Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2019 is January 27 - February 2. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” 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.
Here's what SMCES is doing for #CSW19
SMCES Catholic Schools Week 2019
Come celebrate our parish school, St. Monica Catholic Elementary all week! Community. Curiosity. Compassion. Sunday 1/27: Celebrate God & Parish We are a family! Join our parish and school family at Mass on Saturday 5:30 pm or Sunday 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 5:30 pm or 7:30pm. We will have our students and families involved in the Mass and we will have staff representatives present. Students wear full-dress uniforms and proudly represent SMCES. Students are invited to say hello and greet at the doors before and after Mass. Enjoy the ES/HS Bake Sale to follow Mass. Please sign up to help http://signup.com/go/fvDmgTZ
Monday 1/28: Celebrate Faith at SMCES God is in all things. We have an elementary school Mass at 9:00 in our church. Students wear a full-dress uniform. We will also be honoring our January F.L.Y. Students of the Month. Please join us.
Tuesday 1/29: Celebrate Santa Monica Our community journeys together. Each grade will go out and represent SMCES and say THANK YOU for being a community partner. Students wear a full-dress uniform. All students will receive a permission slip in the 1/22 Parent Envelope which must be signed and returned to participate.
Wednesday 1/30: Celebrate Parents Parents, you are the primary educators, and we thank you for your tireless dedication to your child’s Catholic Education. We invite you to the classrooms between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. Parents visiting between 8:00-8: 30 am are invited to walk through classrooms to observe classes in action. We will host a hospitality reception in the auditorium. Our evening Open House is for prospective families.
Thursday 1/31: Celebrate Students Our students are FLY: faithful, learners, and young citizens of the world, and we are so proud to celebrate them. All students will eat lunch together at 12:45 pm with their school family then adventure on an epic school family scavenger hunt. We will finish the day with the first annual TK-8 Pep Rally, led by the Student Council.
Friday 2/1: Celebrate Staff Our staff members nurture our children every day and today we nurture and nourish them. Keep our staff members in your thoughts and prayers and give them a big thank you! Saturday 2/2 Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup As stewards of God’s creation, we have partnered with Heal the Bay to Adopt-a-Beach. You are all invited to go to the beach for cleanup with our community. See the PDF on our website.