Collectively we thank our students and families for their beautiful cards, wishes and unexpected gifts; your thoughtfulness, generosity and sentiments are
truly appreciated! Our hope is that everyone enjoyed their time together during Christmas being with family and celebrating with friends, just as we
did with our families! Thank you, not only for all that you continue to do, but on behalf of every adopted family that was a recipient of your
generosity during Christmas….through your gift of sharing many families did celebrate a truly blessed Christmas Dinner with their family too! May God continue to bestow his graces on you and your family.
DID YOU SEE OUR NEW SIGN??
Hopefully all noticed the new signage above the main school entrance, a sign that identifies our Parish Montessori School. If you see Father David please let him know that you noticed the new sign as this was a gift from our pastor!
You will also notice….
During the Christmas holidays some of the trees were removed from the front of the school, these trees were old and needed to be eliminated. This week you will see many hands working to plant twenty new trees ensuring shade for our students plus school and parish events.
Don’t forget to check your calendars, ONLY nineteen 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. During this celebration our OMMS choir will share their gift of song! Therefore we are asking all of our families and students to join us on for this special day to demonstrate our SCHOOL SPIRIT. Please come dressed in your Mass uniform and parents perhaps you might even consider wearing your school polo to show your SPIRIT too! Further information will follow later, but please SAVE the DATE and show YOUR SPIRIT!
Many, many thanks to Mrs. Laura Gibson who will join us for this special celebration to work with our OMMS Choir and Mrs. Nicki Nugent who has offered once again to assist....we are truly appreciative of their expertise and time!
Remember Mission San Luis Rey is the home of the only catholic Montessori school in the Diocese of San Diego. Old Mission Montessori School (OMMS) offers the unique Montessori approach within the framework of a quality catholic education. Our Mission is to be Model Stewards of God's gifts: His gift of faith, family, community and self; His gift of intelligence, a true appreciation of knowledge and the joy of learning; His gift of creation, a reverence and respect for all God has created. Our students are active participants within their combined faith education, a catholic journey for children from all backgrounds.
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!