St. Herman’s Church School began its Fall cycle of classes on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 3pm to 5pm followed by attendance at the Vespers/Matins services. The Fall cycle includes 6 instructional sessions and rehearsals for a Christmas play and its performance in mid-December.
Every other Saturday, children have the opportunity for Q&A with Father Robert, to learn to sing and to read prayers for a fuller participation at the services, to spend time with kids their age and with adults who arecommitted to their life in the church, to do art and drama activities and to share a meal.
Each session is structured with the following order:
Opening prayer and dialogue: Fr. Robert
Liturgical music and singing: Nevine Nassif
1. Pre-School with Marisa Frate and Natasha Vogt – Focused on Life Themes, Getting Acquainted with other kids, learning to be together
2. Primary with Jennifer Tschumakow and Tim Belk – Focused on Life Themes connected to scripture and workship
3. Intermediate with Katia Arida and Dn. Jeffrey Frate – Focused on the Divine Liturgy
Drama Games/Activities: Sara Belk and Jennifer Wilson
Church Readers practice: Nevine Nassif
Snacks: Marcia Hetman
Susan Arida contributes to curriculum development