St. Aloysius Parish School, Pottstown, celebrates “Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards” during Catholic Schools Week as the school community gathers to share knowledge, enjoy each other’s company and honor those who help the school to provide the academic excellence and spiritual values that make it special. St. Aloysius invites the public to the following activities throughout the week.


Sunday, Jan. 27

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Parish” — Mass at 2 p.m. for the start of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration and for Catholic Schools Week.

Former teachers, staff, borough officials and the chamber of commerce are invited, along with alumni and current families. Student leaders offer tours of the school after the Mass, as does a reception in the Gathering Center.

Kindergarten registration begins.

Monday, Jan. 28

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Community” — open house from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; bowling for grades 5 to 8, noon to 2 p.m.; students assemble “birthday boxes” for North Coventry Food Pantry.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Students” — 100 Challenge Day (honoring the 100th anniversary): Classes will come up with one activity to demonstrate 100. They will share their activity at an afternoon assembly.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Faculty and Staff” — Special boxed lunch for teachers and staff; family luncheon, organized alphabetically, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., featuring a cake with the number 100.

 Thursday, Jan. 31

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Nation” — Red, white and blue theme with a flag ceremony; bowling for grades preschool to 4, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and a math contest for grades 5 to 8.

Friday, Feb. 1

“Catholic Schools: Raise the Standards in Our Vocations” — Student Mass at 8:45 a.m. at which Father Anthony addresses the students at Mass on vocations

Sister Therese Michele Destefano will visit the classrooms to speak about vocations.

Also, for the Feast of St. Blase, there will be the blessing of throats.