the school day, we will release your son/daughter only
to those people listed on his/her emergency card.
OMS Student Store Website
October is Respect Life Month
students are collecting items for the very young and
the very old in honor of Respect Life Month
Families may donate items for babies, which will be
ALPHA. We are also collecting items for the
elderly such as lotions, slippers, large print
crossword puzzles, talcum powder, and other items
that will be given to care centers.
ALPHA items may be turned into
Stefani Higuera in room 4. Items for the elderly
may be turned in to
Mary Donnelly in room 3.
Here is a list of what's "hot" with the elderly at
the care centers:
* Non-skid soled slippers
* Shower and baby powders
* Perfumes and colognes
* Large print decks of
* Large print crossword an puzzle books
* Coloring books and crayons!
items are not acceptable as donations:
* Shampoos and soaps (these are
Thank you for your support!
October 12: Volleyball and Cross Country Pictures
OMS volleyball and cross country teams will
have pictures taken on Monday, October 12.
Pictures begin promptly at 3:30 PM in the
Please remember to bring
your uniforms to school.
Friday, October 16: No School
On Friday, October 16, school will not be in session
due to Teacher Professional Development Day.
The office will also be closed.
Friendly Reminder: Smart
Smart Tuition payments are due on the 10th of each
month and late if not posted to your account by the
18th of the month.
Please allow time to process payment if mailing to
Smart Tuition or bringing payment to OMS.
Smart Tuition has increased their late fee to $35.
Hopefully, this information will be helpful for
families to avoid the late fee.
New Changes to Lunch Accounts
Thursday, October 1, Carol Iaquinta took over the
bookkeeping for the meals at OMS!
There will be a few small changes in this
First, since Carol will
be keeping track of the accounts more closely, she
will be sending out emails to families when accounts
gets below $10 and again if you go negative.
All families have accounts with her. You are welcome
to use them or pay on a day-by-day basis.
Second, all items including milk and the 6-8 grade
breakfast sandwiches can be purchased on account.
Please make all lunch checks payable to Carol
Iaquinta. Monthly lunch menus are posted on the OMS
Just a reminder of what the prices
are this year:
For grades 1-3 the
options are as follows:
Large Hot Lunch $4.50
For grades 4-8 the options are:
Large Hot Lunch $4.50
For grades 6-8 Morning Break options:
Breakfast Sandwiches $3.00
French Toast or Pancakes (special items) $3.00
Bottled water $0.50
From here on out,
Carol will have the most up-to-date information
about your lunch account and if you would like to
get in touch with her directly, you can contact her:
805-478-5002 or email
Are In Need of Photos for the Yearbook and For Our
send photos to
You may also submit cds
or flash drives to the front office. Please write
"For Yearbook" on the disk, or you may share with us
especially looking for school event photos - first
day of school, Halloween, Walkathon, Class Awards,
Class Parties, Field Trips, Advent Program, etc..
You get the picture! We're proud of
School by Placing a Mi$$ion Family Ad!
you have something to sell? Perhaps a guitar?
Or a Kayak? Are you a Mission family with a business
who would like to advertise your services or offer a
Family Ads are classified ads for OMS Parent Club
fundraising. They can be submitted by OMS parents,
staff, students, or associates of OMS.
will be connected to a link in the weekly newsletter
and on the home page of the website. All ads
are a full-page and cost $15 per week, or $45 per
month. Payment is made to the OMS Parent Club.
Ads can be submitted by Tuesday at 2 PM to be in
the Friday newsletter. If you have any
questions or would like to put an ad in the
newsletter please contact ad coordinator Kathy
firstname.lastname@example.org or BJ Woods at the OMS
Scrip News: Changes
We regret to inform you that we will no longer be
stocking Jamba Juice gift cards. The Jamba Juice
organization no longer wants to be involved with
scrip. Stock up! The remaining cards are going
Chipotle scrip will only be available
in $25 cards (with 2% return). We will sell
the remainder of our $10 cards until we run out.
Parents can still purchase the $10 cards through the
online component of our scrip program.
See JB or
Jillian for more information.
Finally, we are
now stocking ULTA! For all your beauty needs,
you can now purchase cards in $25 increments with a
4% return. They are currently offering a bonus for
5% for a limited time.
Did you know Old Mission School has a student store
You will be able to pick up the
ordered merchandise at J. Carrol or Old Mission
School at no extra charge. Also, you can have
the items shipped to your home or work at the cost
Items marked "OMS Uniform Approved" for easy
shopping. Look for the "approved" stamp
to ensure that it is dress-code and uniform
appropriate. Please note that just because the item
was purchased on the student store website, does not
mean it adheres to the dress-code guidelines (with
the exception of backpacks and lunch bags.)
The merchandise is the same clothing items that have
been ordered for the last few years. However, there
has been another jacket option added to the "Logo
Items" section. Sample sizes of all the merchandise
will be available at J. Carrol - 113 Cross St., SLO
(behind Trader Joe's).
We have sample sizes of the sweatshirts only at OMS.
In the meantime, head to J. Carroll and try on the
merchandise for the best fit.
Their web address is:
Release of Students
If you are planning to have a friend, relative, or
neighbor whose name is not on the emergency card pick up
your child from school, you must send a note with your
child. We cannot release students without written
permission from parents. By law, a telephone call
will not be sufficient for student release.
2015-2016 Student Handbooks Are Now Available
OMS Student Handbook
Middle School Handbook
handbooks, and other commonly-used OMS forms can also be
found in our
We Need Your Help!
Please make after-school/sibling/tutoring
arrangements with your children before you drop them off at school each
The office is being swamped by parents calling (sometimes 2-3 times a
day!) asking for a message to be given to their children before school
These calls really add up and create unnecessary additional work in our
already very busy front office.
Also, if your child is ill or cannot attend school, please call
or email the
school office at 543-6019 before 9:00 AM. This is very important. BJ
will have to call you if you do not call in, and you can help her avoid
a cumbersome task. So, we thank you in advance for teaming with her to
protect your children.
We appreciate your assistance with these requests!
OMS Extended Care Policy
have been some questions regarding the after school care sign in. Here are the
1) The official clock for determining check-in
and check-out time for extended care is the clock in room nine.
2) With the staggered
dismissal schedule, charges for care will not start until 3:10 PM. But at 3:10 PM, every student still on the school grounds must be supervised by
a school staff member (a coach, a teacher, or the ASA staff). Siblings
of students on a sports team must be signed in ASA. Siblings of students
being tutored must be signed into ASA, unless they, too, are with a tutor.
3) Students whose
parents are meeting with a teacher must wait outside the classroom on a
bench if they are not part of the conference. If they want to play on
the school grounds, they must be signed into ASA.
4) Only adults listed on the emergency card may pick up
students in ASA.
ASA telephone number after 3:45 PM is 548-0299
OMS Legacy Campaign
We are pleased to share with you a new vision for Old Mission School, the development of a downtown satellite campus to serve our growing middle school population.
Recently, Old Mission Church offered to make
available its share of a property on Palm Street, directly across from the
Mission parking lot, for the purpose of creating a Middle School satellite
campus only two blocks from the present school site. The property is owned
jointly by the Church and the Catholic schools of San Luis Obispo and presently
houses the OMS business office. The new campus would be home to four new
classrooms, a restroom facility, and an office and a teacher prep area.
For more information,
please visit the OMS Legacy Campaign page.
Old Mission School Teachers are now Online and on Twitter!
OMS teachers now have individual wiki pages containing live twitter feeds with classroom updates.
will provide regular updates regarding homework assignments,
class news, and important announcements.
If you have a
account, make sure to "follow"
your children's teachers. If you don't have a Twitter account, don't
worry. It is not necessary for you to have one in order to view
teachers' Twitter feeds - just click on one of the following links:
If you need to get in touch with a
teacher, please continue to either call or send an email (we're new to
Twitter and want to make sure we are able to get back to you in a timely
Parents can now sign-up online to complete your volunteer hours!
to access the online volunteer signup page.
[The online volunteer link is also available from
the menu at the top of this page by selecting: Parents /Volunteer Online
All parent volunteers must
Vulnerable prior to volunteering on campus. Click
here for more information and to visit our Parent Volunteer page.
here to view the volunteer requirements.
New and Updated Driver Forms
The following three forms are required
to be eligible to drive students:
Please Bookmark the OMS Forms Gallery
here, or from the main menu select: Mainsite / Handbooks & Forms)
* Calendars & Newsletters
* Parent Forms
* Student Registration Forms