Next week in our school calendar marks a very important week for Catholic Educators. It is Catholic Education Week and our school community is very excited to share faith filled activities with you to support our Catholicism. The theme of the week is Igniting Hope and our school Pastoral Team has come up with some ideas of how we can engage students and families in activities that help them to explore the theme more fully and to share what their faith means to them. Listed below is a calendar of events that outlines the faith filled challenge each day. Just as you did for our Virtual Spirit Week – you are encouraged to Tweet out your pictures to @StMichaelAngels or send pictures to your classroom teacher who will ensure that they are posted on Twitter for all to see.
Now is the time to celebrate and SHOW YOUR FAITH! It is needed more than ever and I know that our Angel families can be counted on to IGNITE HOPE in others and continue to build a strong St. Michael Community! Click on the link below to see the calendar of activities and challenges we have put together for our school community.
Monday May 4th – Today we ask that students design, colour or create a candle to post in their windows as a sign of Igniting Hope – the theme of Catholic Education Week. Classrooms teachers will also have candles templates for students to print off to colour if they wish. In addition, Mrs. Papp will be reading a special story to you all – stay tuned!
Tuesday, May 5th – Today we ask students and families to pray the rosary together. We are a People of Faith. Students are asked to take a picture of themselves holding their rosaries! There are also craft ideas/activities that your classroom teacher will share with you on how to create your very own rosary!
Wednesday, May 6th – Today we ask that all students participate in Christian Meditation. Students can take a picture of their quiet, reflective spot in their home. If they do not have a spot – they can make one!
Thursday, May 7th – Today is Tribute Day! We are asking all families to light a candle and pray together as a family for all of the front line workers and those affected by CoVid. We are also asking that you come outside at 7:30pm and join the rest of Cambridge by banging some pots/pans and making some noise as a tribute to our Front Line workers!
Friday, May 8th – Today we are asking students to send messages of hope to others! You can make a poster or design a message in sidewalk chalk. Even though we may be at a distance – we can share our hopes with those around us! In addition, we hope that you will join the Bishop in a Virtual Mass on Friday, May 8th at 10 AM. More information can be found on the WCDSB Pray@Home site.
Don’t forget to Tweet using the handle @StMichaelAngels or send pictures each day to your classroom teacher. I am so excited for our Angels to SHOW THEIR FAITH!!