OMS Student Store Website
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.
thank Dr. Daniel on our Nurse Anna for graciously
volunteering their time and expertise!
Wednesday, February 10: Ash Wednesday, Early
8:30 AM Mass
2:00-2:30 PM Early Dismissal Schedule
What is Ash Wednesday?
Click here to find out!
February 11: OMS Girls basketball team pictures
Pictures will begin promptly at 1:30 PM in the
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.
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.
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!
Mission School would like to set up a carpool list
for the following areas:
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
contact with families in the next couple of weeks.
Crayola ColorCycle Program
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
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
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
We are especially looking for school event photos -
first day of school, Halloween, Walkathon, Class
Awards, Class Parties, Field Trips, Advent Program,
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org BJ Woods at the OMS
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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