Celebrating Southern Maryland Catholic Schools Week

January 24, 2013

Catholic Schools WeekDozens of events have been planned by schools throughout the Archdiocese of Washington to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 27 – February 2, 2013. This annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools through Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 97 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 30,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. Included below are some of the events that are happening at schools in Southern Maryland.

 Sunday, January 27, 2012

Mother Catherine Spalding Catholic School, 38833 Chaptico Road, Helen

Students speak at Mass at the 5 regional parishes: Saint Joseph, Morganza; Holy Angels, Issue; Immaculate Conception, Mechanicsville; Our Lady of the Wayside, Chaptico; Sacred Heart, Bushwood

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

Time: A goal of 1,000 cans of soup will be collected at Mass to support area food pantries, and students will be greeters and speakers at Mass.

St. Peter Catholic School, 3310 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf

Students to attend each of the Masses in uniform and will help as greeters

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School open house and reception

Monday, January 28th

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

9:30 a.m.-Noon: Students will make Meals in a Bag accompanied by a student-made prayer card to go to those in need through food pantries in Charles County.

Tuesday, January 29th

Mother Catherine Spalding Catholic School, 38833 Chaptico Road, Helen

School-wide Service Day

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

10:00 a.m.- Noon and 6:00-8:00 p.m.: School Open House; 8th Grade students will serve as tour guides and Home and School Association will serve refreshments

St. Michael Catholic School, 16560 Three Notch Road, Ridge

8:15-9:00 a.m.: Bus Driver Appreciation Brunch

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: School Open House

1:00 p.m.: Penny Walk to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

St. Peter Catholic School, 3310 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf

Students, with their prayer partners, will make Valentine’s Day cards for Children’s National Medical Center

Wednesday, January 30th

Mother Catherine Spalding Catholic School, 38833 Chaptico Road, Helen

Family and Friends Spaghetti Luncheon

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Roller skating night for students and families at Waldorf Roller Skating Rink

St. Peter Catholic School, 3310 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf

Student talent show

Thursday, January 31st

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

Breakfast treat bags will be handed out to parents and bus drivers

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon provided by National Jr. Honor Society and Student Government Association

St. Michael Catholic School, 16560 Three Notch Road, Ridge

9:00-11:30 a.m.: “Celebrity Readers” have been invited to read to the students

Friday, February 1st

Mother Catherine Spalding Catholic School, 38833 Chaptico Road, Helen

Special Luncheon for students and a Chinese acrobatics performance

St. Mary’s School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown

Time: School Mass

Time: Ceremony for new inductees for National Junior Honor Society

Time: Rally for Catholic Education: Students will make posters and walk the circle advocating of Catholic education

Time: “Rock For Faith” — Middle school students will bring rocking chairs and a can of soup for admission. The goal is to collect 1,000 cans to benefit local food pantries.

St. Michael Catholic School, 16560 Three Notch Road, Ridge

9:00 a.m.: Community Mass

1:00 p.m.: Students and parents to participate in a mock game show, “Are You Up to the Challenge?”

St. Peter Catholic School, 3310 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf

10:00 a.m.: Clothing drive and food drive for St. Vincent DePaul

 

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