Newsletter: March 17, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

This weekend was the 1stAnnual Mother/Son Kickball event. The weather was perfect! Thank you to the Home and School Board for putting on such a fun event! Thank you also to the Dad’s Club and all the volunteers for their support grilling and refereeing the games. What a great time!

On Wednesday, March 20thwe will be hosting a Kindergarten Information Night. It will take place in the library at 6:30pm. This meeting is for all incoming kindergarten families. If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please come! If you know anyone who may be interested in kindergarten for their child in the Fall, please encourage them to come, too. You may register for the event on our website www.olmcschool.info.

We had Greek Night this past week, which was fantastic. The children did a wonderful job and were proud of themselves! I want to give a special thank you to Mrs. McDonough, Mrs. Pivonka, Mrs. Mulligan, and Coach Sanders for all their hard work.

We also had Reconciliation this week for the second graders and a few upper grade students who had not received this sacrament. Thank you to the Faith Formation Committee for their beautiful invitation and lovely reception after the penance service.

Looking forward to this week, first grade students will be celebrating Dad on the Feast of St. Joseph, Tuesday, March 19th.

The third quarter ended on Friday, March 15th. Report cards will be emailed on Wednesday, March 20th.

The fifth grade students will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 22ndat 2:15pm in the Church. All parents are welcome to attend.

If your child sold $50.00 in Festival Raffle tickets and have turned them in, he/she is eligible for Pajama Day this Thursday. The teachers will be given a list of the students eligible on Wednesday and will notify the children. The pajamas must have a top and bottom and they must cover the midriff.

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

2018-19 School Year Calendar – Printable

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.


3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Visit the school website for everything about the OLMC Festival, “Connect with Us”

⇒Buy FFT Cards T/Th/F, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. or order ahead online

⇒⇒Meet your FFT Minimum by donating cards to the Festival Auction

⇒Attend or invite another family to attend the Kindergarten Information Night

⇒Connect with old friends on the OLMC Alumni Facebook page

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Apply for scholarships

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒Click the links in the side bar to learn more about diocesan Catholic high schools

⇒Encourage 4-8th graders who need homework help to attend Learning Labs

Order school lunches for the week or more at olmc.boonli.com

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. 2019 OLMC FESTIVAL “CONNECT WITH US”

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


5. NEW FESTIVAL ACTIVITY THIS WEEK

How to Avoid Festival Hour Charges

The Festival is less than a month away, but there are still many families who have signed up for zero or less than six of their required volunteer hours. Per the school contract, if you do not complete the required Festival hours, you will be charged $100.00 per hour not completed.

To ensure you will not be charged, sign-up for Festival hours via the sign-up genius before Sunday, March 31st at midnight. As a reminder, the tabs/drop down menu at the top of the sign-up show additional volunteer categories. Also, on the day of the Festival, all volunteers must sign-in at the volunteer booth, located outside of the southeast entrance of McCready Hall. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Hall, with any questions.


 Festival Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament picThis year’s Festival includes the first ever Cornhole Tournament. The event will be ongoing throughout the day at the festival. Anyone interested in playing in the tournament should contact Pat Stover at pstover@ndpsaints.org with their name and a partner’s name. The committee can then build brackets and establish playing times. A small donation for participation would be appreciated. Winners will earn a trophy to be displayed in the school office.

To make this event a success, the committee is asking to borrow Cornhole sets. If you have one you can lend to the Festival tournament, please contact Henry Terrazas at henryterrazas@gmail.com.

Visit playcornhole.org to see rules of play.


 Festival Auction Features Amazing Getaways

Check out two of the amazing items featured at this year’s Festival auctions:

Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway

Lake Tahoe pic

Broadway in Chicago

Broadway in Chicago pic

 

Newsletter: March 10, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

The donor card for the Shea Family Charites was mailed this past Friday. When you have completed the Donor Card, please send it back to the office. You may also donate online at www.olmcschool.info. Thank you in advance for your generous gift. We cannot make this happen without your assistance. We have our donation thermometers hanging up around the school, and I look forward to watching these thermometers “heat” up!

There is no school on Monday, March 11th. Dad’s Club will be having their monthly meeting at 5:30pm at Devil’s Advocate. If you have not been to a meeting before, now is the time! It is very casual, and all Dads, Uncles and Grandpas are invited!

The sixth grade students will have their Greek Night this Wednesday. The students have been practicing daily. It should be a fun night for the sixth graders and their families.

Thursday Dad’s Club is hosting a fundraiser at Someburros on Mill and Baseline. From the hours of 9am to 9pm you may bring the Someburros ticket which will come home with your child/children and 20% percent of your purchase will go back to the school. We will have a separate table outside the office Thursday morning selling only Someburros FFT and extra tickets to bring with you when you purchase your food. You can go for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner! All the proceeds from this sale will go toward the Shea Homes Grant.

Reconciliation will take place this Friday, March 15thfor the second graders and a few of the older students who have not received this sacrament. Parents are welcome to come. Please keep them in your prayers this week.

The seventh grade students also have their retreat at Resurrection on Friday, March 15th. Please keep them in your prayers too.

Next Saturday is the 1stAnnual Mother/Son Kickball Tournament. I hope to see you there! They will have hot dogs and hamburgers, which was included in the registration. Additionally, Kona Ice will be for sale! Looking forward to a fun morning!

Have a nice weekend, and I will see you Tuesday!

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

2018-19 School Year Calendar – Printable

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • Soda Ring Toss and Book Sale Donation Drive
    Monday, March 4 – Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • No School
    Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Dad’s Club Monthly Meeting
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    5:30 p.m., Devil’s Advocate
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • Sixth Grade Greek Night
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • Dad’s Club Fundraiser at Someburros (Mill & Baseline)
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • End of Third Quarter
    Friday, March 15, 2019
  • First Reconciliation
    Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Seventh Grade Retreat
    Friday, March 15, 2019, Resurrection
  • First annual Mother-Son Kickball
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Report Cards
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Kids Raffle Sale Deadline to earn Food/Game Tickets
    Friday, March 22, 2019

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Visit the school website for everything about the OLMC Festival, “Connect with Us”

⇒Buy FFT Cards T/Th/F, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. or order ahead online

⇒Connect with old friends on the OLMC Alumni Facebook page

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Apply for scholarships

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒Click the links in the side bar to learn more about diocesan Catholic high schools

⇒Encourage 4-8th graders who need homework help to attend Learning Labs

Order school lunches for the week or more at olmc.boonli.com

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. 2019 OLMC FESTIVAL “CONNECT WITH US”

Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


5. NEW FESTIVAL ACTIVITY THIS WEEK

VIP PARKING PASSES

Festival Parking


NEXT KID’S RAFFLE SALES DEADLINE

The next Kid’s Raffle sales deadline is approaching! Students who sell the following dollar amounts of Kid’s Raffle tickets and turn in their sales by Friday, March 22nd can earn FREE tickets to be used on games or food booths at the Festival.

  • $150 in raffle ticket sales = 25 Game/Food Tickets
  • $250 in raffle ticket sales = 50 Game/Food Tickets
  • $300 in raffle ticket sales = 75 Game/Food Tickets

**Dollar amount must be sold by 3/22/19

If you have any questions about the Kid’s Raffle, please contact Erin Kirchardt at 602-391-7405.


SUPER RAFFLE

OLMC is proud to present our annual Festival Super Raffle.

  • Grand prize: $10,000
  • 2nd prize: $2,000
  • 3rd prize: $500

There are many opportunities to purchase Super Raffle tickets. Tickets are $50.00 each and available now at the parish and school offices during normal business hours. They will also be sold after Masses at OLMC parish during Festival Presale weekend, March 30th and 31st. Finally, tickets will be available at the festival. Simply fill out the ticket with the name you would like announced following the live auction at the festival and return it to the OLMC parish or school office with your payment. Winners will be announced at the festival but need not be present to win. Please see Fr. John’s letter for further information.

Newsletter: March 3, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

Last week we had our Open House for the Kindergarten and Preschool. It went very well! We are going to offer a new incentive to families who bring new students to OLMC school or preschool. If you refer a family, when they register and pay their fees there will be a line on the form stating, “Whom may I thank for referring you to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel?” Please have your referral put your family name and you will receive a $100.00 FFT card of your choice. The new family must put your name on the registration form at time of registration to be eligible for the FFT “thank you”. This does not count for families moving from OLMC preschool to OLMC elementary school or families who left and came back.

We will have a change on the calendar for the last day of school. Shea Homes needs to begin construction on Friday, May 24th. We will now have the end of the year parties on Thursday, May 23rd. The children will also receive their report cards this day and it will be the last day for Kid’s Club. On the last day of school, May 24th, we ask that the families bring their children to 8 am Mass to close out the school year. Parents will need to stay for Mass. After Mass the children are done for the school year. The campus will not be open this day. There is no childcare on Friday, May 24th.

We had our Festival Kick Off Coffree on Friday! Thank you so much for the cake and all the kind words. It was wonderful to see so many people attend! I enjoyed talking about the wonderful changes that will be taking place on our campus with the Shea Family Charities Grant. A letter about the grant and the Donor cards will be coming home later this week.

We begin Lent this week with our Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:00am. Please note the time change. Additionally, there is distribution of ashes at noon so please be patient in the parking lot as this is a 12:30 dismissal day for conferences. We will also dismiss on Thursday at 12:30. There is no school on Friday, March 8thand Monday, March 11th. The teachers will be at a Diocesan Inservice on Friday.

Thursday is our first Festival t-shirt jeans day. The children may wear their new festival t-shirts and jeans to school this day! Remember we are also collecting three 2-liter bottles of soda for the ring toss and seeking donations for the auction baskets.

Have a great week,

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

2018-19 School Year Calendar – Printable

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • Soda Ring Toss and Book Sale Donation Drive
    Monday, March 4 – Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • School Mass-Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    9:00 a.m.
  • Early Release – Parent Teacher Conferences
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    12:30 p.m.
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in-Deadline to submit sales for PJ Day
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • Early Release – PTC – Festival Shirt/Jeans Day
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    12:30 p.m.
  • No School – Diocesan In-Service
    Friday, March 8, 2019
  • No School
    Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • Kids Raffle Sale Turn-in
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    7:15-8:15 a.m., Continues all T/Th through 4/4/19
  • End of Third Quarter
    Friday, March 15, 2019
  • First annual Mother-Son Kickball
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Visit the school website for everything about the OLMC Festival, “Connect with Us”

⇒Connect with old friends on the OLMC Alumni Facebook page

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Apply for scholarships

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒Click the links in the side bar to learn more about diocesan Catholic high schools

⇒Encourage 4-8th graders who need homework help to attend Learning Labs

Order school lunches for the week or more at olmc.boonli.com

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Contribute to and share the Falcon Fund-a-Need Campaign with friends of OLMC

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. 2019 OLMC FESTIVAL “CONNECT WITH US”

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


5. NEW FESTIVAL ACTIVITY THIS WEEK

OLMC SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS NEED YOU!

The OLMC Parish Festival Auction Committee is looking for donations to the silent and live auctions and every donation helps. Do you have Christmas or birthday gifts you would like to regift or things you meant to return but never got around to it? Perhaps you want to clean out your gift stash or birthday closet or maybe you have season tickets you are not going to be able to use? Donations can be dropped off in the school office.

Need some more ideas? Some favorite past auction items include:

  • Sporting Goods
  • Electronics
  • Bicycles
  • Religious Items
  • Jewelry
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Patio Furniture
  • Home Decor
  • Event Tickets
  • Hotel Stays
  • Donations of Services

Please also consider asking for donations from businesses you patronize or businesses seeking additional advertising exposure. We’re happy to promote the businesses who support our festival! For more information please contact Auction Chair, Carey Anthony.

 

Finally, students are asked to donate FFT gift cards to the auctions based on grade level themes.Festival Auction pic


SODA BOTTLE RING TOSS AND BOOK SALE DONATION DRIVE

Soda Book Sale pic