AUGUSTA---Throughout Maine Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 28-Feb. 3), students of all ages at St. Michael School in Augusta will carefully craft, create, and color special cards with a message of thanks to a group of local heroes: first responders.
Local police, fire, and EMS representatives will gather at the school on Friday, February 2, at 10 a.m., to receive the cards and additional gratitude from the entire student body at a schoolwide assembly in the school’s gym, located on 56 Sewall Street. Students and staff will also donate money to go toward gift cards for the local heroes as well.
The community service project is just one element of a packed schedule for the week, which celebrates the mission of Maine Catholic Schools: to evangelize students by nourishing faith and encouraging academic excellence while accentuating the importance of community and service in a nurturing environment.
Field trips are planned to the Children’s Discovery Museum and the bowling alley; special events like a teddy bear parade and academic competitions are slated; and the students will wear a different clothing theme every day, including “mismatch day,” “sweatshirt day,” and “Hawaiian day.”
For a look at activities and projects taking place at other Catholic schools in Maine during Catholic Schools Week, click here.