OLM Parent Newsletter
October 21, 2015
Reflection Corner: The Gift of Mary as Our Model
Mary’s obedience to the will of God has been manifested all throughout her earthly life as the Mother of Jesus Christ. From the moment of conception till Jesus’ death, she has remained faithful. This is the pattern that all of us are invited into – not just once, but daily which can become transformative of who we are as God’s children. This is what the Scripture calls the “excellent way of loving and serving”. Mary understands this way and walked on it with great humility.
Reflection: Can we respond to every situation that challenges us to serve with great humility, faithfulness, and love as Mary did?
Book Fair Volunteer Sheets Due
High School Info for 7th and 8th Grade Parents
School-wide Rosary Recitation
We continue to be one with the Church in celebrating the World Mission and Rosary Month! All are invited to join the School pray the Holy Rosary at 8:05 a.m. everyday this week (till Friday, OCtober 23rd). One decade of the Luminous Mystery will be prayed each day of the week with a particular intention of the five continents. The following will lead the five decades of the Rosary:
Wednesday ( Grade 7)
Thursday (Grade 6)
Friday (Singing Decade – School Choir)
“The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the saints…it is a prayer from my heart.” Pope Francis.
First Grading Period Ends this Friday
Please note that report cards for the first grading period will be available online no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2nd.
OLM First Holy Communion Family Gathering #1
Halloween Festivities Coming up
Booo! Halloween is coming up!
We are going to have our annual Halloween festivities on Friday, October 30th. Here are some information to take note of:
K - 6 students may come in Halloween costumes in the morning. Kindergarten teachers will be providing specific instructions for the little ones. Please note that the following are not allowed:
Anything that suggests violence including bloody costumes
Toy weapons of any kind
Any handheld props that may be a safety hazard
Open shoes, slippers, flip-flops
Inappropriate attire (short shorts, short dresses, tank tops, etc.)
Students not wanting to be in costumes must be in their school uniforms. It is not a Free Dress Day.
We will still have our regular lunch periods for K – 6th. Hot lunches will still be available on that day.
The Halloween parade for PreK – 6 starts at 1:30 p.m. Immediately after the parade, classes will return to their classrooms for their respective Halloween celebrations. Parents are reminded to keep the treats as healthy as possible. Halloween treats may not be distributed until the designated Halloween celebration time.
The Halloween Social for 7th and 8th graders begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Special Dress Guidelines were sent our earlier. Please contact the office of you need a copy.
It should be one fun Halloween celebration at OLM. Boooooooooo!
Galaxy of Stars
Lily Doherty (1B)
Alex Whitsitt (3A)
James Dimayuga (3B)
Carlo Bautista (6A)
Marissa Lee (7A)
Kristin Leyson (7A)
Included in the picture are Alessia Vanelli(1B)* and Aeden Perez (4B)*, two of last week's superstars.
Repost: An Invitation from the Cub Scouts . . . . . .
Repost: Box Tops for Education
Repost: MONSTER BOOK FAIR
Reading Is So Much Fun You’ll Get Goosebumps!
Our 2015 Scholastic Book Fair is almost here. Our opening day will be on Tuesday, November 3rd in the Church Hall. The fair will continue through Sunday, November 8th (excluding Saturday).
We hope that you’ll come and join in the fun and that you’ll support our Classroom Wish List opportunity. This is a great way to help teachers build their classroom libraries.. Just purchase a book from the teacher’s “wish” basket, sign your name on the presentation label (at the cashier’s table), and you’ve made a meaningful contribution to your child’s classroom. You may deliver the book in person, or we’ll be happy to deliver it for you. What a joy it is to give the gift of reading!
Watch for the Book Fair flyer! It has dates, times, and offers you an opportunity to volunteer at this joyful event.
See you at the MONSTER BOOK FAIR!
Dates to Remember
October 19-23 School-wide Rosary Recitation at 8:05 a.m.
October 23 First Quarter ends, Cub Scouts Movie Night
October 25 First Communion Family Gathering at 10:30 a.m. Mass
October 30 Halloween Parade (Pre-school - 6th) and Halloween Social (7th and 8th)
November 3 and 4 Hearing Screening
November 3 - 6, 8: Monster Book Fair at the Church Hall
November 8: Family Mass
Our Lady of Mercy School
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sebastine Bula
Principal: Jeffrey T. Burgos
Sr. Eileen Pazmino, RSM
Mary Lynne Hogan
Discovering, Opening, Nurturing, and Sharing God's Gift to us