OLM Staff Bulletin

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Reflection Corner: Lenten Season Begins

Ash Wednesday, February 10th, is the beginning of the Lent Season. It is a time of repentance, prayer and fasting for forty days. This day receives its special name from the blessing and imposition of ASHES in the form of a cross on our foreheads. “Remember man that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

PRAYER: Jesus, our Savior, grant to your faithful, Lord, a spirit generous enough to begin these solemn fasts with proper fervor and to pursue them with greater devotion. This we ask of you in your most holy name. Amen. (Liturgical Press)

Reminder on Church Doctrine on Fasting and Abstinence: Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all FRIDAYS during Lent. Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed on all Fridays during Lent. This applies to all persons 14 and older. Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday applies to all Catholics from age 18 through age 59.

Faculty Meeting

Monday, Feb. 8th, 2:45-4:15pm

7A (Please take note of the change in venue.)


Post School Visit Feedback

CSW Activities Debrief

PD Debrief

Marketing Efforts

Leadership Team

Cluster 1 PD


60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Prayer Leaders: Dominic Paris and Nancy Andre

First Bible Quiz

Our first OLM Bible Quiz took place last Wednesday with six of our students, Carlo Bautista (6A), Anuraag Gregory (6B), Jonas Ubaldo (7A), Jonathan Torrea (7B), Leilani Zaragoza (8A) and Samantha Magdamo (8B) representing each of our middle school classes. While the questions were directed towards the contestants, students in the audience also had an opportunity to answer questions as the judges tabulated the scores.

Congratulations to our winners:

First Place: Jonathan Torrea (7B)

Second Place: Samantha Magdamo (8B)

Third Place: Jonas Ubaldo (7A)

Appreciation goes to CSW Committee headed by Sr. Rosabel, Dana Sargenti, Katherine Coddington, Lynne Morris, Zarah Lemos. Special thanks to Fr. Doming Orimaco and Fr. Sebastine Bula for joining Dana Sargenti in the panel of judges.

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National History Day School Round Competition

Here are the results of the School Round of the National History Day Competition that was held last week Thursday and Friday. The following students will now advance to the San Mateo County NHD competition on Saturday, February 27 here at OLM.

Individual Exhibit Category:
Logan Scudmore
Elijah Calip
Rheanna Torres
Zailea Flores
Nicolas Santiago

Group Exhibit Category:
Dylan Hom & Griffin Cheng
Kateleen Santos & Mary Heishan
Anuraag Grehary, Rodel Espinosa, Gerious Heishan

Individual Documentary:
Julia Macaspac
Justin Samaniego
Manisha Khakoo (Woodside Junior High)

Group Dcoumentary:
Amy Dayrit, Cailey Pasco, Elizabeth Langley
Ashley Enriquez, Janessa Lee, Kayla Chongco, Alisan Blair
Andrew Bautista & Logan Kong
Carlo Bautista & Matthew Mohler

Individual Website:
Samantha Magdamo
Aaron Abraham

Group Website:
Jacob Gregorio & Lucas Velasco

Individual Performance:
Leilani Zaragoza

Students will now have 2 1/2 weeks to continue their research to make improvements on their projects before they present their projects and go through a judges interview at the county competition. The winners will then move on to the California State NHD Competition in Rocklin, CA, at William Jessup University on May 5-7, 2016.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Please note that our Ash Wednesday mass is at 10:30 a.m. (not 10:15 a.m.) this Wednesday, February 10th. Let us remind our students to actively participate in responding and singing all throughout the mass. Recess schedule is as follows:

K - 4: 9:45 - 10:00

5 - 8: 10:00 - 10:15

Thank you, Sr. Claire's Pre-School Prayer Leaders!

It was a truly special morning last Wednesday when our little preschoolers joined and led all of us in prayer. Thank you for the beautiful song that brightened our day.

Feast of St. Blaise

We appreciate Fr. Doming and Sr. Virgie for coming last Thursday, February 3rd, the Feast Day of St. Blaise (known as the patron of throat illnesses). They visited all our classrooms to bless everyone's throats.

"Through the intercession of Saint Blase, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

We have receiving completed forms with families / alumni's contributions. Thank you for helping us spread the work about the our 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book. Our deadline to turn in completed solicitation forms is coming up. Please do remind our families to turn in their completed forms as soon as possible. Families not turning in the completed forms will be on the Opt-Out list. Those opting out will be paying $50 and will not receive a copy of the book.

Our orchestrated effort to get the word out would help make this project a big success. Thank you very much!

Faculty Room Duty

Just a reminder: Kindergerten and first grade teachers are in charge of the Faculty Room clean-up this week. The sign-up is on the board. Thanks!

Long Weekend Coming up

Monday, February 15th, is a school holiday in observance of Presidents' Day. Hope you have a well-deserved, restful, and fun weekend!
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Repost: Lion Dance Performance

Our students are going to be treated to a Lion Dance performance in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Angela Chan, mother of Alex (KB) and Ryan (2B), has arranged for West Coast Lion Dance Group to come to our school once again at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19th.

Prayer Leaders for Morning Assemblies

Please find below the Prayer Leaders Schedule for our weekly morning assemblies:

Monday, February 8: KB*

Tuesday, February 16: 8A*

Monday, February 22: 8B*

Monday, February 29: 7A*

Monday, March 7: 7B*

Monday, March 14: 6A

Monday, March 21: 6B

*Please take note of the date change.

Important Dates to Remember

February 8: Valentine's Day Celebrations Pre-School to 6th, Social 7th and 8th

February 9: Incoming Kindergartners' Assessment

February 10: Ash Wednesday, School Mass at 10:15 a.m.

February 15: Presidents' Day, No School

February 19: Lion Dance Performance at 8:30 a.m.

February 22: Noon Dismissal, Cluster PD at OLM

February 25: Cluster 1 PD, Noontime Dismissal