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Here's a look at upcoming programs and events at Meridian's city, county, private and faith-based schools:
• Today – Crestwood Elementary Accelerated Reader Celebration, from 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
• Today – National Catholic Schools Week. Raise the Standards: In Our Nation
– Red, white and blue dress day – Costume contest (anything goes)
– Prayer service, flag ceremony and choir to sing patriotic songs
– Students will decorate Valentine's Day cards for military troops overseas
• Wednesday – Crestwood Elementary Accelerated Reader Celebration, from 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
• Thursday – National Catholic Schools Week. Raise the Standards: In Our Vocations
– Open House, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
– Students invite their pastors to children’s liturgy for Pastor Appreciation Day
– Refreshments served in Family Life Center following Mass
• Thursday – Poplar Springs Elementary Science Fair
• Thursday – MPSD District Reading Fair
• Friday – National Catholic Schools Week. Raise the Standards: In Our Students (Higher Education)
– Flashback to the ‘50s Dress Day – Sock Hop
– Parent-Students competitive games
– Lunch: ‘50s Diner theme
– Teachers give appreciation notes to students
• Feb. 7 – Northwest Middle School Open House for Fifth Grade Parents, 5:30 p.m.