Catholic Schools Week 2022

Celebrate with us!

Our teachers have a fun, faith-filled week planned for our students. See all the details below and be sure to check back next week for even more information on what is in store to celebrate this special week!

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Daily Activities

Sunday - Celebrate Our Parish


Theme: Show your Catholic School Spirit at Mass on Sunday!

Clothing: Wear your uniform to Mass to show your St. Stephen spirit and appreciation for our loving and generous Parish!

Activities:

  • Join Us At Mass: School board members will speak at the beginning of our 9 and 10:30 a.m. Masses and our students will serve as lectors.
  • Open House: From 9-Noon, we will welcome new students and their families to tour our school and meet our teachers, parents and students. Reservations are required. Learn more about our Open House or sign up to give tours, no experience needed!

Monday - Celebrate Our Community


Theme: Our School is a perfect Match with our Community

Clothing: Dress Down Day Attire + Mismatched Socks

Activities:

  • Food Drive Begins (Learn More)
  • Voting for Spirit Catholic Radio Superstar Catholic Schools Contest Begins (Vote Here!)
  • Traveling Chalice In Mrs. Hoff (AM) & Mrs. Vann's (PM) Class (Learn More)
  • Freeze Dance
  • Saint Bingo
  • Vocations Table in Commons
  • Grades K-4 Rosary in the Church at 2 p.m. & Guest Speaker: Mr. Ed Young, Air Force in Gym at 2:30 p.m
  • Grades 5-8 Guest Speaker: Mr. Ed Young, Air Force in Gym at 2 p.m. & Rosary in the Church at 2:30 p.m.
  • Skutt Show Choir Performance: Our students will have the opportunity during the week to watch Skutt’s Show Choir Vivace perform live-stream or through recorded video. Teachers will select the best day to share based on class schedules.

Tuesday - Celebrate Our Students


Theme: Catholic School students have CLASS!

Clothing: Dress in “Class Colors!” Wear as much of your class color as you can find! Class Colors are:

  • Preschool, PreK & TK: Dress in Yellow
  • Kindergarten: Dress in Black
  • 1st Grade: Dress in Pink
  • 2nd Grade: Dress in Blue
  • 3rd Grade: Dress in Purple
  • 4th Grade: Dress in White
  • 5th Grade: Dress in Orange
  • 6th Grade: Dress in Red
  • 7th Grade: Dress in Green
  • 8th Grade: Dress in Gray

Activities:
  • Spelling Bee (Click here to watch the Live Stream)
  • Visit from the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln for Grades K-8.
  • Traveling Chalice In Miss Perrone (AM) & Mrs. Fitch's (PM) Class (Learn More)
  • Skutt Show Choir Performance: Our students will have the opportunity during the week to watch Skutt’s Show Choir Vivace perform live-stream or through recorded video. Teachers will select the best day to share based on class schedules.

Wednesday - Celebrate Our Nation


Theme: We love our nation and Catholic Schools, too! Let’s celebrate the red, white, and blue!

Clothing: Dress in red, white and/or blue

Activities:

  • Students will make cards for the elderly that will be delivered to hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Freeze Dance
  • Saint Bingo
  • Board Games in Classrooms
  • Visit from Seminarian Zach Eischeid for Grades 3-8.
  • Traveling Chalice In Mrs. McAdams' (AM) & Mrs. Keller's (PM) Class (Learn More)
  • Skutt Show Choir Performance: Our students will have the opportunity during the week to watch Skutt’s Show Choir Vivace perform live-stream or through recorded video. Teachers will select the best day to share based on class schedules.

Thursday - Celebrate Vocations


Theme: We’re comfortable with our call to faith!

Clothing: Comfy Clothes or PJ Day

Activities:

  • Last Day of the Food Drive
  • Freeze Dance
  • 8th Grade Cathedral Mass (remote) & lunch
  • Guest Speaker: Spirit Catholic Radio's Jen Brown (Grades 6-8)
  • Traveling Chalice In Mrs. Gill's (AM) & Miss Vangerpen's (PM) Class (Learn More)
  • Skutt Show Choir Performance: Our students will have the opportunity during the week to watch Skutt’s Show Choir Vivace perform live-stream or through recorded video. Teachers will select the best day to share based on class schedules.

Friday - Celebrate Our Teachers, Staff & Volunteers


Theme: Unite as a school to recognize & show our appreciation!

Clothing: Uniforms

Activities:

  • Traveling Chalice In Mrs. Schweers' Class (Learn More & View Schedule Feb. 7-11 Schedule for to 3rd-8th Grade)
  • Mass: Families are invited to join us virtually via live-stream on our website or Facebook Live.
  • Skutt Show Choir Performance: Our students will have the opportunity during the week to watch Skutt’s Show Choir Vivace perform live-stream or through recorded video. Teachers will select the best day to share based on class schedules.
  • 11 AM Dismissal

Vote For St. Stephen!

Spirit Catholic Radio Superstar Catholic Schools Contest

For 10 YEARS, Spirit Catholic Radio has been shining a spotlight on Catholic schools in our area. The competition begins Monday, Jan. 31 and lasts through Feb. 11. Winners will be announced on Feb. 14. Click the image above to vote!

Learn More about Catholic Schools Week

What is Catholic Schools Week?

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the US. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” 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. Click the photo above to learn more.

Support Our Catholic Schools Week Food Drive

Benefitting St. Stephen's Food Pantry: Mon., Jan. 31st - Thurs., Feb. 3rd

The items will be placed on a table in the School Commons under the picture of the team that your child thinks will win the Super Bowl! Click the image above to view the CSW Food Drive Flyer.