Catholic Schools Week is nearing its 30 year debut! It is a joint effort of the National Catholic Education Association, NCEA, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Over the last few years, Catholic schools across our nation have focused on making a world of difference. Together with more than 2.6 million other students across the nation, we wish to extend our appreciation to the parents, students, faculty and staff, and our parish for helping to make our school so special.
The PSA sincerely thanks Heather Ferrero and Leslie Van Dalsem (Co-Chairpersons of Catholic Schools Week) for all the planning and hard work that went into this weeklong celebration.
DAY 1 Monday (Jan. 28th) – STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY
On this day students had an out of uniform day and were greeted with a heart shaped note from their parents and a treat waiting on their desks when they arrived at school. Later that afternoon our JV and Varsity Student Basketball teams put on demonstration games.
DAY 2 Tuesday (Jan. 29th) PRIESTS/ADMINISTRATION/DIOCESAN APPRECIATION DAY
On this day a special presentation was made to our School Administrators and Priests at the morning assembly and a thank you letter was sent by the PSA Board on behalf of our school to our Diocesan Staff office along with a donation in their name to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Mater Dei visited showcasing their Performing Arts Department.
DAY 3 Wednesday (Jan. 30th) PARENT APPRECIATION DAY & OPEN HOUSE
On this day parents were celebrated throughout the day and visited the students classrooms at Open House. Open House allows the students to show their families all the outstanding work that is being done in their classrooms. As well as gives prospective families a chance to look at what our school offers.
DAY 4 Thursday (Jan. 31st) – SPECIAL PERSON’S DAY
On this day students celebrated a special person in their life. It is a tradition at OLQA to invite a “special person” to join us for Mass and lunch. Each student brought a lunch for themselves and a “special person” and enjoyed it together somewhere on the school grounds. After lunch, the student and special person took a tour of their classroom.
DAY 5 Friday (Feb. 1st) FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION DAY
Each morning the PSA delivered breakfast and snack items to the faculty lounge for the administration, and staff to enjoy.
On this day students brought in special THANK YOU notes, cards, and pictures to their teachers and coaches. Teachers and staff also enjoyed a lovely lunch and were each presented with a special gift.
Scenes from Catholic Schools Week