OLM Staff Bulletin
Monday, October 19, 2015
Reflection Corner: THE GIFT OF MARY AS OUR MODEL
Mary’s obedience to the will of God has been manifested all throughout her earthly life as the Mother of Jesus Christ. From the moment of conception till Jesus’ death, she has remained faithful. This is the pattern that all of us are invited into – not just once, but daily which can become transformative of who we are as God’s children. This is what the Scripture calls the “excellent way of loving and serving”. Mary understands this way and walked on it with great humility.
Reflection: Can we respond to every situation that challenges us to serve with great humility, faithfulness and love as Mary did?
Grading Period Ending and Report Cards
6th to 8th Grade Teachers, please share the following information to your students:
Ms. Moroney and Ms. Simpson invite all prospective cheerleaders for an Informational Meeting at 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21st in Room KA. Tryouts will be at 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28th. List of accepted cheerleaders will be released on Thursday, October 29th.
Composting at OLM
Mr. Paris will be directing and supervising an after-school play. Auditions will be held at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 20. If your students are interested in participating, please have them show up at the Church Hall at that time. Students do not need to prepare anything for the audition.
Rehearsals will take place at 3:15 after school most days. The final schedule is TBD but the play will most likely open in the early spring or possibly late winter. Mr. Paris is also looking for an assistant director to assist in both direction and in supervision of students.
More information will be provided in our staff meeting on October 26th.
School Mass and Weekly Mass
Our next School Mass is on Wednesday, November 25th. Please note that starting November, on weeks when we have school masses, classes will no longer attend their regular weekly mass. Classes will then just attend the School mass for that week. Please be guided accordingly.
Educator Incentive Grant
The Archdiocese can provide grants of up to $1,950 to educators who are enrolled in credential programs, including BTSA programs, and $2,100-$2,250 for those teachers and administrators enrolled in postgraduate degree programs at accredited colleges or universities. Professional growth in the areas of school administration, Religion, Mathematics, Science, and effective use of technology in classroom instruction, are priorities for the Department of Catholic Schools. Preference will be given to grant applicants for study in these areas, and to those closest to completing their degree.
For more information, and access to applications, please click on the link below or contact Gustavo Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goal Setting Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, October, October 20
8:15 - 9:45 Ms. Coddington
8:45 – 9:15 Mr. Paris
9:15 - 10:15 Ms. Twommey
10:15 - 11:15 Ms. Simpson
11:15 - 11:45 Ms. Sargenti
11:45 – 12:15 Ms. Vasquez
1:00 – 1:30 Mr. Rougley
1:30 - 2:15 Ms Moroney
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
8:45 - 9:15 Mr. Sato
9:15 - 9:45 Ms. Egan
10:45 - 11:15 Ms. Gotuaco
1:30 - 2:00 Ms. Collins
2:30 - 2:30 Ms. Morris
Thursday, October 22, 2015
8:45 - 9:15 Ms. M. Galli
9:15 - 9:45 Mr. Byrne
10:45 - 11:15 Ms. A. Galli
11:15 - 11:45 Ms. Bergmans
12:55 - 1:25 Ms. Petersen
1:25 - 2:55 Ms. Andre
Meetings with Resource Team and the Counselor will be scheduled the following week. Thanks.
DCS Cluster Professional Development
Monday, Oct. 19th, 12:45pm
Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.
P.S. Please take note of the change in start time. You are expected at the Hall at or before 12:45 p.m.
School-wide Recitation of the Holy Rosary
OLM is in one with the Church in celebrating the World Mission and Rosary Month! just like in previous years, we will be praying the Holy Rosary on October 19 – 23 at 8:05 a.m. One decade of the Luminous Mystery will be prayed each day of the week with a particular intention of the five continents. The following lead the five decades of the Rosary.
Monday (Language Decade – Parents & Staff)
Tuesday (Grade 8)
Wednesday ( Grade 7)
Thursday (Grade 6)
Friday (Singing Decade – School Choir)
“The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the saints…it is a prayer from my heart.” Pope Francis.
Please review with your class.
We are going to have our annual Halloween festivities on Friday, October 30th. Here are some information to take note of:
K - 6 students may come in Halloween costumes in the morning with Kindergarten teachers providing specific instructions for the little ones.
Please note that the following are not allowed:
Toy weapons of any kind
Any handheld props that may be a safety hazard
Open shoes, slippers, flip-flops
Inappropriate attire (short shorts, short dresses, tank tops, etc.)
Students not wanting to be in costumes must be in their school uniforms. It is not a Free Dress Day.
We will still have our regular lunch periods for K – 6th. Hot lunches will still be available on that day.
The Halloween parade for PreK – 6 starts at 1:30 p.m. Immediately after the parade, classes will return to their classrooms for their respective Halloween celebrations. Please remind parents to keep the treats as healthy as possible. Halloween treats may not be distributed until the designated Halloween celebration time.
The Halloween Social for 7th and 8th graders begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Special Dress Guidelines will be provided to students. Junior High students are expected to remain in the hall for the entire Halloween Social event.
Repost: An Invitation from the Cub Scouts . . . .
Repost: Monster Book Fair
Reading Is So Much Fun You’ll Get Goosebumps!
Our 2015 Scholastic Book Fair is almost here. Our opening day will be on Tuesday, November 3rd in the Church Hall. The fair will continue through Sunday, November 8th (excluding Saturday). Jody Bergmans is mobilizing parents to help run the fair.
Important Dates to Remember
October 19 Noon Dismissal - Faculty In-Service
October 19-23 School-wide Rosary Recitation at 8:05 a.m.
October 23 First Quarter ends
October 25 First Communion Family Gathering at 10:30 a.m. Mass
October 26 Staff Meeting 2:45 - 4:15
October 28 All grades and comments posted online
Awards list due
October 30 Halloween Parade (Pre-school - 6th) and Halloween Social (7th and 8th)
November 3rd and 4th Hearing Test
November 8 OLM Family Mass at 10:30 a.m.