TK-5

The curriculum of Our Lady of Lourdes School is designed to educate the whole child and provide a solid foundation for higher Catholic education. We facilitate the child’s development by looking to emphasize the following important aspects.
  • Spiritual – by integrating Christian values throughout the curriculum.
  • Intellectual – by teaching an academic program that is both rigorous and relevant.
  • Psychological – by teaching respect for oneself and for others.
  • Social – by involving student in activities both within the Parish and in the community at large.
  • Cultural – by encouraging tolerance, acceptance and responsibility as members of the world community.
  • Physical – by valuing health, nutrition and physical activity as part of our daily lives.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes School is accredited by WASC.

Primary grades (K-5) are taught in self-contained classrooms, while middle school grades (6-8) use departmentalized scheduling.

TK

Hello! My name is Ms. Jennifer Bowers and I am the TK teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School. This is my fifth year working at Our Lady of Lourdes. I worked in first and second grade for two years and then went to work in kindergarten for another two years. I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to set up a brand new TK classroom for our wonderful Early Childhood Center.

I am also a very proud alumni of Our Lady of Lourdes. I attended OLL from first through eighth grade. My three older brothers also went to school at OLL. My family and I have always loved and believed in this school and church community. After my eighth grade graduation, I decided to return to OLL to receive my Confirmation. Even throughout high school and college, I had the desire to come back to the OLL community, and did so through volunteering and coaching volleyball for the junior high girl’s teams.

Our Lady of Lourdes is a strong and caring community that I love. I am very blessed to be able to work at the school that I was fortunate enough to attend.

You may contact me at: tkteacher@olltujunga.org  Please take this mini-tour of our new TK classroom:  OLL TK Classroom Tour

Kindergarten

Hello there! My name is Sophia Allen and I am blessed to be the Kindergarten teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes. I taught second grade for two years and had the wonderful opportunity to teach Kindergarten this year, a position I have always held close to my heart. In addition, I teach American Sign Language (ASL) to the junior high students as an elective.

I am a CSUN alumna and recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University with my Masters Degree and credential this last year.

While we pay special attention to developing academic fundamentals during our time in kindergarten, we also learn so much more! We learn how to be more independent and the importance of social skills, as well as developing skills that will help us become life-long learners. In particular, we focus on cultivating a growth mindset and the ability to think outside of the box, both of which make our brains grow “juicy” with knowledge! We also learn more about how much Jesus loves us! Students at this age are always eager to learn and I am eager to teach them. It is such a rewarding job to see students reach their potential and show excitement with learning!

Our Lady of Lourdes holds a special place in my heart because my family has been deeply rooted in this parish for many years! My aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, and myself are all alumni of O.L.L. We have seen what a loving and nurturing environment can do to help shape young minds and build character. O.L.L. is not only a school, but a community working hard with a focus of “educating the whole child,” academically, socially, morally, and spiritually.

We love this school and know that your family will too!

You may contact me at: kindergartenteacher@olltujunga.org

Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020 may be found here: Kinder Supplies 19-20

First Grade

Stephanie Humble

My name is Stephanie Humble and I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. I am proud to be the first grade teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Tujunga. I started teaching in 2014 when I earned my Masters in Elementary Education with distinction at RMIT University in Australia. I made the move to sunny Los Angeles in late 2015 and enjoy sharing my culture with the students.

I feel blessed to be here at Our Lady of Lourdes, where the students are inspiring and families offer the kindest support!  My favorite thing about teaching is helping the students I teach to grow and succeed. In first grade, this growth might mean finally reading a book independently, making a new friend who helps you when you aren’t feeling great, solving a math problem after many attempts, or knowing how to be a good listener by setting an example for others.  Whatever it is, each student comes to first grade at the beginning of the year with so much potential to learn and grow. My classroom offers a flexible seating style setup to cater for all learning styles. I feel privileged to not only help make that learning come alive, but to get to know the students along their path of growing in first grade. I am excited to meet you and your student!


Ms. Humble maintains a year-round “wish list” which items populate her classroom to benefit your child’s education (and comfort!).  Please take a look here and click: First Grade Classroom Wish List  (THANK YOU in advance!)


You may contact me at: 1stgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020:  Student Supply List Gr 1 Rev

Composition book sample see:  First Grade Book Guide

Second Grade

Pamela Flores

Dear Parents,

Hello and welcome to 2nd grade. My name is Mrs. Pamela Flores and I am so pleased to be your child’s 2nd grade teacher. Let me first start by sharing some information about myself professionally and personally. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California Northridge in 2014. I taught two years of K-2 in a Public School in Castaic, California and two years of 1st grade at Holy Family Grade School Glendale.  This is my first year at OLL and I feel so honored to be part of such a wonderful school and community.  When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family.

I am thrilled to pass my passion for learning on to my students. This year is going to be filled with lots of joy-filled learning!  I am so excited to introduce students at OLL the wonderful and blessed Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. It is my privilege and joy to be able to provide all my students with various opportunities to take ownership of their learning experiences.

As children begin their education in second grade, my goal is to encourage a balance between development of the whole child and a core of information, which helps them become competent learners. It is essential to ensure that each student is able to live a life that is engaged, meaningful, and enjoyable. My greatest hope for all my students is that they feel free to explore and grow in a happy environment that fosters kindness and acceptance.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Pamela Flores

Please feel free to contact me at: 2ndgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020 may be found here: Second Grade Supply List 2019-2020

Mrs. Flores maintains a year-round “wish list” which items populate her classroom to benefit your child’s education (and comfort!).  Please take a look here and click: Second Grade Classroom Wishlist  (THANK YOU in advance!)

Third Grade

Stacey Slater

Hello! My name is Stacey Slater, and I am the third grade teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School. This is my fourth year teaching third grade and my fifth year at Our Lady of Lourdes. I am currently working on my Masters/Credential at Loyola Marymount University.  I am thrilled to be able to continue my professional development and use all of this wonderful knowledge in my classroom.

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes School, I am also the Music Director of our middle school plays.

I look forward each year to working with the junior high kids in the musical productions and watching them sharpen their talents. I have a passion for singing and am happy to see that so many of our students do as well.

I feel truly blessed to be teaching at a Catholic elementary school where the topic of our Heavenly Father can be talked about openly everyday. I so enjoy guiding these students’ relationships and watching them grow in their walk with the Lord.

Stop by and come see us sometime!  Please feel free to contact me at 3rdgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

 

Student Supply List for 2019 – 2020 may be found here: Grade 3 Student Supplies 19-20 (1)

Ms. Slater maintains a year-round “wish list” which items populate her classroom to benefit your child’s education (and comfort!).  Please take a look here and click: Third Grade Classroom Wish List  (THANK YOU in advance!)

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Bowers

Hi.  My name is Deanna Bowers and I am the 4th grade teacher and Vice Principal at O.L.L.  I have been at this school since 1988 when my son began kindergarten. I have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl who are all O.L.L alumnus. I have a wonderful husband who worked for L.A. City Department of Animal Services for 30 years.

I received my B.S degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Later I received my Masters degree in Elementary Education at LMU and I possess a cleared California Credential.

Before I began teaching, I lived in Idaho on a sheep station. I raised over 500 orphan lambs.  As you can tell, I love animals.

I began teaching at OLL in 2000 teaching 2nd grade which I thoroughly enjoyed for 7 years and then decided to challenge myself and try 4th grade; I have been there ever since.  I was able to branch out once again last year when I was offered the Vice Principal position.

I truly believe OLL is the best school. I am so happy to be able to teach wonderful children and be a part of this community.

Classroom Supplies for 2019-2020 may be found here: Grade 4 Student Supplies 19-20

Please feel free to contact me at: 4thgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

Fifth Grade

Greetings!

Fifth Grade is an important transition from Elementary School to Junior High. As OLL’s fifth grade teacher, I approach this role with enthusiasm and a constant drive to prepare my students for a brighter future.

A solid Catholic education has always been a part of my life. In my hometown of West Covina, I received 12 years of Catholic formative education. After graduating from Bishop Amat High School, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Cal Poly University at Pomona, while also working as a teacher’s aide at the Catholic elementary school of my youth. I then went on to attend Loyola Marymount University to earn a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and my teaching credential. I was also a member of LMU’s Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education (PLACE) Corps Program, where I began my first years as a full-time teacher. I now have nine years as a Junior High teacher, as well as nine years as an Elementary School teacher.

The performing arts have always played a special role in my educational and professional life. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in drama and music programs during elementary and high school. Today, I share my excitement and passion for the performing arts as the Junior High Musical Director.

I began teaching at OLL in 2013, and my three children have been enrolled here since Kindergarten. The policies and attitudes of all the Catholic schools I have worked at have given me much experience with integrating religious values into everyday teaching. I feel blessed to pass on my own beliefs as a Catholic to be a good role model for the students and my own family.

In addition to teaching 5th grade, I am our Missions and Ministry Moderator and Director of the Junior High Musical.

My mission is to teach all those who enter my classroom that faith and hard work are the keys to success.

You may contact me at 5thgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

Supplies for 19-20 school year may be found here:  Grade 5 Student Supplies 19-20