OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Reflection Corner

So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. John 21:7

This passage above is taken from one of the appearances of Jesus to the Apostles after His Resurrection. They were fishing all night and caught nothing. Jesus, from the shore, told them to cast the net off the right side of the boat. When they did this they caught more fish than they could handle. When John realized it was Jesus and said so, Peter could not contain his excitement and jumped into the water to go and meet his Lord.


Would you jump into a lake to go to our Lord? That may seem like an unusual question but it’s worth considering in a literal way. If you encountered our resurrected Lord, would you be so excited to see Him that you would be compelled to enter into His presence, even if it meant you had to jump into a lake?


Obviously we do not encounter Jesus in His resurrected form in the way Peter did in this passage, literally and physically. But we do encounter Him every day, if we only have eyes to see. He is alive within our own hearts through prayer and by His indwelling presence. He is truly present in the people we meet every day. And He is most certainly present in the Sacraments, especially the Most Holy Eucharist.


There are two questions you should consider regarding this passage. The first is whether or not you actually do perceive Jesus’ presence throughout the day. Peter did not recognize Him at first, even though Jesus spoke to him and the others in the boat. It took the miracle for them to recognize it was Him. The second question is how you react to His presence when you do perceive Him. Are you indifferent? Do you lack enthusiasm? Or are you filled with much joy?


Prayer:


Lord, help me to see You, alive in my life, alive in the lives of others, and alive in Your Church, especially in the Most Holy Eucharist. So often I am blind to Your divine presence all around me. Help me to see You every day. Help me also to respond with much joy and enthusiasm to Your divine presence. I love You, dear Lord. Help me to love You more. Jesus, I trust in You.


Catholic Daily Reflection

The Virtue of the Month for May is . . . .

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SLE Focus for the Month: Responsible Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are RESPONSIBLE Christian Learners who:


Act with compassion.

Learn about and contribute to community.

Meet academic and behavioral expectations.

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following Superstars:


Kindergarten: Xavier Rougley

First Grade: Aiden Law

2A: Josh Matienzo

2B: Kenzo Santiago

3A: Rylan Cruz

3B: Alex Chan

4A: Jacob Singh

4B: Ava Perez

5A: Ysabelle Galvez

5B: Jerard Loyola

6A: Mandy Roxas

6B: Thomas Nelson

7A: Kevin Vera Cruz

7B: Kaycee Leyson

8A: Jalayah Francisco

8B: Leo Vanelli


Free Dress will be on Friday, May 17th.

Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by our Student Council this week. They are leading the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of May: That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The First Communion Mass last Saturday was wonderful!. Our first communicants joined those from the Parish in celebrating their first time to receive the Holy Eucharist. Everyone's preparation for the event contributed the beautiful ceremony. Special thanks to Father Doming, Sr. Rosabel, Mrs. Gotuaco, Mrs. Collins, Mrs.Noma and Mrs. Anico for all your work in making last Saturday's First Communion as successful as it was!

ALTAR SERVER RECOGNITION CEREMONY

Congratulations to all our student altar servers who were recognized for their service to our parish at the masses last weekend.

Parish School Mass on Sunday, May 5th

Thank you very much to our first graders and their families for sponsoring the 10:30 a.m. mass at our Parish Church yesterday. It was a beautiful celebration which started with the May Crowning participated in by the Parish's first communicants, including those from our school.
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Thank you, Teachers!

This week is Teachers Appreciation Week and yesterday, Tuesday, May 7th, was Teachers Appreciation Day. We salute the work of all teachers especially the outstanding teachers of Our Lady of Mercy School. Thank you for all that you do for our school community!

Tootsie Roll Drive

The Knights of Columbus extends their appreciation to our school community for participating in last Friday's Tootsie Roll Drive. As noted, your donations will benefit Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Thank you very much!
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Spirit Week

In anticipation of our Carnival weekend, this week is Spirit Week! We invite everyone to show spirit by coming to school in the following themes:


Monday, May 6th: Disney Day

Tuesday, May 7th: Pajama Day

Wednesday, May 8th: Jersey Day

Thursday, May 9th: Throwback Thursday Day

Friday, May 10th Carnival Day!: OLM Spirit Day


Please note this week is NOT Free Dress week. Students need to be in uniforms if they decide not to follow the above themes.

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Spring Carnival 2019

It's Carnival Time!

The excitement is clearly in the air. Our kids are talking about the carnival and eagerly waiting for Friday. A few things:

* There will be no Clubhouse and Homework Club on Friday, May 10th.

* With the Carnival setup, there will no car line on Thursday, May 9th, and Friday, May 10th. Parents need to walk to the classrooms to pick up your children. Thank you.

* On Friday, May 10th, no car line day, parents /guardians coming to pick up their children to go to the carnival will be allowed to park their cars at our upper yard starting at 2:30 p.m. The gate will be closed at 2:55 p.m. (for dismissal) and will be opened again at 3:30 p.m.

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Reminders from our Carnival Chair

Wednesday | May 8:

  • T-Shirts & Wristbands are being delivered this morning to your oldest child’s homeroom. Please check their backpacks and/or ask them to see that their order is correct…


  • Please TEXT Charles Floresca directly at 415-656-6080 for incorrect orders before this Friday, May 10. Any USED Wristbands will not be exchanged.



Thursday | May 9:

  • No Carline pickup due to Carnival Setup


Friday | May 10:

  • NO Clubhouse & Homework Club. Please pickup your child(ren) in front of their Homeroom(s).


  • Parking will be available in the upper yard starting at 2:30pm. The gates will be closed at 2:55pm (for dismissal) and reopen at 3:30pm


  • Opening Prayer (3:30pm) by Father Doming & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by San Mateo Supervisor David Canepa along with Daly City Council Members.


Saturday | May 11:

  • Car Show & “Street Party” Hosted by Freska with WildStyles DJ’s Jose Melendez, Pleez, DoubleBarrel Daryl & AJAX


Sunday May 12 (Mother’s Day):

  • Post-Carnival Volunteer Clean-Up: 5 Points per 2 Hour Shift

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Monday | May 13:

  • Post-Carnival Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Our Post-Carnival Holiday is on Monday, May 13th. There will be no school on that day.

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May Crowning Mass

We invite everyone to join us for our May Crowning Mass sponsored by our first grade class supported by their 8th grade prayer partners, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th. All students (and parents, too) are encouraged to bring flowers to offer to our Blessed Mother during the said mass.

OLM Band to Perform at Serra High School

Students in our Band Program are performing are having their Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13th, at Serra High School. Everyone is invited.

OLM Choir in Concert

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You are invited to come and watch the OLM Choir in Concert before they head to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall this summer at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, at the OLM Church. Come and listen to their angelic voices as they sing the songs they have rehearsing for their upcoming trip. Tickets are available at the school office.

Here is the list of our (Tuition Raffle) prizes and when they will be raffled off:

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Ready for Annie, Jr.? The lights turn on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, and Saturday, May 18th.

Tickets are available at the School Office.

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Interested in Purchasing an Ad?

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Our eighth graders are having their Confirmation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th.

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First Grade Field Trip - Long Branch Ranch in Half Moon Bay

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