Is your school ready for Catholic Schools Week? We’ve put together a list of several things you can do to increase awareness of your school’s events and foster community participation.

1. Use social media: Share information about Catholic Schools Week on your school’s social media channels, and encourage students, teachers, and parents to do the same. Including hashtags like #CatholicSchoolsWeek and #CSW2024 will help more people find your posts.

2. Send out press releases: Contact media outlets in your area and inform them of your school’s events and activities for the week. This is to generate media coverage and raise awareness of your school and the benefits of Catholic education.

3. Invite community leaders and elected officials: To build relationships and showcase the positive impact of your school in the community, invite local leaders and politicians to visit your school throughout the week.

4. Host open houses and tours: Open your doors to the community during Catholic Schools Week and invite people to tour your school and learn more about what you do. It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase your students’ work and accomplishments.

5. Plan special events and activities: Consider hosting special events or activities during Catholic Schools Week, like a talent show, a book fair, or a fundraiser. Such events encourage student, parent, and community engagement and help increase awareness of your school.

6. Partner with local businesses and organizations: Consider working with local companies and organizations to promote your Catholic Schools Week. For example, ask a Catholic bookstore to donate a percentage of sales during the week to your school or work with a restaurant to cater or host a fundraiser.

7. Create promotional materials: Make flyers, posters, and brochures to inform your community what you’re doing to celebrate. Distribute these materials at your school, in the community, and through local Catholic churches.

8. Use email and newsletters: Update parents and your community your Catholic Schools Week events and activities with email and newsletters. To encourage more participation, include information about how they can get involved and support your school.

We hope you’ll find at least a few of these ideas for promoting Catholic Schools week helpful to raise awareness of the benefits of Catholic education and create more interest in your school from your community.

Did you know? Gradelink has a tool to help you collect info from prospective families visiting your campus and events. Click here to learn more about the Prospective Student Form.

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