St. Agnes School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

CLARK — Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of the Catholic schools to the educational landscape in the United States. Saint Agnes School in Clark will begin its celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Saint Agnes Church. Students will speak at each of the weekend Masses and hand out literature about the school.

The school’s opening Mass for Catholic Schools Week will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Focusing on the theme, “Faith. Academics. Service.” the teachers and children of Saint Agnes will present a variety of activities throughout the week, including Student Appreciation Day, Talent Show, Teacher Appreciation Day, and a basketball game/ pep rally.

Heather Schnaars, principal of Saint Agnes School, announced that the school will conduct four open houses. On Sunday, Jan. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visitors may tour the school, speak to teachers, students, and parents, watch a PowerPoint Presentation, receive registration information, and enjoy a continental breakfast. The tour will include visits to the classrooms, computer lab, multi-media room, gymnasium, auditorium, and pre-kindergarten.

Additional open house dates are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 between 9 and 11:30 a.m., as well as 1-2 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 9-11:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome to tour classrooms while they are in session.

Saint Agnes offers a full-day program for 4-year-olds for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year, as well as a half-day program for 4-year-olds, two-day afternoon program for 3-year-olds, and an academically challenging program for grades K-8. Extended care before and after school is also available. While registration packets will be available at the open houses, registration for new families will begin on Feb. 2 and 3.

The school, including the pre-kindergarten, is accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities. It offers an enriched core curriculum and daily religious education classes. Classrooms are wired for the Internet, have interactive white boards, and students receive instruction in the computer lab. Courses in music, art, physical education and Spanish language are offered from pre-kindergarten to grade 8.

Saint Agnes School welcomes interested parents and any of our neighbors who would like to visit the school to attend one of the open houses. The school is located at 342 Madison Hill Road in Clark. For further information, call the school at 1-732-381-0850 or visit

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