Celebrate Catholic Schools Week Themes

Celebrate the following daily themes in your arch/diocese during Catholic Schools Week 2021.

COVID-19 has made it a challenge to get your schools noticed during Catholic Schools Week. The easiest ways to stay safe and still get noticed is to make good use of social media and your website. Short videos, photos and animated clips can capture the attention of parents, alumni and parishioners. Please tag NCEA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, plus use the hashtag #CSW21, so we can share your information! If you have never used Canva, you can sign up here. Watch the Recorded Training and access the NCEA team space in Canva in the folder named Getting Started in Canva. The guide may also be found here. Order Catholic Schools Week swag with the new logo and theme at www.catholicschoolpride.com. Take advantage of all of the devices you and your colleagues have on hand to continue to get out the word on why Catholic schools are great places of academic excellence and faith-filled mission.

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE) has issued a document entitled, "Inspiration for Catholic Schools Week 2021." Drawing from the NCEA theme, ICLE and ICLE Member Schools have gathered these mission-driven ideas for amplifying the celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

Sunday: Celebrating Your Parish

Catholic schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers and support parishes provide. Many parishes join in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration by devoting a Mass to Catholic education.

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Monday: Celebrating Your Community

A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

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Tuesday:  Celebrating Your Students

Schools celebrate students during National Catholic Schools Week by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments.

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Wednesday: Celebrating the Nation

On National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools, students, families, educators and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.

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Saturday: Celebrating Families

Parents, guardians and other family members play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, they instill values and expectations for academic excellence in their children at home.

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Thursday: Celebrating Vocations

By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life.

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Friday: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers

On this day, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their work and thank those who provide volunteer service. 

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