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St. Benedict Catholic School
Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

TOLEDO, OHIO – January 22, 2015 –St. Benedict Catholic School will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 25-31, 2015. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

Festivities for the week include a Student Honors Assembly at the conclusion of our 8:15am Catholic Schools Week Mass on Tuesday (January 27), Door Decorating Contest, Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, Friday Spirit Day, and a special service project for local nonprofit, Hannah’s Socks.

A representative from Hannah’s Socks will be at the school on Wednesday (January 28) at 9:00am to kick off our sock drive, which will conclude on February 6, 2015. Hannah’s Socks is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people affected by homelessness, poverty and domestic abuse in Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

“I am privileged to be working with so many devoted and dedicated staff and families at St. Benedict Catholic School,” said Principal Jason Szynkowski. “I believe Catholic schools provide a foundation for young people to pursue excellence and grow into productive members of society who serve those in need.”

Sponsored by both Little Flower and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parishes, St. Benedict Catholic School serves students from preschool through 8th grade. For more information, please visit www.stbenedicttoledo.com or call 419.536.1194.

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St. Benedict Catholic School Presents
“Script Ohio”

TOLEDO, OHIO – November 18, 2014 – The St. Benedict Catholic School Junior Marching Band will be presenting “Script Ohio” on Tuesday, November 25th at 10:30 am in the school gymnasium, located at 5522 Dorr St, Toledo.

The Junior Marching Band will be directed by Physical Education Instructor Richard Lindenberger. Students participating are in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.

“This is a fun tradition at St. Benedict that students and families look forward to each year,” said Principal Jason Szynkowski. “It’s quite impressive to see these young students work together to make this day a success.”

Sponsored by both Little Flower and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parishes, St. Benedict Catholic School serves students from preschool through 8th grade. For more information, please visit www.stbenedicttoledo.com or call 419.536.1194.

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St. Benedict Catholic School Welcomes
Representative Marcy Kaptur for
School Flagpole Dedication

TOLEDO, OHIO – October 20, 2014 – St. Benedict Catholic School will be welcoming Representative Marcy Kaptur as the commemorative speaker for a flagpole dedication ceremony on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 am, located at 5522 Dorr St, Toledo.

The ceremony will include an honor guard provided by the Lucas County Veterans Burial Corps, as well as songs and poems read by the students from St. Benedict Catholic School.

“Being a part of this flagpole dedication is a wonderful opportunity for our students and it is just one more way to invite meaningful discussions on history and patriotism into our classrooms,” said Principal Jason Szynkowski.

St. Benedict Catholic School and Little Flower Parish recently underwent several expansion renovations including a new three-story tower entrance. The flagpole marks the finishing touch on the project.

Sponsored by both Little Flower and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parishes, St. Benedict Catholic School serves students from preschool through 8th grade. For more information, please visit www.stbenedicttoledo.com or call 419.536.1194.

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St. Benedict Catholic School Supports
Pinwheels for Peace

TOLEDO, OHIO – September 15, 2014 – St. Benedict Catholic School will be lining the street on Sunday, September 21 with Pinwheels for Peace created by students in celebration of the International Day of Peace.

Art teacher, Stacy Marino is working with the students to create the displays while also teaching the meaning of the day. “I think it is important to give students a way to express their feelings about what is going on in the world and understand that peace can begin with each of us,” says Stacy Marino.

Hundreds of Pinwheels will line Dorr Street in front of St. Benedict Catholic School (between Holland-Sylvania and Reynolds).

“Pope Frances recently asked Catholics to join in prayer on September 21, the International Day of Peace,” said St. Benedict Principal, Jason Szynkowski. “This is a great opportunity to share a message of peace and hope with our students during a time when we are often hearing about so much suffering and tragedy.”

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida. In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21st - there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year, over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

Sponsored by both Little Flower and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parishes, St. Benedict Catholic School serves students from preschool through 8th grade. For more information, please visit www.stbenedicttoledo.com or call 419.536.1194.

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