Welcome to PREP!
Classes for grades 1-5 are held on Monday at 4:30, Tuesday at 4:30, or Tuesday at 6:30. Sunday morning PreK-K classes are held during the 9am Mass and 11am Mass on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month (**please scroll down to see schedule - some weeks are different due to holidays**). Our classes generally follow the West Ada School year, beginning in September and ending in early May.
Classes began Sept 12/13/14, 2021
Cut off for 2022 1st Reconciliation/First Eucharist classes is Oct 2021.
Some classes are now full - please call the office for more information.
**Families requesting payment plans, paying by cash or check, or requesting financial aid must complete paper forms. You may do so in the PREP office during office hours: M-Th 9am-12, 1pm-4pm.
2021/22 Schedule Grades 1-5 (Click HERE for complete class schedule)
Sept 13/14, 2021 - May 2/3, 2022
Grades 1-5 meet every Monday or Tuesday EXCEPT the following:
Nov 22/23 - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20/21 & Dec 27/28 - Christmas Break
Jan 17/18 - MLK Day
Feb 21/22 - Presidents Day
Mar 21/22 - Spring Break
Apr 18/19 - Easter
LAST CLASSES: May 2/3
SAVE THE DATE!! VBS - June 27 - July 1, 2022
In general, we follow the West Ada School district calendar for holidays. When West Ada has a Monday off *for a holiday* (like Presidents Day) we will have no classes on that Monday OR Tuesday. This rule does NOT apply for random days off in West Ada schools (for example, there is no school on Oct 4. We WILL have classes that day). We will try to include reminders in our newsletter, which is sent out at least 2 times per month, sometimes more often.
Sunday PreK-K Classes began Sept 12, 2021 and will typically be the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month (some months will be different due to holidays). Click HERE for complete schedule. Last Sunday classes will be April 10, 2022.
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1. Be My Disciples, the curriculum for most of our classes, has some great resources on their website (click here!) for parents and students. There are some activities, including chapter reviews, that are directly linked to the content we would have been covering in class. For most students, the chapters they'll miss are chapters 21-23 or 24. Maybe take a look at it during the time your child would have been in class!
2. RCL Benziger, the publisher of our curriculum, has offered a resource for families to use at home. Here is their message:
"RCL Benziger is committed to supporting parish and school families during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many struggling to find ways to share our faith, we are seeking ways to support the Church in helping you meet the needs of your faith formation programs. RCL Benziger is proud to introduce a new series for families, Sunday Celebrations. We will provide a Sunday Celebrations session for each Sunday over the next 8 weeks.
Welcome to Sunday Celebrations, a free resource from RCL Benziger to help you celebrate Sunday with your family, in your home. Each Sunday’s celebration focuses on the Gospel of the day, and encourages family members of all ages to join in singing, praying, sharing, and celebrating. Suggested songs and craft activities help enliven and extend the celebrations throughout the week."
Each Sunday Celebration is available in English and in Spanish!
Click for more from RCL Benziger!
3. Formed.org - the Holy Apostles code is: 62W3D4 Lots of video resources there, in English and Espanol!
Holy Apostles PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) strives to be a joyful place where children can form relationships, learn that God loves them, grow closer in relationship with Jesus and begin an understanding of the Catholic faith.
Each year classes begin in September but we can add children to the program all year long*. It's never "too late" to make disciples! We're here to serve you and your family.
*except for 2nd Grade and Sacramental Preparation Classes. Call the office for more information.
We look forward to meeting you,
Jennifer Severance & Amy Urian
Holy Apostles PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Team
Jennifer Severance, Coordinator: (208) 888-1182 ext. 3022
Amy Urian, Assistant Coordinator: (208) 888-1182 ext. 3017
Want to know more? Click here for the Holy Apostles Religious Education Parent Handbook
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Contact: Amy Urian | 888.1182, ext. 3017
Jennifer Severance | 888.1182, ext. 3022