MOSS to hold several events to mark Catholic Schools Week

| Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 10:09 p.m.

Mother of Sorrows School will join the other 16 Catholic Schools in the Greensburg Diocese in celebrating the annual Catholic Schools Week, beginning Sunday.

The national, week-long event celebrates Catholic education in the community by focusing on their presence, impact and value. This year's national theme is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.”

Here is a listing of events scheduled throughout the week.


• 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: School Open House – Coffee, juice and donuts will be available. Parents can pick up registration packets in the lobby.

• 11:30 a.m.: Mass

• 1:30 p.m.: Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. Gym teachers will be available for questions and advice.


• 9 a.m.: Pep Rally

• Monday is MOSS spirit day, and students can dress down in the theme of marathon, sports or spirit wear.


• Crazy sock day

• 7:40 to 8:40 a.m.: Pastries with Parents.

• Guest luncheon for kindergarten, fifth and second grade.


• Jump Rope for Heart demonstration.

• Guest luncheon for third grade and middle school.

• Extreme Uniform Day. Students are encouraged to get creative with their uniforms and customize them to student personalities.


• 8:20 to 8:40 a.m.: Continental breakfast to-go will be served to bus drivers

• 9:30 a.m.: Mass.

• Guest luncheon for first and fourth grades.


• Dress down and crazy hat day.

• Students will collect “kid-friendly” food for the local food pantry, including fruit snacks, cereal, hot chocolate and drink boxes.

• 2 p.m.: Eighth-grade student vs. parents and teachers basketball game.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or

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