One Nation Many Gifts square graphic (1)During Catholic Schools Week (January 27-February 2), our St. Martin’s School community looks forward to a whirlwind of activities. Since 1974, this nation-wide week of events is a celebration of education, faith, and service, which are traditional trademarks of Catholic schools. This year we are participating in the National Catholic Education Association’s, Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving on Tuesday, January 30. This inaugural event is a 24-hour social media campaign, encouraging those who have benefitted from Catholic education, to donate to a local Catholic school. Countless people in our community have been blessed by the many gifts of a St. Martin’s education. Through participation challenges, matching gifts, and the involvement of our generous school community, we hope to raise money that will benefit our school’s greatest needs. Through social media, St. Martin’s will be inviting alumni, parents, students, faculty, parishioners, and all those who have been impacted by Catholic school education in ways big and small, to donate to St. Martin’s. St. Martin’s is on three social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter @SMSCrusader, and Instagram @smscrusader. The NCEA is providing St. Martin’s with an online payment portal for the 24-hour event. Cash and check donations may be mailed or dropped off to the school office.

Each day, during Catholic Schools Week, we honor different contributors to our school community. We will observe the week with a school-wide assembly, an Open House, a service project, a Living Rosary, and other activities for students, families, faculty, and parishioners. Through these events, we focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church and our community. Our faculty’s Catholic Schools Week Committee plans a wide array of activities, but parents and students contribute greatly to the week’s success.

Crusaders Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Whirlwind of Activities

Saturday, January 27:  5:30 pm Children’s Mass
Sunday, January 28:  Parish Appreciation, Students Speak During Masses
Monday, January 29:  All School Math & Science Assembly, School Mass, Lenten Food Drive begins
Tuesday, January 30: Open House from 9:00-1:00 pm, Many Gifts, One Nation: A 24-Hour Day of Giving from 9:00 am to January 31 at 9:00 am
Wednesday, January 31:  Student Appreciation Day, Wacky Wednesday Dress Day, Bingo
Thursday, February 1: Parent Appreciation Day, Volleyball Game (8th Grade vs Staff)
Friday, February 2:  Living Rosary, Teacher Appreciation Lunch