Our Lady of Peace Catholic School in Darien is offering its first hot lunch program in the school's 50-year-history.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As summer winds down, Patch shares beginning-of-school-year info.
Hey, parents – if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get your kids registered for school, pay the fees and do some last-minute back-to-school shopping. And kids, it’s time to make the most of the waning lazy days of summer. So, get ready to meet your new teachers, greet your old friends, make some new ones – and to begin filling your brains with knowledge. School begins in just a couple of weeks. Here’s some information to help get you started for the 2012-13 school year. Mark DeLay Elementary School (grades K-2) Address: 6801 Wilmette Ave., Darien Phone: 630-852-0200 Principal: Lisa Kompare Lace Elementary School (grades 3-5) Address: 7414 Cass Ave., Darien Phone: 630-968-2589 Principal: Martin Casey Eisenhower Junior High …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Kids found out class assignments and celebrated their return to classes Monday with a party in the Our Lady of Peace parking lot.
Classes at Our Lady of Peace start Wednesday, but the students arrived early for a special celebration Monday. During the first Back to School Bash, the kids found out their class assignments, chowed down on hot dogs and busted a move on the dance floor.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The kids showed off their skills during a talent show Friday.
More than two dozen Our Lady of Peace students showcased their considerable skills Friday during the school's talent show. The kids danced, sang and even performed comedy skits for the audience of peers and parents. Below, watch a sampling of the acts.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Our Lady of Peace Church in Darien wants to reach out to those who are distanced from their faith.
Deacon Larry Fudacz from Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church knows that nonpracticing Catholics have a personal reason for distancing themselves from their faith. And he knows that those reasons could range from a particular experience within the church or just be the result of a life event such as illness, hardship or the death of a loved one. But some of those individuals have a desire to return to their faith but aren’t sure of the best route to take. The Catholics Returning Home program offers a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment for people who want to express their reasons for leaving in front of lay people, or non-clergy. The program also offers guidance about the best way individuals can progress forward in their faith. The…
Friday, January 21, 2011
Fifth-graders from Lace Elementary School and Our Lady of Peace celebrated their successful completion of the DARE program.
Fifth-graders from Lace Elementary School and Our Lady of Peace gathered with their parents to celebrate their pledge to remain drug free as they graduated from the DARE program. Clad in t-shirts covered in each others’ autographs, the students got encouragement from Darien Police Chief Robert Pavelchik, Lace band teacher and administrative intern Joey Bonanotte, students at Hinsdale South and their DARE instructor, Officer Nick Skweres. “A lot of you thought you were just learning about drugs, alcohol and tobacco,” Skweres said. “But it was more than that.” Skweres explained that the program also gave students the tools to deal with bullying and over-the-counter or prescription medication, which though legal, can be just as dangerous as …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Indian Prairie Library’s Food for Fines program gives back to the community one can at a time.
Even though most patrons donate nonperishable food items to Indian Prairie Public Library's Food for Fines program so they get a $1 off their fine for each good, Barb Keleher of Darien donates a grocery bag full of food every year—even though she has no fines. "Some people just donate, like I had a lady today who only owed $2, but she gave me five items," said Debra Sheehan, the Darien library's department head of circulation. This year Food for Fines ran from Dec. 4-9. Although some residents donate without a fine, Sheehan remembers one patron last year who owed more than $200 in fines. That resident brought in cases of food. Each year, residents constantly ask Sheehan when and whether they'll be doing the Food for Fine Program again…
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The most popular stories on Darien Patch during November.
November was a busy month for the City of Darien as well as all of us here at Darien Patch, which celebrated its one-month anniversary Monday. Take a peek back at the most popular stories on Darien Patch during the past four weeks. 10. Man Charged in Triple Murder Seeks Visitation Rights with Son Johnny Borizov, the Willow Springs man charged in connection with the March murder of three members of a Darien family, requested visitation rights with his 21-month-old son. DuPage Circuit Court Judge Daniel Guerin will hear arguments from the prosecution against that motion Dec. 16, according to the State's Attorneys Office. 9. Parents Experience A Day in the Life at Cass Jr. High Kids got to show their parents how tough it can be to switch …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
An honored citizen, dedicated volunteers and a generous community feed the hungry at Our Lady of Peace Church.
Thirty five volunteers spent their Saturday morning at Our Lady of Peace sorting almost 7,000 pounds of non-perishable food items collected by students at Hinsdale South High School. They came to support the pantry's efforts, as well as the dedication of one special man. Paul Brachle has been heading the food pantry since 1992. He has served parishioners as Deacon since 1985. And in February, a committee voted Brachle Darien Citizen of the Year for being "in a separate category of the extraordinarily generous and compassionate." "It was a wonderful honor," Brachle modestly said. His wife of 53 years, Marilyn, with whom he has eight children and 15 grandchildren, and daughter Terry described him as a man who feels humbled being in …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Students in the National Honor Society and Key Club at Hinsdale South High School are wrapping up their 26th Annual Food Drive with a goal to collect 20,000 pounds of food for local food pantries.
Hinsdale South surpassed its goal of collecting 20,000 pounds of food during its annual food drive - and that was before the last day of the drive even started. Over the course of just four days, students, community members and local businesses contributed approximately 21,000 pounds of food to the school's 26th Annual Food Drive. The drive officially ran from November 8-12 and collected food for three local pantries. Sponsored by the Hinsdale South High School National Honor Society and Key Club, the food drive is primarily a student-driven effort, according to Matt Swedko, technology education instructor and Key Club sponsor at Hinsdale South. Swedko said things started a little slower this year, partly because the groups moved the dates…