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Omms Newsletter 04-08-2014


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Omms Newsletter 04-08-2014

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Omms Newsletter 04-08-2014

  1. 1. FRIDAY – April A note to Primary Parents regarding GOOD 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 experience this re-enactment please make arrangements to pick them up from their Primary classroom no later than 11:30. 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. Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed Are you available to assist with serving hot lunches from 11:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm one or two afternoons each week? Ki’s School Lunches offers parent volunteers incentives to families who are able or willing to help. Please contact Cheri Bell at 760-724-6019 if you wish to assist or for additional information. PTG NEWS Scholastic Book Fair This week is our Scholastic Book Fair! Books are available for purchase before and after school at St. Stanislaus (1039-1079) Stanislaus Szczepanowski (shchep-an-OV-skee) was the son of noble parents in Poland. He decided early in life that he wanted to be a priest. He was sent to the best schools, even as far away as Paris. Later, as a young preacher back in Kracow, on Sunday mornings he drew crowds from all over the city. In 1072, Stanislaus was chosen to be bishop of Kracow. The people of the city were overjoyed. They loved their new bishop. They felt free to ask him for advice, shelter, food, or whatever they needed. He kept open house for the poor. The king of Poland, Boleslaus II, was called “the cruel.” He led his country into unjust wars. He cheated the poor. Of all the people of Poland, only Stanislaus spoke out. Everyone else was afraid. Stanislaus said that if a king was unjust, he had no right to be a king. He also said that an unjust king could not be a member of the church. King Boleslaus attempted to destroy the bishop’s reputation by spreading rumors about him. But the people did not believe the lies. Finally, King Boleslaus brought his guards to the church where Stanislaus was celebrating Mass. He ordered them to kill Stanislaus. When the guards wouldn’t obey him, Boleslaus took a sword and did it himself. After some time, the king was forced out of Poland. According to legend, he repented of the wrongs he had done and spent his last years in a monastery in Hungary. St. Stanislaus, pray for us. St. Stanislaus, pray for us. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tuesday, April 8, 2014 DATES TO REMEMBER!  April 6-11 Scholastic Book Fair begins  Thursday, April 10 – Book Fair/ Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-8:00 pm, St. Francis Hall  Thursday, April 17 –Stations of the Cross  Friday, April 18-Good Friday Liturgy, 12:00 p.m., Serra Center, 1:00 pm dismissal (approximate time)  April 19th – April 27th , Easter Vacation  April 28th – students return to school, 6th grade camp begins  Saturday, May 10th , Night at the Mission  Thursday, May 8th – OMMS Variety Show
  2. 2. the Main Office. Additional books will be displayed this Thursday evening at the Spaghetti Dinner 5:30pm-8:00pm in St. Francis Hall. Classroom wish lists will also be available this week! Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Scholastic Book Fair Spaghetti Dinner is right around the corner. It is still not too late to purchase your tickets! The Spaghetti dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair is a FUN FAMILY EVENT! The delicious dinner will be provided by the supportive Fratelli's Restaurant in Oceanside. REMEMBER to ORDER your dinner early so you can save. Night at the Mission Wine Tasting Event Saturday, May 10th (This evening is for “adults only”) Hurry, the deadline to order your tickets for the “Night at the Mission” wine and beer tasting event is April 21st, and the tickets are selling fast! The event will include international and domestic wines along with local beers, a food showcase from local restaurants, and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can purchase tickets on line at This is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Be sure and spread the word to family, friends, and co- workers. Tickets and flyers are now available in the school office. 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!! CRAYONS NEEDED Junior Elementary Room 17 (Ms. Jenn and Ms. Laura) are in need of crayons: used, broken, or unwanted for a craft project. Thank you! 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. COMMUNITY SCIENCE FAIR Mira Costa College Students, Transition through 8th grade, are invited to attend a FREE Community Science Fair at Mira Costa College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The Fair will be held Saturday, April 5th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for LOTS of FUN & FREE Hands-on Science Activities. For more information you may contact Mira Costa College Service Learning Office (760)795-6616 or . Please keep the following members of our school family in your prayers: ~ Rita Baldwin, forever remembered, forever missed ~ Pamela and Eugene Edwards ~ The Bell Family ~ Genevieve Estrada (3 months old) ~ Jidsel Donahue ~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother ~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother ~ Hannah Higgins and Family ~ The Falbee 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