, and Catholic Schools Week is no exception.
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated annually in recognition of Catholic elementary and secondary schools throughout the country and always begins on the last Sunday in January. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service."
At St. Patrick, students, teachers, parents and staff will help raise awareness with the a week-long food drive, a daily Open House from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. through Thursday, a book fair, a 140th birthday party for the school, a school Mass on Friday and a school-sanctioned "No Homework Day" Thursday.
The school will also hold several school spirit events, including Class Color Day Tuesday, a volleyball match between the 7th and 8th graders and "Jump Rope for Heart," where students raise money for children with heart disease.
The week ends with a Teacher/Staff Appreciation Dinner Saturday, hosted by the Home & School Association.
St. Patrick School originally opened in 1872. The present elementary school building was constructed in 1931 and added on to for the next 59 years to become the current campus.