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Prince of Peace Montessori, in 165th year, to host ‘Homestretch Celebration: Night at Races’ March 2

Prince of Peace Montessori is one of Northern Kentucky’s oldest learning institutions reaching its 165th year since its founding as St. John School in 1854.

It has offered Montessori education as the foundation of its educational excellence since 1999.

This makes good reason for celebration and contribution as Northern Kentucky’s only Catholic urban Montessori school for families with children in Pre-school through eighth grade.

The school is hosting its 34th Annual “Homestretch Celebration: Night at the Races” event to provide funding support for physical education programs, sports, extracurricular activities and scholarships.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 Doors Open at 7 p.m. Races Begin 7:30 p.m.
Where: Prince of Peace Montessori School, 625 Pike Street, Covington KY 41011
Tickets: $12 in advance at www.popcov.com (or $15 at the door) or email patrick.wilson@fuse.net for more information and group tables
Who: Must be 21 years or older. No children allowed.

The private school consists of more than 100 students of varied cultures, religions, talents, and beliefs. This year, the Diocese of Covington hired Prince of Peace’s first school principal outside the traditional Sisters of Notre Dame practice when it announced Kathy Handorf, a principal Montessori education leader, as the head.

“It is inspiring and humbling to serve as principal for one of the oldest private schools in the area with a history rich in culture, heritage and neighborhood roots,” said Handorf. “Night at the Races is one of many unique event traditions we provide that gives community members and businesses an opportunity to engage with and support the growing needs of our young people and their families.”

In efforts to support the demands of Montessori learning and education, the school has a profoundly active and engaging Parent Association. Known as the “POP PA,” parent-volunteers work around the clock through community activities, special events, social media, and their own pocketbooks to raise funds that support the education and experiential needs of the students they serve.

“Our parents are the backbone of student success and their participation in POP events are unparalleled,” said Heidi Overwine, parent association president. “We don’t receive program funding from a typical approach — the parents work tirelessly through our events like the Night at The Races, Winterfest and our award-winning Fish Frys.”

The school’s famous “Fish Frys” begin the week after Night At The Races.

Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for the state-licensed gaming night at the school online for $12. The cost for showing up at the door is $15.

About Prince of Peace Montessori School:

Facebook: PrinceOfPeaceMontessori

Twitter: @popmontessori

Website: www.popcov.com
School Principal: Ms. Kathy Handorf
Parent Association: Heidi Overwine, President; Melody Vest, Vice President; Nate Engel, Treasurer; and Nicole Frilling, Secretary

Contributions may be made to the Prince of Peace Parent Association.

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