St. Philip Neri celebrates Week of the Young Child (WOYC) & Passion of the Christ Post Press Release

St. Philip Neri students, Pre-K thru 2nd grade engaged in five daily themed days with the direction of their respective teachers: • Music Monday – In this kickoff, our students had a party full of music and dancing in the gym. • Tasty Tuesday – The young learners focused on healthy eating and fitness at home and school with Tasty Tuesday! Salads, fruit, and vegetables were the main course courtesy of our teachers. This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. • Work Together Wednesday – Seven work stations were created for the children as they explored math and science concepts and developed their social and early literacy skills with building blocks, and dyeing Easter eggs. • Artsy Thursday - Thinking, problem-solving and creating was the order of the day where open-ended art projects with murals and art walls using materials from crayons, markers to paint! • Family Fun Friday - Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. Nationally, this day is called Family Friday, but the parents haven't involved only the children. They went out to the playground and played games like Hula Hoops, blowing bubbles, chalk writing on the sidewalks, riding tricycles, bouncing balls and an Easter Egg Hunt. Each day created fun and competitive challenges that these young learners were able to develop new skills while expressing their creativity enhancing their knowledge in music, food, tradition, art and working as team players.
Our 7th and 8th grade took a page out the history and performed the 2004 American biblical drama Passion of Christ during the weekly mass to show respect, honor, and praise during the holy Easter season. “The 7th and 8th-grade students gave us an introspective and riveting performance of Jesus Christ that reflected this holy time in history,” Ms. Diane Asberry 7th/8th-grade teacher and Assistant Principal. We concluded this robust week showcasing our appreciation of faith, higher learning for our students while still using our imagination in the spirit of literacy and development.

St. Philip Neri Catholic School celebrated this annual event which spotlights our students in  pre-K through second grade. The week includes opportunities for the primary grade students to learn, collaborate and have fun with music, food and art.

The school's seventh- amd eighth-graders performed a special rendition of Passions of the Christ in the weeks leading up to Easter.