St. Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua will accept registrations for kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2013-2014 school year beginning Sunday of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 1).

St. Jerome Regional School is a Christ-centered Catholic School open to all, serving the parishes of St. Jerome, SS Peter & Paul and St. Richard and surrounding parishes. SJRS, in partnership with each school family, strives to form a community of faith living and teaching the gospel message. The academic program meets the national, state and diocesan standards.

Registration dates and times are: Sunday, Jan. 27, noon-1:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6-7 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 1, 9-11 a.m.

The school also announces that the Bishop's Commission on Catholic Schools will offer tuition transfer grants to students who transfer into second to seventh grades from any private or public school. SJRS has been very effective at preparing children for a successful high school and college experience. The faculty is dedicated to maximizing the God-given potential of each child entrusted to its care in a nurturing family environment.

For more information and a tour, please call SJRS Principal Mary Ann Mansell at (570) 668-2757. SJRS welcomes all religious denominations and has a flat-rate tuition plan for all students. Financial assistance is available.

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, Jan. 27. SJRS has many special activities planned, including:

Sunday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Parishes CSW begins with an Opening Liturgy at 11 a.m. at St. Jerome Church. SJRS Open House will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. A Religion Fair will be on display in the gym and visitors can tour classrooms, the new science lab and computer lab.

Monday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Community Students may dress in their Super Bowl favorite team colors to raise money for the MCA missions. Special morning prayer is for area communities.

Tuesday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Student Students dress in school colors (red/white/black) to show school spirit. The Home & School Association will provide lunch and a make your own sundae treat for the students.

Wednesday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Nation The CSW liturgy is at 9 a.m. Students show American pride and dress in red/white/blue.

Thursday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Vocation Students will pray the rosary for vocations. Special guests and former students will give career presentations. Grandparents are invited to play bingo with their grandchildren.

Friday: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteer Kim Zardet, the MCA Director for the Diocese of Allentown, will present a program about missionary work and the MCA. Volunteers will receive cards from the students and faculty and staff will be treated to a special luncheon.

Principal Mansell and the staff invite the public to visit the school, meet the teachers, review the curriculum, view student work, technological improvements, the computer lab, science lab and the Lion's Den physical fitness facility.