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Catholic Schools Week

Faith. Excellence. Service.

Catholic Schools Week at BSM is an annual event celebrating the benefits and impact for students of an education founded upon the traditions and values of the Catholic Church. As a community of faith, Benilde-St. Margaret's strives to instill in each student the importance of living lives of faith, achieving academic excellence, and contributing meaningfully to a global society. Thank you for choosing Catholic Schools!

CSW Service Project

The BSM community is having a donation competition supporting Sharing and Caring Hands.

Join this service project by helping your grade work toward a prize by donating the following before Wednesday, Feb. 1:

  • 7th grade: A box of gallon sized ziplock bags - Each box is worth 5 points for their grade.
  • 8th grade: Washcloths - Each washcloth is worth 1 point for their grade.
  • 9th grade: Toothbrush - Each toothbrush is 1 point for their grade.
  • 10th grade: Deodorant - Each full sized deodorant is worth 2 points for their grade.
  • 11th grade: Toothpaste - Each full sized toothpaste is worth 2 points for their grade.
  • 12th grade: Shampoo or Body Wash - Each full sized Shampoo or Body Wash is worth 2 points for their grade.

Bring your items to homeroom to be tallied by your homeroom teacher. The grade with the best participation will win a prize at the end of Catholic Schools Week 2023.

Catholic Schools Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate our faculty, staff, students and the amazing community we have built together.  

This year's Catholic Schools Week celebration is Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2023. 

Students, faculty & staff, and families are invited to participate in the following activities:

Monday, Jan. 30: Celebrating Our Community
Dress up theme: Brick Fit (Match shirt and pants color)

  • Students will be greeting parents at morning drop-off with a treat from the Parent Association and a big "Thank You" for choosing BSM! 
  • Donation Drive Competition continues
  • Boys' Basketball @ Home: B-Squad (4:15 p.m.), JV (5:30 p.m.), Varsity (7 p.m.)
  • 5 - 9 p.m. - Hall of Honor in the Great Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 31: Celebrating Our Students
Dress up theme: Crazy Hat or Hair Day

  • Donation Drive Competition continues
  • Hockey @ Home: Boys' Hockey: JV (4 p.m.), Varsity (6 p.m.), Girls' Hockey: Varsity (8 p.m.) - St. Louis Park Rec Center - Gift card drawing for students who attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Celebrating the Nation
Dress up theme: Anything But a Backpack Day (Regular Mass Dress Code)

  • Donation Drive Competition ends
  • 9:15 - 10:25 a.m. - Catholic Schools Week Mass, parents are invited to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 2: Celebrating Vocations
Dress up theme: Rhyme Without Reason (For example: Legally Blonde and James Bond, Soda and Yoda, Teacher and Preacher)

  • 9:15 - 10:25 a.m. - Convocation activities
  • 11:30 - 1 p.m. Just for Parents
  • 6 p.m. Boys Swimming and Diving - St. Louis Park Middle School
  • 6 p.m. Bonfire pre-game celebration - BSM
  • Boys basketball @ Home: B-Squad and 9-Red (4:15 p.m.) JV & 9-White (5:30 p.m.) Varsity 7 p.m. - Gift card drawing for students who attend Varsity game.
  • Mock Trial - Round 3 Competition - Email Sra. Murray for link to view.

Friday, Feb. 3: Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Dress up theme: Spirit Day! (Red & White)

  • 8 - 2:30 p.m. Adoration in the BSM chapel 
  • 8:30 - 12:15 p.m.: Juniors - Building Your Future Day
  • 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.: 7th grade class retreat
  • 11a.m. - 1 p.m.: Desserts for faculty/staff from the Parent Association
  • Thank you gift to all Students for choosing Catholic Schools upon dismissal

Saturday, Feb. 4: Celebrating Families

  • Girls' Hockey @ Home: JV (2:30 p.m.) Varsity (2:15 p.m.) - St. Louis Park Rec Center
  • Boys' Hockey @ Home: JV (5 p.m.) Varsity (7p.m.) - St. Louis Park Rec Center


Katherine Johnson
Learning Support Specialist

Mike Johnston
Physical Education Teacher



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