The following activities will take place at Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese during National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2.
St. Mary School in Fishkill begins Catholic Schools Week with a student-led parish Mass on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 9:45 a.m.
On Monday, Jan. 28, students will be treated to a sports-themed dress down day. Students may wear jerseys representing their favorite sports teams, with students vs. faculty volleyball game in the afternoon.
St. Mary School, Fishkill, will hold open house for current families, 9-10 a.m., on Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29. Prospective families will visit 9-11 a.m. The students will participate in a Living Rosary at 1 p.m. Parents and guardians are welcome.
Spirit Day will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, when students can top their outfits with crazy hats. An ice cream social sponsored by St. Mary’s School PPA will take place at 1 p.m.
Students will dress down in cozy sweats on Thursday and breakfast will be served for lunch. The Student Council will sponsor a movie for all students.
Catholic Schools Week will conclude with First Friday Mass at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, followed by a special relatives reception in the gym.
St. Denis-St. Columba School in Hopewell Junction will begin Catholic Schools Week with open house Sunday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Stop by the Scholastic Book Fair during open house. The book fair will continue throughout the week.
St. Denis-St. Columba will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11a.m.
The school community, in conjunction with Catholic Charities’ Feeding Our Neighbors campaign, will kick off the "Doing All we CAN Food Drive," benefiting the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Monday, Jan. 28. On Manic Monday, staff and students will show their school spirit with wacky hats, ties, socks, hair accessories and sneakers.
We will have a "Gathering of Bookworms," Tuesday, Jan. 29, when the school community will assemble for a schoolwide read-in. The SDSC Storytellers will present a winter edition of “Storytime” for children in pre-K through second grade. Storytime brings beloved children’s books to life through puppetry, songs and interactive dancing.
The PSA will celebrate the dedication of the men and women who devote themselves to St. Denis-St. Columba School's mission with a "summer picnic," Wednesday, Jan. 30. Students will dress in bright, colorful summer clothes on this no uniform day. "A taste of summer in winter" brings an ice cream social as we celebrate our "how sweet it is" to be a Catholic school community.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, students will give thanks to those living in service to others. Students will make personal cards for retired religious and clergy. Upper hall students will partner with their lower hall buddies to make lunches for our neighbors in need.
Catholic Schools Week concludes with a liturgy on Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m.
Holy Trinity School in Poughkeepsie will kick off Catholic Schools Week by thanking parishioners of Holy Trinity during Sunday Masses, Jan. 27. Open house will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holy Trinity will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m., or by appointment. Throughout the week, Holy Trinity will conduct a Penny Challenge. The funds will benefit the school and parish. We will collect food for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.
On Monday, Jan. 28, grandparents and special seniors will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Mass. In the afternoon, students in the upper grades will play a basketball challenge.
A schoolwide Religion Quiz Bowl will take place Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Career Day is Wednesday, Jan. 30. Parent professionals will inspire students to learn about employment goals. The Home School Association will sponsor an ice cream social between the volleyball games for grades pre-K through 8.
Thursday, Jan. 31, is Character Day; students will dress up as their favorite literary character.
Catholic Schools Week will conclude with a First Friday liturgy, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m., led by the Student Council. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Byrne will celebrate Mass and have breakfast with the school community.
St. Martin de Porres School in Poughkeepsie will hold a pancake breakfast prepared by the Parent School Association after Masses Sunday, Jan. 27.
On Monday, Jan. 28, "Let Our Faithful Spirit Shine Day" will take place. Dressed in St. Martin de Porres School Spirit Wear, our entire school will join in a schoolwide Fun Faithful Followers Trivia Game, where questions are based on Catholic teachings.
On Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, open house for new parents will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, we will celebrate “Well Wishes Wednesday.” The school will reach out with prayer cards and bookmarks to shut-ins in the parish community, as well as those who live in Avalon Nursing Home and the Landings Senior Center.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, St. Martin will celebrate the best kids in town by flipping our lids and shaking our toes—a special dress down day, with jeans, sneakers, wacky hats and wild hair, and crazy socks. We will also celebrate students by joining as a school community for movie day.
On Friday, Feb.1, a light breakfast will include doughnuts with dad and munchkins with mom. Catholic Schools Week will conclude at Mass, where we will thank the Lord for Catholic education and the many gifts we receive at St. Martin de Porres School. Open registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.
St. Peter School in Poughkeepsie will start Catholic Schools Week with a special Applebee's breakfast kickoff 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.
St. Peter's students will share their thoughts about the value of Catholic education during parish Masses Sunday, Jan. 27, St. Peter's will host open house 1-3 p.m. for new families.
On Monday, Jan. 28, students will dress in the school colors green and gold, and participate in a schoolwide Religion Bee at 1:30 p.m.
St. Peter's School will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11a.m., or by appointment.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the school community will celebrate our faith with Religious Reading Buddies and Book Character Day. Students will present favorite characters from the Bible and literature.
Schoolwide BINGO will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m. and our fourth annual BFF Dance will be held Thursday evening for all St. Peter’s family members. Catholic Schools Week will close at Mass Friday, Feb. 1, at 9:15 a.m.
St. Mary's School in Wappingers Falls will celebrate its 125th anniversary at our Catholic Schools Week Mass Sunday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. Following Mass, an alumni reception will take place in the gym, and an open house for prospective families will be held in the school until 11 a.m. An image of Our Lady of El Cisne will be blessed for the school lobby. The dedication underscores the devotion to Mary and the success of our Latino outreach within the community.
On Monday, the Mothers' Guild will host an ice cream social for all students.
St. Mary School will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m. That afternoon, we will Drop Everything and Read to highlight the importance of literacy and the school’s participation in the Poughkeepsie Public Library's Little Read Program.
Special Relatives Day is planned for Wednesday morning, Jan. 30. Performances will take place in the gym followed by classroom visits for alumni, grandparents, parents, special relatives and the school’s bus drivers.
Thursday, Jan. 31, is Teachers’ Appreciation Day at St. Mary's, and it will feature the grades 7 and 8 volleyball challenge. Catholic Schools Week will conclude with First Friday Mass at 8:30 a.m.
Northern Westchester County
St. Columbanus School in Cortlandt Manor will start Catholic Schools Week with student speakers at local Masses Sunday, Jan. 27, followed by open house, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Throughout the week, we will be collecting food for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.
On Monday, Jan. 28, we will have a schoolwide reading project with our buddies.
St. Columbanus School will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-11a.m., or by appointment.
An ice cream social will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, along with the Academics Jeopardy Olympics.
The celebration will continue with a dress down day, featuring crazy hats and socks Thursday, Jan. 31.
Catholic Schools Week will conclude Friday, Feb. 1, with a school liturgy and an honors assembly.
St. Patrick’s School in Bedford will hold its annual open house, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1-3 p.m.
On Monday, Jan. 28, the school community will gather for a morning prayer service honoring veterans. Students will make cards to be delivered to the local veterans hospital. Students will share a book and a snack with their reading partners across the grades.
St. Patrick’s School will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11a.m. Students in grade 1-8 will participate in a trivia contest, and pre-K and Kindergarten students will enjoy a winter movie and snack treat.
An international lunch for all students will be served Wednesday, Jan. 30.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, students will make their own sundaes.
St. Patrick’s, Bedford, will conclude Catholic Schools Week Friday, Feb. 1, with 9 a.m. Mass, followed by the fourth annual Pig Race Contest for all students. Each class and the faculty will personalize and cheer their motorized pig. The winning class will receive a dress down day and Dunkin Donuts treat.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak will kick off Catholic Schools Week Monday, Jan. 28, at Pastries with Parents.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will participate in Touring Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., or by appointment.
Heads will be topped with creative and crazy hats Wednesday, Jan. 30.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will hold a sports dress down day and a Students vs. Staff basketball game.
At 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, the school community will gather for a Mass to conclude Catholic Schools Week.
At St. Patrick School in Yorktown Heights, Catholic Schools Week will begin with students speaking at local Masses and an open house for new families, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
A morning assembly will take place Monday, Jan. 28. Open house for prospective families will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, and Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, St. Patrick's will host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s will conclude Catholic School Week with First Friday Mass at 9 a.m., followed by a ribbon cutting for the new Gawlicki Media Center Friday, Feb.1.
Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated at both locations of Kingston Catholic School. The annual science fair will take place Sunday, Jan. 27.
A morning kick off for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign, and Chipotle Dinner Fund-raiser benefiting Kingston Catholic School are set Monday, Jan. 28.
A day of gratitude is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 29, honoring first-responders from the Kingston Police Department, the Kingston Fire Department, the Sheriff's Office, the New York State Police and the Kingston Mayor's Office.
Kingston Catholic School will participate in Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9-11 a.m., or by appointment.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Elementary School will celebrate with an ice cream social and the Middle School will have an assembly. The schedule will be flipped on Thursday, Jan. 31.
We will end Catholic Schools Week with First Friday Mass. The middle school will join the elementary school for the day at the Elementary Campus. Spring Fling Carnival, sponsored by the Eighth Grade, will be held with Buddy classes attending together.
St. Peter's Regional School in Liberty will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with activities geared toward younger students. We will emphasize the basics of Catholicism and will conduct classroom activities, along with church visits and tours. Touring Tuesday, Jan. 29, will take place 9-11 a.m., or by appointment.
St. Paul School, Valley Cottage:
Sunday, Jan. 27, Mass at St. Paul School followed by a breakfast and open house. Cans of soup will be collected all week and donate to the St. Paul School Pantry.
Monday, Jan. 28, Middle School Volleyball Game
Tuesday, Jan. 29, Touring Tuesday and Math Game Night
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Spirit Day
Friday, Feb. 1, School Mass
St. Anthony School, Nanuet:
Catholic Schools Week will open with Mass Sunday, Jan. 27
Monday, Jan. 28, is Jersey Day. Students can wear a sports jersey to school. Buddy reading will take place as well.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, is Buddy BINGO.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, will be a “Blast Into the Past,” with each class exploring a decade (1900-2000).
A science fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 31.
A volleyball game will be played on Friday, Feb. 1, with Buddy classes wearing the same color.
Sacred Heart School, Suffern:
Monday, Jan. 28: Students will wear different colors depending upon their class. Also, lower grades will participate in Religion BINGO and upper grades in Religion Jeopardy. There also will be open house.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: Students will participate in a pep rally in the afternoon and then watch the Faculty and Student volleyball game. Touring Tuesday open house is 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: Breakfast with a loved one will be 8:30-10 a.m. Book Fair is open for parents.
Thursday: Students in grades K-8 will go to the local movie theater, funded by the Home School Association
Friday, Feb. 1: Mass will be at 9:45 a.m.
St. Margaret School, Pearl River
Sunday, Jan. 27. Family Mass. A student shares what attending Catholic school means. Parent Spotlight. Open house, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by HSA.
Monday, Jan. 28. Candy jar guessing (correct number at the end of the week wins the entire pot). Gold and blue teams decorate their doors. Opposite teams will judge doors for top three winners for each group. Mental Math Bees in class.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Blue and Gold Day (dress down in those colors). Touring Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Athletic competition based on team color
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Spelling bees in class. Teacher and Staff Luncheon, sponsored by HSA. Dress down for teachers. American Heart Association Heart Heroes Rally in the afternoon.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Auction, hosted by eighth grade. Open house, 12:30-1:30 p.m., for current families. Dress Down for the Building Blocks Foundation. Proceeds go to purchase of hats, gloves and scarves for needy families in Bronx communities.
Friday, Feb. 1. Pig race for the classes that sold the most holiday items for our Christmas fund-raiser hosted by the HSA. Teachers will host Mass at 10 a.m.
St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville
Sunday, Jan. 27. Opening School Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church. All students are encouraged to attend. Students who wear the full school uniform will earn a free dress down day.
Monday, Jan. 28. Literacy Day. All classes will focus on reading. At 2 p.m., all students and faculty members will read together in the cafeteria. SGB Strong Day. Feeding Our Neighbors campaign begins.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Touring Tuesday, 9-11a.m. Open house for all families. 1 p.m., “Minute to Win It.”
Wednesday, Jan. 30, Career Day, 8:30 a.m. “Minute to Win It.”
Thursday, Jan. 31. Class Color Day dress down. Volleyball Game Eighth Grade vs. Seventh Grade. Open house, 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. First Friday Mass. HSA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
Most Precious Blood School, Walden
Literary Character Day, BINGO, Career Day, Spelling Bee, DARE Graduation, Living Rosary and First Friday Mass, Feb. 1.
St. Stephen-St. Edward School, Warwick
Sunday, Jan. 27. Celebrating Your Parish. Catholic schools benefit all year from the religious guidance, prayers and support parishes provide. Catholic Schools Week will begin at the 9 a.m. Mass. Students will be asked to attend in uniform. Students will earn a dress down day card.
Monday, Jan. 28: Celebrating Your Community. A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities, they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation about how they can serve others their entire lives.
“Spirit Shirts”- Show Your Catholic School Spirit by wearing your class spirit shirt. Religion BINGO K-4. Bus Driver Appreciation—students will give out doughnuts and coffee to thank their bus drivers for their service. 9-11 a.m., open house for new and current families.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: Celebrating Students. Teachers and staff encourage students to reflect on Catholic education and how the grounding in faith, knowledge and service they receive will benefit them throughout their lives.
“Warrior Pride.” Show your best school colors of green and white, or basketball, soccer and cheer uniform. 9-11 a.m., open house for new and current families. Student lip sync contest.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: Celebrating the Nation. National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools encourages students, families, educators and other Catholic school supporters to communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders. “International Day” festivities. 10 a.m. Senior Pancake Breakfast; 6 p.m. Family Fun Night
Thursday, Jan. 31: Celebrating Vocations. By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life. National Catholic Schools Week offers students a chance to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents in the service of God and others, by answering the call to a religious vocation, by nurturing a family through sacramental marriage, by volunteering in Church activities and charities, and/or by pursuing a career that makes the world a better place. “Crazy Hat Sock and Tie Day.” Wear your favorite accessories with your gym uniform. 9-11 a.m., open house for new and current families. Religion Jeopardy, grades 5-8.
Friday, Feb. 1: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers. Catholic schools recognize the staff, personnel and volunteers who work with students and make each school work smoothly. Ice cream sundaes will be given out during all lunch periods.
Saturday, Feb. 2: Celebrating Families. Parents, guardians and other family members play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, they instill values and expectations for academic excellence in their children at home.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Middletown
Monday, Jan. 28, BINGO pre-K-3. Open house 9-11 a.m. Book Fair (all day)
Tuesday, Jan. 29, Blue and Gold Day (all day). Eighth grade students vs. faculty volleyball game (afternoon). Touring Tuesday 9-11 a.m. Book Fair (all day).
Wednesday, Jan. 30, book character day (all day). DARE (2 p.m. in the gym). Open house 9-11 a.m. Book Fair (all day).
Thursday, Jan. 31, ice cream social, 1 p.m. Board games (afternoon). Open house 9-11 a.m. Book fair (all day).
Friday, Feb. 1, Catholic Schools Week Mass, 9 a.m. Special Person Reception following Mass. Open house, 9-11 a.m. Book Fair (all day).
Students will participate in these activities all week:
OLMC Feed the Neighbors campaign
Collecting food for our local soup kitchen.
Poster Contest (optional)
Students can make posters to be displayed throughout the school based on the Catholic School Week theme: “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
St. John School, Goshen
Pancake breakfast and open house will open Catholic Schools Week Sunday, Jan. 27. Other celebrations and activities include a grandparents Mass and breakfast; a school rosary service; and class academic projects in the gymnasium
Holy Name of Jesus School, New Rochelle
All week, Pre-K/ Kindergarten mystery readers will read to the class. Feeding Our Neighbors food drive and coat collection. JOY Club, projects on display.
Monday, Jan. 28. Math games in class. Jeopardy or other games in ELA or social studies classes.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Touring Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Crazy Sock Day lets students wear a pair of mismatched socks with their uniform, and bring a pair to donate to the homeless. PM Spirit Basketball Game, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Wacky Hat Day lets students wear a wacky hat with their uniform, and bring in a new winter hat to donate to the homeless. Vocation talks in seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Spirit Day. Students can dress down. Spelling bees. Art and penmanship contests.
Friday, Feb. 1. 8:30 a.m. Ring Day Mass. Name That Tune/Simon Says. Wear Red Day, with donations to the Heart Association.
Immaculate Conception School, Tuckahoe
Sunday, Jan. 27. Open house for prospective families, 2-4 p.m., hosted by teachers, staff, parents and student ambassadors.
Monday, Jan. 28. Catholic Schools Week Mass, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Touring Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Take Pride in Your Uniform Day, featuring a boy and girl from each homeroom selected as the best examples of how to wear the school’s uniform.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day, with luncheon.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Parents Appreciation Day. Open house for current families, 9-11:30 a.m. Parents of Pre-K-Second Grade students are invited to lunch. Faculty vs. Eighth Grade Volleyball Game, 1:30 p.m. in the gym.
Friday, Feb. 1. Partners in Service and Spirit Day. All students may wear ICS Spirit Wear, gym suits or ICS team uniforms. Classes will spend the afternoon engaged in service activities such as making Rosary beads for nursing home residents, care packages, Valentine’s Day cards for hospitalized children, sleeping mats for homeless veterans.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Elmsford
The service project during Catholic Schools Week will be the collection of coats for "My Sisters Place" in Tuckahoe.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Pelham Manor
Students will assist the Heart Association as their chosen charity.
Our Lady of Sorrows School, White Plains
Our Lady of Sorrows School will hold open house Monday, Jan. 28, Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9-11:30a.m. Grandparents are most welcome to visit on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Our Lady of Victory School, Mount Vernon
Monday, Jan. 28. A Day of Giving-International Day. All classes-Book Fair. Grades 4 to 8 will have PWC visit and the students will learn about financial responsibilities. All classes should bring food for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign. All students may wear clothing from their native culture.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Crazy Hat Day and Book Fair for all classes. Pre-K to grade 2 students will parade around the school in their hats at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Twin Day, coordinate outfits with your closest friend and come to school looking like twins. Spirit Day rally, grade 1 to 8, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Book Character Day-Student Appreciation All classes will come to school dressed as your favorite book character and will enjoy an ice cream treat.
Friday, Feb. 1. Topsy Turvy Day, students can wear their craziest outfit. Teacher Appreciation Day, with lunch.
Sacred Heart Grade School, Yonkers
Students will be making a mural, in conjunction with students of Sacred Heart High School, called the Acts of Kindness Tree. The school will also hold a food drive for the parish pantry.
Sacred Heart School Hartsdale
Monday, Jan. 28, ice cream sundaes at lunch
Tuesday, Jan. 29, Parents/Special Visitors Day
Wednesday, Jan. 30, school assembly
Thursday, Jan. 31, bowling trip
Friday, Feb. 1, School Mass.
St. Ann School, Yonkers
Monday, Jan. 28. Open house for new parents, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. BINGO for all students at 1 p.m. in the gym.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Open house for new parents, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. International Fair at 1 p.m. in the gym.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Open house for new parents, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; ice cream social for all grades.
Friday, Feb. 1. Sports tournament.
St. Anthony School, Yonkers
Open House on Sunday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Some activities include pre-K and Kindergarten readiness workshops, activities for children, tours, meet the teachers, and special children Mass at noon.
St. Eugene School, Yonkers
St. Eugene’s will begin Catholic Schools Week with a thank you reception for parishioners after the 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, Jan. 27.
Monday, Jan. 28. The eighth-grade pinning ceremony will follow the 9 a.m. Mass. The ceremony celebrates their leadership in the school and marks the beginning of their final semester before high school. In the afternoon, all classrooms will work on a door-decorating contest to celebrate our faith.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. There will be open house, and students will dress in their favorite storybook characters. The younger grades will go on a treasure hunt, and the upper grades will play a Jeopardy game.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Cultural awareness day, with students presenting projects on their culture and heritage. In the evening, all families will celebrate International Night by bringing dishes featuring their native cuisine. Students will express their culture through dress and performances.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Color day, in which students will dress in the school colors of blue and gold. It will also be sports day. Different grades will compete in races, obstacle courses and basketball games, culminating in an eighth grade vs. teachers basketball game.
Friday, Feb. 1. First Friday Mass will be offered. It will also be special visitors day for grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles to visit.
St. John the Baptist School, Yonkers
Students will enjoy entertainment assemblies featuring the school’s 4th and 5th grade theater arts class. A Mass followed by a potluck supper will be offered Saturday, Jan. 26.
SS. John and Paul School, Larchmont
Lunches and dinners for Hope Community Services in New Rochelle. Students make bag lunches given to the poor as they leave Hope Kitchen after dinner. Each quarter, families make an entree, salad or dessert for a dinner Hope serves.
Breakfast Run (Midnight Run). Eighth-graders meet at 7 a.m. on a Sunday at the parish to make a hot breakfast. The hot food is packed, along with other food and toiletries, and brought to the West Side of Manhattan and served to our guests. School families donate the food.
Brown Bag Lunch program. Students make more than 250 lunches for the benefit of the Trinity/St. Paul Brown Bag Lunch program.
Good Counsel/Daystar Home. We support this home for single moms with food and clothing.
The Jeanne Jugan Home (Little Sister of the Poor). We support them with food each week.
POTS (Part of the Solution). We support POTS with donations of food secured from local merchants such as Stop and Shop.
St. Paul the Apostle School, Yonkers
Catholic Schools Week Mass, Principal for the Day, Teachers swap classes, community outreach, Twin Day, Push Cart Players Production, Donuts for Dads breakfast, children's penny social, and dressing as your favorite book character.
St. Peter School, Yonkers
The upper grades will have a one-on-one session with a visiting local artist. The Greenburgh nature center will visit the early childhood center. A parent engagement evening features an expert speaker on healthy nutrition
Transfiguration School, Tarrytown
Sunday, Jan. 27. 10 a.m. Mass followed by a schoolwide deluxe breakfast served by the faculty.
Monday, Jan. 28. Open house, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Teacher Appreciation Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Open house, 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Open house, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Open house, 9-11 a.m. Heritage Day, noon-1 p.m. Students will bring food to celebrate their heritage and learn about others. Geography fair, grades 1-8
Friday, Feb. 1. Open house, 9-11 a.m. Student Appreciation Day, Faculty vs. Eighth Grade Volleyball game.
John Cardinal O’Connor School, Irvington-on-Hudson
Throughout the week, students and faculty will participate in the “Souper Bowl” by collecting canned goods to benefit the Hope Soup Pantry and the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Monday, Jan. 28. Wear Your Favorite Color Day, students and faculty.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Schoolwide BINGO in the afternoon.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Crazy Socks and Movie Day, students and faculty can wear their “craziest” socks and enjoy popcorn and a movie in the afternoon.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey or Superhero Shirt.
Friday, Feb. 1. Dress-Down Day and Basketball Tournament. Students will begin the day at Mass.
Academy of St. Dorothy
A young alumni panel will speak about their careers and the role the Academy of St. Dorothy played in their lives. “Souper Bowl,” a food drive collecting cans of soup or boxes of cereal. Donors can wear their favorite team shirt. An open house for our parents will be held. The Sisters of St. Dorothy will be acknowledged for the faith foundation they have provided through the years. The week will close with an afternoon of bowling and pizza while wearing student-designed Catholic School Week T-shirts.
Blessed Sacrament School
Student and faculty model Catholic identity every day by their interactions and dealings with one another. During Catholic Schools Week, we will again collect supplies and make coloring book packages to be donated to the Pediatric Unit at Staten Island Hospital and the Seton Foundation.
Holy Rosary School
Catholic Schools' Week will kick off at Holy Rosary School Sunday, Jan. 27, with a Mass in the parish church at 2 p.m. The week will continue with fun, educational activities including a Wax Museum, Alumni Appreciation Day, Career Day, Radio BINGO, Letters to Our Troops and a prom with our neighbors at the Friendship Club. The week will end with a Family Bowling Night event at Rab's Country Lanes.
Our Lady of Good Counsel School
The students at Our Lady of Good Counsel School participate in a "Souper" Bowl when they bring cans of soup for our food pantry and wear their favorite football jersey. We have a school pride day when students wear the most OLGC apparel they can. We raise "Pennies for Patients" all week, which assists children with childhood cancers/leukemia. The week culminates with an open house Thursday, Jan. 31, where we set up an "Expedition of Learning" and a Mass, led by the fifth grade, Friday, Feb. 1.
Our Lady Help of Christians School
Our Lady Help of Christians will host several events, including a grades K-8 Talent Show, Principal for the Day, Fitness/Wellness Day with the New York Public Library, School Spirit Day and a Scholastic Book Fair.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta School
Catholic School Week activities include a day of service and giving visiting Silver Lake Nursing Home, School Spirit Day, Favorite Book Character Day, Crazy Hat and Sock Day, and Teacher Appreciation Day.
Our Lady Star of the Sea School
OLSS will hold its first Legacy Day. Parents who are OLSS alumni and have enrolled their children have been invited to attend a special Mass and brunch. More than 200 people are expected. Other activities include Catholic School Scavenger Hunt, Catholic School BINGO, book drive and student appreciation day. The week will conclude with a schoolwide Mass prepared by the National Junior Honor Society and Teacher Appreciation Day.
Our Lady Queen of Peace students will participate in the “Feel Good Random Acts of Kindness Campaign.” Each grade will collect items for community organizations.
Notre Dame Academy
Students and parents will join the celebration with a special Catholic Schools Week prayer service. Our patron saint, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, will be among the subjects of special lessons and activities. Activities will include a schoolwide BINGO game and a free throw competition between the teachers and the eighth-graders. To show charity toward others, students will deliver handmade cards to the elderly, raise environmental awareness, collect loose change to help fight hunger, and donate food and warm clothing to the parish resource center.
Sacred Heart School
Catholic Schools Week at Sacred Heart School begins with a prayer service of gratitude. The week’s highlights include open house, Grandparents Day, Color Wars, Buddy Day and an annual danceathon to benefit cystic fibrosis research.
St. Adalbert School
Activities will include Operation Toasty Tootsies, an annual sock collection for homeless veterans. Community helpers will be honored with a bagel breakfast to celebrate all they do to make the community a better and safer place to live.
St. Ann School
Activities will include Career Day, Comfy Cozy Day and Color Wars. The week culminates with Parent Appreciation Day Friday, Feb. 1. Parents will be able to observe their children in class and attend an assembly highlighting the "saints" in our school and community.
St. Charles School
Guest speakers will expound on the theme that Catholic Schools “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The week will kick off with a schoolwide Mass and Communion breakfast and will conclude with a St. Charles School spirit day.
St. Christopher School
Catholic Schools Week will be marked with Teacher Appreciation day, schoolwide Mass, Career Day, Community Volleyball Game, the annual Book Fair and Café, and Principal for the Day.
St. Clare School
Catholic Schools Week activities include a Pre-K and Grade 8 Buddy Day, Spirit Day, Robotics Showcase, Talent Show, open house and Mass.
Nativity of Our Blessed Lady School
Monday, Jan. 28, Mass at 9 a.m. in the church. Buddy Day in the afternoon.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Open house for new and current parents.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Tailgate party for the Super Bowl. Students dress in their favorite teams jersey or colors. A special lunch includes french fries, chicken fingers or wings, and mozzarella sticks.
Thursday, Jan. 30, Super Hero Day. Students dress up in their favorite super hero T-shirts.
Our Lady of the Assumption School
Monday, Jan. 28. Displays of Our Lady.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Science fair.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Spelling bee.
Thursday, Jan. 31. History museum.
Friday, Feb. 1. Ring Day Mass and ceremony.
St. Helena School
St. Helena School will conduct a canned food drive for the St. Anthony Food Pantry. A schoolwide Mass will be offered Monday, Jan. 28, and First Friday, Feb. 1, with monthly confessions Thursday, Jan. 31, with Adoration/Benediction. School activities will include open house for new and existing families, a schoolwide carnival, class Olympics, class Buddy Day, Dress for Success Day, with students walking the "red carpet" and a mixed-match clothing day.
St. Frances de Chantal School
Family Mass will be offered Sunday, Jan. 27. Prayers will led by students each morning. There will be a Spirit Day for students and BINGO for middle school students.
St. Francis Xavier School
Activities include open house for new families, Lounge With a Good Book, classroom visits for parents, The Mystery of Magic Show, International Day and a Catholic Schools Week Mass.
Holy Family School
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Student Appreciation Day (dress down). UPK-3 trip to Billy Beez in Bay Plaza. Grades 4-8 Trip to Dave and Busters.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Science fair exhibit.
Friday, Feb. 1. Mass for grades 2-8 begins at 9 a.m. Schoolwide BINGO at 10:30 a.m.
St. Francis of Assisi School
Catholic Schools Week activities include Mass, Spirit Day, school science fair, Eighth Grade Ring Day Ceremony, talent show, Crazy Hat Day, and Mount St. Michael African Drum Circle Assembly
St. Francis of Assisi @ Corry Academy
Catholic Schools Week activities include Mass, Spirit Day, Kindergarten Readiness Parent Information Breakfast, dance party, talent show and crazy hat day.
St. Lucy School
School Mass with special guest, international lunch, crazy sock day, school tree project, with leaves stating what each student likes about Catholic education. Open house is Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m.
St. Benedict School
Monday, Jan. 28. “Mix Match Monday,” Faculty/staff and students may dress down with different patterns and colors.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. “Touring Tuesday,” for prospective families. Students from other grades will be able to see the “Saints Come Alive" as our Confirmation candidates speak about the saints they have chosen.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. “Wacky Wednesday” crazy sock, tie and hat day.
Thursday, Jan. 31. “Sweet Treat Thursday,” Student Appreciation Day, with ice cream treat.
Friday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. School Mass. “Fiction, Fantasy and Fairytale Friday,” eighth-graders read to pre-K; seventh-graders read to K; sixth-graders read to third-graders; fifth-graders read to second-graders; and fourth-graders read to first-graders.
Santa Maria School
Pennies Count More Challenge. Scholastic Book Fair, open all week.
Monday, Jan. 28. Mass at Fordham University for middle school Teacher Appreciation Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Dress for Success Day. Students will dress in the clothes of the profession to which they aspire.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Student Appreciation Day. Santa Maria School Bowling Day at Gun Hill Post Lanes.
Thursday, Jan. 31. International Day. Each class will learn and teach about a specific country or culture. Students will dress in the colors of the flag of the country they represent. Students will share what they have learned with the school community.
Friday, Feb. 1. Our School Family Day. 8:15 Mass as school community, reflecting on the importance of Catholic education and the Santa Maria School family. Buddy Activities.
St. Theresa School
Sunday, Jan. 27. Open house, noon-2 p.m., for new families.
Monday, Jan. 28. Sports Jersey Day, wear your favorite sports team T-shirt or jersey to school.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Parents and Grandparents Appreciation Day.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Student Appreciation Day. Crazy hat and Sock day.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Pastor Appreciation/Random Act of Kindness Day
Friday, Feb. 1. School Mass at 9 a.m. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day. Father/Daughter Dance.
Villa Maria Academy
Welcome–Invite a Friend Day; grandparents’ breakfast; and former students will discuss their careers during Career Day in the junior high.
Think about those who have an impact on your life. Students will write letters and prepare Valentines to be sent to these people, such as parents, other family members, pastors and other priests, and school personnel.
Lead—Students will have an opportunity to be leaders. Older students will plan activities with younger students. Students in grades 4-8 will write letters during ELA class telling why they should be principal or assistant principal. Two winners will assist the principal and assistant for a day during Catholic Schools Week.
Make Peace—Older and younger students will work together making Valentine’s cards for residents at Providence Rest and Jeanne Jugan Residence, and to add to our Midnight Run bags for Salesian High School. Students will be asked to make donations for the bags, which the junior high students will put together.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, will be Spirit Day and Movie Day.
Immaculate Conception School
Activities include Scholastic Book Fair, Career Day, silly hat day, favorite college shirt day and storybook character day.
St. Clare of Assisi School
Sunday, Jan. 27. Open house, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Art in the Hallways exhibit.
Monday, Jan. 28. Grades 6-8 Mass at Fordham, Science Fair K-3, Kindness Day and No Homework Day.
Tuesday, Jan 29. Science Fair Grades 7-8, Book Swap Day, Pajama Day and schoolwide BINGO.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Danceathon, Pre-K3-K and grades 1-8.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Science fair, School Spirit Black and Yellow dress down, and schoolwide scavenger hunt.
Friday, Feb. 1, Mass at 9 a.m.
SS. Philip and James School
Monday, Jan. 28. Celebrating Our Students. Dress down and Student Appreciation activities.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Celebrating Our Families. Parent Breakfast. Parent visits to classrooms. Parent and child can work on craft as a gift to parents. Prospective families can tour the school. Evening appointments are available.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Celebrating Our Teachers and Staff.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Celebrating Our Community. Bowlathon Day, with “Bowling for Bucks” community service.
Friday, Feb. 1. Celebrating Our Pastor. Catholic Schools Week Mass and recognition of Father Steven Masinde.
Holy Rosary School
Activities include nursing home service visits (spend time with residents playing games, singing and talking with them); Community Outreach Day (recognizing those who serve and protect); religious craft day (each class works on a craft with a Catholic connection); story time with prayer buddies (older students read and create stories with their prayer buddies); Catholic Schools Week Mass; PE Activity day (all classes compete in different gym activities); and Kindness Day (random acts of kindness in school, at home, and in our communities).
Our Lady of Grace School
Catholic Schools Week Kickoff Mass will be offered at St. Frances of Rome. Open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Other activities include winter hat and gloves clothing drive, Principal for a Day, School Spirit Day and a science fair.
St. John School
Activities include school science fair, religion project on St. John the Theologian, art exhibition, sports day, career day for social studies where alumni talk to the kids about their successes, band and choir performances.
St. Joseph School
Activities include dress down day; Respect Life Day, collecting baby items and a baby shower at lunchtime; Senior Day featuring a band concert; Career Day and First Friday Mass, Feb. 1.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Monday, Jan. 28. School Mass at 8:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to kick off Catholic Schools Week at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Dress for Success Day and contest.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. Blue and Yellow School Spirit Dress Down Day.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Sports Day, with Faculty vs. Student volleyball game at 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1. Super Hero Day, connects with the school’s theme of heroism.
Our Lady of Pompeii School
Tuesday, Jan. 29. Open house, 9 a.m.-11a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, special person breakfast.
Friday, Feb. 1. Mass to celebrate Catholic Schools Week
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School
Monday, Jan. 28. Current student open house, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29. New student open house, 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30. School Religion Fair.
Thursday, Jan. 31. Mass to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
St. Paul School
Monday, Jan 28. Opening Mass at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan 29. School Spelling Bee/New Student Open House 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan 30. Science fair 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 31. Ice cream social for students.
Friday, Feb. 1. Maroon and White Day.