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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week: Local Guide

A schedule of the week's activities at OLP, OLL and St. Thomas.

Sunday kicks off Catholic Schools Week across the country.

Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook, Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne and St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead will all be participating in this annual national effort to celebrate and bring awareness to Catholic education.

Throughout the week, these local Catholic schools will be hosting a bevy of activities and opening their doors to the families of both current and prospective students to showcase what they have to offer. 

Here's a schedule of the programs planned for the week at all three schools.

Sunday, Jan. 27

  • 9:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) Church followed by open house at OLL School. Visit classrooms, tour the school building and see all the engaging exhibits created by OLL's talented students! 
  • 9:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Peace (OLP) Church to kick-off Catholic Schools Week
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Open House at OLP School. Visit classrooms, tour the building, have your questions answered and enjoy refreshments. Tours begin in Auditorium.
  • 10:30 am Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
  • 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Open House at St. Thomas the Apostle School. Come see the school's awesome SMART boards, new computer lab and worldwide learning in action. Open to current and prospective students and their families.

Monday, Jan. 28:

  • 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten Classroom Visitations at OLP School: Parents and their children can visit nursery, Pre-K and K classrooms in action from 
  • Crazy Socks Day at OLL School
  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Open School and Classroom Tours at St. Thomas: Open to prospective students and their families.

Tuesday, Jan. 29:

  • 12:45 p.m. Special Persons Day at OLP School: Students in grades K-3 choose a "Special Person" in their life to visit their classroom and be their guest at a musical presentation. (Admission by ticket ONLY.)
    Special people are asked to arrive at 12:45 p.m.Classroom visits will be held from 12:45-1 p.m. and the musical presentation at 1 p.m. Refreshments will follow.
  • Free Dress Down Day at OLL School and Singing Bus Driver for Grades K-3

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • Sports Day at OLL School (Grades 6-8) and Game Day (Grades K-5)
  • OLP Grades 6, 7, 8 trip to NYC to see "Newsies" on Broadway

Thursday, Jan. 31:

  • Movie Day at OLL School
  • 11:15 a.m. Kids Are Special Day at OLP School: ALL students are provided a Wendy's Lunch as a treat, courtesy of the Parents Association
  • Student Appreciation Day at St. Thomas the Apostle: Morning shows and lunch provided from the Parents' Club.
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Brain Challenge Assembly in OLP School Auditorium
  • 7:30 p.m. 8th Grade Pin Ceremony in Our Lady of Peace Church

Friday, Feb. 1:

  • 9 a.m. First Friday Mass at OLL Church; Early Dismissal and Teacher's Appreciation Luncheon
  • 9 a.m. Last Day of Catholic Schools Week Closing Mass at OLP Church: All students K-8 
  • 10 a.m. Math Bee at OLP: Participants from Grades 4-8 who qualified will participate in Bee in Auditorium
  • Principal for the Day and Dress Down Day at St. Thomas; Early Dismissal and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  • OLP  Teacher Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Parents Association
  • 7 p.m. Supermarket Bingo at OLP Auditorium. Open to all families.

Do you currently attend Catholic School or are you a graduate? Tell us what you like/liked about the experience in the comments space below.

Julie O'Connell January 26, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Thanks Tara for sharing the good news about Catholic Schools Week! I am a graduate of Catholic School- 1st grade through Graduate School and I am proud that my children attend Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook. Catholic Education provides my children with an excellent education as well as helping them to grow spiritually and morally in this challenging world.

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