The annual Catholic Schools Week is fast-approaching, taking place January 27 through February 2. At the heart of this long standing tradition is a unique opportunity “to recognize all the important people who help our schools thrive,” explains Kristin Dixon, Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle share the same theme, but are encouraged to make it their own in how they choose to celebrate.
Throughout the week, each day represents and honors a different aspect of our school communities. Sunday is for the parish; Monday for the community; Tuesday is for students; Wednesday is about the nation; Thursday is dedicated to vocation; Friday is reserved for faculty, staff, and volunteers; and Saturday is for families. Each school celebrates in their own unique way, with many choosing to host special lunches and dinners, give gifts to community members, invite guest speakers to inspire students, and much more.
At its core, Catholic Schools Week aims to recognize how many hands and hearts go into the making of our vibrant Catholic schools community. In celebrating those who contribute, we increase interest in our Catholic schools. Our gratitude can lead to enrolling new families who want to invest in an education that integrates our Catholic faith throughout the school day!
Dixon adds, “We never want to take for granted how all these people contribute to the goodness of Catholic education.”