the school day, we will release your son/daughter only
to those people listed on his/her 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.
OMS Student Store Website
School Resumes Monday, November 30.
Each trimester our seventh and
eighth grade students have the opportunity to
participate in an enriching elective, offered twice
weekly by either staff or OMS parents, or someone in
We appreciate our teachers, parents,
and community members who continue to offer our
students to be engaged on one of the following
options for trimester two:
* Academic Power-offered by Mrs.
Gresens and Ms. DiFronzo
Aid-offered by Nurse Anna (school nurse, former
parent, Ms. Segletes' aunt)
by Mary Hwais-Hay (board member, former parent, and
* Loops, Hoops, and
Knots-offered by Dale
* Growing Money-offered
by Connie Stomolis (Jackson Losee's grandmother)
* Study Time and Games-offered by Katie Dahan
* Movies that Teach Science-offered by Mary Ellen
* JFK-offered by Jeff Palazewski
Say What? Speech and Debate-offered by Rachel
McDermott (former classroom assistant)
* Scrapbooking-offered by Erin Taylor (parent)
Mock Trial-offered by Katie Rose Segletes
Tuesday, December 1: Vision
Screening at the Nativity Campus
December 1: Girls' Basketball Starts!
the school website under the
"Sports" tab for the
Friday, December 4: Have You Heard? Santa is Coming
to San Luis Obispo!
Save the date for Friday, December 4 for the 40th
annual SLO Christmas Parade!
close at 5:30 PM, the parade will begin at 7:00
It is that time of year where we need to get crafty!
Our annual Christmas Boutique will be held on
Wednesday, December 16. The kids love this day! It
gives them the opportunity to buy gifts for their
family and friends, and truly surprise them on
Your Parent Club rep has reached
out to each individual class for signup ups.
Thanksgiving week is a perfect opportunity to work
on your projects!
All items are sold for
$1.00, and the proceeds go to a charity or family in
need t(to be decided by the Parent Club.)
you need any ideas, Pinterest.com
has some great
This is an easy and fun way to fulfill
your parent service hours!
Christmas Cards for Sale!
Old Mission School
has created sets of Christmas cards featuring the
spectacular artwork of our first and second graders!
We are selling three different packages of eight
unique designs with envelopes.
Christmas greetings are included. Each pack
sells for $12.00. If you buy all three sets,
you will have 24 cards created by 24 different
Please see BJ in the office to
purchase your holiday cards.
Last scrip preorders for the 2015 year:
* December 7
* December 14
All preorders are due by 10:00 AM.
your special orders in for Christmas and/or
Updated preorder forms are
8th Grade Parents!
Eighth grade baby and "through the years" photos are
needed for the 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,
The deadline for turning in
baby pictures and "through the years" pictures for
the Class of 2016 is December 17, 2017.
you prefer to send scanned or digital photos, please
make sure they have a resolution of at least 300dpi.
You can email them to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or share with me on
Actual photographs will be scanned
and returned. Pease make sure your student's name is
on the back. Place these pictures in an envelope in
the 8th grade homerooms.
* Please do not
send photos printed from a home printer.
Because of space limitations, the year book team
selects a variety of photos for the "through the
Need Your School Photos for the Yearbook and
send photos to
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
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
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
Family Ads are classified ads for OMS Parent Club
fundraising. They can be submitted by OMS parents,
staff, students, or associates of OMS.
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
email@example.com or 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
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:
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
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
have been some questions regarding the after school care sign in. Here are the
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
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.
will provide regular updates regarding homework assignments,
class news, and important announcements.
If you have a
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
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
Vulnerable prior to volunteering on campus. Click
here for more information and to visit our Parent Volunteer page.
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
here, or from the main menu select: Mainsite / Handbooks & Forms)
* Calendars & Newsletters
* Parent Forms
* Student Registration Forms