St. Patrick School students in Portsmouth celebrate Catholic Schools Week
During the last week in January, Catholic schools across the nation celebrate faith, knowledge and service and the contributions Catholic education provides for our youth, our church, our communities and our nation.
At weekend Masses they greeted Corpus Christi Parishioners and provided tours to prospective families at a school open house.
Catholic Schools Week concluded with art and essay contests. This year's essay question: What Makes Catholic Education Special? The top four essay winners were all fourth-grade girls.
She then added, "Those things are awesome, but the most important part of our school is God. God has always been there and he'll be there forever. I know this because I see him all around the school every day."
"Middle Meetings are where we all sit down and a teacher reads us a Gospel story. It is important because we learn a lot about Jesus and what he did his whole lifetime. He would have liked our school because we have lots of pictures of his family and we try to be like him.
She said her teachers are " … smart and patient. They give you lots of hugs and make sure you never stop learning. The students at St. Pat's are caring, kind and friendly."
She ended her essay by saying, "Best of all, you learn about the adventures of Jesus. If you're smart you'll follow him and be like him. Thank God for Saint Patrick School!"
She said, "And now school isn't something boring I have to do everyday. It has become something fun. Which is cool because I am always hearing kids being like, 'I don't want to go to school. It's boring.' I used to be one of those kids and now I feel like it's my choice but it's really not."
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