Celebrating Catholic Schools!
Sunday, January 26 was Open House at St. Jerome school to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week celebrates Catholic schools and everyone who attends and works at a Catholic school. At St. Jerome’s school each day brought something different and new to celebrate.
On Monday students made cards for the pastors and principal. Tuesday parents joined the students for Pastries with Parents. Parents stopped in school and had breakfast with their student. They had a picture taken of their family during the visit. Students could dress like a twin with other students. There are some actual twins in the school who dressed alike on twin day!
Kids enjoy a pie throwing contest. Any student who bought a ticket could throw a pie in the face of Teachers and Staff members. As you can imagine kids loved the event! Wednesday was student appreciation day. Students enjoyed no homework and Wacky Wednesday which meant students could dress in miss matched clothes.
The Spelling Bee was watched by the whole school. Talented spellers studied hard and the school winner, 8th grader Somto, will move on to the County Spelling Bee. On Thursday students were allowed to dress like their favorite Super Hero. Not only did they dress like a Super Hero they were real Super Heroes to the residents and employees of the Cleveland’s Slovenian Home. Students made cards for everyone.
Thursday was packed with activity which also included Staff versus students bowling game, and finished with an all school bingo game. To encourage the ideals of a Catholic school, the middle school students helped the younger students with their Bingo card.
During the entire week students could buy a ticket for a chance to guess the number of candy pieces in a jar and win the candy! Proceeds from the money raised went to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Father Cassese. To encourage the love of reading The Scholastic Book Fair was open all week for students to browse and buy something interesting to read.
Kathy Morrissey, 2nd grade teacher at St. Jerome