This Week on Campus

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We had so much fun in and out of the classroom this week!

In the Kindergarten classrooms, the teachers used resurrection eggs to illustrate and reinforce the objects that explain the passion of Christ.

Third grade teacher Mrs. Hartley made a chart as the students compared and contrasted different versions of The Three Little Pigs.

Meanwhile, Nurse David helped administer the SunWise Program. SunWise is a national program that was developed right here in Arizona. Unfortunately, Arizona leads the nation–and is second only to Australia worldwide–for the incidence of skin cancer. SunWise promotes sun safety by teaching children how to protect themselves from overexposure to UV radiation.

Students learned not only about environmental concepts related to sun protection, they were also given tools to help them practice sun safe behaviors, which will contribute to their heath and well-being over their lifespans. The students participated in “Project Sunway.” Following the presentation and discussion, students were given various articles of clothing–some “sun wise” some “unwise”–and they were asked to put together an outfit which meets the criteria of sun safety.

In fine arts, the eighth grade students welcomed special guest Brenda J. Fox, a local teacher and inconographer, who shared some of her Byzantine style icons.

Our brand new Mary’s Hands Service Club visited Homeward Bound with all of the donations from their recent board game and puzzle drive. The donations will make many families in need very happy. Thank you to those who contributed.

Cub Scout Pack 71 had their “Walk in the Son” retreat last weekend. The theme was “Finding Jesus through Mary.”  The pack made a banner with the footprints of the participants eventually finding their way to Jesus with Mary by his side. They started the morning with hikes, and the participants learned about Mary under five different titles: Our lady of Knock, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Banneux, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of Fatima. Participants made passports and enjoyed activities at booths of the related countries in the afternoon.

The day concluded with Mass, dinner, and a campfire program. A special thanks to Peter Walterscheid for taking the pictures and former falcon Abbi Harb who portrayed Our Lady of Lourdes and appeared to the hikers along the morning hike with a special message on the anniversary of her sixteenth apparition to St. Bernadette. Interested in joining the cub scouts on their next adventure? Contact Kathleen Polowski.

And finally, at a recent Dad’s Club meeting, our dads participated in a little bowling fun! For more information on the Dad’s Club visit our website!

Want to see pictures from this week’s festival? Check out our Facebook page!