learn about the story of Zacchaeus. How did he transform from a thief and a bully to a faithful follower of Jesus?

Kindergarten
Kindergarten students continue learning about Lent and counting the days until Easter when Jesus is resurrected. What does resurrected mean? Last Sunday students learned about caterpillars transforming into butterflies. What does a seed become?

First Grade
First grade students learn about the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Is it easy to forgive someone who does something you might not like? How can we be more forgiving?

Second Grade
Second grade students learn about Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and the Fiery Furnace. Do they remain faithful to God when put in a scary situation?

Third Grade
Third grade students learn about Lent. How long is Lent? What do we do in our lives to make room for Lent? Did you give up something for Lent?

Fourth and Fifth Grades
Fourth and fifth grade students learn what happens to two of Jesus's followers as they walk toward Emmaus. Jesus may show up when you least expect Him!
Fifth Grade Outreach Opportunity
Each summer, the Youth Ministry at CSMSG offers a week-long, local mission opportunity for incoming sixth through ninth grade students. During the week, participants visit service project sites, providing help to various organizations in our community. Past service sites include Kingdom House, KidSmart, St. Louis Area Foodbank, and Good Shepherd Community Garden. Registration is open for CSMSG parishioners only until Monday, April 1. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year. Parents of current fifth grade students may register here: MSMW Registration.
Register for Church School Online
Register your children for Church School for the 2018-19 school year online using the link below. Please complete the form with your child's name and parent contact information. You will need to complete the form for each child enrolling in Church School. Click ADD to register additional children.

Does Your Child Have Allergies?
Food is an important part of our Church School curriculum. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies. Children in preschool through first grade made name tags with parent contact information. You may write your child's allergies on his or her name tag so all teachers and high school assistants may readily see this information. Additionally, we will include this information in the class buckets. Please email Jane Fisher with information about your chid's food allergies.
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March Calendar
The Church School calendar is now available online or as a printable document for your convenience. You may subscribe to the Church School calendar online by clicking on the RSS/iCal button in the upper lefthand corner.
Contact Us
Jane Fisher
Director of Children's Education
The Church of St. Michael and St. George
jfisher@csmsg.org
314-880-9206
Amy Zimmerman
Assistant Director of Children's Education
The Church of St. Michael and St. George
amyz@csmsg.org
314-960-3474
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