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Catholic Schools Week 2021

Helping handsLittle children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
      1 John 3:18
Join us as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2021 and the many student- and faith-centered values that make Divine Mercy Catholic Academy the elementary school of choice in our community! CSW 2021 will be held Sunday, 1/31 through Saturday, 2/6.
This year, our celebration is focused on strengthening our hearts and spirits, and sharing our gifts with those in need. Throughout the week, our students will be working with each other, their teachers, area clergy members and others to bring Faith, Excellence and Service to life. Our activities include:
Sunday, January 31: Celebrating Our Parishes
Families are encouraged to attend or watch Mass together; send a photo to us so that we can share it!
Monday, February 1: Celebrating Our Communities
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Lunch blessings with area clergy members
  • Food Fight!, a friendly food collection competition begins between homerooms, with donations delivered to area food pantries in early February
  • Creative Valentine's Day cards for residents of area nursing homes and patients at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
  • Free Dress Down Day: Sports team attire

Tuesday, February 2: Celebrating Our Students
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • We Love DMCA - An Imaginative Door Decorating Contest begins
  • Food Fight!, continues - Keep bringing in your food donations!
  • Free Dress Down Day: Sports team or favorite entertainment personality

Wednesday, February 3: Celebrating Our Nationred white blue
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Thoughtful cards of gratitude made for residents of the VA Home in Altoona
  • Food Fight!, continues - Keep bringing in your food donations!
  • We Love DMCA! - An Imaginative Door Decorating Contest concludes.
    Vote for your favorite door on our Facebook page!
  • Free Dress Down Day: Red, White and Blue

Thursday, February 4: Celebrating Vocations
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Zoom in with area clergy
  • Announcing the Food Fight! winner - which class will walk away the Food Fight champs?
  • Gratitude to parents and guardians
  • Free Dress Down Day: DMCA Spirit wear
Friday, February 5: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Annual Faculty/Student Game
  • Free Dress Down Day: PJs or favorite character
Saturday, February 6: Celebrating Families
  • Administrative Prayer Service - Join us on our Facebook page
CSW 2021