The Catholic Schools Week

12 Raise Standards_logo v1The Catholic Schools Week starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2013 is January 27 to February 2. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2013 is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.”  Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy in Brooklyn is one of the finest elementary Catholic Schools in New York. During the Catholic School Week we ask you to consider helping the Academy by any means. Dear Parents, sign up you children with St. Stanislaus Kostka to increase its enrollment. Dear Alumni, make a contribution of your time, talent and treasure to your school. Dear Friends, support us with your prayers and charitable donations! Thank you for supporting Catholic Schools.  Check our Website

The 2013 theme supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, that ensure the effective operation and responsible governance Catholic schools across the country, thus promoting high academic standards and Catholic identity. The logo designed for the week illustrates a chart of steady growth culminating in the highest achievement of all, a cross representing the faith that underscores all Catholic education.

There are 132,656 private and public schools in the United States, according to Department of Education statistics. Of those, 6,980 are Catholic elementary or secondary schools. What sets these Catholic schools apart from the pack? Three things, say educators, parents and community leaders: faith, academics and service. So, fittingly, the 2013 Catholic Schools Week theme focuses on these three priorities.
– Children are taught faith—not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God.
– Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential.
– Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.

 (More on the NCEA page)