Parochial schools all over the country are taking part in National Catholic Schools Week.
The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs for one week.
Typically schools celebrate by holding special masses, prayers, open houses and special community outreach events.
St. James Catholic School is one of seven parochial schools in Savannah that will be observing catholic schools week. They started with writing letters to soldiers and helping raise money to buy gift cards for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"The activities that we staged this week make our children more aware of who they are in the neighborhood or even at our little catholic school. It helps them to outreach, to thank their grandparents, to support the troops overseas when we write our letters, and also the fundraiser that we are going to do to help the victims of hurricane sandy." said Sister Lisa Golden.
The kids at St. James have a schedule of events to tend to this week, including a spelling bee, movie day, as well as a student teacher mass and luncheon.