The St. Mary’s Grade School started off Catholic Schools Week with a free Soup and Sip event.
The school invited members from all over the community to sit down and enjoy a hot meal. Guests were greeted at the door by students, and sat down in the auditorium to a hot bowl of soup.
Grade school students prepared the soups, served the bowls and bread to guests, and cleaned up after.
By giving back to the community, students are able to learn the value of service, one of the main goals of the school.
Principal Mrs. Nicole Folio is excited to use these events to teach students values.
“Catholic Schools is all about serving others and Catholic Schools Week is nationally celebrated this week and we like to encourage the kids to serve others. We planned a variety of activities this week that are fun for our students but they also serve a need in our community,” Folio said.
Gabe Ursl, a student who was greeting guests upon arrival, said “I feel good serving people because even though they’re someone off the street you can, even just help them even though they might look scary or something.”
The school will be doing other events throughout the week including a USA day on Monday where students will send out letters to members and organization in the US national forces.