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Catholic Schools Week Schedule of Activities

By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD
01/19/2018 | Comments

 

COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 28-Feb. 2 this year. The annual All Schools Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Sheridan, is Feb. 2 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.

AVE MARIA, Parker

PARKER. Ave Maria School in Parker is starting off its celebration of Catholic Schools Week with a spaghetti dinner on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. in Brownstein Hall. On Jan. 28, students, families and staff will host coffee and doughnuts in Brownstein Hall after morning Masses.

Jan. 29 is School Spirit Day. Students can wear spirit wear and jeans. Parker Mayor Mike Waid will proclaim Catholic Schools Week during a student pep rally at 2 p.m., followed by a volleyball tournament with staff and students.

Jan. 30 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.

Jan. 31 is Service Project Day. From 9-10:20 a.m., students in grades K-2 will bring stuffed animals to donate to a children’s hospital and will participate in a Teddy Bear Tea in Brownstein Hall. Students in grades 3-8 will make prayer scarves that will be donated to the Christ in the City ministry.

Feb. 1 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. 2 is Student Appreciation Day. 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.

CORPUS CHRISTI

COLORADO SPRINGS.  Corpus Christi School will begin its celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 28 by having students collect prayer petitions from parishioners at weekend Masses and give talks on Catholic education.

On Jan. 29, there will be a “dress-down” day to raise funds for a Catholic school in Puerto Rico, and a school-wide service project at 1:30 p.m. where students will make bookmarks and spiritual bouquets.

On Jan. 30, fifth-eighth grade students will participate in Vocations Day at St. Mary’s High School, while students in grades 1-4 will have a talent show and classroom celebrations.

On Jan. 31, there will be a competitive food drive and cans of food will be lined up around the perimeter of the school. There will be an open house from 8 a.m-10 a.m.

On Feb. 1, the National Evangelization Team will do a presentation for fifth-eighth grade students. Elementary school students will have several speakers on the topics of careers and vocations.

On Feb. 2, students will participate in the All Schools Mass and all families will receive a book and bookmark. 

DIVINE REDEEMER

COLORADO SPRINGS. Divine Redeemer School will kick off its celebration of Catholic Schools Week by having students participate in the 11 a.m. Mass on Jan. 28.

On Jan. 29, Divine Redeemer will kick off its shoe drive in conjunction with Catholic Charities of Central Colorado titled “5280 Feet of Love.” Students will walk four laps around the school campus.

On Jan. 30, fifth- through eighth-graders will participate in the “Embrace Vocations” day at St. Mary’s High School. Elementary grades will make Valentine’s Day cards for deployed members of the military.

On Jan. 31, the theme will be “Abundance.” Students will illustrate the meaning of abundance for the hall bulletin board and participate in classroom spelling bees.

On Feb. 1, there will be an Eye-Opener Breakfast served by faculty from 6:30-7:45 a.m. For students, it is Pajama Day, and speakers will visit classrooms to talk about vocations.

On Feb. 2, students will participate in the All Schools Mass.

HOLY APOSTLES

COLORADO SPRINGS. Holy Apostles Preschool will begin its celebration of Catholic Schools Week with pajama days on Jan. 29 and 30 and a gesture of appreciation to parents. On Jan. 31-Feb. 1, students will celebrate USA Day and dress in red, white and blue. A priest will visit the preschool and bless each class. On Feb. 2, students will attend the All Schools Mass at St. Dominic Church.

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL

LITTLETON. St. Katharine Drexel Preschool in Littleton will start its celebration of Catholic Schools Week by holding open houses on Jan. 28 after the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses at Pax Christi Parish. Students will also serve doughnuts in the Great Hall after both Masses.

On Jan. 29, a police officer will speak to the class about how to stay safe. On Jan. 30-31, students will enjoy pajama and pizza days. On Jan. 31, students will also assemble care packages that will be distributed through the parish’s ministry to the home-bound. 

ST. PAUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Paul School will start off Catholic Schools week by having students speak on the benefits of Catholic education at Masses on Jan. 28.

On Jan. 29, grandparents are invited to a continental breakfast after morning Mass. Classes will write prayers of intention on lights and put them on the tree outside of the cafeteria. Classes will decorate bags that will be used for lunches distributed to the less fortunate.

On Jan. 30, fifth-eighth grade students will attend Vocations Day at St. Mary’s High School, and clergy and religious will speak to the lower grades about religious vocations.

On Jan. 31, the student council will show appreciation to parents by passing out doughnuts and coffee in the car line and the lobby. Students will put together lunches or treat bags.

On Feb. 1, there will be a traveling coffee cart for staff and a Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon sponsored by room parents. Also, there will be an assembly after morning Mass to acknowledge altar servers for their service.  

On Feb. 2, students will participate in the All Schools Mass at St. Dominic Parish. 

On Feb. 11, there will be an open house in Julie Penrose Hall from 9 a.m.-noon.

ST. PETER

MONUMENT. St. Paul School will start off Catholic Schools week by having students speak on the benefits of Catholic education at Masses on Jan. 28.

On Jan. 29, grandparents are invited to a continental breakfast after morning Mass. Classes will write prayers of intention on lights and put them on the tree outside of the cafeteria. Classes will decorate bags that will be used for lunches distributed to the less fortunate.

On Jan. 30, fifth-eighth grade students will attend Vocations Day at St. Mary’s High School, and clergy and religious will speak to the lower grades about religious vocations.

On Jan. 31, the student council will show appreciation to parents by passing out doughnuts and coffee in the car line and the lobby. Students will put together lunches or treat bags.

On Feb. 1, there will be a traveling coffee cart for staff and a Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon sponsored by room parents. Also, there will be an assembly after morning Mass to acknowledge altar servers for their service.  

On Feb. 2, students will participate in the All Schools Mass at St. Dominic Parish. 

On Feb. 11, there will be an open house in Julie Penrose Hall from 9 a.m.-noon.


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