OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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
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
Thursday, March 13th, OMMS Science and
REMINDER ......SCHOOL TRAFFIC
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
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.
everyone has a shared responsibility to ensure a
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
We hope to see all families
represented for this important meeting.
special guest will be our Pastor, Father David.
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!
Most makes & models, cars, trucks, vans & SUVs serviced at
participating affiliates. Program not available for 1 ton vehicles or
2. May I split the oil changes among different vehicles?
Deal good for 3x oil changes on the same vehicle at the same
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
5. What if I don’t have conventional oil or if I have special
Additional charges may apply for synthetic, 5W20-ZO, diesels,
canister filters or those vehicles requiring more than six quarts.
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
Mossy Nissan El Cajon
888-849-3399 El Cajon
Mossy Nissan Kearny Mesa
858-505-5200 San Diego
North County Ford
North County Buick Cadillac
North County Kia
877-986-4040 San Diego
Brothers Auto Repair & Fleet
619-223-1353 San Diego
Lexus El Cajon
619-440-5398 El Cajon
South County Buick GMC
Ron Baker Chevrolet Isuzu
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.
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