OLM Parent Newsletter

December 16, 2015

Reflection Corner: The Human Face of God

CHRISTMAS is the feast of the presence of God. The birth of Jesus is not a fable! It is a historic event. In the face of little Jesus, we see the face of God who does not reveal himself in strength and power but in the weakness and frailty of a newborn baby. This is what our God is like - God comes in a child. This child reveals the tenderness of God’s love with which He surrounds each one of us. That is why we celebrate Christmas. Pope Francis

Christmas Spirit Day

Friday, December 18th, is Christmas Spirit Day. Students (and parents, too :-) are allowed to wear red or green top (no prints) to go with their school uniform bottom. As always, students should wear school uniforms if they would prefer so.

Simbang Gabi 2015

Thank you to all of you who came and participated in the first Simbang Gabi last night. It was great to see many of our families at the mass and at the reception. Special thanks to those who helped serve and contributed food for the after-mass fellowship. Our pastor, Fr. Domingo Orimaco, extends his appreciation and best wishes to all this Christmas and always.

Dinner / Auction TIckets

Our Dinner / Auction is coming up pretty soon. You are all encouraged to purchase your Early Bird tickets for the said event. Deadline for Early Bird tickets is this Friday, December 18th. Those buying the Early Bird tickets will receive 10 raffle tickets for the event.

For more information, please click on the following link:


What a Wonder-Full Show!

What an awesome show our students put together for all of you! We hope that you enjoyed the "wonder-full" performances you saw last Friday. Thank you for coming!

Our special thanks to the following:

Our pastor, Fr. Domingo Orimaco

OLM Administration, Faculty and Staff

OLM Knights of Columbus

Chris and Janti Sommer

Jen Vitug

Olivia Jiminez

Emily Montero

Cynthia Marquez

Lawrence Villegas

Joel Madera

Cheers to all our teachers who worked so hard to get all our students ready for last Friday's production.

Christmas Program DVD

The Christmas Program DVD is on sale for $20 till Friday, December 18th, 2015. The price goes up to $25 for orders made after Friday. Order forms are available in the office. Please make your check payable to OLM.
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OLM Superstars

Congratulations to the following:

Ben Van Dyke (1B)

Eyan Pangilinan (3B)

Zidane Sue (4A)

Zailea Flores (6A)

Lanz David (7B)

Czyrelle Hitosis (7B)

Jocelyn Leon Guerrero (7B)

Nicholas Montero (7B)

Ethan Villanueva (8A)

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Kindergarten (and Other grades) Applications

Our Lady of Mercy School is now accepting applications for school year 2016 - 2017. We invite prospective families to come and take a tour of the school. Application forms are available in the main office. Yes, we are accepting applications for all grades.

Please spread the word to your family and friends. Thank you.

An Important Reminder from the Homework Club and Clubhouse

This is a reminder. There will be no Clubhouse or Homework Club on Friday, December 18th. Please do make alternative arrangements for Childcare / pickup for your child/children on that day. Thank you.

Lunch Order Forms

Lunch order forms are now available online. As needed, please complete and submit the form(s) for your child/ children on or before Friday. Thanks.

Repost: 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

To commemorate the school's 60th anniversary, we are producing a coffee table book, "The Gift of Our Lady of Mercy School." A must-have book for all OLM alumni, students, family, friends, supporters, it hopes to bring all of us down memory lane as each page provides us glimpses of the sixty wonderful years of our school. Special thanks go to the project committee members: Arlene Fife, Jean Anderson, Janti Sommer, and Greg Rougley.

You should have received a letter with an attached solicitation form and letter for your contacts (family and friends) from the office. A soft copy of the documents will be posted on our website and a link will be added to this Parent Bulletin entry shortly. We are requesting that you let people know and get them to contribute to our project. We thank you, advance, for your support.

Prayer Intentions

For the eternal repose of the soul of Alice Chin, grandmother of Kaley Chin (2B)

Kindergarteners Carol

Spreading good cheer 'the old fashioned way', Kindergarten A & B visited Doelger Senior Center and serenaded them with Christmas songs. What a beautiful way to share the Christmas spirit with the community!
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Dates to Remember

December 18: Noon Dismissal (No Homework Club and Clubhouse)

January 4: Classes resume

January 10: First Communion Family Gathering @10:30 a.m. mass

January 15: Graduation Photo Day; Second Quarter ends.

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School Holiday

January 20: Third PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Mercy School

Pastor: Rev. Fr. Domingo Orimaco

Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sebastine Bula

Principal: Jeffrey T. Burgos

Administrative Assistants:

Sr. Eileen Pazmino, RSM

Mary Lynne Hogan

Discovering, Opening, Nurturing, and Sharing God's Gift to us