OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Reflection Corner

Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him."

Our call into service is a call to trust in Jesus’ promise, that despite (our) status paralleling Simon Peter’s “I am a sinful man,” (we) too are invited to give in to following him more closely. What a joy! We are fishers “of people” like the disciples.

Thank you, Lord for your care and love of us as you call us to service like yours. We are abundantly blessed by your invitation. We count on your promise and our desire to receive your call. That promise is your way of loving and serving us –be with us as we serve others in imitating you.

Creighton University Online Ministries

It's Valentine's Day. Who is St. Valentine?


Righteousness is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: RESPONSIBLE Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Self-Reflective Catholic Christian Learners who:

Value and maintain active prayer life

Think critically to make good decisions

Face challenges with readiness to move forward

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten: Cristian Bacani

First Grade: Leo Widjaja

2A: Philip Chuson

2B: Sydney Cabatic

3A: Steven Willkom

3B Kobe Dalisay

4A: Ethan Aquino

4B: James Samaniego

5A: Melaena Marchiorlatti

5B: Elizabeth Balleza

6A: Alyssa Chu

6B: Hayden Magno

7A: Adrieana Diokno

7B: Penelope Madayag

8A: Joseph Benito

8B: Ryan Jimenez

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Respect for Life Winners at St. Mary's Cathedral

Aliana Chang-Patel, Sally Hu, and Faye Crow were recognized for winning the Archdiocesan Respect for Life Essay Contest at a Mass at the St. Mary's Cathedral last Sunday. Congratulations for a job well-done! Thank you to the families and Ms. Simpson for attending the special event!
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Morning Assembly

Our morning assemblies this week are led by Sixth Grade and Mr. Abellana. They are leading the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of February is to pray for all victims of violence. Our Lady of Mercy: "Pray for Us"!

Lion Dance

Kung Hei Fat Choi! As we welcome the Lunar New Year, we will once again have the opportunity to have a Lion Dance presentation immediately after the morning assembly at the Church Hall on Friday, February 15th. Our appreciation goes to Ray and Angela Chan, parents of Alex and Ryan Chan, sponsors of now an annual tradition at Our Lady of Mercy.
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School Mass

We have our school mass sponsored by our third grade classes at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, February 13th. This week there will be a special Baptism for one of our second grader students. Recess schedule will remain the same. Please come and join us as we celebrate the Holy Mass as a school community.

Reminder: Students are expected to come in red sweaters.

Congratulations to the winners of the Catholic Schools Week Contests!

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Bible Bee: Krista Manaquil and Nathan Rivera (co-champions), James Dimayuga (runner-up)
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On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest (K - 1): Kayna Patel (first place), Nathan Avery Navarro (second place), Erin de Lara (second place) and Sarah Lee (third place)
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On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest (2 3): Hanna Widjaja (first place), Hailey Romero (second place) and Arielle Villarina (third place)
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On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest (Grades 4 - 5): Noelle Hidalgo (first place), Ysabelle Galvez (second place) and Gia Lagade (third place)
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On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest (Grades 6 - 8): Krista Mananquil (first place), McKenna Seegmiller (second place), Isabella Torres and James Dimayuga (third place)

Presidents' Day

We observe Presidents Day on Monday, February 18th. Have a great three-day weekend!

Scouts Crayon Initiative

Please help our Brownie Level 2 Girl Scouts (Abby Rivera, Olivia Peneyra, and Isabel Reburiano) complete their Brownie Project to help others in the community. Bring your old, broken or unwanted crayons to school beginning Mon 2/11 - Fri 2/22. They will have collection boxes in each classroom. All crayons will be donated to the Crayon Initiative, a Bay Area non-profit organization that melts and re-molds the crayons and then delivers them to sick children in hospitals across the United States. Thank you for your support!

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Valentine's Social for 7th and 8th graders is at 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p. m. on Wednesday, February 13th.

Panoramic Picture Day

Please note: Our Panoramic Picture Day is on Friday, February 22nd, right after our morning assembly. Students are expected to come to school wearing their red sweaters and their biggest smiles!

Christmas Express Now Available Online

Our Christmas program video is now available for viewing online. Click on the following link:

Christmas Express Video