Brandt Utrup and Claire Fuerst use toothpicks to move popcorn from one bowl to another last Thursday, Jan 30, during the Olympic relays last Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Ottawa. The school is holding numerous events as part of their Catholic School Week. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Brandt Utrup and Claire Fuerst use toothpicks to move popcorn from one bowl to another last Thursday, Jan 30, during the Olympic relays last Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Ottawa. The school is holding numerous events as part of their Catholic School Week. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

PUTNAM COUNTY — Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ottawa and St. Mary's Catholic School in Leipsic held numerous activities during Catholic Schools week, Jan. 26 through Feb. 1. St. Anthony's Catholic School in Columbus Grove will host their activities beginning Sunday, Feb. 9, with an open house.

The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2014 was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual national observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.