St. Agnes to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5

St. Agnes to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5 St. Agnes School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5 following the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Century."

The events will be kicked off Sunday, Jan. 30 with an all-school Mass, kindergarten through grade five, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday's theme is "Lighting the Way to a New Century: In Our Parish."

The annual turkey dinner will be served that day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the silent auction from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the verbal auction from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Auction items include a pool party at the Comfort Inn, an overnight stay at the Super 8 or Goebel House Bed and Breakfast, art prints, Precious Moments figurines, autographed books, a Mary Kay gift pack, meal packages, Beanie Babies, an afghan, hair care packages and much, much more.

On Monday, Jan. 31, St. Agnes School will follow the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Century: In Our Community." They will begin collections for the House of Hope, a domestic violence shelter, which will take place all week long.

"Lighting the Way to a New Century: Through Our Students" is the theme for Tuesday, Feb. 1. Students will read with flashlights in the gym and if they want to untuck their t-shirts, a $1 "fee" will be charged, with the proceeds going to the House of Hope. Tuesday is also "Compliment Day," for students to "light up someone's day" with kind words. Students who say something nice will be given a smiley sticker by the recipient of the compliment.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 is Thinking Cap and Shades Day, while the school follows the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Century: In Our Nation." Students will "Write on a Shooting Star" to tell how Jesus is a light in their lives and how they are a light for their families, friends and school. The essays will be displayed in the gym. Students will also be encouraged to invite community people to lunch and a winter field day will be held, followed by hot chocolate and popcorn.

"Lighting the Way to a New Century: Through Our Volunteers" is the theme for Thursday, Feb. 3. Parents will be invited to the classrooms for activities that involve them with their children.

On Friday, Feb. 4, students will be "Lighting the Way to a New Century: Through Our Teachers." There will be a special balloon launch followed by a special activity that will cap off the Catholic Schools Week celebration.

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