On October 31, Villa Maria Academy Lower School hosted its annual Mission Day event. Mission Day is a tradition at Villa Maria Academy where the eighth graders host a celebration around Halloween to raise money in support of a local charity. This year, Mission Day raised $over $2,300 for the IHM Literacy Centers and collected a large amount of paper towels and toilet paper for the Outreach House of St. James Episcopal Church in Collegeville thanks to the support of students and their families.
During Mission Day, the eighth-grade students dress in costume based on the theme of the event – this year it was celebrating the decades, host games, offer face painting, stories, karaoke and prizes at the gift walk in a carnival-like style event. Each grade from K-8 has the opportunity to visit and enjoy the festivities.
Thank you to the eighth-grade students and their teachers for planning such a fun morning for our school. And thank you to all the parent volunteers who assisted with the event. And to the many families who contributed with donations and gifts, we truly appreciate your support. Mission Day is just one of many ways Villa Maria Academy is committed to empowering young women to give back to their local community.