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KerryD 12-27-2007 09:19 AM

Catholic Schools Week
I was just wondering what your school has planned for Catholic Schools Week. Thanks!

City Mouse 12-27-2007 12:57 PM

Good Question...I'll let you know when I find out! :)
I'll probably have my K kids do something about why they like going to Catholic School.

Patty 12-27-2007 01:34 PM

What is the theme this year? Every year we decorate our classroom doors to illustrate the current theme. Some are easier than others.

sharon77 12-28-2007 08:19 AM

I know that we have a few dress up days planned, our whole school (only @140 kids) goes bowling one afternoon, and we have a Deanery mass with the other Catholic schools in our county. I haven't heard what else we'll be doing yet.
The theme is Catholic Schools Light the Way. Here's a link with more info:

yowz 12-29-2007 09:04 PM

all out
our school seems to go all out every year leaving not much time for "actual work." This year we actually scaled down a bit...
Sunday is opening liturgy. We have a pajama day, prayer service each day, movie day, ice cream sundaes, family projects, workshops (which consists of teachers and parent planning special activities to do like paper airplanes and stuff), flag ceremonies, ice skating, religion bees, handwriting contests, alumni assembly, family breakfast... and other things i can't think of. we are going to try and have some parents or volunteers compete in an "Are you smarter than our fifth graders" game.

For halloween each year we dress up and have a parade of saints. I like this idea with the theme this year. i wish we could do it for CSW instead. If your school hasn't maybe its an idea you can steal. Everyone researches a saint or holy person from the bible and shares the info with the whole school.

KerryD 12-31-2007 09:39 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful ideas! Now I'll have to check with the principal to see what she will allow. Thank you! Happy New Year!

Gloria 01-01-2008 08:10 PM

We have an Art Fair all week

We have a storyteller come at night and all the kids and parents come in pj's and bring blankets

We have a Students Appreciation Day. The kids get to choose DQ or a neighborhood Deli. They pay for their own lunches and get to drink soda

We have a Teacher Appreciation Day and the kids get out at 12:30 and the faculty has a catered Lunch and then we get to leave early.

We have a grade levels Mass and grandparents can come and the students get to sit with their grandparents and not just with their class

The kids also get an ice cream treat another day.

This what I know about so far.

mht 01-07-2008 04:48 PM

Wow it sounds like a lot of your schools go all out. It seems like we really tame it down. Monday Mass Tuesday I think is teacher appreciation which is breakfast I think, Wed. school wide spelling bee, Thurs. we present our projects to the school and then that night for the parents and Friday student appreciation. There are some open house days for people to tour the school but other than that it is business as usual. It sounds like a lot more fun at your schools. I think I might talk to my principal.. Thank you for some of the ideas.:)

City Mouse 01-08-2008 08:53 PM

Well, I found out about our Catholic Schools week plans today. It actually seems that we're not doing much for that week. We're going to have a pajama day one day, then we're going to have a parents/grandparents day Mass where the kids can go have donuts with whoever comes with them after Mass(that should mess up morning lessons pretty well, lol!), there is a principal/priest day where the kids make thank you cards for our principal and priest. Then, on Friday, we have no school so the teachers can have a staff meeting :rolleyes: and go to a teacher appreciation banquet for the Archdiocese.

Limusser 01-23-2008 06:04 PM

Our CSW begins on Sunday as well with a Mass, open house and book fair.
Monday - we play all school bingo
Tuesday - the students get to wear their favorite cap and get a treat for student appreciation - We also have pastries for parents that morning before school starts
Wednesday - we have a school wide service project - jump for your heart - plus teachers get a luncheon:)
Thursday - we have special programs: Jungle Terri for the primary and Illusion Factory for the upper grades
Friday - we end the day with a mass

Mom4a_and_c 01-26-2008 01:52 PM

Sunday- Mass and open house.

Monday- is School Spirit Day. We have a dress down day and wear school colors. We also have a pep ralley in the afternoon.

Tuesday-Get up & Move Day. Songs are played intermittently dring the day and the kids get up and move. (YMCA, Chacha Slide, Electric Slide, you get the idea.)

Wednesday- Nut Day (No uniform Today) ALso an assembly from the local science center.

Thursday- Weekday mass. Volunteer Day -brunch for volunteers with students. ALso Crazy hat day (after church).

Friday-Grandparents Day- Spaghetti dinner with grandparents.

TwoMonkeys 01-26-2008 04:53 PM

Here's what we are doing..

Sunday - wear uniform to mass (we are a 3 parish school) and Open House at school

Monday - Put student made "luminaries" out in the hallways to connect all classrooms with "light". The art classes also drew on the sidewalks with chalk to reflect this year's theme. It rained so I hope some of it is still there! It's also a dress down "Green and Gold" day where students can wear jeans and a shirt in the school colors if they wore their uniform to mass on Sunday. Ofcourse, we have no way of knowing if they really did or not unless we happen to see them there so we just have to take the parents word for it when they send in a note.

Tuesday - We will read success stories of saints and heros in class and will have an "international" rosary with parents who speak different languages saying a part of the rosary in their language. We do several decades ( I can't remember how many) and it is so hard for my first graders to sit through it, especially since they don't understand the languages, but it is nice.

Wednesday - There will be a magic show for the K - 4th grade classes and a drama presentation for the 5th -8th. We also write letters of thanks to people who help our school (priests, school board members, etc.)

Thursday - Grandparents join us at flag and in classroom until we go to mass. From 9:30 - 11:00 we will have another open house so that prospective parents can wander around while classes are in session. This is not my favorite day. :-)

Friday - We have our annual jog-a-thon to raise money for the school and have fun. Then the kids are served a pizza lunch and sent home early (yay!)

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