OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Reflection Corner

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." John 14:27

Jesus was preparing his disciples for his leaving. How hard this must have been to hear and understand. The disciples rightly feared Jesus’ departure and what it would mean to be left alone without their teacher, their mentor and friend. The fear of the unknown is scary. Jesus goes on to answer their fearful thoughts as he says, “my peace I leave to you, my peace I give to you.” He was not leaving them orphans, but was sending them an advocate, the Holy Spirit, to guide, comfort and be with them throughout their lives.

There are times in our lives that we too face the pain of those we love leaving us and our hearts seem broken. Jesus reminds us to throw ourselves into God’s compassionate embrace, and trust that God’s peace will enfold us as he helps us heal from the loss.

Where are we called today to bring peace?

Sisters of Providence

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 Gianne Galido

First Alyssa Louie

2A Caitlyn Jacinto

2B Sydney Cabatic

3A Alex Virtucio

3B Jared Pangalanan

4A Jerome Polintan

4B Jayden Cabonce

5A Ysabelle Galvez

5B Ava Chiaparri

6A James Dimayuga

6B Javi Hidalgo

7A Macos Bendana

7B Sammy Sales III

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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 led by our 6th and 8th students.. They are leading the recitation of the Luminous 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.

Drama Program

Our Drama Program is on the rise! Several of our students have had the wonderful opportunity to to participate in the enriching experiences the program provides. Let us encourage our students to give the Program a try. Here's a teaser, the final video clip of our fall play, Beauty and the Beast, made by one of our parents, Mr Ben Balleza.

Eighth Grade Events

Our eighth graders are on their countdown to graduation. Here are their upcoming activities:

Tuesday, May 28: Picnic

Wednesday, May 29: Eighth Grade Dinner Dance

Friday, May 31: Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Send off at 11:00 a.m.. Graduation at 4:30 p.m.

All the best to our 8th graders!

Picnic Fun at McNears Beach

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Student Council Officer 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

Events on Last Week of School

Tuesday, June 4th

Basketball End-of-the-Season celebration

Wednesday, June 5th

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

Thursday, June 6th:

Kindergarten Celebration at 9:00 a.m.

Cleanup Day, free dress day

EOY class celebrations before and during scheduled recess

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

Last day of school

Report cards and awards Distribution

Dismissal is at 11:00 a.m.

No Homework Club and Clubhouse on this day.

Last School Mass for the Year

There has been a change on our End-of-the-Year Mass. We will have it at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5th, and not at 9:00 a.m. on June 7th. Please be guided accordingly.

OLM Choir Concert

Congratulations to Mr. Noel Fisico and the OLM Children's Choir for their outstanding concert last Thursday! They are all set for Carnegie Hall! We are so proud of our choristers! Way to go!

Thank you to all of you who came and supported the choir!

CYO Champions

On Sunday, May 19, our 4th grade girls basketball team captured the Division 4-5 CYO Championship trophy with a win over St. Brendan. The girls played their hearts out and never gave up with the game going into overtime and the Lady Bulldogs prevailing with a score of 9-7! A big congratulations goes out to the the coaches and the following girls for a job well done:

Alessia Vannelli

Alexis Sales

Angeli Bughao

Ava Marie Perez

Chloe Macario

Mariel Danao

Marquiel Castillo

Mia Cabatic

Mileena Lapuz

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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

Parish School Mass

We invite you to come and join us at our last school Parish mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2nd, sponsored by our Kindergarten families. As always, we will have a post-mass fellowship at the school. We hope to see you!

Bulldog Picnic

What a fun picnic we had! Special thanks to the following for making our picnic one great event:

Student Council and Advisors Ms. Coddington and Ms. Simpson

Ukulele Club and Advisor Mr. Ed Beteta

Ms. Zarah Llemos

Ms. Maureen Vera Cruz

Mr. Greg Rougley

Mr. Nino Siordia

Till next year!

CYO Champions!

Our 8th grade Lady Bulldogs were again the center of attention last Wednesday, when they captured the Championship trophy for Division 8-1! They defeated St. Brendan to end their careers here at OLM with the highest achievement for CYO girls basketball. Congratulations goes out to the girls and coaches for a wonderful season! Thank you for your contribution in keeping the OLM spirit alive and for all of your hard work that you put in over the years. Best of luck in high school!

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Memorial Day Observance

Thank you to our Scouts for leading us in our Flag Ceremony last Thursday in observance of Memorial Day! Thank you to Scoutmaster Chris David and all parents who were present to join us in our assembly!
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CYO Track and Field Championship

On May 18th, OLM athletes were on full display at the CYO Track and Field Championship held at St. Ignatius. In total, there were seven Bulldog athletes that participated in their first track meet. Congratulations to our ribbon winners and to those who participated!

1st place- Ezekial Tolentino- Softball Throw

2nd place- Jaiden Lionetti- 50m dash

2nd place- Isabel Reburiano- 50m dash

3rd place- Isabel Reburiano- 100m dash

3rd place- Isabel Reburiano- Softball Throw

4th place- Jaiden Lionetti- 100m dash

5th place- Tyler Lapid- 200m race

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Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Sixth Grade Science Fair winners!

Zarah Penas

Taylor Enriques

Krister Arenas

Thomas Nelson

Daniel Aldequer

David Fulgar

Sophis Macaspac

Alyssa Chu

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Congratulations Mia Cabatic for winning the SPCA Be Kind to Animals Essay Contest.

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Congratulations to Ava Perez for winning the Native Sons of the Golden West California History Essay contest.

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Ukelele Club EOY Celebration

Second Grade Field Trip at Gilroy Gardens

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Our Graduating Class and their Art

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Friends taking care of friends!

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