The theme for this year’s National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large. This years CSW marked the 42nd anniversary of this annual celebration. Events of the week included several service projects, Student Awards Assemblies, all school Mass and vocational panels.
Schedule of Events
• Sunday, January 31
St. Charles has added this day to celebrate their parish. Cards of appreciation and loaves of bread will be given to all families who attend Sunday Mass @ 11am.
• Monday, January 26—Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Community
P.E.C.A.: Lunch with local tribal leaders. Clean up at Crow Agency and St. Dennis. Donate concession money to St. Dennis.
St. Charles: CSW Kick-Off Assembly. Each class plans a service project for the week. CSW Quiz Bowl. Mass with Bishop Michael @ 1:30pm.
St. Labre K-4: Lunch with grandparents. Classes make posters of appreciation for various departments on campus.
St Labre Middle: Lunch with grandparents.
St. Labre HS: Lunch with grandparents. “Find the Pope” contest day #1.
• Tuesday, January 27—Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Students
P.E.C.A.: Mass with Bishop Michael @ 9am. Professional wear. Small gift baskets to all students.
St. Charles: Student Award Assembly, Bingo, and Ice Cream Social.
St. Labre K-4: Mass with Bishop Michael @ 1:30pm. Students receive cross necklaces, fudge bars, and extra recess. Professional wear.
St Labre Middle: Mass with Bishop Michael @ 1:30pm. Student Award Ceremony. Students receive cross necklaces. Professional wear.
St. Labre HS: Mass with Bishop Michael @ 1:30pm. Student Award Ceremony with freshmen Bible blessing and distribution. Catholic Cartoons Day. “Find the Pope” day #2. Professional wear.
• Wednesday, January 28—Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Nation
P.E.C.A.: Pennies for Patients drive. Students have free dress day for $1 donation. All money goes to cancer research.
St. Charles: Each class performs a service project.
St. Labre K-4: Spirit Day – wear St. Labre colors. Penny drive to benefit a local charity.
St Labre Middle: Spirit Day – wear retreat shirt or dress up as a Catholic Saint/role model.
St. Labre HS: Catholic quotes to be distributed & displayed. “Find the Pope” day #3.
• Thursday, January 29—Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Vocations
P.E.C.A.: Lunch with local religious. Older students to have Q&A about religious vocations. 2pm Mass.
St. Charles: Gifts/notes of appreciation for Fr. Randolph, Sr. Mary Lou, & Sr. Sharon. Prayers for vocations in class.
St. Labre K-4: Thank you books created and given to local religious.
St Labre Middle:Catholic Cartoons Day.
St. Labre HS: Watch vocations video in theology classes. Write letters of appreciation to local religious. “Find the Pope” day #4.
• Friday, January 30—Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
P.E.C.A.: Special treats & gifts to all faculty, staff, and volunteers.
St. Charles: 8th graders serve an appreciation lunch to faculty, staff, & volunteers. Students make gifts for each staff member.
St. Labre K-4: Special gifts of appreciation to all faculty, staff and volunteers. Bookmark sent home to families. Polo-free day for students.
St Labre Middle: Letters of appreciation to elders, teachers, and parents. Small gift for staff.
St. Labre HS: “Find the Pope” day #5.
St. Labre Campus: All Staff Cake and Ice Cream Appreciation event @ 3pm in the cafeteria.