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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

St. Joseph Catholic School, Martinsburg, Celebrates Catholic Schools Week January 27 – February 1, 2013

“Catholic Schools Raise the Standards” is the theme for Catholic Schools Week.  The money collected each day from the students will be donated to St. John’s Food Pantry, Laddonia.  Events for this exciting week include:

Sunday, January 27, 2013 Raise the Standards:  

In Our Parish

Opening Mass 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Juice and donuts to follow at St. Joseph Catholic School in honor of Mrs. Kathleen Robnett’s 25 years of service to St. Joseph Catholic School.

Monday, January 28, 2013 Raise the

In our Community

Dress:  Dress Clothes

Students to bring pennies for Monday collection.

Speakers from the Agape House and St. John’s Food Pantry to speak in the afternoon, two sessions with the school divided by ages K-4 and 5-8, the group of students will rotate between speakers.  The first session will be 1:30-2 and the second 2:10-2:40.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Raise the

In our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers

Dress:  Sports Day, student may wear team shirts with warm up pants, sweat pants, or jeans.

Students to bring nickels for Tuesday collection.

Hot Lunch Day for students, staff and volunteers.

No Homework Night

Taste of Kindergarten: Any child entering Kindergarten in August 2013 is invited to visit Mrs. Dawn McDowell’s classroom from 7:45 – 10:15 a.m. All denominations welcome.  For information call the school at 573-492-6283.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Raise the Standards:  

In Our Nation

Dress:  Blue and Gold day, with uniform bottoms

Students to bring dimes for Wednesday collection.

Field Trip: Visit two nursing homes and make valentines with the residents.  Half of the students go to Pin Oaks and half to the King’s Daughters Home.

As an entire school we will visit Audrain Medical Center and attend two half hour presentations, one with a dietitian and one with the physical therapy department.

Lunch at Coaches Pizza.

Bowling at Mexico Lanes.

Thursday January 31, 2013 Raise the 


In Our Vocations

Dress:  Haiti colors (red, white and green) and jeans

Students to bring quarters for Thursday collection

Mr. Beth Swaim and Dr. Douglas Boudreau will speak about their mission trip to Haiti.

Friday February 1, 2013 Raise the Standards:  

In Our Students

Dress:  Wacky Day

Students to bring dollar bills for Friday collection.

The Mission Carnival in the afternoon.  Money raised at the carnival is donated to charities/organizations selected by each class.

St. Joseph Catholic School offers superior academic achievement, small class size, and family atmosphere.  All denominations are welcome.  Did you know it only costs about $56 per week to send one child to St. Joseph Catholic School?  What sets Catholic schools apart?  Faith, Academics, and Service.  Children are taught faith–not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God.  Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential.  Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.  “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards”