St. Mary School will participate in the annual National Catholic Schools Week, January 29-February 3. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Through numerous activities during the week, our students, faculty, parents, parishioners and Gilroy communities will be recognized. Principal Greteman will accept a proclamation at the January 23 Gilroy City Council meeting declaring the week “Catholic Schools Week.”
Activities for the week include:
– Sunday, January 29: Catholic Schools Week kicks off with a family Mass at 5 p.m.
– Monday, January 30: Student Council will attend a special liturgy at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in San Jose. Parents and teachers will enjoy coffee and breakfast burritos after assembly in appreciation for all they do.
– Tuesday, January 31: Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco will make a proclamation at 8:15 a.m. during morning assembly recognizing Catholic Schools Week followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Hospitality for Chamber members will follow. The school will also host an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon for prospective families for the 2017-2018 school year. Room Moms will deliver handcrafted thank-you goodies made by the students to community organizations.
– Wednesday, February 1: Teachers will pass out treats to parents during morning drop-off to show their appreciation. The local VFW Color Guard will present colors in a ceremony during the morning assembly.
– Thursday, February 2: Student rally and “no homework” night.
– Friday, February 3: In honor of them, Grandparents and Special Friends will attend Mass at 8:45 a.m. with the students followed by a brunch and student performances.