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Monday, February 27: Scrip Preorders Due by 10:00 AM

Scrip is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM in the office.





Monday, February 27-Friday, March 13: Registration Period

On Friday February 24, envelopes will be sent home with the 2017-2018 Registration Packet.

Parents, you have the week to register your returning students. If you do not receive a packet, they are available in the school office.

Please click here for specific details on the registration procedure.



Monday, February 27-Wednesday, March 1: 5th Grade Outdoor Science Camp

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 School, click here.



Wednesday, March 1: OMS Science Fair (Early Dismissal 2:00-2:30)

Please plan on attending the OMS Science Fair!

  • The science fair will bake place Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30-8:30 PM.

  • Campus doors will open at 5:15 PM

  • Parking 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 prayer.


What is Ash Wednesday, and why is it important to Catholics?

Click here to find out!




Friday, March 3: No School (Diocesan Teacher Training Day)





Monday, March 6: No School

Our teachers will be preparing for the WCEA Accreditation Visit




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 assembly.


Save the Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 22: OMS Open House

  • Monday, March 27: Nativity Open House



Rainy Season Dress Code

Dear Parents,

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 apply.

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.

With gratitude,

~ Tina


Upcoming Pizza Mondays:

  • February 27

  • March 13

  • March 20

  • March 17

  • April 3

  • April 10

  • May 1

  • May 8

  • May 15

  • May 22

Thank you for your continued support of this fundraiser!

Parish News: Parents with Children Seeking First Communion

Attention all parents with children seeking First Communion:

First 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.

The two 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



Attention 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, Halloween, etc.)

Deadline for 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 or share with me on Dropbox.

Actual photographs will be scanned and returned. Please make sure student name is on the back. Place in envelope in 8th grade homerooms. 

  • Please don't send photos printed from a home printer.

  • Because of space limitations, the yearbook team selects a variety of photos for the "Through the Years" pages. 


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 handbook for details.

  • 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!


OMS Campus Absentee Procedures

If your child is ill and 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 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 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.




Please Note: OMS Extended Care Phone Number

OMS has a direct-dial telephone number for the after-school program.

The telephone number is (805) 548-0299





OMS Campus Safety

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.


Every teacher's wiki page will provide regular updates regarding homework assignments, class news, and important announcements.

If you have as 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).



Volunteer Online

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 ]

Important Announcement

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.   

New and Updated Driver Forms

The following three forms are required to be eligible to drive students:

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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