Catholic Schools Week – You Have to Love It!

In the words of one of our teachers, “I love CSW, we only get one week all year long to celebrate our school in a big way, let’s do some fun things, get the kids excited.  I love every minute of CSW, and anything I can do to help, I would be glad to do.”  We have events each day which shatter the monotony (if it existed for some here), but still keep some semblance of routine and order in the day.  Many of the events are educational, and in the end, I hope you find the week as enjoyable as we do.    New events for this year include: Teacher Swap, in which teachers trade places; untuck your shirt day in Junior High; and Get Up and Move in which music will spontaneously come over the intercom and everybody gets up and moves, some movement will be entirely spontaneous, at other times there will be suggestions for movement, for the less spontaneous individuals.  In addition we have the many usual events for the week as outlined in the newsletter!

Pope Francis with a child     NCEA 13-14 CSW_Poster

Picture from NCCB website.

Pope Francis has called us to joy.  How do we find joy?  Seek it in the simple, give in love, open our hearts to it in the daily events of life.  The week before us will provide many opportunities to view the world as the Holy Father has asked us, “View the world more as a playground than a penitentiary.” (from the Holy Father through Fr. Meconi in a retreat to us on Jan 1, 2014 at Epiphany House.)

Thank you to all who help us with the events through the week.  We would not be able to do what we do without the help of many individuals.  Also thank you to all of you for sending us your children.  We would look kind of funny around here and we wouldn’t last long without the children.  May God bless us all.

Signature ball point pen

For the article from the Catholic Bishops on Catholic Schools week follow the link:  http://www.usccb.org/news/2014/14-012.cfm

More information on the Committee on Catholic Education is available online: www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catholic-education/

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