August 23, 2015


Mr. HermieDear Parents,

The first week of school is now officially under our belts. I want to thank you all for your patience in the parking lot, diligence in having the children to school on time, and the well wishes the faculty and staff have received from you this week. It has been a great joy to have the children back on campus, to see them learn their new routines, and to celebrate mass together this past Wednesday as a community. As we move towards next week, I would once again ask that all students wear only the polo shirts with the new emblem on them. I appreciate you cooperation with this. I look forward to the coming weeks, and hope that you will all put September 19th on your social calendars as that will be the evening of our Welcome Back Barbecue sponsored by the Dad’s Club. Please continue to pray for our students, staff and community.


Bruce Hermie
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

fry'sFry’s food for thought is dropping is percentage from 5% to 4%. The change will be effective September 1, 2015. For additional questions, please contact the Food for Thought representatives in the school office.


Forms Due!

You should have received a green Parent Web Portal form and a white Student Handbook form at the Orientation last Tuesday. Those forms are now due to the office.

Please make sure you have updated the student demographics, emergency contact, and transportation forms on RenWeb as the school office and administration rely on this information to be correct in the event of an emergency.

For questions, please see Mrs. Watson in the front office.

hot_lunchSeptember Lunch

The lunch menu is now available for the month of September. Be sure to place your orders no later than noon on Saturday for the following week.

Blue Willo is using a different vendor for the ordering this year and every family must register before trying to log-in. The school password is OLMC8. Please remember that if you need to cancel a lunch for your child, it must be done before 9:00 p.m. the night before.

pizzamoneyOLMC is having a Pizza sale!

on August 28, 2015

During all school lunches.

1 slice: $2.50
2 slices: $4.00

*Please send cash with your child the day of the sale.

Blue willoBlue Willo Now Hiring!

Blue Willo is currently searching for OLMC parents who might be interested in working for them at OLMC. Please review the job description calling for any interested parties to contact them. See our blog for more details.

Macy'sMacy’s Fundraiser – Shop for OLMC

 Macy’s is sponsoring a one-day event on Saturday, Aug. 29. Participating shoppers with an exclusive shopping pass will get 25% or 10% off most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day. Event shoppers will also have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. For more details please see our blog.

safe environmentJoin us for a 3-hour session, “Protecting God’s Children for Adults”

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Location: OLMC McCready Hall

This training is mandatory for all volunteers and employees. For More information please see our blog or contact Beth Jacobson at 480-967-8791 x 228 or

cookoutThe OLMC Dad’s Club will be sponsoring our annual

Welcome Back Cookout on
Saturday, September 19
5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in McCready Hall.

Come celebrate the start of a great school year with your fellow OLMC school families. See our blog for more details.

Dad's clubDad’s Club Meeting – Monday, September 14
Location: Spokes on Southern – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Spokes on Southern
1470 E Southern Ave
Tempe AZ 85282

For more information please see our blog or contact

2015 PE T-Shirt_no logoNew P.E. Shirts Available Next Week.

The OLMC Dad’s Club is selling P.E shirts with our NEW OLMC logo. They are set to arrive next week and cost $9.00. The following sizes will be available:  YS, YM, YL, YXL and AM.  We also have the previous style still available in AS for $5.00.

Please leave a check in an envelope at the school office with the size and your child’s name on it and we will distribute them promptly.  We will also be arranging for distribution to those who have pre-ordered.

shop with scripShopwithscrip

Never get caught without FFT again! You can literally order cards while you are in the store or restaurant and they will arrive within minutes when you pay with PrestoPay. Please see our blog for more details.

school supply listWorks of Mercy Campaign

Student council is holding its annual back-to-school supply drive for St. Peter’s Mission School through August 31st.  Also, we’ll be collecting peanut butter and jelly for St. Vincent de Paul.This is part of the 2015-16 Works of Mercy Campaign, which benefits our neighbors in need.  Donations boxes are located in each classroom.pbj

mission jarIn addition to our drives, every month each classroom has the goal of collecting at least $25.00 (just under $1.00 per student) for their mission jar. Students are encouraged to earn the money at home for their contribution. OLMC donates the Mission Jar collections  to four important charities: Friends of Orphans, St. Vincent de Paul, Aid to Women Center, and the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA).

We appreciate the OLMC community’s support!