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During Catholic Schools Week 2021 (February 1 - 5), SBA students are again pledging to 'rock' their recess to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. All of this year’s proceeds will benefit Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Cancer unit. For more information on the event and the fundraiser, click here.


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Catholic Schools Week 2021 is February 1 - 5! See below for more details on the great week we have planned.

Monday, February 1
Liturgy, Service Project, and Rock Your Recess Launch

Join us for virtual mass at 9:40 AM followed by the introduction of our CSW 2020 service project, Rock Your Recess, and special guest speakers from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Vanderbilt Pediatric Oncology unit. Later in the day, students in Levels 5-8 will view the Student Council election speeches virtually from their classrooms.

Tuesday, February 2
Nation, Vocation, and Community Day

Dress For Success!

Wear what you want to be when you grow up.

Today students will celebrate nation, vocation, and community! At the beginning of the day, students will participate in virtual team building activities led by Coach Grigsby and Ms. Nunes. Later, students will write thank you cards to military, veterans, first responders, priests/seminarians, and the Sisters of Mercy. Throughout the day, parents will discuss their careers with various grade levels via zoom — thank you to all who volunteered their time!

Wednesday, February 3
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

SBA Spirit Wear

Students will begin their day with virtual trivia and will end their day creating craft kits and cards for patients at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. In honor of faculty and staff appreciation day, faculty and staff will enjoy lunch catered by the HSA.

Thursday, February 4
Team Building, Talent Show, and Spelling Bee Day

Crazy Socks
Wear crazy socks and regular uniform.

The final team building activities for CSW 2021 will take place at the beginning of the school day followed by the (first ever) virtual SBA Talent Show. Later, Levels 5-8 will attend the virtual Spelling Bee! Information for parents wishing to view the Talent Show or Spelling Bee will be released as soon as it becomes available. 

Friday, February 5
Student Appreciation Day and Rock Your Recess

Early dismissal at 11:30 AM

Hats Off to CSW!
Wear hats and regular uniform.

The last day of Catholic Schools Week 2021 will begin with Rock Your Recess (more details below!) Later, students will enjoy a movie in their classroom with snacks provided by the HSA. Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM.


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Last Friday, our Kindergarteners loaded up their red wagon and made the short walk to Ronald McDonald House to donate LOTS of toilet paper as part of their annual service learning partnership! Since the Ronald McDonald House has over 40 bathrooms, the students thought they could use it! They weren't able to go inside this year, so instead the students treated RMHC staff and residents to a special (socially-distanced) Thanksgiving song in the parking lot! This was their first trip to RMHC this semester, and they plan to continue making monthly visits to donate needed supplies. Way to go, Kindergarten!



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