Catholic Schools Week is here, and the community in Lynbrook is thrilled to participate.
The week is a national celebration for Catholic elementary schools that acknowledges "the importance of Catholic education and the many important people who make it so successful."
Events kicked off on Sunday with an open house, where many of the students perform various roles at mass and giving tours to prospective parents. On Tuesday, the students in grades K-3 take part in the long standing tradition of . Each child has the opportunity to select a "special person" in their life to invite to their classroom and musical presentation.
"We are grateful for an amazing Pastor, Msgr. William Breslawski, our wonderful principal, Sr. Mary Dowden and our very dedicated Faculty and Staff," said OLP parent and organizer, Julie O'Connell. "It is a week to highlight and acknowledge a community that works together to educate the whole child in the spirit of service and compassion."
Wednesday is another favorite of the students, called "Kids Are Special Day."
"This day highlights the wonderful students we have at Our Lady of Peace," O'Connell said. "Everyone is treated to a Wendy's lunch and ice pops. In addition, students in Grades 6-8 will be treated to an 80's themed DJ for some fun."
On Thursday, all the students get to participate in Crazy Hat and Sock Day. Also, grades K-5 will be treated to a fun food nutrition assembly called "Broccoli Rob."
Grades 4-8 also participate in the annual Math Bee. Selected students compete and the other students support their classmates. Finally, on Friday, the week concludes with a special mass for all the students at 9:30am. The administration, teachers and staff are treated to a special luncheon by the Parents Association.
The final night activity is , a fun way to wrap up a busy Catholic Schools Week.
"Anyone is welcome and it is a fun night for children and adults. Everyone plays Bingo to win groceries, that have been generously donated by parents in the school," O'Connell said.
In addition there are raffle baskets to win and a grand prize of membership to The Wildlife Conservation Society. There will be snacks and drinks for sale and the event is "Allergy Friendly" and has many safe snack choices for those with food allergies. Doors open at 6:30pm and costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.