NE Deanery Federation of Catholic Schools
Help Spread the Word about Your School's January 31 Open House

Open House January 31

Calling all school families! Please help us spread the word and invite prospective families to visit your school during Open House on Sunday, January 31st.  

Here are a few specific ideas for how you can help:
  • Ask your school principal for a flyer or handout that you can share with friends and neighbors.  You can also click this link and download a flyer specific to your school to share.
  • Extend a personal invitation and offer to meet them at the open house and serve as their personal tour guide.
  • Ask permission to post the flyer at places you attend with your family (i.e. dance studios, gymnastics lessons, dentist/orthodontist)
  • Send the information by e-mail to friends and family - even if they don't have small children you never know who they might talk to who might be looking for a great school
  • Share a brief testimonial on your Facebook page about why you choose a Catholic School
  • Volunteer to serve as a greeter or tour guide at your school's open house
Nothing can beat the power of word-of-mouth marketing for our Catholic schools.  Parents want to choose a school where their child will be safe and welcome, and receive an excellent education in mind, body and spirit.  You can help them see the great options they have with 8 outstanding Catholic elementary schools in the Northeast Deanery!

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week


Open House on January 31 is just the beginning of a week-long celebration of Catholic schools nationwide! Our schools each have a schedule of events and special appreciation days for teachers, students, parishioners, community service and much more.  This is a great time to reflect on why you choose Catholic education!  Stay tuned for our next newsletter for pictures and stories of all the great events happening during Catholic Schools Week.

Join the social media conversation during Catholic Schools Week - use hashtags #CSW16 and #catholicstl to share your family's story about why you love your school!  Don't forget to follow the Federation of Catholic Schools on Twitter at

3rd and 6th Grade Families: Save the Date - February 20th CatholicFIT Kickoff Event & FREE SLU Billikens Tickets

Students in 3rd and 6th grades will begin a 10-week journey through the 10 pillars of faith and fitness as part of the CatholicFIT program. Parents, watch your e-mail inbox and your child's folder for two special invitations you have on February 20th.  A free breakfast workshop at the May Education Center at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, where you can learn all about CatholicFIT from the program creator, Dave Reddy. Reddy is a parishioner and school parent at St. Ferdinand and a fitness trainer.  SSM Health DePaul Hospital provided grant funding again this year so that CatholicFIT can continue in our schools.Learn more about CatholicFIT.

Also, the Saint Louis University Billikens are celebrating Catholic Education Night at the men's basketball game on February 20th at 7pm at Chaifez Arena.  They have generously offered free tickets (up to 4 per student) for all of our CatholicFIT participants (3rd and 6th Grade students).  To learn more, and reserve your family's free tickets today!  

Don't have a 3rd or 6th grade student?  You can still get a great price on tickets to Celebrating Catholic Education Night using promo code CCEN16:

Catholic Education Night

Upcoming Events at Federation Parishes

The 11 parishes and 8 schools of the Northeast Deanery are vibrant and active, with many events that bring parishioners, families and friends together in faith and fellowship. 

Each parish publishes details of their upcoming events in their weekly parish bulletins, which you can access online by clicking on the parish names below.  Check out happenings at other local Catholic organizations, too (listed at the bottom).

 A few highlights are listed. Click on the parish name to view their weekly bulletin. 

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