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Paz the “Pavo de gracias” (Gratitude Turkey) made an appearance again this year in the middle-school hallway.  Paz is Spanish for peace, and his “plumas” (feathers) are made up of the hands of our middle schoolers and are covered with things for which our students are grateful. 

This year, we at Lourdes are thankful for the earnestness of our students, the support of our school families, and the unwavering, unfaltering love of Jesus, though who all blessings flow.

Paz the “Pavo de gracias” (Gratitude Turkey) made an appearance again this year in the middle-school hallway. Paz is Spanish for peace, and his “plumas” (feathers) are made up of the hands of our middle schoolers and are covered with things for which our students are grateful.

This year, we at Lourdes are thankful for the earnestness of our students, the support of our school families, and the unwavering, unfaltering love of Jesus, though who all blessings flow.
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We know that our students will miss the experience of having our annual St. Nicks Shop in the building, and our volunteers will miss it too! We have found a family-owned business in Texas that, for 14 years, has supplied gifts for in-school St. Nicks Shops. When the pandemic began, they knew that an online platform would be necessary... introducing, Penguin Patch! 

Penguin Patch is a 100% optional for Lourdes families to participate in.
Go to: www.shop.penguinpatch.com and search for Our Lady of Lourdes, in the Find My School box, to begin shopping. 

We are excited to provide a Covid-safe shopping experience for our students!

Check your students backpack for a flyer with more info!

We know that our students will miss the experience of having our annual St. Nick's Shop in the building, and our volunteers will miss it too! We have found a family-owned business in Texas that, for 14 years, has supplied gifts for in-school St. Nick's Shops. When the pandemic began, they knew that an online platform would be necessary... introducing, Penguin Patch!

Penguin Patch is a 100% optional for Lourdes families to participate in.
Go to: www.shop.penguinpatch.com and search for Our Lady of Lourdes, in the "Find My School" box, to begin shopping.

We are excited to provide a Covid-safe shopping experience for our students!

Check your student's backpack for a flyer with more info!
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Lourdes Catholic School serves grades preschool through 8th in the Quad Cities area. The state-accredited school, established in 1919, has a long commitment to excellence in faith-based, Catholic education. Here is why Lourdes is such a great investment in your child… Read More by clicking the button below.
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From the Principal

Dear Families, At last week's Scott County Health Department meeting with local school leaders, Dr. Katz was vocal about the terrible spread of Covid-19 in our community right now. However, he also couched this with the assertion that schools are the safest places for students because of the high degree of compliance with measures that are known to stop or reduce spread (masking, sanitizing, and social distancing.) Dr. Katz shared this article with us, so I thought I would share it with you. At this time, Lourdes is keeping a close eye on our own Covid-19 cases (still only two - one student and one staff), at how many Lourdes staff and students are quarantining due to a family member or being a close contact, and at the amount of spread occurring in Scott County. We will keep you informed if any decisions are being considered to change our instructional model. Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread outside of school. Which brings me to what I feel could be the elephant in the room.... Thanksgiving! Traditionally, many of us get together with out of town members of the family, sit close together around a long table, piled with delicious food, talking, laughing, eating....You can see how in our Covid-19 world that this makes me nervous for Monday, November 30th. What will students and staff be bringing into our clean and sanitized school on Monday? I am requesting that if you are going to be around people outside of your household for Thanksgiving break, without social distancing and masking, please consider keeping your children home for the first week back (11/30-12/4) to ensure that they do not develop Covid-19 symptoms. Thank you for your consideration. (Who ever thought you would hear Ms. Alongi encouraging you to keep your kids home from school?!) I know many of you are thankful that you can afford to pay the tuition to send your children to Lourdes. We want Lourdes to be affordable for anyone who desires a Catholic education. To this end, each year, the Mississippi Valley STO (MVSTO) collects charitable donations to help families of modest means wishing to send their children to Lourdes. If you pay Iowa income taxes, we are asking you to consider a gift to the MVSTO. Your gift will qualify for a 65% direct tax credit on your Iowa return. Those who itemize are also able to deduct the remaining 35% of their gift on their federal tax return. This is the most tax efficient gift available to Iowa taxpayers! For 2020, Iowa is allowing the MVSTO to receive $1,324,000 in gifts eligible for tax credits...but here's the kicker....we only have until December 31st to reach this goal. More than 51 students at Lourdes Catholic School are currently receiving tuition grants through this program and we desperately want to be able to continue to help all of them as well as a few others. The need has never been greater than it is this year. If you would like more information, please check out mvsto.org or email Liz Powers. Thank you for your consideration. Just as we are keeping kids safe from Covid-19, we also care about their safety in our busy parking lot. Beginning this afternoon, we are strictly implementing additional safety measures at dismissal time in the afternoon. First, when parking in the parking lot at dismissal, all cars parked in center spots should park ONLY with your windshield facing south (toward the river), and plan to exit your spot promptly driving ONLY FORWARD and NEVER IN REVERSE. If you think you might be staying a little later, please consider parking along the fence line, so that all cars who need to exit promptly do not have any impediment. We know it's a little further to walk, but we believe that this is the safest solution that provides for the diverse needs at pick up time, and we appreciate the sacrifice for the sake of safety. Second, the “coned” area is to prevent cars from driving through that area - it is not to keep parents “out” - in fact, we WANT parents to enter into the coned area, or even into the courtyard area to pick up each child. We are calling the coned area and the courtyard the SAFETY ZONE. Staff will no longer be allowing students (of any age - preschool through 8th grade) to leave the SAFETY ZONE if they see parents waving from their cars. All PS-8 students will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian before they will be permitted to leave the SAFETY ZONE. This will help ensure more than one set of eyes in the parking lot on each child, AND keep kids from running near moving vehicles. Thank you for following these rules to keep our children safe. This week, take some time to reflect upon the following words from the Gospel of Matthew: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me. Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me. ~ Matthew 25: 35 and 40 Here are some events to remember this week: Monday, Nov.16 9:00 AM Mass – Mrs. Burman’s homeroom 3:25-4:05 PM Student Council Tuesday, Nov.17 9:00 AM Mass – Mrs. Camarena’s homeroom 6:00 PM Board of Education Zoom Meeting Wednesday, Nov.18 9:00 AM Mass – 5th-8th Group B (Group A livestream) 2:30 PM K-8 Early Dismissal 6:30PM 2nd grade ~ Virtual First Reconciliation Workshop Thursday, Nov.19 9:00 AM Mass – Ms.Snyder’s homeroom Friday, Nov.20 9:00 AM Mass – Mrs. Holmes’ homeroom Saturday, Nov.21 4:30PM Saint John Vianney Mass 5:00 PM Our Lady of Lourdes Mass Sunday, Nov.22 - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 8:00 AM Our Lady of Lourdes Mass 8:30 AM St. John Vianney Mass 10:30 AM Our Lady of Lourdes Mass 11:00 AM St. John Vianney Mass 5:00 PM Our Lady of Lourdes Mass Upcoming Events (Save-the-Dates): November 23-24 No Preschool/PreK Classes, Parent/Teacher Conferences November 25-27 No School - Thanksgiving Have a faith-filled week!
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The Home & School Association is our version of the PTA. Everyone is a member of this organization, and all are welcome and encouraged to get involved. We work with the LCS Board of Education to help maintain and improve the engagement and experience of our families. The Home & School Association coordinates volunteers, fundraising activities, and events for our school.
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