OLM Parent Newsletter
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Last Sunday's Gospel: Luke 17:1-6
Jesus said to his disciples,
"Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
but woe to the one through whom they occur.
It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
and he be thrown into the sea
than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
Be on your guard!
If your brother sins, rebuke him;
and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he wrongs you seven times in one day
and returns to you seven times saying, 'I am sorry,'
you should forgive him."
And the Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."
Which of the directives that Jesus gives in last Sunday's Gospel most speaks to you? How can you use that to direct your day?
Jesus, you are here for me. I know you are. And yet…I can’t help but feel some helplessness in the face of the temptations that face me. Walk with me, guide me, and strengthen me.
Diligence is the Virtue of Month
November is the Month of Remembrance
We hope you will join us in our daily recitation of the Rosary in our morning assemblies at 8:05 in the upper school yard. We welcome Mrs. Viray's 3A Homeroom leading us with the Glorious Mysteries this week. And we will continue to lift up in prayer Pope Francis' November intention peace and love in our conversations with each other.
Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive
Superstars of the Week
Congratulations to the following Super-S.T.A.R.S.:
Kindergarten Jacob Mallari
First Alyssa Brooklyn Luz
2A Hailey Romero
2B Brayden Smith
3A Sophia Carrion
3B Olivia Peneyra
4A Nicolas Pasco
4B Mia Cabatic
5A Dalia Salman
5B Jerard Loyola
6A Mandy Roxas
6B David Fulgar
7A Tyler Minioza
7B Dominic Camarillo
8A Kamille Cayas
8B Krista Mananquil
Cross Country Bulldogs Running for OLM
Congratulations to our OLM Bulldogs Cross Country team for competing in their first cross country season! This was the first cross country season for our runners and they did a terrific job learning a new sport and giving it their all! Thanks for putting OLM on the map for cross country and look out for these Bulldogs next season!
Fun Run is postponed to November 30th.
Due to unhealthy air quality in the forecast, the Our Lady of Mercy School Fun Run is POSTPONED until Friday, November 30th!!
Here's the schedule on November 30th:
8:30 - 9:20 -- Kinder through 2nd grades
9:30 - 10:20 -- 3rd through 5th grades
10:30 - 11:20 -- 6th through 8th grades
K - 2: 10:00 - 10:15
6 - 8: 10:15 - 10:30
3 - 5: 10:30 - 10:45
Students will be wearing their PE uniforms on that day. If the Fun Run shirts have been distributed before then (as planned), the student may come to school in their Fun Run shirts. Otherwise, the students will have to wear the shirts upon distribution the day of the Run.
Please note that the lower yard will be divided into 2 similarly sized tracks. Classes will be assigned tracks on the day of the Run.
The link to the volunteer sign up has been sent out to parents already. You can encourage parents to sign up as volunteers. Mr. Bautista, Fun Run chair, is managing the Volunteers sign-up.
Should be great!
OLM at Saint Augustine Parish
Mission Childhood Association Total Donation
Pink Shirt Day
On Friday, November 9th, OLM participated in the International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Participants wore a solid colored pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The color of the shirts is based on a campaign started by Travis Price and David Shepherd. These two students took a stand for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.
Students and staff members wore a solid colored pink shirt to show their support.
End-of-the Quarter Awards
Our End-of-the-first-quarter award ceremonies are scheduled on Wednesday, November 14th following this schedule:
K - 2nd: 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Take note of the change.)
3rd to 5th Grades: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
6th to 8th Grades: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Second Grade Art in Action
Our Lady of Mercy School Choir invites you to
Tickets are available at the office.
Invitation from Riordan High School
8 p.m. on November 9, 10, 16. 17
2 p.m. on November 18
Invitation from Mercy High School Burlingame
Invitation from Mercy High School San Francisco
Come see The Third Wave on the following days:
Friday, November 9th, 7pm
Saturday, November 10th, 7 pm
Friday, November 16th, 7 pm
Saturday, November 17th, 7 pm
Mercy High School Theatre, 3250-19th Avenue, San Francisco
Mercy’s Visual & Performing Arts Department announces its 2018 fall play, The Third Waveby Ron Jones and Joseph Robinette. The Third Wave, based on high school teacher Ron Jones’ experiment in fascism, illustrates what happens to a teacher’s good intentions as his simulation rages out of his control in a matter of days. The time is 1967; the setting is a Palo Alto history class with the Vietnam War, racial integration and social revolution simmering in the background. This play, as well as numerous film and musical versions, remain popular around the world, especially in Germany and Israel.
We are very thrilled to have Mr. Ron Jones himself playing the older version of himself in the play (the now wiser old man who looks back on himself as a 22-year-old new teacher) as he watches and comments on the events of the six-day experiment. Mr. Jones will be available for the talk back after the performance. Also, all participating schools will receive a packet of lesson plans developed by the Holocaust Center and the Farkas Center.
For ticket information: https://tinyurl.com/yaz65z8q
OLM Alum Marisa Hamilton is in the production.