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Principal Notes…
HAPPY EASTER, we hope every family
had a joyous celebration and treasured
their time together! Remember w...
it in the Offertory Basket on Sunday with your check
made out to OMMS, with Technology in the subject
On behalf of a...
The Parish Liturgical Celebration in Honor of The
Blessed Virgin Mary will be held Saturday, May 3rd
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Old Mission Montessori School Newsletter 4-29-2014


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Old Mission Montessori School Newsletter 4-29-2014

  1. 1. Principal Notes… HAPPY EASTER, we hope every family had a joyous celebration and treasured their time together! Remember we are still celebrating the EASTER Season! OMMS Technology Initiative Recently our Pastor, Father David, and Chief Operating Officer, Kathleen Flanagan, announced two truly wonderful gifts to our Parish School. The first is an anonymous donation to assist students/families in continuing at Old Mission Montessori School next year. Families are asked to submit their completed registration form on or before Wednesday, April 30. If the completed registration including the registration fee is received on or before Wednesday, April 30, each registered student’s tuition will be credited $100, but only as funds will allow. Once the funds from this generous gift are depleted, the $100 credit will not be available so register early. The second anonymous gift comes in the form of a matching grant for our school’s Technology Initiative. OMMS is in the process of installing smart boards, projectors and laptops in each classroom with the goal of having these operational at the beginning of the school year. Smart Boards allow teachers to deliver dynamic lessons, write notes in digital ink and save their work – all with the touch of a finger. This technology encourages student interaction and captures the attention of learners as teachers pull multimedia resources and the internet into their presentation of our curriculum. We are also in the process of a much needed update of our Technology Labs and classroom computer equipment. Our anonymous donor has offered to match up to $8,000.00 in funds we raise for technology. If you’d like to help us take advantage of this matching grant by donating to the school, please go to and click on the PARISH OFFICE tab. Choose ONLINE GIVING. Under “fund” choose “Contributions/Donations to School.” In the memo area, write “Technology” and your contribution will go toward this special matching grant. You can also drop a check by the school during office hours or place St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380) Catherine of Siena could barely read, but by the time she died she had written 400 letters and a book. She has been honored with the title “doctor (teacher) of the church.” Catherine of Siena was the 23rd child in her family. In those times, girls were told by their parents whom they would marry and where they would live. But Catherine convinced her parents that she must not marry. She willingly took on the duties of a maid within her own home. She became a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic. While still living at home, she prayed, cared for the sick and visited people in prisons. Although she was young, she developed a reputation for being wise. Priests, politicians, and nobles came to her for guidance. She called them all her family and built them into a group of spiritual and social workers who influenced the whole region. Italy was loaded with quarreling families. The church itself was badly divided. More than one person claimed to be pope. Catherine and her spiritual companions worked to restore peace. Catherine spent two years in Rome working to make peace in the church. The stressful situation affected her health. She suffered two strokes and died. Catherine’s deepest love was for reflective prayer. Yet she also achieved much good in the world. In her brief lifetime of 33 years, she counseled popes, healed divisions within her country, and shaped the church of time. St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us. OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL Tuesday, April 29, 2014 DATES TO REMEMBER!  Friday, May 2nd , 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal  Tuesday, May 6th , 6:30 p.m. Christmas in July Chair Meeting  Thursday, May 8th – OMMS Variety Show, 6:30 pm  Saturday, May 10th , Night at the Mission  Wednesday, May 14th , Senior Elementary Multicultural Event, 6:30 pm, Serra Center  Friday, May 16th , 11:00 am All School Mass, Crowning of Mary, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal  Friday, May 23rd , Spirit/Field Day  Monday, May 26th , Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
  2. 2. it in the Offertory Basket on Sunday with your check made out to OMMS, with Technology in the subject line. On behalf of all of us at Old Mission Montessori School, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our anonymous donors and to our parish family for their assistance to our Parish School and belief in Catholic education. We are genuinely blessed to be the Parish School where education and faith are united! REGISTRATION REMINDER…. Please remember to register on or before Wednesday, April 30, to take advantage of the $100 credit towards your 2014-15 tuition. Enrollment packets will be sent home in next week’s Tuesday Newsletter Packet for all families who have registered for the upcoming school year. SPECIAL THANK YOU……….. ~ To our Pastor Father David and the talented individual who made and installed our new front gate between the buildings. Beautiful and greatly appreciated! ~ To Mr. Harold for sharing his time and talent with us once again over Easter to “fix” a few Items. You are an angel and your workmanship as always is fabulous! ~ To all members of the Night at the Mission committee who have been quite busy, diligently working behind the scenes even through Easter to create a memorable event on May 10! ~ To our Christmas in July Chairs who have already begun their work in preparation for our largest event... Many hand and hearts creatively working together to benefit children now and into the future….Thank YOU for sharing your gifts of time and talent with OMMS!!! Planning your get away? Need to know when school begins? For the upcoming school year we will once again begin after the Labor Day Holiday. The children/students are scheduled to return on Tuesday, September 2nd , please plan for an early dismissal on that day to allow for Back to School Night in the evening. The calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is not finalized, but hopefully knowing the beginning date is helpful to those who are formulating plans for the summer. OMMS ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW Our annual Variety Show will be Thursday, May 8th , at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Hall. We will have a rehearsal during school on Thursday. PTG NEWS Saturday, May 10th (This evening is for “adults only”) This year’s event will feature several wineries, local craft beers, a sampling of local restaurants, and silent auction. Tickets are on sale now in the office $40 in advance till May 2nd and $50 at the door. Tickets and donations can also be accomplished on- line at Please send the link to family and friends out of town that might want to the donate to our school and event. All donations can be done in increments of $10. We also need volunteers for the event set-up, during the event, and break down. Please contact Dana Plummer at (619) 980-4471 or email Christmas in July Meeting Our first Christmas in July chair meeting will be held the evening of May 6th . The location is to be determined. Please email should you not be able to attend. We look forward to discussing this year’s Christmas in July. Christmas in July Raffle Tickets It’s that time of year again; time to start gearing-up for OMMS’ biggest fundraiser, Christmas In July (CIJ)! Per the Tuition Agreement, each family has been given 100 tickets to sell or purchase. You may sell them to friends, family, co-workers, or purchase them yourself. Tickets issued to families may not be sold at any school or Parish event. Raffle tickets stubs and monies are due no later than Monday, June 2, 2014 to the front office. If you would like additional tickets, or would like to help sell tickets on Sunday's after the 10:00 am Mass and earn Parent Participation Hours, please contact Lisa Caso, CIJ Raffle Ticket Chair at 760-521-6841 or
  3. 3. OUR PARISH COMMUNITY The Parish Liturgical Celebration in Honor of The Blessed Virgin Mary will be held Saturday, May 3rd , at 4:00 pm, on the front school grounds. There will be a rosary/procession at 4:15 pm on the pathway to the Serra Center. There will then be a flower offering/Mass at 5:00 pm in the Serra Center. (Please bring a flower offering.) The Mass will conclude with a potluck style meal at St. Francis Hall. Please bring and share your favorite dish. . Please keep the following members of our school family in your prayers: ~Blanche Lindsey, Mrs. Lindsey’s mother-in-law ~ The Cornett Family ~ Theresa Breen, may she rest in peace. ~ Rita Baldwin, forever remembered, forever missed ~ Pamela and Eugene Edwards ~ The Bell Family ~ Jidsel Donahue ~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother ~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother ~ Hannah Higgins and 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