OLM Staff Bulletin

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


In your Religion class, please spend a few minutes to share and discuss the main point(s) / message of the following passage. Encourage them to talk to their parents about their thoughts as well.

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

Church Hall

We are going to have a Professional Development hosted by the San Mateo Cluster I schools (of which we are a part of) on the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts on Monday, October 19th at the Church Hall. Our colleagues from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Holy Angels, St. Robert's, St. Veronica's, All Souls, St. Dunstan will be with us for the presentations led by teacher representatives. Representing our school is Shannon Twommey. Happy learning!

P.S. Lunch will be provided.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you very much for the great conferences you had with our parents. If there are still parents you have not had conferences with, please do try to schedule one as soon as possible. Please turn in your PTC sign-in sheet to the office, if you have not done so yet.

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.

Deadline is coming up . . . . . . .

The following are due to the office no later than Thursday, October 15th:

Math Benchmark Assessment Reports (yes, the deadline got extended by a day)

Completed Professional Goals form

Completed Class schedule / time allocation form

Thank you.

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: 7th and 8th grade teachers are in-charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. Please sign-up on the board. Thanks!

School Mass

We come again as a school community to celebrate the Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14th. Let us remind our students of their active participation during the celebration. We would like all our students to sing and respond in all parts of the mass.

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

Picture Retakes

Just a reminder: Our Photo Retake Day is on Thursday, October 15th. Students needing to have their photo retakes must (1) return the original photo package and (2) come to school in complete uniform (including the red sweater) (3) bring and change to their P.E. uniforms after picture taking, if they have P.E. on that day.

High School Information Night

Our High School Information Night is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15th at the Church Hall. Let us remind our eighth grade parents to come to this important meeting. Note that our seventh grade parents are likewise invited should they want to get started with high school application process this early.

Fire Prevention Presentation

Please do not forget. The Daly CIty Fire Department is coming to our school to do Fire Prevention Presentations to our K to 6th students on Friday, October 16th. Please take note of the schedule:

K -> 3rd at 1:15 - 1:45

4th -> 6th at 2:00 p 2:30

Both presentations will be at the Church Hall.

Halloween Festivities

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:

Face Masks

Anything Bloody

No make-up

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 . . . .

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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