OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Reflection Corner

"A good tree does not bear rotten fruit,

nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.

For every tree is known by its own fruit.

For people do not pick figs from,

nor do they gather grapes from brambles.

A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good,

but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil;

for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks."

Luke 6:43 - 49


Reflect, today, upon the important mission you have been given to go forth and to bear an abundance of good fruit in our world. This mission can be accomplished only as a result of a life of holiness. This holiness is only accomplished when your roots are firmly grounded in the life of grace. Embrace this life of grace through the many means that God has set before you, and know that the commitment you make to holiness will bring health not only to your own soul, but also to the souls of those whom God will touch through you.


Lord, I love You and I give my life to You. I pray that I may be planted in the fertile soil of Your abundant love and mercy. Help me to be nourished by the life of grace You have lavished upon me and, as I grow in holiness, bring forth an abundance of good fruit in my life. Jesus, I trust in You.



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is the Virtue of the Month for March

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Fire in the Neighborhood

As you may already know by now, there was a fire a couple of blocks away from school early Tuesday afternoon. At which point, we kept students indoors with classroom windows shut. The fire was contained with firefighters responding quickly. Let us pray for those who were affected by the said fire.

Bulldogs' Lenten Works of Mercy

The homerooms are going to practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in this season of Lent. Please pray for their efforts and feel free to participate in helping them in any of the activities they are choosing to do. Here are the following services submitted:

Kindergarten: Praying for their loved ones living and dead.

First Grade: Write letters to the Sisters of Mercy at Marion Oaks, Burlingame and the Sisters in Sr. Rosabel"s order in the Philippines.

Second Grade: Personal Toiletry items will be collected for the Catholic Worker House in San Bruno.

Third Grade: Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Fourth Grade: Individual Works of Mercy projects and then writing a reflection paper about it.

Fifth Grade: Outreach to the Sunrise Assisted Living folks for Easter

Seventh Grade: Collecting Can goods for the Poor

Eighth Grade: (8A) Collecting small change to buy farm animals from Heifer International; (8B) Collecting cereals for a food bank and hand lotion for senior citizen centers.

Morning Assembly Leaders

Our morning assemblies this week are led by the students in 5B. They are leading the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries. 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 Jayde Aliposa

First Mila Rickert

2A Audrey Palustre

2B Sharyn Pascua

3A Tatum Kong

3B Ben Van Dyke

4A Ethan Huerta

4B Angeli Bughao

5A Melaena Machilotti

5B Noelle Hidalgo

6A Alaina Enriquez

6B Apollo Adela

7A Aidan Laxa

7B William Langley

8A Joshua Nitafan

8B Bianca David

Parish School Mass

Last Sunday's school-sponsored Mass was once again a beautiful celebration. Thank you to our third graders, their teachers, Ms. Simpson, Mrs. Viray, Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Gorman for all their preparations for our monthly Mass. Our appreciation also goes to Father Doming for presiding the mass, all the third grade families for their presence and support and everyone who came and joined us for the celebration.

Let us include our candidates for First Holy Communion as they have the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Saturday, March 9th.

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Confirmation Retreat

Our eighth grade Confirmandi had a grace-filled retreat day last Saturday. Our special thanks to Sr. Rosabel for coordinating the event and to our parents for all their support.

Tuition Raffle Early Bird Drawing

We are having the Early Bird Drawing for our annual Tuition Raffle during the morning assembly today, Wednesday, March 6th. Winner will get free registration for school year 2019 - 2019.

Associate Superintendent Mid-Year Visit

Associate Superintendent Carol Grewel is scheduled to visit our school on Tuesday, March 12th. She is expected to come from 11:30 a.m.- 1:45 p.m. on that day. Let's all give her our warm bulldog welcome!

Spring Pictures Next Week

It's Spring Pictures time! Please note of the following schedule:

Pre-School, Tuesday, March 12th

K - 8: Wednesday, March 13th

OLM at Academic Decathlon

Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon for their participation in this past Saturday event. It was our first time after many years heading to Redwood City to St. Pius School . OLM was one of fourteen Catholic Schools that competed. Thank you to Mr. Ryan who has taken on the advisory / coach role and Ms. Gorman and for all the parents who attended and supported the decathletes for supporting our team this past Saturday. The following students made up the team:

Joseph Benito, 8A Religion

Ryan Hernandez, 7B English

Isabella Terra, 6B Science

Nathan Rivera, 7A Math

Andrei Magno, 8A Social Science

Karina Almeida, 8B Fine Arts

Andrea Abraham, 7B Literature

Bianca David,8B Current Events

Evett Chiu, 8A Alternate

Benjamin Balleza, 7A Alternate

Fellow team members participating in the coaching sessions: Devan Abiva 8B, Ryan Jimenez, 8B and Krista Mananquil, 8B.

All ten members competed in the Logic Round as a team and the Super Quiz. The first place honor went to the students from St. Raymond School in Menlo Park. Congratulations to them and to our OLM Bulldogs, too. They did a super job participating and having a good time for the day and having a great feeling of accomplishment. They did a great showing of their knowledge in the Super Quiz.

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Ash Wednesday, March 6th

The season of Lent begins today, Ash Wednesday. We come together for a School Mass sponsored by the fifth grade. This will include the imposition of ashes at 10:30 a.m. today. Wednesday, March 6th. Please come and join us as we being our Lenten reflection as a school community.

Reminder: All students are expected to come in their red sweaters.


Our annual EarthCapades Presentations are on Thursday, March 7th following this schedule.

Grades K - 4: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Grades 5 - 8: 10:30 - 11:15

It's Spring Forward! Please don't forget to adjust your clocks early Sunday (March 10th) morning!

Mark your calendar . . . . .

New Altar Server Training for students Third Grade and up

If your child is interested in becoming an altar server, please note of the following training dates.

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

Art in Action Gala / Exhibit

We hope to see you all on the following:

Gala: Wednesday, March 27th

Exhibit: Thursday, March 28th ad Friday. March 29th

Photo Highlights

First Grade Art in Action

Focus of Study: “People and Dog in the Sun” by artist Joan Miro’.

Third Grade Art in Action

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