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Spring Has Sprung! | Tips to Lessen Your Spring Cleaning Burden

While temperatures around Western New York can vary greatly at this time of year, , spring is officially here.  Spring provides the opportunity to open the windows, bring in the fresh air and clean out the dust and accumulated clutter from a long winter.  Spring is a time of renewal, a new beginning.  Though cleaning, dusting and polishing can be tiresome, many people see Spring as an opportunity to   reorganize and make  a fresh start as we head toward summer.


Earth Day | Lets Celebrate!

Earth Day tomorrow and while it can sometimes be difficult to understand how our actions affect the planet -- it's important to remember the choices we make every day can certainly make a difference. 


Spring Is In the Air With Easter Traditions on Deck

It's officially spring, and that means Easter is right around the corner!  While flowers are often used with different holidays, they're definitely associated with Easter, with lilies used as popular symbols of the holiday and season representing hope and love.  Even more so, white lilies represent specific symbolism, signifying resurrection and purity.  But Easter lilies aren't the only symbolism that's associated with Easter.


Fun Facts | The Origin of April Fools' Day

The tradition continues each and every year. From small household pranks to national newspaper stories fooling the masses, April Fools' Day is a delight (and maybe a scare) for people all over the United States. What many Catholic school students and families may not know however, is that April Fools' Day all started with a Pope!


Celebrating National Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month and as such, we thought it'd be the perfect time to get into some of the back story on why March was chosen as the time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in the American history.


St. Patrick's Day Traditions | Corned Beef and Cabbage

. To many, March is associated with St. Patrick's Day, a day of celebration when people from all backgrounds come together to celebrate Irish culture.  The day is filled with all sorts of incredible facts and while we invite you to check out our 5 Things You May Not Know About St. Patrick, blog post from last year, today we're focusing on the first entry from a two-part series on the biggest traditions that coincide with the day.  Today's focus is corned beef and cabbage:  The meal most associated with St. Patrick's Day!
 


Warmer Temperatures Mean Early Maple Sap

There's nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning to the smell of pancakes sizzling on the stove, and this mild winter has maple syrup producers in great spirits


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!


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Spring Has Sprung! | Tips to Lessen Your Spring Cleaning Burden

While temperatures around Western New York can vary greatly at this time of year, , spring is officially here.  Spring provides the opportunity to open the windows, bring in the fresh air and clean out the dust and accumulated clutter from a long winter.  Spring is a time of renewal, a new beginning.  Though cleaning, dusting and polishing can be tiresome, many people see Spring as an opportunity to   reorganize and make  a fresh start as we head toward summer.


Earth Day | Lets Celebrate!

Earth Day tomorrow and while it can sometimes be difficult to understand how our actions affect the planet -- it's important to remember the choices we make every day can certainly make a difference. 


Spring Is In the Air With Easter Traditions on Deck

It's officially spring, and that means Easter is right around the corner!  While flowers are often used with different holidays, they're definitely associated with Easter, with lilies used as popular symbols of the holiday and season representing hope and love.  Even more so, white lilies represent specific symbolism, signifying resurrection and purity.  But Easter lilies aren't the only symbolism that's associated with Easter.


Fun Facts | The Origin of April Fools' Day

The tradition continues each and every year. From small household pranks to national newspaper stories fooling the masses, April Fools' Day is a delight (and maybe a scare) for people all over the United States. What many Catholic school students and families may not know however, is that April Fools' Day all started with a Pope!


Celebrating National Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month and as such, we thought it'd be the perfect time to get into some of the back story on why March was chosen as the time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in the American history.


St. Patrick's Day Traditions | Corned Beef and Cabbage

. To many, March is associated with St. Patrick's Day, a day of celebration when people from all backgrounds come together to celebrate Irish culture.  The day is filled with all sorts of incredible facts and while we invite you to check out our 5 Things You May Not Know About St. Patrick, blog post from last year, today we're focusing on the first entry from a two-part series on the biggest traditions that coincide with the day.  Today's focus is corned beef and cabbage:  The meal most associated with St. Patrick's Day!
 


Warmer Temperatures Mean Early Maple Sap

There's nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning to the smell of pancakes sizzling on the stove, and this mild winter has maple syrup producers in great spirits


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!


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