OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Reflection Corner

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart; for I am gracious and merciful.”

In the readings last Sunday, we are reminded of what a loving and merciful God we serve. Consider these key verses from each of our readings on this fifth Sunday of Lent: First from Isaiah, “Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Next from St. Paul, “Forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.” Then the verse before the Gospel: “Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart; for I am gracious and merciful.” And finally, from the Gospel, these words from Christ to the woman caught in adultery, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”

A clear theme emerges from these verses — when we turn to God for forgiveness, He is indeed gracious and merciful. So much so, that not only will He forgive our sins without condemnation, He will make us completely new creations in Christ. Indeed, it seems our heavenly Father delights in doing this for His children. What gratitude we owe to Him!

We’re all unworthy of the great privilege of being called His disciples. But that is simply cause for greater joy in serving Him and seizing the prize of God’s upward calling in Christ Jesus.


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is the Virtue of the Month for April.

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SLE Focus for the Month: Actively Engaged Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are ACTIVELY ENGAGED Christian Learners who:

Learn and grow in the teachings of Christ

Participate in the sacramental life of the Church

Learn to work independently and collaboratively

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten Makayla Anico

First Devin Dela Cruz

2A Caitlyn Jacinto

2B Samantha Sarad

3A Lauren Valencia

3B Ben Van Dyke

4A Greg Floresca

4B Emma Trapsi

5A Johnny Lee

5B Sebasia Guevarra

6A Brendan Aguirre

6B Daniel Aldeguer

7A Marcus Campbell

7B Ryan Hernandez

8A Reann Phillips

8B Claire Aramburo

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Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by the students in 2A. 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 April is to pray for those who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us.

First Sunday Mass

Our second grade classes and families sponsored the 10:30 a.m parish mass last Sunday. Thank you very much to all our second graders, their parents, teachers, Mrs. Gotuaco and Mrs. Collins, Ms. Gorman, Ms. Cynthia, for all their work and preparations for the said mass. It was such a beautiful celebration!

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17th, out on the Northside Parking lot for Grades 2 to 8. Seventh grade will be the readers for the 14 Stations and the Stations will be lead by Fr. Doming. We will not be attending the Parish Mass that day. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Washing of the Feet

On Holy Thursday, April 18th, we will hold a Washing of the Feet ceremony in the church with Fr. Gabe facilitating the Prayer Service. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. and dismissal is at 12:30. The service should only by about 30 to 40 minutes long. OLM families are welcome to attend.

Minimum Days

Please note of the following Minimum Days:

Monday, April 15th: Staff Lenten Recollection

Thursday, April 18th: Spring Break Minimum Day

Dismissal for both days is at 12:30 p.m.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you very much for coming to our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not had the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher this week, please know that we are always happy to schedule a conference with you as necessary. Just give us a call or send us an email and we will gladly schedule one for you.

PTO Meeting

Come to our last PTO meeting for the school year at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 10th, at the Church Hall. Hear about the exciting events we have left for the school year. There are lots of fun activities that are coming up between now and the end of the school year. Lots of opportunities to volunteer and help!

See you tonight!

Registration 2019 - 2020

Thank you very much for completing your online registration for School Year 2019 - 2020. We appreciate your patience as rollout the online registration for the first time at our school. We welcome your feedback as we work on improving the system moving forward.

Spring Carnival 2019

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Carnival Wristbands on Sale

Hello OLM Parents!

Carnival Wristbands are OFFICIALLY on Sale.

Please download the form emailed to you by your Room Parent, complete, and submit with payment to your oldest child’s homeroom before Wednesday, April 17 to receive a FREE T-Shirt!

In order to make this year’s event a success, and to help promote our Spring Carnival, kindly download the attached Carnival Poster & post onto your Social Media Account(s) with the hashtag#OLMCarnival2019

Pre-Sale Wristbands will conclude on Friday, May 3rd. Beyond May 3, Wristbands will be available during Carnival hours for $55 each day.

All Pre-Sale Carnival Wristbands/T-shirt this year will be distributed at the PTO WILL-CALL Booth during Carnival Hours, May 10 & 11 from 2pm-10pm

Also, a General Carnival Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, Room 8A, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, for Families looking to fulfill their Service Hours.

For more information, please send email to: PTOFundraising@OLMBulldogs.com

Our Post-Carnival Holiday is on Monday, May 13th. There will be no school on that day.

Easter Dawn Salubong

Children aged 8-12 are invited to join the Salubong rehearsal this afternoon, Wednesday, at 3:30-5:00 pm at the Parish Center. Please contact Sr. Rosabel Sare via email: olmparishreed@gmail.com

Our Spring Break is coming up! It is from Friday, April 19th to Friday, April 26th.

Science Fair 2019 Winners

Congratulations to our seventh and eighth graders which worked hard on their Science Fair Projects. Shout out goes to the winners of the Fair:

Seventh Grade: Class of 2020

FIRST PLACE: Tatiana Palanca, Devyn Rome and Lauren Villareal

SECOND PLACE: (1) Cameron Enriquez and Cameron Romero

(2) Ryan Hernandez

THIRD PLACE: (1) Gavin Huang. William Langley and Marcelo Tagaro

(2) Adrian Macalalag, Miguel Morales and Nicholas Torres

Eighth Grade: Class of 2019

FIRST PLACE: Devan Abiva and Andrei Magno

SECOND PLACE: (1) Lauren Benson

(2) Alexandra Santos and McKenna Seegmiller

THIRD PLACE: Christopher Enriquez

A huge thank you to Mr. Tom Byrne for coordinating and preparing our students for this annual exciting event.

Here is the list of our (Tuition Raffle) prizes and when they will be raffled off:

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Global Community Potluck

What a wonderful event we had last Saturday! The spread of food was amazing! Everyone had a great time. Among the highlights were the performances of our School Choir, Dance Club, Ukulele Club, Drama Club, and second grader Keanna Zaragoza. Our appreciation goes to club advisors, Noel Fisico, Ms. Carla, Ed Beteta and Deidre D.Cunha! And yes, thanks to those who shared their singing prowess in the Karaoke session led by Lawrence Villegas! Thank to our Event Chairs, Kathleen Reburiano and Ravi Bulchandani, PTO executive board led by our very own Mary Ann Chongco. To all parents, students and staff members who came, thank you so very much!
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