On Behalf of Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis:
Attention Faith Formation Leaders
How is everyone doing with the Take the Digital Challenge
? Please share what new and innovative ideas you’ve been trying in the new Facebook group, Parish Faith Formation Leaders at OEEC
. Interested in leading effective small groups virtually at your parish? Review this article
from Catechist Journey
for facilitation tips.
On Behalf of Laura McCaffrey, Assistant to the Provost:
Coronavirus Act, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Local Educational Agencies (LEA) provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.
On July 9, 2020
the State Department of Education (SDE) released the attached letter
to public school superintendents in which it acknowledged the interim final rule for CARES Act Funds regarding ESSER funds. The letter states that the grant application form will be changed to reflect the new rule, rather than SDE's June 8 interpretation of the CARES Act.
Before completing the CARES Act Funds consultation, each principal should ask:
- Whether allocation of services is based on total population count or only Title I students.
- How will the public school district use its CARES Act ESSER funds? If the nonpublic share is based on only Title I student count, then the public schools can only use the funds on Title I students, but if the funds seem to benefit non-Title I public school students, principals should seek a proportionate share based on the total participating nonpublic school population.
Please send Laura McCaffrey a copy of the participation form from your LEA when you receive your CARES ACT distribution amount.
An Example of Technology in a classroom for Remote Learning
- Click here
for an example of recommended items to set up a remote learning classroom. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura McCaffrey
K-5 Computer Science Professional Development Opportunity
There is a free Computer Science Fundamentals
K-5 virtual workshop for teachers on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
, sponsored by Sacred Heart University. Any teachers interested are welcome to join on Zoom! The link to sign up for the course is here: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/9067/enroll
VEX IQ Robot Leagues for the 2020 - 2021 School Year
Please contact Laura McCaffrey
if your elementary school is interested in joining the Archdiocese of Hartford VEX IQ Robot Leagues
Digital Resource Page: Remote Learning
Summer is the perfect time to continue to improve your digital literacy. The OEEC invites you to continue to explore the Remote Learning Page
of our website. Be sure to check back often as this page is updated with new information, webinars, videos and other helpful resources. New this week
: Dot and Dash Bowling
! (Downloadable PDF
School Desks Available
Over 100 desks (with chairs attached), previously used at the closed St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School, are available to those schools that may have need of them. Should a school be interested in obtaining the desks, please contact Rev. Joseph Devine at the Saint Gianna Parish Office, 860-236-5965.
On Behalf of Frank Johnson, IT Director at Saint Bridget School in Cheshire
The CREC Cooperative Purchasing Marketplace
Schools looking to save time and money are invited to explore the CREC marketplace
. CREC brings together the buying power of school districts, municipalities, and non-profit organizations offering numerous savings opportunities. The CREC marketplace
provides an opportunity for your organization to get the best value for supplies by purchasing through our pre-negotiated contracts. The marketplace
brings the ease and convenience of ordering from multiple vendors on one site, while knowing that the contracts you are purchasing from have been chosen according to approved purchasing regulations. The Archdiocese of Hartford schools are a participating member of this organization and we encourage schools to take advantage of this unique opportunity. For more information, please contact Laura McCaffrey
Approved Vendors for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): Supplies from the State of CT
In preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please see this Excel spreadsheet
) with the Archdiocese of Hartford’s approved vendor list to purchase PPE supplies for your school or parish. Please contact Laura McCaffrey
if you have any questions or concerns.
Eagle Environmental, Inc
. will continue to schedule asbestos inspections of school buildings through the summer months. Please continue to work with Helen Rimsa at Eagle Environmental to schedule your asbestos inspection this summer! This is an essential service required by the CT Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Any questions on asbestos inspections please contact Laura McCaffrey
On Behalf of Nicole Perone, Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation:
Upcoming “Community Chat” with TeamRCIA: “Integrating Seekers into RCIA All Year Long”
You have everything you need to start a year-round RCIA process: the people, support from the pastor, meeting space, and an engaged team. But now what? Exactly how do you proceed with the actual logistics of welcoming new seekers at different times and different levels? How do you integrate new people at any time of year without repeating yourself over and over again?
Come discover the steps you need to take to implement an ongoing initiation process on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to register
for this conversation.