Newsletter: January 20, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I wanted to begin by saying what a hit Casino Night was on Saturday night! Thank you to the Dad’s Club for hosting such a fun night! Thank you to all who attended. Your support is appreciated!

We had the Spelling Bee this past Thursday. The winner was Madeline Pabst in 8thgrade and the runner up was Adam Wiertek in the 5thgrade. Congratulations to all the participants. They did great! Madeline will be participating in the Diocesan Spelling Bee on January 29th. We wish her the best!

On Back to School Night, Mrs. Kubicki gave information about signing up for FlockNote. We have been sending our text reminders of events at the school via this service. If you have not signed up for FlockNote there is a link below to do so. You may also go to the website www.olmcschool.info

Catholic Schools Week will begin on Sunday, January 27th. At the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, we will have our school children doing the readings and bringing up the gifts. We ask that you have your child/children wear his/her uniforms. We will be giving tours after the 9 and 11 am Masses. If you know any potential OLMC families, please encourage them to attend.

On Monday, January 28thwe will begin the week with Mass at 8am. Please be cognizant of this change. The students will go from morning care into the Church and meet their teachers in their usual Mass seating. Parents, you are always welcome to stay and pray with us.

Due to the campus being closed this summer for renovations, there will be no summer care offered this year.

Do not forget the Papa John’s Pizza sale benefiting the school was moved to this Friday. You may also use your FFT gift cards to purchase the pizza. Thank you for your support!

On February 2ndArizona Catholic Schools Disabilities Fund (ACSDF) will be hosting a meeting for parents of students with exceptional needs. If you are interested the flyer is below.

I hope your long weekend was restful!

Kelly 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

URGENT: Tuition and Registration for 2019-20

⇒Order Papa John’s Pizza on Friday, January 25 at these local stores

⇒Congratulate the Second Quarter Honor Roll students

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒Donate to the SVdP Food Drive for Catholic Schools Week

⇒Bring in oranges for Field Day snacks, accepted January 24-29

⇒Volunteer to help with Field Day

⇒Turn in registration forms for 5-8 Girls Basketball/Boys Baseball

⇒RSVP for the Arizona Catholic Schools Disabilities Fund (ACSDF) Meeting

⇒Check out the current Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Join the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry for their Winter Retreat

⇒Register for the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry’s Spring Session

⇒Consider attending the Desert Morning for Prayer and Discernment

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

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒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. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ACTIVITIES

SVdP FOOD DRIVE

csw food drive pic

FIELD DAY NEEDS ORANGES

orange donations

FIELD DAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

field day 2019

FIELD DAY NEEDS YOU!

It takes many volunteers to have a successful and fun day for the students.

Please consider spending the afternoon from 12:15 – 3:00 pm with us.

Field Day is an afternoon of fun and games for all the children at OLMC. We break the kids into three levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each level is divided into groups of 4-6 children.  These children will then go to 15 different stations with their group and play a game against another group. We need at least 1-2 parents for each station at each level.  The games are not hard, and all instructions and materials and setup will be provided for you.

Home & School will provide lunch for each volunteer at 12:15.

Sign up by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cabaf2fab9-field4

See you on Field Day!

LeeAnne Cardenas, Field Day coordinator

jnlcardenas@msn.com

Call/text 602-578-5777


5. SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to those students who earned second quarter honors.

q2 honor roll

Newsletter: January 13, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

Second semester is officially underway. It was great to welcome the students back to campus this week!

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 30th. Attached are the tuition rates. Packets will come home with the students next Tuesday, January 22nd. If you do not belong to the parish and want to receive the In-Parish tuition rate, you need to take the Parish certification to your church as soon as possible. This will need to be returned with the registration packet.

Next Friday, support OLMC by purchasing pizza from Papa John’s. There are four locations willing to give 20% of the sale back to the school. Make it an even better deal and purchase your FFT prior to going to pick it up. After a long week of work, doesn’t a pizza sound great?!? Flyers will be sent home this week with locations. Thank you for your support!

Saturday night is Casino Night! Please stop by the office to purchase your tickets. I look forward to seeing you there!

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive begins this week. The flyer is attached.

Have a wonderful week,

Kelly 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

URGENT: Tuition and Registration for 2019-20

⇒Donate to the SVdP Food Drive for Catholic Schools Week

⇒Buy your tickets for the Dad’s Club Casino Night

Sign up to help out at the Dad’s Club Casino Night

⇒Volunteer to help with Field Day

⇒Turn in registration forms for 5-8 Girls Basketball/Boys Baseball

⇒Read the December 2018 TRIP Report

⇒Check out the current Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Join the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry for their Winter Retreat

⇒Register for the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry’s Spring Session

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

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒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. 2019-20 TUITION, RE-REGISTRATION, & SCHOLARSHIPS

TUITION AND RE-REGISTRATION

Read: Tuition and Registration for 2019-20

OF NOTE:

  • Please read the above document for new tuition rates and registration information.
  • Re-registration packets will be sent home with your oldest child on Tuesday, January 22nd.
  • List new Kindergarten students on the front of the paperwork. After the Registration Forms are turned in, additional Kindergarten paperwork will be sent home after March 1st.
  • Registration Fee: $125 per family  Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2019. LATE Registration Fee: $250 per family.
  • From Jan 30-Feb 8, 2019, tables will be set up in McCready Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. AND in the Library 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Note: Feb 1st11:30 am -2:30 pm due to early dismissal) to accept your completed Registration Forms or to assist and answer any questions regarding them.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Many scholarship applications are now open for the 2019-20 school year. Please see the updated list below for dates and links.
2019– 20 Scholarship Application Opening Dates

 

Of special note, Catholic Education Arizona’s (CEA) application procedure has changed from two rounds to one. From the Tuition and Registration document:

Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) – The scholarship application process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019.  The application deadline is Monday, April 15th There will only be ONE ROUND for CEA this year.  There WILL NOT be a Second Round, so be sure to meet the April 15thdeadline if you wish to be considered for a scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. (No Exceptions.)  All applications must be completed online at www.fairapp.com including all required uploaded documents.  Application is not complete until FAIR receives all required documentation. Applicants will receive an email from FAIR stating either your application is complete or further documents are required.  The fee is $27.00.  The school code is 700 and the school password is cea700.  Parents will be notified of the disposition of your submitted application from CEA by June 30, 2019 (estimated date).


5. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ACTIVITIES AND FALCON SPRING SPORTS

SVdP FOOD DRIVE

csw food drive pic

FIELD DAY

field day 2019

FIELD DAY NEEDS YOU!

It takes many volunteers to have a successful and fun day for the students.

Please consider spending the afternoon from 12:15 – 3:00 pm with us.

Field Day is an afternoon of fun and games for all the children at OLMC. We break the kids into three levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each level is divided into groups of 4-6 children.  These children will then go to 15 different stations with their group and play a game against another group. We need at least 1-2 parents for each station at each level.  The games are not hard, and all instructions and materials and setup will be provided for you.

Home & School will provide lunch for each volunteer at 12:15.

Sign up by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cabaf2fab9-field4

See you on Field Day!

LeeAnne Cardenas, Field Day coordinator

jnlcardenas@msn.com

Call/text 602-578-5777

 

SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

spring sportsregistrationRegistration is now open for Spring Sports.

CYAA Spring Sports are 5th-8th grade Girls Basketball and 5th-8th grade Boys Baseball. If you are interested in registering your student, sports packets can be picked up in the front office or printed here http://www.olmcschool.info/parent-forms.

Please complete all paperwork in the packet and return to the front office. Registration will close on 1/25/19. Please contact Mr. Sanders with any questions.


 

2019 OLMC FESTIVAL “CONNECT WITH US” NEWS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The festival committee is searching for volunteers to fill the following lead positions – Executive Committee Chairman for Games & Booths, Book Sale and Sno-Cone, Popcorn & Ice Cream.  The leads would be responsible for tasks leading up to the festival and day of the festival, including setting up, overseeing the festival day volunteers, and cleaning up. Contact our festival chairman, Jamon Reval, for more information.

Newsletter: January 6, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break. I am excited to welcome the children back tomorrow. Even though they were only away from school for two weeks, they always seem to grow and change so much over the break! We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this second semester.

On Monday, the kindergarteners will begin to play on their new playground! I appreciate everyone’s patience with this process. It looks wonderful. Thank you to Jeff Harb, owner of Harb Renovations, for all his hard work. Thank you also to the Dad’s Club who came out Tuesday night to help transport the old play set and clean up the playground. It looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the faces of the children and teachers when they see it!!

Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, January 9th.

Friday, January 11this a half day Spirit Jeans Day. The children may wear their jeans and spirit shirts. They will be dismissed at 12:30.

Saturday, January 12this the HSPT for all the 8thgrade students who are applying to Catholic high schools.

Saturday, January 19ththe Dad’s Club will also be hosting Casino Night. If you have not had the opportunity to purchase your tickets, please stop by the office to do so. Additionally, we are still looking for sponsors. If you are willing to be a sponsor for the event, please let me know! Supporting Casino Night through your attendance or sponsorship is one way to help us raise the 20% we need for our portion of the Shea Grant. More about this fundraising is to come in future communication.

The last week of January is Catholic Schools Week. We will be looking for volunteers for Field Day on Tuesday, January 29th from noon to 3. We will also be collecting food for St. Vincent de Paul, and all the children will be working together to pack food boxes that week. As we get closer to Catholic Schools Week, an itinerary of all the events we have planned will be sent home.

Finally, as we begin the second semester, I want to take an opportunity to thank all our parent volunteers who give so much to the school. You truly help build community and enrich the experiences the children have here at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. If you have not had the opportunity to volunteer at the school, please stop by the office. We always have lots of things for you to do!

Happy New Year and God bless,

Kelly 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.

  • School Resumes – Third Quarter Begins
    Monday, January 7, 2019
  • FFT Available-Morning Only
    Monday, January 7, 2019
    7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • FFT Regular Hours Resume
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
    7:45-8:45 a.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m. (12:00-1:00 p.m. Early Release)
  • Report Cards
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Early Release-Spirit Jeans Day
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    12:30 p.m.
  • HSPT for 8th Graders
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Free Middle School Football Camp
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., SCP
  • Register for OLMC Parish Women’s Spring Session
    Sunday, January 13 & 20, 2019
    After all Masses
  • Dad’s Club Casino Night
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    5:00-9:30 p.m.
  • No School – MLK Day Observed
    Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Fry’s Quarterly Statements due for TRIP
    Friday, January 25, 2019
  • OLMC Parish Women’s Winter Retreat 
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    8:00 a.m. Mass in Church, Retreat 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in McCready Hall

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Buy your tickets for the Dad’s Club Casino Night

Sign up to help out at the Dad’s Club Casino Night

⇒Apply for the TOPS Scholarship

⇒Check out the current Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Attend the FREE Middle School Winter Football Camp at SCP

⇒Join the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry for their Winter Retreat

⇒Register for the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry’s Spring Session

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

⇒Stay up-to-date with  Scholarship Applications for 2018-19

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒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. TOPS FOR KIDS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Download the Scholarship Information here: TOPS Scholarship Stories

TOPS Scholarship Stories


5. NEWS FROM FFT & TRIP

FFT 2018-19-PLEASE REVIEW YOUR FFT RenWeb STATEMENT TODAY!
As a courtesy, 2018-19 FFT Remaining Balance Statements were emailed out on 12-27-18.  Any FFT earned between 12-27-18 and 04-30-19 will be applied to your account and reduce your running balance. You still have time to meet your FFT minimum, so keep purchasing! Please contact Cindy Younger at cindy@olmctempe.com with any questions regarding your current balance or other FFT questions.

FRY’S QUARTERLY STATEMENTS DUE

fry's rewardsThe cycle ran from September 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,408.48!

In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you must bring us a copy from 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 who 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 January 25th to have the credit applied to this years rebate. 

*** GREAT NEWS:  We now have Fry’s back in our inventory.  We are carrying $50’s, $100’s, $250’s & $500’s at 4%.

Link as many VIP cards to OLMC as possible!