Tuesday, January 21, 2014

St. Agnes


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  1. 1. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Tuesday, January 21, 2014 office@omms.org St. Agnes artin’s 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. ne. T 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. n was 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,        In the Serra Center Celebrate OMMS January 26th – February 1st, Catholic Schools’ Week 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 grade only) February 7th, 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal February 17th, Presidents’ Day, NO SCHOOL 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! FAMILY LIFE 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. PRINCIPAL NOTES……….. 2014 OMMS YEARBOOK res 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! We will 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 today’s newsletter. You also have an opportunity to be a business sponsor. For only $30 we will include your business THIS WEEKEND 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
  2. 2. help show off our school pride! join us!! 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 and fun. 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. Chili Cook-Off 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. PTG NEWS 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 school office. 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