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  1. 1. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Tuesday, February 18, 2014 office@omms.org tin’s e. T was In the res St. Peter Damian (1007-1072) “That which does not kill me makes me strong.” The life of Peter Damian proves the truth of this old saying. Peter was a survivor. Born into an already large family in Italy, Peter was seen by his family as just an extra mouth to feed. When his parents died, Peter found himself in the household of an older brother, who underfed him and treated him as a slave. Like the prodigal son in the Gospel of Luke, Peter was forced to tend pigs. Finally another brother provided him with the money to go away to school. Despite his lack of early training, Peter was a fine student. By the time he was 25 years old he had become a famous professor. He taught at the universities at Parma and Ravenna. Perhaps because he knew what it was like to go hungry, Peter invited poor people to dine with him almost every evening. He served the meal himself. Peter wanted to pray and study scripture, so he became a monk. Soon he was appointed head of his community and he remained in that position for 30 years. Eventually Peter was named bishop of Ostia and a cardinal of the church. He fought hard against abuses of power by the clergy, such as paying bribes to obtain important jobs in the church. He encouraged monks to live a simple life of prayer. He was asked many times by popes to assist other monasteries, especially when they had arguments or scandals. Seven popes considered Peter their trusted advisor. On the way home from one of his papal missions, Peter caught a fever and became very ill. He died a peaceful death while the monks around him sang Morning Prayer. St. Peter Damian, pray for us. DATES TO REMEMBER!  Thursday, February 20th, OMMS   Restaurant Night, Chili’s Restaurant Friday, February 21st, 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal Thursday, February 27th, General PTG Meeting, 6:30 pm, St. Francis Hall (formerly McKeon Center)  Wednesday, March 5th, 11:00 am all School Ash Wednesday Mass (Chapel)  Friday, March 7th, NO MASS, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal  Sunday, March 9th, Daylight Savings begins  Thursday, March 13th, OMMS Science and Art Fair PRINCIPAL NOTES……….. REMINDER ......SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY An ongoing concern is traffic flow and safety during our morning arrival and again in the afternoon during dismissal; as a reminder the horse shoe drive is a FIRE LANE and cars CANNOT be left unattended for any reason. It is also important to remember that the horseshoe drive is ONE LANE ONLY driving east to west and remains one lane; do not pull out to create your own lane as this creates safety issues, especially when children are involved. The west EXIT is a RIGHT TURN ONLY and by making a LEFT you are putting yourself and others in danger; near collisions have been reported when leaving the school. Additionally this west end of the horse shoe drive is an EXIT ONLY and NOT an ENTRANCE. REMEMBER SAFETY is and should always be a priority for everyone. Students often pose questions to their parents and teachers when adults overlook the rules that are established for everyone. Thank you for your attention and compliance with these safety requirements. SAFE ENVIRONMENT REVIEW A safe environment program includes ongoing training for children and young people with age appropriate education pertaining to their personal safety and with direction as to when they should seek assistance from a trusted adult. As part of our ongoing training with our students OMMS teachers will provide an age appropriate SafeEnvironment Review/Education for their respective classroom on Tuesday, February 25, or Wednesday, February 26. Please read through the handouts included in today’s newsletter as this information will assist you in your discussions with your child to continue this education process. Remember everyone has a shared responsibility to ensure a child’s safety.
  2. 2. GENERAL PTG MEETING Don’t forget our second annual GENERAL PARENT MEETING will take place on Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Hall (formerly McKeon Center). We hope to see all families represented for this important meeting. special guest will be our Pastor, Father David. Our OMMS YEARBOOK Our deadline to submit the 2014 OMMS Yearbook for production is quickly approaching; if you have pictures of events or activities that you wish to share please contact Ms. Lisa or Ms. Susan so we can incorporate and preserve many memorable moments at OMMS! If you have not had an opportunity to submit your ORDER include your LOVE NOTE(S) or consider being a SPONSOR there are extra forms within the office or you may have them at home from a previous newsletter. REMEMBER we have a limited number of yearbooks (decreased order from previous year), once these are sold additional copies cannot be ordered. Therefore to ensure that your child receives one of the available copies place your order ASAP! PTG NEWS Most makes & models, cars, trucks, vans & SUVs serviced at participating affiliates. Program not available for 1 ton vehicles or larger. 2. May I split the oil changes among different vehicles? Deal good for 3x oil changes on the same vehicle at the same location. 3. How long do I have to activate the code? Program coupons are valid for 365 days upon activation. 4. What happens if I forget to activate my code? Non-activated codes expire after two years without program redemption. 5. What if I don’t have conventional oil or if I have special circumstances? Additional charges may apply for synthetic, 5W20-ZO, diesels, canister filters or those vehicles requiring more than six quarts. Locations: Courtesy Chevrolet Center 619-297-4321 San Diego Precision Tune Auto Care 619-441-8888 El Cajon Precision Tune Auto Care 619-226-7822 San Diego Subaru El Cajon 619-440-0404 El Cajon Toyota of Poway 858-486-2900 Poway National Mossy Nissan 800-473-0961 City Mossy Nissan 866-876-5626 Oceanside Mossy Nissan 858-668-3600 Poway Mossy Nissan El Cajon 888-849-3399 El Cajon Mossy Nissan Kearny Mesa 858-505-5200 San Diego North County Ford 760-945-9900 Vista North County Buick Cadillac GMC 888-395-8008 Escondido Mossy Nissan 866-317-8822 Escondido North County Kia 888-395-8008 Escondido Witt Lincoln 877-986-4040 San Diego Brothers Auto Repair & Fleet Services Inc. 619-223-1353 San Diego Lexus El Cajon 619-440-5398 El Cajon National South County Buick GMC 619-477-4462 City National Ron Baker Chevrolet Isuzu 619-477-2163 City OMMS Fundraiser Let Chili's do the cooking while we support OMMS at our next restaurant fundraiser. Join friends and family for lunch or dinner on Thursday, February 20th at Chili's. Chili's will donate 15% of your transaction back to our school. You must bring the attached flyer for our school to receive credit. Chili's is located at 2627 Vista Way in the Barnes and Noble shopping center. Help OMMS further by using a Chili's scrip card. We have $25 gift cards available at the school office. Each card gives OMMS an 11% rebate. Eoilchange.com…another great way to support our school! Eoilchange.com is offering gift cards for 3 oil changes worth $120 for only $40. The best part is OMMS gets to keep $20 (that's half!) of each sale. If we sell 200 gift cards we would earn $4000. If we sell 500 gift cards we would earn $10,000! The money to be earned is endless because everybody NEEDS oil changes. Please see Ms. Cyndi in the office to buy yours; grab a few more to sell at work to your coworkers. FAQs 1. What type of vehicle can use this program? Please keep the following members our school family in your prayers: ~ 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