OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Reflection Corner

Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment: love one another. John 13:24

Is love the first word your family members use to describe their interactions? Love is difficult. Jesus' sacrifice for us is an example of this. Yet because of love, the glory of God is fully revealed in Jesus. God's glory is revealed in us when we act as the Body of Christ, as individuals and as a community. In the love we have for one another—difficult, challenging, sacrificial love—we find Jesus.

Loyola Press

The Virtue of the Month for May is . . . .

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SLE Focus for the Month: Responsible Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are RESPONSIBLE Christian Learners who:

Act with compassion.

Learn about and contribute to community.

Meet academic and behavioral expectations.

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following Superstars:

Kindergarten Pia Pangilinan

First Jayden Gutierrez

2A Karisma Cayas

2B Sean Viray

3A Jacob Ho

3B Abigail Rivera

4A Isaiah Perez

4B Isabelle Humbert-Rico

5A Marcus Villareal

5B Nikhil Bulchandani

6A Joey Seegmiller

6B Kate Ursua

7A Nathan Rivera

7B Andrea Escamilla

8A McKenna Seegmiller

8B Bonnie Chan

Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by students, in Mr. Byrne's 7B homeroom this week. They are leading the recitation of the Luminous Mysteries. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of May: That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.
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May Crowning Mass

What a beautiful May Crowning Mass we had last week! Thank you to our sponsors, the first graders with their prayer partners, the eighth graders, their teachers, Mrs. Andre, Mrs. Chongco, Ms. Coddington, Mr. Ryan, Ms. Gorman, Ms. Cynthia, and our presider, Fr. Gabriel. And to everyone, including parents, who brought flowers, participated in the special celebration!

Confirmation Information Night is at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Church Hall.

Drama Program

Our Drama Program is on the rise! Several of our students have had the wonderful opportunity to to participate in the enriching experiences the program provides. Let us encourage our students to give the Program a try. Here's a teaser, the final video clip of our fall play, Beauty and the Beast, made by one of our parents, Mr Ben Balleza.

Eighth Grader Events

Our eighth graders are on their countdown to graduation. Here are their upcoming activities:

Tuesday, May 28: Picnic

Wednesday, May 29: Eighth Grade Dinner Dance

Friday, May 31: Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Send off at 11:00 a.m.. Graduation at 4:30 p.m.

All the best to our 8th graders!

OLM Choir in Concert

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You are invited to come and watch the OLM Choir in Concert before they head to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall this summer at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, at the OLM Church. Come and listen to their angelic voices as they sing the songs they have rehearsing for their upcoming trip. Tickets are available at the school office.

Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day.

It is a school holiday! Have a great three-day weekend!

Great job, Annie Jr. cast and crew!

What awesome performances we had this past weekend! Annie, Jr., OLM Production, was awesome! Our students did a phenomenal job! Congratulations to the cast and crew, Director Deidre D'Cunha, choreographer Ms. Carla, Mrs. Chongco. Thank you to all faculty and staff, parents for you continued support and to everyone who came to watch and support our play!
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CYO Champions

On Sunday, May 19, our 4th grade girls basketball team captured the Division 4-5 CYO Championship trophy with a win over St. Brendan. The girls played their hearts out and never gave up with the game going into overtime and the Lady Bulldogs prevailing with a score of 9-7! A big congratulations goes out to the the coaches and the following girls for a job well done:

Alessia Vannelli

Alexis Sales

Angeli Bughao

Ava Marie Perez

Chloe Macario

Mariel Danao

Marquiel Castillo

Mia Cabatic

Mileena Lapuz

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School Picnic Day is on Friday, May 24th!

Friday, May 24th, is Picnic Day. It is a color-themed Free Dress day. Students are asked to come to school wearing the following:

Kindergarten and First Grade-1 : YELLOW top with jeans

Second and Third : RED top with jeans

Fourth and fifth: BLUE top with jeans

Sixth to Eighth: BLACK top with jeans

NOTE: Torn jeans (jeans with holes) ARE NOT allowed.

Students opting not to wear the above are expected to wear school uniforms.

Our scouts will be leading the flag ceremony this Thursday, May 23rd, as we observe Memorial Day at OLM.

No School on Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 27th. Hope you all have a wonderful three-day weekend! Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

School Calendar 2019 - 2020

Please click on the following for the Department of Catholic Schools-approved calendar for school year 2018 - 2019.

School Calendar 2019 - 2020

Service Points

Please make sure that you are on track in completing your service point requirement for this school year. You can check your total accumulated service points on School Speak. For questions, please email pointsauditor@olmbulldogs.com. Please note:

Our Lady of Mercy School requires each school family to be active members of the school community. Each family expected to meet a specified number of Service Points within the school year: 50 points for a 2-parent household and 25 points for a single parent household. Per the Family and Tuition and Participation Agreement that is signed at the beginning of the school year, families not meeting the service point requirements will be assessed a flat fee of $750.

Thank you very much!

Parish School Mass

We invite you to come and join us at our last school Parish mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2nd, sponsored by our Kindergarten families. As always, we will have a post-mass fellowship at the school. We hope to see you!

Last Day of School

Friday, June 7th, is the last day of the school year. We will be attending the 9:00 a.m. mass on that day. Please note dismissal will be at 11:00 a.m.
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