Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples, and enriched citizens in our communities, we, as educators, are growing with them. In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants, and leaders. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.
The official CSW logo brings the theme to life. The open book made up of multi-colored pages symbolizes how all areas of Catholic schools blend together, with faith — symbolized by the cross — at the forefront. Catholic schools are vibrant, dynamic and excellent.
We will be starting our celebration of Catholic Schools Week with opening Mass on
Sunday, January 26 at the 11:00 Mass at St. Catharine. We will have an Open House on that Sunday for any interested parents and those in our parish community who would like to take a tour of the school. Our Advisory Board and Student Council members will assist with this Open House. The Open House follows the 11:00 Mass and will be held from 12:00 – 2:00.
Monday, January 27 we will start our “Penny Wars” that will generate funds to be donated to the Harmony Project. This is a group that Mrs. Ann Everett has been part of for a number of years. In addition to the beautiful music that is generated by this group, their funds and service to the Columbus community are seen through a variety of outreach programs. This Penny Wars will continue through Friday, January 31. You can read more about Penny Wars in this week's issue of the Insider.
Tuesday, we are hoping to have a speaker to further our discussion of service to the community.
Wednesday we have our school Mass. Following the school Mass, Father Dury will lead the student body in the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the school. Each day since last Wednesday, a different class has been leading the school in a special prayer dedicated to the Sacred Heart during the morning prayer time.
Thursday, January 30, the 8th grade students have been working on researching the virtues that they have painted on the corridors of the school. The classes will walk around to the location of these virtues and not only learn more about them but hear what these virtues look like in the daily lives of our students.
Friday, January 31, the Home and School is dropping off a luncheon for the teachers in thanks for their dedication to the students at St. Catharine School. In the afternoon, the faculty will play the 8th grade students in a friendly game of volleyball!
As always, our parents are always welcome to join us for any of the events to celebrate our school during this Catholic Schools Week celebration!
Until Next Week,