OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Reflection Corner

"Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you."

Jesus teaches his disciples to be merciful as God is merciful.

Jesus' words challenge those who would follow him to be more like God. God loves us beyond our expectations, beyond anything we can possibly imagine. In response to God's love, we are to love as God loves, beyond expectations and with a depth beyond imagining.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer of Generosity

Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God,

Teach me true generosity.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve.
To give without counting the cost,
To fight heedless of wounds,
To labor without seeking rest,
To sacrifice myself without thought of any reward
Save the knowledge that I have done your will.

Loyola Press

Righteousness is the Virtue of Month

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Simplicity is the Virtue of the Month for March.

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Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by the students in 5A and Mrs. Sargenti. They are leading the recitation of the Luminous Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of February is to pray for all victims of violence.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us.

SLE Focus for the Month: RESPONSIBLE 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

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten Jayden Varilla

First Kaleb Adela

2A Aidan Pangilinan

2B Brayden Smith

3A Adrian Ramos

3B Brady Bautista

4A Lexie Sales

4B Jaiden Lionetti

5A Sophia Uribe

5B Nikhil Bulchandani

6A Ethan Dela Cruz

6B Ella Marie Basa

7A Daniel Tacorda

7B Andrea Abraham

8A Kayla Abila

8B Zoie Dalisay

ACRE Testing

Our fifth and eighth grader are taking the Assessment of Children Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) test. The ACRE test "is designed to assist in the evaluation of catechetical / religious education programs in Catholic schools and parishes. As an integrated assessment tool, NCEA IFG: ACRE provides faith knowledge questions (cognitive domain) and questions related to religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions (affective domain).

Parish School Mass

The 10:30 a.m. mass on Sunday, March, 3rd, is a school-sponsored mass. This time, our third grade classes are responsible for preparing for the liturgy. The readers and music ministers will come from our third grade classes. We invite all of you to come and join our parish community even at least once a month. After the 10:30 a.m., please join us for a simple reception at the school main building. Our third grade parents will be hosting the post-mass fellowship. We hope to see you all!

OLM Moves to Trimester Reporting in 2019 - 2020

Beginning school year, 2019 - 2020, Our Lady of Mercy School will be moving from a quarter schedule to a trimester schedule. Trimesters are an advantageous means of dividing the school year that focuses more on learning and less on grading. Trimesters allow for more time at the beginning of the school year to build classroom community and routines.

A separate communication on trimester reporting will be sent to you shortly after this newsletter is sent out.

Confirmation Retreat

Let us include our eighth grade candidates for Confirmation in our prayers as they go on their retreat this Saturday, March 2nd. Our appreciation goes to Sr. Rosabel for the coordination that she has done for their upcoming retreat.

OLM at Academic Decathlon

This Saturday, March 2nd, OLM Bulldogs will be competing in the annual Archdiocesan Academic Decathlon at St. Pius School in Redwood City. Our Middle School Math teacher, Joe Ryan, has been getting these 10 students ready for the past several months. The games begin at 9:00 and end at 2:30. Send some good positive cognitive energy down their way. Good luck team OLM and Mr. Ryan.

Ash Wednesday, March 6th

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. We come together for a school Mass sponsored by the fifth grade. This will include the imposition of ashes at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6th. We hope you are able to join us. Reminder: Students are expected to come to school in their red school sweaters for the Mass.

EarthCapades Presentations

We are having EarthCapades Presentations on Thursday, March 7th following this schedule:

Grades K - 4: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Grades 5 - 8: 10:30 - 11:15

"EarthCapades effectively weaves comedy and circus skills with clear lessons about Earth science and positive environmental choices to demonstrate that Every Day is Earth Day! Can be customized for any age group.

Highly developed skills including juggling, magic, comedy, storytelling and music keep students and teachers on the edge of their seats."


Scouts Crayon Initiative

Brownie scouts Isabel Reburiano, Abby Rivera, and Olivia Peneyra extend their appreciation for everyone's support in their Crayon Initiative Project. They were able to collect lots and lots of crayon for a good cause.

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Tuition Raffle Early Bird Drawing

Have you sold your tuition raffle tickets yet? Do you want to win free registration fees for School Year 2019 - 2020? Please take note that the deadline to submit your raffle stubs and payments to qualify for our early bird drawing of FREE REGISTRATION FEES or $200 cash is on Friday, March 1st . Drawing will take place after the morning assembly on Wednesday, March 6th. You need not be present to win. Thanks!


Just a reminder . . . . . If your child is absent or has an appointment, please do let us know by sending an email to his / her teacher and the office (office@olmbulldogs,com) and / or calling us at (650)756-3395. Thank you.

Spring Photos

School Spring Picture taking for K-8 is on Wednesday, March 13th.

School Spring Picture taking for Preschool is on Tuesday, March 12th.

Lost and Found

We have a number of jackets, sweaters and other items in our lost and found box located outside the school office. If your child is missing jackets / sweaters, please stop by to check if they are in the box. Please make sure that you put the student's name on sweaters and jackets. Thanks.

We still could use recycled envelopes for the office. Send them our way!

Box Tops

We just received check for box tops this past month Please continue to save your box tops and turn them into the office. It brings the school ca$h. Thank you.

Save the Date! Our Art in Action (AiA) Gala is on coming up! It's on Wednesday, March 27th.

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