LAKE VILLA – Prince of Peace Catholic School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, and invites the community to join in, according to a news release.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Prince of Peace observes the week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, Prince of Peace, as well as other Catholic schools across the United States, focuses on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, communities and nation. National Catholic Schools Week is celebrating its 44th year in 2018.
Community members are invited to join Prince of Peace at an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28. There will be tours of the school and state-of-the-art Parish Life Center. Additionally, attendees can view innovative seventh- and eighth-grade Science Fair projects as well as take a step back in time with the fifth grade as they re-enact the Colonial Days.
The community also is invited to attend a school Mass at 8 a.m. Jan. 29, the eighth grade versus faculty volleyball game at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, and the student-led Talent Show at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 2. Please check in at the office for the volleyball game and the talent show.
“We value our student body as well as our faculty, staff and parents at Prince of Peace. Catholic Schools Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate them as well as the importance of Catholic education,” Prince of Peace Principal Brenda Baldassano said in the release. “We also value our parishioners and local community, and appreciate all that ours do for us, so we are pleased to open several of our events to local families and friends. We hope to see you and to welcome you to our school.”
To find out more about Prince of Peace Catholic School, visit http://school.princeofpeacelv.org/.