OLM Parent Newsletter
December 9, 2015
Reflection Corner: Advent Moment of Mercy
On December 8, 2015, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opened the doors of St. Peter’s Basilica to proclaim the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy. He is calling all Catholics to reflect on the mercy of God. Pope Francis wants us all to remember that we receive God’s mercy as a gift of grace. We thank God in our own merciful thoughts, words and actions toward others.
Prayer: Lord, as we continue our Advent Journey, help us recognize your merciful love through your grace.
OLM National Geographic Geography Bee
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the School Round of the National Geographic Geography Bee:
Leo Vanelli: 5th grade
Carlo Bautista: 6th grade
Zailea Flores: 6th grade
Logan Scudmore: 6th grade
Brian Benito: 7th grade*
Jonathan Blecha: 7th grade
Alyssa Hernandez: 7th grade
Madi Landaverde: 8th grade
Elijah Odocayen: 8th grade
Morgan Sy: 8th grade
Students will have the Christmas Break to practice questions and study by going to the National Geographic Geography Bee Website and “Take the Daily Quiz.” The School Round and Championship Round will be on Friday, January 8, in the Church Hall at 1:30 p.m.
Invitation to Join Penitential Prayer Service and Confession
Advent is a season of preparation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Sacrament of Confession is one of the best ways of preparing oneself to welcome the Birth of Jesus. Our OLM kids are indeed eager to receive God’s mercy as they approach God in this beautiful Sacrament being offered to them during Advent Season. Parents who wish to join the penitential prayer service of their children and have confession are also welcome to join! Please be guided by the schedule below.
Grade 7 - 1: 30 p.m December 16
Grade 8 – 1:30 p.m December 17
Simbang Gabi 2015
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass
It's a Wonder-full Life! Ticket Information - PLEASE READ.
Thank you to those who have already sent emails requesting for tickets. Just a reminder:
All families will be assured of two tickets (reserved seats) upon request. You still have till 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9th to send an email to email@example.com , indicating the name of your oldest child enrolled at OLM this year and his / her room number on the subject line. Requests received after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9th, will not be honored.
Please note that tickets will be assigned to parents in the order the emails are received. Tickets (which are numbered by pew) will be given to the oldest children before dismissal on Friday, December 11th. If you need to make alternative arrangements for ticket pick-up, please do let the office know no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.
On the night of the performance, please make sure that you keep your tickets. Our ushers will be checking to make sure that everyone is seated on the assigned pews.
Be advised that this is our effort to ensure that each family is assured to have two seats. For other family members / friends wanting to watch the show (and those who missed the ticket request window), there will be tickets available at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. on December 11th.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Christmas Program Call Time
Christmas Program DVD
Christmas Faire 2015
Cheyne Fernandez (8A)
Leo Vanelli (5A)
Mateo Lapuez (5A)
Kian Arnold (2B)
Roan De La Cruz (1A)
Riley Butler (1A)
Gift of Music Concert
Thank you to everyone who came and watched the concert . We hope that you enjoyed our special gift to all of you.
Fall Sports Awards
Repost: 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book
You should have received a letter with an attached solicitation form and letter for your contacts (family and friends) from the office. A soft copy of the documents will be posted on our website and a link will be added to this Parent Bulletin entry shortly. We are requesting that you let people know and get them to contribute to our project. We thank you, advance, for your support.
Repost: A Request from Our Student Council
Please bring new, unwrapped toys to your child's classroom. The Student Council will collect all donations from each class after morning business.
The designated toys for each class are below.
K-2: dolls (barbies/bratz), cars/trains/trucks, small Lego kits/ duplo sets
3-5: board games, action figures, play dough
6-8: arts and crafts, travel games, basketball/footballs/Nerf balls
Thank you for your generosity!
Dates to Remember
December 9: Online Christmas Program ticket requests end at 9:00 a.m.
December 11: OLM Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m.
December 13: First Communion Family Gathering after 10:30 a.m. mass
December 14: Noontime Dismissal, Faculty In-service
December 15: OLM hosts Simbang Gabi
December 18: Noon Dismissal (No Homework Club and Clubhouse)
Our Lady of Mercy School
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sebastine Bula
Principal: Jeffrey T. Burgos
Sr. Eileen Pazmino, RSM
Mary Lynne Hogan
Discovering, Opening, Nurturing, and Sharing God's Gift to us