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Who's excited for Catholic Schools Week? We are!! And we hope you are too! Below is the plan for the week's activities as well as a list for dress-up days to celebrate living the Catholic school life! A downloadable PDF is also available at the bottom of the page.

Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.

CANA – January 27th, 2024
CANA is our Parish’s primary fundraiser to benefit the church and school The proceeds are used to grow and implement improvements in our education program. This event helps ensure a Catholic education is available to every child and is key to achieving our school’s call to loving service and mission of total personal development. This year, a generous donor has agreed to match all CANA donations up to $150,000! Please prayerfully consider making a year-end-donation that will be matched dollar-for-dollar if made by January 27, 2024. All donations are tax deductible.

Eucharistic Miracles on display all week in Resurrection Hall! 

Celebrating the Community of our Parish Family

♦  9:00 a.m. Opening Mass (Youth choir) All students are encouraged to wear uniforms to Mass!

♦  JH announcer at Masses for CSW (7:30, 9:00, 11:00, 5:00)     

♦  10:15-11:15 a.m. Open House and Academic Fair (7th/8th science fair in lunchroom)

♦  10:15-11:15 a.m. Student Council bake sale (school entrance & by the lunchroom)

Celebrating the Community around us with Service            

♦  Each grade level does a service project (letters to seminarians, pictures to Madonna, etc.)

♦  7:00 PM Light the Night holy hour at the Cathedral for FAMILIES. Join Bishop Conley in praying for our Catholic Schools.

♦  “Holiday” – Wear non-uniform clothing that reflects a favorite holiday*

Celebrate the Community of Parents and Volunteers

♦  Students write “Thank You” notes to parents

♦  Eucharistic Miracles class activities (tentative)

♦  Talent Show at 2:00 PM

♦  “Rainbow of Possibilities” – Wear a special color by grade level*

Celebrating our Faith Community

♦  Adoration for all: Eucharistic Procession at 2:15 PM followed by Benediction – Parents welcome! (3rd graders bring First Communion outfits for the Procession.)

♦  “Hats off to Jesus” - Students wear their uniforms OR dress-up for the Lord, including a hat (details HERE)

Celebrating the Community of our Students

♦  Special Student Activities (determined by teachers)/JH bowling in the morning

♦  SFA Faculty/Staff Luncheon

♦  Dessert with student lunch 

♦  Volleyball game – 8th grade vs. Staff 2:15-3:00 PM

♦  “We’re all on the Same Team – Team Jesus!” – Jersey/sports team/religious wear*

Celebrating the Community of our Administration, Teachers and Staff

♦  Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – “Candelmas” Day – Special blessing of candles at Mass

♦  Teacher swap option

♦  1:00 PM Dismissal

♦  “Crazy for Kindness” Mismatch dress*

Celebrating the Communities of our Families

♦  Morning at the Movies – SFA-sponsored activity for school families. *Students must be accompanied by an adult* 

• 8:45 a.m. donuts, coffee, and juice will be available

• 9:30 a.m. free movies begin at East Park Cinema – "Migration" and "Trolls Band Together"

*Please check the non-uniform portion of the Dress Code LINK for non-uniform guidelines.

+Student Council will sell $1 suckers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

2024 Catholic Schools Week Dress-Up Days

Our school uniforms set us apart and show pride in our school. But who doesn’t like to dress up? The following are guidelines for special dress days during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week. (Students who choose not to dress up with the theme must wear their school uniforms.)

Sunday: Celebrating Our Parish Family

Uniforms are encouraged at 9:00am Mass, prior to the Open House.

Monday: Celebrating Service to Community

“Holiday” – Wear something that reflects your favorite holiday or WFC T-shirts. Non-uniform bottoms allowed.

Tuesday: Celebrating Parents and Volunteers

“Rainbow of Possibilities” – Color-coded classrooms. Students are asked to wear a specific color for their grade level (TBA). Non-uniform bottoms allowed.

Wednesday: Celebrating Our Faith

“Hats off to Jesus” - Students can wear their uniforms OR dress clothes for our Lord. They may wear a hat during the school day, but have it off for Mass, adoration and procession.

Please read the following guidelines to students:

Since we are doing a Eucharistic Procession on Wednesday of CSW, we ask for students to dress either in their school uniform that day OR “dress up” for the Lord (think of “Sunday best” or dressing for a wedding or special occasion).

If you choose to dress up, here are the expected guidelines:

  1. • Skirts and dresses for girls must reach slightly above the knee or lower. Tops of dresses must be modest - no sleeveless or low-cut necklines.
  2. • Dress shirts and blouses are encouraged. Jerseys, t-shirts, tank tops, sleeveless tops or low-cut necklines are not allowed. Shirts may not be tied up at the waistline.
  3. • Pants should be dressy pants or nice khakis.
  4. • Pants not permitted include: jeans; sweatpants/running pants; baggy or saggy pants; pants that are frayed, faded, multi-bleached, stone washed or that have holes; stretch pants, stirrup pants, leggings/jeggings, or pants that are skin tight.
  5. • Boys may choose to wear a tie.

We want to dress in our beautiful and best as we walk with Jesus!

You may also choose to wear a HAT during the school day, but have it off for Mass, adoration and the procession.

Thursday: Celebrating Students

“We’re all on the Same Team – Team Jesus!” – Jersey/sports team/religious wear tops with non-uniform bottoms.

Friday: Celebrating Admin, Teachers, and Staff (1:00 dismissal)

“Crazy for Kindness” Mismatch – same guidelines as free dress days but the colors/patterns clash.

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Download CSW 2024 Event Outline and Dress Up Days