OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Jesus said to him in reply, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied to him, ". Master, I want to see." Jesus told him, "Go your way; your faith has saved you." Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.


If Jesus were to walk through the door right now, how would I answer His question: “What do you want me to do for you?”


Jesus, help me to be like Bartimaeus, with unrestrained trust in Your goodness.


October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, Mission Month and Respect Life Month

The students from 4A, Mrs. Galli's homeroom, will be reciting the Luminous Mysteries this week and we will continue to offer up Pope Francis’ intention for October which is to be present to the poor, the marginalized and those who have no voice. After Halloween we will begin the Pope Francis intention for November which relates to peace and love in our conversations with each other. Then next week, Mrs. Galli Cruz's Homeroom 4B will be reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries.

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's call to serve others

• Value the gifts of diversity

• Respect self and others

Virtue of the Month / S.L.E. focus for November

Diligence is November's Virtue of the Month.

Our SLE focus: Actively Engaged Catholic Christian Learners

November Month of Rememberance

Our Catholic November Month has been regarded as the Month of Holy Souls, Month of the Dead and often referred as the Month of Souls in Purgatory. We try to remember our loved ones by creating" Day of the Dead" altars in our homes and in our parishes in honoring All Souls Day which is falling on this Friday, November 2nd. Here at OLM we will set up a shrine in the school foyer around the Giving Tree for those people in our hearts that we want to remember. Please bring in pictures of your loved ones with a label of who they are and who the pictures belong to with a homeroom number so we can return them before Thanksgiving break.

Superstars of the Week

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

Kindergarten Atom Deng

First Lauren Encinas

2A Jaxen Molejona

2B Tiffany Zhao

3A Izabella Ledezma-Ampie

3B Julian Lechadores

4A Gregory Floresca

4B Gia Lagade

5A Zeke Tolentino

5B Elizabeth Belleza

6A Brendan Aguirre

6B Jacob Adela

7A Emily Aguirre

7B Zachary Reburiano

8A Joseph Benito

8B Leo Vanelli

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OLM "Leafalopes" !

The Seventh graders collected the students' MCA "leafalopes" for the Mission Childhood Association during the school wide Liturgy this past Wednesday at the 10:30 Mass. We celebrated Respect Life Month and October as Mission Month. Our OLM Bulldog students were so generous and respectful by donating $1573.05 on the first day of the MCA drive. Students may continue to bring in their "leafalopes" during the entire month of October to their teachers. Kindergarten student envelopes went home this past Friday in their homework bags and so they can return them all next week and up until Halloween. Many thanks again to everyone who participated and those wonderful Seventh Grade Ushers.

Kona Ice Winners

Here is the list of kids who are the Kona Ice winners from the Chocolate Sale. The event will take place in the area in front of Kindergarten classrooms on Friday, November 9, at 1:15 p.m.

K - Alejandro, Genesis

K- Carpio, Ava

K - Fernandez, Katherine

K - Jurado, Carmeline

K - Navarro, Nathan Avery

K - Varilla, Jayden

1st - Ho, Joshua

1st - Louie, Alyssa

1st - Miseray, Mia

1st - Morales, Katherine

1st - Pascual, Ella Marie

1st - Ronan, Vincent

1st - Santiago, Aizen

1st - Seegmiller, Nikko

1st - Uribe, Soleil

1st - Widjaja, Leo

2A - Miseray, Ava

2A - Molejona, Jaxen

2A - Palustre, Audrey

2A - Romero, Hailey

2A - Widjaja, Hanna

2B - Bell, Janae

2B - Manela, Christian

2B - Medalla, Derek Rey

2B - Santiago, Kenzo

3A - Eguilos, Aaden Ray

3A - Ho, Jacob

3A - Sunga, Dana

3B - Van Dyke, Ben

4A - Abila, Karlyne

4B - Abad, Izaiah Caleo

4B - Molejona, Julian

4B - Romero, Kingston

5A - Uribe, Sofia

5B - Morales, Jocelyn

5B - Santiago, Noah

6A - Dimayuga, James

6A - Palustre, Gavin

6A - Seegmiller, Jovenelle

6B - Silas, Peyton

6B - Ursua, Katherynne

6B - Van Dyke, Luke

7A - Blecha, Jordan

7A - Delery, Lindsey

7A - Dimayuga, Beatriz

7A - Diokno, Adrieana

7A - Sunga, Dylan

7B - Abraham, Andrea

7B - Carpio, Emma

7B - Romero, Cameron

8A - Abila, Kayla

8A - Blecha, Leilani

8A - Chiu, Evett

8A - Francisco, Jalayah

8A - Phillips, Reann Tracy

8A - Seegmiller, McKenna

8B - David, Bianca Kirsten

8B - Mananquil, Krista

Second Graders on FT to Herbst Theater and the SF Main Library

Our second grade OLM Bulldogs left for a great field trip day last Wednesday to the Herbst Theater to see a play on Rosie the Riveter and then went across the street to the Civic Center for their brown bag lunch in the park. The day ended with a trip to the Children's Library floor at the San Francisco Main Library. Read what the Children's Librarian had to say about our second grade students:

Good day, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Gotuaco,

Just a quick note of thanks to your class for your visit today to the San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center. Your 2nd grade class was alert, engaged, and enthusiastic about participating in the activity we’d prepared. A marvelous group!

We look forward to seeing you all again, and in helping you all load up your new library cards with some great titles!

-Jim Jeske, Children’s Librarian

San Francisco Public Library


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Photo highlights . . . . . .

Ziggurat Projects

Featuring the 6th graders and their Ziggurat Projects! Ziggurats were the largest and most important temples in Sumerian City-States. These city-states were some of the earliest civilizations in history. Thanks, Mr. Beteta!
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Our Art in Action classes are in full swing. Here are pictures taken in the most recent AiA sessions:

Seventh Grade Art in Action

First Grade Art in Action

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Second Grade Art in Action

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Eighth Grade Art in Action

Third graders enjoying their reading time

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It's Pumpkin Carving Time!

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Holy Day of Obligation

OLM School will be sponsoring the 10:30 a.m. Mass tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st, All Saints Day. The fourth grade class will be participating in the ministries such as cantors, altar servers, lectors, percussionists, and musicians with a special rendition of "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In!" Please come and spend this very Holy Day of Obligation with the OLM Bulldogs at our school-wide Mass.

School-Sponsored Parish Mass

The 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, of November, 4th, is a school-sponsored mass. This time, our seventh grade classes are responsible for preparing for the liturgy. The readers, altar servers, and offerers will come from our seventh grade classes. We invite all of you to come and join our parish community even at least once a month. After the 10:30 a.m., please join us for a simple reception at the school main building. Our seventh grade parents will be hosting the post-mass fellowship. Please invite your family, friends, including OLM alumni. We hope to see you all!

OLM Blocks and Stars

The Block letters and Block stars were awarded last week to the following folks:

OLM Block Letter (200 points)

Devan Abiva - 8B

Ryan Hernandez - 7B

Miles Lapid - 7B

Upon earning their OLM Block Letters from last year the following earn a star for every 50 points above their original 200 points:

1st Star

Ryan Jimenez & Christopher Enriquez - 8B and

Brandon Chongco & Andrea Abraham- 7B

3rd star

Krista Mananquil - 8B

3rd and 4th Stars

Aeden Perez - 7B

4th Star

Leilani Blecha - 8A

All these points were totaled from last year. Congratulations!

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200 Club Reception

The 200 Club Reception was an evening of fun and fellowship. It was a wonderful gathering of parent volunteers who have served the school over and beyond what is expected. A huge thank you to all 200 Club members. Special thanks to Zarah Llemos, Sue Noma, Sr. Eileen, Jody Bergmans for all your help in preparing for the fun event!
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Pink Shirt Day

On Friday, November 9th, OLM will participate in the International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Participants wear a solid colored pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The color of the shirts is based on a campaign started by Travis Price and David Shepherd. These two students took a stand for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

Students and staff members may wear a solid colored pink shirt to show their support. All other articles of the school uniform must be worn.

Applications for School Year 2019 - 2020

We officially start accepting applications for school year 2019 - 2020 on Thursday, November 1st. Please do share this information with our families and prospective families.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Next week is Parent Teacher Conference Week! It starts on Monday, November 5th to Wednesday, November 7th. Please note that those days are minimum days. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.

Thank you to all of you who have scheduled your conferences with your children's teachers already. For those who haven't done so yet, please go to SchoolSpeak and schedule your conference with your children's teachers. If you need help with the scheduler, please email Mr. Rougley at technology@olmbulldogs.com.

After your scheduled conference(s), please take some time to sit down with your children to review their grades and the comments of the teachers. It is also important to go over the STAR Renaissance report and the Student Learning Expectations (S.T.A.R.S.), identify areas of growth, and support that could be provided to help them achieve goals.

Thank you!

Halloween Festivities

We are going to have our annual Halloween festivities today, Wednesday, October 31st. The following are important information on this annual fun event:

Gr. 1- 6 students may come in Halloween costumes in the morning with Kindergarten teachers providing specific instructions for the little ones.

Please note that the following are not allowed:

Face masks

Anything bloody


Toy weapons of any kind

Any handheld props that may be a safety hazard

Students not wanting to be in costumes must be in their school uniforms. It is not a Free Dress Day.

We will still have our regular lunch periods for K – 6th. Hot lunches will still be available on that day.

The Halloween parade for K – 6 starts at 1:45 p.m. Immediately after the parade, classes will return to their classrooms for their respective Halloween celebrations. Please keep the treats as healthy as possible. Please note that Halloween treats may not be distributed until the designated celebration time.

The Halloween Social for 7th and 8th graders begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Same guidelines for K - 6 apply for 7th and 8th graders.

Pre-School Halloween Parade

Just like last year, our preschoolers are having their Halloween Parade between the two morning recess periods so our students are able to watch them march around the upper yard. They will start their parade at 10:10 a.m. It should be a fun parade of little ones!

It's Fun Run Time!

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The heat is on! The Fun Run Drive has officially started! Packets have gone home yesterday and the individual student websites are up! Time to reach out to family and friends for their support! Our kids are absolutely excited to get the Fun Run going! Join us at the Run on Friday, November 16th!

Invitation from Mercy High School

Come see The Third Wave on the following days:

Friday, November 9th, 7pm

Saturday, November 10th, 7 pm

Friday, November 16th, 7 pm

Saturday, November 17th, 7 pm

Mercy High School Theatre, 3250-19th Avenue, San Francisco

Mercy’s Visual & Performing Arts Department announces its 2018 fall play, The Third Waveby Ron Jones and Joseph Robinette. The Third Wave, based on high school teacher Ron Jones’ experiment in fascism, illustrates what happens to a teacher’s good intentions as his simulation rages out of his control in a matter of days. The time is 1967; the setting is a Palo Alto history class with the Vietnam War, racial integration and social revolution simmering in the background. This play, as well as numerous film and musical versions, remain popular around the world, especially in Germany and Israel.

We are very thrilled to have Mr. Ron Jones himself playing the older version of himself in the play (the now wiser old man who looks back on himself as a 22-year-old new teacher) as he watches and comments on the events of the six-day experiment. Mr. Jones will be available for the talk back after the performance. Also, all participating schools will receive a packet of lesson plans developed by the Holocaust Center and the Farkas Center.

For ticket information: https://tinyurl.com/yaz65z8q

OLM Alum Marisa Hamilton is in the production.