OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Reflection Corner

From last Sunday's Gospel:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
for the kingdom of God is yours.
Blessed are you who are now hungry,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who are now weeping,
for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,
and when they exclude and insult you,
and denounce your name as evil
on account of the Son of Man.
Rejoice and leap for joy on that day!
Behold, your reward will be great in heaven"

Today, as in Jesus’s time, there is nothing new under the sun. Many seek happiness via material possessions, prestige, comfort, and good feelings. And perhaps these things make us happy for a time; ultimately, however, none denotes righteousness or suitability for heaven. In fact, relying on worldly accomplishments can lull us into a false sense of complacency, allowing us to believe we already “have it made.” It is only when we allow ourselves to detach from possessions and achievement that we recognize our complete and total dependence upon our good and gracious God.


Righteousness is the Virtue of Month

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Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by the students in 6B. They are leading the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of February is to pray for all victims of violence.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us.

SLE Focus for the Month: RESPONSIBLE Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Self-Reflective Catholic Christian Learners who:

Value and maintain active prayer life

Think critically to make good decisions

Face challenges with readiness to move forward

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten Julia Santos

First Mia Miseray

2A Eduardo Castillo

2B Derek Medalla

3A Dana Sunga

3B Arielle Villarina

4A Jerome Polintan

4B Izaiah Abad

5A Johnny Lee

5B Noah Santiago

6A Chloe Tobias

6B Javi Hidalgo

7A Mikey Palaad

7B Rowan Medina

8A Kamille Cayas

8B Alex Vogt

Please note FREE DRESS for our Superstars this week is on Thursday, February 21st, NOT Friday, February 22nd.

Everyone is expected to come in RED SWEATERS on Friday, February 22nd, for the panoramic picture taking.

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Lion Dance

It was great to see everyone enjoy watching the Lion Dance last Friday. Here's the video clip of the dance now posted on our website. Have fun!

Lion Dance Video Link

Monday is Minimum Day

Monday, February 25th, is Minimum Day. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m. Please make sure alternative pick-up arrangements are made as needed. Thank you!

School Mass

Another beautiful celebration we had last Wednesday! Thank you to our third graders, their teachers, Ms. Simpson and Mrs. Viray, Ms. Gorman, Ms. Cynthia, Father Doming, and Deacon Mike for all your preparations for the said mass!

What a blessing for all of us to witness the baptism of second grader Alvin Willkom!

Scouts Crayon Initiative

Thank you to all who have donated their used / broken crayons!

Let's continue to support our Brownie Level 2 Girl Scouts (Abby Rivera, Olivia Peneyra, and Isabel Reburiano) complete their Brownie Project to help others in the community. Bring your old, broken or unwanted crayons to school till Friday, February 22nd. There are collection boxes in each classroom. All crayons will be donated to the Crayon Initiative, a Bay Area non-profit organization that melts and re-molds the crayons and then delivers them to sick children in hospitals across the United States. Thank you for your support!

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Alvin Willkom's Baptism

Our school community was blessed to witness the baptism of second grader Alvin William during our mass last Wednesday. What a special celebration!

Last Week's Valentine Social

Our seventh and eighth graders had a wonderful time at their Valentine's Social last Wednesday. Special thanks to our seventh grade parents for putting the event together. Great job, indeed!

Fifth Grade AiA

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Panoramic Picture Day

Please note: Our Panoramic Picture Day is on Friday, February 23rd, right after our morning assembly. Students are expected to come in red sweaters except eighth graders who are coming in their eighth grade black sweaters.

Christmas Express Video

In case you have not seen the Christmas Express Video yet, here it is . . . . . . .
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