Newsletter: September 16, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Families,

One of the many benefits of the FFT Program is that it helps fund field trips, and this week had the first field trip of the year. The seventh graders went to the Arizona Science Lab. In Language Arts, the seventh graders have been reading Rocket Boys, which is a memoir about Homer Hickman, a NASA engineer who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space. Prior to going to the lab, Tom Balu, Mrs. Knox’s cousin, who is a rocket engineer, came to school and spoke to the children about how rockets work.

While at the Arizona Science Lab, the children listened to a presentation of Newton’s Laws to learn how and why rockets work. Then they learned how to calculate how high the rocket could launch. The children were put into groups where they created and launched their own rockets. The rocket that flew the highest went 369 feet in the air!

Friday is a half-day with a 12:30 p.m. early dismissal. Students are permitted to wear spirit shirts on Friday with their uniform shorts, pants, skirts or skorts. No jeans should be worn as it is not a first Friday.

Sincerely,

Mrs. 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.

  • “Unlocking the Gifts & Charisms of the Holy Spirit”
    Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 2018
    7:15-8:45 p.m., OLMC Parish Church
  • Early Release – Spirit Shirts/Uniform Bottoms
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • School Pictures
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Registration Due – SCP Kids Spiritline Clinic
    Friday, September 28, 2018

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

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

⇒Check out Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Sign up for the Seton Spiritline Kids Clinic

⇒Register for the St. Philomena Mother-Daughter Retreat

⇒Support Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag Football at their home games this week

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

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

⇒Check out the Cub Scouts (K-5) or Boy Scouts (6-12)

⇒Join the Fall Women’s Studies Ministry for an 11-week look at Revelation

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

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. AUGUST KIDS CLUB STATEMENTS

photography of person using macbookAugust Kids Club statements were emailed out on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Please review your Kids Club statement via email and/or in RenWeb. Contact Maryanne Patterson at Kids Club with any questions or concerns by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

5. FFT NEWS: FRY’S STATEMENTS AND ALBERTSON’S CARDS

Fry’s Community Rewards Statements Due

The last cycle ran from June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,454.67!

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 all statements.

Please turn in your statement by October 12th 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%.


Albertson’s Cards Changing September 24th

On September 24, 2018, Albertsons will be moving to a new card. If you order Albertsons after this date, you will receive the card below. Additionally, after September 24th, you will NOT be able to reload the card you currently have. You will have to purchase this new card and register it before reloading for Albertsons.

ALBCIV107765_GiftCard_Bulk_V58_Generic_25F ALBCIV107765_GiftCard_Bulk_V60_Generic_100F

 

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Newsletter: September 9, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

As we conclude another week of school I want to remind families of the importance of following the parking lot procedures. These procedures are in place for the safety of the children. Please do not park in front of the Church after school to pick up your child or drop them off in front in the morning. If you have someone picking up your child, such as grandma or an aunt, please review the parking lot procedures with them prior to coming to school. We have had a few instances this past week of people entering the exit or parking in the north parking lot and trying to leave when the children are leaving. Kids are fast and one mistake could be tragic. We also have the crosswalk that I encourage you to please use as there is a teacher there to help the students cross safely.

I want to thank the Dad’s Club for helping the kindergarten with their garden. This past Saturday some of the Dad’s came out with dirt for the plant boxes and the garden. They also worked on prepping it for planting!

Sincerely,

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.

  • “Unlocking the Gifts & Charisms of the Holy Spirit”
    Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 2018
    7:15-8:45 p.m., OLMC Parish Church
  • Progress Reports
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • OLMC Blood Drive
    Sunday, September 16, 2018
    8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Early Release – Uniform Dress
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    12:30 p.m.

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

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

⇒Check out Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Make an appointment for the OLMC Blood Drive (Sponsor Code: mtcarmel)

⇒Register for the St. Philomena Mother-Daughter Retreat

⇒Update Emergency Contacts and Transportation information in RenWeb

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

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

⇒Check out the Cub Scouts (K-5) or Boy Scouts (6-12)

⇒Join the Fall Women’s Studies Ministry for an 11-week look at Revelation

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

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. FALCON FUND-A-NEED CAMPAIGN

StPhilomenaFor girls 11-14 and their mothers, the St. Philomena Mother-Daughter Retreat for OLMC families will be held October 20, 2018 at the Welter Retreat House in Chandler. It will cover the virtue of chastity, the feminine gift of oneself, and the beauty of God’s plan for marital intimacy.  See the website at philomenaretreat.org for registration information or contact via email at stphilmdo@gmail.com.


5. FFT AND AUGUST TRIP REPORT

DO YOU WANT SCRIP INSTANTLY?

ON THE GO? ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE? WHILE SHOPPING OR OUT TO EAT?

REGISTER AT SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM

EMAIL CINDY@OLMCTEMPE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION,
HOW TO SIGN UP, & YOUR FAMILY CODE.

TRIP Report - August 18

Newsletter: September 2, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope this version of the Principal’s corner finds everyone enjoying family time over the long weekend. Things have been in full swing at OLMC this week with our volleyball and football teams beginning practice in the afternoons and the routines of the school year setting in. We have a spirited group of athletes making preparations for their upcoming seasons and I would invite everyone to come out and support them when games get under way.

This week we had our first fire drill. The children did very well moving quickly and quietly out of the classrooms.

Friday, September 7th is a half day. The students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.  Any student not picked up by 12:45 will go to Kid’s Club. It is also our first Spirit Day. The children may wear their OLMC spirit shirt and jeans or jean shorts. Please see the handbook for the Jean’s Day dress code.

I wish you all a peaceful and restful long weekend.

Sincerely,

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

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

⇒RSVP to attend Home & School’s Moms’ Night Out

⇒Register to complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Sign up for the Sentinel Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

⇒Learn “How to Afford a Catholic Education” at a short seminar in the library

⇒Join the Fall Women’s Studies Ministry for an 11-week look at Revelation

⇒Make an appointment for the OLMC Blood Drive (Sponsor Code: mtcarmel)

⇒Update Emergency Contacts and Transportation information in RenWeb

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

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

⇒Check out the Cub Scouts (K-5) or Boy Scouts (6-12)

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

⇒Check out Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. FALCON FUND-A-NEED CAMPAIGN

olmc falcon logoOLMC Catholic School is a dynamic school community where faith and learning are intertwined to nurture the mind, body, and soul of each student it serves. It is also a community of dedicated teachers who value every student and their success. The OLMC Annual Falcon Fund-A-Need program is beginning its second year, and it is a unique way to connect our generous community with teachers and students by supporting their classrooms and learning experience. The teachers have submitted their wishlists for this school year, and you can directly impact students by helping meet their classroom needs. Anyone can make a difference today.  We sincerely appreciate the continual support of our parents, alumni, parish friends, and community supporters through our annual Falcon Fund-a-Need program. This campaign will be open for the month of September, and your donations can be made online here. Thank you! Your generosity truly makes a difference in the educational experience that we provide for each OLMC Catholic School student.


5. MOMS’ NIGHT OUT

photo of plants on the tableMoms, please join us for a night out to eat, socialize, and learn! Our topic for the evening will be the FFT program: the benefits the FFT program provides to our students and how using FFT can work for you. If you have follow up questions after Thursday’s “How to Afford a Catholic Education” seminar, we can help with that, too! OLMC has a great community, and we invite you to spend some time together while learning a little bit more about our school (and how to make it easier on your pocketbook)! Please join us at the Sullivan residence on September 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to the event and get more details through this sign up genius. We look forward to seeing you!