With the Serra Center filled with families and
friends the students within our Primary, Transition
and Junior Elementary classrooms provided an
engaging performance, complete with uniquely
designed T-Shirts! Hopefully everyone enjoyed last
Thursday evening, watching and listening to all of the
children; they certainly enjoyed sharing their musical
accomplishments with their attentive audience! WE
thank all of the students and teachers for their work
and YOU for attending!
OMMS AWARDS ASSEMBLY
All within OMMS plus numerous parents gathered in
the Serra Center on Monday to applaud student
accomplishments for this incredibly swift school
year! This is an annual tradition, where all are
present to acknowledge our teachers; our departing
eighth graders; all classes for their contributions
toward stewardship/service and building community;
recognition of our OMMS Altar Servers, who serve
the school and parish; our OMMS Choir; awards for
Computer Science; our Sports Teams and our very
dedicated Coaches; our Student Council; and our
EIGHTH GRADE Mentors who then presented
awards to the Primary, Transition and Junior
Elementary students…….all were recognized and
applauded for their work this school year!
Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to
witnessing their accomplishments next year!
On Tuesday evening we gathered in the Chapel,
shared final words that hopefully will leave a lasting
The End of Another School Year Prayer
O God of all beginnings and endings,
We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year.
It has been a time filled with grace and blessings,
With challenges and opportunities, joys, and sorrows.
The days have passed quickly, O Lord.
The weeks, the months, the seasons, the holidays, and holy days,
The tests, vacations, projects, and field trips,
All have come forth from your hand.
While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,
Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate
Just what you have been up to in our school.
Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,
And bless us, according to your will,
With the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams.
Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,
And guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy.
May we continue to grow
In age, wisdom, knowledge, and grace
All the days of our lives.
OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Thursday, June 13, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER!
Thursday, June 12th
, Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 13th
, Last day of school
Saturday, July 12th
– Sunday, July 13th
Christmas in July
Tuesday, September 2nd
, Students return to
impression, celebrated accomplishments, enjoyed
refreshments, socialized and then opened the doors
to bid a fond farewell to sixteen eighth grade
students. CONGRATULATIONS Lauren B.; Antonio
B.; Kevin D.; Grace F.; Angelina G.; Taylor H.; Noelle
H.; Alexis L.; Lea M.; Mark M.; Minh Chau N.;
Katherine N.; Ximena O.; Savanna P.; Mateo R.; and
Theresa R.; our OMMS Graduates for 2014! May
their continued journey be filled with blessings,
confidence and the continued pursuit of knowledge
always united with their roots of FAITH!!
Many, many thanks are extended to all of our 7th
grade families for ensuring that this was a
memorable occasion for our graduates…..your time,
and efforts are greatly appreciated by ALL!
Reflections and Echoes……..
What began in September is now quickly coming to an
end…..difficult to contemplate that Friday is the final
day of school! If one had the ability to “playback” the
events of the year much like a movie clip, I believe each
frame would conjure up a smile or two with memories
of your child or children; often pausing to reflect upon
the changes that have transpired in less than a year. As
WE collectively reflect on yet another eventful year it
brings to mind how truly blessed our school is; it is
amazing to be part of such a generous, energetic
community, one that continues to benefit all current
children attending OMMS as well as future students!
Therefore from all of US to all of YOU …….THANK YOU!
Our HALLS, CLASSROOMS and PLAYGROUNDS will soon
be empty, but the energy, laughter, and enthusiasm for
learning within our community will “echo” until
September comes again. May God gift each with a
fabulous, fun-filled family summer and we look forward
to seeing all during Christmas in July!
I scream; you scream, we all scream
for Ice Cream…..
Don’t forget to join us as we celebrate the end of
another year with that delicious treat enjoyed by one
and all…..ICE CREAM! On Thursday evening at 6:00
p.m. please join us in the Junior Elementary Playground
to select your favorite topping and enjoy some well
deserved social time! Hope to see you there.
Final Blessing on Friday…..last day
of this school year
We will gather one last time for this school year in the
Chapel on Friday for a Prayer Service and blessings for
the summer. Friday will be an early dismissal day with
NO EXTENDED CARE; all students will be dismissed at
12:30 and 12:45 p.m. for the 4th
Have a wonderful beginning of summer, rest
so we can work and visit during Christmas in
July, then enjoy the remainder of summer so
we can see
one and all in the fall!
Our school office will be closed after Friday, but for
your convenience the office will be opened on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 – 4:30 p.m. during
CHRISTMAS IN JULY….IS ON THE HORIZON
Christmas in July is another long standing
tradition/fundraiser, one that has developed and
expanded over the years, but one OMMS has now
become financially dependent upon to support
Our school relies on the funds generated from this
important fundraiser and it requires many hands to
ensure (at least within our power) a successful event! At
this point we are still in need of assistance; it appears
as though we are short of personnel (parents including
several teachers volunteering to help) to supply enough
assistance in a variety of areas. Christmas in July does
represent “work”, but it is through working together
that we help all of our families which then assists the
children, your child! We look forward to “rolling up our
sleeves”, continuing to create a memorable, fun-filled
event one that encourages our community to come
year after year, supporting our unique approach to
education, Catholic and Montessori. We thank all of
our parents and teachers who have dedicated time and
energy to create this long standing
tradition/fundraiser……an established fundraiser
moving into its 37th
year! For this wonderful blessing
we are all very grateful and thank you in advance for
your continued support of this important event.
2014-2015 Open PTG Committee Chair/Co-Chair
• Social Events (Coordinates the three social
events for the school year: St. Francis Day,
Catholic Schools Week and the Ice Cream Social)
• First Semester Fundraising Event (Coordinates
and manages the Pancakes with Santa *event still
• Second Semester Fundraising Event (Coordinates
and manages the Night at the Mission)
• Hospitality (Manage an info table at events,
Assist with First Day of School Coffee, Teacher
Appreciation Week and Spirit Week, A Welcome
• Volunteers (Recruit and keep a current volunteer
list for school activities, work with event
coordinators to help staff all OMMS events)
• Publicity/Marketing (Actively market PTG events
and news through traditional and online social
2014-2015 PTG Core Positions:
Chair/Co-Chair: Jawrad Tressler and Danielle
Secretary: Maria Mahaffey
Treasurers: Analisa Orta and Sandy Young
Room Parent Coordinator: Jennifer Powell
Teacher Representative(s): TBA
We are really looking forward to next year, and
would love to have all positions spoken for by the
Ice Cream Social! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com if you would like to join
in the fun! Come to the Ice Cream Social on
Thursday, June 12th at 5:30 PM to put a name to a
COME JOIN US…
This Friday, Mission San Luis Rey Parish Youth
Ministry presents, “Movies Under the Stars.” We
will be showing “Frozen” by Disney out on the
Parish lawn in front of the Serra Center. Bring your
blankes or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie. The
movie is free but the Youth Group will be selling hot
dogs, chips, nachos, candy, and drinks to help raise
money for the Youth Ministry. Show time begins at
7:30 p.m. Thank you for your support.
YOUR JEWELRY IS NEEDED FOR OUR
CHRISMTAS IN JULY JEWELRY
Do you have jewelry, watches, or costume jewelry
that you are no longer wearing? Please consider
donating any jewelry to our Christmas in July Jewelry
Boutique. Our volunteers will be outside of 10:00 am
Mass on Sundays, or you can drop it off at the school
office anytime. Thank you for your support.
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.
Please keep the following members of our school
family in your prayers:
~ Sal Rodriguez, Ms. Janie’s father
~ Blanche Lindsey, Mrs. Lindsey’s mother-in-law
~ 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
~ All of our military families