Saint Jude’s School, along with Catholic Schools across the country, wrapped up their Catholic Schools week celebration after six days of fun, learning and school spirit activities.
Each day of the week was centered around a theme, beginning with a whole parish Mass on Sunday, January 28th, followed by the Annual Open House complete with games, hot dogs and snow cones. Parents and students gave tours to inquiring families and teachers opened their classrooms and welcomed families both new and established.
Monday was Spirit Day with games and school spirit activities in the Gym. Tuesday was Community Day, the children were visited by Warden Allen and Skye, his Special Investigation K-9 helper. In the afternoon the children enjoyed popcorn and a movie in the Gym.
Wednesday was Volunteer Day, volunteers were honored at a special luncheon and Mass to thank them for their service to the school. The evening was capped off with a Talent Show in which over 30 students shared their talents from magic to singing to dance to gymnastics and everything in between.
Thursday was Service Day. Mrs. Flannery and members of the Seeing Eye Association shared their knowledge and expertise in the raising of Seeing Eye puppies. Students donated money to assist the Seeing Eye Association.
Friday was Faculty Appreciation Day, a wonderful way to wrap up this week as the faculty and staff are the heart of Saint Jude School and the reason for so much of its success. Teachers and staff were treated to a luncheon as parent volunteers watched classrooms and made thank you gifts for these dedicated professionals.
Catholic Schools Week was a success again this year and one that will be remembered for years to come!