Students celebrate Catholic Schools Week PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:19
St. Aloysius Catholic School in Bowling Green and St. Louis Catholic School in Custar are both planning a series of events to mark Catholic Schools Week, which starts Sunday.
At St. Aloysius, Sunday will start with Mass at 10 a.m., followed by an open house from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
At St. Louis Sunday, the day will start with an all-school Mass at 9:30 a.m. The school is hosting a breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meal will include egg casseroles, bacon, hash browns, toast, coffee, and cake/rolls/muffins. A freewill offering will be accepted.
An open house will be held Sunday at St. Louis from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The theme Sunday at both schools is Raising the Standards: In Our Parish.
At St. Aloysius on Monday, a proclamation by Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards will be at 1:45 p.m. along with fifth-grade DARE graduation.
The school also will send cookies to the city's fire department, police department and mayor's office.
Monday is Raising the Standards: Serve Our Community day.
Tuesday is Raising the Standards: Thanks for our Faculty and Staff and will include all-day surprises for faculty and staff. Tim Hortons will provide muffins and coffee.
Wednesday is Raising the Standards: Through Our Vocations, and includes vocations visits with a deacon and missionary priest.
Thursday is Raising the Standards: Thanks to our Parents and Volunteers. Morning coffee and donuts will be served to parents from 7:15 to 9 a.m., with Mass offered in the afternoon to honor parents and volunteers at 2:10 p.m. A thank-you gift will be sent home with all parents and volunteers. Thursday also is dress-up day for students.
Friday is Raising the Standards: In Our Students, and will include ice cream sundaes at lunch, and dress-down day for students.
St. Louis will follow similar themes throughout the week.
Students are asked to wear their St. Louis shirts to Sunday Mass.
Students also will hand out a "Thank you" to the parish at Mass for their support of the school. Religion fair projects, created by kindergarten through sixth-grade students, will be on exhibit during the open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday will mark Raise the Standards: In Our Community and will kick off a service project for the Ronald McDonald House. Students will be collecting different items that the Ronald McDonald House can use for the people that stay there. Students are invited to wear pajamas to school and will receive a treat from librarians for successfully completing their sticker charts for the first semester.
Additionally, a Pay It Forward activity will begin. Students will receive a bracelet that says, "Pay It Forward." The purpose is to promote kindness and good deeds towards others. When they do an act of kindness for someone they pass the bracelet on to that person and then continues to be passed on as people do good deeds for others.
There also will be a balloon launch. Attached to each balloon will be the name and address of the school. The goal is to see how far the balloons go and if students hear back from people who found them.
Tuesday will be Raise the Standards: In Our Students. Student work will be displayed throughout the school and each student will make a message board craft. Students are also asked to pack their lunch for in indoor picnic.
Wednesday is Raise the Standards: In Our Nation and students are asked to wear red, white and blue. School Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m., followed by refreshments. The community is invited.
Raise the Standards: In Our Vocations is Thursday's theme.  Preschoolers will enjoy a sundae bar snack in the morning provided by student council. Sister Rose Marie will give a vocations presentation to each classroom in the afternoon.
Students will pray the Living Rosary beginning at 2 p.m. and each will represent a rosary bead, lead the prayer for that particular bead and then place a rose in a vase around Mary. Preschool children, parents and parishioners are welcome to return at 2 p.m.
On Friday, Raise the Standards: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers will include a teacher surprise, and students participating in a scavenger hunt in the morning. All students will enjoy a sundae bar snack provided by student council.
Both schools are accepting students for the 2013-14 school year.

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