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 the community.

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

* CPR/First Aid-offered by Nurse Anna (school nurse, former parent, Ms. Segletes' aunt)

* Yearbook-offered by Mary Hwais-Hay (board member, former parent, and OMS constant)

* 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 Mosley

* 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

Tuesday, December 1: Girls' Basketball Starts!

Check the school website under the "Sports" tab for the season calendar.

Go Falcons!

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!

Streets will 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 Christmas.

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.)

If you need any ideas, has some great ones!

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.

Assorted 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 children.

Please see BJ in the office to purchase your holiday cards.

Merry Christmas!

Scrip News

Last scrip preorders for the 2015 year:

* November 30

* December 7

* December 14

All preorders are due by 10:00 AM.

Get your special orders in for Christmas and/or Teachers' gifts.

Updated preorder forms are available online.

Attention 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, Halloween, etc.)

The deadline for turning in baby pictures and "through the years" pictures for the Class of 2016 is December 17, 2017.

If you prefer to send scanned or digital photos, please make sure they have a resolution of at least 300dpi. You can email them to:, or share with me on Dropbox.

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 years" pages.


We Need Your School Photos for the Yearbook and Facebook Page

Please 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 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!

Support Your School by Placing a Mi$$ion Family Ad!

Do 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 discount?

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 or BJ Woods at the OMS office or

OMS Student Store Website

Did you know Old Mission School has a student store website?

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:


During 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.

We Need Your Help!

Please make after-school/sibling/tutoring arrangements with your children before you drop them off at school each day.

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 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

There have been some questions regarding the after school care sign in.  Here are the official requirements

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 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.

OMSEvery 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).



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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