Principal’s Corner – October 16, 2016
Dear OLMC Community,
First semester conferences will take place November 2-4th. Each of those days is a half day for the students. Next week, students will bring home conference sign-up slips. Please fill this form out as soon as possible and return it to your child’s teacher. Confirmation of your conference will come home on Thursday, October 27th.
Report cards will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, October 20th. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
I wish you all a restful and safe long weekend.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School
Happening this Week:
Don’t forget to put the following dates on your calendar:
- No School – Fall Break
October 17-18, 2016
- Extended FFT Sale Hours
October 19, 2016 (Morning only)
- First Quarter Report Cards
October 20, 2016
- Community Rewards Statement Due
October 21, 2016
- Student Council Popcorn Sale
October 21, 2016 (After School)
- Date Night Preschool Fundraiser
October 21, 2016 (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
- Junior High Pizza Sale
Every Friday (all lunchtimes)
- School Lunch Ordering Deadline
Every Saturday (by 8:00 p.m.)
- Falcon Sports
Check out our game day schedules.
How FFT Helps Our School: Medical Supplies
There is nothing more important at OLMC than the health and safety of our students. Each year, the OLMC FFT program funds our health office with supplies, teaching aides, and durable equipment to ensure that each student is treated in the event of an injury or illness. Read More>>
Vote for Burkhardt!
Don’t forget to vote for Mr. Burkhardt for this year’s STEM Day projects!
To complete the voting process, please click the link in the email confirmation you will receive after you vote. If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam filter or bulk email folder.
Please vote every day through October 31st, and encourage friends and family to vote as well! You may vote once per email address, per day. Every vote counts! Thank you for your support!
November through January Lunch Menus Now Available
Have a lunch emergency? Nothing in the fridge? Same day lunch service is available through Falcon Catering for $6.00 cash.
Falcon Catering offers you the convenience of never having to pack lunch, with nutritious and delicious hot lunch options your child is sure to enjoy. Our lunch program is getting rave reviews and gives our families one less thing to do amid the busy morning rush.
Also, the deadline to order lunches is now Saturday at 8:00 p.m. for the following week. In addition, you have the option to order for the entire month (or months) at a time. Please visit the website for ordering information.
FFT Christmas Club Countdown
Create your own Christmas Club!
Buy $20 = $200.00
Buy $30 = $300.00
Buy $50 = $500.00
September Donation Totals
This year, the student council made spirit sticks to recognize the classes with the most donations to our Works of Mercy campaign drives each month. The gold spirit stick is awarded to the class that collects the most in supply donations, and the silver spirit stick is awarded to the class with the most mission jar donations.
For the month of September, Mrs. Arnold’s 2B classroom is the proud recipient of the silver spirit stick, having donated almost $80.00 toward the $163.30 school total, benefiting Friends of Orphans.
Mrs. Bowers’ 5B classroom was awarded the gold spirit stick for September donations, having contributed 23 tubes of toothpaste to St. Vincent de Paul out of the 150-item school total.
We’d like to thank everyone for their generous contributions. For more information on our school-wide spiritual life, visit our website.
The Faces of St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul provides services to those most in need in our community. Please view the video above to learn more about the services they provide and get to know the type of people and families your donations help support. Thank your for your generosity and for contributing to our Works of Mercy campaign.
Domino’s Still Available
We still have an overabundance of Domino’s gift cards in the FFT office. Domino’s comes in $10.00 denominations and offers 8% profit. Thank you for your help moving this inventory.
Use Scrip for Everyday Spending
Fall is in the air, and it’s time to kick fundraising into high gear. Get a head start on your annual earning by ordering ShopwithScrip for all your everyday shopping.
|Barnes & Noble
|Bath & Body Works||Panera Bread|
|The Home Depot
|iTunes||Toys “R” Us|
Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, to sign up for ShopwithScrip.
Winter Sports at OLMC
Winter sports signups will begin the week of October 3rd. Parents of students in grades 5-8 interested in girls softball or boys basketball should contact Mr. Sanders to register them for the winter sports season. No tryouts necessary. Cost is $40.00 per sport. The season runs through January.
No School – Oct. 17-18th
There is no school for fall break October 17th and 18th. If you have questions, please contact our school office.
FFT Extended Hours
FFT will be available the Wednesday after fall break (October 19th) before school only. If you have any questions, contact the FFT office at 480-967-5567, ext. 2.
First Quarter Report Cards – Oct. 20th
Report cards go out Thursday, October 20th at the end of the day via e-mail. Please contact the school office if you do not receive your child’s report card by October 21st. To view the OLMC grading scale, please visit our website.
See’s Lollypops Now on Sale
Food for Thought is selling See’s Lollypops. Cost is $1.00 each at 60% profit. Flavors include chocolate and butterscotch. Also for sale, $17.00 gift certificates to See’s Candy (14.7% profit).
Student Council will be selling popcorn Friday, October 21st after school. Cost is $0.75 with proceeds benefiting student council.
Want to know more about student council? Check out our website.
Community Rewards Statement Due
In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, please bring a copy of your Fry’s account statement that reflects the amount of your donation. You may drop a printed copy off at the office, send it in with your child, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 21, 2016. You may also drop off your statement
at the FFT table at weekend Masses.
Date Night Preschool Fundraiser
OLMC Preschool is having a Date Night fundraiser
Friday, October 21, 2016
from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
in the preschool
Date night is a great opportunity for parents to drop off their children (ages 1 year-10 years) and enjoy a night out child-free. The children will enjoy recreational activities including arts and crafts, movies, face painting, and games. Pizza will be served, and supervision is provided by OLMC Preschool staff. Cost is $25.00 per child or $60.00 per family. Proceeds will benefit the preschool scholarship fund and campus improvements. Please contact Monica Ferrance, our preschool director, for more information.
Want to know more about our preschool faculty? Check out our website.
All-School Assembly – Oct. 25th
The student council will be hosting our first all-school assembly for the school year on October 25th at 2:00 p.m. in McCready Hall. Stay tuned for more details!
APESF Open House
Next month, Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund (APESF) is hosting its first open house as an opportunity to meet and mingle with those who want to know more about what they do.
Attendees may come and go at their leisure. Whether you’re a family supporting private education, an individual with an Arizona tax liability, an administrator at a valley private school, or a community member who wants to give back, this event is for you!
You’ll be able to ask questions, gather resources, watch testimonial videos and interact one-on-one with our staff. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a special giveaway! Contact Jacqueline at APESF for more information. Please see the APESF website for more details.
Seton Catholic Preparatory Open House – Nov. 5th & 9th
Seton Catholic Prepatory is holding two open houses.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come see what makes Seton exceptional! Spanish-speaking tours available. Please RSVP on the Seton website.
A Taste of Kindergarten & Preschool Open House – Nov. 11th
Know a family looking to enroll at our school? OLMC Catholic School is having our annual:
Taste of Kindergarten & Preschool Open House
November 11, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Incoming preschoolers and kindergartners for fall 2017 and their parents are encouraged to come. This open house is an opportunity for children to experience a mini day of school. While the children are having fun in the classroom, parents may attend a presentation to learn more about Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School, meet the administration, find out about our curriculum, discover how a Catholic education is affordable, and answer their questions.
All children must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2017 to attend the kindergarten open house and 3 years of age by September 1, 2017 to attend the preschool open house. Limited space is available. To reserve a space please visit our website or contact us at email@example.com or 480-967-5567.
OLMC Hot/Cold Cups Sale
Home & School is selling hot/cold cups at the Food for Thought desk in the school office. Cups are $20.00 and can be used for both hot and cold beverages.
We’re also happy to announce that 20% of your purchase goes back to your FFT minimum or rebate. They’re perfect for the upcoming crisp fall mornings, and they make great gifts. Stop by today to pick one up.
FFT Tips from the Pros
Making the most of your FFT use not only pads your tuition rebate, it also makes it possible for students to participate in new learning experiences that would not have been possible without FFT funds.
We make it a practice to share the tips and tricks our families are using to take full advantage of this fundraising program, that is of no additional cost to our families. Here’s the Wiertek Family’s top five tips>>
Do you have a FFT tip that works for your family? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming in January: Casino Night
The OLMC Dad’s Club will host their annual Casino Night on
January 21, 2017
Check-in: 5:30 p.m.
Gaming begins: 6:30 p.m.
Raffle & Auction: 9:30 p.m.
in McCready Hall
Are you interested in supporting this event? Know a company or organization looking to give back to the community? Please see our sponsorship letter to learn more.
- All-School Assembly
October 25, 2016 (2:00 p.m.)
- APESF Open House
October 25, 2016 (6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 2-4, 2016 (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
- A Taste of Kindergarten & Preschool Open House
November 11, 2016 (8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)
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