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2017 Catholic School's Week

Souper Bowl of Caring - Every year during the Super Bowl weekend, churches all over the country sponsor food drives for their local foodbanks. This past weekend the Student Senate representatives from Saint Theresa School came to church to solicit canned good items and monetary donations from our parishioners. By the end of the weekend we collected over 10 boxes of canned goods and over $550. Thank you to all  who came to drop off their contributions! Your donations will help need families within our own parish.


FUNDRIVE SAVERS Project - On Saturday morning, students a their parents come to school to collect new or gently used clothing, household and kitchen items for Savers. The Savers organization help non-profit organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and United Cerebral Palsy. In total we collected more than 700 pounds of clothing other items. In addition to this being a fundraising event, students who came to volunteer to help earned community service hours.  As part of our Catholic service mission, each student at Saint Theresa School is required to perform between 5 to 15 hours depending on their grade level.

Catholic School Week (CSW) -- CSW began on Sunday, January 29th with students from the fourth grade sponsoring the 8am Mass. They participated as lectors and gift bearers.

On Monday, the entire student body attended Mass with Fr. Laine Akiona and Deacon Francis. Fr. Laine spoke to the children about the importance of a Catholic education and of the sacrifices their parents and family members make in order for them to come to Saint Theresa. After Mass the children were visited by a number of alumni who spoke to them about various careers they were involved with. The day ended with a game of basketball and volleyball between the alumni and 8th grade students.  

Tuesday was will with fun games and activities. There were jump rope games, water cup relays, musical chairs scooter races and basketball shoot outs. After lunch, the students enjoyed watching the movie "Zootopia"  in the hall.

Jump Rope for Heart activities and contests was held on Wednesday. Both students and faculty participated in the contests raising over $3,000 for the American Heart Association. 

CSW ended on Thursday with a student appreciation theme. Free lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers were provided for everyone to enjoy with ice pops topping of a week of fun.

-Catholic Schools Week 2017