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January 31, 2016

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Catholic School News

  • The Spirit Games are back! They will be held at Nolan in April.
  • The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools will be used as the foundation for curriculum.
  • The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools book study, February 8th, 15th, & 22nd, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm in the SAMS room. Read the book and be prepared to participate in discussions and activities. Bring your iPad.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Feb 1-Mixed Up Monday theme

Feb 2-Team Tuesday theme, Teacher Appreciation Day!

Feb 3- Workout Wednesday

Feb 4-Tired Thursday, Student Appreciation Day!

Feb 5-Asian New Year Pho Friday

Feb 9-Purple, Green, & Gold Day/Mardi Gras Parade & Carnival

Feb 10-Ash Wednesday, Mass at 8:15 am

Feb 11-Stations in the Cross in the gym 8 am

Feb 12-Pink & Red Day/Valentine Grams

Feb 13-DRAGON DASH is being postponed. Updates will come soon.

Feb 17-Spring Gala Meeting, room parents should plan to attend, all parents are welcomed

Feb 18-Noon Dismissal/Stations of the Cross in the gym 8 am

Feb 19-No School

Feb 22-Spirit Day/Pep Rally

Feb 25-Stations of the Cross

Feb 26-Fish Fry

Fire Drill - February 11th. It could happen in the morning or afternoon, so be prepared!

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Catholic Schools Week

St. George is joining with all Catholic schools to celebrate Catholic Schools Week beginning today. We have some great activities lined up for our students, along with celebrating faculty and staff, parents, grandparents, and our religious. There are some wonderful ideas for classroom activities that can be found on the NCEA website, Pinterest, and other sources online.


In celebrating ourselves, we as educators should know the purpose of Catholic schools. Below are articles you will find helpful that emphasize certain characteristics which should be part of a truly authentic Catholic School.


Cardinal Dolan’s 2010 article “The Catholic Schools We Need”

Archbishop, J. Michael Miller, C.S.B · The Five Essential Marks of Catholic Schools (2006)

Archbishop Chaput’s recent column on Catholic schools entitled, “From Hospice to Hope: Thoughts on Catholic Schools Week 2016

The Alliance for Catholic Education program produced the “Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters”

“Values—Economic and Otherwise—Major Reason non-Catholics Choose Catholic schools”

Pope Francis: You cannot speak of Catholic education without speaking about humanity