December 13, 2018
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
Church School Update
Return Advent Giving Tree Gifts
If you took an ornament from the Advent Giving Tree, please return the unwrapped gift and place it under the tree in the Great Hall no later than this Sunday, December 16. Each ornament on the tree represents a gift for a child at the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. If you did not take an ornament but want to participate in our Advent Giving project, please bring a book, toy, game, or clothing item for a child age birth to 12 years. The St. Louis Crisis Nursery provides short-term, emergency shelter for families facing an emergency or crisis. For more information, visit

Please Note: December 16 is the last Sunday for Church School this year. There will be no Church School services or classes on December 23 or 30. Services and classes resume on Sunday, January 6.

Here's what is going on in Church School this Sunday, December 16:

Preschool I and II, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten
Students continue learning about the season of Advent. What color is the candle we light on the Advent wreath today? Why is it different? Mary and Joseph walked a long way to the city of Bethlehem. When they finally arrived there was no place for them to stay. What did they do? For craft, students make an angel ornament.

First Grade
First grade students continue learning about Advent. What color is the candle we light on the Advent wreath today? Why is it different? There is another candle in the church called the Paschal Candle. Students learn why we don't light this candle during Advent. First grade students make a Nativity craft for their binders.

Second Grade
For the past several weeks, second grade students have been learning about Jesus's ancestors from the Old Testament and making Jesse Tree ornaments to represent these people and their stories. This Sunday, they make the final ornament for their Jesse Tree wreaths, the ornament representing the birth of Jesus.

Third Grade
During Advent, third grade students put together care packages for CSMSG parishioners living at the Gatesworth, a senior living community. This week make an angel ornament and assemble the care packages.

Fourth and Fifth Grades
Fourth and fifth grade students learn about Elizabeth and her husband, Zechariah. The angel Gabriel tells Elizabeth she is going to have a child. Who is her son? Who else does Gabriel visit and tell she is going to have a baby?
Breakfast with St. Nicholas
Thank you to all the families who joined us for Breakfast with St. Nicholas. More than 100 people enjoyed breakfast served by members of CSMSG's youth ministry and heard the true story of St. Nicholas from the man himself. Children placed a shoe in the hall outside the Great Hall and received gold coins from St. Nicholas. Please join us for the next Church School event, Epiphany Family Night, on Sunday, January 6.
Nativity Pageant
All Church School students are invited to dress as an angel, sheep, or shepherd and participate in the Nativity Pageant on Christmas Eve. Rehearsal will be held Sunday, December 23, at 1:15pm. Rehearsal is not mandatory but if it is your child's first time to participate it may be helpful to attend.
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.
December 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
Amy Zimmerman
Assistant Director of Children's Education
The Church of St. Michael and St. George
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