Faith. Academics. Service.
Indeed, some institutions really do practice what they preach.
That's the theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012, which will be celebrated Jan. 29 through Feb. 3.
For students at St. John Neumann Regional School, that means masses, open houses, and a bevy of activities.
The school, with campuses in Palmerton and Slatington, will kick off the occasion with a program: Our Parish: Our Parish Liturgies, on Saturday and Sunday. Students should wear uniforms to their church.
On Monday, there will be a program: Our Community, followed by an Open House Meet and Greet from 10 a.m. to noon at both campuses. The day will mark Crazy Hat and Sock Day For All, as well as a Scholastic Book Fair.
Tuesday will feature the program: Our Students, a Special Persons Luncheon at the Palmerton campus, as well as the Scholastic Book Fair. It will also be PJ Day at the Slatington campus.
The program: Our Nation – Red-White-Blue Attire, is on tap for Wednesday, and will feature Cards to Those Who Keep Us Safe Locally. Slatington campus honorees will be recognized after 8:30 a.m. Mass. A presentation from story teller Kathy Long will be held at 1 p.m. at the Slatington campus, as well as environmentalist Dan Kunkle, who will give a presentation at 1 p.m. at the Palmerton campus. All families and friends are invited to attend.
On Thursday, there will be a program: Our Vocations: We Pray for Religious Vocation. It will also be PJ Day at the Palmerton campus, and there will be speakers on religious-priestly life at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a Special Persons Luncheon and Book Fair at the Slatington campus, as well as snow tubing at Blue Mountain Ski Area at 4 p.m.
Friday, there will be a program: Our Faculty, Staff, Volunteers: All students are to report to the Palmerton campus for Mass in Sacred Heart Church. There will also be a magic show at 10 a.m., followed by early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. by buses or parents.
Along with academics, St. John Neumann students learn character and integrity, compassion, and creativity, and grow in understanding. The staff provides a Christ-centered education and personal involvement with students and parents.
The school's Slatington campus houses pupils in grades K-3, while the Palmerton campus houses students in grades 4-8.
Call either campus,(610) 767-2935, or (610) 826-2354, to arrange for a tour of the school.