OLM Parent Newsletter
December 2, 2015
Reflection Corner: Our Advent Journey
On the first Sunday of Advent, we begin a new liturgical year and a new journey with Jesus Christ - being on a journey across the paths of time. But where are we journeying? Is there a common goal? And what is this common goal? Jesus Christ is both our guide and goal of our journey. This journey never ends. Just as in each of our lives, we always need to begin again, to get up again, to rediscover the meaning of our lives.
Let us reflect on how we are going to make our Advent journey more meaningful and worthwhile.
Season of Advent Begins
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
OLM Family Mass
It's a Wonder-full Life Coming Up, Very Important Ticket Information
In our effort to provide all parents / guardians a fair chance at having seats for the performance, we are changing our admission / ticketing procedures this year. Please take note of the following:
All families will be given / assured of two tickets (reserved seats) upon request.
From 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7th till 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9th, parents need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , indicating the name of your oldest child enrolled at OLM this year and his / her room number on the subject line. The following is an example:
Subject: Ayden Vitug, 1B
Please do not write anything in the body of the email.
Requests received before 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 7th, or after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9th, will not be honored.
We only need ONE request email per family. Duplicate requests - more than one request email from a family - will be moved at the end of the request list.
Please note that tickets will be assigned to parents in the order the emails are received.
For those families who may not have email access, the school will open our phone lines for ticket requests from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ONLY on Monday, December 7th. A call made after an email is sent will be considered a DUPLICATE request.
Tickets (which are numbered by pew) will be given to the oldest children before dismissal on Friday, December 11th. If you need to make alternative arrangements for ticket pick-up, please do let the office know no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.
On the night of the performance, please make sure that you keep your tickets. Our ushers will be checking to make sure that everyone is seated on the assigned pews.
Please note that EACH FAMILY WILL ONLY GET TWO TICKETS. For those who miss the ticket request window and for other family members wanting to watch the show, whatever extra tickets (we have) will be available at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. on December 11th.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Come to our Season of Giving Christmas Faire!
Please do come to our Christmas Faire from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p,m, on Friday, December 4th, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th, at the Church Hall.
To cap our Christmas Faire weekend, we would like to invite you to come to a special choral concert, The Gift of Music Concert, featuring the Saringhimig Singers at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th at the OLM Church. Having special performances / appearances that evening are the OLM Children's Choir, Leilani Zaragoza and Charles Nicholson. Please come and celebrate the gift of music with us.
Maile Moffat (2A)
Miguel Morales (4A)
Christian Cancio (4A
Mateo Lapuz (5A)
Krista Mananquil (5A)
Leo Vannelli (5A)
Leilani Blecha (5B)
Repost: 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book
You should receive 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.
Repost: Scholarship Opportunity
Attention: 8th Grade Parents:
Subject: Bay Scholars Scholarship Application Process for students who financially qualify and are applying to Archbishop Riordan High School, ICA, Mercy SF, or SHCP.
A limited number of scholarships are available to families who meet the following financial criterion.
Family Size Maximum Annual Income
Application forms are available at the OLM School Office.
Repost: A Request from Our Student Council
Please bring new, unwrapped toys to your child's classroom. The Student Council will collect all donations from each class after morning business.
The designated toys for each class are below.
K-2: dolls (barbies/bratz), cars/trains/trucks, small Lego kits/ duplo sets
3-5: board games, action figures, play dough
6-8: arts and crafts, travel games, basketball/footballs/Nerf balls
Thank you for your generosity!
Dates to Remember
December 2: Fall Sports Awards Celebration at 7:00 p.m.
December 4 - 5: Christmas Faire
December 5: Gift of Music Concert at 7:00 p.m.
December 7: St. Nicholas Day at OLM, Online (email) Christmas Program Ticket Requests start at 9:00 a.m. Phone reservations from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
December 8: Immaculate Conception, School Mass at 10:30 a.m.
December 9: Online Christmas Program ticket requests end at 9:00 a.m.
December 11: OLM Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m.
December 13: First Communion Family Gathering after 10:30 a.m. mass
December 14: Noontime Dismissal, Faculty In-service
December 15: OLM hosts Simbang Gabi
December 18: Noon Dismissal (No Homework Club and Clubhouse)
Our Lady of Mercy School
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sebastine Bula
Principal: Jeffrey T. Burgos
Sr. Eileen Pazmino, RSM
Mary Lynne Hogan
Discovering, Opening, Nurturing, and Sharing God's Gift to us