OLM Parent Bulletin
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
Every valley shall be filled
and every mountain and hill shall be made low.
The winding roads shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Luke 3: 5 - 6
How and when and where will I spend time in quiet with the Lord today?
Dear Jesus, silence the clamor. Slow me down. Help me sort through the clattering demands and hear Your still, small voice. Show me how to make ready Your way.
Patience is the Virtue of Month
Superstars of the Week
Kindergarten: Gianne Galido
First Grade: Hayley Lo
2A: Leila Villegas
2B: Samantha Sarad
3A; Rylan Cruz
3B: Jared Pangalangan
4A: Darren Minioza
4B: Kingston Romero
5A: Charlie Laurel
5B: Rylie Bautista
6A: Julian Cabonce
6B: Thomas Nelson
7A; Marcos Bendana
7B: Andrea Escamilla
8A: Kayla Abila
8B: Mateo Lapuz
Season of Advent at OLM
Simbang Gabi Volunteers
We need volunteers for our Simbang Gabi on Saturday. Please see message from our PTO president:
Hello OLM Families,
The PTO would greatly appreciate your support and generosity as we prepare to sponsor the 1st Night of Simbang Gabi on Saturday, December 15. We invite everyone to sign up via the SignUp Genius link below to donate food and/or to volunteer for set-up, clean-up and mass roles.
Thank you very much!
Beauty and the Beast
What an awesome performance by our students this past weekend! It was great to see our young actors and actresses in action as they played their respective roles in Beauty and the Beast. Congratulations to all of them! Kudos to Mrs. D'Cunha, play director, office staff support, Mr. Rougley, and to parent volunteers for a great show! A huge thank you to our parents for their continued support to the program!
Student Council Toy Drive
The OLM Student Council is hosting the annual Christmas Toy Drive for Mercy Housing the week of December 10th. We are asking for new unwrapped toys that cost $20 or less. Each grade has been assigned different kinds of toys, to ensure that a variety of toys are donated. They are:
K-2 dolls, trucks, cars
3-5 board games, art kits
6-8 sporting equipment.
Toys should be brought to the classroom. We are grateful for your help. The toy drive will end on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. God bless you, and you have a wonderful Christmas.
All Aboard! The Christmas Express goes live at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14th! Reserved tickets and sponsor tickets will be given to the oldest children before dismissal on Thursday, December 13th. See you at the show!
Christmas Play Video
We would like everyone to enjoy our Christmas Program. We want everyone to have a good view of the performance. Please be advised that personal videotaping and flash photography will not be allowed during the show on Friday. We have designated videographers and photographers to cover our Program.
And here's the good news: the Christmas program video link will be sent to everyone on or before January 15th. . . for FREE! That's right! You will have access to the video free of charge! And for those of you who would like to have an actual DVD as a keepsake may order copies as they become available on January 11th. Order forms will be available upon our return from Christmas break.
Special thanks go to the PTO and the families contributing to the reception that immediately follows the Mass!
Book Fair Coming up Soon!
Dear Parents and Families,
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their ownbooks to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Dino-Mite Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: January 27 – January 30
Information about volunteering at this special event will be coming to you soon.
Third Graders at the Nutcracker Performance
Opportunity for our 8th Graders from Bay Scholars
We are excited to begin the annual Bay Scholars scholarship application process! We are now accepting applications for students who will be entering high school in the Fall of 2019. Bay Scholars has partnered with 14 Catholic high schools in the Bay Area, each of whom, within their unique community, is dedicated to holistically preparing students for four-year colleges and universities. The students who benefit from attending our partner schools are prepared not just for the academic journey through college, but for the personal journey of growth in the world at large.
In San Francisco, our participating high schools are:
Archbishop Riordan High School
ICA Cristo Rey
Mercy High School (SF)
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
In the East Bay, we provide scholarships at
Bishop O’Dowd High School (Oakland)
Moreau Catholic High School (Hayward)
Salesian College Preparatory (Richmond)
St. Mary’s College High School (Berkeley)
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (Alameda)
De La Salle High School (Concord)
Carondelet High School (Concord)
In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties we have partnered with:
Junipero Serra High School (San Mateo)
Mercy High School (Burlingame)
Saint Francis High School (Mountain View)
We seek out young scholars who shine academically, engage actively in society and demonstrate outstanding promise and a willingness to give back to their communities. Our 4-year $10,00 scholarship (for incoming Scholars) makes college-prep high school education a reality for our scholars. Our scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, financial eligibility, and recommendations from principals like yourself.
(Please note: for ICA Cristo Rey, the scholarship amount is $6,000 over four years at $1,500 per year. For the rest of the participating high schools, the scholarship amount is $2,500 per year. Scholarships are renewable annually for all four years of high school if the family remains financially eligible.)
Attached is an updated copy of the (1) Scholarship Application Form and (2) Principal Recommendation Form. Please review both so you are aware of the application procedures. Both forms are also available to be downloaded from our website: www.bayscholars.org. Please note, we also require the families to submit their tax returns or other income verification documents.
We need your help in sending us deserving applicants for our scholarship program. Please distribute the application and recommendation forms to students who might be good candidates for the program (or direct them to our website to obtain the forms there).
All of the application materials are due back to Bay Scholars by Monday, February 4, 2019. Please note we do not accept faxed copies of the forms. The families will be notified after March 15, 2019 if the student has been selected as a Bay Scholar. An acceptance form will be mailed to the scholarship recipient’s family. The families must return the scholarship acceptance form back to us by Friday, April 12, 2019 in order to officially accept the scholarship.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Bay Scholars is grateful for your participation - we look forward to working together again this year.
All the best,
Caitlin Curran Kavanagh
Bay Scholars promotes a life-altering experience connecting promising youth with transformative educational opportunities at Bay Area Catholic college prep high schools.