Thursday, October 30: Picture Retakes
OMS campus picture retake day is Thursday,
October 30 at 8:30 AM
Nativity campus picture retake day is
Thursday, October 30 at 9:00 AM
October 31: Halloween Parade
Grades 1-6 have been asked to visit the Manse a
little later on Halloween. Therefore, students will be leaving the
school at approximately 9:25 AM. Students will have approximately 25 minutes
of class time prior to leaving, and they will need costumes that will be
comfortable for sitting and walking. Please take this into consideration
when your student is choosing a costume.
Parents, please remember that
if you have young children joining our parade, hold their hands while
walking through the Manse; there was a previous incident (not involving OMS)
where a running child was responsible for the fall of a resident.
**Parents walking with students need to be cleared**
Help Win the Fight Against Cancer
Through the month of October, the first grade will conduct service project to help fight breast cancer with the "Save Lids, Save Lives" campaign.
Please send in your pink Yoplait yogurt lids to the first grade. Yoplait will donate ten cents per lid in the fight against breast cancer. Fifth grade will be collecting until Friday, November 14.
First graders will mail them in to help save lives. Thank you!
Share Your School Photos with Us!
We are in need of photos for the yearbook and for our facebook page.
Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
October is "Respect Life" Month
The students are collecting items for the very young and the very old in honor of Respect Life month throughout October. Families may donate items for babies which will be given to 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 in to Stefani Higuera in room 4. Items for the elderly may be turned in to Mary Donnelly in room 3.
Here’s a list of what’s “hot” with the elderly at the care centers:
- Non-skid soled slippers
- Hair doodads
- Shower and baby powders
- Perfumes & colognes
- Large print decks of cards
- Large print crossword & puzzle books
- Coloring books and crayons (yes, you read that right)
These things are NOT acceptable as donations:
- Hair spray (it’s flammable)
- Shampoos & soaps (these are supplied)
OMS Student Store Website
Old Mission School has a student store
website. You will be able to pick up the
ordered merchandise at J.Carroll or Old Mission School at no extra charge.
Also, you can have the items shipped to your home or work at the cost of
Items are marked “OMS Uniform Approved” for easy shopping.
Look for the "Approved" stamp to ensure that your purchase is dress-code and
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 of the merchandise will be available at J.Carroll (113
Cross St, SLO—behind Trader Joe’s). We also 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.
The web address is:
Thank You Mission
A big THANK YOU to the Mission Boosters for our new
athletic bags! Mission Boosters purchased new bags for our middle
school sports teams to use and show their school spirit. Go Falcons!
and Party Fundraiser
Halloween is right around the corner!
Costume Discounters, a popular costume and party supply website, has a
fundraising opportunity available for our school. They have over
20,000 costumes and party supplies.
Purchase costumes for Halloween and party supplies for birthdays and all
Same day shipping! The best part: 15% of your
purchase goes to support our school, and you will receive 10% off your
Let Costume and Party Fundraiser be the place you shop for Halloween
costumes and party supplies for birthdays, holidays, graduation, showers,
and so much more all year long.
Use Promo Code FUN3583 at checkout. For more information, please see the
We are happy to allow students to bring cell
phones to school. Many families feel it is a great way to stay in touch if
there is an emergency or if a student needs to call back and forth after
Sixth through eighth graders must turn off
and lock their phones in their lockers during the day.
If any younger students bring a cell phone, the
phone must be turned off and kept in the backpack during the school day.
If a student's cell phone rings, vibrates, or is
used during a normal school day, the phone will be sent to the principal's
office and may be retrieved by the student with his/her parent after
arrangements are made.
If this occurs a second time, the student may lose
the privilege of having the cell phone with him/her.
Thank you for supporting our cell phone policy
School Handbooks are Now
Please print the signature page, sign, and
return to OMS the first week of school:
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.
Every teacher's wiki page will provide regular updates regarding homework assignments, class news, and important announcements.
If you have a 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).
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
(remember to bookmark!)
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
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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