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Catholic Schools Week Schedule of Activities

01/20/2017 | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 29-Feb. 3 this year. The annual All Schools Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Sheridan, is Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Parish in Security. Following is a listing of the various activities planned by schools in the diocese for Catholic Schools Week. 


PARKER. Ave Maria School in Parker is starting off its celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a spaghetti dinner on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in Brownstein Hall. On Jan. 29, students, families and staff will host coffee and doughnuts in Brownstein Hall after morning Masses.
Jan. 30 is School Spirit Day. Students can wear spirit wear and jeans, and Parker Mayor Mike Waid will proclaim Catholic Schools Week during a student pep rally at 2:15 p.m., followed by games between staff and students. 
Jan. 31 is Parent Appreciation Day. Student council members will distribute free drinks to parents during the morning carline. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m., there will be open houses for current and prospective families.
Feb. 1 is Service Day. From 9-10:20 a.m., students in grades K-2 will participate in a Teddy Bear Tea in Brownstein Hall with parents and grandparents. Students in grades 3-8 will participate in a service project to benefit Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. 
Feb. 2 is Faith and Staff Appreciation Day. At 10 a.m., Bishop Sheridan will celebrate an All School Mass at Ave Maria. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., there will be a lunch with Bishop Sheridan, teachers, staff and clergy. 
Feb. 3 is Student Appreciation Day. Preschool through second-graders will have a pajama day, while students in grades 3-7 can wear casual dress. Students will watch a movie and enjoy popcorn in their classrooms. Eighth-graders will travel to Colorado Springs to participate in the All Schools Mass.


COLORADO SPRINGS.  Corpus Christi School will begin its celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 29 by having students participate in all Masses and give talks on Catholic education.
On Jan. 30, the school will introduce a new club, the Kids Care Club, and there will be an all-school service project in the gym from 1:45-2 p.m. during which students will make sleeping mats for the homeless. There will also be an open house.
On Jan. 31, there will be a talent show with refreshments in the gym from 1:45 -2:45 p.m. 
On Feb. 1, students will be answering questions in various academic subjects in order to earn rice that will be delivered to countries in need. The school will also be collecting items for care packages that will be given to first responders and members of the military.
On Feb. 2, the National Evangelization Team will do a presentation for middle-school and junior-high students. Elementary school students will have several speakers on the topics of careers and vocations. 
On Feb. 4, the school will host an Open House at 6 p.m. The entire Corpus Christi community is invited to a spaghetti dinner and raffle.  


COLORADO SPRINGS. Divine Redeemer School will kick off its celebration of Catholic Schools Week by having students perform various roles at the 5 p.m. Mass on Jan. 28. The school will sponsor a dinner or reception after Mass.
On Jan. 30, the school will hold a geography bee.
On Jan. 31, fifth- through eighth-graders will participate in the “Embrace Vocations” day at St. Mary’s High School. Elementary grades will have a field trip. 
On Feb. 1, the theme will be “Saints Alive.” Students will learn about and create posters about saints that will be displayed in hallways and classrooms. 
On Feb. 2, there will be an Eye-Opener Breakfast served by faculty from 6:30-7:30 a.m. For students, it is Pajama Day, and there will be spelling bees.
On Feb. 3, students will participate in the All Schools Mass. 


COLORADO SPRINGS. Holy Apostles Preschool will begin Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 30 by having students make St. Valentine’s Day cards for elderly and homebound parishioners. Father Erin Kochivar will bless students from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Jan. 31 is Pajama Day, and Feb. 1 is Red, White and Blue Day that will feature a hallway parade. On Feb. 2, Father Kochivar will bless the other preschool classes. 


COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Paul School will start off Catholic Schools week by having students speak at Masses on Jan. 29 and holding an open house featuring artwork and pictures from 9 a.m.-noon in Julie Penrose Hall.
On Jan. 30, grandparents are invited to a continental breakfast after morning Mass. Students will hang hearts on a tree outside the cafeteria containing special intentions from parishioners. 
On Jan. 31, fifth-through eighth-grade students will attend the “Embrace Vocations” event at St. Mary’s High School. There will be a lunch served to parish staff, priests and deacons, and clergy and religious will speak to classes about vocations. All St. Paul altar servers will be recognized with a treat bag.
On Feb. 1, parents will receive doughnuts and coffee in appreciation for sending their children to Catholic schools. There will be a parent/child luncheon for preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students. 
On Feb. 2, there will be a traveling coffee cart for staff and a Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon sponsored by room parents.  
On Feb. 3, students will participate in the All Schools Mass.  

ST. PETER, Monument

MONUMENT. St. Peter School in Monument will begin Catholic Schools Week by participating in the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Jan. 29, followed by an open house from noon-2 p.m.  

 On Jan. 30, the theme will be “Get Up and Move through the Decades.” For a donation of $1, students can dress in the attire of the decade of their choice. Students will also complete a service project, followed by a dance party at 2:30 p.m.

On Jan. 31, fifth-through eighth-graders will participate in “Embrace Vocations” day at St. Mary’s High School, while elementary-school students can dress in business attire for the day. They will be visited by the parish priests and deacons, who will discuss their vocation journeys. There will be a movie and popcorn at 2 p.m.

On Feb. 1, Grandfriend Bingo will take place at 8:40 a.m., and students may wear a superhero shirt. There will be a teacher/ student dodgeball game at 2:40 p.m.

Feb. 2 is “Souper Bowl Day.” Students who bring a can of soup are allowed to wear their favorite sports team’s colors. there will also be “Minute to Win It” games and a religion bowl at 2:30 p.m.

On Feb. 3, students will participate in the All Schools Mass.

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