resumes April 24 (Parent Club Pizza, no other hot
April 24: Scrip Preorders are Due
All preorders are due by 10:00 AM
All scrip orders will count towards 2017-2018
Scrip is available Monday through Friday, from
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the office
Tuesday, April 25: Progress Reports Sent Home
School Advisory Council Meeting from 4:00-6:00 PM
earning a C-or below in a class will have a
progress report sent home.
April 26: Early Dismissal Day (2:00-2:30)
Option: School mass at the church at 8:00
8:15 AM reflection at school
Early dismissal at the OMS campus (faculty
Friday, April 28: Earth/Arbor Day
OMS invites you to our Earth Day celebration
on Friday, April 28 during morning Assembly.
Grades 1-5 will sing, dance, recite poetry, and
plant a tree for Arbor and Earth Day! To make the
day colorful, we are asking first grade to wear red,
second graders to wear orange, third grade yellow,
fourth grade green, and fifth grade blue.
Happy Spring, OMS Families!
May 1: Living Rosary
We will celebrate a Living Rosary and the Crowning
of Mary in honor of the mother of Jesus.
This event will take place on the playground on
Monday, May 1 at 9:15 AM.
We ask that students decorate a large can or plastic
container and bring it to school (along with flowers
from home) on to help with the festivities.
All families are invited to attend. We also need
parents to snip stems and arrange flowers starting
at 7:45 AM that morning - bring your clippers!
Wednesday, May 10: OMS 7th Annual Science Challenge,
The 7th Annual Science Challenge is quickly
The 8th graders will compete in a STEM inspired
on-the-spot, hands-on challenge on Wednesday, May 10
from 4:30-6:00 PM.
This event is mandatory for 8th graders, but please
feel free to come and support their efforts!
Get on the Bus 2017:
Donations Needed by May 20
is the 12th year OMS is involved in
Get on the Bus,
a program that brings children throughout the state
of California to visit their mothers and fathers in
prison. In 2006, OMS helped launch the very
first Father's Day event which was held at the
California Men's Colony. Since then, an interfaith
community of over 50 organizations have come
together to answer the call.
This year, nine busses of children will travel to
visit their fathers at San Luis Obispo's California
Men's Colony on May 20. OMS can support the program
by donating games, money to rent a bus, and supplies
to fill "Stay-Connected" bags. These bags will help
the children communicate with their fathers when the
children return home.
Tithing collected on the five Fridays after Easter
break during morning assembly will also help pay for
a bus. Also, there is a donation box in the office.
Please send new items only. These are gifts to the
precious children riding the buses. Please
send these items to school by noon Friday, May 5.
Donations by Grade:
Nativity Campus: Brand new unopened games, like
Apples to Apples, Candyland, Headbanz, Master Mind,
Guess Who?, Life, Sorry!, Checkers, Chess (no games
with dice, please.)
Grade 1: Packs
of blank note cards with envelopes
Grade 2: 4x6
picture frames (to hold photo with the child
with his/her dad)
Special pens the children can write to their
dads with (multi-packs or individual)
Grade 4: Boxes
of new crayons (24-count)
Grade 5: Boxes
of new markers (8-count)
Grade 6: 4x6
picture frames (to hold photo with the child and
Grade 7 & 8:
Forever stamps (in a snack baggy or other, if
Grades 1-8: Tithing collected for the next five
weeks will be given to Get on the Bus to help cover
the cost of the day. The total cost of our bus is
$4,000. Financial donations may also be made at
http://www.getonthebus.us. Please designate the
money for bus #CMC06.
Thank you for helping this very special ministry!
If you have any questions please call Tess Barket at
543-6019, ext. 245, or email her at
Click here to visit the "Get on the Bus" Facebook
Thank you for your
continued support of this fundraiser!
Parent Deliveries During the School Day on the OMS
the Old Mission School campus, we are working very
hard to help students develop personal
responsibility and accountability.
We have adopted a policy of not accepting delivery
of papers, books, reports, projects, etc. that
parents might bring to school because the students
have forgotten them.
We never want to teach students that someone will
follow behind them in life to see that they have
their personal materials. In the bigger picture of
life, we all want our students to feel confident and
self-reliant. Please help by discussing this policy
in a very positive way with your children, so
students fully understand how this policy will help
them prepare for life in the 21st century.
Parents may still drop off lunches. Lunches will be
placed outside the office on a lunch table. Please
make sure your students know the place to find lunch
deliveries, and please be sure their names are
clearly written on the lunches.
Important Billing Change for Next Year
We are simplifying in-house billing procedures. All billing will be
done through FACTS tuition management system. We will no longer be using the
SMART payment system.
What does this
mean for you?
family will receive an email notification after
their registration paperwork has been submitted to create an online account with
asking every family to create an account
regardless of the tuition plan you choose.
If you would
like a copy of your 2017-2018 admission paperwork, please
contact Jillian in the office.
If you do
not receive an email invitation from FACTS to
create your account after your paperwork has
been submitted, or have any
questions, please contact Susie Lock at
email@example.com, or (805) 543-2165
Tuition Assistance Applications
If your family is interested in tuition
assistance for the 2017-2017 school year, the forms from
FACTS are online only.
The address is
click on the FACTS link above).
encourage any family in need of tuition assistance
to complete an application. We will award the
assistance the first week of June and notify our
families by mail.
Jillian Iverson at the school office if you have any
questions: (805) 543-6019 x242
Walkathon T-Shirts Still
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!
Hot Lunches and Cold Milk (OMS Campus)
lunches are available for $4.50
grades 1 through 3 have the option of ordering a
regular lunch for $4.00, a large lunch for
$4.50, or a salad for $3.50
Milk is 50
cents, and is sold separately.
Please make all
checks payable to Carol Iaquinta
Monday, August 21, 2017
the Date! Friday, September 23, 2017
Please mark your calendars for
Mission Schools Boosters Auction!
September 23, 2017
auction will be held at the
Elks lodge in San Luis Obispo
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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"
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
email@example.com 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 telephone number for the
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