National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Now entering its 46th anniversary year, CSW has traditionally been held the last week in January. From January 26 to February 1, 2020, we will still host the traditional Celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to celebrate and congratulate. Make CSW your own and share your ideas with other schools using #CSW20. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.
This year St. Joan of Arc will be participating in Catholic Schools Week. Below is a list of dates and times of the activities we are planning for the week:
Sunday, January 26, 2020– Open House 10:00am- 1:00pm
We will be hosting an open house for prospective parents. If you have family or friends that are searching for a school please share this information with them. Teachers, parents and students will be on hand to give tours of the school.
Monday, January 27, 2020– National Pride Day- Teachers and students may come to school representing the United States or the country of origin of their families. Students in Grades 4-8 must write a paragraph or two as to why they are proud to be American or why they are proud to celebrate their heritage. PreK to 3rd grades can write a sentence or draw a picture. Students do not have to dress in any official costume but can just wear the national colors of the country.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020– The Most Reverend Bishop Raymond Chappetto, D.D., V.G., Visits SJA – School Assembly 1:00PM in gymnasium. All students are to be in full school uniform. Families are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020– Student Appreciation Day- Students will receive Free Ice Cream at lunch and other rewards.
Open House 9:00am- 11:00am. We will be hosting an open house for prospective parents. If you have family or friends that are searching for a school please share this information with them. Teachers, parents and students will be on hand to give tours of the school.
PreK-3 to 4th Grade- Pajama Day- Students in these grades may wear their pajamas to school.
Grades 5-8 Crazy Sock/Hat Day- Students may dress down but must be showing crazy socks or wearing a crazy hat.
Thursday, January 30, 2020– Be A Good Neighbor Day
Catholic Schools Week School Mass 9:00am- Families welcome to attend.
SJA will take up a school wide collection of money to be sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students should also be encouraged to do a random act of kindness throughout the day for a classmate or someone else. All students must be in uniform to attend mass.
Friday, January 31, 2020– Teacher Appreciation Day
We Love Literature Day- Students bring in their favorite book and can dress up as their favorite literary character and present in class.