School on Good Friday?

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School on Good Friday?
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Fri, 03-25-2011 - 2:43pm

If your kids attend a Catholic school, will they be having classes on Good Friday?

Normally, this would be a no-school day, but because we had so many snow days over the winter they are having the kids use it as a make up day.

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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 10:16am
My kids have an early dismissal day and it looks like they are doing the Stations of the Cross. However, I know Father is working on a Passion Play with the 8th graders to be done at the evening service, so they may end up doing that instead. They used to have an in-school retreat, but I don't know if they still do that. At one time, I wanted to suggest that they do the retreat by watching Narnia and talking to the kids about how that story is an allegory for the Passion. There are actually some on-line sources where you can stop the movie, read the scripture and have discussions. But I never really did anything with that.

Personally, I think it is better for them to be in school getting some education and reflection time, whether than being at home playing Wii and watching Disney all day. DH & I work, so we wouldn't provide them with the same types of opportunities school would.