OLM Staff Bulletin
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Reflection Corner: THE GIFT OF MARY AS A DISCIPLE
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Mary's profound prayer, her "Fiat" (Let it be done) in response to the visitation from the messenger of heaven, the angel, gives a pattern of prayer and a way to live for every Christian. However, the "Fiat" is more than a prayer. It reveals the way of the first disciple, Mary, and it shows a lesson book, a guide, for this journey called life.
Reflection: Our life is always filled with meaning, purpose and destiny. Do we have eyes of faith to see and respond with the kind of trusting surrender that was also expressed by Mary in her continuing surrender to God's invitation?
DCS Cluster Professional Development
Monday, Oct. 19th, 12:30pm
P.S. Lunch will be provided.
School-wide Recitation of the Holy Rosary
OLM is one with the Church in celebrating the World Mission and Rosary Month! Just like in previous years, the school community will be praying the Holy Rosary on October 19th - 23th at 8:05 a.m. One decade of the Luminous Mystery will be prayed each day of the week with intentions of the five continents. The following will 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.
Just like last month, we shall have the following recess schedule on Wednesday:
1st to 4th: 9:15 to 9:30
5th to 8th: 9:30 to 9:45
High School Information Night
Fire Prevention Presentation
K -> 3rd at 1:15 - 1:45
4th -> 6th at 2:00 p 2:30
Both presentations will be at the Church Hall.
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
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.
An Invitation from the Cub Scouts . . . .
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 14 School Mass (Third Grade-sponsored)
October 15 Photo Retake Day
October 15 High School Information Night
October 16 Daly City Fire Department Presentation
K – 3 at 1:15 – 1:45 4th – 6th at 2:00 – 2:30
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 30 Halloween Parade (Pre-school - 6th) and Halloween Social (7th and 8th)
November 3rd and 4th Hearing Test