Catholic Schools Week 2017
Catholic Schools Week, the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States begins on Sunday, January 29 at the 9:15 am mass in the School Chapel. Other activities are planned and can be found on the attached letter or on the online calendar. You may also register online for the family events.
Each year we hold a special event for CSW. This year our students' work is being inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' - On Care For Our Common Home. The Pope's letter is a spiritual discussion about the environment, climate change, and equity between rich and poor nations. Our study is school wide and crosses all curriculum areas. For example, Nursery School children are building a Play City out of recycled materials, third graders are creating various living ecosystems, the fifth graders are learning about the Great Barrier Reef and will participate in an video conference with divers from Australia, Middle Schoolers are preparing a debate on climate change, and are launching a school wide recycling program that will include composting lunch waste for our school garden. These are just a few of the projects that are underway that you will be able to experience during Catholic Schools Week.
To learn more about the Pope's encyclical, view this post from the Rev. James Martin, S.J., the editor of the Jesuit magazine America.
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