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FALL ISSUE 2021
Welcome to the first issue of our brand new e-newsletter! We hope you enjoy this new way to keep you informed of the exciting news about our alumni, students, faculty & staff at Our Lady of Mercy School.
I am thrilled to welcome you to the fall 2021-2022 academic year at Our Lady or Mercy School.
While the year 2020 has been filled with challenges not seen before, the faculty and staff of OLM are committed to ensuring all the students that they continue to experience the highest standard of learning.
Congratulations to our Class of 2021 and welcome to the Alumni Community! As a graduate of OLM, you are now part of an elite group of graduates who have made an immense impact on our school and global communities. Our school is noted for its successful graduates who have gone on to become bishops, mayors, newscaster, doctors, technology experts, major league baseball umpire, teachers and successful professionals. We wish you the best and continued blessings on a bright future!
It is always very heartening to see the students who have passed through OLM grow up and have children of their own whom they enroll at OLM.
A special welcome is extended to these Kindergarten children of our alumni, who are our “Youngest Bulldogs.”
Director of Alumni Relations
NANCY SOUZA ANDRE - Class of 1977
Mrs. Nancy Andre has been a most valuable member of our school community for almost 18 years. She left OLM after relocating to Cotati in the North Bay.
A graduate of Our Lady of Mercy School, she is an honest-to-goodness OLM Bulldog. She states, "I started First Grade in 1969 and have called OLM my home away from home ever since." We value her dedication and commitment to our school. In her years as a teacher, she worked closely with our families to ensure the success of every child in her classroom. She worked collaboratively with the faculty and staff in moving our school forward. These past years, she has been with the School Leadership Team, a responsibility she truly has taken to heart. She will certainly be missed.
Our utmost appreciation, prayers, and best wishes go with her as she begins the next chapter of her life.
MR. GREG ROUGLEY - Class of 1987
Mr. Greg Rougley, our alumnus, long-time Technology Director and Computer teacher, we wish him well as he takes on his position at St. Gabriel School. We thank him for the outstanding work he has done to keep the school's technology systems / program current and up-to-date. His kindness and readiness to help all of us especially this past year and a half, including taking on 7th grade Social Studies, as we were adjusting to our new normal will always be appreciated.
Greg Rougley, '87, graduated from St. Ignatius and College of San Mateo. He went on to UC Santa Cruz where he earned his bachelor's in psychology. Greg then went to USF where he earned his masters in education with an emphasis on computer technology.
Greg is one of OLM's most active alumni. Greg started working at OLM in 1991 as Athletic Director and key member of the after-school Clubhouse program. In 1997, Greg directed the after-school sports program in which the boys' sports include soccer, basketball and baseball. Girls' sports consisted of volleyball, soccer and basketball. That same year, over 500 students took part in OLM sports on a total of 50 teams and OLM had been well represented in post-season play with teams who received trophies as champions and runners-up.
By 2003, Greg was the school's Technology Coordinator, Computer Science Teacher, Athletic Director Consultant and Extended Care Assistant Director. He taught computer class from K-8th. Greg treated his students with respect and dignity, and he expected them to do the same.......
SISTER EILEEN PAZMINO
Sister Eileen retired in June of 2021. She has been a most valuable member of our school community for almost 25 years. Truly a pillar of our school, she has been such a great support to all of us, always there to help and assist us whenever needed. She is most knowledgeable about our school operations and has always been a dependable resource for all of us. We will surely miss her pleasant greetings in the morning, her smile that makes our day, her warm spirit that lifts us up. Her hard work, commitment, and dedication to our school will always be appreciated.
Our prayers and best wishes go with her as she enjoys her well-deserved retirement.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS GORMAN
On October 25, 2021, Ms. Gorman , along with some OLM friends, celebrated her birthday. It was wonderful to see familiar faces that we have not seen in a while.
Mrs. Baldelli, Mrs. Hogan, Sister Elieen, Joan Hurley, Sue Noma
Zarah Llemos, Mary Hogan, Sister Eileen, Joan Hurley, Kathy & Barbara Creedon
Beth Gorman with Denise Hamilton
CLASS OF 2017 REUNION
As the OLM tradition continues, the alumni of the past four years reunited with each other at their old stumping ground to catch up with each other before moving on to their respective journeys to college. This year, the Class of 2017 had their reunion in August instead of the traditional April event. Normally, the event is celebrated in the school office hallway so that the students can visit their old classrooms, but due to the pandemic, we made some adjustments. They had an outdoor celebration and the weather was perfect and so was the attendance! Parents brought an abundance of food and even had a raffle drawing to benefit the OLM Scholarship Fund. Great fun, great company! Go Bulldogs!
Elijah Calip, Class of 2018
Senior Class photo at Archbishop Riordan Highschool
Jason Quanico (left), Class of 2009
Father and Son at the first responders appreciation dinner! Proud of you both
Adrian Lavitoria, Class or 2001
Adrian with wife Jessica and son Matty. Happy Halloween!
Gabriel Canicosa, Class of 2008
Senior Software QA Engineer at Tesla
JC Canicosa (Class of 2012)
"Reporting on the Louisiana State Legislature is like getting front row seats to a longer, less musical version of Hamilton… but there’s homework during and at the end".
Christopher Welsh, Class of 1969, with daughter Caitlin
Environmental Technician Specialist at City & County of SF
JC Canicosa (Class of 2012)
Ryan Aguirre (Class of 2003)
Congratulations to Ryan for starting a new role this week as Executive Director of Publicity, Disney Television Studios. We hope you enjoy the magic! 💫
Kevin Aguirre (Class of 2002)
Kevin is the Sr. Design Engineer at Tesla Motors
KATRINA BILLOTE (CLASS OF 2011) & JEREMY BILLOTE (CLASS OF 2008)
ROBERT COSSICK, CLASS OF 1969
The Canicosa Family Gabriel (Class of 2008) JC (Class of 2012) Gillian (Class of 2015) Jenna (Class of 2017)
Mikaela Sampayan (Class of 2004), PharmD, BCPS 2nd degree connection 2nd Clinical Pharmacist at San Antonio Regional Hospital
WEDDING OF DREW NOMA (CLASS OF 2008) TO TINA ROZEVILLE
WEDDING OF CAMILLE EDRALIN (CLASS OF 2005) TO JOSE GONZALEZ
OLM School 1955 - HAPPY 66th YEAR!
THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF 1959
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