St. Joseph Catholic School in Beltsville Opens with Celebration & Garden Art

August 21, 2007

A new outdoor display, “Garden of Giving,” will be shown off at St. Joseph Catholic School’s opening celebration on Tuesday, September 4. The art display is designed to look like a flower garden and is fashioned to honor the generous parents who contributed to the purchase of new playground equipment.

A morning assembly will introduce two new teachers, Peter Brock and Peggy Clarke, and give out surprise awards to a parent volunteer and a staff member.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Assembly Celebration
St. Joseph’s School
11011 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD 20705

St. Joseph’s has an award-winning pre-kindergarten program and quite a diverse student population with approximately 15% Hispanic students, 20% Asian students and 25% African students. Principal Michael O’Loughlin (301-937-7154) describes his school as positive and affirming.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 105 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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