OMMS Newsletter for 11-19-2013


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OMMS Newsletter for 11-19-2013

  1. 1. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Tuesday, November 19, 2013 artin’s ne. T ST. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769 – 1852) Beginning her life as a nun in the Order of the Visitation in France, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne eventually joined the Society of the Sacred Heart, founded by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat. Due to her missionary zeal, she was sent, along with five other sisters, to Saint Louis, Missouri, to care for the poor and educate Native Americans. Under her leadership, the sisters established numerous schools and orphanages. She is remembered for her remarkable work, including evangelization and catechesis with Native Americans, particularly the Potawatomi tribe. Recognizing her extraordinary ministry, amazing ability to navigate difficulties, and profound spirituality, a contemporary said, “She was the Saint Francis of Assisi of the Society.” St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, pray for us. n was DATES TO REMEMBER!  Wednesday, November 20th, Family         Restaurant Night at Fratelli’s, 20% of your transaction will go to OMMS! Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th, Thanksgiving vacation, NO SCHOOL Wednesday, December 4th, PTG Meeting, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, location TBA Thursday, December 5th, PTG Meeting, 8:45 am – 10:00 am, Art classroom Thursday, December 5th, Annual Christmas Program (Primary – Senior Elementary), 6:30 pm, Serra Center Friday, December 6th, 11:00 am, all school Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal Monday, December 9th, Holy Day Immaculate Conception, 11:00 am Mass, Serra Center with Parish community, 3:00/3:15 pm dismissal Monday, December 9th, “A Christmas Carol”, 6:30 pm, McKeon Center, (6th Grade Class) Friday, December 20th, 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal, NO PM EXTENDED CHILD CARE  December 21st – January 5th, Christmas In the res  Vacation, NO SCHOOL Monday, January 6th, children return to school PRINCIPAL NOTES……….. Information for Catholic Schools Management Did you receive an invitation from OMMS on behalf of Catholic Schools Management? On behalf of our Pastor, Father David we would like to extend our gratitude in advance for your time, assistance and response to these invitations. If you have not had an opportunity to submit your narrative there is still time to do so; the deadline has been extended to Friday, November 22. Once again thank you for being an active participant as we develop plans for the future. A gift of Thanks …… As a thank you to all for sharing what you have with others and offering to lend a helping hand to those who are in need you will receive a gift of gratitude from the school. Your gift is a gift of two additional “free dress” or non-uniform days next week on Monday and Tuesday! Enjoy your gift and remember what you do for others no matter how small is always remembered and appreciated by those who receive. ARE YOU AVAILABLE? On Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. to help sing? We have been asked by Laura Gibson and the director of the Shepard’s Choir at the parish if any of our students would be available to help sing a couple of songs and join in on some carols for an event called LESSONS AND CAROLS. They have indicated it would involve approximately an hour on that Sunday and would greatly appreciate having our students participate. If you are available and interested could you please contact the school office on or before FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22. Thank you for your consideration and your time. RESULTS from IOWA ASSESSMENTS We have received the results of the standardized tests that all 1st through 8th level participated in during the latter part of October. The results of these tests will be mailed later this week.
  2. 2. had the basic idea of what volleyball would be like. This season was lots of fun and by far the best season yet. Thank you very much. Gianna A. “Pay It Forward” Vote The ballots are in and have been counted! We will be sending “A Hope Basket” to a family through Heifer International. The Hope Basket, with chickens and rabbits, offers just that to Heifer’s project partners. Rabbits are easy to care for and reproduce quickly, allowing their owners to sell the offspring for extra income. Chickens lay eggs and provide manure for vegetable gardens. This gift of hope goes on and on, lasting much longer and helping more families. Thank you again to those students who donated a portion of their Halloween candy to our troops; to Dr. Hurst for “buying our Halloween candy”; and to Heifer International who helped us provide for a struggling farmer. ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE PROJECT It is that time of year again – time to get creative and make something that looks as good as it tastes! Our Gingerbread House extravaganza will be held December 16th through the 19th. We need December 13th at 8:30 am in the Music Room so they will be ready the following week for the children to decorate. Volunteers are also needed to help the children again in the Music Room in the mornings on December 16th through the 19th. The schedule will be out soon. And don’t forget the construction materials! (This is a good way to use up all that Halloween candy.) Please bring unopened candy only and turn it in to your classroom or the front office by Friday, December 13th, so that I (Mary R.) know what I have and can divide it up to make sure all the children have enough and enough variety to work with. Many, many thanks to Mary R. for sharing one of her family’s delicious traditions with all at OMMS! P.E. and SPORTS NEWS The close of our volleyball season… Why I like being on my volleyball team -This season of volleyball has been the best ever. I have learned so much and come so far. This season was a phenomenal season for the OMMS girls’ volleyball because we played as a team and a family. We each taught each other something that made us better players. This season I was really excited because I learned to set really well. You, as coaches, really believed I could do it which was really cool. I also had lots of fun at the SoCal practice where we learned everything all together. That was really fun because when we had our first practice we all knew each other and The Volleyball season was amazing. The whole team bonded more closely and we had a great time whether we won or lost. We all got better. Theresa R. During varsity volleyball season the team all came together working, playing=teamwork. We all did our best! We would win games and lose games but we did it all as a team. I thought we worked as a team because we would all cheer even when there were parts in a game when we were behind. I thought we all did a great job! E.J. M. This season in volleyball I have improved in everything. Three touches. Setting. Teamwork. Ashley Y. This season was great. We had a lot of wins and great volleys. We faced challenges and no matter what, we stayed confident and helped each other out. Shannon M. This season of volleyball was the best volleyball season so far. We all improved a lot this season, and I am so proud of the team and how well we did this season! Alexis L. For me this varsity volleyball season was amazing and fun. We had the help of great coaches that taught us great teamwork! I had such an amazing time! Noelle H. I am so proud of our team in our final year of OMMS volleyball. Everybody has improved so much since 4th grade! We have all learned how to be good teammates, friends, and sisters to each other. Lea M. This season of volleyball has been a success, not only in the sense of winning half our games, but in all we learned and how we improved, how well we play and communicate with each other, the support we all have for each other, and the team’s sportsmanship whether we are winning or losing. Katie N. What I learned this season from volleyball is teamwork and friendship are everything. You have to be connected with your team no matter what ever through the ups and downs. And you also have to be really, really, really supportive of your team because nothing says we can do this like cheering and being supportive. Grace F. Volleyball this year was the best. I have been doing volleyball for five years, we weren’t always the best team but this year we hit the ball out of the park or should I say hit the volleyball over the net. Teehee. We ended our 8th grade volleyball experience with nothing but team work and knowing we have done our very best, and knowing to always hit the volleyball three times. Savanna P.
  3. 3. Junior Varsity Volleyball News On Thursday, November 11th, we won all three matches against St. Francis. The amazing players are Alana, Sophia, Romy, Mona, Malia, Piper, and Annie. We had an amazing season together. Our coach was the best coach ever! We might be going to the playoffs, so wish us luck! by Annie N. Winter Sports – Winter sports will begin the week of January 13th. The winter sports schedule will be as follows: Varsity soccer games are on Tuesdays. J.V. games are on Thursdays. Varsity and JV basketball games are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Permission slips were handed out last week to students who are interested in playing. Extra permission slips are available in the office. Please complete and return them to the school office before our Thanksgiving break. 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? 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 Precision Tune Auto Care Precision Tune Auto Care Subaru El Cajon Toyota of Poway Oceanside Turkey Trot – Training for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Troy has much improved OMMS P.E. students’ cardiovascular fitness. Students are running faster and for longer periods of time. There is still time to sign-up for this event and when you participate and name our school, OMMS will receive a portion of the entry fee! Come Run/Walk Thanksgiving morning, November 28th. OMMS students have been training hard for this event! You can register online at Hope to see you there! PTG NEWS Don’t forget Family Night at Fratelli’s this Wednesday, November 20th. This fundraiser will be all day. Whether you have lunch or dinner, eat-in or take-out, just present the attached flyer to your server and Fratelli’s will donate 20% of your transaction to OMMS! Fratelli’s is located at 3915 Mission Avenue (in the Albertson’s shopping center). 619-297-4321 619-441-8888 619-226-7822 619-440-0404 858-486-2900 Mossy Nissan Mossy Nissan Mossy Nissan Mossy Nissan El Cajon Mossy Nissan Kearny Mesa North County Ford North County Buick Cadillac GMC Mossy Nissan North County Kia Witt Lincoln Brothers Auto Repair & Fleet Services Inc. Lexus El Cajon 800-473-0961 866-876-5626 858-668-3600 888-849-3399 858-505-5200 760-945-9900 San Diego El Cajon San Diego El Cajon Poway National City Oceanside Poway El Cajon San Diego Vista 888-395-8008 866-317-8822 888-395-8008 877-986-4040 Escondido Escondido Escondido San Diego 619-223-1353 619-440-5398 South County Buick GMC 619-477-4462 Ron Baker Chevrolet Isuzu 619-477-2163 San Diego El Cajon National City National City Annual OMMS Christmas Program All Primary through 5th grade students, please wear red and or green tops and dark bottoms for the Christmas concert attire. The concert is scheduled for December 5th at 6:30 pm in the Serra Center. Please bring your child to their classroom at 6:00 pm. OMMS CHOIR NEWS…another great way to support our school! is offering gift cards for 3 oil changes worth $120 for only $40. The best part is OMMS gets to keep $20 (that's On November 15th, there was an error made in communication regarding choir practice. Choir practice is to be held every 3 rd Friday of the month. I mistakenly relayed information saying that there was no choir rehearsal when in fact rehearsal was scheduled for that day. I apologize for my oversight and am taking steps to ensure that this does not happen in the future. Parents will be notified if there is any change to the choir
  4. 4. rehearsal schedule in the school newsletter. Any announcements to be made between newsletters, will be sent home in a note regarding the information. It is my intention to have a regular choir schedule and to have clear communication with parents of choir members. Announcements regarding the OMMS choir will go out to parents in advance so as to eliminate any confusion and any inconvenience that might occur. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the oversight. I thank you for allowing your child to be in the OMMS choir and I look forward to working with you and your child in the future. Mr. Tom Please keep the following members our school family in your prayers: ~ The communities in the Midwest effected by the tornadoes, hail, and wind ~ The people of the Philippines effected by the typhoon ~ The Densert Family ~ 10 year old Zachary ~ Joseph Cierzan ~ Marilyn Clark, Brooke B’s cousin ~ Fabio Perez ~ Vanessa & Andres’ Grandfather ~ Christina Ruiz ~ Jacob Donahue (7 months old) and his family ~ Mrs. Bush ~ Ms. Lida ~ Ms. Suzanne ~The Varrichio Family ~ The Golina Family for health and healing ~ Joan Satterfield & family ~ All of our military families