Our Lady of Mercy ALUMNI NEWS
CONNECT TODAY, TRANSFORM TOMORROW!
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Spring symbolizes starting fresh and starting over and it is a reminder that God is all about making things new. Our school had a smooth start after coming back from the winter break.
Coming back from winter break is like a mini first day of school all over again. Fresh year, fresh start! It’s an opportune time to refresh things in the classrooms, re-establish routines and making sure everyone is back on track. The way things are going right now, the remainder of the school year looks very promising.
We continue to receive generous grants from Trust Funds, Inc. and Odell Foundation. The grants allow us to offer tuition assistance or help with family emergencies if they arise during school year (death or sickness of a parent, displacement, or loss of income). Olympic Club Foundation supports our Athletic Program by funding the students uniforms or equipments.
We are grateful to all the parents and teachers who offered their time and talents during and after school hours.
Thank you for keeping in touch and for all your support.
Peace and blessings!
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Archbishop John C. Wester (Class of 1964)
John Wester was born in San Francisco, CA, on November 5, 1950, the fourth generation of his family born there. Wester attended Our Lady of Mercy Parish School in Daly City, CA. Wester graduated from St. Joseph's College Seminary, Mountain View, CA, in 1972, and then attended St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1976. Wester received a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of San Francisco in 1984, and then a Master of Spiritual Theology degree from Holy Names College in Oakland, California in 1993. Consecrated and installed as auxiliary bishop of San Francisco and appointed vicar general on September 18, 1998.
Archbishop Wester was appointed Bishop of Salt Lake City on January 8, 2007. Installed as the twelfth Archbishop of Santa Fe on June 4, 2015.
Cardinal Robert W. McElroy (Attended OLM K - 3rd Grade)
It is with much sadness that we inform our school community of the passing of Ms. Sherri Ferrari Alioto. Sherri passed away on Friday, April 14th. Many of us would remember her as one of our Clubhouse staff members from August 2017 - June, 2022. An OLM graduate, Class of 1976, she, too, was an OLM parent whose daughter, Stephanie graduated with the Class of 2014. Sherri was never one to mince words. Kind and generous, she really did leave her mark on everyone she met. Completely devoted to her daughter as well as her numerous nieces and nephews. Our love and condolences to the Ferraris and Aliotos. Please keep Stephanie & family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord. And may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
REUNION OF PARENTS - CLASS OF 2008
Lanz David, Class of 2017
Isabella Dizon (Class of 2008) and sister, Monica Dizon (Class of 2004)
Zachary Reburiano (Far right, Class of 2020)
Lauren Teotico, Class of 2017
Father & Son, Michael Reburiano (Class of 1988) and Cody Reburiano (Class of 2017)
Leilani Blecha, Class of 2019
Maeve O'Reilly (Class of 2002), Dad, Phil and Timothy (Class of 2006)
TEOTICO FAMILY. Kirsten Teotico, Class of 2013 & Lauren Teotico, Class of 2017
Margaret Dejan, Class of 1999 & Nathaniel Dejan, Class of 2013
Adrian Lavitoria, Class of 2001, Brian Lavitoria, Class of 2003 & Catherine Lavvitoria, Class of 2008
Dylan Connolly, Class of 2009
Amelia Chen, Class of 2020
Joshua Callado, Class of 2013
Neil Saccoman, Class of 1982
Janet Pearson, Class of 1982
Zachary Reburiano, Class of 2020
Christian Lee, Class of 2006
Ramie Aquino, Class of 2009
Brenda Locke, Class of 1971
Christina Marroquin, Class of 2014
Don Boselli, Class of 1974
Iwunna Ugbaja, Class of 2008
Joey Perotti, Class of 2003
STAPHANIE ALITO, Class of 2014
RYAN AGUIRRE, Class of 2003 (Ryan with the Jonas Brothers)
CALEB TOLENTINO, Class of 2014
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.
FACULTY/STAFF BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS THIS SPRING
Mr. Ryan came to Our Lady of Mercy School in August, 2017, as a Math Teacher. Since then, he took on various roles and responsibilities which include Student Council Advisor, Safety Patrol Advisor, Academic Decathlon Advisor, School Leadership Team member and just this school year, school Assistant Principal. He is completing the Archdiocese of San Francisco Department of Catholic School Leadership Program / Certification by the end of the school year.
For the past six years, he has served OLM with much dedication and commitment. He has always been so giving of his time and talents to support the work that we do as we provide faith-tased Catholic Education that engages and nourishes our students' academic, social, emotional, and spiritual formation that empowers them to be of service to God and others.
We wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter of his career and vocation as a Catholic School educator. Blessings to the new Principal of All Souls School!
Class of 2013
OLM TALENT SHOW
Laura Lombardini Conci and Noelle Marroquin, Class of 1983
Maeve O'Reilly, Class of 2002
Archbishop John Wester (Class of 1964) and Sister Claire (Founding Principal of OLM)
Archbishop John Wester with Mrs. Arlene Fife
Class of 2000 with Archbishop Wester.
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-