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Saints Olympics Week

March 7, 2018

It’s Saint Raphael Academy’s favorite time of year – Saints Olympics Week! Saints Olympics is a time for students to have a little fun and do some charitable giving! Each day is a special themed dress down day, and points are given for students participating. Any student dressed exceptionally in the spirit of the day will be awarded extra points for their class.

Throughout the week, students are asked to bring in items to support various charities. The charities chosen this year are Empower Through Play, Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, Ronald McDonald House, and St. Mary’s School in Kenya, our sister school. See below for details about what items to bring.


Saints Olympics Schedule

MONDAY, MARCH 12 - Purple and Gold Dress Down
TUESDAY, MARCH 13 - Theme Day

FRESHMEN – Couch Potato Day (No PJs or yoga pants)
JUNIORS– Sports Day
SENIORS– Holiday Day 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 - Jimmy Fund Dress Down -- Wear Lime! 

This is a $2 dress down day to benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Wear lime green!

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 – Cultural Heritage Day

Students should dress from head to toe in attire representing their cultural heritage. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 – Class Colors Day


A pep rally will follow at the end of the day.

A Word on Saints Olympics Attire:

Students cannot wear masks or clothing that will negatively impact the school day. A student dressed inappropriately will be asked to change and their grade will lose 50 points. Students must wear their school uniform if they choose not to participate.

Saints Olympics Charities

Empower Through Play - Bring in any pair of old or new shoes, sneakers, cleats, or slippers. Each pair will count as 5 points. Shoes are donated to Empower Through Play (founded by SRA alum Charles Yinusa ’05), which collects and distributes shoes to children in Nigeria and Sudan. 

Ronald MacDonald House – Bring in personal care items to be donated to families staying at the Providence Ronald McDonald House while their children receive medical treatment. All items will count as 1 point per item. Items needed are soap, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, hand wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes.

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen
– Bring in non-perishable food items that will be distributed to guests of the soup kitchen, where many of our students donate their time. All items will count as 1 point per item. Items needed include pasta, canned vegetables (corn, green beans, carrots, peas), chicken broth/beef broth, salad dressing, canned fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail) and Pop Tarts. Students may also bring in new pairs of socks for 2 points each.

Saint Mary’s (our sister school in Kenya)
- Coin Wars! Students can donate coins in their grade’s container in the East cafeteria. Class points are awarded based on highest participation. All bills dropped into a class container will count against that class’ total. Yes, this is when the classic coin drive becomes Coin Wars!