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Catholic Schools Week
 
Click HERE for the Primary Grade Center schedule.
Click HERE for the Upper Grade Center schedule.
 
All activities are listed at the bottom of this webpage OR click on the school CALENDAR.
 
What is Catholic Schools Week?
 
Since 1974, Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 is January 28 - February 3. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. 
 
Why Consider a Catholic Education?
Catholic Education helps kids learn more internally about themselves and how they feel about God and religion. This helps them move past those questions and identity crises to focus on other issues.  It contributes enormously to the development of the young person’s literacy across a wide range of texts and resources and of challenges to the human psyche. The ability to express the big questions in words, story, art, song, ritual and prayer, for example, has an impact at a whole series of levels on the developing knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes of the young.
A Catholic Education contributes significantly to the education of the whole person. At the primary level, a Catholic Education provides a place in the younger child’s day to reflect on belonging and being cherished within a community of faith.  Inclusive of a curriculum that helps build on the foundations of knowledge, a Catholic Education also focuses on the experience of growing into the faith community and respect for others.  For teenagers, it creates a safe space to test one’s own identity, and reflect with others in a respectful manner on the search for meaning and values. 
We hope you can join us at the School of St. Mary as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. 
 
Sun Jan 28 
8:30am – 1:30pm Open House - PGC & UGC - Primary Grade Center & Upper Grade Center
 
 
Mon Jan 29 
 Fancy Day
 9:15am – 10:15am UGC Mass - St Mary's Catholic Church
 10:00am – 10:33amUGC 8th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 10:00am – 10:33amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathematician 
 10:20am – 10:50amPGC 3rd Grade - Mrs. Criswell & Mrs. Haubner - Physical Education Class
 10:33am – 11:06amUGC 8th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 11:06am – 11:39amUGC Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 11:06am – 11:39amUGC 7th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 11:39am – 12:12pmUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 12:45pm – 1:18pmUGC 6th Math - Book Reports - Famous Mathemetician
 1:18pm – 1:51pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 1:51pm – 2:24pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 1:51pm – 2:24pmUGC 6th Grade - Book Reports
 2:24pm – 2:57pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 2:24pm – 2:57pmUGC 7th Grade Math
 2:24pm – 2:57pmUGC 6th Grade - Book Reports
 2:57pm – 3:30pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 
Tue Jan 30 
College Day
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 6th Grade Science - Crater Webquest
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 9:20am – 9:50amPGC 2nd Grade - Ms. Wanner - Writing Class
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 6th Grade Science - Crater Webquest
 9:22am – 9:54am7th English - Mrs. Fairchild - Restaurant Reviews
 9:50am – 10:20amPGC 1st Grade - Ms. Bernardi & Sra. Gillis - Spanish Class
 9:54am – 10:26amUGC 7th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 7th English - Mrs. Fairchild - Restaurant Review
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician 
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 6th Grade Science - Crater Webquest
 11:00am – 11:30amPGC 2nd Grade - Mrs. Hodges - Writing Class
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathemeticians
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:02pm – 12:34pmUGC 7th English - Mrs. Hogan - Menu Projects
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:45pm – 1:15pmPGC Kindergarten - Mrs. Brueggeman & Ms. Jeon - Music
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 7th Math - Famous Mathemeticians
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathematicians
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 2:30pm – 3:30pmUGC Spelling Bee
 
Wed Jan 31
Hat Day
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathematician
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 8th Science - Owl Pellet Dissections
 9:00am – 9:30amPGC 4K - Ms. Prindiville - Morning Meeting & Portfolio Review
 9:15am – 10:15am PGC Mass - St Patrick's Catholic Church
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 8th Science - Owl Pellet Dissections
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 5th - Ms. Marshall - Persuasive Writing Presentations
 9:54am – 10:26amUGC 8th Science - Owl Pellet Dissections
 9:54am – 10:26amUGC 7th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 6th Social Studies - Mysteries of the Lost Colony
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician 
 11:00am – 11:30amPGC 2nd Grade - Mrs. Sullivan - Writing Class
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathemeticians
 12:02pm – 12:34pmUGC 7th Science - Metal and Non-Metal Lab
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 7th Science - Metal and Non-Metal Lab
 12:50pm – 1:20pmPGC 2nd Grade - Ms. Fu & Mrs. Hodges - Art Class
 1:00pm – 2:00pmPGC PM Preschool - Miss Lockridge - Author Study, Memory Book 
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 7th Math - Famous Mathemeticians
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 6th Social Studies - The Lost Colony of Roanoke
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 7th Science - Metal and Non-Metal Lab
 1:20pm – 1:50pmPGC Kindergarten - Mrs. Casey - Music
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathematicians
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Social Studies - The Lost Colony of Roanoke
 2:30pm – 3:30pmUGC Geography Bee
 
Thu Feb 1 
Career Day
 8:50am – 9:30amUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathematician
 8:50am – 9:30amUGC 6th Book Reports
 9:20am – 9:50amPGC 2nd Grade - Ms. Wanner - Writing Class
 9:30am – 10:10amUGC 6th Book Reports
 9:30am – 10:10amUGC 5th - Ms. Marshall - Persuasive Writing Presentations
 10:10am – 10:50amUGC 7th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 10:15am – 10:45amPGC 1st Grade - Mrs. Bernardi & Ms. Twardak - Animal Riddles
 10:50am – 11:30amUGC 6th Book Reports
 10:50am – 11:30amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 11:00am – 11:30amPGC 2nd Grade - Mrs. Hodges - Writing Class
 11:30am – 12:20pmPGC & UGC Catholic Schools Week Lunch - School of St. Mary, Lake Forest IL
 12:10pm – 12:50pmUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 12:10pm – 12:50pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:45pm – 1:15pmPGC 1st Grade - Ms. Twardak & Sra. Gillis - Spanish Class
 1:15pm – 2:15pmPGC 3rd Grade - Mrs. Dador, Mrs. Haubner & Ms. Rylander - Biographies
 1:30pm – 3:30pmUGC 5th - 8th Grade - Career Day (students only; no parents please)
 2:00pm – 3:00pmUGC 4th Grade - Saint Reports
 2:30pm – 3:00pmPGC 3rd Grade - Mrs. Criswell & Mrs. Dador - Physical Education Class
 
Fri Feb 2 
Spirit Day
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 6th English - Commercial Presentations
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 8th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 8:50am – 9:22amUGC 6th Math - Famous Mathematician
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 8th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 6th English - Commercial Presentations
 9:22am – 9:54amUGC 5th - Ms. Marshall - Persuasive Writing Presentations
 9:30am – 10:00amPGC 2nd Grade - Mrs. Sullivan & Ms. Fu - Art Class
 9:54am – 10:26amUGC 7th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician
 9:54am – 10:26amUGC 8th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 10:15am – 10:45amPGC 1st Grade - Ms. Wanner & Ms. Fu - Art Class
 10:20am – 10:50amPGC - 3rd Grade - Miss Rylander & Mrs. Criswell - Gymnastics
 10:26am – 10:58amUGC 6th Grade Math - Famous Mathemetician 
 10:30am – 11:00amPGC 3K - Mrs. Cummings & Ms. Lockridge - Author Study & Memory Book
 11:00am – 12:00pmPGC 3rd Grade - Mrs. Dador, Mrs. Haubner & Ms. Rylander - Biographies
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 5th - Ms. Darraugh - Persuasive Writing Essays
 11:30am – 12:02pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:02pm – 12:34pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 5th - Ms. Darraugh - Persuasive Writing Essays
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 6th English - Commercial Presentations
 12:34pm – 1:06pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 12:45pm – 1:15pmPGC 2nd Grade - Mrs. Sullivan - Writing Class
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 7th Social Studies - Boat Build Off Competition
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 1:06pm – 1:38pmUGC 7th Math - Famous Mathemeticians
 1:30pm – 2:00pmPGC - Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes - Great Room 
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 5th - Ms. Darraugh - Persuasive Writing Essays
 1:38pm – 2:10pmUGC 6th Book Reports
 2:15pm – 3:00pmPGC Volleyball Game: Faculty vs. 3rd Grade Students 
 2:30pm – 3:30pmUGC Volleyball Game: Faculty vs. 8th Grade Students
 
 
 

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