Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm
St. Joseph School will celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week starting on Sunday January 26th with an Open House at 10 a.m. followed by a Family Mass and lunch provided by Subway. The Open House is for all prospective students and pre-registration is not required.
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2014 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities — small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. There is no better way to invest in a child’s future — or the future of our world.
In recognition of Catholic Schools' Week, students will participate in Crazy Hat and/or Hair Day on Monday. Parents are encouraged to join their children for lunch that day and play Bingo. On Tuesday, K-2 students will visit the YMCA for activities including swimming, group exercises and fun in the bounce house. Students in grades 3-8 will go bowling at Mancuso Lanes. Wednesday is Pajama/Movie day and on Thursday students will participate in “House” activities including dancing, trivia, and making Valentine’s gifts for Veterans. The week will wrap up on Friday with a 7th/8th grade Basketball Game and participation in Jump Rope for Heart. The festivities will conclude with a Family Dance on Friday night at the school.
To find out more about St. Joseph School, the Open House or Catholic School’s Week, visit www.sjsbatavia.org or call 343-6154.