Loyola Parents Association (LPA) President
Welcome to Loyola! You have made a great choice for your child’s education, and we are thrilled to welcome you to the Flyer Family. The next four years will be busy, challenging, rewarding and quick for both you and your child, and the LPA is here to help guide and support you every step of the way.
Throughout the year, the LPA sponsors events and raises funds which support the students, faculty and administration of Loyola and which in turn bolsters the mission of Loyola to create men and women of conscience, character and compassion. We also strive to build a strong sense of community among our students and their families throughout their years at Loyola and to that end, we encourage your involvement. One of the things that makes Loyola such an amazing place is the support and participation of the parents. The minute your child becomes a Flyer, your family automatically becomes a member of the LPA, and we hope you will find a way to volunteer and participate as well. Click the volunteer tab above to learn of some of the many ways you can become involved in the LPA.
This parent page was designed to provide you with information you may find useful throughout the year and will be constantly updated with important dates and links to LPA sponsored events such as the Back to School Pep Rally and Picnic, the Style Show, Trivia Night and more. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, try the “Search Site” link above or simply reach out to me or any one of the committee members for additional information. See a list of our officers above as well as the list of meeting dates.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events listed below as well as our monthly LPA meetings. We truly hope you can attend a meeting throughout the year. The meetings are brief but informative and a great way to meet other parents. Our first event of the year will be a fun-filled Back to School Pep Rally and Picnic on August 18th at 5:30 in the Gym. We hope you to see you there! Click here to purchase tickets.
Finally, I look forward to meeting you soon and truly hope you have a wonderful 2019-2020 school year. I have heard it said and believe it true, that many hands make light the work. I hope you will choose to become involved in the LPA. We are glad you’re here. GO FLYERS!!
Amy Watkins, LPA 2019-20 President
LCP Parent’s Association Board 2018-2019
Amy Watkins, President
Ann Harvey, Vice President
Laura Shahrdar, Secretary
Katherine Webb, Treasurer
Please click here to view class representatives and committee leaders.
New Student Orientation (9:00-12:00)
Back to School Night (5:30-7:30)
Back to School Dance
Back to School Pep Rally and Picnic (5:30-6:45)
Homecoming Pep Rally
Style Show Preview Party
Catholic Schools Week
LPA Committee Descriptions
Casino Night: (Senior only event) Casino Night is a tradition celebrated by seniors and their parents and is held on graduation night from 11:00pm to 3:00am. This event is fun and keeps our graduates safe. Students play various casino-style games using play money. After the games are over, students are served breakfast while parents determine the rankings of the students by their winnings. Each graduate goes home with a prize.
Catholic Schools Week: A week is set aside in January or February to reinforce the meaning of Catholicism and its values. Activities are planned for the students throughout the week including a guest speaker and a mass with all Catholic Schools in Shreveport. A lunch is served for the teachers one day.
Class Representatives: Each class has two representatives who serve as “room parents” and assist with various activities throughout the school year. These activities include assisting with class retreats, Teacher Appreciation Week and arranging for volunteers and chaperones when needed. Each grade is also assigned a specific event to “host” for the school.
Freshman: Host and assist the administration with the Freshman Fire-Up, an event for incoming freshman held in May of each year. Coordinate homecoming activities for the freshman including location for pre-event pictures, dinner, the homecoming dance, and post-event breakfast, plus bus transportation to each activity.
Sophomore: Sophomore reps serve as chairs for the Kickoff Supper held in August. Sophomore parents do all the planning, preparation, and serving. This event serves as an opportunity to socialize with new families and old friends after school has started. There is also a mini all-sports pep rally to get us in the Flyer spirit before football begins. Volunteers are needed for set up, decorations and serving. Clean-up is usually done by the Key Club for service hours.
Junior: Help the Trivia Night chairperson organize Junior Parent volunteers for Trivia Night, a night of trivia for parents, faculty, alumni and guests in which dinner is served and cash prizes are awarded. No students are allowed.
Senior: Assist the Casino Night Chairman with the Seniors’ farewell event.
Comfort and Care: This is a support system for the Loyola family providing comfort and care during times of emergency or crisis. The LPA provides meals, cards, or other expressions of our concerns. Volunteers are called upon as needed.
Homecoming: This committee plans Homecoming festivities associated with the pep rally, court publicity and court presentations. This includes hanging banners in the gym for the pep rally on Thursday then transporting those banners to Messmer Stadium for the game on Friday. Additional duties include decorating the gym for the court presentation, decorating the platform located at the stadium for court seating, planning for and coordinating any half-time decorations for the court presentations.
Hospitality: This committee is responsible for the show of appreciation given to our teachers and staff during the school year. It includes the organization of meals, parties and gifts for the faculty and staff during the Christmas holidays, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Back to School Week. Volunteers are needed during these times to set-up, provide desserts, host events and clean up.
Moms in Prayer: A prayer support group open to anyone who wishes to pray for our students, faculty, administration and parents. It meets on Fridays at 1:00pm in the Chapel in the Residence Building.
Rosary Group: This group is open to all and prays the rosary for the needs of the students, administration, faculty and parents. It meets on Fridays at 11:30 in the Chapel in the Residence Building.
Special Events: This committee helps serve refreshments for various school events such as nighttime Parent’s Association Meetings, Preview Nights, Career Day, College Fair, and any other special events that arise.
Style Show: The Loyola Style Show is a time honored tradition honoring the senior class. It is LPA’s biggest fundraiser, usually held in early November. The senior class models clothing provided by local retailers in a style show setting. This is a large production and the chairmen set up their own committees to handle all event functions.
Trivia Night: This event is a Junior Class function and LPA’s second largest fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for planning, hosting and clean-up. Trivia night is designed to be a fun, friendly atmosphere for adults to socialize while engaging in good-natured competition for the support of our school.
Uniform Closet: This committee maintains gently worn donated uniforms in the Anderson building which are available to be purchased during school hours for a nominal fee. Items accepted include blazers, polos, khaki skirts, and ties.