Students Spread Love for Catholic Schools Week

By Brenda Erdahl

Another Catholic Schools week has come and gone at St. Timothy’s School in Maple Lake, but not before students had the chance to do some good deeds and have a little fun, too.

The activities kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 28, with a special mass at St. Timothy Church that featured songs from the school choir; a pancake breakfast followed.

Color Day on Monday brought students in different grades together in small groups for shared activities and on Tuesday students worked together to make over 500 sandwiches for “The Sandwich Man,” Allan Law who has dedicated his life to providing for the homeless in Minneapolis. After the students were done making the sandwiches, they held a prayer service to bless the sandwiches and all those that would receive them, principal Dawn McCabe said.

Students invited their families to the school for lunch on Wacky Wednesday, and Thursday was Dress Up Day and D.E.A.R, Drop Everything And Read, time. St. Tim’s topped off the week with a field trip. Pre-kindergarten through third grade went to Maple Grove Community Center and fourth through eighth grade went to Grand Slam.

Throughout the week students were involved in other service projects in addition to making sandwiches for Allan Law’s 363 Days Food Program. They collected clothing and games for Carol McBrady’s work with the street children in Zambia, and Free Rice which helps support the United Nations World Food Program, McCabe said.

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