OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Reflection Corner

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After His Resurrection, “Peace be with you” is the first thing that Jesus says to his disciples. This could be our daily family prayer for one another. In last Sunday’s Gospel, we also hear that Jesus next breathed on his disciples and gave them the gift of the Holy Spirit. In Baptism, each of us has received the gift of the Holy Spirit as well as the forgiveness of sins. Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Our Baptism, then, invites us to share in the peace that Christ gave to his disciples and commissions us to share that peace of Christ by generously forgiving others as Jesus taught.

We have each received Jesus’ gift of the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and that peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Observe that since we also have received these gifts from Christ, we are also sent to be people who forgive others as Jesus taught.

What can we do to share peace and forgiveness with one another?

Loyola Press

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.

Congratulations to the following Superstars

Kindergarten: Kian Arenas

First Grade: Oscar Siordia

2A: Leila Villegas

2B: Xander Manela

3A: Adrian Ramos

3B: Derek Abante

4A: Allessia Vanelli

4B: Julian Molejona

5A: Isaiah Mateo

5B: Chloe De Castro

6A: Bella Zhu

6B: Luke Van Dyke

7A: Faye Crowe

7B: Rowan Medina

8A: Timothy Consunji

8B: Bianca David

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Sustainability Award Presented on Earth Day, 2019

Congratulations to our school community for the recognition on the sustainability work that we have done at Our Lady of Mercy School by the City of Daly City. Representing us in the Award Ceremony at DC City Hall Council Meeting were Assistant Principal Ms. Gorman, Student Council Advisor Ms. Coddington, Facilities Manager Mr. Nino, and Student Council Commissioner of Ecology from last year, standing in for Timmy Consunji, Joseph Benito.

Let us continue the great work!





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Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by our Student Council this week. They are leading the recitation of the Glorious mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of April is to pray for Doctors and Nurses and Medical Caregivers!

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us!

Parish School Mass on Sunday, May 5th

Our First Grade Class will be sponsoring the 10:30 a.m. Parish Mass on Sunday. A May Crowning Ceremony will be held before the Liturgy that starts around 10:20 with First Holy Communion participants from this Saturday's First Holy Communion Mass. OLM first Graders will be lectors during the Liturgy of the Word and Gift Bearers during the Offertory. The parents of the First Graders will host a fellowship following the Mass in the School Foyer. Please come and join our OLM School Faith Community with the OLM Parish.

Dance Class Performance

Our Dance Classes (K - 5) and Dance Club will have an End-of-the-Year performance during the morning assembly on Tuesday, May 14th, at the school yard. Everyone is invited to attend.
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OLM Stations of the Cross

Thank you very much to all for a beautiful, reflection-filled Stations of the Cross we had on Holy Wednesday. Special thanks to Fr. Doming, our seventh graders, their teachers,, Mr. Beteta and Mr. Byrne, Ms. Gorman and Ms. Cynthia for preparing our leaders for the prayer services.

Our appreciation to the Knights of Columbus Council #15242 for the outdoor Stations of the Cross they built for our parish / school community.

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Washing of the Feet

For the first time at our school, we reenacted the Washing of the Feet as part of our Holy Thursday Prayer Service led by Fr. Gabe Wankar. Thanks to everyone who planned, prepared, and took roles during the service and to everyone as well for your participation and engagement.

Tootsie Roll Drive

The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Tootsie Roll Drive this coming weekend. They are once again soliciting the support our families in this fundraising efforts for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. We invite our students and families to make monetary donations that will be collected at dismissal on Friday, May 3rd. Knights of Columbus and some of our students will be passing cans / jars for our donations and will be handing our tootsie rolls in appreciation of your participation. Thank you!

Our second graders are having their First Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th. Let us include them in our prayers.

Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt

The little ones, as always, had a wonderful time in the Easter Egg Hunt. Thanks to our Student Council for organizing the event.

OLM at NCEA Convention

Our very own Mrs. Michelle Viray and Ms. Pam Simpson, with Parish staff, Sr. Rosabel and Sr. Virgie, were among the attendees in the recently concluded National Catholic Education Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois. They came back having learned so much and networked with Catholic educators across the country.
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Spirit Week

In anticipation of our Carnival weekend, next week is Spirit Week! We invite everyone to show spirit by coming to school in the following themes:

Monday, May 6th: Disney Day

Tuesday, May 7th: Pajama Day

Wednesday, May 8th: Jersey Day

Thursday, May 9th: Throwback Thursday Day

Friday, May 10th Carnival Day!: OLM Spirit Day

Please note next week is NOT Free Dress week. It is Spirit Week. Students need to be in uniforms if they decide not to follow the above themes.

Spring Carnival 2019

With less than 2 weeks away, our students are looking forward to Spirit Week & The Spring Carnival.

Pre-Sale Pricing for Carnival Wristbands will continue (without t-shirt) until this Friday, May 3rd…Now is the time to

share the Discount with Family & Friends.

Please continue to share this information with Family & Friends and post the Digital Fliers onto your

Social Media Accounts with the hashtag #OLMCarnival2019

We are still seeking Volunteers for Saturday / May 11…Please use the signup link below:


Highlights for Friday & Saturday include:

· Friday | May 10: Opening Prayer; & Ribbon Cutting

Ceremony with San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa & Daly City Officials set for 3:30pm.

· Saturday | May 11: Car & Bike Show & “Street Party” Hosted by Freska (KOIT) & Radio DJ’s

Jose Melendez, Pleez, DoubleBarrel Daryl, & AJAX.


Finally, Wristbands will be sent home with the oldest child on Wednesday, May 8th with T-shirts to be distributed at our Will-Call Booth Friday / May 10 & Saturday / May 11 during Carnival Hours.

Please TEXT our Carnival Chairperson / Charles Floresca at 415-656-6080 for any questions or concerns.

Thank You again for your Continued Support and making Carnival a Memorable Event for our Children.

Charles Floresca

PTO Co-Fundraising Director


Pre-Sale Wristbands will conclude on Friday, May 3rd. Beyond May 3, Wristbands will be available during Carnival hours for $55 each day.

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Important Announcements on Carnival Week

* There will be no Clubhouse and Homework Club on Friday, May 10th.

* With the Carnival setup, there will no car line on Thursday, May 9th, and Friday, May 10th. Parents need to walk to the classrooms to pick up your children. Thank you.

* On Friday, May 10th, no car line day, parents /guardians coming to pick up their children to go to the carnival will be allowed to park their cars at our upper yard starting at 2:30 p.m. The gate will be closed at 2:55 p.m. (for dismissal) and will be opened again at 3:30 p.m.

Our Post-Carnival Holiday is on Monday, May 13th. There will be no school on that day.

Third Quarter Awards

Third Quarter Award Ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 1st following this schedule:

K - 2nd: 8:15 - 8:45

3rd to 5th Grades: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

6th to 8th Grades: 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Here is the list of our (Tuition Raffle) prizes and when they will be raffled off:

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Please note that raffle booklet sales end on Friday, May 3rd. All tickets stubs and money need to be turned close of business this Friday. Thanks.

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Annie, Jr. tickets are available at the School Office.

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