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While many have this weekend’s Gala on their mind (mobile bidding is LIVE!), we wanted to remind everyone that the party doesn’t actually end on Saturday because we are just getting started…The fun will continue all week long with Catholic Schools Week celebrations.

Below is a primer to help make sure you and your students are ready for all of the Mighty Monarch activities that are headed your way! Want a printable schedule? Click here.

SATURDAY/CSW SUNDAY:

Wear your school uniform to mass and be on the lookout for a double page CSW @ SMCS spread in this weekend’s Church Bulletin.

MONDAY: CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY

SCHOOLWIDE SERVICE PROJECT IN SUPPORT OF COMMONWEALTH CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Commonwealth Catholic Charities provides quality, compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. They have 11 offices that deliver 30 distinct programs across the state of Virginia.

During Catholic Schools Week, schools in the Richmond Region have been asked to support CCC’s Homeless Services and Food Pantry programs through the collection of the following three items:

  • Mylar blankets
  • To-go snacks
  • Non-perishable food items (see wish list below)

CCC STUDENT ARTWORK CONTEST

Ms. Schwartzkopf will select up to five student artworks for display at Richmond’s CCC Art Gallery this spring!

All artwork submissions should reflect the theme of Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community. Students may work on artwork at home if they are not working on a submission in art class.

  • Paper submissions should be the between the sizes of 8×11 and 9×12 and on heavy weight
    or construction paper.
  • Canvases are welcome.
  • Three-dimensional projects are also welcome.
  • Deadline to submit artwork for consideration is Friday, 2/9.

TUESDAY: CELEBRATING STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Blue and White treats for students.

Thank you notes for parents from students.

WEDNESDAY: CELEBRATING OUR NATION

Whole School Mass featuring a Patriotic Song.

THURSDAY: CELEBRATING VOCATIONS

Students will create thank you cards for St. Mary’s Church Parish Staff members.

Middle School students will welcome a special guest who will give a talk about vocations at 8:15am.

FRIDAY: CELEBRATING FACULTY, STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

Dress Like a Teacher Contest & First Friday Whole School Morning Meeting.

FRIDAY BONUS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: PTO CHILI COOK-OFF, 6PM – 8PM