OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Reflection Corner

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So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs. Mark 16:19-20

Jesus completes His mission on Earth and ascends into Heaven to take His seat on His glorious throne for all eternity. Or does He? The answer is yes and no. Yes, He does take His seat on His glorious throne, but no, He does not complete His mission on Earth. The Ascension is both the end and the beginning. It’s a transition to the next phase in the perfect plan of the Father. And understanding the way this plan unfolds should leave us in wonder and awe.

Sure, the Apostles were probably somewhat frightened and confused. Jesus was with them, then He died, then He rose and appeared various times, and then He ascended to the Father before their eyes. But He also told them that it is good that He goes. In fact, He said that it’s better that He goes. They must have been confused. Jesus also told them His Advocate would come to lead them into all Truth. So the Apostles went from joy, to fear, to relief and more joy, to confusion and sorrow, to curiosity and uncertainty.

Sound familiar? Perhaps that’s the way some find their lives to be. Ups and downs, twists and turns, joys and sorrows. Each phase reveals something new, something challenging, something glorious or something sorrowful. The good news is that the Father’s plan is unfolding perfectly.

The part of the perfect plan we find ourselves in with this solemnity is the part where Jesus begins to direct His mission of establishing the Kingdom of God from Heaven. His throne is, in a sense, the driver’s seat of our lives. From Heaven, Jesus suddenly begins to descend continuously into our lives fulfilling His mission in and through the Apostles, as well as all of us. The Ascension does not mean Jesus is gone; rather, it means Jesus is now present to each and every person who turns to Him and surrenders their life to His mission. From Heaven, Jesus is able to be present to all. He is able to live in us and invites us to live in Him. It’s the new beginning of the Church. Now all the Apostles need to do is wait for the Holy Spirit to descend.

Reflect, today, upon the abiding and intimate presence of our Lord in your life. Know that Jesus invites you to share in His mission. From His glorious throne He wants us to “preach everywhere.” He wants to invite each one of us to do our part. The part of the Father’s plan entrusted to each one of us is not entrusted to another. We all have a share in that plan. What is your part? How does Jesus direct His mission through you? Ponder this question today and know that He accompanies you as you say “Yes” to your part in the glorious unfolding of His perfect plan.


Lord, I do find that my life is filled with many ups, downs, twists and turns. There are joys and sorrows, moments of confusion and clarity. In all things help me to continually say “Yes” to Your plan. Jesus, I trust in You.

Catholic Daily Reflections

The Virtue of the Month for June is ...

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SLE Focus for the Month: Successful Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Successful Christian Learners who:

Live out the Gospel values

Develop lifelong learning skills

Express and utilize individual talents

San Mateo County Fair

The San Mateo Country Fair is excited to announce the "Ticket to the Fair" school program. This is an outreach program that works directly with schools in San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Fair is committed to providing meaningful educational fun for our kids. Coming to the Fair has been a long standing tradition in our community and we work to maintain that tradition while pushing ourselves and our community to imagine the innovation of tomorrow. We want all our kids to have the opportunity to experience this great American tradition and be inspired. That is why the San Mateo County Fair will provide every elementary school student from Kindergarten to 5th Grade a San Mateo Country a FREE ticket tot he Fair.

Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are our newly elected Student Council officers.. They are leading the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of June:

That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Kayla Abila

Devan Abiva

Karina Almeida

Ma. Claire Aramburo

Joseph Benito

Lauren Benson

Leilani Blecha

Nicholay Bustamante

Kamille Cayas

Bonnie Chan

Dominic Chiappari

Evett Chiu

Timothy Consunji

Zoie Dalisay

Bianca David

Jaden Dela Cruz

Christopher Enriquez

Andreas Hoelsken

Ryan Jimenez

Mateo Lapuz

Andrei Magno

Krista Mananquil

Diego Morales

Joshua Nitafan

Kylie Penas

Reann Phillips

Kiara Salomon

Alexandra Santos

McKenna Seegmiller

Leo Vanelli

Joshua Villeros

Alexander Vogt

Tyler Zamboanga

Jalayah Francisco

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Student Council Officers for School Year 2019 - 2020

Congratulations to all our newly elected Student Council officers for School Year 2019 -2020:

President: Andrea Abraham

Vice President: Nathan Rivera

Secretary: Marina Viray

Treasurer: James Dimayuga

Commissioner of Spirit: Luke Van Dyke

Commissioner of Ecology: Brandon Chongco

Commissioner of Publicity: Ethan Maxion

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Summer Assignment Packets

The summer assignment packets will be given out to students tomorrow, Thursday, Move-Up day. Please make sure that you ask your child/ children about it. The good news is that they will be also posted on SchoolSpeak and the school website. Students are expected to complete the summer assignments upon their return in August. Thank you!

Congratulations to our Mathletics Awardees

Top Student Awards for Achieving Top Math Results In 2018 - 2019

Angeli Bughao

Adrian Ramos

Keana Zaragoza

Champion Teacher Award

Mr. Joseph Ryan

Platinum School Award

Our Lady of Mercy School

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Exciting News

We just got informed that artworks by several of Our Lady of Mercy School were selected to represent the Archdiocese of San Francisco in the MCA’s Christmas Artwork Contest for 2018-2019. Congratulations to the following artists:

Grades K-2

Noah Adelsheim, Our Lady of Mercy School

Ava Miseray, Our Lady of Mercy School

Grades 3-4

Emma Trapsi, Our Lady of Mercy School

Grades 7-8

Andrea Abraham, Our Lady of Mercy School

Amelia Chen, Our Lady of Mercy School

Ryan Hernandez, Our Lady of Mercy School

Three More Days!

Wednesday, June 5th

Last School Mass for the Year at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited!

Thursday, June 6th:

Free Dress for all except Kindergarten

Kindergarten Celebration at 9:00 a.m.

Cleanup Day, free dress day

EOY class celebrations

It's Move-up Day! Students will spend some time with the teachers in the following grades. They will be receiving their summer assignment packet. Note that the packets will also be posted online for parent access.

Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, June 6th

Free Dress Day

Last day of school

Report cards and awards Distribution

Dismissal is at 11:00 a.m.

No Homework Club and Clubhouse on this day.

CYO Champions

Our 7th grade C team won the first CYO championship for OLM back in February this year. Congratulations to the coaches and players for all of your hard work!

Team Members:

Christian Cancio

Miguel Morales

Aaron de la Cruz

Zachary Reburiano

Miles Lapid

Nathan Rivera

Dylan Sunga


Ron Dela Cruz

Eric Rivera

Nate Morales

Jay Lapid


Alan Sunga

Team Mom

Claire Rivera

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Congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Viray who just completed her Master's Degree at the University of San Francisco.

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and to Mr. Vincent Andaya who just received his Bachelor's Degree at the San Francisco State University.

School Calendar 2019 - 2020

Please click on the following for the Department of Catholic Schools-approved calendar for school year 2018 - 2019.

School Calendar 2019 - 2020

Summer 2019 Office Schedule

June 10 - 14, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The office will be open from Tuesday to Thursday from June 18 - August 8, 2019, except the week of July 4th. Please find below our Summer office Schedule:

June 18 - 20, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

June 25 - 27, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 2 - 4. 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): Week of 4th of July Break CLOSED

July 9 - 11, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 16 - 18, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 23 - 25, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July 30 - August 1, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

August 6 - 8, 2019 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday): 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

August 12 - 16, 2019( Monday to Friday): 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August 19, Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 20, Tuesday, Closed, Staff Retreat

August 21, 2019, Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 22, 2019, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 23, 2019, Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 26, 2019 Monday, First day of school,

Regular Office Hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Dennis Uniform Sale is from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Wednesday, August 7th, at the Church Hall

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Thank you!

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you for giving us the opportunity to serve your child / children and your family at Our Lady of Mercy School.

Appreciation likewise goes to our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication in providing our students the best opportunities they deserve. We thank and send our best wishes to the following as they take on the next steps in their careers:

Ms. Lisa Perez and Ms. Amanda Galli-Cruz

Happy Retirement, Ms. Beth Gorman and Ms. Katherine Coddington!

Another great year is about to end! Appreciation goes to all of you for your continued support in providing our Super-STARS nothing but the best!

Have a wonderful summer break!

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