OLM Staff Bulletin

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Reflection Corner: Ordinary Time

Welcome to Ordinary Time! As we pick up the ordinariness of our human life on this January day, with the celebrations behind us and Easter still distant, we can cling to the awareness that the mercy and compassion of God is made evident in the actions of a very ordinary day – because Jesus, our brother and our Lord is present in all things and at all times.

Prayer: Loving God, may the excitement and wonder of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry keep our faith and hope alive and make our encounter with everyone extraordinary. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Staff Meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 2:45-4:15pm

Church Hall


CCSS ELA Shifts 4, 5, and 6

Catholic School Week

Faith Formation and Rel Ed Work


*Open House on January 31st

*Spelling Bee

*Saint Vincent de Paul Book Drive on January 19th, 25th to the 29th

*Awards Assembly

*Auction Items

*Valentine's Celebrations

Team Collaboration

Prayer Leaders: David Major and Greg Rougley

January 27th Mass

While every school mass is a special celebration, our upcoming one on January 27th is particularly significant for our community. Second grader, Jasper Watts, is going to be baptized in the presence of the entire school. This is a great opportunity to get our students to have our students talk about and reinforce their understanding of the sacrament of baptism.

Thank you, Geography Bee Team

Congratulations and thank you to our Geography Bee Team, Mr. Stacy Sato and Ms. Lynne Morris, for a job very well-done. Congratulations to all the finalists:

Leo Vanelli: 5th grade

Carlo Bautista: 6th grade

Zailea Flores: 6th grade

Logan Scudmore: 6th grade

Brian Benito: 7th grade

Jonathan Blecha: 7th grade

Alyssa Hernandez: 7th grade

Madi Landaverde: 8th grade

Elijah Odocayen: 8th grade

Morgan Sy: 8th grade

Cheers to this year's OLM Geography Bee winners:

First place: Brian Benito

Second Place: Carlo Bautista

Third Place: Alyssa Hernandez

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MyStudentProgress (MSP) Usage

Thank you for getting started in using MSP to post homework, projects, expectations, and messages for parents and students' access. Please direct students and parents to MSP for information even when hard copies or homework pages are given in class. Mr. Roughley will be available for technical assistance as needed. Thank you for making our students and families more comfortable with using MSP and other available online resources.

Open House Coming up!

Our Open House is coming up. Let us get our classrooms ready to showcase our students' most recent work. Please extend the invitation to OLM and prospective families and friends We are having it from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31st, 2016.

Awards Assembly

It's time for our quarterly Awards Assembly once more. Please find below our Awards Assembly schedule for this grading period.

K - 2: Friday, January 29th 9:00 a.m.
Gr. 3-5:Friday, January 29th 10:45 a.m.

Gr. 6-8: Thursday, January 28th at 1:45 p.m.

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: First and Second grade teachers are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Please do encourage our families to turn in their completed forms as soon as possible. Also, please share the information to all alumni that you may be in contact with. Our orchestrated effort to get the word out would help make this project a big success. Thank you very much!

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

Please find below the Prayer Leaders Schedule for our weekly morning assemblies:

Monday, January 11: 1A

Tuesday, January 19: 1B

Monday, January 25: KA

Monday, February 1: KB

Important Dates to Remember

January 11: Staff Meeting

January 13: Religious Education Recertification Class, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., St. Cecilia's

January 15: Graduation Photo Day, Second Quarter ends, Spelling Bee

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. School Holiday

January 20: PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

January 24: Confirmation Good News Mass at 12:00 noon

January 25: Honors Assembly Grades 6 - 8 1:45 p.m.

January 25: Staff Meeting

January 27: School Mass at 10:00 a.m.

January 30: "Crab" Feast and Auction 2016

January 31 - February 6: Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service

January 31: Open House, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.