OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.


Are you ready and willing to reach out to those in need among you. Who are they? What is their need? Do you seek them out and offer love and support? Doing this is what will make you truly great in the eyes of God.


Lord, may I seek you in the poor, the brokenhearted, the sinner and all those in need. Please fill my heart with compassion and concern for others. Jesus, I trust in You.


Respect is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: SELF-REFLECTIVE Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Self-reflective Catholic Christian Learners who . . . .

Value and maintain active prayer life

Think critically to make good decisions

Face challenges with readiness to move forward

This week, we focus on the third bullet of being Self-reflective Catholic Christian Learners - Face challenges with readiness to move forward.

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following Super-S.T.A.R.S.:

Kindergarten Shivani Abarca

First Ariel Saavedra

2A Noah Adelsheim

2B Janae Bell

3A Lauren Valencia

3B Derek Abante

4A Mileena Lapuz

4B Tyler Lapid

5A Jaden Villeros

5B Audrey Zamboanga

6A Eyan Pangilinan

6B Isabella Torrea

7A Jordan Blecha

7B Dominic Camarillo

8A Kamille Cayas

8B Claire Aramburo

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First Parish School Mass

Our first school-sponsored Mass at the Parish Church for the school year is at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, September 30th. Sponsored by the eighth grade classes, our students will be in-charge of the readings, altar serving, offertory, and the singing. We would like all our families to join us in this parish /school celebration.

Recognizing that a good number of our families are parishioners of other parishes, we ask for our school community to attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass every first Sunday of the month (thereafter) during the school year at Our Lady of Mercy Church. This is our opportunity to come together as a parish /school community.

After the Mass, we invite you to join us for a brief fellowship /gathering at the school. We hope that you are able to come this Sunday and every first Sunday of the school year. Thank you very much!

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy School

Our Mass in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy was beautiful. Our students did a wonderful job with their responses and yes, their singing! What a great way to honor Our Blessed Mother on her Feast Day. Thank you to everyone who made the celebration truly special!
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Last Day of the Our Lady of Mercy Novena

This past Monday was the last day of our Novena for the Feast Our Lady of Mercy. During our daily morning Rosary we incorporated nine days of Reflection on the Blessed Mother and her role as the Mother of Jesus. We appreciate everyone who joined in the nine days of morning prayer and were happy to have Marcus and Lexi to process the classroom size statue of Mary and the wonderful cut flowers during our Eucharistic Celebration honoring the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mercy.
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Installation of the OLM Student Council

Before the conclusion of our Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, our Student Council officers and representatives were formally installed for school year 2018 - 2019. Congratulations to the following students:

Student Council Officers and Representatives 2018-2019

Leilani Blecha, President

Krista Mananquil, Vice President

Dominic Camarillo, Secretary

Andrea Abraham, Treasure

Kamille Cayas, Commissioner of Publicity

Lexi Santos, Commissioner of Spirit

Timmy Consunji, Commissioner of Ecology

Joseph Benito, 8A Representative

Diego Morales, 8B Representative

Marcus Campbell Lajom, 7A & K Representative

Brandon Chongco, 7B & K Representative

Eyan Pangilinan, 6A & 2A Representative

Chyle Torres, 6B & 2B Representative

Ysabelle Galvez, 5A & 3A Representative

Kirsten Dela Cruz, 5B & 3B Representative

Ethan Aquino, 4A Representative

Mia Cabatic, 4B Representative

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Summer Reading Free Dress Day

Monday, October 1st is the official summer reading free dress day award for those students in grades 1-8 who received certificates from their local library summer reading programs. Other summer reading logs that were submitted to individual teachers qualified for a free dress to their students. Coupons are being delivered to the homeroom teachers this week to the students for the free dress award.

Associate Superintendent's Visit

Associate Superintendent Carol Grewal will come and visit our classrooms at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4th. She is looking forward to seeing all the great work that we are doing at Our Lady of Mercy School. Let us all extend a warm Bulldog welcome!

High School Information Night

OLM will host a High School Information Night on Tuesday, October 2,
2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
The event will take place at the Church

This is an event for 7th and 8th Grade Students and Parents.

6:30pm-7:00pm: OLM presentation about applying to Catholic High Schools.
7:00pm-8:00pm: Representatives from Catholic High Schools have been
invited to have information tables and will be available to answer

Please direct any questions to Lisa Perez, School Counselor. She may
be reached by phone at (650)756-3395 or by email at

Candy Sale ends on Friday, October 5th.

Chocolate Sale Winners for the Early Bird Special:

Kindergarten--Alejandro, Genesis

Kindergarten--Fernandez, Katherine

Kindergarten--Im, Diana

Kindergarten--Jurado, Carmeline

Kindergarten--Vu, Kayla Sky

1st--Louie, Alyssa

1st--Ronan, Vincent

2A--Miseray, Ava

2B--Bell, Janae

2B--Manela, Christian

2B--Medalla, Derek Rey

3A--Ho, Jacob

3B--Abante, Derek

4B--Abad, Izaiah Caleo

4B--Molejona, Julian

5B--Loyola, Jerard Nathaniel

5B--Morales, Jocelyn

5B--Santiago, Noah

6A--Palustre, Gavin

6B--Silas, Peyton

6B--Ursua, Katherynne

7A--Delery, Lindsey

7A--Dimayuga, Beatriz

7A--Sunga, Dylan

7A--Trapsi, Sophia

7B--Abraham, Andrea

7B--Carpio, Emma

7B--Lapid, Miles

7B--Ronas, Analee Rose

8A--Blecha, Leilani

8A--Zamboanga, Tyler

8B--David, Bianca Kirsten

Back-to-School Picnic

Our Parent Teacher Organization is having our very first Back-to-School Family Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th at Coyote Point in San Mateo . A family potluck event, we are hoping to see many of our families come to this fun social event. It will be great for us to stop by and spend an hour two with our families.

Box Tops for Education

Please continue to save box tops. The school earn $$ for box tops.