OLM Staff Bulletin

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Reflection Corner: Feast of the Presentation of Jesus (February 2nd)

In this feast day, we celebrate and remember that 40 days after the birth of a Jewish boy, it was the custom to take him to the temple to be presented to God. Mary and Joseph observed this law and presented Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. On this day, we also bless candles that remind us the light of Jesus’ coming to us. Candles invite us that as Christians we must bring the light of Christ to the darkness of the little corner of our world and to all people we meet.


Lord, help us keep your love, your light burning brightly in our lives. Give us the wisdom and the strength to avoid the shadows of sin in our lives. Help us carry your light to all we meet until that day when we go out to meet you.

Faculty Meeting

Monday, Feb. 1st, 2:45pm

Church Hall


K - 8 PD Day

Textbook / Workbook Reorder

Leadership Team

CSW Activities

Valentine's Celebrations

Principal Survey

Open House Debrief

Spring Emergency Drills


60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Team Time

OLM Catholic Schools Week 2016

January 31st – February 4th


Please find below activities this week:.

Monday, February 1st

Morning Prayer - c/o Student Council

Parish and Community Appreciation Day

Students write letters to Community Partners (Pastors, Parishioners, Vendors).

Venue: Classrooms

Tuesday, February 2nd

Morning Prayer - c/o Speech Club

Parent/ Family Appreciation day

(Students Write Appreciation Letters to Parents)

Morning Hospitality at the Hall (Doughnuts in the Hall)

Wednesday, Feb.3rd

Morning Prayer - Preschool

Staff Appreciation Day

Continental Breakfast and Lunch at Church Hall

On the Spot Essay Writing Contest – Grades 4 & 5 @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Parish Center)

Bible Quiz Bee - Grades 6 – 8 @ 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. ( Church Hall)

Thursday, Feb. 4th

Morning Prayer by Yearbook Club

Student Appreciation and Loved Ones/ Grandparents Day – Visitors in the Classrooms (1:15 p.m. –2:30 p.m.)

Spirit Day

Friday, February 5th

K - 8 Professional Development at St. Cecilia's School

Details will be discussed in our staff meeting today. Thank you to our committee members, Sr. Rosabel, Lynne Morris, Dana Sargenti, Katherine Coddington, and Zarah Llemos.

January 27th

Thank you for the wonderful celebration we had last Wednesday. It was a truly special occasion for our school community.
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Book Drive, A Success!

Our Book Drive was a success! We collected almost 5,000 books in one week. Congratulations and thank you to all of us! The class that gathered the most number of books is . . . . . . . .. 1A! Congratulations, 1A! We will schedule your pizza party courtesy of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Auction 2016

The Auction was certainly one fun event. Appreciation goes to all who supported and contributed to the success of this year's auction. The teacher experiences / activities made lots of parents excited and happy and generated raise a significant amount for our school. Thank you very much!

60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

We have receiving completed forms with families / alumni's contributions. Thank you for helping us spread the work about the our 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book. Our deadline to turn in completed solicitation forms is coming up. Please do remind our families to turn in their completed forms as soon as possible. Families not turning in the completed forms will be on the Opt-Out list. Those opting out will be paying $50 and will not receive a copy of the book.

Our orchestrated effort to get the word out would help make this project a big success. Thank you very much!

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder:Third and second grade teachers are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

Repost: Lion Dance Performance

Our students are going to be treated to a Lion Dance performance in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Angela Chan, mother of Alex (KB) and Ryan (2B), has arranged for West Coast Lion Dance Group to come to our school once again at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19th.

February 5th K - 8 Professional Development Day

On Friday, February 5th, we are going to attend the Archdiocese-wide K-8 Professional Development at St. Cecilia's School. Please do take note of the venue change. As parking may be a challenge on that day, let us plan on carpooling with other teachers.

Prayer Intentions

For the eternal repose of the souls of

*Marianne O;Reilly, mother of Maeve O'Reilly.

*Myrna Herrera, grandmother of Ethan Villanueva (8A), Darren Minioza (1B) and Tyler Minioza (4A).

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

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

Monday, February 1: Student Council*

Monday, February 8: KB*

Tuesday, February 16: 8A*

Monday, February 22: 8B*

Monday, February 29: 7A*

Monday, March 7: 7B*

*Please take note of the date change.

Important Dates to Remember

February 1 - 5 CSW Celebration

February 5: K - 8 Conference /OLM at St. Cecilia's. Pre-School PD at OLM

February 8: Valentine's Day Celebrations Pre-School to 6th, Social 7th and 8th

February 9: Incoming Kindergartners' Assessment

February 10: Ash Wednesday, School Mass at 10:15 a.m.

February 15: Presidents' Day, No School

February 19: Lion Dance Performance at 8:30 a.m.

February 22: Noon Dismissal, Cluster PD at OLM