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A week long celebration of Catholic Education: OLV – style

The folks at Our Lady of Victory School in Washington D.C. fully embraced this year’s Catholic Schools Week with a jam packed program of education and fun. Here’s what Katie Sague, the Assistant Principal, shared about their week-long celebration:

  • Sunday – Celebrating our Parish – the day began with a 10:30 Mass featuring student readers and leaders followed by a reception hosted by Kindergarten families
  • Monday – Celebrating our Volunteers – Students and teachers wrote thank you notes to our wonderful room parents, event chairs, weekly sandwich drivers etc. We also held our school-level National Geographic Geography Bee and wore pajamas to school!
  • Tuesday – Celebrating our Students – Mad Science interactive show for early childhood (Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten) and a snow delayed field trip for the elementary kiddos to be rescheduled for June
  • Wednesday – Celebrating Vocations – Fr. Patrick Kifolo was planning to share his vocation story but needed to reschedule due to illness…the Metropolitan Police Department came and spoke with students about safety…we also wore favorite team sports gear.
  • Thursday – Celebrating Service – Margaret Ormiston (OLV parent) ran a leadership workshop for middle schoolers and everyone helped make sandwiches for Friendship Place and diaper filled layettes for the Christ Child Society
  • Friday – Celebrating our Nation – Sr. Mary Frances Taymans spoke about the history of the Sisters of Notre Dame and their role in the start of Our Lady of Victory School. She passed out candy from chocolatiers from each of the four SND U.S. Provinces. Each classroom hosted a state and engaged students in activities describing different aspects of faith, culture and history. Students wore the colors of their homeroom state flag.
  • Saturday, rather than Sunday, was a day of rest!!

Kudos to all those who had a hand in planning an extraordinary salute to Catholic education!

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