Newsletter: March 29, 2020

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

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.

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

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 cindy@olmctempe.com with a screenshot.

OLMC CHALK OUR WALK

Share your photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QfEcYHUGp87VedKp7

Chalk our walk (2)


FFT IS OPEN DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

*Keep earning profit while school is closed*

FFT Open During Closure 2020FFT 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!

cindy@olmctempe.com

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:

https://www.benefit-mobile.com/causes/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-school

ShopwithScrip:

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 @ cindy@olmctempe.com for your family code today!

FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS

fry's rewards** Fry’s profit can be screenshot and emailed to cindy@olmctempe.com **

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. 

Newsletter: March 22, 2020

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I appreciate all of your positive feedback and willingness to work with us as we move forward with the unknown. I feel so blessed to work with these educators. They have done their best to put together plans to assist the children and keep them learning under these uncertain times. I am continually working with the teachers and the Diocese to determine the best plan moving forward. This week we are moving to Google Classroom in grades 4th through 8th and starting to use Google Meet so students can see each other and their teachers. As we have to continue with distance learning, we will move to more recorded and live online lessons.

If you have not had the opportunity to sign up to pick up your children’s books and supplies yet, here is the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084AAEA628AAF49-olmc

*When you come to get the supplies, please do NOT get out of your car. We will give you a form to sign that states you will return the books on Meet the Teacher Day on Monday, August 10th or you will pay to replace the hardback books. You can also print out the form ahead of time and bring it with you to pick up. Put the car in park and pop open your trunk. We will put the supplies in your car, and you will be on your way. We love talking with our families, but this will be a very busy time!

We will also have Spirit Week this week! We thought this would be a fun way to stay connected! Here are the themes:

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: 80’s Day

Wednesday: Disney Day

Thursday: Favorite Sports Team Day

Friday: Be extra nice to your parents Day! 

Here is the link to share your photos as we want to post them: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QfEcYHUGp87VedKp7

I hope you are taking the time daily for self care, prayer and a moment to remember how blessed we are to have each other during these stressful times. I miss the children terribly and look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Remember, we are partners with you and are willing to work with you so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pray for Us,

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

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

 

  • School Supply Pickup (Drive thru only)
    Thursday-Friday, March 26-27, 2020, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sign up for a pick up time (one slot per FAMILY, NOT per student): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084AAEA628AAF49-olmc

You can print the textbook waiver form and bring it with you to pickup.
Textbook Waiver Form


SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK

Share your photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QfEcYHUGp87VedKp7

 

Spirit Week during closure 2020

FFT DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

*Keep earning profit while school is closed*

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:

https://www.benefit-mobile.com/causes/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-school

ShopwithScrip:

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 @ cindy@olmctempe.com for your family code today!

FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS

fry's rewards** Fry’s profit can be screenshot and emailed to cindy@olmctempe.com **

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. 

SEE’S EASTER CANDY SALES

Place an order online, and Cindy will email you to set up a pick up time. Questions? Email Cindy Younger at cindy@olmctempe.com.

2020 See's Easter Candy pic

Newsletter: March 15, 2020

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

Well, I have rewritten this Principal Corner several times this past week! How unusual of a situation we are in with this virus. I know that closing for this week may have caused some of you hardships with childcare, so please know that this decision was made after a lot of thought and prayer.  With that being said, this is the most current information I am able to pass on to you.

We are closed for TWO weeks, March 16th through the 27th. There will be no St. Joseph’s Day celebration for the first graders and no Coffree on Friday of this week. The Junior High was supposed to go on Retreat Friday, too, and this has also been cancelled. Greek Night for the 6th graders has been postponed as well as the Annual Parish Festival on the 28th. We will let you know when they will be rescheduled.

The Dads’ Club fundraiser this Thursday at Someburros is also cancelled. The point of the school closure is to stay home and away from people who may be contagious. This is not a time to gather as a community. We will soon be able to do this!

Check your email on Tuesday morning as the teachers will have assignments ready for the students. We will work with you and your children. The school will be open for parents of children in grades 4 and 5 to borrow a Chromebook if you do not have a computer for your child to use. Please do not bring your child/children and if you traveled out of the country or to any of the identified high risk areas, do not come to the school. Again, we will work with you. It is important that you have your children keep up on their school work. Email the teachers between 8am and 3pm if you have any questions.

Prayers to your family to remain healthy and safe,

Dr. Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

  • No School
    Monday-Friday, March 16-27, 2020
  • All School Events Cancelled or Postponed
    Monday-Friday, March 16-27, 2020