Just a friendly reminder that our teachers need at least 24 hours to return email messages, especially those sent during the instructional day. If you have an immediate need, please contact Karen in the office and we can reach out to the teacher to get a response. Karen is responsible for these kind of immediate messages. I appreciate your attention to this matter.
On Monday, your student(s) brought home raffle tickets for this year's Annual Fundraiser, "A Night in Monte Carlo", on April 5th. We are asking that each student sell at least two books of tickets. During the next month, we will be having a weekly assembly to recognize students in each class who have sold the most tickets. The last two years, the winners of the $10,000 prize were both parishioners, so it's very possible you might be the lucky person this year.
This past week, the private showings, at the Malibu Theatre, of the movie "Son of God" were well attended. I was able to attend on Thursday night and thought the film was quite well done. I hope many of you had the opportunity to see it.
On last Wednesday, the fifth grade field trip to Skirball Center was fantastic. Both students and parent chaperone/drivers remarked how educational the exhibits were as well as how well prepared the docents were in explaining the exhibits. We hope to make this an annual field trip for OLM School.
This past Thursday's mini musical reading of "Don't Mess with Mother Nature" was presented to a capacity crowd in Sheridan Hall with a cast of 32 representing OLM grades K-8. A number of students were from other schools who attend rehearsals regularly every Wednesday. Jonathan B. and Katie B., who participated in a number of Musical Theatre shows while attending OLM, directed the production. Katie and her mom did the set and Jonathan set the lighting. The cast selected and created their own costumes and demonstrated some of the skills learned in Musical Theatre under the direction of Ms. Craveiro, with their ability to cover for each other and keep the show moving along. Many thanks to Mrs. G., Mrs. M., Mrs. S., all the cast members and their families and everyone who took an empty room and turned it into a "warm and delightful" little theatre.
Classroom Happenings: From the Honors Math class at Our Lady of Malibu School - Our Algebra class has always worked under the premise that there is never just one way to solve a word problem. Therefore, throughout our text we have been introduced to problem solving utilizing a variety of methods. To share our problem solving techniques with one another, each student selected a word problem from the text, solved it three different ways showing each step on a poster, and then presented their three solutions to the class. All the students fulfilled the requirements of this project by preparing, presenting, comparing and contrasting their individual problem solving methods with those of their classmates.
We are still accepting donations for the parish's effort to support the OLM Mexico Mission. All donated items should be brought in by Thursday morning March 6th. The items are going to be transported to Mexico on Saturday, March 8th by members of the parish. If you need a paper bag with the donation list, please check with Karen in the office.
The "New" OLM Student Store has been a great success! Students are buying healthy foods like fresh and dried fruits, nuts, yogurt, granola, seaweed and other healthy snacks. If you're too busy or just plain forget to pack a snack for morning recess, your child now has a nutritious solution to keep them fueled until lunch.
Thank you to Gavin O. for working so tirelessly with our girls' JV basketball team this year. Thank you also for his generosity in supplying the team shoes. They played their last game on Thursday against St. Mel's. With hopes of all players returning next year, we should have a strong core to build on! Go Bulldogs!
Starting this month, Ms. Tafi will be introducing her "Eat a Rainbow" curriculum to the elementary grades. She will teach our students how to eat healthy and love it! Her program was well received at Webster and Pt. Dume in past years.
This Friday, March 7th, is our next All School Mass. It will be under the leadership of the fourth grade. Start locating those ties, white shirts/blouses and black shoes for formal dress.
Don't forget on Saturday, March 8th, OLM School will be hosting a REC Foundation Robotics Competition right here in Sheridan Hall. Competition begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. There will be 24 teams competing for spots in the California State Championship on the following Saturday, March 15th in Santa Clara. If you're interested in Robotics, you're welcome to come and support the OLM robotic teams. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Mr. Sunyich.
"And now a word from our sponsor"- Scrip helps generate revenue for OLM School. Get your gift card scrip and help the school at the same time! Another great gift idea for your Malibu friends is the 2014 OLM School's Restaurant and Retail Stores Discount Card. It's valid for one entire year; you get discounts at 12 different Malibu eateries as well as Hoyt Family Wines, and 5 retail stores all for only $20.00. What a deal! Thanks and happy shopping!
As always, I look forward to seeing you and sharing more of the great things that are happening at our little "gem".