Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration during which all Catholic schools in the country celebrate our Catholic identity! Each day of the week has a specially designated theme that we celebrate and honor. It is a fun week filled with activities that remind us of who we are and the faith of our community that brings us together. The schedule of events for the week for the includes:
Theme: Celebrate Your Community
A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.
All School: Morning Prayer, make cards for elderly and Sisters at Ipswich and Worcester
Lower School: Prepare cards to send to Ipswich and Worcester
Upper School: Visit to local Nursing Home and distribute cards on Friday, February 1st at 3 p.m.
Theme: Celebrate Your Students
Schools celebrate students during National Catholic Schools Week by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments.
All School: Morning Prayer
Upper School: Students have a free dress down day and a homework pass! Teachers make tasty treats for students to enjoy at lunch!
Lower School: Each class chooses a theme for their free dress down day! Tasty treats will be offered to the students during recess/lunch. No quizzes/tests and no homework
Theme: Celebrate The Nation
On National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools, students, families, educators and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders. They pray for the nation and recognize all those who serve it.
All School: Morning Prayer. Write one thing about America that you are grateful for on the Map of the United States handout. Tape handouts to poster board. Hang poster board up in classroom as a reminder to always be grateful for the country we live in!
Theme: Celebrate Vocations
By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life.
All School: Morning Prayer. Catholic Schools Week Liturgy at 11:00 a.m. with special tribute honoring SNDdeNs
Cafe not open for lunch. All students may bring a bagged lunch or order a bagged lunch
Upper School: 1804 Society hosts reception with light refreshments for Sisters and Board after liturgy in the parlors.
Theme: Celebrate Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
On this day, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their important work and thank the parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners and school board members who provide volunteer service.
All School: Morning Prayer. Prayer Cards for faculty and staff distributed by principals.
Upper School: Students can write a thank you note for faculty/staff and FoNDA in the second floor hallway! Dress down day and catered luncheon for faculty and staff from 12:10-1:10 p.m. Visit to local nursing home and distribute cards on Friday, February 1 at 3 p.m.
Lower School: Students will deliver letters of appreciation to faculty and staff. Teacher Appreciation Breakfast from 7-7:45 a.m. Student vs. Teacher activities for grades 3-8 in the gym from 10:00-11:00 a.m.; movies and other fun activities for grades PreK-2.