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February 27: Scrip Preorders Due by 10:00 AM
available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
in the office.
February 27-Friday, March 13: Registration Period
On Friday February 24, envelopes
will be sent home with the 2017-2018 Registration Packet.
have the week to register your returning students.
If you do not receive a packet, they are available
the school office.
Please click here for specific details on the
February 27-Wednesday, March 1: 5th Grade Outdoor
Our 5th grade students be attending the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School.
Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School provides
hands-on learning opportunities for students to
study science and ecology in a natural setting.The
curriculum is correlated to California science
standards and encourages students to trust their
senses; it teaches the use of scientific equipment
an dprocesses how to gather and organize data.
For more information on the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor
March 1: OMS Science Fair (Early Dismissal
Please plan on attending the OMS
science fair will bake place Wednesday, March 1
from 5:30-8:30 PM.
doors will open at 5:15 PM
will be available in the MCP Garage
Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday 10:00 AM Mass
(Early Dismissal Schedule 2:00-2:30)
Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and
important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens
Lent, a season of fasting and
What is Ash
Wednesday, and why is it important to Catholics?
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Friday, March 3: No School (Diocesan Teacher
Monday, March 6: No School
Our teachers will be preparing for the WCEA
Friday, March 10: Birthdays Celebration Day
OMS Birthday Policy: Personal party invitations may not be distributed at
school-sponsored functions unless all class students (or all boys, or all
girls) are invited to participate. Birthday treats will be distributed only
on First Friday Birthday celebrations on the OMS campus. On the first
Friday of each month, room parents will coordinate a small treat in honor of
all those children celebrating a birthday that month. These treats will be
distributed after lunch. No other birthday treats or deliveries will be
accepted. Students will also be recognized at that morning's
Save the Dates:
March 22: OMS Open House
Monday, March 27: Nativity Open House
Rainy Season Dress Code
With this being an incredibly rainy season, I'd like
to show a little flexibility with the dress code. We will allow rain boots (specifically for water -
not Uggs, etc., but rubber/plastic in nature, which
will keep feet dry) and rain jackets/coats (again -
waterproof) on rainy
days only. All uniform/dress code rules still
We are trusting the older students to be
responsible and not push the envelop - that
alternate shoes or outerwear will be rain-specific. I would also request that parents help ensure their
students are properly dressed for the weather.
Please make sure your child comes to school dressed
warmly enough and wears shoes with traction for a
web, slippery playground. We've had several students
fall this last few days. Vans and slick-soled shoes
are dangerous and should be avoided.It has been a long, wet winter; we will let students
on the playground whenever possible, but it is
essential they are properly attired for outdoor play
during this wet, cold, and rainy weather.
Thank you for your
continued support of this fundraiser!
News: Parents with Children Seeking First Communion
Attention all parents with children seeking First Communion:
Reconciliation is scheduled for February 28
You will need
to have completed two retreats on reconciliation
prior to the celebration. If you missed a retreat,
pleaser reach out to Terry.
retreats for First Communion are March 12 and 26 in
the parish hall. We begin with a special blessing at
the 9:00 AM mass in the church, then go to the
parish hall for donuts. This retreat begins at 10:30
AM and continues until noon.
If you have
any questions, please contact Terry Burows at
781-8220, extension 15 or email
8th Grade Parents
Eighth grade baby and "through the
years" photos for yearbook.
Every year, we have
photo pages created especially for the graduating
class. One section is for baby pictures, and the
other is for pictures of two or more classmates from
years past (birthdays, sport teams, dance,
turning in baby pictures and "through the years
pictures" of Class of 2017 is December 13, 2016.
If you prefer to
send scanned or digital photos please make sure they
have a resolution of 300 dpi. Email to
email@example.com or share with me on
will be scanned and returned. Please make sure
student name is on the back. Place in envelope in
8th grade homerooms.
send photos printed from a home printer.
space limitations, the yearbook team selects a
variety of photos for the "Through the Years"
Here's What's Happing at Mission Thrift
Shop and donate to Mission Thrift!
Kindergarten, TK, Pre1, Pre
2, and Grades 1-2 families: Your
service hours must be completed by March 31, 2017. Please
call 544-0720 to schedule your service hours. See the OMS
Double hours for furniture pick ups: We
need parents from all grades. If you are interested, please call Mission
Thrift at 544-0720. Pick ups require muscle and lifting.
Our Mission: To generate monetary funds
to supplement tuition and enhance the educational environment for all
students at Old Mission School.
Our Vision: To engage the community in
supporting students at Old Mission School by providing access to quality
used clothes, household items, and furniture in a convenient,
affordable, and professional manner.
Please follow us on Instagram or Twitter!
Campus Absentee Procedures
If your child is ill and cannot attend school,
please call or
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 this cumbersome task.
We thank you in advance for teaming with her
to protect your children!
Please Share Your School Photos with Us
We are in need of photos for the yearbook and
our Facebook page. Please send photos to:
You may also submit
cds to the front office; please write "For Yearbook"
on the disk or you may share with us at
firstname.lastname@example.org on 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.
Note: OMS Extended Care Phone Number
OMS has a direct-dial telephone number for the
The telephone number is (805) 548-0299
Parents who volunteer or visit classes on the
OMS campus are required to sign in and out every time they visit.
This policy was implemented to assure safety
on the OMS Campus, and it enables school staff to know who is on campus at all
times. Please help us protect your children by complying with this policy.
After 2:45 PM, parents are welcome to enter
the side doors to wait for their children by their classrooms if they are not
parked on Peach or Broad streets.
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 as
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).
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 register
Vulnerable prior to volunteering on campus. Click
more information and to visit our Parent Volunteer page.
view the volunteer requirements.
New and Updated Driver Forms
The following three forms are
required to be eligible to drive students:
the OMS Forms Gallery
or from the main menu select: Mainsite / Handbooks & Forms)
* Calendars &
* School Handbooks
* Parent Forms
All downloads require