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Catholic Schools Week - Schedule of Events - and Family Night Registration


 Dear Families,  

SVMS will join Catholic Schools across the country from January 26th through February 1st to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week. Through these events, schools focus on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contribution to our church, our communities, and our nation. The weeklong event is jam-packed with programs celebrating our Catholic education.  Please see the attached calendar outlining some of the week’s exciting events.

2018 - 2019 CSW Calendar

Here is an overview of the events:

The celebration begins with our Opening Liturgies at each Mass the weekend of January 26-27, when SVMS students fill many of the ministry roles.  Below is the Sign-Up Genius where you can volunteer to serve.  All SVMS students will show their Catholic School pride by wearing their school uniform to Mass that weekend. We are blessed this year to have Bishop Serratelli join us at the 9am Mass. Please join us for a Breakfast Reception in the school gym after this Mass provided by the hospitality committee.

On Monday, January 28 Catholic Schools Week opening ceremony will be celebrated during morning prayers. Kindergarten through 8th grade children will be treated with a show by the Harlem wizards in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, January 29 the children will be participating in the Day of Service, both at school and off-site. Wednesday January 30th grades 1-3 will be writing letters to Pope Francis and in the afternoon K-8 will attend the All School Mass.

Be sure to SAVE-THE-DATE of Thursday January 31st for our Family Night with delicious food donated by Bunny’s Restaurant, entertainment provided by return DJ Joe Cunder, and priceless family time shared with the SVMS community.  The event is limited to the first 225 people, so please return the registration form your children will be bringing home in their book bags on Tuesday as soon as possible. RSVPs will be needed by the 25th. Remember this is an alcohol free dinner event as children will be present. Please attend the dinner as a family. Any questions on registration please contact Jackie Palumbo (  


2018 - 2019 CSW Family Pasta Night Registration Form

Friday February 1stis Student Appreciation Day.  There will be an SVMS Eagle Pride (free) Tag Day and no tests or papers will be due. The day will begin with a live rosary with the entire school. Students will be treated to an Ice Cream Social at lunch time. A closing ceremony including a video montage of the entire week will conclude our Catholic Schools Week celebration (parents welcomed.)

We are so excited to be part of this beautiful week.  Thank you to all those helping to make this week such a special celebration. We are looking forward to sharing a prayerful, meaningful, and memorable Catholic Schools Week with all of our SVMS families!

Susan Perry and Danielle Glacken (CSW Chairs)