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  1. 1. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Tuesday, January 14, 2014 office@omms.org artin’s ne. T n was St. Marianne Cope Marianne Cope (1838-1918) was born in West Germany, but a year after her birth the Cope family emigrated to the United States of America to seek work and educational opportunities. From a young age, she felt the call to enter religious life which led to her decision to enter the Sisters of Saint Francis in New York. She had a deep affection for the suffering and sick. Marianne was instrumental in the establishment of two of the first hospitals in the central New York area—hospitals that were open to all people regardless of ethnicity, religion, or race. While serving as superior general of her religious community, she accepted an invitation to care for the sick, especially those afflicted with leprosy, in Hawaii. Marianne joined the mission to Hawaii where she helped establish homes for leprosy patients and cared for St. Damien of Moloka’i who contracted leprosy because of his ministry to the sick. Following the death of St Damien, Marianne continued his compassionate ministry of care for leprosy patients. Marianne lived the Franciscan call to serve the “crucified,” the most vulnerable, in society. St. Marianne Cope, pray for us. DATES TO REMEMBER!  Wednesday, January 15th – PTG Meeting,         6:30 – 7:30 pm, location TBD, meet in front office Thursday, January 16th – PTG Meeting, 8:45 – 10:00 am, Art Room Friday, January 17th, 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal Friday, January 17th, Catholic Schools Week Choir Practice, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Monday, January 20th, Martin Luther King Holiday, NO SCHOOL Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 am Mass, Serra Center January 26th – February 1st, Catholic Schools’ Week January 27th – All School Assembly Friday, January 31st, 11:00 am Catholic Schools All School Mass Celebration, 3:00/3:15 pm dismissal PRINCIPAL NOTES……….. In the res SECURITY reminder Please remember to continue signing in to receive your VISITOR’S ID when assisting in the school or parish. 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! We will also begin accepting yearbook orders so that your child will have a visible way to remember their experience and classmates! 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 1, the fee will increase to $50. REMEMBER to order early to ensure your child receives a copy; REMEMBER we cannot receive additional copies! For your convenience order forms will be included in next week’s newsletter. 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. A VISIT FROM SR. EVA – HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION Last Thursday all of our students had an opportunity to visit with Sr. Eva and listen to her message about helping others. Sr. Eva’s boundless energy, enthusiasm and passion promote an awareness of what each of us can do to help no matter our age. Founded in 1843, the Holy Childhood Association is an international organization whose membership is made up of students in Catholic elementary schools and religious education programs; it is an organization dedicated to fostering children's awareness of the missionary nature of the Church. More than 100 countries participate in this effort to bring the young of different cultures closer. HCA is unique in that the assistance it provides to less fortunate children comes almost entirely from those their own age. Funds raised go toward orphanages, slum areas, schools, hospitals refugee
  2. 2. camps and handicapped centers to provide food, medicine, clean water, shelter, and education. PTG NEWS Box Tops for Education Don’t forget to check your calendars, ONLY twelve days remain until we begin to celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week, January 26 through February 1. Once again we will begin our celebration with our Parish Community at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26, recognizing Old Mission Montessori School as the Parish’s Catholic School. Don’t forget to join us!! Reminder….. This Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 all students who are lending their voices to help celebrate Catholic Schools Week are scheduled for another practice with Laura Gibson. PLEASE REMEMBER to pack a lunch as it is an early dismissal day! If your child (2nd level and up) enjoys singing we still have room for additional voices to add to the celebration. Thanks to all of you for participating in the Box Tops for Education Fundraiser. We recently received a check in the amount of $221.13! Keep saving those BOX TOPS!!! OMMS PTG Meeting Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm OR Thursday, January 16th, 8:45 – 10:00 am Join us at either PTG Meeting. EVERYONE IS WELCOME and we need your fresh ideas and input! We will be discussing Catholic Schools Week, The Scholastic Book Fair and Spaghetti Dinner, along with the Night at the Mission Wine Tasting Event. ENTERING the “FLU” Season ….many are already experiencing Please remember that attendance is a priority, but not when your child is ill. Parents we ask that you check your child before you send them to school. Please look for obvious signs of illness such as: fever, coughing, “runny nose”, vomiting, diarrhea, or if your child complains of a sore throat, stomach ache or you notice that your child is lethargic; these symptoms could be an indication of the onset of a virus or an illness. PLEASE assist us in eliminating the “sharing” of unwanted viruses and illnesses by being observant and listening to your child. Remember to keep your child home when s/he is ill! Also please continue to remind your child to wash their hands often, this valuable habit benefits everyone. “Hand washing is one of the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will also continue to remind students to COVER their COUGH and SNEEZES with tissues or to cough/sneeze into the crook of their elbow/sleeve. Please assist us by reminding your own child(ren) to continue this practice at home. Please remember to set a good example by doing this yourself to help children develop the habit. Thank you for helping us to keep our school healthy! OMMS SPORTS NEWS Our J.V. basketball team will have their first game this Thursday at Nativity, 3:30 p.m. Best of luck to our boys! 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 will be available as we get closer to the event date. 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 ~ All of our military families