Our gym floor is complete! We may use the floor Sunday morning as the paint needs time to cure. The tile floor is being installed today and tomorrow and the pads will be installed early next week. The room looks great, and I thank each one of you for your contribution and support.
As we prepare for Catholic Schools Week (CSW), I would like to share some “statistics” with you about Catholic education. As a tradition, Catholic Schools Week (CSW) occurs during the last week in January. However, this year, the last week begins on Sunday, January 31, 2016, which officially marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. During this week, we celebrate our Catholic School along with every other Catholic School in not only the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese, but in the nation. Currently, there are 6,568 Catholic elementary and secondary schools in our nation. Last year, 27 new Catholic Schools opened across the country, so there is a growing trend in seeing the advantages of a Catholic education.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week is: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” We at Sacred Heart Cathedral School support this theme by offering outstanding academic excellence in a faith-filled Catholic environment. Service becomes a way of life for our children, from bringing cans weekly to our liturgies to embracing monthly service projects.
We will begin our week with a school-led Mass on Sunday, January 31st at the 8 a.m. liturgy. I am asking all the student’s that attend to be in uniform. If students are in uniform on Sunday, they will have an “out of uniform” day at a later date. A pancake breakfast will follow in our new gym and the book fair will be open in the library. Our traditional grandparent’s day is Monday, February 1st. Please make plans to join us for these events. More events will follow during the week. Please refer to your flyers from school.
As always, thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your wonderful children.