OMMS Newsletter 3-25-14


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OMMS Newsletter 3-25-14

  1. 1. Principal’s Notes: Another Shadow Day has Come and Gone…. This was the very last Shadow Day for our graduating class which for many is difficult to imagine as they have attended each one since their child began school at OMMS! It is also difficult to comprehend, but we are approaching the month of April ….where has the time gone; it seems as if the school year just began! The Annunciation of the Lord Exactly nine months before Christmas, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, when the angel brought to Mary the amazing news that she would be the Mother of God’s son. On this day, as in Christmas Time, we contemplate the wonder of the Incarnation: in Jesus, God took on our flesh, becoming like us in all things but sin. This solemnity almost always falls during Lent, and this seems appropriate because it was the Incarnation that made the Passion possible. In becoming one of us, Christ became capable of suffering as we suffer; he made himself vulnerable as we are vulnerable. “Beyond our grasp, he chose to come within our grasp,” wrote Saint Leo the Great. “Existing before time began, he began to exist at a moment in time. Lord of the universe, he hid his infinite glory and took the nature of a servant. Incapable of suffering as God, he did not refuse to be a man, capable of suffering. Immortal, he chose to be subject to the laws of death.” The Annunciation is a Solemnity of the Lord, but it is also a day to give thanks to and for Mary. The Gospel account of the Annunciation in Luke reveals a great wonder: God sought the free consent of a young girl to carry out his plan for us. God asked for help! Many artists throughout the ages have chosen to depict this moment of decision that changed the world for ever. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tuesday, March 25, 2014 DATES TO REMEMBER!  Friday, March 28 – Free Dress Day  April 6-11 Scholastic Book Fair begins  Thursday, April 10 – Book Fair/ Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-8:00, St. Francis Hall  Thursday, April 17 –Stations of the Cross  Friday, April 18-Good Friday Mass 12:00 p.m., Serra Center, 1:00 pm dismissal (approximate time)  April 19th – April 27th , Easter Vacation
  2. 2. On Friday, March 21, we opened up OMMS classrooms for our annual Maria Montessori Shadow Day a tribute to the woman who gave birth to such a unique approach to education, one created out of respect for the dignity of every individual no matter their age! Maria Montessori was truly a woman well ahead of her time and we thank her for what she accomplished in that lifetime. All OMMS students were excited to have their special someone join them for a morning of work, a special time to celebrate Mass, tour the various levels and then of course the opportunity to leave and enjoy the remainder of yet another beautiful day as a family…..all in all what a way to celebrate your child’s accomplishments plus give yourself a “treat” by enjoying the first weekend of Spring a little early! Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed your visit! Don’t forget to join us on Thursday, April 10, for our annual Book Fair and Spaghetti Night. Our PTG Core and Committee for this event are hard at work to provide you with a fabulous evening while promoting the love of reading! Again mark your calendars so you do not forget to join us on Saturday, May 10, for our 3rd annual Night at the Mission, everyone thoroughly enjoyed this event last year!! GENERAL PTG MEETING We would like to thank all those who made it a priority to attend last night’s meeting to hear first- hand the information provided by our Pastor, Father David and Kathleen Flanagan the COO (Chief Operations Officer) for the Mission and Parish, inclusive of the school. Our Pastor reviewed key points of the Catholic Schools Management Report, reiterated support of catholic education and his commitment in maintaining a Catholic Montessori School as the parish school. We will provide more information regarding last night’s meeting for those who were unable to attend at a later date in a separate attachment. 2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION Registration information for the 2014-2015 school year will be going home soon. VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS Auditions will be held on Friday, April 4, in the Music Room beginning at 12:45. Sign-ups are posted on the bulletin board in the school office and will need a parent’s signature. Remember performances are around 2 minutes in length. If you have questions, please speak with Mr. Tom. OUR VARIETY SHOW is scheduled for MAY 8th at 6:00 pm. PTG NEWS Scholastic Book Fair….. Needs Your Help We are looking for volunteers to help with the Scholastic Book Fair before and after Mass on Sunday, April 6th , @ 8:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to represent our school and fulfill those parent participation hours! Please contact the office if you are willing to help or if you have any questions. Thank you! Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Scholastic Book Fair Spaghetti Dinner is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for April 10 starting at 5:30 – ending at 8pm. PLEASE take note that this date is changed from its original date which was
  3. 3. a week earlier. Our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair is a FUN FAMILY EVENT! The delicious dinner will be provided by the supportive Fratelli's Restaurant in Oceanside. The flyer to order Pre-Sale dinners at a discounted price went home a few weeks ago and also included in this week’s newsletter. REMEMBER to ORDER your dinner early so you can save! Junior Elementary Room 17 and Senior Elementary Rm. 206/212 will help sponsor the volunteers but anyone is WELCOME TO HELP OUT. Please contact Pia W. at (760)845-0381, if you are in one of these classrooms - or you are welcome to sign up in the office for a shift; sign- up sheet is in the school office. Accomplish your parent volunteer hours or just join the fun! The shifts will be 3:30-5pm, 5-7 pm, and 7-9. All help is greatly appreciated! Night at the Mission Wine Tasting Event (This evening is for “adults only”) Tickets are now on sale for the “Night at the Mission” wine and beer tasting event to be held on May 10th . The event will include international and domestic wines along with local beers, a food showcase from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can purchase tickets on line at Be sure and spread the word to family, friends, and co-workers. Tickets and flyers are now available in the school office. . Please keep the following members our school family in your prayers: ~ Patricia Packard, Ms. Cyndi’s mother …may she rest peacefully in the arms of our Lord ~The Packard Family ……. may they be comforted by faith, family and friends ~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother ~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother ~ Hannah Higgins and Family ~ The Falbee Family ~ Marilyn Clark, Brooke B’s cousin ~ Fabio Perez ~ Vanessa & Andres’ Grandfather ~ Christina Ruiz ~ Jacob Donahue (7 months old) and his family ~ Mrs. Bush ~ Sr. Joyce Hampel, CSJ, Associate Principal Academy of Our Lady of Peace ~ All of our military families