Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

PK3 through 8th Grade

Jaguar news

Friday, January 28, 2022

Dear Parents,

As we continue this most unique school year, for you, your children and us; I want to thank you for following the changing rules on COVID. Our goal will always be to provide the safest, most “normal” experience possible, within the parameters provided by the Archdiocese of Miami. Thank you for your unyielding understanding and cooperation.

Next week, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. We have a number of activities planned for the students. I wanted to thank you for choosing a Catholic Education for your child and for entrusting their care to us.

The theme for this year is Faith. Excellence. Service. These three principles are taught on a daily basis at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School.

Once again, thank you for choosing a catholic education for your child.

God is good,

Thomas E. Halfaker
Principal

Friday, January 28, 2022

Next week, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School celebrates Catholic Schools Week. We are looking forward to a fun week of special activities with our Jaguars. Below is a schedule of activities planned.

  • Monday, 1/31/22 : DAY OF THE STUDENT
    • 8th graders will be assigned to shadow an OLOL staff member on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, 2/1/22 : FIELD DAY
    • There will be NO PE on this day.
    • All students will come to school dressed in PE uniforms and enjoy outdoor field day activities.
  • Wednesday, 2/2/22 : MASS at 9:00 a.m.
    • Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday of this week. It is PK4’s Mass. All classes will attend Mass in the church.
    • All students will enjoy an Ice Cream treat from OLOL.
  • Thursday, 2/3/22 : DAY OF THE COMMUNITY
    • Students will write uplifting letters to the sick during Religion class.
    • These letters will be delivered to patients at Baptist Hospital.
    • Dress Down - Jeans Day.
  • Friday, 2/4/22 :
    • JAGUAR SPIRIT DAY
      • Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing in school colors. (Blue, Black, White)
      • The entire school will attend a Jaguar Pep Rally on the field at 9:30 a.m.
      • The Flag Football Teams will be recognized and the Middle School Homecoming Court will be crowned.
    • PARISH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 8:00 p.m.
      • OLOL Parish Family movie night at outdoor altar. Bring your family and friends, your chairs and blankets. Join us as we Walk the Footsteps of St. Bernadette in this 1943 Oscar Winning American Movie Classic The Song of Bernadette, which follows St. Bernadette’s Blessed Life from her childhood in Lourdes to her life with the Sisters of Charity in Nevers.

Click here for the full schedule!

This week at OLOL

Friday, January 28, 2022

Our PK3 students bundled up to enjoy their recess time earlier this week and completed a fun experiment.

In PK4, students enjoyed an art activity: watercoloring snowmen.

Reviewing Social Studies Family Feud style was a great way to learn some interesting facts in 1st grade.

In 3A, students began working on their Economics unit project. They are creating their own advertising campaign to sell a good or service.

2A students were able to enjoy wonderful reading lessons outdoors this week.

5A and B girls prayed the Angelus together.

The author of the The Red Umbrella, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, spoke to the 6th graders about her book which the students read as a class. It is a moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan, an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children. She revealed a secret about her new book coming out, The Bluest Skies and its relationship to The Red Umbrella.
The 6th graders had a fun visit from Father Albert this week.

6th Graders also worked on a Google Slides presentation for the interviews they conducted this week.

The 8th graders wore gear from their favorite high schools on Monday.

In science this week, 8B students worked on science/language arts essay.

This week, Miami Prime Catering, added some new yummy lunch options to the already expansive selection. Sushi!!

28 6th Grade rollerbladers on a beautiful morning this week. The most we’ve ever had in all these years offering rollerblading as a Middle School elective.

More photos:

Jaguar Student News

Friday, January 28, 2022

Please enjoy this week’s episode of Jaguar Student News.

Raffle Tickets

Friday, January 28, 2022

Raffle Tickets are due this coming Monday, January 31st. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of 3 great prizes.

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $1,000

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.

The stubs and payment must be turned in to the school office ONLY by January 31, 2022.

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

Friday, January 28, 2022

The deadline for Re-Registration for 2022 -2023 Academic Year is right around the corner. Be sure to register by February 11, 2022 to secure your child’s spot.

If your child will not be returning for the 2022 - 2023 academic year, please notify the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Frances Osorio via email fosorio@ololjaguars.org.

Re-Registration is considered complete upon the completion of the following:

  • Online Re-Registration Form
  • Registration Payment of $275.00
  • Signed Parent Agreement returned to your child’s homeroom teacher. Both parents must sign the Parent Agreement.

Timely re-registration is essential. Without exception, re-registrations submitted after the deadline of Friday, February 11, 2022 will require a $375.00 registration payment and will be contingent on space availability.

2022-2023 Tuition Information

If you did not receive the email with the re-registration link earlier this month, please check your FACTS account and make the necessary payments. Once your account is brought current, please inform Frances Osorio via email at fosorio@ololjaguars.org in order to receive re-registration link and instructions.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Thank you for all of your hard work on the Respect LIfe Ministry’s “First Annual Archdiocesan-Wide School Baby Bottle Campaign!” With the help of the faculty, staff, and student body, Our Lady Lourdes Parish School raised a total of $4,835.86! This averages out to $10.51/student. The fifth graders raised the most overall with a total of $689.20.

Thank you for working with the ADOM’s Respect Life Ministry, promoting a culture of life and love in our school, and for raising funds to help support our pregnancy help centers and programs.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Congratulations to the boys and girls who made the Track and Field teams!

The practice schedule will be as follows:

PRIMARY, JV AND VARSITY GIRLS: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 3-4:30PM
(STARTING FEBRUARY 1)

PRIMARY, JV AND VARSITY BOYS: WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM 3-4:30PM
(STARTING FEBRUARY 2)

There will be a 15 minute grace period for pick up. At 4:45pm, any athletes not picked up will be put into aftercare and will be charged.

Please remember to have the students bring their own water bottle.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Today, our PK4 students came together to host our school mass. Kindergarten - 2nd grade students attended mass in person, as we celebrated the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Catholic Schools. Thank you to Father James for a beautiful mass and reminding us that although we all make mistakes, our teachers and parents are always here to teach us new things and help us learn from our mistakes. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who joined us as well as our students and families tuning in.

After each school mass, it is customary for teachers to recognize students for exhibiting Christian Behavior. All recipients are listed below.

Congratulations to the following students for exhibiting Christian Behaviors:

CLICK HERE to view all names.

Key Dates for the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

Friday, January 28, 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022



Looking Ahead

Monday, January 31 - February 4, 2022 Catholic Schools Week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 School Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, February 4, 2022 Jaguar Spirit Day
Early Dismissal at 12:45 p.m. for all grades.

Friday, February 11, 2022 Re-Registration Deadline for 2022 - 2023 Academic Year for Current Students.