OMMS Newsletter 4-15-2014


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OMMS Newsletter 4-15-2014

  1. 1. A note to Primary Parents regarding GOOD FRIDAY – April 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 The Sacred Paschal Triduum Christians believe that at one moment in time, everything changed forever. That came on Holy Thursday, the night before Jesus died, when he sat down with his disciples for the Passover meal. Instead of bitter herbs and a lamb, he gave them bread and said, “This is my body,” and a cup of wine saying, “This is my Blood.” Shortly after this Passover meal, on Good Friday, Jesus was arrested, scourged, died on a Cross, and was buried. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion, Death, and burial of Christ Jesus. Three days later his tomb was empty. God had raised Jesus from the dead. Easter Sunday crowns the Triduum celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord. The New Testament refers to Jesus numerous times as the Lamb of God. He made the Passover radically new. The blood came not from an unblemished lamb, but from the innocent Son of God. The freedom won by this sacrifice is not just movement from one land to another, but from sin and death into life everlasting. Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!! OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tuesday, April 15, 2014 DATES TO REMEMBER!  Thursday, April 17 –Stations of the Cross (everyone is welcome to join us)  Friday, April 18-Good Friday Liturgy, 12:00 noon, Serra Center, 1:00 pm dismissal (approximate time)  April 19th – April 27th , Easter Vacation  April 28th – students return to school, 6th grade camp begins  Tuesday, May 6th , 6:30 p.m. Christmas in July Chair Meeting  Thursday, May 8th – OMMS Variety Show  Saturday, May 10th , Night at the Mission
  2. 2. experience this re-enactment, please make arrangements to pick them up from their Primary classroom no later than 11:30 a.m. 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. REGISTRATION for 2014-2015 OMMS Registration information for the upcoming school year will be sent home in a separate envelope on Thursday instead of being included in our Tuesday Newsletter; remember to ask your child or the teacher for the information. Planning your get away? Need to know when school begins? For the upcoming school year we will once again begin after the Labor Day Holiday. The children/students are scheduled to return on Tuesday, September 2nd , please plan for an early dismissal on that day to allow for Back to School Night in the evening. The calendar for the 2014- 2015 school year is not finalized, but hopefully knowing the beginning date is helpful to those who are formulating plans for the summer. PTG NEWS and Many Thanks to… Michelle Shebest and Family for once again providing us with our annual Scholastic Book Fair. This week long event requires a lot of time and talent and fortunately we have Michelle! We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who assisted with set up, break down, and operation of the Book Fair during our annual spaghetti dinner. The Annual Spaghetti Dinner was an absolute success and enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Pia Woessner and Linda Belhumeur who co-chaired this event! Much gratitude is sent out to all of our parent volunteers who helped with set-up, serving and assistance during the meal, and lastly those who stayed to assist with clean up. Also we would like to recognize Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant who generously donated the wonderful food! Community support is such a gift to our school. Please be sure and drop by to thank them for their support! Saturday, May 10th (This evening is for “adults only”) This years event will feature several wineries, local craft beers, a sampling of local restaurants, and silent auction. Tickets are on sale now in the office $40 in advance till May 2nd and $50 at the door. Tickets and donations can also be accomplished on-line at Please send the link to family and friends out of town that might want to the donate to our school and event. All donations can be done in increments of $10. We also need volunteers for the event set-up, during the event, and break down. Please contact Dana Plummer at (619) 980-4471 or email Christmas in July Needs You! Christmas in July currently has two chair positions available for this year! Please contact should you have interest in chairing an open position: Traffic Kid Zone Thank you for your support!!
  3. 3. AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS NEWS ~ OMMS Girls’ Basketball vs. Nativity at Nativity 3:30 p.m. Good luck ladies!! ~ Next basketball game will be May 6th vs. St. Michael at the Oceanside Pier Gym at 4:15 p.m. IN OUR COMMUNITY… Mission Federal will be sponsoring the “Art Walk” on Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th , from 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, for more information. The students and staff of our afternoon extended care would like to express their appreciation for the afternoon snacks that were provided by the Bugawan Family, the Clark Family, and the Belhumeur Family! Thank you for your thoughtfulness! OUR PARISH COMMUNITY ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday, April 17th, 7:00p.m., Serra Center ~ Good Friday Liturgy, 12:00 noon – Serra Center ~ Easter Sunday Masses – 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) – all Masses will take place in the Serra Center. (No 5:00 or 7:00 pm Masses) ~ The Parish office will be closed Monday, April 21st through Thursday, April 24th . ~ Social Concerns is hoping to provide families in need Easter baskets filled with food. If you would like to sponsor a family and provide a food basket the donation is $40. They are also accepting donations of hams, turkeys, and canned goods. If you have any questions you can call 760-547-0708. . Please keep the following members of our school family in your prayers: ~ The Cornett Family ~ Theresa Breen, may she rest in peace. ~ Rita Baldwin, forever remembered, forever missed ~ Pamela and Eugene Edwards ~ The Bell Family ~ Jidsel Donahue ~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother ~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother ~ Hannah Higgins and 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