Catholic Schools Week is right around the corner. We have been working so hard to plan a fun and exciting week for your children. Catholic education is something to be celebrated! So, here is a detailed schedule of what we have in store for that week.
January 22th - In Our Parish - 9:00 Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Students will be given opportunities to participate in the liturgy, as well as receive a uniform pass for Monday, January 23rd for those who attend Mass in their school uniform.
January 29th - In Our Parish - 8:45 Pancake Breakfast at the Annunciation Catholic Church Activities Center - Breakfast ticket order forms will go home on Monday in brown envelopes. We encourage all students and families to come enjoy a great breakfast and good fellowship. Your student has been working on special projects that will be on display this day.
10:30 Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church - Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in the liturgy, as well as receive a uniform pass for Monday, February 6th for those who attend Mass in their school uniform.
January 30th - In Our Community - This is a non-uniform day. Students will spend the day doing various service projects for people in our community. Please see your teacher's update for more information on what your child's class will be doing.
1:45 Catholic Schools Week kick-off celebration and 50 yard color dash - Students will gather in the gym to hear a very special guest speaker and a little something special by our faculty and staff. Immediately following at 2:00, students will line up outside at the starting line to start the color race. Don't worry moms! Everyone will be given a special Catholic Schools week t-shirt to wear in case the color powder stains. WE NEED COLOR POWDER TOSSERS! We would like for members of the community to join in on our celebration and help by tossing the color powder on the students as they run. If you would like to volunteer for this please contact Katie Fenstermacher. We would also love for there to be local businesses represented on this day. Inspirational signs and posters to encourage the children on their race would also be appreciated. They will cross the finish line and immediately go through the fan/ leaf blower station to get off any excess powder before traveling to the cafeteria to enjoy some hot cocoa. Students will then report straight to carline/bus. Parents may want to bring a towel to cover car seats on this day as a precaution.
January 31st - In Our Nation - Students and invited guests will gather in the gym for morning assembly which will include a guest speaker and a short musical performance by some of our students. Following the assembly at 8:15 students and guests will line up for our first ever In Our Nation Day Parade at 8:30. Parents and military guests are welcome to walk with us or enjoy the parade from our VIP seating which will be located on the front lawn. Parents interested in volunteering on this day please contact Katie Fenstermacher or your child's teacher. After the parade, military guests and the students who invited them, will be escorted to the cafeteria for a reception hosted by the 5th grade class.
February 1st - In Our Parents, Volunteers and Donors - Students will show their appreciation to parents, donors, and volunteers who support our school with time, talent, and/or financial gifts. We are so thankful for all the generous support we receive.
February 2nd - Grandparents' Day - Grandparents are invited and encouraged to join us for Mass at 8:30 followed by classroom receptions and family photos from 9:15 -11:00. Remember to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library on this day!
February 3rd - In Our Students - Students will begin the day with a Friday Morning Glow Dance Party! We will have the gym decked out in black lights for a glowing good time! This is also a non-uniform day for students, however they should wear their white Catholic Schools Week t-shirt (these will be distributed at a later date). After the party is the after party which will take place in the classrooms where students will enjoy a movie and popcorn. Finally, at 12:00 parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join our students for our annual No Ants Picnic in the gym. There will be no lunch orders on this day so please bring a picnic lunch for you and your child(ren).
February 4th - Open House 10:00 – 12:00 Open House for Prospective Students
All faculty and staff will be present to give tours and answer questions. If you know any families who are interested in our school, please tell them about our Open House.