OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

"Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile." Mark 7:15

Reflection:

How can I change the world by consciously choosing my thoughts while I wash my hands?


Prayer:

Dear Lord, bless me with a clean heart. May my actions speak kindness and love to everyone I meet each day. Wash away my iniquities, and let my hands be an instrument of Your peace in the world. Amen.



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Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the month of September!!

Young People in Africa

September is just getting underway and our students and staff pray in Assembly every morning the Morning Offering and a decade of the Rosary. At the end of the Morning Offering we always say "in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. Amen!


This month we are called to pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries!

Happy Birthday, Mother Mary!

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Luminous Mysteries for the Daily Decade of the Rosary Starts this Week!

Thank you to our Student Council for leading our daily recitation of the Rosary last week. It is 8A's turn to lead our morning prayers this week. As this is a short week (with the Labor Day holiday), we will be reciting the fifth mystery Friday afternoon at 2:50. We will do so over our PA system. Thanks.


First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus

Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana

Third Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

Respect is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: SELF-REFLECTIVE Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Self-reflective Catholic Christian Learners who . . . .

Value and maintain active prayer life

Think critically to make good decisions

Face challenges with readiness to move forward


This week, let's spend time reflecting on the second bullet of being self-reflective Catholic Christian Learners - THINKING CRITICALLY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS.

Superstars of the Week

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


Kindergarten Sofia Willkom

First Johann Serrano

2A Hannah Widjaja

2B Alijiah Mateo

3A Sophia Carrion

3B Jared Pangalangan

4A Ethan Huerta

4B Justin Chan

5A Oscar Tran

5B Byron Ehlerman

6A Olivia Rickert

6B James Dimayuga

7A Kevin Vera Cruz

7B William Langley

8A Dominic Chiappari

8B Devan Abiva

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Picture Days


Smile! It is Picture Day! K- 8 Picture Day is on Wednesday, September 12th. Please note that all students are expected to come in their red sweater uniforms. For those who have kids at Sr. Claire's, Picture Day for our pre-schoolers is on Thursday, September 13th.


Flyers were sent to families last week. Please return completed forms with payment to the office. Thanks

Associate Superintendent's Visit

This year, we will once again see Associate Superintendent Carol Grewal come and visit our classrooms, with the first one scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4th. She is looking forward to seeing all the great work that we are doing at our school community.

Novena for our the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy

We invite you to join in on our daily morning assemblies as we pray the Holy Rosary. Please note that we will begin our novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy on Wednesday, September 12th which will run till Monday, September 24th. The novena will culminate with a school mass at 10:30 a.m. on that day.

Back-to-School Night for Middle School

We are having our Back-to-School Night for our Middle School classes at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5th. As in the past years, we will all meet at the Hall for the Opening prayer and introductions. Teachers will be dismissed shortly after the introduction to prepare for the arrival of the parents in their classrooms. Parents will be given their children's class schedules in their respective classrooms. The following is our rotation schedule for the evening:


7:20 - 7:35 Period 1

7:35 - 7:48 Period 2

7:48 - 8:00 Period 3

8:00 - 8:12 Period 4

8:12 - 8:25 Period 5

8:25 - 8:40 Period 6


Elementary School Back-to-School Night is at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th.

Chocolate Sales Launch

Please take note of our Chocolate Sale Assembly schedule on Monday, September 10th:


Grades: K-4: 12:45 - 1:15 in the Church Hall

Grades: 5-8: 1:30 - 2:00 in the Church Hall


Thank you, Mrs. Melissa Lee, for once again taking the lead in this annual fundraiser!

An Invitation from our Parish . . . . .

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Come and watch The Singings Priests from The Diocese of Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines, at 7:00 p.m.. September 14th at the OLM Church. The free, by (tax-deductible) donations only concert is a fundraising effort for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Diocesan Center and the Home for the Sick and Retired Priests.


For more information, contact our Parish Office at (650)755-2727.

RENAISSANCE STAR ASSESSMENT Window 1

We are administering the Renaissance STAR assessment this week and next week. We want to make sure that all students complete the assessments before Friday, September 14th. Daily attendance, as always, is expected.

Emergency Drills

We finished our first round of Emergency Drills last week. We encourage you to ask your children what they need to do during emergencies at school and at your respective homes. We can never be over prepared. We shall continue having these drills all throughout the school year.

Ice Cream Social

It was great to see lots of our students and parents at the Ice Cream Social last Friday. We thank all of you who came and joined in the fun. The Ice Cream was certainly great but the spirit of community was totally awesome. Till the next Ice Cream Social!

Uniforms

Please make sure you have your child's name on their uniforms. Some students have already misplaced their sweaters and sweatshirts. Thank you!

Come to our first PTO meeting for the school year at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19th.

Repost: Drama Club Announcement

Please note that the following Drama Club announcement went out to parents last week
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Audition Schedule:


Grades 3 - 5 for Beauty and the Beast

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, at the Church Hall


Grades 6 - 8 for Anne Jr. and Grades 3 - 8 for The Christmas Express

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, at the Church Hall