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Holy Rosary to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 31-Feb. 5

Students and staff at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Detroit Lakes will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week which begins this Sunday, January 31 and ends Friday, February 5, with a series of fun events taking place throughout the week. .

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Sunday January 31: Feast of Our Parish, with opening masses at 9 a.m. (for families whose names begin with the letters AL) and 11 a.m. (for families whose names begin with MZ). The students of the Holy Rosary will lead the service.
  • Monday February 1: Celebrate our nation with “Comfy Cozy Day”. Students and staff are encouraged to wear pajamas, sweatshirts, slippers, or whatever outfit they feel most comfortable in, but don’t forget to bring sneakers for gym class! The schedule for the day begins at 8:15 am with morning prayers, followed by a short presentation on the TeacHaiti project (teeachaiti.org). Students in each class will then compete throughout the week with “Penny Wars” to raise money for TeacHaiti. There will be films in each class starting at 1 p.m., with popcorn provided by the parent-teacher organization of the Holy Rosary (PTO).
  • Tuesday February 2: Celebrate our families with “Country Western Day”. Students and staff are encouraged to “dress” in jeans, flannel and boots. Afternoon classes will each include a craft session for students to create something for their family.
  • Wednesday February 3: Celebrate our community with “Hat Day”. Hats of all shapes and sizes are encouraged (although they should be removed for Mass and during lunch). Afternoon classes will work on the valentines suncatcher to deliver to local nursing home residents and school volunteers.
  • Thursday February 4: Celebrate our students with “Crazy Hair / Incompatibility Day”. Mismatched clothes and “crazy” hairstyles are the order of the day. Character Trait Prizes will be presented to all students at 8:15 a.m. after morning prayers. The afternoon session will consist of a treasure hunt, with each cohort of students forming a team.
  • Friday February 5: Celebrate our teachers, staff and volunteers with “Class Choice Day”. Each class will choose their own dressing theme for the day. Morning prayers will focus on faculty, staff and volunteers. The afternoon session will offer “free choice” activities as voted on by each class.

There will also be ongoing activities throughout the week such as “Spirit Olympics” games during gym class, a “guessing pot” in each class, school questions each morning, the “Penny Wars” competition. mentioned above between classes and a visit to each class from the school superintendent, Father Chuck Huck, who will speak on vocations.

For more information about the Holy Rosary Catholic School, visit the website at Holyrosarycs.org. For more information on Catholic Schools Week, visit the National Catholic Educational Association’s website at ncea.org/csw.