If these fees are a burden to anyone please notify the Religious Education office at 864.679.4110
Checks can be made out to St. Mary's Catholic Church and can be dropped off at the parish office or mailed to:
St. Marys Catholic Church
111 Hampton Avenue
Greenville, SC. 29601
Parish Policy on Active Membership
Being Registered in the parish for a sufficient time
Faithful attendance at Mass on Sundays ans Holy Days of Obligation
Use of the envelopes system in the financial support of our Parish
If you use EFT for your donations; still place your envolpes in the collection plates for a record of your regular Mass attendance.
TO: ParentsFROM: St. Mary’s RE OfficeSUBJECT: Prevention Education Notice / Opt-OutDate: August 2021
St. Mary’s RE will present a sexual abuse prevention program, Teaching Touching Safety, to our students on 13 October 2021, with a make-up date of 10 November 2021. This program is provided to us by the Diocese of Charleston and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain safe environments for all children and youth in our care.
The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at St. Mary’s RE. As parents, you have the right to choose whether your student participates in the program. We encourage you to read the “overview” and “lesson plan” assigned to your child’s age group to understand exactly what your child will be taught. You can view the information on the St. Mary’s Website buy clicking this link https://smcgvl.org/who-we-are/touching-safety-program/ .
It is important to note, this is basic prevention education and is in no way to be considered sex education or education on private body parts. Neither of these components fall within our educational mandate to provide your child with the information needed to keep them safe from those who would do them harm.
If you wish to “opt” your child out of the prevention education session, please complete the “opt-out” form at the bottom of this page and return it to your child’s teacher no later than 9 September 2021.
What to view when you go to: 1. 1) Founding Principles & Description of the Program 2. 2) Teaching Touching Safety Guide 3. 3) Lesson plans for your families’ grade level
Lesson Plan Materials for Grades K through 2 Lesson Plan Materials for Grades 3 through 5 Lesson Plan Materials for Grades 6 through 8
Link to View Overview and Lesson plan of each age group
All lessons are available in Spanish on the website.
**************************************************************OPT-OUT Form for use with Teaching Touching Safety ProgramSt. Mary's RE does not have my permission to present the Teaching Touching Safety program to my child/children.First and Last Name First and Last Name First and Last Name First and Last Name Parents First and Last Name Signature Date