Catholic Schools Week – this year day 100 of school happens on Tuesday, too. Both are big events in the primary grades. The following display beautifully combines both of them.
It amazes me the variety of things that the children get excited about. There’s kudos from the children to so many in our school on this wall. We have everything represented from Father Townsend to flash cards, the Sisters to hot lunch. Grandparent’s day is also on the wall.
Other events for the week include:
Monday –Parent and Grandparents’ Day – Come for Mass, a donut with your children/grandchildren and a program by the children.
Tuesday – Student Day – Madonna Wellness and Safety programs, Read and Feed, and Ice Cream Sundaes are in order
Wednesday – the Lord’s Day – we have Exposition after Mass and Adoration through the day with Benediction at 3:00. We also have a vocation panel of a seminarian, novice and a Knight of the Holy Eucharist.
Thursday – Missions Day – 6th graders run a mission Carnival for the younger children which will culminate in “Kissing of the Pig” by the teacher in whose bank the most money is placed! Mary’s Meals is the undisputed winner as all proceeds go there.
Friday – Faculty and Staff Day – SFA (School Family Association) hosts a luncheon for all teachers and staff after the 1:30 dismissal.
We will be compiling a large cross on the wall made of contributions from all the children. Kids come dressed in variations on the norm throughout the week, from faith based shirts to pajamas (this one took a little while to sell to me, but the kids had fun with it last year.)
We look forward very much to the upcoming week. If children are sick next week it is not uncommon for them to be in tears as they really do not want to miss the festivities planned. May God continue to bless our school, our families and our efforts to be conformed to His likeness.