OLM Staff Bulletin
Monday, September 19th, 2016
Readings: “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other. You cannot give yourself to God and money.” Luke 16:13
Reflection: The Church teaches us that generous giving is connected with alms giving – the sharing of our financial and material resources with those in need. The enemy of generosity is greed and making the security and comforts the center of our life. Have you experienced the joy of blessing others with the gifts and resources God has given you?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, all that I have is a gift from you. May I love you generously with all that I have. Help me to be responsible in fulfilling my duties through the rich resources you have given me including the use of my time, money, and possessions.
Virtue of the Month
Here are bible verses on commitment you may want to use in your discussions with students.
Staff Meeting - PD Day
Monday, Sep. 19th, 12:15-3:30pm
12:15 p.m. - Lunch (will be provided)
12:45 p.m. - Accreditation Work Overview
1:00 p.m. - 1:25 Rotation 1
1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Rotation 2
2:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Rotation 3
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Whole group sharing
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CCSS ELA work this year
Prayer Leaders: Tom Byrne and Ed Beteta
Next meeting's Prayer Leaders: Engelbert Abellana and Audrey Balingit
OLM Yearbook Receives Excellence Award for Four Years in a Row
Amy Dayrit (7A)
Lanz David (8B)
Matthew Mohler (7B)
200 Club Appreciation Reception
Feast of Our Lady of Mercy
Important Announcement: Please let all students know that they are expected to come to school wearing their Red OLM Sweater on Friday.
STAR TESTING SCHEDULE 2016 – 2017
We just completed the administration of the STAR testing. Thank you very much for everyone's cooperation in making sure that the testing went as smoothly as it did. Arrangements will be made by the testing team for those students who need to make-up tests. These should be completed this week just in time for the deadline which is the following Tuesday. We will spend time analyzing the data in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, you may access the results online. If you would like assistance in looking at your data, please see Greg, Beth or Jeff. Thanks.
Leadership Team Meeting
Ms. Cynthia Marquez is joining us to deliver music instruction to our classes on Fridays. We will briefly discuss the schedule (planned to follow the same time window as the Dance class) this afternoon.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Kindergarten (30 minutes each class, alternating)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. First Grade (30 minutes each class)
10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Fourth Grade (30 minutes each class)
11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Fifth Grade (30 minutes each class)
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. Second Grade (30 minutes each class)
1:55 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Third Grade (30 minutes each class)
As needed, adjustments will be made to address conflicts.
Please note that Ms. Marquez will be playing for our mass for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy as Ms. Reyes is not available on that day.
Evaluation / Goal Setting
K - 5: During Library period of your class
6 - 7: During first P.E. period of your class.
8: During second P.E. period of your class
Computer Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Resource: Friday at 1:30 p.m.
You are NOT expected to come with completed Goal forms yet. Note, however, that you will be asked to share the following:
* Goal on pursuing Catholic Identity / Religious Instruction
* Goal on CCSS ELA aligned lesson planning (ELA standards as reinforced in ELA and other subjects)
* Goal of your choice.
Please Reinforce . . . . .
We are very appreciative of all parents who have supported our Snack Bar over the years. In the past years, it was not unusual that we got way too much than what we needed for the day. To avoid food wastage, we are going to have a sign-up for parents who would like to donate to our Snack Bar. For those interested in donating food for the Snack Bar, please see or email Mrs. Llemos at email@example.com
Wishing our September celebrants our Lord's blessings on their special day and always . . . . . .
Karen Chin (September 20)
Jean Anderson (September 22)
Tom Byrne (September 25)
Sopheak Nguon (September 27)
Melissa Lee (September 28)
Randy Chang (September 29)
Brenda Allenbaugh (September 30)
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, September 19: OLM PD Day, Noon Dismissal
Tuesday, September 20: New Teachers' Meeting at 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21; 200 Club Reception
Progress Reports Due
Friday, September 23: School Mass, Feast of Our Lady of Mercy Observed.
Saturday, September 24: Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy
Monday, September 26: Staff Meeting
Tuesday, September 27: Leadership Team Meeting
Thursday, October 6: First Communion Information Night
Friday, October 7: Blessing of the Animals
October 3: Staff Meeting
October 4 - 7: Vision Screening
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day, School Holiday
Tuesday, October 11: Leadership Team Meeting
Monday, October 17: Minimum Day, San Mateo Cluster 1 PD
Tuesday, October 18: New Teachers' Meeting
Wednesday, October 19: School Mass
Friday, October 21: End of the Quarter, Fall Picture Retake
Sunday, October 23: First Communion Gathering I
Monday, October 24: Staff Meeting
Tuesday, October 25: LT meeting, Report Cards due online
Wednesday - Friday, October 26 - 28: Fall Parent Teacher Conference Days. Noon Dismissal
Friday, October 28: Fall Play at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29: Fall Play at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 31: Halloween Parade, Halloween Social, Report Card published