OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

"But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."

Reflection:

If the Lord came tomorrow, what would I have to say for myself?


Pray:

Heavenly Father, I embrace Your will for me at this moment and in every moment of my life.

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Diligence is the Virtue of Month

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SLE Focus for the Month: ACTIVELY ENGAGED Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Actively Engaged Catholic Christian Learners who . . . .

* Learn and grow in the teaching of Christ

* Participate in the sacramental life of the Church

* Learn to work independently and collaboratively

Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive

This year, our staff and students will provide food donations for the St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank. During mass today, Wednesday, November 21st, students are asked to carry there canned good or box item up to the altar during the Offertory. Baskets will be placed in front of the altar for our students to place their donations.


Always, you are invited to come and celebrate mass with us.

Kona Ice Winners

The Kona Ice treat for those students who qualified was so much fun! The students enjoyed choosing the syrup flavors for their shaved ice. Once again, thank you to everyone supporting our Chocolate Sales Fundraiser!

Second Grade Thanksgiving Presentation and Feast

Congratulations to our second graders for the successful and well-attended staging of the Thanksgiving play yesterday. Each second grader confidently stood in front of a crowd of parents to deliver a line or two as part of the Readers' Theater prepared by our second grade teachers, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Gotuaco. Our hats off to our student performers and their teachers. Thank you very much to all the parents, grandparents, family members, and friends who came and supported our second graders!

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast took place yesterday morning. Students came with their aptly-themed headdresses. Thank you to our kindergarten team for all the preparations for the feast and to our parents who came and took time out of their busy schedules to prepare and serve the food to our little ones and other guests.

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November 21st (today) is a Minimum Day

Wednesday, November 21st, is a Minimum Day. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m. There will be no Clubhouse and Homework Club today.

Monday, November 26th is also a Minimum Day

Monday, November 26th, is a Minimum Day. The teachers will be spending the afternoon looking and analyzing data from the recent administration of the STAR Renaissance Test with the goal of providing targeted support for our students.


Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.

Fun Run is on November 30th.

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The Our Lady of Mercy School Fun Run is now scheduled on Friday, November 30th, following this schedule:


8:30 - 9:20 -- Kinder through 2nd grades

9:30 - 10:20 -- 3rd through 5th grades

10:30 - 11:20 -- 6th through 8th grades


Recess Schedule:


K - 2: 10:00 - 10:15

6 - 8: 10:15 - 10:30

3 - 5: 10:30 - 10:45


Students will be wearing their PE uniforms on that day. If the Fun Run shirts have been distributed before then (as planned), the student may come to school in their Fun Run shirts. Otherwise, the students will have to wear the shirts upon distribution the day of the Run.


Please note that the lower yard will be divided into 2 similarly sized tracks. Classes will be assigned tracks on the day of the Run.

Fun Run Class Incentive

There's still time! We have a few more days before our Fun Run. We still can reach out to family and friends to support our Fun Run!


Here's a class incentive for all: Classes with ALL students participating in the Fun Run Drive (every student in the class has confirmed pledges / donations) will receive a class FREE DRESS pass and Popsicle party! It will great to see 100% participation in our drive! Let's get rolling!

Applications for School Year 2019 - 2020

We officially started accepting applications for school year 2019 - 2020 on Thursday, November 1st. Please do share this information with our families and prospective families.

OLM Choir Concert

You are invited to come and watch our School Choir and the Philippine Saringhimig in a concert entitled Joy to the World at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. Join us in an evening of beautiful choral music as we usher in the joyous season of Christmas. Tickets are available at the office.
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OLM Drama Club presents . . . . .

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Photo Highlights

Art in Action

Fourth Grade STEM Challenge

The directions were to build a structure that would withstand an earthquake (a tray of jello for the epicenter). How fun!
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An invitation from Mercy Burlingame

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

Our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast took place yesterday morning at the Clubhouse. Students came with their aptly-themed headdresses. Thank you to our kindergarten team for all the preparations for the feast and to our parents who came and took time out of their busy schedules to prepare and serve the food to our little ones and other guests.