Principal’s Corner – September 18, 2016
Dear OLMC Community,
On Tuesday of this week we will test our RenWeb alert system. We use this system for the purposes of communicating with parents in the event of an urgent incident requiring us to share information in an immediate fashion. I ask that you login to RenWeb before Tuesday to double check that we have your correct contact information on file. The alert system will send a test message via text and e-mail, if you have entered the proper information into your account. If you have not received any form of notification by dismissal on Tuesday, please contact the front office to make sure your information is complete and accurate.
Picture day is Wednesday, September 21st. By now you should have received a flyer from Duke Photography with instructions for purchasing pictures of your student(s). If you did not receive the form, extra flyers are available in the front office.
Home & School will host a Coffree Social on Friday, September 23rd about the high school admission process for our Catholic schools. I will be available to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to stop in for a bagel, some coffee, and camaraderie. Also, please remember September 23rd is a half day. Students are permitted to wear spirit shirts on that day with uniform shorts, pants, skirts, or skorts; however, we will not permit students to wear jeans, as it is not a first Friday.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School
Happening this Week:
Don’t forget to put the following dates on your calendar:
- ShopwithScrip’s Thank-Scrip-ing Day
September 19, 2016
12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
- Picture Day
September 21, 2016
- Used Uniform Sale
September 22, 2016
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
- Early Release
September 23, 2016 (12:30 p.m.)
- Home & School Coffree: High School Admissions
September 23, 2016
- Altar Server Training
September 24, 2016
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Junior High Pizza Sale
Every Friday (all lunchtimes)
- School Lunch Ordering Deadline
Every Saturday (by 4:00 p.m.)
- Falcon Sports
Check out our game day schedules.
Sponsor OLMC’s Giving Tree Program
Our Giving Tree Program is in full swing. If you haven’t already, we invite you to stop by the office and choose an apple from the tree to purchase specific items classrooms need from our teacher wish list. You’re welcome to encourage extended family members, friends, or local businesses to contribute as well.
From the Falcon’s Nest: Grandparents Day
Last week, our first grade students celebrated Grandparents Day with their beloved grandparents. The festivities included a short presentation and refreshments. The students also showed off what they’re working on in class. On behalf of the first grade, we’d like to thank the grandparents for celebrating with us and for all they do.
Would you like to learn more about the activities our first grade participates in? Check out our website.
More Tips from the FFT Pros
Knowing how to best use the Food for Thought Program can have a tremendous effect on our school and individual family tuition costs.
Bonuses Abound on Thank-Scrip-ing Day
ShopwithScrip has announced a special bonus,
September 19, 2016
from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Don’t miss this 24 hours of bonuses from leading retailers and restaurants to meet your minimum and start accumulating your tuition rebate. The list is kept secret until the promotion begins. You can learn more details about Thank-Scrip-ing Day at the ShopwithScrip website.
Haven’t signed up for ShopwithScrip yet? Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, to get started.
Picture Day – Sept. 21st
Don’t forget picture day is September 21st. Order forms were sent home with students last week. Please contact our school office for questions.
Half Day – Sept. 23rd
There is a half day scheduled for Friday, September 23rd for teacher meetings. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Any unattended students remaining on campus after 12:45 p.m. will be sent to Kid’s Club. Your child may were a spirit shirt with regular uniform skirt, pants, shorts, or skorts.
What You’ve Missed on Social Media
Support Falcon Sports
Our OLMC athletes are off to a great start. We invite the community to come out to our girls volleyball and boys flag football games to support OLMC athletics. Games are free of charge, and all are welcome. Please visit our blog for a list of game times. Go Falcons!
Learn more about the OLMC athletic department on our website.
Used Uniform Sale – Sept. 22nd
There will be a used uniform sale
Thursday, September 22, 2016
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m
in the courtyard between the church and McCready Hall (weather permitting)
You can include your gently used uniform items in the sale, by bringing your tagged items to the school office anytime before the sale. Used uniform sale tags can be printed off from RenWeb under ‘Resource Documents’.
For those who signed up to be volunteers at orientation or anyone interested in helping out, please come anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to help with this sale. For questions, please contact our used uniform coordinator, Michelle Oberdorfer.
H & S “Coffree” on High School Admissions Process
Home & School is hosting a “Coffree” social on:
Friday, September 23, 2016
before school in McCready Hall
This month’s topic will be the high school admissions process for the private Catholic schools in the Diocese of Phoenix. For instance, did you know the admissions season starts in September?
Mr. Hermie will present valuable information to interested parents and answer questions. As always, Home & School will provide coffee and sweet treats to those in attendance. All are welcome. We hope to see you there.
Altar Server Training
Training for new altar servers is scheduled for September 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the church and should last 2-3 hours. Please visit our blog for more information.
Learn more about faith formation activities for this age group on our website.
OLMC Parent Summit Nights: Mercy Unites Us
Join us for the first in a series of OLMC parent summit nights–Bridging Faith in the Classroom with Faith in the Home.
Friday, September 30, 2016
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
in the church with reception to follow
The OLMC School Faith Formation Committee is hosting this evening, a first in a series, to help our families grow in love and knowledge of our faith and community.
The evening will include inspiring reflections on mercy, given by members of our community and students, a slide show of the school children’s mercy themed Art Masterpiece projects, music from our very own OLMC musicians, quiet contemplation, and adoration. A Bible scholar will also present a scripture reflection. The evening will conclude with an outdoor reception where parents are welcome to pick up their children’s beautiful Divine Mercy artwork.
Questions? Please contact Mary Crowell, our OLMC faith formation committee chairperson.
Want to know more about faith formation on campus? Visit our website.
OLMC Hot/Cold Cups Now on 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.
Have You Ordered Your Spirit Shirt Yet?
There’s still time to order your fully-customized, made to order spirit shirt for first Friday spirit dress days. There are no deadlines or minimum orders, and merchandise is shipped right to your home.
Simply visit the OLMC Spirit Store website from any Internet accessible device, and your order will be on its way. While you’re there, why not pick up an OLMC water bottle, cinch bag, jacket, or hat?
Both child and adult sizes are available, and if you use prepaid Visa gift cards from Food for Thought to make your purchase, 2% goes right back to your profit total. Show off your school pride and support your community by visiting the OLMC Spirit Store today!
If you’re new to our community, here are some helpful reminders to help you best utilize our FFT program:
- Order Online: www.olmctempe.info. You can specify your pick-up or delivery preferences in the notes section.
- Pick up at weekend Masses: Order deadline for weekend mass pickup is Friday by noon.
- Send in with your students: Include your order and payment, and we can fill it and send it home with them same day.*
- Order in person: FFT hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the office.
- Order by phone: Call 480-967-5567, ext. 2 for office or Mass pickup.
- Use ShopwithScrip tools: You don’t have to wait for a FFT day to use ShopwithScrip. The website helps you better use scrip and offers in-store purchase and refill options, not to mention an app-like mobile website that enables you to buy scrip in minutes from any Internet-accessible device.**
With so many options, you’re sure to meet and exceed your profit minimum and support and enrich the school in the process. Have a special request or a question? You can talk to our FFT representatives and they’ll be happy to accommodate you. Call 480-967-5567, ext. 2 or contact our FFT coordinator, Cindy Younger via e-mail. As always, you’re welcome to stop by the office for in-person advice and questions. We’ll be glad to help.
*Teachers collect payments first thing in the morning and send them to the office. FFT representatives fill them and they’re given to students just before dismissal.
**Contact Cindy to sign up.
- Mercy Unites Us
September 30, 2016
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
- First Friday Early Release/Spirit Day
October 7, 2016 (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
- End of 1st quarter
October 13, 2016
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