Our Lady of Mercy ALUMNI NEWS
CONNECT TODAY, TRANSFORM TOMORROW!
On behalf of Our Lady of Mercy School, I would like to extend our warmest wishes for peace, joy and fulfillment in 2023. We truly appreciate your kind cooperation and support for the enhancement of the friendship among our OLM community.
A new year is a time of starting a new age, we have faced many challenges in the previous year, but we do not lose hope. As we enter the New Year with cheer, hope and joy in our hearts, I wish you all a year full of happiness, health and success. Have a wonderful New Year!
Thank you for keeping in touch and for all your support.
Peace and blessings!
As always – we want to hear from you! Please let us know what aspects of our school you would like to see us cover in future issues. What topics interest you? Who and what would you like us to feature? In addition, we invite you to share your professional and personal stories with us. Graduates of OLM are spread throughout the globe and have touched many lives as professionals.
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Mrs. Arlene Fife, OLM Principal from 1990-2007
Patricia Ivancich Dassios (Class of 1993) Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at La Mienne, San Mateo
ROSEANNE JAMIE VELASQUEZ, DNP
Samuel Merritt University
Jason Quanico (left) class of 2009, Deputy for the San Francisco Sheriffs Office
Jose Arrobio, Class of 2009
Happy Anniversary Jim & Susan! Susan Grealish Flanigan, Class of 1966
Greg Rougley, Class of 1987. Greg and Jenn Rougley's son, Xavier, is currently in 4th grade at OLM
Mr. & Mrs. Velasques with Roseanne (Class of 2007) and Justine (Class of 2011)
ANASTASIA VILLALOBOS, CLASS OF 2004
VILLALOBOS FAMILY - Mom & Dad (Margie & Roly), Anastasia (Class of 2004) Joe (Class of 2010)
Sister Eileen Pazmino, RSM
Dear OLM Alumni, and Friends:
Our Annual Giving is one of OLM’s most important fundraising efforts and we ask for the participation of our OLM community. Since 1955, Our Lady of Mercy School has pioneered an inspiring educational model that fosters deep and lifelong learning, exceptional teaching, and a strong culture enhanced by diverse backgrounds and ideas.
Your contribution will enable us to deliver OLM education we all believe in and balances the school’s operating budget. Tuition doesn’t cover all costs of educating our students, so we are reaching out to you hoping that you are able to participate in the Annual Giving at a level appropriate to your financial circumstances.
Your investment in our school ensures that we have the resources to support our Technology Program. Your generous contribution will allow us to purchase new computers from K-8th and give our students the chance to thrive in the world of technology. We would like to be able to provide each class a good and dependable chromebooks and accessories.
All gifts are tax deductible, as no goods or services were provided to you for your donation. Our Tax ID number is 94-1337623.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
Peace and Blessings!
Computers in education have become an absolute necessity today and are so ingrained in the daily lives of our students in the classroom that not knowing computers can become a significant liability. Here at OLM, we believe in making our students future-ready. It’s for this reason that we would like to acquire new computers for each classrooms and replace and upgrade the old ones to enhance our student’s knowledge and skills.
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SISTER CLAIRE'S PRESCHOOL IS CELEBRATING ITS 11TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR!
OLM dedicates preschool in honor of Sister Claire Maher, OP
Sister Claire's Preschool at Our Lady of Mercy School was blessed and named in honor of the founding principal of Our Lady of Mercy School: Dominican Sister Claire Maher.
Dominican Sister Claire Maher, at right with a bouquet of flowers, is pictured at the dedication of Sister Claire's Preschool at Our Lady of Mercy School, Daly City, on Nov. 4, 2012.
The Sister Claire's Preschool was blessed on November 4, 2012. At the ceremony, Sister Claire Maher, O.P., cut the ribbon herself at 104 years old.
OLM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024
Lion Dance to celebrate Chinese New Year and to welcome our Very Important Loved Ones to OLM.
FACULTY BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS THIS WINTER
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK, JANUARY 29TH - FEBRUARY 3, 2023
It's Catholic Schools Week!
Here are our Catholic Schools Week Activities:
Friday, January 27th: VILO Day: We welcome our VILO (Very Important Loved Ones) to be with their students from 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. We will invite them to join our Morning Assembly which will be immediately followed by the Lion Dance performance. As students return to the classrooms, we will have coffee and donuts for our VILOs.
Sunday, January 29th: We will have Our CSW Parish Mass is at 10:00 a.m., followed by our annual Open House. We invite everyone to come and visit our classrooms, meet with our teachers, and learn about the great things that are happening at our school. Please invite families and friends who may be considering to send their children to our school.
This year's Science Fair projects of our students will also be in display for everyone to see.
Incentive: Students coming with their parents to the Open House will receive a Free Dress. They will be asked to to sign in with the students' homeroom teacher.
Monday, January 30th: Community Appreciation Day. Our students will be writing Thank you Cards / posters for our community partners. We salute all our Community partners for the support that they provide our school.
Tuesday, January 31st: Art and Essay Writing Contest Day. Our students will be participating in these on-the-spot contests.
Wednesday, February 1st: Parent Appreciation Day. There will be Coffee and Donut setup for our parents.
Thursday, February 2nd: Teacher Appreciation Day. Free Dress for our faculty and staff
Friday, February 3rd: Student Appreciation Day. Free Dress for our students.
CLASS OF 1963
CLASS OF 1964
CLASS OF 1965
CLASS OF 1967
CLASS OF 1968 (7th Grade Class)
CLASS OF 1969
SISTER MARY CLAIRE MAHER, O.P. - Founding Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School
In September 1955, Sister Claire became the founding Principal of Our Lady of Mercy School in the Westlake District of Daly City. Sister Claire, who had a way of speaking her mind, was asked by Henry Doelger, the builder of the Westlake homes, if she could use some books for the library, she said "No, but you could build me a Convent" and he did. Years later when Monsignor Richard Power, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, asked what little thing her sisters might want at the convent, Sister Claire asked for a new wing and a chapel. She got her wish.
Sister Claire established long standing Dominican traditions at the new school. She remained the principal until 1963. Sister Claire returned to OLM on November 4, 2012 to help with the ribbon cutting for the new OLM preschool named in her honor - Sister Claire's Preschool.
OLM School 1955 - HAPPY 67h YEAR!
THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF 1959
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL Non-Discrimination Policy
Our Lady of Mercy School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all,
admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school.
Our Lady of Mercy School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-