Prince of Peace Elementary (1st - 6th Grade)
The Elementary SOR Program follows the (normal) school year, running from September - May.
This year, 2020-21, due to COVID-19, we are offering families a home-study program with opportunities to gather.
All opportunities will take place outside or in the Church following all safety protocols. During this year of COVID-19 safety regulations, no on-site events are mandatory.
Sunday, September 13th, 1-3:30 p.m.
You will pick up your family’s materials in a Drive-Through pick-up in the Circle Drive. Shannon will send more information to registered families before the event.
Weekly Home Lessons
Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation - Saint Mary’s Press (SMP) Discover.
Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation - Dynamic Catholic's Blessed
3rd Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
4th Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
5th Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
6th Grade - Catholic Sprouts: The Virtues for Catholic Youth
In years past, our home lessons were online. This year, in response to parents reporting that they
- are feeling overwhelmed with so many school materials being presented online, and/or
- want a more spiritual and less academic approach, and/or
- miss real materials in their hands as they work with their child(ren),...
we are going old-school, with Bibles and books.
This is going to be a family-friendly, cozy approach to Our Faith. You will receive a syllabus at the start of the year, as always. The syllabus will show you where to turn to in your materials to enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet with your child(ren) on the couch as you talk about God’s love and His plan for them. As well, Shannon will continue to send out a weekly newsletter reminding families of where they should be in the syllabus.
The SMP Discover program is centered around the Catholic Children’s Bible. For years families have reported to me (Shannon) that you want to read more of the Bible. However, by the time you completed the home lessons in another program, you lost valuable time you could have spent in the Bible with your child. This year, your lessons are in the Bible! You will turn to the given Bible story/passage for that week and read with your child. Then, you'll complete a fun worksheet with your child. The only online component will be to complete a short Google Survey after each weekly lesson.
For more on Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation, see the Sacramental Preparation web page.
For more on the Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation and the Dynamic Catholic Blessed program, see the Sacramental Preparation Web Page.
6th-Graders are growing out of Elementary materials but not quite ready for Confirmation preparation. For this reason, we’ve selected the Catholic Sprouts: The Virtues for Catholic Youth program.
Over the course of 12 weeks (6 lessons in the fall, 6 in the spring), our 6-Grade students will explore Humility, Purity, Mortification, Gratitude, Faith, Generosity, Love, Forgiveness, Hope and Zeal for the Mission.
Each lesson explores a common vice, such as pride, lust, gluttony or envy, and then God’s antidote to this vice: the corresponding virtue. The study unpacks this virtue further by discussing a saint that exemplified it. Each lesson concludes with a simple but powerful challenge to help our older students live out what they have studied.
1st child $65
2nd child $65
3rd child $65
4th + 0
Sacramental fee $40/child in a sacramental year:
1st & 2nd grade
7th & 8th Grade
Parents are expected to follow the syllabus and faithfully work with their children at home on their home lessons.
If you have any concerns about completing home lessons, contact Shannon, the Director of Children's Ministry for help.
Prince of Peace endeavors to serve all parish families to the best of our ability. There are a number of families within our community dealing with challenges associated with raising children with special needs.
Each situation is unique and may include challenges that may involve medical, behavioral, language, and/or learning issues. If you are in such a situation and feel that you or your child(ren) need accommodations, contact our Parish Advocate for People with Disabilities, Roxanne Hug at SpecialNeeds@popolathe.org at registration or as early as possible in the school year.
Roxanne serves as a liaison between people with disabilities and the parish, and between the parish and the diocesan ministry of people with disabilities. As such, she will work with you and your family to tailor a program to your needs. We may ask to see your child's IEP or 504 to compliment it with our program.
Sacramental Preparation for Older Children
Children in the 3rd-6th Grade who have yet to make their sacraments and desire to do so work with Meighan Ott in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program.
For those children in the 3rd-6th Grade preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and/or First Communion, contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 390-3165 for details.
Click HERE for more information on the Sacramental Preparation Page for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Prince of Peace respects the institutions of family and parish. Religious education, including sacramental preparation, take place primarily within one's family, under the umbrella of one's home parish.