OLM Parent Newsletter

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Reflection Corner: The Presence of the Holy Spirit

Happy Solemnity of the Ascencion!

Listen to Jesus’ final words to his disciples before ascending to His Father, “ You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” ( Acts 1:8)


As Catholics, we acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit. Many, however, have yet to discover His presence in their daily personal experience. This Easter Season offers the invitation to reflect, be open and grateful for the presence of the Spirit in our ordinary daily experiences.

Honoring our Blessed Mother Mary

The Catholic Church dedicates the month of Mary in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary. We nurture our devotion to Mary with the traditional “May Crowning” to honor her as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God. OLM takes this month again as an opportunity to help the children develop a special love for Mary.


Please join us at our school mass and the May Crowning on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Exciting News . . . . . . . Ms. Gorman Comes Back to OLM!

We are happy to announce the appointment of Ms. Beth Gorman, OLM longtime teacher, as the new Assistant Principal for school year 2016 - 2017. Many of us remember Ms Gorman's outstanding work in our Resource Program before she left our school two years ago. Upon her return, she will oversee, support, and provide direct service to ensure the continued success of our Resource Program, along with her responsibilities as Assistant Principal. We are so thrilled to have her back.

Spirit Week - Grease Week

In anticipation of our upcoming carnival, themed Grease, we are once again having a weeklong spirit week (May 16 - 20). Let us encourage all our students to get into the sprit by dressing up for school following the themes set for each day:


Monday: Pink Ladies vs. T-birds (pink and black day)

Dress up like a Pink Lady or T-bird from the movie Grease by wearing either a pink or black top with jeans bottom and school appropriate shoes.


Tuesday: Posse Day (Class Wars)

Get together with your class (grade) and come up with an awesome theme to dress up as together.


Wednesday: Bright Colors Day

It's the 50's! Dress up ion bright, colorful clothes along with jeans and school appropriate shoes.


Thursday: Jersey Day

Wear any sports related shirt with jeans and school appropriate shoes to support your favorite team!


Friday: OLM Spirit Day

Wear any OLM Shirt you have or the carnival shirt along with jeans and school appropriate shoes. and have a great day at our OLM Carnival!



The picture below shows our Student Council Officers modeling the themes for each day.

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Volleyball Contract and Concussion Form

Please find below the volleyball contract and concussion form that need to be completed for those students who are interested to be play the said sport for next year. Please email Athletic Director Ms. Moe at pe@olmbulldogs.com for electronic copies of the forms. Thank you.
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Blocks and Stars

Congratulations to the following students who earned their blocks and stars in the third quarter:


Earning the blocks are the following:

Kayla Chongco (6B)

Jonas Ubaldo (7A)

Matthew Isidro (7B)

Patricia Palomares (8A)

Kristine Chai (8A)


First Star:

Jenna Canicosa (7A)

Jeremiah Callado (7B)

Kiara Dioquino (7B)

Monisha Bulchandani (8B)


Second Star:

Anna Gotuaco (8A)

Sydney Yap (8A)


Third Star:

Lauren Teotico (7B)

Jonathan Torrea (7B)


Fourth Star:

Monica Sommer (7A)


Fifth Star:

Isabelle Suchikul (7B)

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Eighth Grade Accounts

Eighth Grade Parents: As we prepare for graduation, please make sure that your accounts (tuition, fees, Clubhouse, etc.) with the school are settled on or before May 20th. Please see the office if you have questions or unsure if you have outstanding balances to date. Thank you.

OLM Superstars

Congratulations to the following students:

Bianca David (5A)

Zailea Flores (6A)

Gia Lagade (1A)

Anakin Orille (1A)

Logan San Diego (1B)

Joshua Nitafan (5A)

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Prayer for OLM First Communicants

Let us all whisper a prayer for all our students receiving their first Holy Communion this Saturday, May 14th. They have been preparing for this special occasion for some time already.
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OLM Band Performs at the Catholic Elementary Schools Spring Concert

Come hear the OLM Band perform at the annual Catholic Elementary Schools Spring Concert. The performance is on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 pm in the Gellert Auditorium at Junipero Serra High School. Also performing will be the Serra, Notre Dame, Mercy Tri-School Symphonic Band. Admission is free.

OLM Students at State NHD

Congratulations to all the OLM students who participated in the State National History Day Competition over the weekend. They certainly represented us very well. The following students made it to the finals:


Group Website: Carlo Bautista, Matthew Mohler

Group Documentary: Alison Blair, Kayla Chongco, Ashley Enriquez, Janessa Lee


Appreciation goes to Mr. Sato, Egan, Sr. Eileen, and all parent chaperones for making last Friday a fun learning experience for everybody. Great job, indeed!

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Fun afternoon for Chocolate Sales Top Sellers

Students who qualified to participate in the Games2U (Hamster Ball & Video Games), an incentive for top sellers in this year's Chocolate Sales, had an afternoon of fun and games last Monday, May 9th. Congratulations and thank you for supporting our Chocolate Sales fundraiser.

Clarification on Carnival Points

There has been confusion about the 2-service point requirement for participating in the upcoming carnival. It has been, indeed, a requirement in years past. To answer the questions from parents who have completed their service point requirements at this point, given the lack of clarity in the service point expectations for the carnival, we are going to do the following JUST for this school year:


As we critically need parents' time and support to ensure the success of our last major fundraising this school year, we are expecting everyone to help out in the carnival. If you have completed your service point requirements, you will be credited 5 service points next school year for the 2 service points you are contributing in the carnival this year. We cannot stress enough the importance of everyone's participation in the carnival. We ask that you help us make this year's carnival a huge success by volunteering to help whether you have completed your service hours or not. On the question of penalty for this school year, you will only be penalized if you are unable to complete your 50 (25 for single parent families) service points.


We hope that this clarifies the expectations. Thank you very much.


Tommy Enriquez, PTO President * Jeffrey Burgos, Principal

Service Points

Please do check your service points, if you have not done so yet. It is important that you meet your required points before the end of the school year. Note that parents / families not meeting the required service points will be assessed $500.


You still have time. The School Carnival is coming up. We need lots of volunteers. If interested, please let PTO know as soon as possible. Our kindergarten classes need help in the morning as well. Please let us know if you are able to help them.


You may check the office for other opportunities to earn points. Please be guided accordingly. Thank you very much.

Prayer Intentions

You are invited to share your prayer intentions with our school community. Please send them to newsletter@olmbulldogs.com for inclusion in our weekly staff and parent communication. There is always power in praying as a community. Here are prayer intentions for this week:


For our 2nd Graders who are receiving their First Holy Communion this Saturday, May 14th.


Special intentions for Mr. and Mrs. Mario Pangalanan

Important Dates to Remember

May 11: School Mass and May Crowning at 10:00 a.m.

May 14: First Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m.

May 16: Noon Dismissal - Faculty In-Service

May 16 - 20 Bulldog Spirit Week

May 20 - Carnival, Deadline to settle 8th grade accounts

May 24: Confirmation Information Night at 7:00 p.m. (for seventh graders)

Leadership Team Meeting

May 30: Memorial Day - No School

June 3: Graduation Day for Class of 2016

June 7: Kindergarten Celebration, Noon Dismissal

June 8: School Mass at 10:00 a.m., Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.