We have finished our two weeks of testing and are now focused on our instructional program. We anxiously await the results of testing, so we can do more detailed planning for the academic benefit of your students. We plan on having the results back and analyzed in time to be part of our Parent Conference discussions (October 24th and 25th).
On Tuesday, September 17th our Middle School students took a field trip to the 911 Memorial flag display at Pepperdine. The students reflected and honored those who were lost on that fateful day. Our students each chose a flag that represented a victim of those attacks to sit near and have a moment of silence to remember and pray for the victims. The National Anthem was sung beautifully by the children as we recognized our many blessings of being American. They spoke of the many emotions that the flags evoked for each of them and shared those feelings with one another. It was a wonderful community building experience for our kids and the parents that attended. A big thank you to: Mrs Sall, Coach and our many parents who participated in this field trip.
The 2nd Annual OLM Tennis Mixer was held at Pepperdine University on Sunday, September 22nd. Hosting the event were OLM moms and tennis enthusiasts, Carolyn Neuner, Holly Culhane, Tammy Arlidge, Dolores Ross and Mia Peter. The event was a huge success and great fun for everyone. Pepperdine's women's tennis coach, Gual Escudero conducted a clinic for the kids and the Crest pro, Chris Harradine, ran a "Live Ball" clinic for the adults. Over 50 people from OLM School and Parish participated and supported the event raising close to $5,000 for OLM School. The raffle winner of the autographed Bryan Brothers racquet was 4th grader, Camille Anneet. Fastest Serve contest was won by Mark Neuner (87mph), Tracey Darroll (68 mph), Jake Sall (69 mph) and Jillian Neuner (47 mph). Congratulations to all the OLM winners!
Math Counts Club has delayed its first meeting until Friday, October 18th after school. This program will match students with mentor/tutors from Pepperdine. There will be no charge for this club. More information will follow.
Student Council speeches and elections will be conducted this Wednesday, October 2nd. Speeches at the morning assembly then voting for 4th through 8th grade students. Good luck to all the candidates.
Also, the "New Parents' Cocktail Party", hosted by Erin O'Bryan, will be on October 2nd. Please contact our Parent Guild President, Christina Ficeto if you have any questions.
Sunday, October 6th Fr. Bill will be "Blessing of the Animals" at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
Monday, October 7th will be a Pupil Free Day. Our teachers will be participating, with other Catholic schools, in a day long specialization training for their Catechetical Formation at St. Paschal's in Thousand Oaks.