Catholic Schools Week 2021

We are proud to announce our school plans for celebrating

Catholic Schools Week

January 31, 2021- February 6, 2021

Each year Catholic Schools throughout the United States celebrate their wonderful work and the wonderful people who make it possible.

Now Open for Registrations for 2021-2022 school year!

St. Germaine Catholic School, a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, is now open for Registrations for the 2021-2022 school year. Everyone is invited to tour the school but reservations are required. We are planning a fun week with many interactive activities for the kids to celebrate Catholic Schools Week!  Registrations for the 2020-2021 school year will be taken by calling the school office or visiting registration page.     We offer in person learning for all grades and eLearning is available.  Class sizes are kept at a minimum so early enrollment, especially for pre-school, is strongly encouraged.

Catholic Schools Week begins January 31st with a Liturgy (9am in the Church) to mark the start of Catholic Schools Week. Reservation for mass can be found online or streamed on our YouTube channel.   The theme for CSW is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”

As communities of faith, Catholic schools instill in students their destiny to become saints.  Academic excellence is the hallmark of Catholic education intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.  Finally, service is fundamental to Catholic education and the core of Catholic discipleship.  Service is intended to help form people who are not only witnesses to Catholic social teaching, but also active participants through social learning.  These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work.  They are what make Catholic schools succeed.

Choose St. Germaine!

  • Outstanding teaching and learning opportunities in all subjects as reflected in our ASPIRE test scores
  • 1 to 1 chromebook initiative for all students 1st-8th grade, iPads for PreK and Kindergarten
  • Spanish classes from Pre-school to 8th grade each week, Physical Education (twice per week), Music, Art/Library, Computer/Technology instruction
  • Full range of cross curricular after-school enrichment programs (resuming when allowed)
  • Weekly prayer services and/or Eucharistic celebrations

St. Germaine is located in Oak Lawn

9735 S Kolin Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Catholic Schools Week 2021

Private Tours available by appointment only:

We can arrange a private tour so you can see for yourself all we have to offer!  In Person tours are currently only being offered after school or on Sundays.  Schedule your tour here. 

Tours: Monday thru Friday 2:30 p.m until 4:00 p.m. by appointment  Sunday Mornings: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. by appointment.  Just give us a call (708-425-6063) to let us know what time works best for you!!

Contact Us if you have any questions before the Open House  

Catholic Schools Week Calendar of Events!

Sunday,         January 24, 2021             Recognizing New Heroes

New members of the St. Germaine National Junior Honor Society were inducted in a special ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday,         January 31, 2021             Celebrate our Eucharistic Family

Make it a point to reserve a space at one of the parish Masses this weekend to pray for all of the people who make Catholic Schools possible.  If you can’t join us in person watch this week’s Mass on the parish website as a family.  Mass reservations can be made at the Parish website 

Monday,       February 1, 2021              Helping Our Heroes

We will begin collecting items for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who work with the needy elderly in the Chicago area.. We are asking each student to bring one household paper product or PPE product from the attached list by Thursday. The Sisters will also accept cash donations to purchase needed items. Please place any cash donations in a sealed envelope.
Students can wear sportswear items (STG, High School, College or Professional teams) to school.

Tuesday,      February 2, 2021            Seeing a Hero–Student Appreciation Day/Movie Day

Students will wear the Superhero Cape they created and present their hero to the class. We’ll watch a movie with their class to see what it takes to be a superhero! We’ll supply a simple, pre-packaged snack. Students may bring a can of pop, juice box or water for the movie if they wish. Dress down day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021              Heroes Wear Many Hats–Teacher Appreciation Day

We’d like to encourage you and the students to send a note of thanks to the teachers as a show of gratitude. (Certainly no “gift”—but a word or two to support their hard work.)
Students can wear (or create) a special hat to represent a hero or a special quality that a hero has.

Thursday,     February 4, 2021            Thanking Our Heroes

Students in each grade will create cards or letters for specific groups of heroes (Firefighters, nurses, paramedics, to name but a few). We will deliver them to show our support.
We’ll have an ice cream treat for everyone in the afternoon!!

Friday,          February 5, 2021               Keeping our Heroes Safe – Special McDonald’s Lunch  (An order form will be sent)  

Each student will be given a face mask to decorate and wear.