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Catholic Schools Week 2015

Catholic Schools Week 2015

Contact: Bonnie Nebuda, Director of Advancement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: 402-721-1846
Email: bonnie.nebuda@berganknights.org
Date: January 20, 2015

ARCHBISHOP BERGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday, January 25 – Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nationwide, Catholic Schools will embark upon a week dedicated to celebrating their existences. National Catholic Schools Week marks its 41st anniversary in 2015 and the theme for this year is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” The theme highlights several concepts that are at the very core of Catholic education and exemplified by Archbishop Bergan Catholic School through their very own mission statement. Not only are schools communities themselves, they are part of larger communities, including Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fremont, Nebraska and our nation. Saint Patrick’s parish supports the school through prayer and resources. The school in turn, collaborates with families to develop children into future church leaders and citizens. The theme also focuses on key components of Catholic education: faith development, academic excellence, and dedication to service. These elements are what make Catholic schools special, what sets them apart from other educational options.

Catholic education has been alive and well in Fremont for over 100 years. This is a cause to celebrate during Catholic Schools Week as we honor our past with pride and look forward to our future with optimism. Archbishop Bergan Catholic School has planned an open house for Sunday, January 25th at the Preschool/Elementary building starting at 1 p.m. and at the Middle/High School building starting at 3:30 p.m.; and other events to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week that the whole community can enjoy. These events provide a great opportunity for the Fremont community to see what Archbishop Bergan students are accomplishing and to thank the faculty, staff and volunteers who give so much of themselves to educate our children.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In our Parish
-9AM & 11AM Mass will have reserved seating for Bergan families. Bergan students, faculty and staff will serve in various ways during the Masses
- Students are asked to wear their school uniforms to Mass
- Seating will be reserved for students and their families on the west (left) side of church
-Open House at Elementary Building from 1:00PM-3:00PM and at the Middle/ High School from 3:30PM-5:30PM.
-Current families – come to see your child’s accomplishments in the classroom.
-Not enrolled at Bergan yet? Meet our faculty and current students!
-Refreshments provided by Parent Knight Organizations
MONDAY JANUARY 26, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Community
-All School Pep Rally to Kick off Catholic Schools Week at the High School Gym at 9:00AM. Parents are welcome to attend!
-All School Picture at 9:45 a.m.
TUESDAY JANUARY 27, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Students
-Elementary Parent Breakfast in the Elementary Gym from 7:00AM to 8:00AM
-Chamber of Commerce Coffee at Archbishop Bergan Elementary Library from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
-MS/HS Prayer Service recognizing student achievement in the Bergan Gym at 12:30PM
-Boys Varsity Basketball Game at Bergan – Centennial Conference Tournament 7:00PM
- Knights of the Roundtable & Knight of the Year Awards will be presented at half time

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Nation
National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools
-Faculty/staff lunch at both buildings provided by Parent Knight Organizations
THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Vocations
-All school Mass honoring Parents and Grandparents at St. Patrick’s Church at 9:00AM with cookie/juice reception to follow in Delaney Hall for all Parents and Grandparents
FRIDAY JANUARY 30, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers National Teacher Appreciation Day
-BREAK THE DRESS CODE DAY for all Students, Faculty, and Staff!

SATURDAY January 31, 2015
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Family
FREE BREAK THE DRESS CODE DAY FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF