Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

PK3 through 8th Grade

Jaguar news

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fellow Jaguars,

Thanksgiving. One simple word. So many different meanings.

It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest. It is celebrated, by similar names around the world in October and November. In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.

But this year 2020? Thankful?

Human nature is to gravitate towards the negative. When we look in a mirror at our entire face, we tend to focus on the little pimple in the middle of our forehead. 2020 has been like that, it seems as if it is more and more bad news everyday, it seems like the entire year has been a disaster; it hasn’t. That’s the trap.

If you take a moment to think about it; you can find some positives for this year. Embrace the positive. Life is hard, try not to spend time focusing on the negative.

Give Thanks, Sing Praises, Choose Love.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving.

God is good.

Thomas E Halfaker
Principal

Friday, November 13, 2020

As the holidays approach, it is extremely important that while we enjoy these holiday activities, we take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19. The CDC has published recommendations that highlight the critical precautions that should be taken to ensure the safety of all.

Please click here to read and become familiar with these recommendations.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Student picture day is scheduled for Thursday, 12/3/2020. All orders must be placed no later than December 3rd. These portraits will be taken by a HJMiami Photo Professional School Photographer and are a great way to preserve your child’s school memories. Orders will be online only.

Click here to access the link to order portraits.

What to wear on Picture Day?

All students are expected to be well groomed and wearing the official school uniform.

  • PK3 – 7th grade students will wear their regular school uniform on this day. This is the photo that will appear in the 2021 yearbook.
  • 8th graders will be required to wear their formal Mass uniform under the cap/gown (provided by OLOL).
    • Boys – dress shirt and tie
    • Girls button down blouse

This is their graduation portrait which will appear in our 2021 yearbook.
*Students on campus will follow the schedule given to their teachers.

Instructions for Virtual Students:

Virtual students will have their portrait taken on 12/3 in the school cafeteria between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

  • Parents will enter the parking lot through the Southwest gate on 142nd Ave, closest to the pineland preserve.
  • Please do NOT exit the car until instructed to do so. Students will be directed to enter the cafeteria using the SW cafeteria door closest to the parking lot.
  • After the photo is taken, students will exit the NW cafeteria door and get back into their car. Cars will exit the gate on 112th Street.

See the map for a visual description.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Click here to watch the video on our Virtual Tour page.

This year’s virtual Open House on Saturday, November 14th, began with this video showcasing our campus and school mission. Following the premiere of the video, parents were invited to a private zoom meeting with Mrs. Sanchez. If you know of someone who would like to join the Jaguar Family, you can share the open house video and direct them to our Virtual Tour page on our website.

Enjoy OLOL’s 2020 Virtual Open House video!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes Stakeholders,

Drum roll please… The final numbers are in; we, you, your children, co-workers, extended family, friends and strangers helped to raise $26,197.36.

Albeit not reaching our goal, you did a Great job Jaguar Nation!

These funds will be used to help upgrade COVID-19 Technology and Safety Materials at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School.

Thank you. Thank you and thank you again for making this not only a profitable fundraiser but also a community builder.

This Week at OLOL

Friday, November 20, 2020

Click here to view the photo albums in the Jaguar News in our website.

Special deliveries have taken place all around town these past 2 days. Prospective students who registered and attended the Virtual Open House on November 14th received a Jaguar surprise delivered by our staff.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is now accepting orders for commercial or personal dedications/ads to be included in the 2020-2021 yearbook, which will be published in May 2021. Each student and staff member will receive a copy of the yearbook. Please choose photos, documents, and images and begin working on your message. Space is limited, so don’t be left out. Please see Yearbook Ad/Dedication Contract for instructions and pricing details.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Raffle tickets were distributed this week along with a letter from Msgr. Schwanger regarding the parish festival raffle to our campus students. Every school family is responsible for selling $150.00 in raffle tickets. The tickets need to be paid before they are entered into the raffle. Please do not send cash with the students.Virtual students need to come by the office and pick them up between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The deadline to turn in the tickets is January 31, 2021.

The stubs and payment must be turned in to the school office so the payment can be applied to your invoice. If the stubs are turned in at any location other than the school, such as the parish office, the tent after mass, the gift shop, etc., the school will require proof of payment in order to credit your invoice. Please make sure to obtain proof of payment such as a cancelled check, credit card receipt or cash receipt. Otherwise, you will be responsible for paying $150.00 for the school’s invoice.

Thank you in advance for your support of this parish fundraiser.

Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Monday, November 23 - 27, 2020 - No Classes Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • Monday, November 30, 2020 - Classes resume
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Picture Day
  • Friday, December 4, 2020 - Early Dismissal at 12:40 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 - ADOM Catholic High School Entrance Exam

Appreciation Treat

Friday, November 20, 2020

Today our teachers and staff received a special dessert from Betsy Alvarez and Ana Kopec, Jaguar parents to enjoy over the Thanksgiving Break. Thank you for your recognition and support always. We are truly appreciative of this gesture.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Please note that the NEW school office hours will be from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. until further notice. We ask that you conduct business via phone or email us with any questions or concerns. We are limiting face to face interactions; and ask that you do not “just drop by”. There is a large mailbox that has been installed outside the main office in the breezeway. If you need to drop off correspondence, you may do so there. This mailbox will be checked daily.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Jaguar families now have the opportunity to purchase Jaguar Gear directly from the online store. Dri fit shirts, caps, masks are all available on the online store. We invite you to visit the store which is also accessible under Quicklinks on the school website’s homepage. Orders placed will be ready for pick up in the school office on Fridays.