St. Jerome Catholic School Week
St. Jerome School and all Catholic Schools have celebrated Catholic Schools week from January 31 to February 6th , 2016. The theme of the week was Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.
To start off the week St. Jerome celebrated mass with our school, parish and neighborhood community. This was followed by an open house where the students’ work and our building were on display for our present and prospective families and members of the community.
The students made inserts for the Church bulletin describing why St. Jerome Catholic School is so important to them. We are so grateful for what St. Jerome Parish does for us. The parishioners are so kind and caring.
Each day of the week was dedicated to a special group of people. Our pastor, Father Bill Jerse, and our principal, Mrs. Susan Coan received recognition for all they do. Father Bill has set a challenge for each class to know the Ten Commandments. In art class students made the tablets and are or have already memorized them. We are indeed a community of Faith and Knowledge.
An important partnership in our school exists with our parents. Students wrote letters to their parents thanking them for choosing a Catholic education for them.
The teachers and staff had a special day as well. We are so grateful when everyone in our school community works together.
We could not celebrate the week without a special day for our students. Throughout the week they have been writing letters, donating canned goods to the Collinwood Food Bank and paying for a chance to win the candy raffle with proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Association. Students enjoyed a dress down day, movie and treat along with a no homework evening. Our students are very caring and willing to serve others in need. They live the values and faith they learn and are making our world a better place.
It is our hope that by working together and focusing on faith, knowledge and service, we all use our God-given talents to be the best we can be now and in the future!
Kathy Hughes, a fourth grade teacher at St. Jerome School.
Elaine Sowa, third grade teacher at St. Jerome School.