Each week the children attend a 15 minute chapel that is led by Pastor Drex. Pastor Drex is the Senior Pastor at All Saints and during chapel he creatively teaches the children the weekly Bible lesson and also leads them in song with his guitar. Two times during the course of the school year the children attend a Sunday morning worship service and sing the songs that they have learned during chapel. They do such a wonderful job!
The children are asked to bring a weekly offering to give during chapel. Each year the chapel money is donated to a variety of different organizations - both locally and around the world. These charities are selected by gathering input from families, staff, and the preschool board. In the past money has been given to help purchase a piece of property for a new preschool that is growing in a small village in Costa Rica, to provide Vacation Bible School materials and supplies for children in Costa Rica, to Compassion International, and to help send children in need to local camps.
A couple times throughout the year the children will bring in select items in lieu of cash offerings for chapel. This has included canned goods to supply local foodbanks and even school supplies to populate school care packages. Pictured below is one classroom displaying a sample of the 50 care packages that were sent to United States Military Personnel that were stationed in Iraq. These care packages were distributed by U.S. soldiers to elementary age children in Iraq. It is through initiatives such as these that children begin to learn the importance of giving outside of themselves. It is a blessing to witness such selfless giving by such beautiful children.
Sherryl from The Yoga Center comes once a month to help the children increase flexibility doing yoga designed for their little bodies! This class is included with tuition!
This is the early literacy program that is used at Little Saints. The feedback we have received from parents is absolutely incredible. We've even gotten thank you phone calls from parents of Kindergartners - indicating that their child is reading well ahead of their classmates, and they believe it is due to Little Saints and Zoophonics. For more information on this incredible program visit www.zoophonics.com.
Depending on which curriculum a child is enrolled in they will participate in a Kindermusik class between 4 and 12 times in one school year. This program is included as part of regular tuition payments.
Once or twice each month all children at Little Saints have the opportunity to participate in a creative dance class. This class is full of energetic and uplifting secular and Christian music. Miss Ginny from Ginny's Danceworks comes on-site to conduct these classes and they are a favorite among all the children. This is also a part of regular tuition payments.
Motor Moms and Dads
Motor Moms and Dads is a program that allows children to participate in physical activities that enhance learning success. This program is a parent led initiative that provides children with opportunities to improve the motor skills they need to be academically successful. This program is currently offered in over 400 different elementary and preschools across Michigan and is designed for children aged 3-7. Little Saints is belssed to have enough parents available to offer this program to children several times each week.
A Hands-On Science Lab and Spanish instructor will come once a month. All of these classes are included with monthly tuition!
Little Saints Christian School 810-746-0238