I know that we have a few dress up days planned, our whole school (only @140 kids) goes bowling one afternoon, and we have a Deanery mass with the other Catholic schools in our county. I haven't heard what else we'll be doing yet.
The theme is Catholic Schools Light the Way. Here's a link with more info: http://www.ncea.org/news/CatholicSchoolsWeek.asp
our school seems to go all out every year leaving not much time for "actual work." This year we actually scaled down a bit...
Sunday is opening liturgy. We have a pajama day, prayer service each day, movie day, ice cream sundaes, family projects, workshops (which consists of teachers and parent planning special activities to do like paper airplanes and stuff), flag ceremonies, ice skating, religion bees, handwriting contests, alumni assembly, family breakfast... and other things i can't think of. we are going to try and have some parents or volunteers compete in an "Are you smarter than our fifth graders" game.
For halloween each year we dress up and have a parade of saints. I like this idea with the theme this year. i wish we could do it for CSW instead. If your school hasn't maybe its an idea you can steal. Everyone researches a saint or holy person from the bible and shares the info with the whole school.
Wow it sounds like a lot of your schools go all out. It seems like we really tame it down. Monday Mass Tuesday I think is teacher appreciation which is breakfast I think, Wed. school wide spelling bee, Thurs. we present our projects to the school and then that night for the parents and Friday student appreciation. There are some open house days for people to tour the school but other than that it is business as usual. It sounds like a lot more fun at your schools. I think I might talk to my principal.. Thank you for some of the ideas.
Well, I found out about our Catholic Schools week plans today. It actually seems that we're not doing much for that week. We're going to have a pajama day one day, then we're going to have a parents/grandparents day Mass where the kids can go have donuts with whoever comes with them after Mass(that should mess up morning lessons pretty well, lol!), there is a principal/priest day where the kids make thank you cards for our principal and priest. Then, on Friday, we have no school so the teachers can have a staff meeting and go to a teacher appreciation banquet for the Archdiocese.
Our CSW begins on Sunday as well with a Mass, open house and book fair.
Monday - we play all school bingo
Tuesday - the students get to wear their favorite cap and get a treat for student appreciation - We also have pastries for parents that morning before school starts
Wednesday - we have a school wide service project - jump for your heart - plus teachers get a luncheon
Thursday - we have special programs: Jungle Terri for the primary and Illusion Factory for the upper grades
Friday - we end the day with a mass
Sunday - wear uniform to mass (we are a 3 parish school) and Open House at school
Monday - Put student made "luminaries" out in the hallways to connect all classrooms with "light". The art classes also drew on the sidewalks with chalk to reflect this year's theme. It rained so I hope some of it is still there! It's also a dress down "Green and Gold" day where students can wear jeans and a shirt in the school colors if they wore their uniform to mass on Sunday. Ofcourse, we have no way of knowing if they really did or not unless we happen to see them there so we just have to take the parents word for it when they send in a note.
Tuesday - We will read success stories of saints and heros in class and will have an "international" rosary with parents who speak different languages saying a part of the rosary in their language. We do several decades ( I can't remember how many) and it is so hard for my first graders to sit through it, especially since they don't understand the languages, but it is nice.
Wednesday - There will be a magic show for the K - 4th grade classes and a drama presentation for the 5th -8th. We also write letters of thanks to people who help our school (priests, school board members, etc.)
Thursday - Grandparents join us at flag and in classroom until we go to mass. From 9:30 - 11:00 we will have another open house so that prospective parents can wander around while classes are in session. This is not my favorite day. :-)
Friday - We have our annual jog-a-thon to raise money for the school and have fun. Then the kids are served a pizza lunch and sent home early (yay!)