Immaculate Conception Elementary School

FUTURE HOME OF PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 5

Currently, Grade 4 students aren in temporary classrooms at Holy Angels Elementary, while Grade 5 students attend classes at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School prior to the opening of our new building. Eventually, both the preschool and lower elementary will be in the new building at Immaculate Conception.  More information.


OVERVIEW

Along with an increase in physical stamina, attention span and memory, comes a growing need for independence and personal responsibility. Friendships take on a new dimension. Students question, explore and try on new roles which are fielded by an understanding and compassionate staff. Surrounding the students are qualified educators who have Christ as their partner in helping decide not just what is acceptable, but what is worthy of admiration in today’s world.


WHAT MAKES IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ELEMENTARY UNIQUE

  • Small class sizes
  • Research-based, small group literacy program
  • Caring and nurturing environment
  • K-12 curriculum mapping
  • Weekly FROG (Fully Rely On God) or TEC (Together Encounter Christ) faith formation
  • Framework-first approach to conceptual understanding of mathematics
  • Year-round, individualized progress monitoring via standardized tests
  • Support for learners of all abilities
  • Student participation in Mass,  Adoration, Rosary and more
  • Professional Learning Communities for consistency among teaches
  • Weekly art, library, keyboarding, music and physical education instruction; optional Spanish and choir
  • GladFriends mentoring program
  • Chef-prepared, whole foods hot lunch program
  • 4th Grade Michigan History curriculum
  • 5th Grade signature service trip to Feeding America
  • St. Joseph Club before/after school care

Learn why Catholic schools are so effective by attending one of our upcoming open houses. Then, learn about tuition, grants and the registration process.


KINDERGARTEN: BIG FIRST STEP

Kindergarteners must be 5 by September 1. Round-up is held in April, and is a great way to make sure your child is ready for the big step into Kindergarten.


READING UNLOCKS LEARNING

Our reading initiative is designed to help students master the art of reading, so they’ll be well-prepared for learning later on. We dedicate 90-120 minutes of uninterrupted instruction to literacy each day. To learn more about this research-based approach, please visit the Reading area of our website.


WHERE FAITH COMES TO LIFE

Weekly Mass is celebrated most Thursday mornings at St. Francis Parish.  Each class takes turns planning the liturgy and participating in different aspects of Mass, from lectoring to holding Psalm placards. The school week begins with a school-wide praise and worship service in the auditorium entitled, “Fully Rely On God,” or FROG time. Parents and grandparents and other special friends are most welcome!

Learn why Catholic schools are so effective by attending one of our upcoming open houses. Then, learn about tuition, grants and the registration process.


WHERE FAITH COMES TO LIFE

Weekly Mass is celebrated. Each class takes turns planning the liturgy and participating in different aspects of Mass, from reading, cantoring and choir, to servers and greeters.  Other highlights of the year include the annual All Saints Day Mass and the Living Rosary.


BAND

All fifth graders are enrolled in Band for the first semester. After nine weeks of general music instruction and an assessment of musical aptitude, they are guided to the selection of a musical instruments. Students can opt out of Band at the end of the first semester, and then are given the opportunity to participate in a vocal music class.


“EXTRA” SPECIAL AT OUR SCHOOL

We are blessed with outstanding parent volunteers who enable us to provide a wide range of enriching opportunities, including keyboarding, Spanish, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Girls on the Run, K-Kids (Kiwanis), Boy Scouts, Hands of Faith, praise choir and athletics.

  • Our outstanding Praise Choir meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:30.
  • Spanish is taught before or after school, three times per week. In this way, we are able to provide students with a valuable elective without compromising instruction time in core/critical areas.

Principal: Jessica Lesinski
Assistant Principal:  Maureen DeYoung
Secretaries: Nikki Kleinrichert and  Denise Krueger

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