OLM Staff Bulletin

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Reflection Corner: Celebrating Valentine's during Lent

If we love one another, God lives in us.

And God’s love is perfected in us, - 1 John 4:12

Blessed Valentine’s Day!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day this Season of Lent is a beautiful reminder a life of unconditional love, reverence, and self–sacrifice is the greatest gift. This is the very gift demonstrated by Saint Valentine and by the other saints past and present and of the life of Jesus Christ. Love your neighbor as YOURSELF.”

Come, my Savior, comfort our spirit.
Make us steadfast in our love for you,
So that we never cease loving…
When I began to love, your love laid hold of my heart.
There is a warmth in the loving heart…
And from it has given sweetness,
And in particular, music which comes in to soothe our spirit,
For there you, my God and my comfort,
Have set up your Temple.
—Richard Rolleb

Professional Development

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 12:30-3:30pm

Our Lady of Mercy School Church Hall

We join the other San Mateo Cluster ! schools in a professional development focused on the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. Please do take some time to review notes and handouts given in our previous staff meetings and PD sessions in preparation for the upcoming PD on Monday, February 22nd.

Leadeship Team Meeting

Thank to the following who have agreed to be in our Leadership Team:

Stacy Moroney

Nancy Andre

Shannon Twomey

Dana Sargenti

Stacy Sato

Sarah Bin

Lisa Perez

Our first meeting is at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16th in Room 7A.

National History Day County Competition Coming Up

The National History Day San Mateo County Competition takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at Our Lady of Mercy School. Mr. Sato is leading this effort for the county and our school. If you are interested to be an NHD judge on that day, please see him as soon as possible.

Promoting OLM at Mater Dolorosa Parish

Last Sunday, Our Lady of Mercy School visited Mater Dolorosa Parish in South San Francisco. Sydney Yap, Kiara Dioquino, and Jocelyn Leon Guerrero assisted in providing local parishioners information about our school.
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60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Friday is the last day to turn in completed 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book solicitation forms and checks / money. Please do remind our families to turn in their completed forms before then. Families not turning in the completed forms will be on the Opt-Out list. Those opting out will be paying $50 and will not receive a copy of the book.

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: The office staff and resource teachers are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

Congratulations to the Tran Family!

Congratulations to the Tran Family (William 2B and Nathan KA) as they welcome baby boy Allen Tran! Welcome to the OLM family!

Lion Dance Performance

In celebration of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Monkey), we are going to be treated to a Lion Dance performance at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19th at the Church Hall. Please make sure that your students are ready for the performance at the hall at or before 8:30 a.m. on that day. Gung Hei Fat Choy!

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

Please find below the Prayer Leaders Schedule for our weekly morning assemblies:

Tuesday, February 16: 8A

Monday, February 22: 8B

Monday, February 29: 7A

Monday, March 7: 7B*

Monday, March 14: 6A

Monday, March 21: 6B

Important Dates to Remember

February 15: Presidents' Day, No School

February 16: Leadership Team meeting

February 19: Lion Dance Performance at 8:30 a.m.

February 22: Noon Dismissal, Cluster PD at OLM

February 29: Staff Meeting