Contact: Bonnie Nebuda, Director of Advancement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARCHBISHOP BERGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday, January 26 – Saturday, February 1, 2014
National Catholic Schools Week marks its 40th anniversary in 2014 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.
This school year marks 100 years of Catholic education in Fremont. 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 26th at the Elementary building starting at 1 p.m. and at the Middle School/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.
Enclosed is a complete schedule of events.
SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 2014
-Open House at Elementary Building from 1:00PM-3:00PM and at the Middle/ High School from 3:30PM-5:30PM. This open house is available for students and parents of varying interest levels and will mark the beginning of open registration for the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to learn more about what our school could do for you, please do not hesitate to attend. This open house will have representatives from administration, staff, advancement, finance, as well as some students and parents. Please join us!
MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014
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 8:30AM. Parents are welcome to attend!
-Varsity Girls Basketball Games at Lincoln Christian for Centennial Conference Tournament
TUESDAY JANUARY 28, 2014
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 9:30AM
-Varsity Boys Basketball HOME vs. Grand Island Central Catholic in Centennial Conference Tournament. Parent Hospitality Room in Room 105 during games!
-Special Halftime Presentation of Boys Varsity Game recognizing School Board Members, Parent Knight Officers, Booster Club Officers, and Knights of the Round table as well as the Honorary Knight of the Year!
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 2014
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Nation
National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools
THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2014
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Vocations
-All school Mass honoring Grandparents at St. Patrick’s Church at 9:00AM with cookie/ juice reception to follow in Delaney Hall for all Grandparents
-Varsity Girls Basketball Game in Centennial Conference Tournament at Lincoln Christian
FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2014
THEME FOR THE DAY: Faith, Knowledge and Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers National Teacher Appreciation Day
-All School Activity Bowling at Sempeck's Bowling and Entertainment at 12:00
-Varsity Wrestling at Scribner-Snyder at 6:30PM
-Varsity Boys Basketball Game in Centennial Conference Tournament at Lincoln Christian
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2014
-Paper Drive sponsored by Campus Ministry
-Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Games in Centennial Conference Tournament at Lincoln Christian
-Varsity Speech at Lincoln Lutheran
-Varsity Wrestling at Woodbury Central
Additional activities that we will be conducting during Catholic Schools Week
• Principal will be speaking before Masses the weekend of January 25 & 26
• Staff, Students, and Parents will be participating in Welcoming folks to Mass the weekend of January 25 & 26
• Promotional school materials available at the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast on January 26
• Elementary students will make Valentine’s cards for people in local care facilities
• High school students will deliver Valentine’s Day cards while visiting the care facility residents
• K-12 students will write Thank You cards to their Parents for making the choice to attend our Catholic school
• Faculty & Staff Appreciation LUNCH at both the Elementary & Middle/High School on January 29
• K-12 students will write Thank You cards to Faculty and staff of Archbishop Bergan Catholic School for their service
• Clergy members will talk to students about vocations on January 30