Rainy Day Dress Code Flexibility
During this incredibly rainy season we
being flexible with the dress code.
Due to the
rainy season, 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, not random
sweatshirts, fleece, corduroy jackets, etc.) on
rainy days only.
uniform/dress code rules still apply. We are
trusting the older students to be responsible and
not push the envelope. All alternate shoes or
outerwear need to be rain-specific.
I would also
request that parents help in ensuring 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 wet, slippery
several students fall these last few days. Vans and
slick-soled shoes are dangerous and should be
avoided. It will be 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 wet/cold/rainy weather.
DVDs are Now Available
The wait is finally over for those parents who ordered a DVD of the Advent
available for only $20
checks (made payable to John Kert)
pick up your DVDs at the office
Thank you for
January 23: Scrip Pre-Orders Due
The wait is finally over
for those parents who ordered a DVD of the Advent
Thank you for
23-Wednesday, January 25: Book Fair at OMS Campus
Children's Library is closed for construction, but our Book Fair will be open!
Campus book fair hours will be Thursday, January
26 in the Parish Hall. Hours are 9:00-10:00 AM
and 12:00-:2:30 PM.
it to campus to visit in person? Please visit
Book Fair Online Bookstore to place your
order! Books will be delivered to your
child at school.
you shop the book fair online or in person, OMS gets
a percentage of the proceeds. Thank you for
of January 23-27: The Great Kindness Challenge of
During this internationally-recognized
week, students will be working on kindness!
be participating in creating goals for themselves
that relate to our Schoolwide Learning Expectations.
religion class will be participating in activities
to spread kindness. Please encourage them to share
these special class activities with you at home.
To learn more
The Great Kindness Challenge of 2017, click here.
January 25: Minimum Day
Early dismissal schedule - 2:00-2:30 PM
Thursday, January 26: 8th Grade Retreat
January 30: Grandparent's Day
Grandparent's Day Information and Schedule
Grandparents (or grandparent-equivalent, friend,
neighbor, aunt/uncle, etc.,) meet their
grandchild(ren) at the Mission Gardens Fountain
(note: this is not the bear fountain)
Mass in the Old Mission Church
Lunch: Special picnic lunch on campus provided
by grandchildren and parents or sign out and go
out to lunch.
PM Sock hop on the playground for students,
parents, and grandparents in front of the
pavilion (weather permitting)
for students with grandparents at 12:45 PM
for remaining students at 1:00 PM; no ASA available
Click here to download and print the
Grandparent's Day schedule
This Year's Theme: "Communities of Faith,
Knowledge, and Service"
(winter pajamas, sweats, robes) Slippers are ok,
but remember to bring a pair of shoes for P.E.
dismissal from 2:00-2:30 PM
Full day of school.
Tourist/Road Trip Day: Bermuda shorts and polo,
Hawaiian shirts and shorts, Disney attire,
travel clothes or style of clothes found in
White, and Blue Day! This includes jeans,
sweats, cargo pants, etc.,as long as they are
red, white, and blue.
is at 1:00 PM for all students; ASA available.
There will be no tutoring available this day.
Deadline to Turn In Pizza Order Form
Days start Monday, February 6, 2017.
A sign-up form
is in the flyer section of the newsletter and
Please return the form by Thursday, February 2.
Pizza days will resume Monday, February
6. A sign-up form can be downloaded
here, and is also shown on the right sidebar of this webpage. and listed
below. Please return form by Friday, January 9, 2017.
Thank you for your
continued support of this fundraiser!
6: Dental Screening at Both Campuses
students on Nativity campus will be screened by
Daniel at 8:30 AM.
will screen all students in grades 1,3,5, and 7
on the OMS campus at 10:00 AM.
you Dr. Daniel and Nurse Anna for graciously
volunteering your time and expertise!
Goes to Court!
OMS is participating in the
Annual Middle Schools' Mock Trial Competition!
These talented Middle School students have been working since September, so
let's support all their efforts!
January 28, 9:45 AM: OMS Defense vs. Judkins
January 31, 6:15 PM: OMS Prosecution vs. Laguna
February 1, 6:15 PM: OMS Defense vs. Paulding
February 2, 6:15 PM: OMS Prosecution vs. Judkins
February 7, 6:15 PM: Semifinals (we will
compete, we just do not know against who yet.)
February 9, 6:00 PM: Finals (if we qualify)
come out and support our middle school students!
Attention all parents with children seeking First Communion:
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.
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
We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the OMS students who
collected donations during this year's
This was the
thirteenth year our students have voluntarily
participated. This year the elementary students who
participated raised a grand total of $265.09 to
assist children and their families throughout the
world by providing nourishment, disease protection,
and clean water through the
United Nations International Children's Emergency
you for your compassion, OMS students!
Walkathon T-Shirts are
Still Available to Purchase!
t-shirts are $10 and youth sizes are $8.00.
Walkathon t-shirts for sale! If you are interested
in purchasing a WAT t-shirt, please come to the OMS
office. Both youth and adult size are available.
Checks can be made out to Old Mission School.
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"
Here's What's Happing at Mission Thrift
Shop and donate to Mission Thrift!
3rd and 4th grade families: Your
service hours must be completed by January 30, 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!
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 has a direct-dial telephone number for the
The telephone number is (805) 548-0299
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