OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Reflection Corner: Palm Sunday

As we begin HOLY WEEK with the celebration of Palm Sunday each year, we reflect on the dramatic entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. He is hailed by the crowd as a King and be mocked and accused a week later. Jesus’ message of salvation indeed surprised and disappointed a lot of people. Only few people embraced his message to seek first his kingdom - a kingdom of humility, peace and humble service not of power and privilege. Let us pray that through this week, we may share Christ’s dying and rising through our sacramental life.


Lord, as we commemorate your entry to Jerusalem, enter into our lives, our homes and cities, once again today, heal us Lord. Transform us and rise with us as we renew our commitment to you. Amen.

Service Points

Please do check your service points, if you have not done so yet. It is important that you meet your required points before the end of the school year. Note that parents / families not meeting the required service points will be assessed $500.

You still have time. The School Carnival is coming up. We need lots of volunteers. If interested, please do let PTO know as soon as possible.

Do check the office for other opportunities to earn points. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you very much.

Successful Season for the OLM Basketball Teams

Congratulations to our Basketball teams for the great job they did this season.

In the Boys' CYO League, OLM Teams 4A, 6A, and 7A made it to the Playoffs. Finishing second was 6A team and winning the championship was 7A in their respective divisions.

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In the Boys' Daly City League, Teams 5th, 6B, 6C, and 7A made it to the Playoffis. Finishing second place were Teams 6B and 7A.

In the Girl's Daly City League, our 5th, 6th, and 7th grade teams made it to the Playoffs. Finishing second were our 5th and 7th grade teams winning the championship was our 6th grade team.

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A Light in the Library

Congratulations to Mr. Paris and all the Junior High students for the successful staging of A Light in the Library last Friday and Saturday. Our students once again delivered so well. OLM, indeed, has a wealth of talented students. Thank you, Mr. Paris, for a job very well-done!
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Archdiocesan Financial Aid

Elementary School Students have a financial aid application deadline of April 15th. No Clergy form is needed for elementary applications, but please submit all documents supporting income as requested by the third party need-evaluation company, (TADS), After the Student Aid Form has been processed, the school will make a financial aid award from its own resources. The Archdiocese’s Department of Catholic Schools reviews the completed applications, ranked on the basis of financial need.

Late applications will NOT be considered. Students must live in San Mateo, San Francisco or Marin Counties. High Schools will announce the Archdiocesan Scholarship awards to high school families at the same time the school acceptance letters are sent. The Archdiocese will announce Elementary Family Grants to elementary families and their schools in May.

School Families

APR 15th Elementary Applications due

MAY Elementary awards Letters sent directly to families from the Archdiocese.

SEPT Confirmation of Attendance due to DCS

OCT Award checks sent directly to schools

The Archdiocese is unable to provide financial aid to all students who apply. If a family is notified that the Archdiocese cannot provide assistance, the family should contact the school for information about any additional assistance that may be available, directly from the school.

The Little Ones Represent OLM in Baseball League

For the first time at OLM, we are fielding Kindergarteners, first, and second graders in the Daly City Baseball League. We are very excited for them. Let's support and cheer them on as they represent Our Lady of Mercy School. Good luck, kiddos!
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Catholic Schools Band

Kudos to our students who are in the Catholic Schools Band! We just learned from Mr. McClanahan that the band won first place in the Elementary Division at the St. Patrick's Parade Band Competition! Great job!
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Stations of the Cross

We are set for our Stations of the Cross scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Church. You are all invited to join as reflect on passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

OLM Walkathon

Thank you very much for a successful Walkathon last Friday. The event went smoothly from beginning till end. Our students, most importantly, had fun walking / jogging / running with each other and with their teachers. Hats off to our PTO and the parent volunteers who worked hard to make the Walkathon as successful as it turned out to be. The amount raised in the event exceeded projected revenue. Your support is much appreciated.
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Congratulations and thank you to all students (and their families) for generating Walkathon pledges of $100 or more. We appreciate taking the extra effort to get people to support our fundraiser.
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And to our top solicitor . . . . Krista Mananquil., congratulations and thank you to you and your family! Krista raised an impressive $1,010.
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The classes with highest Walkathon contributions are . . . . . .

First place: 5A

Second Place: 2A

Third Place: KB

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Winter Athletic Celebration

Congratulations to all our student athletes who participated in the winter sports season. Mrs. Moe, our Athletic Director, hosted the Winter Athletic Celebration last Thursday, March 17th. Very well attended by parents, coaches, family members and supporters, it was an evening to applaud everyone for their hard work and dedication this past season.

OLM Superstars

Congratulations to the following students

Kian Arnold

Lanz David

Addy Fitzpatrick

Dylan Hom

Jerard Loyola

Jonas Ubaldo

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Important Reminders for Parents

Registration forms and fees are due to the office on Thursday, March 24th.

March 24th is noon dismissal for everyone. Clubhouse and Homework Club will be closed on that day.


Third Quarter Report Cards

The third quarter ended last Friday, March 18th. Report cards will be available online on or before Monday, April 4th, 2016. A hard copy will be sent out to families on Wednesday, April 6th, for parents' review and signature. Please be guided accordingly.

Awards Assemblies

Our awards Assemblies are coming up. Please see schedule below:

April 7: MS Honors Assembly, 2:00 p.m.

April 8: K - 2 Awards Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

3 - 5 Awards Assembly 10:45 a.m.

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

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

Monday, March 21: 6B

Monday, April 4: 5A

Monday, April 11: 5B

Monday, April 18: 4A

Monday, April 25: 4B

Important Dates to Remember

March 24: Noon Dismissal, Stations of the Cross at 10:00 a.m.

March 25 - April 1: Easter Break

April 4: Classes Resume

April 7: MS Honors Assembly, 2:00 p.m

April 8: K - 2 Awards Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

3 - 5 Awards Assembly 10:45 a.m.