Each grade has two representatives who serve as the “room parents” and assist with various activities throughout the school year. These activities include providing snacks/drinks for class retreats, organizing lunch one day during Teacher Appreciation Week and arranging for volunteers and chaperones as needed. Each grade is also assigned a specific event to “host”.
Freshman Class: Freshman parents assist with Freshman Fire-Up, usually held in late April. They also coordinate homecoming activities for the freshman class, including a pre-dance dinner, transportation and post-dance breakfast.
Sophomore Class: Sophomore parents are in charge of the Back to School Prayer Service/ Picnic.
Junior Class: Junior parents are in charge of Trivia Night, which requires many parent volunteers.
Senior Class: Senior parents are in charge of Casino Night. Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success.
Committees and Events
Back to School Pep Rally and Picnic
To kick off the school year, the LPA will host a pep rally in the Gym on August 18 at 5:30 pm. followed by a picnic on the Loyola campus. This is a new event that we hope everyone will attend. Sophomore parents will organize, decorate and provide volunteers as needed.
(Senior only event) Casino night is a Loyola tradition for seniors and is held after graduation from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. Students play various casino-style games with play money. At the end of the evening students are served breakfast and based on their winnings, get to choose from great prizes. Each graduate goes home with a prize with a minimum value of $100.
Catholic Schools Week
A week in January or February is set aside to reinforce the meaning and values of Catholicism. Activities are planned for students, including a guest speaker and a special mass. Lunch is served for the teachers one day.
Comfort and Care
This committee provides support for the Loyola family during times of sickness, death, healing, emergency or crisis. The LPA provides meals, cards or other expressions of concern. Volunteers are called upon as needed to help.
Homecoming (Sept. 19-21)
This committee plans festivities associated with the homecoming court presentation and pep rally, including hanging banners in the gym for the Thursday evening pep rally and then at Messmer Stadium for the game on Friday. Additional duties include decorating the gym for the presentation of the court, decorating the platform at the game for court seating and planning/ coordinating decorations for the half-time presentation of the court.
This committee is responsible for several events throughout the school year to help show our faculty and staff how much they are appreciated. It includes organizing meals and events during Back to School Week, the Christmas holidays and Teacher Appreciation week. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, decorations, clean up and more.
Moms in Prayer:
This is a prayer support group open to anyone who wishes to pray for our students, faculty, administration, parents or for any concerns there might be. This group traditionally meets on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel in the Residence Building. All are invited.
The Rosary group meets weekly to pray the rosary for the needs of students, the administration, faculty and parents. After the first of the year, the group prays for each senior by name. You do not need to be Catholic or know the rosary to attend. The group traditionally meets on Wednesdays at noon in the Chapel in the Residence Building.
This committee provides and helps serve refreshments for various events throughout the school year, including Open House, Career Day, Middle School Rally and other special occasions that arise.
Style Show/ Preview Party
The Loyola Style Show is a community wide event and time honored tradition honoring the senior class. The senior class models clothes provided by local retailers and entertains the crowd over a catered lunch. The style show and preview party are Loyola's biggest fundraisers. The preview party will be held on November 2 and will include food and drinks and silent and live auctions. The date of the Style Show is November 13. Both of these events require many volunteers. Even if you can’t volunteer, we hope you will attend both of these wonderful events.
This night is a fundraiser hosted by the junior class. It is an incredibly fun, adults only evening of food, drink and trivia. Teams of 10 compete to answer as many trivia questions as they can for cash prizes. Even if you don’t think you can answer trivia questions, still plan to put together a team and come out to support our school in a fun, friendly, festive environment.Uniform Closet
This committee maintains a uniform closet of gently used and donated blazers, skirts, polo shirts and ties. The Uniform closet is located in the Anderson Building and items may be purchased for a nominal fee.