Catholic Schools Week is from January 28 – February 3. For new parents and those who may not be familiar with this tradition, Catholic Schools Week allows Regina Angelorum Academy and other Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate our commitment to faith, excellence, and service.
The History of Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week started in 1974. The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) organized the first Catholic Schools Week to highlight the distinct mission of Catholic schools. The idea came during a tumultuous decade. NCEA created Catholic Schools Week to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to providing a rigorous education, rooted in Christ and dedicated to service.
Catholic Schools Week at Regina Angelorum Academy
Our faith in Jesus is the foundation for all that we do at Regina Angelorum Academy. Our faculty helps students develop excellent habits and flourish in virtue by imitating Christ. Our commitment to service allows students to remember that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters, we do for Christ. Children hunger for real traditions. In that spirit, here are the traditions and celebrations that we hold dear during Catholic Schools Week at RAA.
This year, we have a full week of activities planned. Thank you to Mrs. Kimi Petrucci for organizing an enriching week for students and faculty each year.
This year’s service is close to RAA. Mr. Brian Galligan, RAA parent, has a brother who is currently serving on the USS Eisenhower, which is stationed in the Middle East. He said that these notes and packages boost morale, especially during uncertain times. Students are bringing in assigned items for each grade. These will be compiled into care packages along with Thank You cards students will write with their house. The care packages will be sent to one of the branches of the Armed Services.
Catholic Schools Week Events at Regina Angelorum
January 28-February 2
Sunday: Catholic Schools Week Begins
Attend Mass as a Family.
Monday: Prayer Day
8:30 AM – Thank St. Colman Parishioners
2:30 PM – Pray the Rosary as a School in St. Colman’s Church
Collect items and assemble care packages for the military and make cards of appreciation.
Wednesday: Student Appreciation Day
Students wear gym uniforms with crazy hats, ties and socks. (no pajamas); House games; soft pretzel treat during snack.
Thursday: Teacher Appreciation Day
Friday: Parent Appreciation Day
8:45AM – First Friday Mass
9:30 AM – Coffee with Coffey honoring parents (light breakfast served).