Catholic Schools Week

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is a national celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

2024 is the 50th Anniversary year of this week-long celebration,
and we have lots of great activities planned for our SJRCS Community!

Sunday, January 28

Parishes will celebrate this weekend: check your parish bulletin for CSW Mass details and info about how you and your family can participate!

Monday, January 29:   Student Appreciation Day!  

All students will enjoy fun, games, and prizes: Bingo for PreK-1st, ‘Minute to Win It’ Assemblies for grades 2-8. Plus FREE Chick-Fil-A lunch (flyer with ordering information is attached) and a movie with popcorn snack!  This is also a DRESS DOWN DAY (please refer to the out of uniform dress code policy in the handbook) AND a No Homework Day for all students!
**Please Note: ALL Chick-Fil-A orders are due by Monday, Jan. 22nd

Tuesday, January 30:Community Service Day & Day of Giving

We will have a school-wide Canned Food Drive to benefit the Frederick Food Bank, with collection of cans January 15-29. See attached flyer for more information.  Students will collectively spell the word ‘JOY’ with their donated cans on the plaza in front of church on their way to Mass! Your generosity can make this Community Service Project a great success, and show our students how each small contribution can come together to give care and bring joy to many! Our Catholic Schools Week Mass will be celebrated today, with Bishop Parker as our special guest celebrant!

Also: Many Gifts, One Nation: Day of Giving Begins!

Wednesday, January 31: SJRCS Open House

The school will host Open House events from 9:00-11:00 am  and 5:00-7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to encourage friends and neighbors to check out our wonderful school!

Prospective families may register at SJRCS.ORG 

Thursday, February 1Parent Appreciation Day!

To thank our amazing parents for choosing Catholic Education at SJRCS, volunteers will be distributing a token gift of appreciation to all cars during drop-off!  For an afternoon treat, the Dunkin’ Donuts Community Cruiser will be parked in the circle at pick- up so you can enjoy a FREE warm beverage! (Plan to arrive EARLY for pick-up in time to enjoy this offering, which will be available from 2:00-2:50).

Living Rosary K-8th grade, 9:00 am, Saint Katharine Drexel Church 

Our 8th grade students will be leading the school in this unique and beautiful prayer experience!

Friday, February 2: Teacher Appreciation Day!

Teachers and Staff  will be treated to continental breakfast and a ‘Cozy Cabin’ themed catered Luncheon to celebrate their dedication to Catholic Education! 

Today is also PAJAMA DAY and a NOON DISMISSAL! Families are invited to head to either Frederick Chick-Fil-A location after school for Spirit Day Luncheon from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Remember to mention SJRCS when placing your order and a percentage of sales will be donated back to our school.  (Not available on Mobile orders). See the attached flyer for more info!

Please use the QR Codes provided in this packet for:

ChickFilA Lunch order (No Payment Needed!)

CSW Volunteer and Donation Opportunities 

Catholic Schools Week - The Loy of the Lord

CSW Action Items

Place Chick-Fil-A Lunch order(s) by Monday, January 22

Scan this code or go to:

Chick-fil-A QR Code

Review the sign up genius for volunteer and donation opportunities

Scan this code or go to:

Sign Up QR Code

Purchase canned goods to donate for the Community Service Day food drive

Can Donations
Catholic Schools Week - The Loy of the Lord

Day of Giving

Every gift helps advance the vital work of our collective community. Past contributions have led the way for school updates in many areas, such as safety by helping to purchase the Raptor system at check-in; and recreational updates, such as enabling us to begin our new playground project anticipated to be completed by the start of the 2024 school year. These funds also help the school’s operational costs, as well as provide educational tools for our students. We believe in our students, staff, and community. We believe that by working together with the same goal in mind, we can accomplish anything.

Thank you for your contribution!

If you would like to speak with our Advancement Director, Katharine Galvas, please contact her at 301-662-6722 or via email at