Week of January 22, 2019
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From the Principal's Desk
“The mission of the Catholic school is the integral formation of students, so that they may be true to their condition as Christ’s disciples and as such work effectively for the evangelization of culture and for the common good of society.” – (Address of the Holy Father Pope John Paul II to the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Regions of Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee (USA) on Their “Ad Limina” Visit, May 30, 1998, #2)
Next week we celebrate our Catholic School. There is a special theme and a variety of activities for each day. Here’s the week’s line up:
Sunday, January 27th - Celebrating Our Parish Teachers will attend the 9:00 mass to kick off the week. Open House from 10:00 to 1:30 - Demonstration Invite your friends and neighbors
The St. Maximilian Kolbe School’s Annual Fund Campaign opens for the entire parish with Conrad Olenik, a St. Maximilian Kolbe School Alumni, speaking at all the masses about the benefits of his St. Max education.
Monday, January 28th - Celebrating Our Community Science Day - Science Fair Display and Judging (MPR) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for students in grades 4 - 8 Service Projects : grades 1, 2, and 3 are making Breakfast Bags for St. Agnes Day Room
Pre K will be collecting “knock - knock socks” socks for homeless
Student Council will conduct the “Penny Challenge” where students fill their class jar with pennies
Tuesday, January 29th - Celebrating Our Students “DEAR” Day (Drop Everything and Read). Students wear PJ’s and bring a book to read. All students will receive a Dress Down Day pass and Hot cocoa in the Library There is No Homework for Students
Wednesday, January 30th - Celebrating the Nation - Volunteer Thank You Brunch. Students will be writing letters to veterans and men and women who are currently serving Living Rosary for all students
Thursday, January 31st - Celebrating Vocations Eighth Grade Culinary Competition Career Day - Grades 4th - 8th Guests from a number of professions discuss their work Grades 1 - 3 - Guests who volunteer with organizations that help others will discuss their work.
Friday, February 1st - Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers- Dress Down Day Red and White Home & School provides lunch for the Teachers and Staff“ A minute to win it” Teachers vs Eighth Grade Family Bingo at night--see flyer
Saturday, February 2nd - Celebrating Families Mathcounts competition Go St. Max Mathematicians!!
St. Maximilian Kolbe School Annual Fund
The St. Max Annual Fund Campaign has begun. This campaign helps narrow the gap between the tuition and the full cost of education. Each year parish members, parents, grandparents, alumni, teachers and friends contribute generously to this campaign. All donations go directly to our school. A special thanks to our parents and teachers who are reaching out personally to parish members and previous donors to express our gratitude. These personal contacts allow the donor to hear how their gift directly benefits our students. When you receive your letter and/or your call, please give whatever you can.
Summer Camps and Activities Fair
Looking for Summer Camps? The Chester County Intermediate Unit is hosting an evening for parents to explore the many summer opportunities for their children.
Summer Adventures Camp and Activities Fair
January 22, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 pm Tonight
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road Downingtown, PA 19335
Important dates to remember
January 25th Pre-K conferences. No school for Pre-K children
January 27th Catholic Schools Week Mass at 9:00. All are invited to attend. Students please wear your school uniform to Mass. Student STEM demonstrations in the MPR during Open House
January 29th Student appreciation day. DEAR
January 30th Volunteer Brunch
January 31st Career Day
February 1st Faculty Appreciation Day, Family Bingo night Don't forget to sign up and spend some time with family and friends.
Family Bingo at St. Max is back! Please come join the school community for Family Bingo Night on Friday, February 1st in the Multi Purpose Room. Pizza is available for order if you choose to join us for dinner at 6:30 on a pre-order basis only! Bingo games will be sold at the door, $5 for 10 games. Games will start at 7:00. Everyone is guaranteed to be a winner!
Tell your neighbors, co-workers and friends about our new
Saint Max Mommy and Me Club
Who: St. Max Community- Mom’s and children ages 0-5 years old (Dad’s welcome too!)
What: story, craft, snack, play
Why: meet families in our community
Where: St. Max School- meet in Multi Purpose Room
When: once a month
Contact: Debbie Jaskot if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
***Our first gathering will take place on
Friday, February 8, 2019! Wear red for Valentine’s Day!
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Irish Dance and Culture Camp
Grab your ghillies (or sneakers!) and come learn a jig! Irish Dance and Culture Camp will include an introduction into basic Irish dancing. Stay active this summer and learn individual and team dances and dance to both traditional and pop music! Camp will include arts and crafts projects, including tie-dyeing your own poodle socks! We will explore some tasty Irish treats (rolling your own Irish potatoes) and play fun games. Camp time is 9-12
Ceili Dance Camp
Come and learn a ceili! Ceili dances are traditional Irish team dances. This camp will teach students traditional ceili dances that can be seen performed around the world at Irish events and competitions. In addition to learning ceili dances, this camp will focus on team building skills. Campers will complete activities such as scavenger hunts, hula hoop challenges, and more to foster the skills required to work as a group! If the weather is nice, we will complete some outdoor water challenges! Camp time is 1-4. There will be an option to bring a packed lunch if participating in both camps.
Who: Any students aged 5 and up
When: 7/8/19-7/12/19 for ages 5-8 and 7/15/19-7/19/19 for ages 9+
Where: Rustin High School
Does my child need dance experience? Nope! This camp is open to both beginner Irish dancers and experienced Irish dancers!
My child already dances for an Irish dance school, is it okay for him/her to participate? Yes! We will not be doing “school specific” steps.
How do I sign my child up? Visit www.chestercountynightschool.org and click on the tab for “CHECK” Enrichment Program for Children on the left hand side.
Questions? Please email email@example.com