CSWCatholic Schools Week: January 26 – February 1, 2014

“Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”


Service Project for the Week:  Please bring gently used books for the Indy Reads Books.  Indy Reads Books is an independent bookstore in downtown Indianapolis that donates all of its revenue to Indy Reads (adult literacy).  Located along the Cultural Trail on Mass Ave, Indy Reads Books is the only bookstore in down Indianapolis selling new and used books.

Monday:  The Joy of Reading

In thanksgiving for learning to read, students will appreciate literature and reading!  Please bring a variety of books from home and be ready to Drop Everything and Read at various times throughout the day.  Students may dress like their favorite book character*.  Don’t forget to bring books for Indy Reads Books!  St. Thomas Aquinas trivia will begin today and run throughout the week.  Also, this is the Pasta Monday make up day from earlier in the month.

Tuesday: Student Appreciation Day

On this day, students may wear Free Dress (review guidelines in handbook).  Teachers and staff will serve students a Taco Salad Lunch and dessert (no cost to families).  5th grade students will attend the Vocations Mass hosted by St. Matthew Catholic School.

Wednesday: Celebration of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Please join us for Mass at 8:05am, prepared by the Student Council.  Students are asked to “Dress Your Best” on this day.  7th and 8th grade Student Council members will attend the Catholic Schools Week Mass at the Cathedral with Archbishop Tobin.

Thursday:  Pajama Day

Students may wear their pajamas to school and feel cozy throughout the day.  The ever-popular STA Talent Show will be at 1:00pm in the gymnasium.  K and 1st grades will be celebrating the 100th Day of School.  STA Spell Bowl team competes with North Deanery at 6:30pm at Chatard.  Come cheer them on!

Friday: Flashback Friday

Students may dress up from sometime in the past – 70s? 80s? 90s?  Or WAY back to pioneer days?  At 2:00pm the 8th graders will challenge the faculty to a volleyball game; this is an extremely fun STA event!


*Any student may wear his or her uniform, if choosing not to dress in theme for specific days.  Pajama day guidelines:  Please help your child choose his/her pajamas for the day.  It is essential that their clothing be modest and appropriate for school.  Avoid short-shorts, spaghetti straps, tank tops, open-fly boxers, inappropriate prints or words, and nighties.  If in doubt, please make a different choice.