Our hearts and prayers are with Catholic schools and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In keeping with our mission to serve others, we have been in touch with diocesan leaders in the affected storm areas to determine their needs.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is answering this question by launching a campaign asking every Catholic school family around the country to contribute at least $1 per student to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to rebuild, reopen and re-enroll students. “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response to Hurricane Harvey” is a powerful opportunity to engage students in living the Gospel message of compassionate service and generosity to others.
Through this initiative, NCEA is asking for contributions from students and families enrolled in all Catholic schools to assist their peers. But we can only do this with your help.
On Friday, September 8th, St. Peter School will hold a “Dress Down for Dallas Day.”
Students are each asked to bring in a monetary donation of whatever their family means may permit on that day (or the week before) and then that student can “dress down” on the 8th as a thank you for their gift. We encourage parents to allow children to “give of their own” from their allowance or “piggy banks” or be given the option to earn some extra money to contribute in addition to any donations parents intend to give. All money is due by Friday, September 8th and we will announce our grand total to kids at the end of the day. Thank you and please keep all in Texas in your family prayers.
Be sure to refer to school handbooks for Dress Down policy.