Got Magic? Students Dress Up to Play Harry Potter Game “Quidditch”

St. Peter Interparish School in DC Hosts Annual Book Extravaganza

September 04, 2007

Watch students from St. Peter Interparish School on Capitol Hill, many in costume, play a game from the popular Harry Potter books “Quidditch” to celebrate their successful completion of the school’s summer reading program this Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the park across from the school.

“Got Magic?” is this summer’s theme. (Quidditch is a cross between soccer and kickball played in the Harry Potter books. Normally played while flying, this Friday the game will be adapted for Muggles – ordinary people who possess no magical powers.)

Friday, September 7, 2007
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. “Got Magic?” Book Extravaganza
(On school grounds and in the park across the street)
St. Peter Interparish School
422 Third Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

To encourage students to keep reading, especially those in the older grades, St. Peter Interparish School holds a book extravaganza at the beginning of the school year featuring fun and games and a dunk-tank where the eighth graders love to volunteer. The summer reading program has 95% – 97% participation.

St. Peter Interparish School is one of the oldest continuously operated Catholic elementary schools in Washington, DC. Founded in 1868, it serves four parishes in the District: St. Dominic, St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, St. Peter and St. Vincent de Paul.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 106 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 32,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. Catholic school information is online at

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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