OLM Staff Bulletin

Monday, December 7, 2015

Reflection Corner: Advent Moment of Mercy

On December 8, 2015, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis will open the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica to proclaim the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy. He is calling all Catholics to reflect on the mercy of God. Pope Francis wants us all to remember that we receive God’s mercy as a gift of grace. We thank God in our own merciful thoughts, words and actions toward others.

Prayer: Lord, as we continue our Advent Journey, help us recognize your merciful love through your grace.

The Countdown Continues . . . . . . . .

Ten more school days before our Christmas break! The next few days will be quite busy but should be so much fun. :-) Please take note of the following:

Christmas Play Rehearsal at 1:00 p.m. today, Monday, December 7th, and tomorrow, Tuesday, December 8th.

Feast of Immaculate Conception School Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8th

Christmas Play Dress Rehearsal on Thursday at 1:00 p.m., December 10th

Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11th.

Faculty In-Service on Monday, December 14, noon dismissal

OLM sponsored Simbang Gabi, 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15

Earthcapade, 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17

Class Parties / Last school day before Break, Friday, December 18

Staff Party, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, at Lucky Chances

Staff Meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 2:45-4:15pm

Computer Lab *

Christmas Program Notes

Reminders on Expectations during School Masses

December 8 Mass / Recess Schedule

December 18 Staff Party

Tech Professional Development: MSP and Communicating Curricular Work with Parents

*Please take note of venue change. Please bring your Chromebook to the meeting.

Prayer Leaders: Maria Collins and Lynne Morris

It's a Wonder-Full Life!

Thank you very much for preparing our students for our upcoming Christmas Program. Please find below our schedule till our performance night.

December 7 General Rehearsal at 1:00 - 2:30

December 8 General Rehearsal (as needed), 1:00 - 3:00

December 10 Dress Rehearsal 1:00 2:15

December 11 Christmas Program at 7 p.m.

For today, we will practice the entire program at the church. There are students assigned to call your class as your turn to perform comes. Your class will be taken to our holding room, which is the Church Hall, as you wait for your turn to sing. After your class performs, please usher your students out of the church using the entrance / exit door on the left facing the altar and take them back to your classroom.

At 2:00 p.m., please take your class to the Church Hall. Line them according to the following arrangement facing the kitchen:

5th ******* 3rd ******* 1st ****** 2nd ****** 4th ****** 6th

Kindergarteners will be in the "kitchen" room.

Sr. Rosabel will be at the Hall to get everyone organized.

Weekend Events

The past weekend was quite hectic. Thank you very much to all of you who came and supported our Christmas Faire last Friday and Saturday, including those who attended the The Gift of Music concert. Appreciation also goes to those who came to our Family Mass yesterday.

Christmas Party

Just a reminder: We are having the OLM Christmas Party at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18th, at Lucky Chances. The OLM Parish Office staff members have also been invited to join us that afternoon. It surely promises to be one fun Christmas and end-of-the-year celebration.

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: 3rd and 4th Grade teachers are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

OLM National Geographic Geography Bee

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the School Round of the National Geographic Geography Bee:

Leo Vanelli: 5th grade

Carlo Bautista: 6th grade

Zailea Flores: 6th grade

Logan Scudmore: 6th grade

Brian Benito: 7th grade*

Jonathan Blecha: 7th grade

Alyssa Hernandez: 7th grade

Madi Landaverde: 8th grade

Elijah Odocayen: 8th grade

Morgan Sy: 8th grade

*Answered 7-out-of-7 qualifying questions correctly. He is also the 2013 and 2014 OLM School Champion.

Students will have the Christmas Break to practice questions and study by going to the National Geographic Geography Bee Website and “Take the Daily Quiz.” The School Round and Championship Round will be on Friday, January 8, in the Church Hall at 1:30 p.m.

Monthly Birthday Celebrations

It's that time of the month again. We are having our monthly birthday celebration on Wednesday, December 9th, at the Faculty Lounge. Please come to the Faculty Lounge to honor our December celebrants.

Repost: School Mass Schedule Change in December

To celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, we are moving our scheduled school mass next month (originally on Wednesday, December 16th) to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8th.

Advent Confession Schedule

Please find below our Advent Confession Schedule:

7th Grade: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 16th*

8th Grade: 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 17th

60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Please do encourage our families to turn in their completed forms as soon as possible. Also, please share the information to all alumni that you may be in contact with. Our orchestrated effort to get the word out would help make this project a big success. Thank you very much!

Repost: Earthcapade

We will once again have the H20 Show from Earthcapades for K - 6th graders at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17th, at the Church Hall. For more information on Earthcapade, please click on the following link: www.http://earthcapades.com.

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

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

Monday, December 7: 3B

Monday, December 14: 2A

Monday, January 4: 2B

Monday, January 11: 1A

Tuesday, January 19: 1B

Monday, January 25: KA

Monday, February 1: KB

Important Dates to Remember

December 7: St. Nicholas Day

December 7: Christmas Program General Rehearsal. Staff meeting

December 10: Dress Rehearsal

December 11: Possible Rehearsal

December 11: Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m.

December 14: Noon Dismissal, Faculty In-service

December 15: OLM sponsors Simbang Gabi

December 16 School Mass at 10:00 a.m.

December 17: H20 Show, Earthcapades

December 18: Noon Dismissal --) No Homework Club or Clubhouse