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Myth Busting | National Heart Month

While February is typically associated with Valentine's Day and love, there's a different heart that shares the spotlight -- the vital organ that oxygenates the rest of the body, because it's also National Heart Month.
 


Cupid | Valentine's Day Mascot

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and with it comes a grab bag of fascinating facts, myths and stories.  But today we're touching on the day of love's unofficial mascot - Cupid. 


Family-Friendly Activities in January

If you can endure the chill in the air, winter can offer some unique and fun experiences.   WNY Catholic Schools is suggesting four options to get the family off the couch through the rest of January.   


Celebrating Braille Literacy

January is National Braille Literacy Month, the popular tactile reading and writing system allows the visually impaired to read with their fingertips  We thought it was the perfect time to explore some facts about Braille that you might not know


Keeping Healthy In Winter

Winter can be a tough time to keep up on healthy exercise habits.  But bundling up and heading out the door can yield some great fun -- with important health benefits! 


WNY Catholic Schools Wishes You a Wonderful, and Merry Christmas

Christmas is one of the magical times of the year -- filled with nostalgia, special traditions and love.  WNY Catholic Schools wishes everyone a wonderful, and warm Christmas holiday.


The Most Wonderful Time | Family Friendly Activities

It's officially "the most wonderful time of the year," and whether or not you love the chill in the air, there's still plenty of fun to be had in 2016.  WNY Catholic Schools is offering five family-friendly activities to get you started.


Family Time | Engaging in Philanthropy Together

Tuesday was National Philanthropy Day and we at Western New York Catholic Schools know that finding time to give back can be tricky.  Today we're offering four suggestions for how to get the kids involved in philanthropic efforts


4 Things You May Not Know About Thanksgiving

In a couple weeks, families across the country will pull up a chair to dig into one of the most celebrated meals of the year.  But you may not know about some interesting stories behind Thanksgiving day


4 Activities to Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day

We know parents are their children's first and most important teachers and for "National Parents as Teachers Day." we're offering four educational activities parents and children can engage in together this month.


Active Family Happy Family | Fall Runs to Keep the Gang Active

Fall is chock-full of seasonal fun, from apple picking to pumpkin carving.  But Western New York Catholic Schools urges everyone to stay active with these family-friendly Autumn runs


6 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Soon children in Catholic elementary schools in Buffalo NY and all around the region will be picking costumes for one of the most exciting nights of the year, Halloween. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a fun and safe night out in the neighborhood.


Staying Active | 5 Ways to Be a Fit Fam

September is National Childhood Obesity Month and while many parents know how important it is to stay active and physically engaged, cultivating a healthy lifestyle that extends into adulthood should start early.  Ensuring that kids get the recommended 60 minutes per day? Per week? of physical activity is an integral component in the development of healthy, well-adjusted kids who transition into healthy, well-adjusted adults!


Fall Festival Season

The Autumnal equinox tells us it's officially Fall and even though it's still warm out in Western New York, you may want to check out these fall festivals for some family fun


An Apple a Day

Did you know September 17 is International Eat an Apple Day?  Mom always told us apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in a myriad of ways, she really does know best when it comes to one of the most popular and versatile fruits around. 


American Adventures Month: 3 Family Adventures for the Summer

 
August is American Adventures month and while brave Western New Yorkers will soon be bracing for snow, there's still time to load the family in the car for a summer adventure together.  Western New York Catholic schools have put together a list of 3 adventures you can enjoy with the family. 


5 Interesting Things to Know About the Erie County Fair

For the hundreds of thousands of fairgoers across the country, summer means one thing -- fair season, and Erie County happens to be home to one of the most celebrated fairs in the entire U.S.  Every summer crowds from around the country flock to the Erie County Fair to partake in the season's sights, sounds, tastes and rides.  But you might not know that the fair's history offers some incredible facts and today we're discussing five interesting things to know about the Erie County Fair.


Have Fun and Stay Fit | 3 Summer Runs for Families of Western New York

Summer is flying by! Today WNY Catholic Schools welcomes August. But at least for now, there's still plenty of summer fun in the air before the kids have to go back to their respective elementary schools in Buffalo & WNY. With about a month left before schools start back up, we thought it'd be a great time to suggest some fun events where the whole family can partake in physical activity together!


5 Grilling Tips for Fun and Safe Barbecues

We've officially reached the dog days of summer in Western New York and while schools doors won't be opened for approximately another month and a half, we're certain our students, staff and their families are enjoying the weather.  This season is known for fun activities like swimming, trips to the beach, popsicles and grilling.  With these traditions in mind, we're offering 5 grilling tips to keep your barbeques safe, fun and tasty this summer.  Whether you attend one of our reputable private schools in WNY or  one of the many Buffalo schools in the city, be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your  favorite item is to grill.


5 Interesting Facts about the Fourth of July

We here at Western New York Catholic Schools weren't going to let July slip from our grasp without touching on  how we became  known as Americans, the origin of our roots, Every year we dust off grills, light sparklers and gather to watch exciting fireworks displays in celebration of Independence Day.  The Declaration of Independence is the document from which our country's founding principles were established.  The tradition of celebrating the birth of our country goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.  We invite you to read our list of 5 interesting facts about this national holiday.  If you have interesting facts of your own to add to the discussion, feel free to add them in the comments section below!


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Myth Busting | National Heart Month

While February is typically associated with Valentine's Day and love, there's a different heart that shares the spotlight -- the vital organ that oxygenates the rest of the body, because it's also National Heart Month.
 


Cupid | Valentine's Day Mascot

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and with it comes a grab bag of fascinating facts, myths and stories.  But today we're touching on the day of love's unofficial mascot - Cupid. 


Family-Friendly Activities in January

If you can endure the chill in the air, winter can offer some unique and fun experiences.   WNY Catholic Schools is suggesting four options to get the family off the couch through the rest of January.   


Celebrating Braille Literacy

January is National Braille Literacy Month, the popular tactile reading and writing system allows the visually impaired to read with their fingertips  We thought it was the perfect time to explore some facts about Braille that you might not know


Keeping Healthy In Winter

Winter can be a tough time to keep up on healthy exercise habits.  But bundling up and heading out the door can yield some great fun -- with important health benefits! 


WNY Catholic Schools Wishes You a Wonderful, and Merry Christmas

Christmas is one of the magical times of the year -- filled with nostalgia, special traditions and love.  WNY Catholic Schools wishes everyone a wonderful, and warm Christmas holiday.


The Most Wonderful Time | Family Friendly Activities

It's officially "the most wonderful time of the year," and whether or not you love the chill in the air, there's still plenty of fun to be had in 2016.  WNY Catholic Schools is offering five family-friendly activities to get you started.


Family Time | Engaging in Philanthropy Together

Tuesday was National Philanthropy Day and we at Western New York Catholic Schools know that finding time to give back can be tricky.  Today we're offering four suggestions for how to get the kids involved in philanthropic efforts


4 Things You May Not Know About Thanksgiving

In a couple weeks, families across the country will pull up a chair to dig into one of the most celebrated meals of the year.  But you may not know about some interesting stories behind Thanksgiving day


4 Activities to Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day

We know parents are their children's first and most important teachers and for "National Parents as Teachers Day." we're offering four educational activities parents and children can engage in together this month.


Active Family Happy Family | Fall Runs to Keep the Gang Active

Fall is chock-full of seasonal fun, from apple picking to pumpkin carving.  But Western New York Catholic Schools urges everyone to stay active with these family-friendly Autumn runs


6 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Soon children in Catholic elementary schools in Buffalo NY and all around the region will be picking costumes for one of the most exciting nights of the year, Halloween. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a fun and safe night out in the neighborhood.


Staying Active | 5 Ways to Be a Fit Fam

September is National Childhood Obesity Month and while many parents know how important it is to stay active and physically engaged, cultivating a healthy lifestyle that extends into adulthood should start early.  Ensuring that kids get the recommended 60 minutes per day? Per week? of physical activity is an integral component in the development of healthy, well-adjusted kids who transition into healthy, well-adjusted adults!


Fall Festival Season

The Autumnal equinox tells us it's officially Fall and even though it's still warm out in Western New York, you may want to check out these fall festivals for some family fun


An Apple a Day

Did you know September 17 is International Eat an Apple Day?  Mom always told us apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in a myriad of ways, she really does know best when it comes to one of the most popular and versatile fruits around. 


American Adventures Month: 3 Family Adventures for the Summer

 
August is American Adventures month and while brave Western New Yorkers will soon be bracing for snow, there's still time to load the family in the car for a summer adventure together.  Western New York Catholic schools have put together a list of 3 adventures you can enjoy with the family. 


5 Interesting Things to Know About the Erie County Fair

For the hundreds of thousands of fairgoers across the country, summer means one thing -- fair season, and Erie County happens to be home to one of the most celebrated fairs in the entire U.S.  Every summer crowds from around the country flock to the Erie County Fair to partake in the season's sights, sounds, tastes and rides.  But you might not know that the fair's history offers some incredible facts and today we're discussing five interesting things to know about the Erie County Fair.


Have Fun and Stay Fit | 3 Summer Runs for Families of Western New York

Summer is flying by! Today WNY Catholic Schools welcomes August. But at least for now, there's still plenty of summer fun in the air before the kids have to go back to their respective elementary schools in Buffalo & WNY. With about a month left before schools start back up, we thought it'd be a great time to suggest some fun events where the whole family can partake in physical activity together!


5 Grilling Tips for Fun and Safe Barbecues

We've officially reached the dog days of summer in Western New York and while schools doors won't be opened for approximately another month and a half, we're certain our students, staff and their families are enjoying the weather.  This season is known for fun activities like swimming, trips to the beach, popsicles and grilling.  With these traditions in mind, we're offering 5 grilling tips to keep your barbeques safe, fun and tasty this summer.  Whether you attend one of our reputable private schools in WNY or  one of the many Buffalo schools in the city, be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your  favorite item is to grill.


5 Interesting Facts about the Fourth of July

We here at Western New York Catholic Schools weren't going to let July slip from our grasp without touching on  how we became  known as Americans, the origin of our roots, Every year we dust off grills, light sparklers and gather to watch exciting fireworks displays in celebration of Independence Day.  The Declaration of Independence is the document from which our country's founding principles were established.  The tradition of celebrating the birth of our country goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.  We invite you to read our list of 5 interesting facts about this national holiday.  If you have interesting facts of your own to add to the discussion, feel free to add them in the comments section below!


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