Sacred Heart plans Catholic Schools Week activities

School collecting items for Friends of Haiti

Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4 with a community service project and a week filled with faith and fun.

The school, which sponsored 13 community service projects during the 2015-16 school year, is partnering with Bellin College and Friends of Haiti to hold a supply drive throughout the week for their spring mission trip.

The school will collect simple yet high-demand items such as bars of soap and children’s tooth brushes all week, and then present them to Kathie DeMuth, assistant professor of nursing at Bellin College and Friends of Haiti representative, who is coming to share her experiences in Haiti with the students on Feb. 2.

Schools typically observe Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to share the value Catholic education provides to young people, our communities and nation.

Sacred Heart will kick off the week on Jan. 29 with a 10:45 a.m. family Mass. All students will attend, and a group of students will lead the Mass. Following Mass, the school will open its doors and hold a free Family Fun Open House-Sports Mania event from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are asked to donate a new bar of soap or children’s toothbrush for the Friends of Haiti Mission Trip.

The open house will feature free concession foods, activities and crafts for all ages and abilities. The attractions include a family fun photo booth, kids Christian yoga, face painting, door prizes, family pennant creation, quarterback throw, hula hoops, jumbo beach ball game, jump rope competition, brain games/puzzles and a basketball shootout with Sacred Heart Pastor Father Luke Ferris at 1:45 p.m.
Sacred Heart’s other plans for the week include a musical kick-off event, Special Persons Day with ham luncheon, Geography Bee, sledding and a fun team-building field day.

Enrollment information and information about athletic opportunities will be available. Families will also be offered information from local community groups, such as Shuffles Dance Studio and Shawano Swim Club, that provide healthy and active lifestyle opportunities for children of all ages.

To find out more about Sacred Heart Catholic School, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs, or for questions about the Family Fun Open House-Sports Mania event, call the school office at 715-526-5328 or visit the school’s Facebook page.