Newsletter: November 18, 2018

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I wanted to begin with a thank you to Home and School for the “Coffree” on Friday. It was a time for fellowship.

This week we will be a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Our all-school Mass will be on Tuesday at 2 pm. The students will need to wear their mass uniforms on Tuesday.

On Wednesday we will have STEM day. This year we are focusing on using Literature with STEM. Each grade has a specific book they will be reading and then creating projects that coincide with the story. For example, the kindergarten and first grade students will be reading the Three Little Pigs and then creating their own houses. The teachers will use hair dryers to see which house can withstand the wind! It is going to be a great day! If you are available to help volunteer, please sign up!

We will end the week with rosary at noon on Wednesday. You are always welcome to join.

If you have not had the opportunity to sign up for the St. Nick’s breakfast, there is still plenty of time; however, space is limited. This event will include breakfast, a 5×7 photo with St. Nicholas, letter writing, crafts and games. The sign-up sheet is included in the newsletter. The event will take place on December 15thfrom 8:30 to 10:30 am in McCready Hall. I hope to see you there!

There will be no Learning Lab on Tuesday, November 20th.

Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Mrs. Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


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.

  • Cub Scout Meeting
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    6:15 p.m., McCready Hall
  • School Mass – Mass Dress
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
  • Running Club Practices Begin
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • No Learning Labs
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Papa John’s Night of Hope Fundraiser
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Order Online All Day
  • No School Mass – Regular Uniform Dress – STEM DAY
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Rosary
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    12:00 p.m.
  • Early Dismissal – STEM Day
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • No School – Thanksgiving Holiday
    Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, 2018
  • Dad’s Club Family Movie Night
    Saturday, December 1, 2018
    5:30 p.m., OLMC School Field

PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Attend the next Cub Scout Meeting

⇒Order Papa John’s online Tuesday to benefit Diocese of Phoenix’s Night of Hope

⇒Join us for Dad’s Club Movie Night

⇒Register for St. Nick Breakfast

⇒Save the date for the Dad’s Club Casino Night

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒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


ORDER PAPA JOHN’S FOR A NIGHT OF HOPE

Your local Papa John’s is partnering with the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools to support Night of Hope in raising money for emergency scholarships for families. We know Thanksgiving is upon us, and who wants to worry about cooking so close to the big day? Let Papa John’s help you this Tuesday (all day) and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Night of Hope. This is an easy way to have a family fun meal and support a wonderful cause.

Order ONLINE ONLY at papajohns.com and enter the Promo Code:  AZLOCAL50

Papa Johns Night of Hope


DAD’S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT

DC Movie NightDecember 1, 2018
5:30 p.m.
OLMC School Field
Free admission
$3 for a meal of pizza, chips, and a water.
There will also be some snacks available.
Remember to bring chairs and/or blankets!

ST. NICK BREAKFAST

St. Nick Breakfast Registration Forms can be turned in to the office.

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OLMC FESTIVAL 2019 Connect With Us! LOGO CONTEST WINNERS

The festival committee asked the talented OLMC students to submit designs for this year’s festival logo and once again they did not disappoint. There were a total of 17 designs submitted! Thank you for all the wonderful designs.

Congratulations to this year’s festival logo contest winners:

Winning Entries– Festival T-Shirt & Ride Wrist Band

2 Winners:  Madeline Pabst (8B) & Talissa Craig (8A)

1st Runner-Up– Festival T-Shirt & $5 Dutch Bros. Gift Card

Abby Paugh (3B)

2nd Runner-Up– Festival T-Shirt

Andrew Pabst (4A)

The winning designs will be used as a logo on the festival T-Shirts, souvenir cups, and all of our festival-related items. T-shirts will be on sale in the coming months.

Thank you,

OLMC Festival Committee ~ festival@olmcschool.info

Newsletter: November 11, 2018

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

On Monday, November 12th we will host our annual Taste of Kindergarten presentation from 8:30 a.m.-10:00. If you know of any families who have children and may be interested in joining the OLMC community, please direct them to our website for more information. There is still time to register!

Progress Reports for the second quarter will be emailed on Wednesday, November 14th.

We will have the FFT credit card week coming up November 13, 15 and 16 so please take this opportunity to stock up for Christmas.

On Friday, November 16thwe will have a Coffree. Please join us in McCready Hall for some free drinks, a light breakfast and fellowship. Additionally, we will be selling FFT and used uniforms. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Kelly Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


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.

  • A Taste of Kindergarten
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    8:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Deadline for Festival Logo Contest Entries
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    3:30 p.m.
  • FFT Free Charge Week (All Cards 4%+)
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, November 13, 15-16, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Progress Reports
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Deadline for Running Club Registration
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • “Coffree”
    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Before school
  • End of Early Registration for Casino Night
    Friday, November 16, 2018
  • End of Pre-Sale Prices for St. Nick Breakfast
    Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Running Club Practices Begin
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Early Dismissal – STEM Day
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    12:30 p.m.

PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Encourage young artists to enter the 2019 Festival Logo Contest

⇒Plan for Free Charge Week with NEW Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Take advantage of Pre-Sale prices for St. Nick Breakfast

⇒Register K-6th graders for Running Club

⇒Send your used uniforms in to the office for the November 16th sale

⇒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


OLMC RUNNING CLUB – CORRECTION

I would love to have your children join us for the Running Club.  We are highly encouraging participating in at least one of the races. We want to get our OLMC school spirit out in the community!
The base fee for Running Club will be $25 plus any additional race fees (below).

RUNNING CLUB RACES

12K’s of Christmas – $20
Saturday, 12.8.18 at Freestone Park in Gilbert
1.2K run (3/4 mile)

Kids Rock Arizona – $26
Saturday, 1.19.19 at Tempe Beach Park
1 mile run

The Nun Run – $20
Saturday, 3.2.19 at Kiwanis Park
1 mile run

Pat’s Run – $5
Saturday, 4.27.19 at ASU Sun Devil Stadium
.42 mile run

Please mark which races you would like to attend on the Running Club registration form. Please return the forms to the school office.  For any questions contact Lindie Spargo at spargofamily3006@gmail.com or 515-883-0092.
I want to help instill a love for exercise in the children and have fun doing it. Children get such a great feeling of accomplishment after completing a race!
If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Lindie Spargo

The program is open to all students in K-6thgrade.  Please have your permission slips in by November 15th.  Practices will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Running Club Permission Slips


LIMITED QUANTITY SPIRIT SHIRTS AVAILABLE

olmc-falconThere are a limited number of girls Falcon spirit shirts available in the school office for $5.00.  The only sizes available are YS 5/6, YM 7/8, and YL 10/12.  As there are a limited number, sales will be on a first come, first served basis.


SECOND ANNUAL ST. NICK BREAKFAST

St. Nick Breakfast Registration Forms can be turned in to the office.


FFT FREE CHARGE WEEK

Take advantage of Free Charge Week to stock up on FFT gift cards for Christmas shopping and gifting!

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 13, 15, 16, 2018

Even better: shop the sales! Here are the current Bonus and Overstock cards.

Free credit card week 18


“COFFREE” TIME!

NOV Coffree 2018


DAD’S CLUB ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT

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The OLMC Dads’ Club will host its annual Casino Night on January 19, 2019 in McCready Hall. Proceeds raised will fund needed school improvements and will prove to be a fun evening, great date night and a positive fundraising opportunity.

Included in ticket price:

  • Casino Games-Blackjack, Craps, Roulette
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • 200 Casino Gaming Chips
  • Childcare (30 spots available, reserve spot at olmcdadsclub@gmail.com)Check-in will begin at 5:00p.m. Casino gaming will begin at 6:00p.m. Will end with Raffle and Auction at 9:30 p.m.Participants will turn in their game chips at the end of the night for auction and raffle prizes. For more information, contact Freddy Lozano 480-612-3169 or at olmcdadsclub@gmail.com.Admission Information:100 spots available!!!
    $60 per person
    Purchase by 11/16/18 for additional 200 chips FREE

Newsletter: November 4, 2018

Falcon 5 Extended Ed

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

Thank you to all our parents who joined us for conferences last week. We look forward to continuing our shared partnership in educating our students. Please remain in touch with us for any questions you may have regarding your student’s progress.

Thank you also to all the parents and grandparents who assisted with the Book Fair. It was a great success and we will be able to purchase several books for the library.

On Monday, November 12th we will host our annual Taste of Kindergarten presentation from 8:30 a.m.-10:00. If you know of any families who have children and may be interested in joining the OLMC community, please direct them to our website for more information.

We are in the home stretch of our Thanksgiving food drive benefiting St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you to those who have already donated to help those in need. We will continue to collect until Friday.

Home and School sent information home this week about the St. Nick Breakfast. This was a huge hit last year and we are looking forward to another great breakfast! Sign up early as space is limited!

We will have the FFT credit card week coming up November 13, 15, and 16 so please take this opportunity to stock up for Christmas.

Finally, it has come to my attention that there are several cars parking in two spaces at drop off and pick up. Please be cognizant of parking in the lines so we have enough room for all! Thank you for your attention to this.

Sincerely,

Kelly Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


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.

  • Halloween Candy Buy Back
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Curtis Orthodontics
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    5:30-7:00 p.m., OLMC School Library
  • Last Day for SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive
    Friday, November 9, 2018
  • A Taste of Kindergarten
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    8:45-10:30 a.m.
  • Deadline for Festival Logo Contest Entries
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    3:30 p.m.
  • FFT Free Charge Week (All Cards 4%+)
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, November 13, 15-16, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Running Club Registration Deadline
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • “Coffree”
    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Before school
  • End of Early Registration for Casino Night
    Friday, November 16, 2018
  • End of Pre-Sale Prices for St. Nick Breakfast
    Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Running Club Practices Begin
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Donate food items to the SVdP Annual Thanksgiving Collection

⇒Encourage young artists to enter the 2019 Festival Logo Contest

⇒Plan for Free Charge Week with NEW Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Take advantage of Pre-Sale prices for St. Nick Breakfast

⇒Register K-6th graders for Running Club

⇒Send your used uniforms in to the office for the November 16th sale

⇒Congratulate the First Quarter Honor Roll students

⇒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


2019 FESTIVAL LOGO CONTEST

Download this flyer here.

Festival Logo Contest 19


THANK YOU FROM HOME & SCHOOL

OLMC Community,

On behalf of the Home and School Board, I wanted to say thank you for your participation in last Saturday’s first annual Trunk or Treat. A ton of time and work was invested to ensure the event was an opportunity to strengthen our community as a whole, while the children got to show off their costumes, trick or treat, make crafts, get their faces painted, take photos, and enjoy dinner together. The positive response was overwhelming, and we are excited to keep this tradition going for many years to come!
A special thank you to the students who helped us collect and count candy, Pete Lopez for providing the fun music, the Faith Formation group for providing the religious crafts, the seventh and eighth graders who spent the afternoon face painting, and to all the parents who decorated their trunks so wonderfully for all of us to enjoy!

TorT winner

Congratulations to the family with the winning trunk: the Araiza Family with their under
the sea theme! They will receive free admittance into the St. Nick Breakfast on Dec 15th.

We are already hard at work on our next event, the St. Nick Breakfast on December 15th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This will be our second annual breakfast and one you don’t want to miss! The morning is filled with breakfast for your family, pictures with St. Nick (a 5×7 is included with registration fee), crafts, games, and lots of special memories. Seating is limited, and we did sell out last year! Please get your registration forms and cash or check into the front office as soon as possible! (Early registration rates increase after Nov 16th).

Lastly, we hope to see you all at the Coffree on Nov 16th. Another Used Uniform sale will take place that morning as well.

Thanks again for helping to build our wonderful community.

Julia Stover
President of Home and School


SECOND ANNUAL ST. NICK BREAKFAST

St. Nick Breakfast Registration Forms can be turned in to the office.

Don’t miss the Pre-Sale prices going on now through Friday, November 16!


FFT FREE CHARGE WEEK

Take advantage of Free Charge Week to stock up on FFT gift cards for Christmas shopping and gifting!

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 13, 15, 16, 2018

Even better: shop the sales! Here are the current Bonus and Overstock cards.

Free credit card week 18


“COFFREE” TIME!

NOV Coffree 2018


OLMC RUNNING CLUB

As the weather is cooling off, I am excited to bring back our running program for the 9th year! This is my first year and I’m so excited to be a part of it. We have one practice each week and run in four different events throughout the year. Practices will be held on Tuesdays during lunch recess. We will do a few stretches and then run four laps (or more for those who want to) around the field which equals one mile. Each week the children are given running charms upon completing their laps. Running is such a great way to teach healthy habits and encourage being fit and active. I look forward to helping the children improve…from having to walk a lot at first to being able to run the entire time.

The program is open to all students in K-6thgrade.  Please have your permission slips in by November 15th.  Practices will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Running Club Permission Slips

RUNNING CLUB RACES

12K’s of Christmas
Saturday, 12.8.18 at Freestone Park in Gilbert
1.2K run (3/4 mile)

Kids Rock Arizona
Saturday, 1.19.19 at Tempe Beach Park
1 mile run

The Nun Run
Saturday, 3.2.19 at Kiwanis Park
1 mile run

Pat’s Run
Saturday, 4.27.19 at ASU Sun Devil Stadium
.42 mile run

REGISTRATION

The cost is $100 to participate.  This includes a technical OLMC Running Club team t-shirt, entry into the above races (all of which include an event t-shirt and some include a finishers medal), running incentives and a mileage tracking log.

The registration form is attached.  Please return the forms to the school office.  For any questions contact Lindie Spargo at spargofamily3006@gmail.com or 515-883-0092.


DAD’S CLUB ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT

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Casino_Night_2019_Sponsorship_Letter

The OLMC Dads’ Club will host its annual Casino Night on January 19, 2019 in McCready Hall. Proceeds raised will fund needed school improvements and will prove to be a fun evening, great date night and a positive fundraising opportunity.

Included in ticket price:

  • Casino Games-Blackjack, Craps, Roulette
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • 200 Casino Gaming Chips
  • Childcare (30 spots available, reserve spot at olmcdadsclub@gmail.com)Check-in will begin at 5:00p.m. Casino gaming will begin at 6:00p.m. Will end with Raffle and Auction at 9:30 p.m.Participants will turn in their game chips at the end of the night for auction and raffle prizes. For more information, contact Freddy Lozano 480-612-3169 or at olmcdadsclub@gmail.com.
  • Admission Information:
  • 100 spots available!!!
    $60 per person
    Purchase by 11/16/18 for additional 200 chips FREE