Catholic Schools Week activities planned - Catholic Courier

Catholic Schools Week activities planned

Catholic schools are soon going to have something to celebrate, when they mark Catholic Schools Week Saturday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Feb. 2.

The activities are nearly as diverse as the schools themselves. For example, kids from Seton Catholic School in Brighton will celebrate with a Teddy Bear picnic, by dressing as a favorite story book character and by hosting a peanut-butter-and-jelly drive for the local food pantry.

St. John Bosco School in Seneca Falls will celebrate its feast day Jan. 31 with a 10 a.m. liturgy at St. Patrick Church. Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton will announce the creation of a new scholarship during a coffee hour Jan. 30. St. Lawrence School in Greece will be designated as a peace site, which will be designed to instill non-violence values.

Roller-skating parties, book fairs and open houses are part of many school celebrations. All Catholic schools will welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Here are some other activities planned, based on submissions to the Catholic Courier:

Catherine McAuley School, Greece

* Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Charles Borromeo

* Monday: Spirit Day with team games

* Tuesday: Mismatch Day, school assembly and board games

* Wednesday: 7 to 8 p.m. open house for families

* Thursday: Get up and Move Day, Good Deed Day

* Friday: Western Day

Holy Family School, Dansville

* Sunday: 9:30 a.m. liturgy at St. Mary, Dansville; 10:30 a.m. liturgy at St. Joseph in Wayland

* Monday: Winter activities with scavenger hunt around Dansville

* Tuesday: Winter Carnival

* Wednesday: Popcorn and a Movie

* Thursday: Service Day visiting senior-citizen homes; picnic with families and reading stories

Holy Trinity School, Webster

* Sunday: 9 a.m. Mass

* Monday: Blankets made for children with cancer

* Tuesday: Roller skating

* Wednesday: 9:15 a.m. Mass; awards assembly and Passport Club.

* Thursday: 6:30 to 8 p.m. open house and science fair

* Friday: Science demonstration

St. John Neumann School, Rochester

* Monday: Sixties Day

* Tuesday: Student and faculty free-throw contest

* Wednesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m. open house, ice cream social and student art show

* Thursday: Buddy project and school assembly on the life of Abraham Lincoln

* Friday: 9:15 a.m. Mass

St. John of Rochester School, Fairport

* Saturday: 7-8:30 p.m. Bingo Night

* Saturday and Sunday: Students participate in Masses

* Monday: Family lunch

* Tuesday: Mass

* Wednesday: Bus Driver Appreciation Day; Nell Cremean will perform for at 1:30 p.m.

* Thursday: 6:30-8 p.m open house and ice cream social; literature fair and Bathrobe Day for reading and story-telling

* Friday: Dancing with our SJR Star; 10 a.m. dance demonstration

St. Joseph School, Penfield

* Sunday: 11 a.m. opening liturgy; noon coffee hour

* Monday: Breakfast for faculty and staff; Game Frenzy

* Tuesday: Letters and fruit baskets to businesses that support the school

* Wednesday: Charting our Journey presentations

* Thursday: Volunteers honored with certificates and mementoes; 6:30-8 p.m. open house with special projects and technology presentation

* Friday: Out of Uniform Day; roller skating; ice cream social

Ss. Peter and Paul School, Auburn

* Sunday: Parish appreciation breakfast following the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. liturgies

* Monday: Career Day

* Tuesday: Wild West Luncheon for students

* Wednesday: Government officials visit

* Thursday: Father Vasil Kolopelnic will speak to students

* Friday: Seventh-graders will teach a class; luncheon in convent

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