The Education Committee met Oct 1 at 4:30 pm. Renee, Janet, Karen and Pam attended.
We discussed ways to measure Sunday School - attendance, program effectiveness, etc. Currently attendance is running about 15 to 20 each week, bur there are about 60 children of Sunday School age on the church roster. Attendance is best for Pre K - 4th grade, but dramatically declines for 5-12 grades. We will be looking at ways to strengthen and hopefully expand the program to something to be more attractive to older children and families.
Adult Forum -
Have had one or two people in attendance each week so far.
Science & Religion Lectures begin Thursday Oct 9. Pam, Karen and Renee will be available to set up, start coffee, and clean up each week.
Vacation Bible School will be July 13-17, from 5 to 8 pm. The theme will be Augsburg's Discovery Canyon. With an anticipated attendance of 40 students, the cost per student will be about $53. A special offering will be taken, but we will not charge a registration fee so that the program can be more attractive to community families. A list of items to donate will be available by April.
The Christmas Trolley will run Dec 11 from 6:30 until 8:30. The cost (which includes the driver's tip) will be $14 per person. Sign up sheets will be distributed to Sunday School students early in November, then to the Montessori students. If space is still available (we have 3 trolleys reserved) then we will put a notice in the church bulletin Nov 30 and Dec 7.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 5 at 4:30pm.
2008 -2009 Calendar
Oct 1 - Committee Meeting
9, 16, 23, 30 Science and Religion Lectures and Discussion
15 - Wednesday, Movie "Luther" to be shown in Sanctuary for for everyone
Nov -2 All Saints Sunday, start Trolley sign up
5 - Committee Meeting
13, 20 Final Science and Religion Lectures and Discussion
Involve Sunday School with the Kamiloiki toiletry kit project
30 1st Sunday of Advent
Dec 3 - Committee meeting
11 - Trolley tour of Honolulu Lights
14 - Marathon - No morning services or Sunday School
24 - Wednesday - Christmas Eve Services. Children needed for readings at early service
28 No Sunday School
Feb 22 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
March 15, 22, 29 First Communion Training during Sunday School hour
Apr. 5 Palm Sunday , First Communion
Apr. 12 Easter (Egg Hunt)
May 31 Pentecost, Sunday School Celebration Sunday
June 7, 14, 21, 28 VBS Preparations between services
June 25 - 27 Possible Day Camp at Calvary for K-6 graders, 9 - 2 PM with Waipo counselors
July 11, 12 VBS Set Up
July 13 - 17 Discovery Canyon VBS, 5-8 PM
Education Meeting Notes - October 2008