At Regina Elementary, students and staff have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week, whose theme is “Celebrate Service,” since Jan. 24.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, students had an opportunity to participate in an old-fashioned jukebox jubilee. During this weekend, Catholic Schools Week started in the parishes with pew cards thanking the parishes for their support. Students loved to design the cards as a way to really thank St. Mary’s, St, Patrick’s, St. Thomas More, and St. Wenceslaus parishes in Iowa City.
On Sunday, Jan. 25, Regina Elementary’s handbell choir, directed by music teacher Mary Cole, played during Mass at St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City at 10 a.m.
On Monday, Jan. 26, preschoolers through 12th-graders gathered to celebrate Mass at 9:45 a.m. in the high-school gym.
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, elementary students paired up with their buddy classes for a special activity. They also came wearing their favorite sports team attire to see who cheered on what team. Of course, the number one team is the Regina Regals!
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, students thanked God for their talents as Regina held its K-6 Talent Show Program. Regina enjoyed watching its dancers, singers, instrument players, actors and magicians perform.
For Thursday, Jan. 29, Regina Elementary had planned to host its local Invention Convention. Students in grades three through six will present their inventions to judges and the larger public. Regina is excited to see what dynamic inventions they create to improve the world.
On Friday, Jan. 30, kindergarten through sixth-grade students will be randomly grouped for Catholic trivia, a Catholic craft, a Catholic song and a Catholic game. In the afternoon, sixth-graders will challenge the staff in a volleyball game. The younger students enjoy cheering on their peers and sometimes the teachers, too!
On Saturday, Jan. 31, families will enjoy enjoying skating and visiting the Children’s Museum at the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. The elementary Home and School Association sponsors this event.
Throughout the week, Regina will take time to “celebrate service” that wonderful students and families provide the community and school. And the school will take time to thank God for all its blessings.