OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Reflection Corner

We enter once again into this remarkable season of Lent. Every year we are given this incredible gift to renew ourselves in faith, hope, and love. Lent is the perfect time to grab hold of the grace of the season and strengthen our resolve to become saints.

Yes, you can become a saint.

God has made us all for holiness and sainthood. We are all made to be with Him in heaven forever – which is basically the very definition of being a saint: a person who has died and now lives in eternity with God in heaven.

The good news? God never asked the impossible, nor does He ever set us up to fail. In fact, in today’s readings, He gives us the very blueprint to reach this lofty (pun intended) goal. We can reach sainthood by practicing almsgiving, fasting, and prayer, and not just during Lent but every day. Lent provides us an opportunity to remember these saint-making opportunities and refocus our energies to participate regularly in them.

During Lent, in addition to reminding us of the amazing tools available for growing in holiness, there is also an outpouring of graces to help us to complete each task. You would not give your child the chore of vacuuming the living room then hand them a lawnmower or a rock? If we, sweet flawed parents, know how to give good gifts (and the proper tools) to our children then how much more can we count on God to provide everything we need to accomplish what we are called to do or become (Matthew 7:9-11)?

Perfect gifts.

Charity softens our hearts to be loved. Fasting prepares us to allow God to sustain and strengthen us. Prayer opens communication between us and God.

From: Catholicmom.com


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is the Virtue of the Month for March


Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by the students in 4A. They are leading the recitation of the Sorrowful. Mysteries as we will do throughout the Season of Lent. Pope Francis' Intentions for the Month of March is to pray for the formation of all Christian Faith Communities throughout the world.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us.

SLE Focus for the Month: THOUGHTFUL Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Thoughtful Catholic Christian Learners who:

Respond to Jesus's call to serve others

Value the gifts of diversity

Respect self and others.

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten Olivia Dela Cruz

1st Dylan Bernardo

2A Ava Miseray

2B Sebastian Lechadores

3A Ayana Davis

3B Mikey Le

4A Logan San Diego

4B Brandon Tacorda

5A Melaena Marchiorlatti

5B William Tran

6A Sean Ramos

6B Zariah Penas

7A Marcus Lajom-Campbell

7B Lana Villegas

8A McKenna Seegmiller

8B Kiara Salomon

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Altar Servers

Last week, our altar servers had their picture taking with our Pastor, Fr. Doming Orimaco, and Associate Pastor, Fr. Gabriel Wankar. Our appreciation to our coordinators, Mrs. Jillian Perez and Mrs. Marife Torrea for sending us this picture and for all the work that they do in coordinating schedules of our altar servers.

We are blessed to have many of our student altar servers serving our Parish. Calling all those interested in becoming altar servers. The following is the training schedule:

May 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with Fr. Doming

May 7th from1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. with Fr. Gabriel

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Our candidates for First Holy Communion went for their first confession last Saturday. It was a beautiful service also attended by our parents as well as CCD families. Thank you to Sr. Rosabel, Mrs. Collins, and Mrs. Gotuaco for all your work in preparing our students for their First Holy Communion.

Tuition Raffle Early Bird Drawing

And the winner is . . . . . . . .

Michelle Palaad, mother of seventh grader, Mikey Palaad!

PTO Fundraising Director Abby Bautista joined us in our morning assembly last Thursday, March 7th, to get our Early Bird Tuition Raffle Drawing. Ms. Sargenti pulled out the winning ticket! Mikey Palaad's registration fee for School Year 2019 - 2020 is now paid for! Congratulations, Palaad family!

Thank you to all of you for supporting our Tuition Raffle. You still have time to sell tickets for our great prizes, including, of course, a full-year tuition or $5,000 in cash.

Spring Pictures Next Week

It's Spring Picture day today!

Ash Wednesday

Last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we gathered together as a school community to begin our Lenten reflection with a Mass and imposition of ashes. Father Doming reminded us of the significance of Ash Wednesday and the call for all of us to pray, fast, and do almsgiving.

Kudos to our fifth grade classes, Ms. Sargenti, Mrs. Vasquez, Ms. Gorman, Ms. Cynthia, Father Doming, Deacon Marcos and Deacon Mike! Thank you to all parents, family members who came and joined us in our celebration.

What a fun presentation by Eathcapades! We had a lot of juggling in the first showing for the K--4 students and walking on stilts for the upper grades. While the show was super entertaining, it, too, was filled with valuable lessons on how to conserve water. Thank you, Hearty and Lissen! And thank you to the City of Daly City for sponsoring The Earthcapades!

6th Grade Outdoor Ed

Our sixth graders go on their Outdoor Ed trip next week. They leave on Monday, March 18th, and come back on Thursday, March 21st. Joining them are their homeroom teacher, Mr. Engelbert Abellana, and Mr. Rougley! Let's wish them well!

OLM Choir to Sing at the Archdiocesan Choral Festival

Our choir will be performing at the Archdiocesan Choral festival on Thursday, March 21st. Here's wishing them and Mr. Fisico all the best as they represent our school at the said festival!

Friday, March 22nd, is a School Holiday

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Starting in June 2019, the p.e. uniform will now be sold by Dennis Uniforms. We will be changing the color scheme to black sweatpants and a red crew neck sweatshirt. Our current p.e. uniform is allowed to be used for school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

All students will be required to wear the Dennis Uniform style of black sweatpants and red sweatshirt starting in School Year 2021-2022.

Dennis Uniform will also begin selling our grey hooded sweatshirts on their website starting June 2019.

We still have p.e. uniforms for sale except we are going to be selling them and the grey hoodies at a discounted price.

The price structure is as follows:

Red Sweatpants- $15.00

Grey Crew neck p.e. sweatshirts- $15.00

Grey School Hoodie- $20.00

If you would like to buy p.e. clothes for next year or the following school year, please come before (starting at 7:30am) or after school (ending at 3:45pm) on these Wednesdays:

3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17

If for some reason, you are unable to make it on these days or have any questions, please email me at athletics@olmbulldogs.com to place an order.

*** We do not have any youth large or youth extra large red sweatpants available. If you need these sizes, you will need to purchase the black sweatpants from Dennis Uniform.

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