January 29 – February 4, 2017
National Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.
This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities – small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. Events planned this week focus on the value Catholic education provides academically, socially and spiritually for young people. More information can be found via National Catholic Educational Association.
DePaul has some exciting things planned for the week!
Monday 1/30 Wear decorative socks and tie with your uniform!
Tuesday 1/31 Wear college apparel over uniforms.
Wednesday 2/1 Mass for K-5 at 8:10 a.m. and VA begins at 9 a.m. Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 2/2 PK-5 Dress up as your favorite story book character. Grades 6-8 Dress up as future career (no jerseys).
Friday 2/3 Possible faculty/student dodgeball game.
“Souper Bowl” – Bring in your donations of canned soup – all kinds and sizes – by Feb 17th to your homeroom. DePaul (Falcons) are competing with St. Albert the Great School (Patriots) to see who can bring in the most soup to be shared with local shelters. Sharing these gifts with others is one way to teach our students to care for everyone. Prizes go to the homeroom from each grade with the top donation!