OMMS School Bulletin for 04-01-2014


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OMMS School Bulletin for 04-01-2014

  1. 1. 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 information. 1526 - 1589 Saint Benedict, The Moor, was born in 1526 to slaves who were brought to Sicily and later converted to Christianity. He was freed and later converted to Christianity. He was freed from slavery as a reward to his parents for their service. Benedict was uneducated and illiterate and worked at a series of menial jobs, but he gave his meager wages to the poor and sick. When he was twenty-one, he was publicly insulted for his race. The superior of a local group of Franciscans hermits noted his dignity and patience in the face of this indignity, and they invited Benedict to join their community. Eventually, he became their leader. In 1564, Pope Pius IV ordered the hermits to attach themselves to an established community, and Benedict moved to Palermo to join the Friary of Saint Mary. Initially he served as cook, but his holiness was soon recognized. In spite of the fact that he was an illiterate lay brother, he was elected guardian (the title Franciscans give to their superiors) and later he was given charge of training new members as the novice mater. Benedict was able to reform the friary by instituting strict observance of the Rule of Saint Francis. He had a reputation for his intuitive understanding of theology and the Scriptures—in spite of his lack of education—and was known as a wise spiritual counselor and healer of the sick. He died in 1589 at the age of 65, and was canonized in 1807. Benedict is a patron saint of African Americans. St. Benedict, the Moor, pray for us. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tuesday, April 1, 2014 DATES TO REMEMBER!  Thursday, April 3rd – Communal Reconciliation, Serra Center, 7:00 pm  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 Mass 12:00 p.m., Serra Center, 1:00 pm dismissal (approximate time)  April 19th – April 27th , Easter Vacation  April 28th – students return to school, 6th grade camp begins  Thursday, May 8th – OMMS Variety Show
  2. 2. VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS Auditions will be held on Friday, April 4th , in the Music Room beginning at 12:45 pm. 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 6:30 pm. Sports News Today, April 1st , our girls’ varsity basketball team will have their first game against St. Mary’s of Oceanside. It will be held at the Oceanside Pier Gym. Go Kings!! Christmas in July Pre-work Schedules Per the 2013/14 tuition agreement, all families are required to fulfill 16 hours during our Christmas in July fundraiser (July 12th and 13th ) or pay the additional tuition payment in the amount of $560. There are several crucial areas that require filling prior to regular assignments which are distributed in May. Enclosed you will find the Pre-work Schedule that details these dates and times. These are limited opportunities which are given on a first come basis. If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and return it to the school office by Friday, April 11th . We are also seeking a military staffing co-chair. Responsibilities include making contact with and scheduling our military volunteers. All contact points are provided. Most work is accomplished through email, phone, as well as working shifts in Personnel throughout the event. This position fulfills the 16 hour requirement. Please contact Leticia Madril at if you are interested in this co-chair position. PTG NEWS Our next PTG Meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2nd , at 6:30 p.m., in Room 18. If you are not available on Wednesday, our PTG has another meeting scheduled Thursday, April 3rd , at 8:45 a.m., in the Art Room. 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 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. 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. Accomplish your parent volunteer hours or
  3. 3. 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 . An order form is attached to today’s newsletter. The deadline to submit your order for tickets is April 21st . 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. 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: ~ 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