All Religious Education classes for the Fall of 2020 will follow an At Home Format.
What will At-Home look like?
This year we are asking all of our RE Families to “Think Inside the Box”. This year each child will receive a box with their book, curriculum, lesson plan, activities, and art projects all inside. The goal is to provide a family with everything they need for the year even if they don’t have access to a computer. With that said, our website will have extra supplemental materials, activities, and videos.
Our hope is that by “thinking inside the box” we can help you minimize computer use and screen time while also offering a meaningful hands-on learning experience for your children. One of the greatest ways of making this experience meaningful is by bringing you, the parents, into the learning. This may seem like an added stress, but I do believe it will be meaningful for you and your child.
Luckily over the past few years our 7th & 8th grade Confirmation Prep program has used a video-based curriculum. This video-based program easily transitions to an At-Home model. 7th & 8th grade will still pick up their books, but the videos that accompany the book will all be accessible electronically. We are still re-working the other components such as service hours, speakers, and the retreat.
Go At Your Own Pace
Each box will contain a syllabus with recommended chapters and dates. Throughout the year you can follow along with the syllabus or you can go at your own pace. Email reminders and extra supplemental materials will be sent out on the corresponding dates.
1 Child $200
2 Children $250
3 + Children $300
If you are not a parishioner of St. Thomas of Villanova $100 will be added to your balance.
If a child is receiving 1st Communion or Confirmation this year a $50 Sacrament Fee will be added to your balance. You will be invoiced at a later date.
All Are Welcome!
Please do not let financial circumstances prohibit you from registering your child. Payment plans and scholarships are available through the RE Office. Please contact us to discuss options.
Registration this year is done online.
In order to register your child please email the Religious Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a link to the online registration form.
The form is designed so that a family with four children can register. If you have less than 4 children you should skip the additional children sections. The form is not submitted until you reach the final page and click "submit".
Starting this year payments can be made online!
Simply click on the button that matches how many children you are registering.
If you would like to set up a payment plan or if you are in need of a scholarship please contact us at the Religious Education Office to discuss options.