FRIDAY – April A note to Primary
Parents regarding GOOD 18th
Our Good Friday Liturgy begins and ends quietly, it
is not a mass, but a liturgy with Holy Communion.
As in previous years our eighth grade students will
re-enact the Passion of Our Lord and all are
welcome to join us for this service. The Lord’s
Passion is a powerful experience, seeing the re-
enactment of Jesus carrying the Cross, falling,
being “nailed” to the Cross and giving up his life has
brought tears to the eyes of many within the
congregation, even our young students. We hope all
will join us for this service, but if you feel that your
child is too young and may not be ready to
experience this re-enactment please make
arrangements to pick them up from their Primary
classroom no later than 11:30. We ask that you
do not pick them up from the Serra Center as
this would disrupt the service. Thank you in
advance for your assistance with this request.
Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed
Are you available to assist with serving hot lunches
from 11:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm one or two
afternoons each week? Ki’s School Lunches offers
parent volunteers incentives to families who are
able or willing to help. Please contact Cheri Bell at
760-724-6019 if you wish to assist or for additional
Scholastic Book Fair
This week is our Scholastic Book Fair! Books are
available for purchase before and after school at
St. Stanislaus (1039-1079)
Stanislaus Szczepanowski (shchep-an-OV-skee) was the son of noble parents in Poland. He decided early in
life that he wanted to be a priest. He was sent to the best schools, even as far away as Paris. Later, as a
young preacher back in Kracow, on Sunday mornings he drew crowds from all over the city.
In 1072, Stanislaus was chosen to be bishop of Kracow. The people of the city were overjoyed. They loved
their new bishop. They felt free to ask him for advice, shelter, food, or whatever they needed. He kept
open house for the poor.
The king of Poland, Boleslaus II, was called “the cruel.” He led his country into unjust wars. He cheated
the poor. Of all the people of Poland, only Stanislaus spoke out. Everyone else was afraid. Stanislaus said
that if a king was unjust, he had no right to be a king. He also said that an unjust king could not be a
member of the church. King Boleslaus attempted to destroy the bishop’s reputation by spreading rumors
about him. But the people did not believe the lies. Finally, King Boleslaus brought his guards to the church
where Stanislaus was celebrating Mass. He ordered them to kill Stanislaus. When the guards wouldn’t
obey him, Boleslaus took a sword and did it himself.
After some time, the king was forced out of Poland. According to legend, he repented of the wrongs he
had done and spent his last years in a monastery in Hungary.
St. Stanislaus, pray for us.
St. Stanislaus, pray for us.
OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER!
April 6-11 Scholastic Book Fair begins
Thursday, April 10 – Book Fair/
Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-8:00 pm,
St. Francis Hall
Thursday, April 17 –Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 18-Good Friday Liturgy,
12:00 p.m., Serra Center, 1:00 pm
dismissal (approximate time)
– April 27th
, Easter Vacation
– students return to school,
6th grade camp begins
Saturday, May 10th
, Night at the Mission
Thursday, May 8th
– OMMS Variety Show
the Main Office. Additional books will be
displayed this Thursday evening at the Spaghetti
Dinner 5:30pm-8:00pm in St. Francis Hall.
Classroom wish lists will also be available this
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
& Scholastic Book Fair
Spaghetti Dinner is right around the corner. It is
still not too late to purchase your tickets! The
Spaghetti dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at
8:00 p.m. 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. REMEMBER to
ORDER your dinner early so you can save.
Night at the Mission Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, May 10th
(This evening is for “adults only”)
Hurry, the deadline to order your tickets for the
“Night at the Mission” wine and beer tasting event
is April 21st, and the tickets are selling fast! 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 www.nightatthemission.com.
This is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Be
sure and spread the word to family, friends, and co-
workers. Tickets and flyers are now available in the
Christmas in July Needs You!
Christmas in July currently has two chair
positions available for this year! Please contact
ChristmasinJuly1@yahoo.com should you
have interest in chairing an open position:
Thank you for your support!!
Junior Elementary Room 17 (Ms. Jenn and Ms.
Laura) are in need of crayons: used, broken, or
unwanted for a craft project. Thank you!
IN OUR COMMUNITY…
Mission Federal will be sponsoring the “Art Walk” on
Saturday and Sunday, April 26th
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Little Italy. The ArtWalk
is San Diego’s premier arts and music cultural event,
featuring hundreds of artists and a variety of bands
and dancers—all surrounded by the great
atmosphere and delicious food of Little Italy.
While there be sure and swing by KidsWalk in Amici
Park, where kids can work on their own
masterpieces. Please visit
missionfederalartwalk.org, for more information.
COMMUNITY SCIENCE FAIR
Mira Costa College
Students, Transition through 8th
grade, are invited
to attend a FREE Community Science Fair at Mira
Costa College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The Fair
will be held Saturday, April 5th
from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends for LOTS of FUN &
FREE Hands-on Science Activities. For more
information you may contact Mira Costa College
Service Learning Office (760)795-6616 or
Please keep the following members of our school
family in your prayers:
~ Rita Baldwin, forever remembered, forever
~ Pamela and Eugene Edwards
~ The Bell Family
~ Genevieve Estrada (3 months old)
~ Jidsel Donahue
~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother
~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother
~ Hannah Higgins and Family
~ The Falbee Family
~ Fabio Perez
~ Vanessa & Andres’ Grandfather
~ Christina Ruiz
~ Jacob Donahue (7 months old) and his family
~ Mrs. Bush
~ Donnah Snaer-Williams
~ All of our military families