Catholic Schools Week 2013
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School Schedule for Catholic Schools Week:
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Open House 11:30am-2:30pm/Scholastic Book Fair (All Week)
Monday, January 28, 2013 All School Retreat
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Vocation Awareness Assembly 1:30-3:00pm with Father Eduardo Gonzalez, Deacon David Obergfell and Sister Louise McLoughlin
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Multicultural Luncheon
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Student Appreciation Day (no homework)(Free Dress Day) / DeCharacter Connection 9am-10:45am (Students will dress in their favorite book character and visit various classrooms)
Friday, February 1, 2013 Teacher Appreciation Day / Noon Dismissal
According to Karen Ristau, NCEA president, “Catholic schools provide good things for students and families—high expectations and daily experience of faith. In these challenging times, the theme also reminds parents that the dividends of a Catholic school education—students prepared in faith, knowledge, morals and discipline—last a lifetime. There is no better way to invest in a child’s future—or the future of our world.”
Marie Powell, executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, noted: “We realize that in most parts of the country a Catholic education is not without some cost. But I can't think of a better investment in the future than to invest in the education of a child.”
NCEA is the largest private, professional education association in the world. Founded in 1904, the association's membership represents more than 200,000 educators serving more than 7 million students at all levels of Catholic education. USCCB is the national public policy organization of the bishops in the United States.