National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open house and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
Here at SJV, we will be celebrating this amazing week in many different ways! Throughout each day, we will embrace ourselves, our school, our education, and our beliefs in the Catholic faith.
Please join us in celebrating!
Monday, January 30th – Student Appreciation Day
This is the day we celebrate the entire student body here at SJV.
Students are rewarded and celebrated by:
Out of Uniform Dress (100th day shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes)
Special happenings in the classroom
Tuesday, January 31st – Parent Appreciation Day
This is the day we celebrate our AMAZING and DEDICATED mothers and fathers.
Parents are celebrated by:
A yummy breakfast, received at drop-off, given by the entire faculty and staff
As well as a special surprise from their student
Wednesday, February 1st – SJV Day
This is the day we celebrate our beautiful campus and school building.
We will celebrate by:
Students are chosen to represent our school, downtown at the cathedral, during the Bishop’s Mass
Thursday, February 2nd – Teacher Appreciation Day
This is the day we celebrate all our dedicated faculty and staff here at SJV.
Teachers are celebrated by:
A beautiful brunch and social time, while generous classroom parents help out with the students in each classroom
*In the P.M. Hours…join us at Buffalo Wild Wings for an SJV Spirit Night!*
Friday, February 3rd – Grandparents’ Days
This is the day we celebrate those special Grandparents and family friends, who mean so much to us!
We begin the day with an 8 AM Mass, over in the church. Each SJV family is assigned to a specific teacher, where you will sit in their designated area of the church, with all of your grandchildren.
Immediately following Mass, Grandparents/Special Guest file over to the Auditorium with their grandchildren, to watch a special Grandparents’ Day Program. Each class has prepared a special presentation for their guests!
Finally, donuts and refreshments will be offered in the school lobby. Grandparents and Special Guest have the opportunity to walk with the children, throughout the school, and visit their classrooms.
Grandparents’ Day is concluded with an 11:30 AM dismissal.
(There will be no aftercare this day)
Again, please join us in celebrating this amazing week, here at SJV!