OLM Parent Newsletter
October 14, 2015
Reflection Corner: The Gift of Mary as a Disciple
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Mary's profound prayer, her "Fiat" (Let it be done) in response to the visitation from the messenger of heaven, the angel, gives a pattern of prayer and a way to live for every Christian. However, the "Fiat" is more than a prayer. It reveals the way of the first disciple, Mary, and it shows a lesson book, a guide, for this journey called life.
Reflection: Our life is always filled with meaning, purpose and destiny. Do we have eyes of faith to see and respond with the kind of trusting surrender that was also expressed by Mary in her continuing surrender to God's invitation?
School-wide Rosary Recitation
OLM is one with the Church in celebrating the World Mission and Rosary Month! All are invited to join the School pray the Holy Rosary on October 19 – 23 at 8:05 a.m. One decade of the Luminous Mystery will be prayed each day of the week with a particular intention of the five continents. The following will lead the five decades of the Rosary:
Monday (Language Decade – Parents & Staff)
Tuesday (Grade 8)
Wednesday ( Grade 7)
Thursday (Grade 6)
Friday (Singing Decade – School Choir)
“The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the saints…it is a prayer from my heart.” Pope Francis.
Parent-Teacher Conference Week Appreciation
Chocolate Sale Ends
High School Information Night
Halloween Festivities Just Around the Corner
Booo! It's Halloween! That's right! The spirit is slowly invading us. People have been asking about the upcoming Halloween events. Here you go . . . . . .
We are going to have our annual Halloween festivities on Friday, October 30th. Here is some information to take note of:
K - 6 students may come in Halloween costumes in the morning. Kindergarten teachers will be providing specific instructions for the little ones. Please note that the following are not allowed:
Anything that suggests violence including bloody costumes
Toy weapons of any kind
Any handheld props that may be a safety hazard
Open shoes, slippers, flip-flops
Inappropriate attire (short shorts, short dresses, tank tops, etc.)
Students not wanting to be in costumes must be in their school uniforms. It is not a Free Dress Day.
We will still have our regular lunch periods for K – 6th. Hot lunches will still be available on that day.
The Halloween parade for PreK – 6 starts at 1:30 p.m. Immediately after the parade, classes will return to their classrooms for their respective Halloween celebrations. Parents are reminded to keep the treats as healthy as possible. Halloween treats may not be distributed until the designated Halloween celebration time.
The Halloween Social for 7th and 8th graders begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Special Dress Guidelines will be provided to students. Junior High students are expected to remain in the hall for the entire Halloween Social event.
It should be on fun Halloween celebration at OLM. Boooooooooo!
Galaxy of Stars
William Tran (2B)
Aiden Torres (4B)*
Gabe Santos (7A)
Krista Castro (7B)
Nicholas Montero (7B)
* not in the picture
An Invitation from the Cub Scouts . . . . . .
Repost: Photo Retake Day
Repost: Box Tops for Education
Repost: MONSTER BOOK FAIR
Reading Is So Much Fun You’ll Get Goosebumps!
Our 2015 Scholastic Book Fair is almost here. Our opening day will be on Tuesday, November 3rd in the Church Hall. The fair will continue through Sunday, November 8th (excluding Saturday).
We hope that you’ll come and join in the fun and that you’ll support our Classroom Wish List opportunity. This is a great way to help teachers build their classroom libraries.. Just purchase a book from the teacher’s “wish” basket, sign your name on the presentation label (at the cashier’s table), and you’ve made a meaningful contribution to your child’s classroom. You may deliver the book in person, or we’ll be happy to deliver it for you. What a joy it is to give the gift of reading!
Watch for the Book Fair flyer! It has dates, times, and offers you an opportunity to volunteer at this joyful event.
See you at the MONSTER BOOK FAIR!
Dates to Remember
October 14 School Mass
October 15 High School Information Night at 7:00 p.m.
and Photo Retake Day
October 16 Daly City Fire Prevention Presentation for K - 6th
October 19 Noon Dismissal - Faculty In-ServiceOctober 19-23 School-wide Rosary Recitation at 8:05 a.m.
October 23 First Quarter ends, Cub Scouts Movie Night
October 25 First Communion Family Gathering at 10:30 a.m. Mass
October 30 Halloween Parade (Pre-school - 6th) and Halloween Social (7th and 8th)
November 3 and 4 Hearing Screening
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