South Hills Catholic schools plan activities
Catholic Schools Week will be Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. The theme is “Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards.”
The following schools released schedules of activities for the celebration.
St. Sylvester School
The school will host a brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the church hall, with a book fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the library and an open house from noon until 2 p.m. in school. The service project is “Can Mr. G in his office,” which is a canned food drive with collections throughout the week.
Jan. 28 is Pajama/Comfy Clothes Day. Students are not to wear shorts, sleeveless or low-cut shirts or any clothing that goes against school policy. Slippers are permitted to be worn only in the school building.
The school also will have Seminarian Appreciation Day on Monday at 1:40 p.m. The evening includes a book fair in the school library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Student council also will have a pre-sale for the Sarris Candy pretzel rods for Valentine's Day.
Jan. 29 will begin with Donuts with Grown-Ups in the church hall from 7 until 8:30 a.m. Also, there will be Speez-Acts assemblies at 1:15 p.m. for grades kindergarten through second, fifth and sixth, and at 2 p.m. for grades three, four, seven and eight.
The evening book fair will continue in the school library from 6 until 7:30 p.m., as will the Sarris Candy pretzel rod pre-sale.
Jan. 30 is School Spirit Day, and students are allowed to wear their blue-and-white field trip T-shirt. Also, there will be a WTAE weather assembly at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium, and continuation of the book sale and Sarris Candy pretzel rod pre-sale.
Favorite Character Day will be on Jan. 31. Students are to wear T-shirts with his or her favorite character or dress as them. Other school day activities include Celebrity Reader at 12:40 p.m. for grades kindergarten through third, and Career Day at 12:40 p.m. for grades four through eight.
There will be a night of reflection social justice prayer service and activities fair from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, and continuation of the book fair and pretzel pre-sale.
Feb. 1 will be Favorite Color Day, where students should wear his or her favorite to school. Also there will be a Catholic Schools Week Mass at 8:30 a.m. for all students. Eighth-graders will minister at the Mass.
Students in kindergarten through sixth grade will play bingo at 1:10 p.m., while seventh and eighth-graders will have the bridge project.
Monte Carlo Night will be on Feb. 2 in the St. Sylvester Parish church hall. Tickets are $20 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Elementary School
The school, at 1 Grove Place, Baldwin Borough, will celebrate “Catholic Schools – Raise the Standards” with a variety of activities.
An opening liturgy will be held at noon on Sunday, followed by a “thank you” to school families. An open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday and tours will be offered to prospective families. A pizza lunch will be sold in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold in advance.
Monday is “Crayola Day,” with red, white and blue popsicle treats for students from the cafeteria, an afternoon movie for fourth and fifth graders and a middle school science fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
There will be a “Special Persons' lunch” on Tuesday for students in kindergarten through third grade. There will be no school that day for students in fourth through eighth grade, who will have parent-teacher conferences. A scholastic book fair will be held and parents and friends can shop from 10:55 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday will include a “Special Person's Lunch” for students in fourth through eighth grade. Parent-teacher conferences will be held that day for kindergarten through third grade and no school will be held for those students. The scholastic book fair will continue Wednesday and parents and friends can shop from 10:55 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The PTO will host a teacher appreciation breakfast.
Kindergartners will have a pizza party on Jan. 31 and first and second graders will participate in snowball bingo. Third-grade students will have a movie afternoon.
Feb. 1 is the 100th day of school and will include Mass at 9:15 a.m., cupcakes at lunch and special afternoon activities.
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