Principal’s Corner – October 9, 2016
Dear OLMC Community,
As we round out first quarter, please remember that there is no school on October 14, 17, and 18. Keep in mind, as cooler temperatures approach, that students may only wear OLMC sweatshirts and jackets indoors. When they are on the playground, they may wear a school appropriate, non-OLMC sweatshirt. You can purchase OLMC sweatshirts from our school store which is accessible through our website.
The Dad’s Club will hold their first social of the year tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. There will be a class competition. For more information, please see the link on our website or our blog post. If you are a new dad in our community, please know that you are welcome at the Dad’s Club meetings and that there is no cost for membership.
Finally, thank you to our Home & School Board for hosting our coffree on Friday. It is always a gift to be able to gather as a community for fellowship. Our coffree gatherings are another perfect example of the benefit of our FFT program.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School
Happening this Week:
Don’t forget to put the following dates on your calendar:
- Dad’s Club Fall Social & Teacher Contest
October 10, 2016
- End of 1st quarter
October 13, 2016
- No School – In-service/Fall Break
October 14-18, 2016
- Junior High Pizza Sale
Every Friday (all lunchtimes)
- School Lunch Ordering Deadline
Every Saturday (by 5:00 p.m.)
- Falcon Sports
Check out our game day schedules.
Vote for Burkhardt!
Plans for next month’s STEM Day are already underway, and thanks to ThankAmericasTeachers.com, in association with Farmers Insurance, OLMC may have the opportunity to make STEM Day even better.
Farmers Insurance picks 60 submissions out of 800 entries to receive a grant for a project proposal. Grant winners are determined by number of votes. The teachers with the top votes will win a $2,500.00 grant to complete their projects. To vote, click on the link below, scroll down to the bottom, type “Burkhardt” in the last name field, and his proposal will pop up. You should receive an email confirmation after you’ve voted.
To complete the voting process, please click the link in the email confirmation.
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!
October TRIP Report
Congratulations to the following families who have made their FFT minimum and will now begin accumulating their tuition rebate:
Duane & Julie Angulo
James & Deborah Gorombei
Brian & Megan Reckers
Ian & Anna Cameron
Travis & Perl Dennee
Andrew & Eva Hoffman
James & Maureen Roland
Braden & Jacque Chapman
Questions? Call 480-967-5567, ext. 2 to speak with our FFT representatives.
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.
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.
Let FFT Help with Your Yard Work
Raking leaves may not be fun, but it’s another opportunity to rake in rebates! Pick up all your yard work supplies with ShopwithScrip to boost your fall fundraising.
|The Home Depot
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Part of our school’s mission is to provide a safe environment for all by helping our students develop the self-direction and skills necessary for positive social interaction. It’s for this reason–and in keeping with our Christian values–that we have developed policies that protect against bullying and cyber bullying.
We encourage you to consult our parent/student handbook for our student behavior and anti-bullying policies. There you’ll find definitions and reporting procedures designed to foster open communication between parents, students, and school officials. If you have a concern, please contact the school administration right away. It is our desire to maintain a safe and positive atmosphere for all of our students.
OLMC Dad’s Club Fall Social & Teacher Contest
The Dad’s Club is hosting its annual fall social and teacher contest
Come for a night of fellowship, food, 50/50, and football, and represent your OLMC teacher! The class with the highest percentage of OLMC men wins $125.00 for their teacher! New for 2016: The class with the 2nd highest percentage will earn $75.00 for their teacher. All OLMC dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and others are welcome.
- Free Appetizers
- 50/50 Raffle
- Monday Night Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
No School – Oct. 14-18th
There is a staff in-service October 14, 2016, and so there will be no school on that day. There will also be 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.
High Flying Falcon: Mackenzie White
One of our goals at OLMC School is to better prepare our students for academic and personal success. In keeping with our Catholic mission, our work is centered around equipping our falcons with the tools and the confidence to go out into the world as examples of what it means to live faith-centered lives and become responsible stewards of the gifts and talents God has bestowed on each of them. Mackenzie White, OLMC class of 2013, is doing just that.
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).
Bright Ideas from FFT: Weddings & Road Trips
Fall is the high season for the wedding industry in Arizona. Not only can you use FFT gift cards to purchase wedding gifts, but those planning weddings can support the cause of Catholic education by encouraging their wedding guests to use FFT for their gift registries.
Do you know an engaged couple looking to make their wedding all the more meaningful? Why not ask them to participate in FFT>>
Hitting the road for a quick getaway during fall break? FFT also has all your road trips needs covered>>
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Visit our ordering site to see our full FFT inventory. You can also visit our ShopwithScrip or Ultratainment pages to see how to access additional vendors that offer FFT profit. Questions? Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, for more information.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
- First Quarter Report Cards
October 20, 2016
- Community Rewards Statement Due
October 21, 2016
- Date Night Preschool Fundraiser
October 21, 2016 (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
- APESF Open House
October 25, 2016 (6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Put your AZ tax dollars to work. Contribute to Catholic Education Arizona!