The week of Jan. 30 was an exciting week for Holy Cross School, and Catholic schools all around the country. It was Catholic Schools Week, a week where students, teachers, and faculty can show their pride for their Catholic School. Each day of that week, Holy Cross had a different activity showing some of the things that is has to offer.

Mon. started off with Hat Day. Students were able to wear a hat all day. Some students wore hats showing their support for a sports team, while others wore hats shaped like lobsters or Mexican sombreros. On Mon., parents were invited to join their children for lunch in the cafeteria. This was exciting for both the parents and the students.

Tues. was Red, White and Blue Day to celebrate our freedom in America. Everyone was invited to wear red, white, and blue that day. There was also a volunteer breakfast for all the adults who help the school so much. This was a way for the school to thank them for their countless hours of service to Holy Cross.

Wed. was a big day for Holy Cross. It was Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the Lenten Season in the Catholic Church. The Jr. High and elementary students celebrated Mass together at Holy Cross Church and received ashes to show their repentance for their sins. Mass was followed with the Student of the Month award. Students who show exceptional work in some areas were recognized. After that, the 6th graders joined the Jr. High students in the annual spelling bee. Each student who participated did a great job! Mathieu Poulin placed 1st, Susanna Wong placed 2nd, and Ali Desjardin placed 3rd. That night was the Spaghetti supper. It has been a tradition that the 8th graders work as the waiters and waitresses. They earned over $800 in tips to go toward their 8th grade graduation. It was a huge success and everyone had a great time.

Thurs. was a crazy Mismatch Day. It was quite a sight to see! Some students wore crazy hairstyles and outrageous clothes. Robbie Mathieu even came in with a rubber chicken tied to him! It was also Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers were given a special lunch while room parents watched over the students. The students made a special gift for their homeroom teacher. Everyone had a great time filled with MANY laughs.

Friday was the concluding day of Catholic Schools Week. It was Student Appreciation Day. Students had a dress-down day, and they went to either the Rollodrome or Sparetime. It was a fun-filled day that the students will remember for a long time.

Catholic Schools Week is more than just fun activities. It is a time of togetherness for the entire school, when we all know how blessed we are to be a part of it. The school felt a sense of unity which will hopefully last for many years. As a result of Catholic Schools Week, faith was incorporated in fun activities and celebrations which will create memories to last a lifetime.

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