Every January, Catholic schools around the country take a week to celebrate the accomplishments of their students, faculty and community during Catholic Schools Week. St. Patrick School is no different.
The school released their plans for Catholic Schools Week, which begins Sunday and promotes the faith-based education private Catholic schools provide to students, one that rigorous and supportive.
The week begins with a Mass, an Open House and tours Sunday for parents and prospective students. The Open House will also feature student work in academics, art, music, leadership and charitable service.
Students will also participate in "Jump Rope for Heart," a fundraising activity for children with heart disease organized through the American Heart Association, and a week-long food drive for the Father English Center and Our Lady of Victories in Paterson.
At the end of the week, students will gather for an Innovation Convention to exhibit their work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The school's 2012 observations included a No Homework Day, a volleyball match between seventh and eigthth grade students and a Class Color Day.