What does a typical day or week look like for a Preschool/PreK student?

Preschool and PreK students attend for a half-day (morning is 8:30-11:30, and the afternoon is 12:20-3:20.) 2-day 3-year old Preschool students attend Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30, and 3-day 3-year old Preschool students attend Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-11:30. 4-year old PreK students attend wither a morning class from 8:30-11:30 Monday through Thursday, or an afternoon class from 12:20-3:20 Monday through Thursday. Class time involves Table Time, Large Group Time, Religion Time, Small Group Time, Center Time, Large Motor Time (outdoors or in the gymnasium), Library Time, and Computer Time. Below is an example of a morning 4-year old PreK student’s schedule:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30-8:458:30-8:458:30-8:458:30-8:45No
GreetingGreetingGreetingGreetingPreK
8:45-9:308:45-9:158:45-9:308:45-9:30on
CentersCentersCentersCentersFridays
9:30-9:509:15-9:409:30-9:509:30-9:50
Large GroupLarge GroupLarge GroupLarge GroupTeachers
9:50-10:109:40-10:009:50-10:109:50-10:10input
Snack & ChatSnack & ChatSnack & ChatSnack & Chatassessments,
10:15-10:4510:00-10:2010:15-10:4510:15-10:45plan
Large MotorLibraryTable TimeLarge Motorlessons,
10:45-11:1510:20-10:4010:45-11:1510:45-11:15and
Table TimeComputerLarge MotorTable Timereceive
11:15-11:3010:45-11:1511:15-11:3011:15-11:30professional
Prep for DismissalTable TimePrep for DismissalPrep for Dismissaldevelopment
11:15-11:30
Prep for Dismissal

What does a typical day or week look like for a primary student?

Every primary student participates in religion, reading, language arts (i.e. writing, spelling, grammar), math, science, and social studies classes. Students also participate in classes called “specials” once or twice a week, which includes physical education (P.E.), art, music, Spanish, computer, library, and guidance. Once each week, K-8 students attend Mass together. Below is an example of a third grader’s schedule:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:20-8:458:20-8:508:20-8:458:20-8:458:20-8:45
OpeningOpeningOpeningOpeningOpening
8:45-10:209:00-9:458:45-10:208:45-10:258:45-9:00
ELA/ReadingMassELA/ReadingELA/ReadingSpelling
10:25-10:559:45-10:4510:25-10:5510:30-11:009:05-9:35
MusicELA/ReadingArtMusicGuidance
11:00-11:1510:45-11:1511:00-11:1511:00-11:159:40-11:15
SpellingComputerCursiveCursiveELA/Reading
11:20-12:0011:20-12:0011:20-12:0011:20-12:0011:20-12:00
Lunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & Recess
12:00-12:3012:00-12:3012:00-12:3012:00-12:3012:00-12:30
ReligionReligionReligionReligionReligion
12:30-1:0012:30-1:4012:30-1:0012:30-1:0012:30-1:40
P.E.MathP.E.LibraryMath
1:00-2:101:40-2:101:00-2:151:00-2:101:40-2:10
MathSpanishMathMathArt
2:10-2:402:10-2:402:15-2:252:10-2:402:10-2:40
ScienceSciencePack UpScienceScience
2:40-3:102:40-3:102:302:40-3:102:40-3:10
Social StudiesSocial StudiesEarly DismissalSocial StudiesSocial Studies
3:10-3:153:10-3:153:10-3:153:10-3:15
Pack UpPack UpPack UpPack Up
3:203:203:203:20
DismissalDismissalDismissalDismissal

What does a typical day or week look like for a middle school student?

Every middle school student participates in religion, language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. Spanish is once each week for 6th graders but is every day for 7th and 8th graders. Students also participate in classes called “specials” once or twice a week, which include physical education (P.E.), art, music, specialty, guidance, study hall, band, and choir – some of which are required and some are electives. Once each week, K-8 students attend Mass together. Below is an example of a seventh grader’s schedule:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
HomeroomHomeroom/Morning MeetingHomeroomHomeroomHomeroom
8:30-8:358:30-8:558:30-8:358:30-8:358:30-8:35
MathMassMathMathMath
8:37-9:209:00-9:458:37-9:208:37-9:208:37-9:20
ReligionMathReligionReligionReligion
9:22-10:059:47-10:249:22-10:059:22-10:059:22-10:05
P.E.ReligionP.E.P.E.P.E.
10:07-10:5010:26-11:0310:07-10:5010:07-10:5010:07-10:50
ScienceArtScienceScienceScience
10:52-11:3511:05-11:4110:52-11:3510:52-11:3510:52-11:35
Social StudiesScienceSocial StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
11:37-12:2011:43-12:2011:37-12:2011:37-12:2011:37-12:20
Lunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & RecessLunch & Recess
12:20-1:0012:20-1:0012:20-1:0012:20-1:0012:20-1:00
SpanishSocial StudiesSpanishSpanishSpanish
1:02-1:451:02-1:341:02-1:451:02-1:451:02-1:45
Language ArtsSpanishLanguage ArtsLanguage ArtsLanguage Arts
1:47-2:301:36-2:081:47-2:251:47-2:301:47-2:30
Band or Study HallLanguage ArtsHomeroomBand or Study HallChoir or Study Hall
2:32-3:152:10-2:412:25-2:302:32-3:152:32-3:15
HomeroomSpecialty or Study HallDismissalHomeroomHomeroom
3:15-3:202:43-3:152:303:15-3:203:15-3:20
DismissalHomeroomDismissalDismissal
3:203:15-3:203:203:20
Dismissal
3:20

How can I ensure that my child gets a spot in the state-funded 4-year old PreK program at Lourdes? 

To be eligible, your child must be a resident of Iowa, and be four years old on or before September 15 of the school year you plan to enroll. Spots fill up quickly, so the best way to guarantee you get a spot is to enroll in our 3-year old Preschool the year prior to your child’s eligibility for the state-funded 4-year old PreK. All students enrolled in the 3-year old Preschool program (either the 2-day a week or the 3-day a week) are guaranteed placement in our 4-year old PreK the next school year.


My child has special needs. How can find out if Lourdes is a good fit? 

Our faculty and staff are equipped to serve students with a Level I Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the school day on site at Lourdes. Students in need of speech services may also be served on site at Lourdes. Lourdes consults closely with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) as well as with Bettendorf Community School District to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students. Students who have a diagnosed need but do not qualify for an IEP might be served through accommodations documented in a 504 plan, through specialized intervention, or via differentiated instructional methods. We recommend that you make an appointment with the school principal, Jennifer Alongi, to take a personalized tour of the campus and to discuss the specific needs of your child before deciding to enroll.


Does Lourdes have an enrichment program? 

Yes. Lourdes provides structured enrichment classes for students who need a challenge beyond their typical classroom. Additionally, Lourdes is equipped to assess the whole child to determine if single-subject or whole-grade acceleration is recommended – a team study that involves a large amount of input from parents, as well as from teachers and the student. 


Does Lourdes have a hot lunch program? 

Yes. Lourdes provides a nutritious, balanced hot meal each day for $3.15 to any K-8 student who wishes to order lunch in the morning. Lunches are also provided and included in the fee for full-time Lourdes Little Lancer (LLL) Care Preschool and PreK students. A monthly lunch calendar detailing the menu each day is published and posted on our website in advance. A paper copy of the lunch calendar is also sent home with each family in advance.