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February 3, 2014

Saint Susanna School hosts 'Soup-er Bowl'

PLAINFIELD — Saint Susanna School in Plainfield held its annual Catholic Schools Week activities this past week that included a food drive and appreciation days.

Catholic Schools Week is a national recognition held each year, usually in the last week of January.

Saint Susanna School holds its registration during this time and participates in a number of activities.

“We do a number of special things,” Amy Uberto, registrar of the school, said. “We register preschool through eighth grade, accepting registrations from our current school families and to parishioners and then to the general public. We always do some special events during this week such as the Jump Rope for Heart held in the gym, a blood drive, a parent appreciation day, and the ‘Soup-er Bowl.’”

The Soup-er Bowl is the third-graders’ mission project that the entire school participates and competes in throughout the week. This is the third year that the students collected food items for a food drive for Plainfield Christian Support Center at St. Mark’s church. The students bring in one can of soup, or a bonus item such as Ramen noodles or macaroni and cheese, for the food drive.

The event is always held the week before the Super Bowl, and every student that participates in the food drive will be able to wear their favorite team shirt on Monday.

Uberto said the event is popular with students and they are usually able to take truckloads of donated items to St. Mark’s. Whichever class brings in the most food items wins an ice cream party at a later date.

The blood drive began the week on Sunday and Jump Rope for Heart was held in the gym on Monday where students jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Saint Susanna School had a Culver’s Night on Tuesday where Culver’s restaurant donated a portion of its proceeds to Saint Susanna.

On Wednesday, they had a DEAR Day (drop everything and read) where they were able to wear comfortable clothes and bring a book to read; and on Thursday, Parent Appreciation Day was held to celebrate the students’ parents.

“The kids write a note to their parents of appreciation and parents were invited to have lunch here,” Uberto said. “On Thursdays we have a children’s mass, and instead of the kids serving like they normally do throughout the year, the parents do.”

Friday was designated as St. Susanna Spirit Day and students came to school dressed in the school colors of blue and gold.

“This is an exciting week,” Uberto said. “We do this every year at this time and especially just getting back from winter break, it’s something fun for everyone.”

For more information about Saint Susanna School, visit the website at www.saintsusanna.com/school or call Uberto at 839-3713.

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