The Christmas trees and greenery that we ordered will arrive from Oregon on Friday, December 6th. Parent volunteers will be needed to pick them up, at a close location, after 4:00 pm and pack them up in a trailer and then deliver them to our primary playground. We will also need help on Saturday, December 7th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, to prepare them for pick up by their owners. If you would like to help in our Christmas cheer or need parent participation hours, please text Cheri Bell at 760-310-0091. Any time you can give, will be appreciated!
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Our annual Christmas Concert will be Thursday, December 5th, at 6:30 pm in the Serra Center. Primary through 5th grade students will need to be in their classrooms at 6:00 pm. Concert attire is red and/or green with dark pants or skirt. Please contact Mr. Tom if there are any questions.
We invite everyone to come “kick off” the Christmas season with the 6th grade performance of “A Christmas Carol,” on Monday, December 9th, at 6:30 pm, in the McKeon Center.
Hand knit scarves will be for sale. Enjoy theater and get your Christmas shopping done in one evening! Proceeds from the scarf sales will benefit 6th grade camp and 8th grade graduation.
Thank you for your support.
Ø Wednesday, November 20th, Family Restaurant Night at Fratelli’s, 20% of your transaction will go to OMMS!
Ø Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th, Thanksgiving vacation,
Ø Wednesday, December 4th, PTG Meeting,
Ø 6:30 – 7:30 pm, location TBA
Ø Thursday, December 5th, PTG Meeting,
8:45 am – 10:00 am, Art classroom
Thursday, December 5th, Annual Christmas Program (Primary – Senior Elementary), 6:30 pm, Serra Center
Ø Friday, December 6th, 11:00 am, all school Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal
Ø Monday, December 9th, Holy Day - Immaculate Conception, 11:00 am Mass, Serra Center with Parish community, 3:00/3:15 pm dismissal
Ø Monday, December 9th, “A Christmas Carol”, 6:30 pm, McKeon Center, (6th Grade Class)
Ø Friday, December 20th, 11:00 am All School Mass, 12:30/12:45 pm dismissal, NO PM EXTENDED CHILD CARE
Ø December 21st – January 5th, Christmas Vacation, NO SCHOOL
Ø Monday, January 6th, children return to school
Training for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Troy has much improved OMMS P.E. students’ cardiovascular fitness. Students are running faster and for longer periods of time. There is still time to sign-up for this event and when you participate and name our school, OMMS will receive a portion of the entry fee! Come Run/Walk Thanksgiving morning, November 28th. OMMS students have been training hard for this event! You can register online at www.osideturkeytrot.com. Hope to see you there!
It is that time of year again – time to get creative and make something that looks as good as it tastes! Our Gingerbread House extravaganza will be held December 16th through the 19th. We need
December 13th at 8:30 am in the Music Room so they will be ready the following week for the children to decorate. Volunteers are also needed to help the children again in the Music Room in the mornings on December 16th through the 19th. The schedule will be out soon. And don’t forget the construction materials! (This is a good way to use up all that Halloween candy.) Please bring unopened candy only and turn it in to your classroom or the front office by Friday, December 13th, so that I (Mary R.) know what I have and can divide it up to make sure all the children have enough and enough variety to work with.
Many, many thanks to Mary R. for sharing one of her family’s delicious traditions with all at OMMS!
We have received the results of the standardized tests that all 1st through 8th level participated in during the latter part of October. The results of these tests will be mailed later this week.
On Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. to help sing? We have been asked by Laura Gibson and the director of the Shepard’s Choir at the parish if any of our students would be available to help sing a couple of songs and join in on some carols for an event called LESSONS AND CAROLS. They have indicated it would involve approximately an hour on that Sunday and would greatly appreciate having our students participate. If you are available and interested could you please contact the school office on or before FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
Thank you for your consideration and your time.
Don’t forget to check your calendars to see if you saved the date to help us celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week, January 26 through February 1. Our celebration begins with our Parish Community at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26, with a special focus on Old Mission Montessori School as the Parish School. PLEASE, DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US! PLANS are also underway for our OMMS Choir to lend their voices to celebrate this mass, so warm up those vocal cords! Further information will follow later, but please SAVE the DATE to be a visible presence and help promote our delight in being part of the parish school!
Don’t forget our annual St. Francis Day and Horse Drop scheduled for Saturday, October 5th. There will be fun for the kids, costume contest for your pet, pet blessings, and much, much more!
If you would like to volunteer your time, there is a sign-up form in the school office or you can let your room parent know. Thank you for your help!
All Horse Drop raffle ticket stubs/money and any unsold tickets must be returned to the school office by Friday, October 4th before dismissal (12:30/12:45 pm). Let’s sell all the squares!! Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars for the Annual Harvest Hoedown, Friday, October 25th. We will need many volunteers to make this a terrific day for all. More information will be sent out soon.
After our mass on Friday, Father Arturo will help bring our celebration to close by BLESSING our new LIBRARY (complete with a very special guest for this occasion) and our new TECHNOLOGY LAB. All
are welcome so join us if you can!
COME “KICK OFF” THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH THIS FREE PERFORMANCE…
Our 6th grade class will be performing the play,
“A Christmas Carol,” on Monday, December 10th, in the McKeon Center at 6:30 p.m. This promises to be a wonderful family event and we look forward to seeing all of you there!!