Weekly Update

Week of May 3rd - Distance Learning

Principal's Corner

Dear OLPH Families,

The month of May is very special to us, this week would have marked our May Crowning Prayer Service. As I mentioned in a previous update, It's beautiful prayer services like these that kept me at OLPH. Students from each grade level would have processed into the church with flowers, and a male and female representative from each class would have represented our school to assist in crowning our Blessed Mother. If you are unfamiliar with this tradition I have added a brief explanation.

“May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May and it recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth. Since medieval times, there has been a correlation between Mary and the month of May. May is considered the season of the beginning of new life. “May Crowning” marks a new spiritual season. Our Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, lifted us right out of the last long, cold days of winter and firmly planted our hearts in the warm and promising soil of spring.

During the Holy Mass on May Crowning day, a wreath of flowers and herbs is placed on the statue of Mary. The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The event is of particular significance as it relates to the Champion Shrine history because, when Our Lady appeared to the young Belgian immigrant woman, Adele Brise, in 1859, she identified herself as the “Queen of Heaven.”


Although we are not together for this tradition I urge you to pray with your children. We miss our prayer services, but I definitely want our students to be reminded of the amazing faith filled school you chose to send them to.To assist I have provided a prayer to follow. (attachment below)


  • ONLINE YEARBOOK sales are only offered online up until May 10th
  • Governor Newsome will be implementing phase 2 this week. Administration will meet once the guidelines are announced to plan how we, as a school, will move forward. Stay tuned!
  • Once we receive directions on the regulations regarding gatherings, we will schedule dates for students to pick up personal items that were left at the school (This will also include preschool). We will also schedule dates at the end of the school year to turn in textbooks and chromebooks.
  • We still have our off-campus phone number. Feel free to call Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (760) 574-9079

Staff remains in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-12pm

Have an amazing week, GO ANGELS!


Mrs. C

Thank You for Years of Dedication to OLPH Preschool!

Many of us know our beloved Preschool Director Margarita Rivera. She has dedicated her time and talent to OLPH and unfortunately due to COVID-19 she took an early retirement. Ms. Margaret is kind, warm, loving and devoted to all of our preschool students. Her Catholic faith was important to her and educating our preschool students in their faith held great importance to her as well. She will be missed and we will definitely honor her as soon as restrictions are lifted. If you wish to join a retirement committee for Ms. Margaret, please email acovarrubias@olphindio.net.

We love you and thank you Ms. Margaret.

Required Parent Hours and Maintenance Day

Parents we understand that due to COVID-19 we are unable to physically complete anymore parent hours or maintenance days. We have changed the required amount of hours and maintenance day requirements (as stated in the 2019-2020 Parent Handbook) to the following:

20 Hours Required- NOW only 10 Hours Required

1 Maintenance Day- If you were unable to fulfill this requirement, please contact the school to see how you can still complete.

3 Mandatory Parent Meetings- ONLY 2 parent meetings required (these are the 2 meetings that already took place before the school closure)

  • As always any donations to the classroom, teachers, and overall school can be made to offset any required hours or meetings not fulfilled.

Billing Statements

Mrs. Cervantes, our Financial Secretary is hard at work to ensure our families have accurate account balance information as we approach end of the year billing. You should be receiving a balance statement reflecting current charges. If you have any questions feel free to call the office. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8-12pm or off-campus phone number (760)574-9079 Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:00pm


OLPH Yearbook-Online Ordering

School Code: 932189 Register as new user or login if returning- Yearbooks are $30.00

Keep Faith in the Forefront

Join our Pastor, Father Alex in the celebration of Sunday Mass


Our parish could use our help now more than ever! Be sure to continue to mail your contributions in or use their website to contribute. Thank you.




There was a misprint on the original letter sent home. Families are only asked to sell 20 Disneyland raffle tickets. If you submitted $30 we can add 10 more Disneyland raffle tickets in your name. We have plenty of tickets left over, feel free to purchase more.

Nite at the Races & Raffles REMINDER

Nite at the Races will be postponed however, we are going to proceed with our Las Vegas and Disney raffles. The Las Vegas raffle is valid for up to a year and our Disney raffle does not expire. Both raffle due dates have been extended to May 18th. Thank you to those who have turned these in.

If you have sold your tickets and would like to turn them in, you may do so during the Monday pick-ups. If you need more Disney or Las Vegas tickets, feel free to call us ahead of time and we can have them ready for Monday pick-up. You may also pick up from the office on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8-12pm

Thank you for your support!

If you need a new PE Log, please feel free to download the form below. Remember these need to be turned in weekly.

Tag us on distance learning pictures @olphindio Facebook and Instagram

Tuition Payments

Maintaining tuition payments at this time are crucial to the overall operations of OLPH School. We have attempted to give you various payment methods during this time.


If you currently have your tuition payments processed by FACTS. They will remain on the same schedule.


82-470 Bliss Ave. Indio CA 92201

please write the students name in the memo line

2. Gradelink QUICK PAY: www.gradelink.com

a). once logged in click the billing tab on your left hand side.

b). Then click make a payment, make sure to indicate what the payment is for. ex: hot lunch, extended care, tuition.

3. PAY BY PHONE- M/W/F 8am-12pm feel free to call the main office (760)347-3786

M-F 8am-4pm you can still call (760) 574-9079

Mrs. Cervantes or Mrs. C will take payments over the phone

We greatly appreciate your dedication to our school!


5/4 Monday Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Monday from:


you can drive-thru to drop off any completed work, and pick up any new work. If your teacher has set-up a form of digitally submitting work, you may not need to. Please check with your teachers.

CHANGE IN HOURS BEGINNING 5/11 pick-up drop-off will take place from 6-7pm

REMEMBER: This is not a vacation for students. They must be completing all work and shouldn't wait to get it all done before we return. It is important to keep to a schedule.