One of CTK’s biggest events of the year, Grand Day, gives us a chance to thank our extended families for the support they give our CTK students and our community.  This year’s 14th Annual Grand Day celebration is Friday, October 12thGrandparents, or special Grand-Friends, will receive personalized invitations from students to visit the CTK campus for special activities. AND – we need your help gathering our students’ grandparent and grand-friend addresses for this year’s Grand Day celebration!

Highlights of Grand Day events include:  All School Mass in the Cathedral at 8:15am, followed by the Welcoming Reception in the CTK Café & an all-school performance in the school gym at 9:30am.  After the performance, guests are encouraged to visit students’ classrooms to see student work and displays, and then a noon dismissal for all students.

Each student will create personalized Grand Day invitations during class to send to their own grandparents or grand-friends, and we will mail these from the school around Sept. 27th.  If grandparents have international addresses, we will return invitations home for parents to apply the appropriate international postage for mailing.

Many families have already entered grandparent addresses into individual parent RenWeb accounts.  We sent home the addresses on record as of 9/5 for your review last week.  If you have additional grandparents/grand-friends that you would like your student(s) to send Grand Day invitations to, you will be given the opportunity to provide those.  These updates were due earlier this week, so if you have not returned them already, please do so ASAP!

We encourage students to invite grandparents and grand-friends even if they might not be able to attend.  We’ve found that our Grands really enjoy receiving mail from their grandchildren!

Volunteer opportunities are available to help with your family’s required 20 volunteer hours for this school year.  We will need parents to help with greeting prior to mass and at the reception.  Contact Christy Duran at the school office at 795-8283 or via e-mail cduran@ctkcathedralschool.org if you are available to volunteer.

Thank you in advance for helping to support the continuing Grand Day tradition at CTK!