Dear OLMC Community,
This past weekend was supposed to be the festival. Everything seems so surreal. Our biggest fundraisers of the year are the Parish Festival, our FFT Scrip Program and the Gala. With the loss of revenue from the festival, we will be looking at different avenues to compensate for this loss. These fundraising events help lower tuition. I will keep you posted about the new fundraising opportunities.
It was wonderful to see everyone at the book pick-up! Thank you for being patient and so incredibly supportive! Thank you also to those who purchased scrip. Your minimum needs to be met by April 30th. You can still purchase scrip. See the FFT information in the next section.
We were very fortunate to have a local building maintenance contractor provide electrostatic disinfecting with Coronavirus approved chemicals to all the surfaces the children might touch throughout the school. We are so very grateful to them!
The teachers have been holding classes in Google Meet Classrooms. It has come to my attention that some of the children are meeting in these classrooms after the class. Please be cognizant that this is taking place and I am asking that the children are not to meet in these classrooms. If you want your child to talk with friends, please create your own zoom or classroom that you can monitor. We do not want any Safe Environment issues. Please speak with your children.
As we find a routine in this educational transition, we are asking that you partner with us in ensuring the children are continuing their studies. I have had several teachers ask what to do when the children are not completing their work and I told them to email the children and the parents. Please help us assist the children in ending the year strong and making the best out of a tough situation.
Thank you for all of the Spirit Week pictures. Next week we are asking you to have the children write sweet messages and draw pictures on the sidewalk. We would love to see Bible quotes, inspirational messages or pictures the children have drawn. Send these pictures to the google photo link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QfEcYHUGp87VedKp7
Amazon is offering free book streaming. Here is the link: ttps://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
DreamBox is also offering free Math Games: Dreambox.com
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pray for us.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
- No School
Monday-Friday, March 16 – April 10, 2020
- All School Events Cancelled or Postponed
Monday-Friday, March 16 – April 10, 2020
- OLMC Chalk Our Walk
Monday-Friday, March 30 – April 3, 2020
- Fry’s Community Rewards Statements due
Monday, April 7, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a screenshot.
OLMC CHALK OUR WALK
Share your photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QfEcYHUGp87VedKp7
FFT IS OPEN DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
*Keep earning profit while school is closed*
FFT is still open
Thursday, April 30th is the last day to purchase FFT for this year.
Have you met your minimum?
Email Cindy to check your profit today!
Orders can be placed at www.olmctempe.info for pick up in the church office on Tuesdays or Fridays only! Tuesday orders must be placed by Monday night. Friday orders must be placed by Thursday night.
MOBILE SCRIP PROGRAMS
Now available – 2 online scrip programs, what will you choose or will you use them both?
OLMC’s FFT program has teamed with Benefit, a mobile app that allows you to instantly purchase digital gift cards to use online or in stores! When you buy using the app, retailers contribute 2 – 20% of your transaction back to our school and your TRIP account. This app allows you to pay the exact amount due and allows credit cards. (The percentage earned is lower when you use a credit card vs a checking account.)
Perfect timing! With school closed, what better time to enroll in this new app and earn your FFT commitment!
Follow the steps in this link to join today:
We still have our ShopwithScrip online scrip program as well. With ShopwithScrip, you can only choose the SurePay (checking or savings) option if you want to receive your scrip immediately. When choosing SurePay, you will receive higher percentages because there are no credit card fees and ShopwithScrip does have at least 3 times more stores/restaurants available. We have 100+ families that use ShopwithScrip and love it.
Email Cindy @ email@example.com for your family code today!
FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS
** Fry’s profit can be screenshot and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org **
OLMC has received our disbursement from the Fry’s Community Rewards Program!
The cycle ran from December 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,312.69!
In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you must bring us a copy of your Fry’s account that reflects the amount of your donation. Please drop off your statement in the school office or send it in your FFT envelope.
Forward this information to any family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors that may be donating on your behalf and have them follow the above steps. Please notate your student/family name on the statement.
Please turn in your statement by April 7th, to have the credit applied to this year’s rebate.