The first grade class would like to
thank everyone who participated in our 3rd annual St. Francis Towel Drive!
We were able to send heaps of huge trash
bags filled with towels to
Society and the
They were so happy to receive our donations!
Thank you for making our service project
such a success!
Monday, October 17 to Monday October 24: CHARACTER COUNTS!
Please join us in celebrating
CHARACTER COUNTS! week at OMS!
Each day, beginning Monday October 17 we
will be focusing on a specific character trait. In honor of each day, we
will wear clothing colors to represent the associated trait. Students may
wear school-appropriate blue jeans with the daily color listed. Students
may also opt to wear other school-appropriate clothing that matched the
color of the day. For more clarification on school-appropriate
clothing, please see the
*** Click here to see
the CHARACTER COUNTS! daily trait and color. ***
Friday, October 21: No School-Professional Development Day (Office Closed)
Monday, October 24: Vision Screening at OMS Campus
for Grades 1,3,5,7 and all New Students
Monday, October 24: Scrip Preorder-All Preorders are
due by 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 26: Early Dismissal Schedule 2:00-2:30
8 AM Mass - Parents Welcome!
OMS Campus-12:30 PM Dismissal for all
ASA Available until 5 PM on OMS Campus
Nativity Campus-10:30 AM Dismissal for
No ASA Available on Nativity Campus
Our annual OMS campus
Halloween festivities are
scheduled for the morning of October 31. As a Catholic school, we strive to
teach our students to celebrate all that is good and positive in life. We
believe our school functions should reflect this "respect life" philosophy.
Please help us make the Halloween parade a
positive experience for your children by following these guidelines. Thank
you for your cooperation and support.
Therefore, students will be leaving the
school at about 9:15 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 9(not involving OMS) where a
running child was responsible for the fall of a resident.
Reminder: Parents walking with students
must be cleared.
Students also need to bring uniforms to
is Respect for Life Month
Throughout the month of October, our
students will be collecting items for the very young and the very old.
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 Brittany
Enamorado in Room 4. Items for the elderly may be turned into Mary Donnelly
in Room 3.
Here is a list of what's "hot" with
the elderly at the care centers:
Non-skid soled slippers
Shower and baby powders
Perfume and colognes
Large print decks of cards
Large print crossword and puzzle books
Coloring books and crayons.
We are unable to accept the
Thank you for your generosity and
Friday, November 4: Deadline to Turn in all Uniforms and Bags for Fall
All fall sports participants must turn in uniforms and bags no later than
Friday, Nov. 4.
Please put your
clean uniform inside your bag and drop it off at the office.
Here's What's Happing at Mission Thrift
Shop and donate to Mission Thrift!
We've started to put out Halloween
items, and they always go fast! If you've never been to the school's
thrift store, or it's been awhile, now is a great time to shop. Your
purchases help our school.
6th and 5th grade families: Your
service hours must be completed by November 30, 2016. 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!
Nov. 2: 7th Grade Science Trip Meeting
Important informational meeting about our 7th
grade Science Trip will be held on Wednesday, November 2 in room 10 at 5:00 PM.
A reminder will be sent out as the date
approaches; we will be handing out paperwork supply lists (please get your
supplies early!) and taking sign-ups for chaperones. We will need five
or six lucky and brave parents to help out on the trip.
2: Picture Retake Day
OMS campus picture retake day is Wednesday,
November 2 at 8:30 AM; Nativity campus 9:30 AM.
Please bring your original picture
packets if you want to do picture retakes.
Sunday, November 6: Turn Clocks Back One Hour
11: Deadline to Donate Halloween Candy for Troops
The second-graders would like all
students to please bring a portion of their Halloween candy to Room Two.
This candy will be sent to our troops. The
deadline is Friday, November 11. Thank you for supporting the 2nd grade in
their service project.
Contributing to Classroom Discussions
Appreciating Gods Creation
Elia Vander Horst
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 mark your calendars for the following
Pizza Mondays during 2016:
OMS Hot Lunch Accounts
There are a few changes to the lunch accounting
system this year:
All families with more than one student
automatically have a "family" account. Deposits will go into a single
"family" pot that all students will draw from. If you have students at
OMS and MCP, we are able to combine both schools into a mega-family
account. This will be done only on request.
If your child orders lunch once a week
or more, you will need to open an account. Daily payments of between
$4.00 to $5.00 can no longer be done. To open your account, you must
have a minimum of $50 to deposit.
PayPal is now accepted! Log into your
PayPal account or create one. Once you are logged on select My PayPal,
then select "Send money to friends and family." Send the money to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then
indicate the amount of money you would like to place on your child's
account. In the "notes section" please include your child's name and the
If you have a middle school student who
purchases breakfast, cash is acceptable at the burrito cart, or
purchases can be debited to their lunch account.
The new price for hot lunch is $4.50.
Grades 1-3 have the option of ordering a regular lunch at $4.00, a larger
lunch at $4.50, or a salad at $4.50. Milk is still 50 cents and is sold
Note: OMS Extended Care Phone Number
OMS has a direct-dial telephone number for the
The telephone number is (805) 548-0299
Opportunity and Scrip News:
BJ and Jillian are looking for parent
volunteers to sell scrip on Monday and Friday mornings.
Volunteers will sell scrip outside the
office form 7:45 to 8:15 AM or 8:00 to 8:30 AM. You will be given one
service hour per scrip-selling session.
Please contact the ladies in the office for
more information, or to sign up.
The next scrip preorder is Monday
All preorders are due by 10:00 AM. Scrip is
available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the office.
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