The SAC at Lourdes exists to assist the pastor and principal in the educational mission of the parish school. The School Advisory Council shall use discernment and consensus in assisting and advising the pastor and the principal. In the Archdiocese of Denver, all counsels are advisory in nature.
Please feel free to contact the SAC members via fastdirect with any information that would be helpful in promoting the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. SAC members for the 2012-2013 school year are: Rosemary Anderson (School Principal) Monsignor Peter Quang (Pastor) Tim Gray (development), Jared Staudt (Academic Adviser), Darien Nastri, Michelle Dowling, and Michelle Caruso (Marketing and Enrollment)
To view our updated volunteer opportunity schedule visit our sign up page at www.signupgenius.com
Traffic supervision is needed both in the morning and after school. If you sign up for morning duty, you will need to report to the school grounds by 7:30a.m., to stand at the front of the drop off line to make sure our students are getting quickly and safely out of the cars. This duty occasionally requires the recording of license plates of drivers who disobey rules and/or crash the lines for no reason (as in high school drivers or delivery people who occasionally tear through the parking lot as a short cut between lliff and Warren.) Morning traffic duty ends by 8:00a.m. Afternoon traffic duty is similar, beginning at 2:55p.m., and ending at 3:15p.m., at the latest. It requires making sure the pick up rules are kept and that the children safely leave the grounds or get to LASER by 3:15p.m.
Hot lunch prep/ service people arrive at the kitchen on hot lunch days by 10:30 a.m., to make sure the meals are heated, if necessary, and that the kitchen is set up for serving the students in time for lunch. Clean up from this duty is usually completed by 12:00 p.m. Folks in charge of this operation will set duties for those helping out.
Coaching is a many-splendored responsibility. Competitive sports offered at Our Lady of Lourdes include baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball. Though the Catholic Schools Athletic League offers organized team play only for grades 5 & 6, 7 & 8, we enter teams into the instructional leagues available for third and fourth graders when we have the opportunity.
Selling Scrip or Grocery Certificates is a fund-raiser for the school. Instead of using cash or a check at the grocery store, (King Soopers, Safeway, Vitamin Cottage, Sunflower Market, Starbucks, Tonys), use scrip and our school earns 3-7% of your grocery purchase and it costs the buyer nothing else. Volunteers are needed to sell Scrip after weekend Masses.
Room Parents assist teachers with different activities throughout the year. Room parents work with teachers to plan holiday parties, field trips, and special classroom activities. Room parents also prepare a classroom basket for the silent auction (the school’s major fund-raising event).
All parent volunteers must take the Safe Environment Training course offered through the diocese. There is no charge for attending the class and certificates will be given after every class for you to bring to the school. For a list of upcoming trainings please visit
For more information regarding parent volunteer and/ or questions regarding the parent and school community please contact Liz Myers, president of the Home and School Association.