The week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 is Catholic Schools Week across the United States. Catholic Schools in Cook and Lake counties will welcome the public during special open houses and will focus on the value of Catholic education with other special events in their schools throughout the week. The theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
Third-grade teacher Shannon Jordan smiles as she looks over a Valentine card student Milan Morales made for a veteran at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Chicago on Feb. 2. The students made valentines to send to veterans as part of a Catholic Schools Week activity.
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