OLM Parent Newsletter
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Reflection Corner: Feast of the Presentation of Jesus (February 2nd)
On this feast day, we celebrate and remember that 40 days after the birth of a Jewish boy, it was the custom to take him to the temple to be presented to God. Mary and Joseph observed this law and presented Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. On this day, we also bless candles that remind us the light of Jesus’ coming to us. Candles invite us that as Christians we must bring the light of Christ to the darkness of the little corner of our world and to all people we meet.
Lord, help us keep your love, your light burning brightly in our lives. Give us the wisdom and the strength to avoid the shadows of sin in our lives. Help us carry your light to all we meet until that day when we go out to meet you.
OLM Catholic Schools Week 2016
January 31st – February 4th
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: COMMUNITIES OF FAITH, KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICE
We continue our celebration of Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Mercy. Here are our activities for the remainder of the week:
Wednesday, Feb.3rd: Staff Appreciation Day
Morning Prayer will be led by our Preschool students
"Free Dress" day for the staff :-)
We will have an On the Spot Essay Writing Contest Grades 4 & 5 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Parish Center and a Bible Quiz Bee from Grades 6 - 8 at 1:15 p.m. at the Church Hall.
Thursday, Feb. 4th: Student Appreciation Day and Loved Ones / Grandparents Day
Morning Prayer will be led by Yearbook Club.
Loved Ones and Grandparents are invited to come visit our classrooms from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to observe and participate in class activities as planned by the classroom teachers.
It's Spirit Day for students. It will be OLM Rewind Day. First to 8th graders may choose one of the following themes:
Kindergarten students may choose from one of the following themes:
Friday, February 5th: School Holiday
Teachers will be participating in a K - 8 Professional Development at St. Cecilia's School. Pre-School teachers will be attending the Pre-School Professional Development at the OLM Church Hall.
Thank you to our Catholic Schools Week committee members, Sr. Rosabel, Lynne Morris, Dana Sargenti, Katherine Coddington, and Zarah Llemos, for planning, organizing our events for the week.
Happy Catholic Schools Week to all of us!
January 27th and Ash Wednesday Mass
Our next school mass is at 10:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 10th. Please join us in celebrating the Holy Mass as we begin the season of Lent.
Riley Butler (1A)
Joshua Gorospe (6A)
Rheanna Torres (5A)
Jaren Villacarte (1B)
Marcus Villareal (2B)
Leilani Zaragoza (8A)
Book Drive, A Success!
Incoming Kindergarten Assessments
60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book
Thank you for helping us spread the work about the our 60th Anniversary Coffee Table Book. We have been receiving completed forms with families / alumni's contributions.Our deadline to turn in completed solicitation forms is coming up. Please do turn your forms in to ensure that your or your child's name gets included in the book. Families not turning in the completed forms will be on the Opt-Out list. Those opting out will be assessed $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!
Important Dates to Remember
February 1 - 5 CSW Celebration
February 5: No School, K - 8 Conference /OLM at St. Cecilia's. Pre-School PD at OLM
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 10:30 a.m.
February 15: Presidents' Day, No School
February 19: Lion Dance Performance at 8:30 a.m.
February 22: Noon Dismissal, Faculty Professional Development