OLM Staff Bulletin

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Reflection Corner: Mercy –Filled New Year!

Welcoming the Year 2016, Pope Francis emphasized the need to "let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity," He recommended cooperation as the way to build an "ever more just and fraternal world, a world in which every person and every creature can dwell in peace." The Catholic Church dedicates New Year's Day to the theme of peace, and Francis this year is stressing mercy as the path toward reconciliation.


Dearest God of New Beginnings,

You have a plan and purpose for each day of 2016.

We humbly ask for your guidance and loving direction.

We ask for a deeper motivations and zeal to fulfill our mission as educators, formators of the heart, mind and conscience of our dear children. We ask for compassion and mercy to help us move through our days with greater love and care for them and for one another. We ask this through the loving intercession of Our Patroness, Our Lady of Mercy.

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Those two weeks went by so quickly! Welcome back! Hope that you all had a wonderful, restful yet exciting Christmas break. It is now 2016! Happy New Year! Hope this year brings lots of blessings to all of us!

As most of us experience year after the year, the second half of the year goes by fast. :-) It surely will pass in no time at all. Let's get things rolling again. :-)

Staff Meeting

Monday, Jan. 4th, 2:45pm

Church Hall


School Visit by Bret Allen

Catholic Schools Week

Open House on January 31st

Spelling Bee

Geography Bee

Saint Vincent de Paul Book Drive on January 19th to 25th

Planning for the second half of the school year

Prayer Leaders: Stacy Moroney and Tin Gotuaco

Thank you, Mrs. Hogan!

As you all know by now, Mrs. Mary Lynne Hogan has decided to retire after twenty-seven years of dedicated service to Our Lady of Mercy School. We wish her well as she begins a new chapter of her life. Our appreciation for all that she has done and she has been to our school community. Thank you very much, Mrs. Hogan!

Please note that effective Monday, January 4th, Mrs. Zarah Llemos joins Sr. Eileen in providing administrative support in the office.

Christmas Program DVD and Bonus CD

The Christmas Program DVDs and Bonus CDs should be ready for pick-up for those who pre-ordered by today, January 4th, 2016. We have extra copies available for sale now at $25 each.

MyStudentProgress (MSP) Usage

In our continued efforts to further improve our communication with our families, we, all, are now using MSP to post homework, projects, expectations, and messages for parents and students' access effective today, January 4th, 2016. Please direct students and parents to MSP for information even when hard copies or homework pages are given in class. Mr. Roughley will be available for technical assistance as needed. Thank you for making our students and families more comfortable with using MSP and other available online resources.

School Visit this Week

This is just a reminder. Bret Allen, Assistant Superintendent, is coming to visit our school on Thursday, January 7th, and Friday, January 8th.

Open House Coming up!

Our Open House is coming up. Please extend the invitation to OLM and prospective families and friends We are having it from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31st, 2016.

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: K and Office Staff are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Please do encourage our families to turn in their completed forms as soon as possible. Also, please share the information to all alumni that you may be in contact with. Our orchestrated effort to get the word out would help make this project a big success. Thank you very much!

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

Please find below the Prayer Leaders Schedule for our weekly morning assemblies:

Monday, January 4: 2B

Monday, January 11: 1A

Tuesday, January 19: 1B

Monday, January 25: KA

Monday, February 1: KB

Important Dates to Remember

January 4: Classes Resume, Staff Meeting

January 7 and 8: Archdiocesan School Visit

January 10: First Communion Family Fathering @ 10:30 a.m. mass

January 11: Staff Meeting

January 13: Religious Education Recertification Class, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., St. Cecilia's

January 15: Graduation Photo Day, Second Quarter ends, Spelling Bee

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. School Holiday

January 20: PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

January 24: Confirmation Good News Mass at 12:00 noon

January 25: Honors Assembly Grades 6 - 8 1:45 p.m.

January 25: Staff Meeting

January 27: School Mass at 10:00 a.m.

January 30: "Crab" Feast and Auction 2016

January 31 - February 6: Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service

January 31: Open House, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.