OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."


Do you struggle with giving God your whole self and seeing that this will give you freedom from the struggles of this world? How have you done passing on the faith to our students? Are there Catholic positive influencers in our students' lives?


Dear Lord, please help us to love You with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Teach us how to find completion in You so that we can honestly proclaim the same words of St. Augustine, “My heart is restless until it rests in You.” Amen

November is the Month of Remembrance

November is traditionally the Month of Remembering those who have passed on in our lives. We hope you will join us in our daily recitation of the Rosary in our morning assemblies at 8:05 in the upper school yard. This week Mrs. Galli Cruz's homeroom 4B will lead us saying the Sorrowful Mysteries. Pope Francis' November intention is for peace and love in our conversations especially in those times we are in conflict.

Diligence is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: ACTIVELY ENGAGED Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Actively Engaged Catholic Christian Learners who . . . .

* Learn and grow in the teaching of Christ

* Participate in the sacramental life of the Church

* Learn to work independently and collaboratively

Superstars of the Week

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

Kindergarten Katherine Fernandez

First Kayna Patel

2A Allen Anico

2B Alvin Willkom

3A Von Flores

3B Arielle Villarina

4A Mariel Danao

4B Tyler Lapid

5A Aliana Chang-Patel

5B JT Jacinto

6A Sophia Macaspac

6B Hayden Magno

7A Darien Sherron

7B Kaycee Leyson

8A Joshua Nitafan

8B Leo Vanelli

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PTO Meeting Next Week

We have our second PTO meeting for the school year at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14th. Come and hear about the upcoming projects of the PTO. We will also have special guests that evening. The Drama Club will share the exciting program they have for us this school year and School Choir will render a couple of songs and invite you to come to their upcoming concert. See you on Wednesday!

Seventh Grade Field Trip

Homerooms 7A and 7B will be heading over to the East Bay this coming Friday to the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum in Alameda. This has become quite a popular field trip for the seventh grade over the years as it supports both the Science and Social Studies Curriculum for the Seventh Graders, the Class of 2020. Have a great time!

Kona Ice Winners

Here is the list of kids who are the Kona Ice winners from the Chocolate Sale. The event scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9, at 1:15 p.m. has been postponed till further notice.

K - Alejandro, Genesis

K- Carpio, Ava

K - Fernandez, Katherine

K - Jurado, Carmeline

K - Navarro, Nathan Avery

K - Varilla, Jayden

1st - Ho, Joshua

1st - Louie, Alyssa

1st - Miseray, Mia

1st - Morales, Katherine

1st - Pascual, Ella Marie

1st - Ronan, Vincent

1st - Santiago, Aizen

1st - Seegmiller, Nikko

1st - Uribe, Soleil

1st - Widjaja, Leo

2A - Miseray, Ava

2A - Molejona, Jaxen

2A - Palustre, Audrey

2A - Romero, Hailey

2A - Widjaja, Hanna

2B - Bell, Janae

2B - Manela, Christian

2B - Medalla, Derek Rey

2B - Santiago, Kenzo

3A - Eguilos, Aaden Ray

3A - Ho, Jacob

3A - Sunga, Dana

3B - Van Dyke, Ben

4A - Abila, Karlyne

4B - Abad, Izaiah Caleo

4B - Molejona, Julian

4B - Romero, Kingston

5A - Uribe, Sofia

5B - Morales, Jocelyn

5B - Santiago, Noah

6A - Dimayuga, James

6A - Palustre, Gavin

6A - Seegmiller, Jovenelle

6B - Silas, Peyton

6B - Ursua, Katherynne

6B - Van Dyke, Luke

7A - Blecha, Jordan

7A - Delery, Lindsey

7A - Dimayuga, Beatriz

7A - Diokno, Adrieana

7A - Sunga, Dylan

7B - Abraham, Andrea

7B - Carpio, Emma

7B - Romero, Cameron

8A - Abila, Kayla

8A - Blecha, Leilani

8A - Chiu, Evett

8A - Francisco, Jalayah

8A - Phillips, Reann Tracy

8A - Seegmiller, McKenna

8B - David, Bianca Kirsten

8B - Mananquil, Krista

All Saints Day Mass

Appreciation goes to our fourth grade classes, Mrs. Galli, Mrs. Galli-Cruz, Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Gorman for all their hard work in preparing for the beautiful Mass celebration last Thursday, All Saints Day. And to everyone for your active participation and engagement! It truly was a great way to celebrate All Saints Day! Thank you very much!

School-Sponsored Parish Mass

Thank you to our seventh graders, their families, teachers, Mr. Beteta, Mr. Byrne, Ms. Cynthia and Ms. Gorman for sponsoring and preparing for the 10:30 a.m. Mass at our church yesterday, Sunday, November 4th. It is always wonderful for our families to join the parish community in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Our kids did a wonderful job in doing their assigned ministries!

Vision Screening

We will have the annual vision screening at school on Thursday, November 8th. Students in

Grades K, 2, 5, 8, new students and those teachers referred will be tested starting at 8:30 a.m.

STAR Testing Window 2

The two-week STAR Testing Window started last Monday. Classes are now taking turns taking the assessments. If you need to pull out your child for appointments during the day, please inform your child's teacher as soon as possible. Thank you.

OLM Scouts Lead Flag Raising

In observance of Veterans Day, the OLM scouts will lead the flag ceremony taking place after our morning prayer and decade of the rosary on Thursday, November 8th. It will be a simple ceremony honoring the commitment and dedication of the veterans of our county.

Applications for School Year 2019 - 2020

We officially started accepting applications for school year 2019 - 2020 on Thursday, November 1st. Please do share this information with our families and prospective families.

Pink Shirt Day

On Friday, November 9th, OLM will participate in the International Stand Up to Bullying Day. Participants wear a solid colored pink shirt to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The color of the shirts is based on a campaign started by Travis Price and David Shepherd. These two students took a stand for a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

Students and staff members may wear a solid colored pink shirt to show their support. All other articles of the school uniform must be worn.

Parking Situation / Drop-off / Pick-up

Please do not drop off and / or pick up, on the opposite side of the school on Elmwood Drive. This has been a safety concern as we do not allow the students to cross the streets without the crossing guard down by Elmwood and Southgate.

We have been approached by some of our neighbors about the parking situation by our school. Please avoid parking while waiting for dismissal time or planning to be at school for an extended period of time. This is causing ill feelings with the residents across the street. After all, they are our neighbors and we need to respect their homes. We have lots of parking available at the Church lot.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Today is the last day of our Parent-Teacher Conferences. We thank all of you for coming to your scheduled conferences. Our goal is to always have 100% of our students represented in our Parent Teacher conferences. Please do let us know if you need assistance in scheduling an appointment with your child's teacher(s). Please note that the report cards are now available for viewing and printing online.

Halloween Festivities

Halloween was so much fun at OLM, wasn't it? The array of costumes always entertain all of us. This year's parade was no exception! Our appreciation to all who came and joined in the fun!

Our seventh and eighth graders had a great time at their Halloween Social as well. The hall was well-decorated and the tables had an abundance of food for the celebration. Kudos to our eighth grade parents for organizing and preparing for the annual Junior High Event!

Here are some pictures that capture all the fun we all had on that day:


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Thank you to our dedicated parent volunteers . . . .

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End-of-the Quarter Awards

Our End-of-the-first-quarter award ceremonies are scheduled on Wednesday, November 14th following this schedule:

K - 2nd: 9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

3rd to 5th Grades: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

6th to 8th Grades: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Observance

Monday, November 12th, is a school holiday in observance of Veterans Day. We remember and honor military veterans; those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Have a great three-day weekend.

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Let's keep the momentum going! Our Fun Run takes place on Friday, November 16th. It should be one super fun-filled day!

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Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers for our Fun Run next week. If you available, please click on the signup sheet below:


Thank you!

Invitation from Mercy High School

Come see The Third Wave on the following days:

Friday, November 9th, 7pm

Saturday, November 10th, 7 pm

Friday, November 16th, 7 pm

Saturday, November 17th, 7 pm

Mercy High School Theatre, 3250-19th Avenue, San Francisco

Mercy’s Visual & Performing Arts Department announces its 2018 fall play, The Third Waveby Ron Jones and Joseph Robinette. The Third Wave, based on high school teacher Ron Jones’ experiment in fascism, illustrates what happens to a teacher’s good intentions as his simulation rages out of his control in a matter of days. The time is 1967; the setting is a Palo Alto history class with the Vietnam War, racial integration and social revolution simmering in the background. This play, as well as numerous film and musical versions, remain popular around the world, especially in Germany and Israel.

We are very thrilled to have Mr. Ron Jones himself playing the older version of himself in the play (the now wiser old man who looks back on himself as a 22-year-old new teacher) as he watches and comments on the events of the six-day experiment. Mr. Jones will be available for the talk back after the performance. Also, all participating schools will receive a packet of lesson plans developed by the Holocaust Center and the Farkas Center.

For ticket information: https://tinyurl.com/yaz65z8q

OLM Alum Marisa Hamilton is in the production.