Our Lady of Mercy ALUMNI NEWS
CONNECT TODAY, TRANSFORM TOMORROW!
Welcome to the summer issue of OLM E-news. If this is your first time receiving this newsletter, we are very excited to share this innovative new publication with you, our graduates, students, faculty and friends.
Our school draws strength from and flourishes because of our multifaceted history. The mission of this new online alumni newsletter is to tell the story of our alumni, faculty/staff, students, and our school in a deeper, more personal way. It is our hope that you will want to learn more about our rich and vibrant culture, our programs and initiatives, and the people involved in creating, living, and enriching the lives of others because of it.
As we head into the hustle and bustle of attending graduations, making travel plans & vacation this summer, I’d like to say thank you to all of you for your continued support, engagement and advocacy. Please continue to like our Facebook page and postings to see school and alumni updates. https://www.facebook.com/olmbulldogs/.
Peace and blessings!
Director of Alumni Relations
MR. TOM BYRNE (CLASS OF 1971)
As always – we want to hear from you! Please let us know what aspects of our school you would like to see us cover in future issues. What topics interest you? Who and what would you like us to feature? In addition, we invite you to share your professional and personal stories with us. Graduates of OLM are spread throughout the globe and have touched many lives as professionals.
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Dear OLM Alumni, and Friends:
Our Annual Giving is one of OLM’s most important fundraising efforts and we ask for the participation of our OLM community. Since 1955, Our Lady of Mercy School has pioneered an inspiring educational model that fosters deep and lifelong learning, exceptional teaching, and a strong culture enhanced by diverse backgrounds and ideas.
Your contribution will enable us to deliver OLM education we all believe in and balances the school’s operating budget. Tuition doesn’t cover all costs of educating our students, so we are reaching out to you hoping that you are able to participate in the Annual Giving at a level appropriate to your financial circumstances.
Your investment in our school ensures that we have the resources to support our Technology Program. Your generous contribution will allow us to purchase new computers from K-8th and give our students the chance to thrive in the world of technology. We would like to be able to provide each class a good and dependable chromebooks and accessories.
All gifts are tax deductible, as no goods or services were provided to you for your donation. Our Tax ID number is 94-1337623.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Peace and Blessings!
Computers in education have become an absolute necessity today and are so ingrained in the daily lives of our students in the classroom that not knowing computers can become a significant liability. Here at OLM, we believe in making our students future-ready. It’s for this reason that we would like to acquire new computers for each classrooms and replace and upgrade the old ones to enhance our student’s knowledge and skills.
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL, CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES
JERARD LOYOLA, VALEDICTORIAN - CLASS OF 2022
OLM KINDERGARTEN YEAR END CELEBRATION
Britney Paige Primer (OLM Class of 2014), graduated from San Diego State University
Miguel Angala (OLM Class of 2014), graduated from Gonzaga University
Brandon Flores (Class of 2014) graduated as Magna Cum Laude at Dominican University of California, BS in Nursing
Joseph Biscocho (Class of 2014) graduated from Dominican University of California
Abigail Sese (OLM Class of 2014) graduated from Dominican University of California
Jazmine Cunanan (OLM Class of 2014) Dominican University of California
Kayla Curameng (OLM Class of 2014) Graduated from UC Berkeley, Civil Engineering
Janessa Lee (Class of 2018)
SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL PREP GRADUATION CLASS OF 2022 (OLM CLASS OF 2018)
KAYLA CHONGCO (OLM Class of 2018), St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Kayla is going to Gonzaga University this fall, Congratulations!
Sean Quanico, Class of 2018
ARIELLE TOY, (OLM Class of 2018) Graduated from ICA, Class of 2022, received the Academic Scholarship at University of Portland.
Ana Marie Torrea, Class of 2009
Anchor/Reporter at KION 5/46 in Salinas, CA.
I’m currently working as an Anchor/Reporter serving the Santa Cruz, Monterey, & San Benito areas. I previously worked as a Bureau Reporter & fill-in Anchor in Chico-Redding at Action News Now (KHSL/KNVN) & as a Morning Anchor/Reporter at Redwood News (KIEM/KVIQ) in Humboldt County. I strive to be a voice for the communities I serve and to shed light on issues that impact our lives.
4 YEARS AFTER OLM GRADUATION, CLASS OF 2018 REUNION, MARCH 1, 2022
BRIAN FLOWERS - I graduated OLM in 1995. I’ve been working as a PE Teacher at Thomas Edison since 2012 and I’ve also been working for the City of Daly City Recreation Department on and off since I was a junior in High School. Recently I was promoted to a Recreation Services Coordinator and will be leaving my PE Job after 10 amazing years. I have two kids Brianna who is 9 and Brandon who is 6. I have been married since 2008 to my amazing wife Sheena. Best of luck to everyone.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (OLM Class of 1983)
Kimberly grew up in the Mission Disstrict of San Francisco and in Westlake, Daly City. Kimberly graduated from Mercy High School SF, studied at UC Davis, and the University of San Francisco, and was a prosecuting attorney in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. She was an assistant district attorney in San Francisco from 2000 to 2004. Kimberly married Democratic politician and future California governor Gavin Newson and was First Lady of San Francisco during Newsom's first two years as mayor of that city. She is a member of the Republican Party and has been engaged to Donald Trump, Jr. since 2020.
CHONGCO FAMILY - Mr. Gary, Brandon (Class of 2020), Kayla (Class of 2018) & Mrs. Chogco 1st Gr Teacher
PROUD COUSINS & BROTHER!
Brothers: Jerard Loyola (2022 OLM Valedictorian) & Ronald Santos (2013)
PASCO FAMILY - Cailey (Class of 2018), Carissa (Class of 2012), Dad Nick, Nico, Mom Ces
RONALD J. SANTOS, Class of 2013 (July Celebrant)
GABRIEL CANICOSA, Class of 2008 ( June Celebrant)
EMILY AGUIRRE, Class of 2020 (June Celebrant)
KAYLA CHONGCO, Class of 2018 (July Celebrant)
DREW NOMA, CLASS OF 2008, (June Celebrant)
MRS. CRISTINA GOTUACO, KB TEACHER (July Celebrant)
HANNA COSTELLO, OLM Instructional Aide (June Celebrant)
JEREMY BILLOTE, CLASS OF 2008 (June Celebrant)
DR. BRUCE COLVILLE, OLM COUNSELOR (July Celebrant)
CLASS OF 1984, OLM BULLDOGS
SISTER MARY CLAIRE MAHER, O.P. - Founding Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School
In September 1955, Sister Claire became the founding Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School in the Westlake District of Daly City. Sister Claire, who had a way of speaking her mind, was asked by Henry Doelger, the builder of the Westlake homes, if she could use some books for the library, she said "No, but you could build me a Convent" and he did. Years later when Monsignor Richard Power, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, asked what little thing her sisters might want at the convent, Sister Claire asked for a new wing and a chapel. She got her wish.
Sister Claire established long standing Dominican traditions at the new school. She remained the principal until 1963. Sister Claire returned to OLM on November 4, 2012 to help with the ribbon cutting for the new OLM preschool named in her honor - Sister Claire's Preschool.
The Sister Claire's Preschool was blessed on November 4, 2012. At the ceremony, Sister Claire Maher, O.P., cut the ribbon herself at 104 years old.
OLM School 1955 - HAPPY 66th YEAR!
THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF 1959
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL Non-Discrimination Policy
Our Lady of Mercy School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all,
admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school.
Our Lady of Mercy School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-