Catholic Schools Week 2023

Celebrate with us!

Our teachers have a fun, faith-filled week planned for our students. See all the details below!

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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!

  • Join Us At Mass: School board members will speak at the beginning of our morning Masses and our students will serve as lectors.
  • Open House: From 9 AM -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 Team is a Great Match!
Clothing: Wear your favorite team jersey, DDD bottoms & Mismatched Socks

  • Food Drive Begins (Learn More)
  • Voting for Spirit Catholic Radio Superstar Catholic Schools Contest Begins (Vote Here!)
  • Community Building: Meet Our Prayer Partners, Begin A Week-Long Prayer Intention Activity & Play Board Games!
    • TK & 4th Grade
    • Kindergarten & 5th Grade
    • PreKindergarten & 3rd Grade
    • 2nd Grade & 7th Grade
    • 6th Grade & 1st Grade
    • 8th Grade - Religious
  • PBIS PRAY Activity: Practice Safety
  • Freeze Dance

Tuesday - Celebrate Our Students

Theme: Rise and Shine it's PJ Day!
Clothing: Pajama Day!

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

  • Prayer Partner Prayer Intention Activity - Day 3
  • Saint Bingo at 9:15 AM
  • PBIS PRAY Activity: Act with kindness
  • Eucharistic Procession - Beginning on the second level of the school at 2 PM, Fr. Dave & Fr. Zach will gather each class and process through the school and into the church for Benediction.
Thursday - Celebrate Vocations

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 Pink
  • 1st Grade: Dress in Red
  • 2nd Grade: Dress in Blue
  • 3rd Grade: Dress in White
  • 4th Grade: Dress in Purple
  • 5th Grade: Dress in Orange
  • 6th Grade: Dress in Black
  • 7th Grade: Dress in Green
  • 8th Grade: Dress in Uniform for Cathedral Mass
  • Last Day of the Food Drive & Penny Wars!
  • Freeze Dance
  • Final Day with Prayer Partners!
  • 8th Grade Cathedral Mass & lunch
  • Vocations Visits from Sr. Mary Frances from Pink Sisters & Sr. Jeanne from Sisters of Mercy
  • Color Collaboration - Get ready for some fitness fun in class colors! Grades K-3 will be line dancing and grades 4-7 will be doing tic-tac-toe relays!
  • PBIS PRAY Activity: Yes to responsibility

Friday - Celebrate Our Teachers, Staff & Volunteers

Theme: Unite as a school to recognize & show our appreciation!
Clothing: Uniforms
Activities: Special Friends Mass at 10 AM & 11 AM Dismissal. Students can invite a guest to join them at Mass. It can be a grandparent, aunt/uncle, mom/dad, etc. As a reminder, we ask for children of the same family to invite one guest and they will all be allowed to sit together.

Vote For St. Stephen!

Spirit Catholic Radio Superstar Catholic Schools Contest

For 11 years, Spirit Catholic Radio has been shining a spotlight on Catholic schools in our area. The competition begins Monday, Jan. 30th and lasts through Feb. 10. Winners will be announced on Feb. 13. 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. 30th - Thurs., Feb. 2nd

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.