Norwalk Catholic School



March 20, 2018

Family Art Night TONIGHT from 6-7:00pm in the Cafeteria

Menu: Chicken Strips, Steamed Carrots, Veggie Tray, Grapes, Juice and Milk
Fiesta Sticks, Green Beans, Veggie Tray, Peaches, Roll/Butter and Milk

Option 2 – Available Every Day: Peanut Butter/ Jelly or Small Salad, Cheese Stick, Goldfish Crackers, Daily Fruit and Vegetable and Milk


Lunch Hour: Weather permitting - All Students will be outside today.


Happy Birthday to: Preston Bleile and Marshall Morrow today!!


Red Team News: The Red Team sings for the 9:00am School Mass tomorrow morning.  Adele Dowdell and Kristin Matlack are the cantors.  Meet in the Choir Room at 8:15am for warm-ups.  Please listen to your CD.  Don’t forget to bring your folder!


The TLC Pop Tab Palooza is nearing the end! Bring your pop tabs to the office with your homeroom written on it! Whatever homeroom brings in the most receives a jeans day and donuts!! So far, Mrs. Krystowski is in the lead with 15lbs., Mrs. Ware with 4.9lbs., and Mrs. Thobe with 3lbs. Please bring in all of your pop tabs by Friday, March 23rd!!


Corny Joke of the Day: What kind of books do rabbits like?.......Ones with HOPPY endings!


Today is the Feast of St. Cuthbert: St. Cuthbert was born somewhere in the British Isles. He was a poor shepherd boy who lost his parents when he was very young. Cuthbert loved to play games with his friends and he was very good at them. One of his friends scolded him one day saying, "Cuthbert, how can you waste your time playing games when you have been chosen to be a priest and a bishop?" These words sounded strange coming from his playmate - as though they were not his own. Cuthbert was confused and very impressed and he wondered if he really was going to be a priest and a bishop. In August, 651, fifteen-year-old Cuthbert received a vision. He first saw a totally black sky. Then suddenly a bright beam of light moved across it. In the light were angels carrying a ball of fire up beyond the sky. Sometime later, Cuthbert found out that on the night of the vision, the bishop, St. Aiden, had died. Cuthbert did not know what this vision meant but he made up his mind to become a Benedictine monk and entered the monastery of Melrose, which had been founded by St. Aiden. Cuthbert became a priest and a bishop as foretold by his young playmate many years earlier. From one village to another, from house to house, St. Cuthbert went, on horse or on foot. He visited the people to help them spiritually. He also worked and helped plague victims. Best of all, he could speak the language of the peasants because he had once been a poor shepherd boy. He did good everywhere and brought many people to God. Cuthbert was cheerful and kind. People felt attracted to him and no one was afraid of him. He was also a prayerful, holy monk who had the gifts of healing and prophecy (telling the future). When Cuthbert was ordained a bishop, he worked just as hard as ever to help his people. He visited them no matter how difficult the travel on poor roads or in very bad weather. As he lay dying, Cuthbert begged his monks to live in peace and charity with everyone. He died peacefully at in Ireland in 687. His body which has not decayed can be seen in the Durham Cathedral even today.


Today is Spring Vernal Equinox: The Spring Vernal Equinox brings days and nights in equal proportions. It is simply the day when there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime. But, did you know that this is only true on the Equator? For the rest of us, the timing is a little sooner, or later, depending upon where we live on the planet. The other thing to note is that the Spring Equinox is just a calendar date. From a standpoint of weather in your area, real spring arrives sooner or later depending upon where you live in the Northern Hemisphere.


Fun Fact of the Day: The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”


Have a Great Day!!