OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Reflection Corner

The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas is thought by some to be rooted in the gift giving of the Magi. In many cultures, gifts are not exchanged at Christmas, but rather on the feast of the Epiphany. Whenever you exchange your Christmas gifts, take some time to reflect on this tradition of gift giving at Christmas. Think of the best gift you have received. What was it? What made it special? Was it the gift itself, the thought that went into it, or the person who gave it to you?

The gifts of the Magi—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—have come to be understood as symbols of Christ’s royalty, divinity, and eventual suffering and death. They are special because in giving them, the Magi acknowledge who Jesus was to be: our Savior. We pray that we will acknowledge Jesus as Savior in all that we do and say.

From Loyola Press.com

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Humility is the Virtue of Month

SLE Focus for the Month: RESPONSIBLE Catholic Christian Learners

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

  • Live out the Gospel values
  • Develop lifelong learning skills
  • Express and utilize individual talents

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten: Olivia de la Cruz

First Grade: Soleil Uribe

2A: Leila Villegas

2B: Nicolas Arnold

3A: Izabella Ampie-Ledezma

3B: Isabel Reburiano

4A Roan De la Cruz

4B: Mia Cabatic

5A: Ysabelle Galvez

5B: Audrey Zamboanga

6A: Gavin Palustre

6B: Peyton Silas

7A: Tatiana Palanca

7B: Sammy Sales

8A: Leilani Blecha

8B: Kylie Penas

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OLM Bulldogs Remember the Butte County Fires with a Generous Donation

A check for $2,023.09 was sent to the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento before the Christmas break. These were the donations our OLM Bulldogs took up during our OLM Mass on December 19th. Our Bulldogs certainly were in the spirit of giving and exercising their Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy for the occassion. Thank you and "God Bless Us Everyone!"

Daily Advent Candle Service at the OLM Morning Assemblies

Many thanks to our Student Council Officers Andrea, Leilani, Krista and Dominic for leading our Advent Lighting Ceremonies each of the three weeks of Advent. Also a huge amount of gratitude goes to members of the class of 2019 Leo, Timmy and Joshua N. for setting the podium and wreath up each morning. OLM Bulldogs certainly showed their spirit that Jesus is the real reason for the Season of Advent and Christmas!
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Sacramental Gathering

A reminder from Sr. Rosabel for Parents of our First Communicants:

Good morning, and Happy New Year!

Please be reminded that our 2nd Sacramental Family Gathering is scheduled this Sunday, January 13 after the 10:30 AM mass. See you all in the Church Hall. Blessed days ahead on this last week of Christmas season!

Please do share your favorite dish to the community for our potluck lunch.

Thank you,


Chocolate Sales Dave and Buster Winners

Congratulations Dave and Busters Winners! Below are the names of winner from the Chocolate Sale. Permission forms have been sent out. Please return them no later than Friday, January 11th. Volunteers are also needed to help chaperone. Please contact Melissa Lee at olmchocolatesale@gmail.com. It is from 10:15-1:15pm.

KA Alejandro, Genesis

KA Ava Carpio

1st Louie, Alyssa

1st Miseray, Mia

1st Morales, Katherine

1st Pascual, Ella Marie

1st Ronan, Vincent

2A Miseray, Ava

2A Molejona, Jaxen

2A Romero, Hailey

2B Bell, Janae

3A Eguilos, Aaden Ray

4A Sales, Alexis

4B Abad, Izaiah Caleo

4B Lapid, Tyler

4B Macario, Chloe

4B Romero, Kingston

4B Trapsi, Emma

5B Morales, Jocelyn

5B Santiago, Noah

6B Silas, Peyton

6B Ursua, Katherynne

7A Blecha, Jordan

7A Delery, Lindsey

7B Carpio, Emma

7B Romero, Cameron

8A Blecha, Leilani

8A Francisco, Jalayah

Tuition Raffle

OLM Annual Tuition Raffle to kick-off on Jan 25, 2019! Grand Prize of Free OLM Tuition for a year for 1 Student or $5000 is up for grabs with many more prizes in store. Be on the look out for the raffle contract to be distributed next week. Let's keep our momentum going for our fundraising this year! Thank you for your continued support of Our Lady of Mercy School!!

From the Parents and Scouts of Troop 343

Girls aged 11 through 17 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a
Scouts BSA information night at OLM's Church Hall, Monday, January 14th at

Scouts BSA is forming a New Troop for girls at OLM, linked to our Boy Scout
Troop 343.
This is the same exciting program of Outdoor Adventure, Service, and
Leadership, and its finally available for girls!

Reference the attached flyer and https://www.scouting.org/scoutsbsa/

Hope to see you there!
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Recycled Envelopes Needed

If you have recycled envelopes you want to get rid off, please send them our way. We always need them in the office.

Used Uniforms

Planning for next year's uniforms? We have used uniforms for sale? Stop by the office if you would like to buy some.

PTO Meeting

We will have a PTO meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16th. See you all there!

Applications for School Year 2019 - 2020

We officially started accepting applications for school year 2019 - 2020 on Thursday, November 1st. If you know families interested in joining us next school year, please do send them our way. We will be happy to reach out to them to share all the wonderful work that we do at Our Lady of Mercy School.

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 own

books 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.