APR 12 - Progress Reports went home yesterday
APR 13 - Holy Thursday, Class Seder Meal; Minimum Day, 12 Noon Dismissal; Extended Care until 4:00 pm
APR 14 - Good Friday, No School
APR 16 - Easter Sunday
APR 17- 21 - No School, Easter Break
APR 22 - Third Grade Retreat, Learning Center, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
APR 24 - Classes resume, Las Vegas ticket stubs & money due; School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
APR 25 - Spring Picture Day; Pre-School Bike-a-thon, 8:30 am; Bully Presentation, 6:30 pm
APR 27 - Student Council Mother's Day Picture Fundraiser; 4th Parents' Club Meeting, 7:00 pm
APR 29 - Third Grade First Holy Communion, 10:00 am
MAY 4 - May Crowning, 8:30 am school liturgy
MAY 5 - Minimum Day, 12:00 Noon Dismissal, "Free Dress" for $2.00 sponsored by Parent Board
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen Student of the Month for March. All students met the Effective Communicator Schoolwide Learning Expectation. They each did an awesome job in their studies this past month. We are very proud of them! Keep up the great work!
Kindergarten- Alyssa Mendoza, Julian Gonzalez, Angelica Fernandez
First Grade- Jacob Lopez, Alejandro Alfaro-Vargas
Second Grade- Roman Rodriguez
Third Grade - Viviana Terriquez, Daniela Castro
Fourth Grade - Isabella Saenz
Fifth Grade- Jacqueline Miller, Sebastian Huerta
Sixth Grade- Jillian Brown
Seventh Grade- Neo Flores
Eighth Grade- Juliana Lopez
Physical Education- Nghia Hoang, Lucas Sear, Maria Saldivar, Christine Cao
Computer Studies- Lillyen Morales, Christine Cao, Alexis Domingo, Rachel Vu
OLPH Mission Day!
Boy did we have excited and happy students yesterday! The fourth grade class was so proud to show off their missions. They worked hard and learned a lot about their mission. Here are a few to enjoy!
Thank you to our seventh grade students for preparing and leading the school community in the Stations of the Cross. It was a beautiful reflective prayer depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. These 14 stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as individual's or persons move from station to station. At each station, we recall and meditate on a specific event from Christ's last days. Prayers are said and all reflect on each station. We encourage everyone to attend OLPH Parish Stations of the Cross tomorrow on Good Friday at 3:30 pm in the church.
Triduum, April 13-16, 2017
The Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday with the evening Mass of the Lord's supper, is continued through Good Friday with the celebration of the passion of the Lord on Holy Saturday, reaches its high point in the Easter vigil, and concludes with an evening prayer on Easter Sunday.
The season of Lent ends on Thursday of Holy Week. Then the church remembers the death and resurrection of Jesus during the Easter Triduum. These three days are the most important time of the Church year.
Mass of the Lord's Supper
On Holy Thursday, we remember the Last Supper and that Jesus gave himself in the Eucharist. We recall that Jesus chose his apostles to serve and lead the church. Remembering that Jesus washed their feet at the Last Supper, the priests washes the feet of the members of the congregation. Holy Thursday is a special day for all priests since it is the day to mark the beginning of the ordained priesthood. The evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday is a beautiful and joyous celebration.
On Good Friday, we remember the death of Jesus. According to ancient custom, Mass is not celebrated on this day or before the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. The celebration of the Lord's passion and death takes place in the afternoon. There are three parts to the liturgy of the day; the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross; and Holy Communion with Hosts consecrated on Holy Thursday.
On Holy Saturday, the Church meditates on the suffering and death of Jesus. Then the church gathers to celebrate the Easter Vigil. The celebration of the Easter Vigil should take place at night, beginning after nightfall or ending before the dawn of Sunday. The Easter Vigil has four parts: the Service of the Light, in which the Paschal Candle is lit as a sign of Christ, the light of the world, who has overcome the darkness of sin and death; the Liturgy of the Word, when the story of God's great love for us is proclaimed in the readings of the Old and New Testament texts; the Liturgy of Baptism, for those who have been preparing for their Baptism are baptized and confirmed and those in the congregation renew their baptismal promises; and the Liturgy of Eucharist, when all take part in celebration of the Eucharist. This is a joyous sharing of the sacrificial meal of Jesus Christ, Lord and Risen Savior. .
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Preschool wishes all our families a joyous and wonderful Easter!
Our Third Grade Class will be receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday April 29, at 10:00 am in the church. All are welcomed to support and join them in this special Eucharistic Celebration. OLPH School and Preschool congratulates our third graders, along with Camilla Regalado, 4th grade and Daniel Herrera, 6th grade who will receive this sacrament. The students and families will also be participating in the First Communion Learning Center on Saturday April 22. Please keep our students and families in prayer as they continue their journey in faith formation. Thank you Mrs. Wolfe for preparing our students for this special event
*Begin your morning with prayer.
*Read everyday to your child.
*Be courteous in the parking lot. Please park your vehicle and be observant of children.
*Communicate often with your child's teacher.
*Mark your calendar for Saturday May 13, Nite @ the Races event.
*Registration packets were sent home. Remember to turn in as soon as possible. We will begin accepting new enrollment on Monday April 24.
*Remember to make your extended care payments, fundraising obligations and other fees in a timely manner.
*Please note Mrs. Diane Martinez, Office Assistant, new email address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please update your records.
OLPH Scrip Program
Thank you to our families who are purchasing Scrip. Remember, Scrip is another word for gift cards or certificates. When you know you are going shopping at a retail store or vendor, you can order Scrip from us and it will be sent to you within a few days. The school receives a percentage from each Scrip ordered, which really helps. You can also order Scrip online at www.shopwithscrip.com. If you haven't registered, it is fairly easy to do so. See attached list of a few retail stores for all your shopping needs. You are welcomed to stop by the office to pick up a list of all retail stores.
Catholic Calendar, St. Mark, Evangelist, April 25
Mostly what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified as Mark of Acts 12:12. (When Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark's mother.)
Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul's refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second journey despite Barnabas's insistence, that Mark displeased Paul. Because Paul later asks Mark to visit him in prison, we may assume the trouble did not last long.
The oldest and shortest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark emphasizes Jesus' rejection by humanity while being God's triumphant envoy. Probably written for Gentile converts in Rome--after the death of Peter and Paul sometime between A.D. 60 and 70, Mark's Gospel is the gradual manifestation of "scandal" a crucified Messiah. --from americancatholic.com.
"It is good for us to break out of our set ways, because it is proper to the Heart of God to overflow with tenderness, with ever more to give. " -Pope Francis
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Most Reverend Bishop Gerald Barnes
Father Alex, Father Kien, Father John
OLPH Catholic School and Parish Community
World leaders in all nations
Those who are ill, homeless, hungry, lonely and depressed
Violence and Injustice
Peace among humanity
Our Lady of Perpetual Help pray for us and bless our school