I share below an email I received from one of our teachers at the Franciscan School, and the email offers some insight into what our school did to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. As you’ll see, an impressive list! Many thanks to all who took part, and blessings on your week! 

Happy Friday! I wanted to take a moment and thank everybody for all you did to make CSW 2020 a huge success. Last week, while studying MLK with my class, I came across this quote by him. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” This quote spoke to me and it really brings to mind all we do as a community to help those around us. Catholic Schools Week challenges us to ask and identify what WE do for our community, neighborhood, and the world. Well, looking at the totals below, we can definitely say our little community has some pretty big arms…… 

Catholic Schools Week Totals:

K and 1st Books Harvest collection: 824 Books donated

Kindergarten NC Pajama Project: 105 sets of pajamas donated
1st Grade Zach’s Toy Closet Collection: 158 Toys Collected and donated
2nd Grade CPO Birthday Bags: 85 Bags made and donated
3rd Grade Project Linus No Sew Fleece Blankets: 28 Blankets made and donated
2nd and 3rd Grade Raised approximately $700.00 for Heifer International. (They are still collecting until next week. Then, they will purchase their animals.)
4th Grade CPO Bags: Assembled 1,600 bags for Church CPO Food Drive Collection – And collected over 400 towels and blankets for Saving Grace
5th Grade/PreSchool Collaboration: Rice and Bean bags for Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Food Pantry: 125 bags of rice and beans and 75 bags of rice
6th Grade Operation Gratitude: 80 Paracord bracelets made and donated
7th Sole Hope: 225 Pairs of shoes cut out 

8th Grade: 9,720 Meals for Rise Up Against Hunger

An incredible week!


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