Assumption Regional Catholic School held its annual Christmas Pageant on Friday December 17,2016 at 7pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The children were all dressed to the nines ready to perform Christmas music to a packed house of their families. Each of the grades from PreK to 8th grades each performed a song. Special recognition goes out to the third grades classes that sang “Silent Night” while doing sign language, the seventh and eighth grades performed acapella without a single music class. The teachers of the seventh and eighth grades were able to pull together their musical talents to prepare the children for such a wonderful night of joyous music. At the end of the performances, the winner of the essay contest entry read allowed by Father Nick Dudo. Each year they are given a topic to write an essay about and the winner, given a trip to Lancaster for a special Christmas event. This year’s winner announced by Father Nick Dudo, said that out of 115 entries it was very difficult to pick just one. He announced the top five entries and shook hands with each congratulating them on such an outstanding job on their essays. Congratulations to all the children for such a wonderful performance of Christmas music and to Sarah Reed for winning the essay contest.
The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA’s Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. And teachers and principals seem to be more than happy to dye their hair green or be duct-taped to a wall if it boosts their students’ reading. This year the Galloway Schools celebrated in style with games, dress up, wacky hair days and more. The Purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read which is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Great job to all the schools for their participation in such an important event.
Assumption Regional Catholic school celebrated National Catholic Schools Week. The annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, it starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, January 31 – February 6. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Assumption Regional Catholic School observed the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. One of the many events that occurred at Assumption Regional Catholic School was a pep rally on February 3rd. All of the students and teachers were dressed in blue and white. The gym filled with students, teachers, parents, grandparents and siblings all there to see the pep rally. The basketball teams put on a demonstration of their phenomenal skills, and then the teachers played games against the students. A real crowd pleaser was the final game of toss the beanbag which the students won sending the room in to a loud roar of cheer! Through these events, the school focuses on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
On Tuesday, November 24, 2015 the Assumption Regional Catholic School Pre-K classes held there Thanksgiving Celebration performance and feast for their families. The children, wearing their handmade costumes of pilgrims, Indians and a turkey, performed four songs all about turkeys, giving thanks and Thanksgiving. Afterwards the families and children went into the cafeteria for a feast that the children helped prepare.
Assumption Regional Catholic School held their 26th Annual Indoor Christmas Craft Fair Saturday & Sunday November 14th & 15th from 9-6pm Saturday and 9-4pm Sunday. On Sunday, Santa Claus was there taking pictures and enjoying the children who came to tell him, their Christmas wishes. Everything craft you could imagine was available in the cafeteria, gym and hallway. There was something for everyone including tables set up with various crafts for children to do. The weekend brought in huge numbers of Galloway Residents in search of that perfect Christmas gift. Great weekend to kick off the Christmas season.