OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Martyr (died c. 258)
Most of us know someone who died while still young. The value of a person’s life can’t be measured by the
number of years she or he spends on earth. Some people live with more meaning and joy in one day than others
do in years. Agnes was such a person; she lived a whole lifetime of love for God in just 13 years.
Although Agnes was young when she was martyred, her courage made a great impact on the people around her.
A church was built over her tomb after her death. She may be the most famous of the early Roman martyrs.
According to legend, Agnes was very beautiful. When she refused a proposal of marriage from a pagan, the
young man reported to the emperor that she was a Christian.
The name Agnes means “pure” in Greek. It sounds like the Latin word agnus, which means “lamb.” Every year on
this day, two lambs from a special flock are blessed in the Roman church that bears her name. At Eastertime,
the soft wool from these lambs is sheared and made into vestments for the bishops of the church.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
DATES TO REMEMBER!
Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 am Mass,
Serra Center Celebrate OMMS
January 26th – February 1st, Catholic
January 27th – All School Assembly
January 29th, OMMS Restaurant
fundraiser, Chic-Fil-A, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 31st, 11:00 am Catholic
Schools All School Mass Celebration,
3:00/3:15 pm dismissal
February 4th-6th – ACRE Testing (5th & 8th
February 7th, 11:00 am All School Mass,
12:30/12:45 pm dismissal
February 17th, Presidents’ Day,
card in our yearbook.
Limited space is also
available for “Personal Messages”. This is a great
way to have a “love note” in the year book for your
student. There is a 20 word limit for only $5.00.
Unfortunately, we will need to increase the cost to
cover our expenses.
This year each yearbook
ordered prior to April 1, will be $45; after April 1st,
the fee will increase to $50. REMEMBER to order
early to ensure your child receives a copy. We
cannot receive additional copies!
Once again, all Senior and Middle School parents
will be asked to sign permission slips for their child
to participate in this aspect of our religious
education program. Please feel free to stop by the
office to preview the Benziger Family Life textbook
that will be utilized as a supplement to the current
Sadlier We Believe religion textbook.
2014 OMMS YEARBOOK
It is that time of year again to begin sharing
photos of school events including sports and
classroom events in an effort to place them within
our upcoming yearbook ....imagine 2014!
begin accepting yearbook orders so that your child
will have a visible way to remember their experience
and classmates! The order forms are attached to
You also have an opportunity to be a business
sponsor. For only $30 we will include your business
PLEASE join us for mass on Sunday, January 26th,
for the 10:00 am Mass in the Serra Center to help
commemorate Catholic Schools Week! We cannot
think of a better way to begin our celebration than
to begin it with our Parish community! Afterwards,
please stop by and visit our displays. We encourage
all of our students to wear their Mass uniforms to
help show off our school pride!
Don’t forget to
Middle School Dance Rescheduled
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Middle School
Dance has been rescheduled for March 28th.
OMMS Annual Variety Show Postponed
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual
Variety Show has been postponed to a later date.
We will announce the rescheduled performance date
as soon as possible.
Thank you for your
understanding and flexibility. If you have any
questions, please speak with Mr. Tom.
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
P.E. and TEAM SPORTS NEWS
During P.E., focus has been on relay races to
improve over all speed, quickness, coordination, and
agility, as well as team work. In addition basketball
dribbling as well as soccer dribbling has been added
to the relay races; promoting friendly competition
Congratulations to our OMMS J.V. Basketball Team!
They won their first game last Thursday against
Nativity, 25 to 24. With 20 seconds left in the
game 3, Simon passed the ball to Kyle G. who shot it
off the backboard to win the game! No games are
scheduled for this week.
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a “Chili
Cook-off” on Saturday, January 25th, from 6:00 pm
to 8:00 p.m. in St. Francis Hall (formerly the McKeon
Center). Enter your favorite recipe or come enjoy a
fun evening. Tickets: $5, good for a bowl of chili or
a taster cup set and cornbread. Drinks are extra.
Tickets are available at the Parish Office.
Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines
Golf Course, January 22nd – 26th
OMMS is raising funds to benefit physical
education and outdoor recreation. For only $30, you
can purchase a ticket to attend one of the most
well-known golf tournaments on the PGA Tour.
These tickets are good for any day of the
tournament. The tickets are available now in the
Please mark your calendars for our next restaurant
night. Up to 20% of our purchases will be donated
by Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday, January 29th. A
restaurant flyer is attached to today’s newsletter.
Please keep the following members our school
family in your prayers:
~ The Falbee Family
~ 10 year old Zachary
~ Marilyn Clark, Brooke B’s cousin
~ Fabio Perez
~ Vanessa & Andres’ Grandfather
~ Christina Ruiz
~ Jacob Donahue (7 months old) and his family
~ Mrs. Bush and Ms. Suzanne
~ Sr. Joyce Hampel, CSJ, Associate Principal
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
~ All of our military families