All Saints celebrates Catholic week

ALPENA – All Saints Catholic School is celebrating the 2013 Catholic Schools Week with a variety of events and activities. Principal Nicole Hatch said this year’s theme is “Catholic schools raise the standards,” which she said is embodied at All Saints.

“It’s about all of the Catholic schools,” third-grader Emma Welch said. “We do fun things all week, like crazy hair day, hat day, and pajama day. It’s a fun week.”

Fourth-grader Tanner Pilarski aid this week all Catholic schools have special events, All Saints kicked off festivities on Sunday with a Knights of Columbus breakfast to benefit the school. Spirit activities continued throughout the week with crazy hair/backward dress, hat, dress up, pajama, and team sports days.

“We celebrate all of the catholic schools that were made and God’s love. It’s about having fun and doing many activities that we don’t usually do,” fourth-grader Jamie Beaubien said. “The reason they made Catholic schools is to teach us how to be religious, and to go to church. Maybe, one day we’ll turn out like our religious teacher.”

All Saints also hosted an assembly in the gym to kick off Catholic Schools Week, and continued the week with a catechism bee, mass, and a school dance. However, the spaghetti dinner that was scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled to Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. due to weather conditions.

“Catholic schools are noted for their academic excellence and high moral standards. This year’s theme celebrates the constant attention catholic educators pay to increasing the learning and growth in faith for all students,” Hatch said.

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