OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Let the little ones come to me. . . . . And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them."


Do I ever become discouraged by my weaknesses and hide from the Lord?


My Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer to You my entire heart, including the littlest, weakest parts. Increase my confidence in Your mercy and love for me.

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

We will be reciting the Sorrowful this week and will offer up Pope Francis’ intention for this month which is to be present to the poor, the marginalized and those who have no voice. The Sixth grade students and Mr. Abellana are our prayer leaders this week.

Generosity is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: THOUGHTFUL Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Thoughtful Catholic Christian Learners who . . . .

●Respond to Jesus' call to serve others

* Value the gifts of diversity

* respect self and others

This week, we focus on the second bullet of being Thoughtful Catholic Christian Learners - Value the gifts of diversity

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following Super-S.T.A.R.S.:

Kindergarten Shivani Abarca

First Vincent Ronan

2A Phillip Chuson

2B Tristan Gonzales

3A Solomon Zumbado

3B Abigail Rivera

4A Alessia Vannelli

4B Emma Trapsi

5A Richard Dailankhuu

5B Ava Chiappari

6A Alaina Enriquez

6B Daniel Aldeguer

7A Nathan Rivera

7B Devyn Rome

8A Jalayah Francisco

8B Karina Almeida

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St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day

Last Thursday, October 4th, our Parish community celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis. Our students gathered at the upper yard for a prayer service led by our Student Council and Father Doming. Parishioners and family members also came with their pets for the Blessing of the Animals. We saw lots of family pets including pictures of those who were not able to make it the blessing. What a great way to celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of the City of San Francisco, Saint Francis of Assisi!

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Missionary Childhood Association Visits by Mr. Gotuaco

Mr. Michael Gotuaco, from the Archdiocese, will come to OLM on Tuesday, October 16th, all day to give our students a presentation on the MCA, now celebrating 175 years. He will solicit from our school community to support the cause of MCA. Instead of using a mite box or a coin folder they are going greener by using a leaflet/envelope better known as a "leafalope" There will be more information to come.

Your support will be most appreciated.

Reminder: No Cell Phone Use during After-School Activities

This is a reminder. Students are not allowed to use cellular phones while attending after-school on-campus activities. Cell phones will be confiscated by the supervising teacher / staff member. Please be guided accordingly.

Fire Prevention Presentations

We will have our Fire Prevention presentations by the Daly City Fire Department on Friday, October 12th. Please do speak with your child / children after the presentations on that day. Surely, they will learn a lot from our firefighters who have been our partners for many years already.

More Back-to-School Picnic pictures

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Chocolate Sale Ends

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our annual Chocolate Sale!

Associate Superintendent's Visit

The Associate Superintendent had a wonderful time visiting our school. She extends her appreciation for everybody's warm welcome.

Minimum Day Reminder

Please note: Monday, October 15th, is Professional Development day for our teachers. It is Minimum Day. The students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Eighth Grade Confirmation Candidates & Families: Confirmation Commitment Mass is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 14th, 2018.

Mark your calendar! The Fun Run is happening soon!

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Looking for Fun Run Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors for our upcoming Fun Run. Please help us reach out to family and friends who may want to sponsor this annual fun event. You may request copies of the following letter in the office. You can also send an email request to ptopresident@olmbulldogs.com.

Dear Owner / Manager:

Our Lady of Mercy School will be holding our 2nd annual Healthy Kids Fun Run Fundraiser and we are hoping that you will help provide support for our school. This Fun Run Event promotes fitness and healthy habits, as well as being a major fundraiser in providing needed school supplies and updated technology to our students. We are working hard to make this year’s event a HUGE success!

On November 16th, 2018, the students at our school will be running 40 laps and asking friends, family and local businesses, for pledges of sponsorship and donations. Everyone, including our faculty, families, staff, and students are all working hard to make this a huge success.

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for your business! We want to help promote your business and increase your customer traffic, while providing excellent and effective advertisement.

We are offering 2 separate corporate sponsorship packages:

Package 1: $250

Your business name will be posted on our Fun Run website, bulletin board and newsletters throughout the remainder of our 2017/2018 school year. E-mails sent to families during the Fun Run Event will also credit you as a corporate sponsor.

Package 2: $500

Includes Package 1, and also have your business name / logo printed on T-Shirts to be worn by students, teachers, and staff during the Fun Run Event. Note: You will need to provide us with camera ready art for the shirt. Please e-mail a vector pdf of your logo. Deadline for logos for shirts is October 22nd.

Please contact us immediately if you're interested, as we have a very limited amount of space for sponsors. Make checks payable to Our Lady of Mercy School and mail to the school address below.

Contact Information

Our Lady of Mercy School – 7 Elmwood Dr., Daly City, CA 94015

Phone – (650) 756-3395 e-mail to: Mary Ann Chongco, PTO President at ptopresident@olmbulldogs.com

We look forward to hearing from you and will provide you with our tax ID number when you donate.

Thank you in advance,

Our Lady of Mercy School

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Upcoming Activities. . . . .

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