Our Lady of the Rosary School
Newsletter
April 22, 2015
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
Gospel Value: Forgiveness
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us
our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
Dear OLR Families,
Have you ever wondered why life seems to pass more quickly as you get older? I
suppose that in our young life we experience a lot of first-time events – our first day of
school, our first Sacraments, our first date, our first child being born, our first vacation as
a family, etc. These “firsts” are all such special events in our lives and we tend to
remember the details of these events and treasure those lasting memories. When we
repeat the event, year after year, the event seems less likely to make a lasting
impression.
With only seven weeks left in the school year, we reflect on how quickly the school year
has flown by. We recall the significant growth of our students and the formation of the
“whole” child occurs. It is so important that we take advantage of life’s unique
experiences and try living more in the present. Being present and mindful of the moment
is the way to enjoy your life to the fullest. Cultivating mindfulness will help us achieve our
goals and enjoy life more. Treasure each moment with your child, including the small
moments. You have been blessed with this beautiful child, so be sure to be present for
him/her because before you know it, your child will be off to college.
Our last fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching on Saturday, May 2. The first
annual OLR FIESTA will run from 10 – 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious
food, fun games, and a lot of lasting memories with good friends. If you would like to
finish up your Service Hours for the year, please contact me and I can provide volunteer
opportunities so that you can complete your Service to the school.
Treasure the remaining days of the school year. Be present for your child and offer your
support so that he/she end the year on a strong note. We still have a number of events
planned for the year (e.g. FIESTA, First Holy Communion Mass, Jog-a-Thon, Spring
IOWA testing, Star testing, the Kinder promotion service, and all of the graduation related
activities). It’s an exciting time at OLR; a time filled with many memorable moments.
Trust in the Lord,
Maureen Christensen
Principal
Important Dates:
April 21 Water Conservation Program/School Board
Meeting 7 pm
April 22 Jr High Field Trip to Chabot Space & Science
Center/Administrative Professionals’ Day
Progress Reports Go Home
April 30 Oakland A’s Game (Grades 3-8)
May 2
FIESTA
May 4-8 Spring IOWA Testing
May 7
PTC Meeting
May 9
First Holy Communion 2 p.m.
May 12 K-2 Field Trip/Math Science Nucleus
May 22 Mass 8:15 am/Gifts of Holy Spirit
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Did You Know? April 22 is Earth Day! This is a day where we demonstrate support for
environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more
than 192 countries each year. So join the race to make the world a better place!
Friday Hot Lunch! Please complete the attached Hot Lunch Order form so that your
child(ren) can enjoy our Friday lunch (April 24-Burger King chicken nuggets, fries, and
juice, May 1 – Round Table pepperoni pizza and juice).
Prayers Needed: We pray for all of our teachers and staff. We pray in gratitude for all
of our OLR families and fantastic students. We also pray for Mrs. Orozco’s mom and
Mrs. Cobarrubia. May they put their trust in the Lord and strengthen their faith in Him.
Saturday Work Party: We would like to hold a work party to finish up the landscaping
around the perimeter of the new Kindergarten classroom. If you are able to help us lay
sod and plant a few trees, please contact [email protected]
Library Helper Needed: We are looking for a volunteer on Fridays to work in our
Library. If you are interested in helping out in the library by helping students find books,
please contact Mrs. Orozco at [email protected]
FIESTA HELP NEEDED
Join Us For a Planning Meeting Thurs., 7 pm
* Work a food, beverage or game booth
* Make traditional Mexican, Filipino, and American food
* Volunteer for Set Up or Clean Up Committees
* Sell raffle tickets
* Sell OLR car magnets
* Solicit auction items
HOLD ON TO YOUR SOMBREROS
& GET READY TO SHAKE YOUR MARACAS
at OLR’s First Annual FIESTA
Saturday, May 2, 10 AM – 6 PM
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