OLM Parent Newsletter
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Reflection Corner: Lenten Season Begins
Ash Wednesday, February 10th, is the beginning of the Lent Season. It is a time of repentance, prayer and fasting for forty days. This day receives its special name from the blessing and imposition of ASHES in the form of a cross on our foreheads. “Remember man that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
PRAYER: Jesus, our Savior, grant to your faithful, Lord, a spirit generous enough to begin these solemn fasts with proper fervor and to pursue them with greater devotion. This we ask of you in your most holy name. Amen. (Liturgical Press)
Reminder on Church Doctrine on Fasting and Abstinence: Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all FRIDAYS during Lent. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday applies to all Catholics from age 18 through age 59.
First Bible Quiz
Congratulations to our winners:
First Place: Jonathan Torrea (7B)
Second Place: Samantha Magdamo (8B)
Third Place: Jonas Ubaldo (7A)
Appreciation goes to CSW Committee headed by Sr. Rosabel, Dana Sargenti, Katherine Coddington, Lynne Morris, Zarah Llemos. Special thanks to Fr. Doming Orimaco and Fr. Sebastine Bula for joining Dana Sargenti in the panel of judges.
Very Important Loved Ones (VILO) Day
National History Day School Round Competition
Individual Exhibit Category:
Group Exhibit Category:
Dylan Hom & Griffin Cheng
Kateleen Santos & Mary Heishan
Anuraag Grehary, Rodel Espinosa, Gerious Heishan
Amy Dayrit, Cailey Pasco, Elizabeth Langley
Ashley Enriquez, Janessa Lee, Kayla Chongco, Alisan Blair
Andrew Bautista & Logan Kong
Carlo Bautista & Matthew Mohler
Jacob Gregorio & Lucas Velasco
Students will now have 2 1/2 weeks to continue their research to make improvements on their projects before they present their projects and go through a judges interview at the county competition. The winners will then move on to the California State NHD Competition in Rocklin, CA, at William Jessup University on May 5-7, 2016.
Izaiah Abad (1A)
Nikhil Bulchandani (2B)
Kamille Cayas (5A)
Mileena Lapuz (1B)
Samantha Magdamo (8B)
Sydney Yap (8B)
Thank you, Sr. Claire's Pre-School Prayer Leaders!
Feast of St. Blaise
"Through the intercession of Saint Blase, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."
VERY IMPORTANT: 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book
The deadline to submit the 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book solicitation forms and contributions is on Friday, February 19th, 2016. Each family is expected to contribute in this worthwhile project. This is our second required fundraiser for the year. Please find below one of three ways (as provided in our previous communication with you) you can contribute to this project:
*Be one of our Commemorative Coffee Table Book Contributors by completing and submitting the solicitation form (given to you) with an enclosed check. Contributions, starting at $60, will get your name (designated name) in the book and a copy of the said book. You can request for another form from the office as needed.
*Find people / companies to be Contributors in this project. Letters/ forms may be obtained from the office as well.
*Opt-out by enclosing a $50 check.
Those who choose to opt-out will be assessed $50. Note that opting out would mean that you would not obtain a copy of the book.
We thank you for your generous support to our school.
A Note to All Those Who have Turned in the Completing Forms and Contributions . . .
Child's name and Grade__________________________
Family and Friends ($60)
Name you would like listed on Family and Friends list in the 60th year Commemorative Coffee Table Book
Special Greeting/Message Box (no more than 60 characters)
If we do not hear from you, we will put down your family name (i.e. The John Jones Family).
Please email back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 17th.