St. Theresa of Avila School celebrated Catholic Schools Week starting Sunday, January 28th with a student Mass. Our students served Mass, read petitions, helped with collections and were greeters at the doors to the church. They also colored pictures of saints that were hung around the church, wrote a thank you for the bulletins and read at the beginning of Mass and they also made huge "Thank you" signs to hang at all the entrances to the church so the parishioners know how much we appreciate their support! We are continuing to celebrate Catholic Schools during the week with the following theme days: Monday-Pajama Day, Tuesday-Sports Day, Wednesday-Tacky tourist Day, Thursday-Class Color Day and Friday is "A Bad Case of the Stripes Day." "A Bad Case of the Stripes Day" is named after a book written by David Shannon in which the little girl won't eat lima beans and she turns all kinds of colors. The students don't know it yet, but they are getting lima beans with their lunches that day! The 7/8th grade class helped choose the days and our school service project, helping support the City of Salem Animal Shelter. Students can bring in items for the shelter or make monetary donations to help support our community shelter. Our students love going to a small Catholic School and we love celebrating that we have a wonderful school!