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Prince of Peace invites public to Catholic Schools Week activities

Published: Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 2:52 p.m. CST

Prince of Peace Catholic School will participate in Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 and is inviting the community to help celebrate, according to a news release from the school.

National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the U.S. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week.

The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” according to the news release.

Prince of Peace observes the annual celebration week with masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, Prince of Peace focuses on the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, communities and country.

Community members are invited from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, to an open house, where there will be tours of the school and recently paid-off Parish Life Center. Additionally, attendees can view the school's innovative 7th and 8th grade Science Fair projects as well as take a step back in time with the 5th grade while they re-enact the Colonial Days.

Other events the community is invited to attend include a school mass on at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, the 8th grade vs. faculty game at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and the school's talent show at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

“At Prince of Peace, we value our students as well as our faculty and staf," Bonnie Brown, principal of Prince of Peace, said in the news release. "Catholic Schools Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate them as well as the importance of Catholic education. We also value community and appreciate all that ours does 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/.

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