In the past, teachers have sponsored many different types of clubs for students to participate in at Regina Elementary — Science Club, Running Club, Arts and Crafts Club, Cooking Club and Games Club, just to name a few.
From the idea of Sister Mary Frances Michalec, a Notre Dame Sister who is director of religious education and student council advisor, came the new Elizabeth Ann Seton Club. It is named after a saint special to Catholic education.
The goal of this club is to help each member grow in her relationship with God through daily prayer, sacraments and service to others. Service to teachers is especially important, since Elizabeth Ann Seton started the first Catholic school in the United States.
Members meet for 10 minutes of prayer on Tuesdays in the chapel. Each member is required to be an aide to a teacher once a week. Duties also include attending monthly meetings, knowing the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and being involved in school service projects. Members should also be role models at school, home and in the parish community. This club calls them to be examples of leadership and to respect others, refraining from bullying and sharing unkind words.
Sr. Michalec’s next club will be The Don Bosco Club, named after St. Don Bosco, father and teacher of youth.