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5th & 6th Grade

Registration for 2016-2017
should open online at the end of July.

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Summer Programs for 5th & 6th graders include:

  • 6/27-30: Camp SOAP (Summer of Awesome Programs) for 5th-6th graders - we will focus on serving others in our community AND have fun swimming, creating crafts, exploring the outdoors, and more!Photo of kids at geocaching day.
  • 7/7: Dig into the Summer for 5th-6th graders - a real archeologist will lead us on an actual dig at the Conference & Retreat Center! Be prepared to dig in the dirt, swim in the indoor pool, and have LOTS of fun!
  • 8/2: Summer Fun Day Geocaching - have fun outdoors learning about geocaching (a scavenger hunt using maps/coordinates). Our first one on 6/10 filled up quickly...so register soon!
  • 8/4: Summer Fun Day Geocaching - have fun outdoors learning about geocaching (a scavenger hunt using maps/coordinates). Our first one on 6/10 filled up quickly...so register soon!

Click here for more information and to register! All are welcome - invite a friend or make new ones!


Classes, Times, and Locations
Classes are at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. at Minneapolis and West/Victoria and begin on Rally Sunday, September 11, 2016. Our last day of class is Sunday, April 30, 2017. We do not have class December 18, 25, January 1, or on Easter Sunday (April 16).

Members and non-members are welcome to register throughout the year.  Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families the last week of August (once registrations are processed).

"You all are doing great things with The Way.  [My son] is loving it and simultaneously champing at the bit for confirmation to begin.  Thanks for all of your great work, positive energy, and love for Jesus and these kids!" - parent of a 5th grader

Believing, Belonging, Becoming...
Mount Olivet establishes a dynamic partnership with families in the Christian education and faith development of their children.  Instead of traditional Sunday Church School classes, 5th and 6th graders participate in The Way, a pre-Confirmation program on Sunday mornings. This is an exciting program for young people as they transition from Sunday Church School into Confirmation on their faith journey.

Students in 5th and 6th grades are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life. We focus on Jesus' call to serve others.

While the students learn about the Bible, Martin Luther, and other typical Sunday School lessons, the program has several differences, including:

  • A unique format on Sunday mornings with large and small groups to build friendships and get to know one another.
  • We have our own events:
    • Fifth graders will participate in a Bible Presentation with their parents on Sunday, October 9 or on Reformation Sunday, October 30
    • Sixth graders participate in Holy Communion on Sunday, April 30, 2017, to mark the beginning  of their Confirmation journey.  Details will be emailed from our Confirmation coordinators in the Spring:
      MPLS Angie St. Dennis angelas@mtolivet.org 612.767.2244
      WEST Zach Spirov zachs@mtolivet.org 952.767.1583
    • Social and service events during the yePhoto at Feed My Starving Children volunteer event.ar!  We will announce these events during class and via email.  Past events include bowling, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, and a fun evening at GrandSlam.  See the calendar below for upcoming events and to register. Members, visitors, and friends are all welcome to attend these events and  Sunday morning classes.

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Special Needs
For families with children with special needs, we offer Sunday Morning Friends at 11am at our Minneapolis campus. Dedicated individuals and professionals in the field volunteer on Sunday mornings to provide children with a loving and flexible Sunday School experience. Alternatively, if parents would rather have their child paired with an assistant in a typical classroom, we are happy to find a partner for your child.  Please contact Amber (MPLS) or Tasha (WEST) to start planning a successful and meaningful learning path for your child.

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The Way is so fun! I really like that we get to go to cool places like GrandSlam and have other things we can do that are just for us .” Andrew, 6th grader

Jul
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July 28
Thursday 8:00 AM
Come spend the day hanging out with Amber and Tasha out at West! We will have activities, snacks, crafts, and games to play. Daily check-in 8:00 A.M. and Daily pick-up 4:30 P.M. Come ready with plenty of energy!

Cost: $40 for the day. Includes: Activities, snacks, and crafts. Contact: Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org 952.767.1504), Amber Kuntz (Amberk@mtolivet.org 612.767.2285), or Josh Nelson (Joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284)

1 Click Registration with My Mount Olivet: https://mtolivet.elexiopulse.com/default.aspx/#Events-id=6021

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
West: Fellowship Hall
Aug
02
August 02
Tuesday 8:00 AM
Check on your Geocache with Tasha and Amber out at the West Campus! We will go back out to see who has found our geocache.

Cost: $40 for the day. Includes: Activities, snacks, and crafts. Contact: Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org 952.767.1504), Amber Kuntz (Amberk@mtolivet.org 612.767.2285), or Josh Nelson (Joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284)

1 Click Registration with My Mount Olivet: https://mtolivet.elexiopulse.com/default.aspx/#Events-id=6022

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
West: Fellowship Hall
Aug
02
August 02
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $30. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
Minneapolis: Classroom 482/486
Aug
03
August 03
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $30. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
Minneapolis: Classroom 482/486
Aug
04
August 04
Thursday 8:00 AM
See who found our geocache with Amber and Tasha at the MPLS campus! We will spend the day hanging out and going back out to see who has found our geocache.

Cost: $40 for the day. Includes: Activities, snacks, and crafts. Contact: Amber Kuntz (Amberk@mtolivet.org 612.767.2285), Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org 952.767.1504), or Josh Nelson (Joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284)

1 Click Registration with My Mount Olivet: https://mtolivet.elexiopulse.com/default.aspx/#Events-id=6023

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
Minneapolis: Gym