Pizza Day Mondays: Mark Your Calendars for the Following Pizza Days

February 8, 22, 29

March 7, 14, 21

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23


Monday, February 8: OMS Dental Screening

Dr. Frank Daniel will screen students in grades 1,3,5, and 7 on Monday, February 8 at 8:30 AM.

We thank Dr. Daniel on our Nurse Anna for graciously volunteering their time and expertise!



Wednesday, February 10: Ash Wednesday, Early Dismissal Schedule

8:30 AM Mass

2:00-2:30 PM Early Dismissal Schedule

What is Ash Wednesday? Click here to find out!


Thursday, February 11: OMS Girls basketball team pictures

Pictures will begin promptly at 1:30 PM in the Mission gardens.

Please remember to being your uniforms to school.


Thursday, February 11: Valentine's Day Celebration, Minimum Day 12:30-1:00 Dismissal Schedule

On Thursday, February 11, the students at Old Mission School will celebrate Saint Valentine's Day.  The Middle School attend a movie social at the Palm Theater from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.

Elementary campus students may wear optional dress (students are encouraged to wear red) on this day. Each class in grades 1-5 will have a party, and students are invited to distribute valentines to their classmates. If your son/daughter is planning to distribute valentines, we ask that s/he bring cards, candy, etc. for everyone in the class. We strive to create a climate where all children feel included and where no child is intentionally (or unintentionally) excluded from receiving a Valentine's Day greeting. Thank you for helping us make Old Mission School a truly loving environment for your children. ldren.

ASA will be available.


Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15: President's Day Holiday

No school Friday February 12 or Monday February 15.

School will resume Tuesday, February 16.



Healthy Reminder!

The flu season is upon us and is beginning to show in our schools.

This is the perfect time to send a reminder about basic protocols around hand washing, staying home at least 24 hours after a child's fever is gone, as well as keeping your children home if they are not feeling well, seasonal flu vaccines for the entire family, covering coughs and sneezes with elbows or sleeves, avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth, and  avoiding close contact (less then 6 feet) with persons who have influenza-like illness.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Old Mission School a health campus!

Carpool Lists

Old Mission School would like to set up a carpool list for the following areas:

* North County

* South County

* Morro Bay/Cayucos/Cambria

If you live in one of these areas and would be interested in carpooling with other families at Old Mission School, please email Jillian at

Jillian will develop a database and facilitate contact with families in the next couple of weeks.

Crayola ColorCycle Program

OMS is joining Crayola and schools across the nation participating in Crayola ColorCycle, an amazing new program to turn used markers into energy!

With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Start collecting those old markers (even non-Crayola brands and dry-erase). After Christmas, there will be drop-off boxes in each classroom. If you have any large, empty, clear plastic containers you could donate, please contact Cori Marsalek at An empty Costco pretzel tub is the perfect size!

We Need Your School Photos for the Yearbook and Facebook Pages

Please send photos too

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 at omsphottos33@smail.common Dropbox.

We are 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 our students!

Support Your School by Placing a Mi$$ion Family Ad!

Do 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 discount?

Mission Family Ads are classified ads for OMS Parent Club fundraising. They can be submitted by OMS parents, staff, students, or associates of OMS.

They 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 Schwanitz at kschwanitz2006@gmail.commmor BJ Woods at the OMS office or

OMS Student Store Website

Did you know Old Mission School has a student store website?

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 of shipping.

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:


Important Student Release Information:

During the school day, we will release your child only to those people listed on their emergency card.

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.


We Need Your Help!

Please make after-school/sibling/tutoring arrangements with your children before you drop them off at school each day.

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 dismisses.  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

There have been some questions regarding the after school care sign in.  Here are the official requirements

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 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.

OMSEvery teacher's wiki page will provide regular updates regarding homework assignments, class news, and important announcements.

If you have as Twitter 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 manner).



Volunteer Online

Parents can now sign-up online to complete your volunteer hours!

 Click here 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 ]

Important Announcement

All parent volunteers must register with Shield the Vulnerable prior to volunteering on campus. Click here for more information and to visit our Parent Volunteer page.   

 Click 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

(Click here, or from the main menu select: Mainsite / Handbooks & Forms)


* Calendars & Newsletters

* School Handbooks

* Parent Forms

* Student Registration Forms

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