Catholic Schools Week at St. Bernadette


Catholic Schools Week

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St. Bernadette School in Westlake celebrates Catholic Schools Week, from January 27th through February 2nd, 2013.

This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards.” is what we try to reach for everyday throughout our school. During Catholic Schools Week, we will focus on how we are ‘Raising our Standards’ at Saint Bernadette School in all we do.

Raising the Standards – Connecting to the Future (All Week)

All students will be involved all week in prayers highlighting our theme.
Raising the Standards (Saturday, January 26th & *Sunday, January 27th)
Special liturgies are planned, with parents and students of our school, thanking the parish for their support of our school and sharing their experiences with the community.

*Open House (Sunday, January 27th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)

CSW will kick-off with our annual Open House!! Please join us as a family for the 9:45 am Mass. All guests arriving will receive a “Passport to Excellence” to begin their tour and will be eligible for prizes. All classrooms in the school will be open. Parishioners and guests are invited into the school to meet the teachers and to see how we are ‘Raising our Standards’ within our classrooms. Doors will be decorated according to this year’s theme and the hallways will be filled with students’ art work. 8th grade Science Fair projects will fill the junior high hallway and informational tables will be set up in the gym. There will be fun activites for the whole family including a DJ, facepainting, caricature artist, coloring contests, and plenty of refreshments.

Raising the Standards in our Community (Monday, January 28th)

All students will attend an “Opening CSW Mass” at 9:00 am with the Baptism of Allison Boker (2nd grader) and her brother, Jake. Students will be involved in writing “Thank-You” letters to our many community helpers and bulletin sponsors. Money raised from the “Hoops for Police and Fire Heroes” event will provide our Police and Fire Departments with a special lunch as a thank you from the students. In the afternoon, there will be a one act play and an acting demonstration
by “Tailspinner Children’s Workshop.”

Raising the Standards in our Students (Tuesday, January 29th)

The students will enjoy a Subway lunch and will also be allowed to wear jeans and tennis shoes, with shirts coordinating with the Olympic countries. The 8th grade Olympics headed up by Mrs. Dindia occur in the afternoon. Come cheer on your favorite country as our teams compete: Saudi Arabia, Croatia, St. Kitts-Nevis, Republic of Chad, Tasmania, and Uruguay.

Raising the Standards for our Teachers and Staff (Wednesday, January 30th)

A Mexican Fiesta themed “Teacher Appreciation Luncheon’”will take place in the teachers’ lounge and is sponsored by
our PTU Hospitality Committee. This luncheon is a way to thank our teachers for all their hard work during the school year and for setting an example of living out our Catholic Schools Week theme each day. It is also “Raising the Standards” in our “Nation Day,” where we honor our service men and women. Faculty and students will dress in red, white, and blue attire. We will also be collecting items for distribution to Miss Hinkel’s cousin’s troop in Afghanistan.

Raising Standards in our Faith, Academics, and Service (Thursday, January 31st)

Rotating entertainment is planned for the afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm; with Chris Spaetzel and her therapy dog, representatives of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Ursuline community speaking on vocations, and Dick Baird, doing a saint portrayal.

Raising Standards in our Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers (Friday, February 1st)

The entire school will attend the 9:00 am Mass, for First Friday. Later that day, an afternoon assembly begins at 1:00 pm with a volleyball game; ‘”Faculty vs 8th Grade.” This exciting event will round out the week.

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