Newsletter: Registration 2017-18


Principal’s Corner – February 19, 2017

hermieDear OLMC Community,

I would like to thank you for your graciousness in welcoming our guests and answering any questions they may have had for you over the last few school days. The accreditation visit was a success and I am grateful to our students, teachers, parent groups, and all those in our community who have taken part in this process over the last 18 months. The visiting team was very impressed with the school, our community, and the programs we offer.

Next week, we start registration for the 2017-2018 school year. You should have received a registration packet last week from your oldest student. A schedule for registration is included in this newsletter. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the front office.

For those parents who desire a conference on March 2nd or 3rd, please have your slips back to your student’s teacher no later than Tuesday. Conferences for the second semester are not mandatory. Please remember that March 2nd and 3rd are also half days with dismissal at 12:30 p.m. There will be no learning labs on March 2nd, and all students on campus after 12:45 p.m. will go to Kid’s Club.


Bruce Hermie
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School

CalendarHappening this Week:

Don’t forget to put the following dates on your calendar:

You can access our full, interactive calendar on our website or print off our 2016-17 PDF calendar.

logoRe-Registration for 2017-18

Administration sent home re-registration packets with your oldest child last week. Please see the flyer for the tuition rates, fees, financial aid information, and additional registration information for the 2017-18 school year. Tables will be set up on the following days from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accept your completed registration forms and to assist you with any questions you may have.

Last Names Beginning With
Registration Days
Feb. 21, 24, 28, & Mar. 3 (Tues. & Fri.)
Feb. 24, 27, & Mar. 3 (Mon. & Fri.)
Feb. 22, 24, Mar. 1 & 3 (Wed. & Fri.)
Feb. 23, 24, Mar. 2 & 3 (Thurs & Fri.)
A–Z (All Letters)
Feb. 24 & Mar. 3 (Fridays)

The registration fee to reserve your spot for the 2017-18 school year is $125.00 per family. This fee increases to $250.00 after March 3, 2017. If you are unable to attend the registration times, be sure to contact the school office.

This Week on Campus

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We were feeling the love this week on campus. Read More>>

no-schoolNo School – Feb. 20th

There is no school February 20th in honor of the Presidents’ Day holiday. If you have questions, please contact our school office.


uniformsUsed Uniform Sale – Feb. 23rd

There will be a used uniform sale:

Thursday, February 23, 2016
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
in the courtyard between
McCready Hall and the church

(weather permitting)

If you have uniforms to contribute to the sale, please turn them in to the office or bring them to the sale. Be sure to attach a sale slip, and indicate where the proceeds should go. Home & School is happy to accept proceeds as a donation.


Date Night Preschool Fundraiser
– Feb. 24th

OLMC Preschool is having a Date Night fundraiser

Friday, February 24, 2017
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.
Read More>>

adobe-sparkFather/Daughter Dance Tickets on Sale

The Dad’s club is hosting the 13th annual Father/Daughter Dance:

February 25, 2017
from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
in McCready Hall

Tickets are $40.00 per couple, $10.00 for each additional daughter. Ticket price includes a corsage and 5×7 photo for each daughter.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a special night with your daughters. Uncles and grandfathers are also welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note that same day tickets will not receive a corsage. To purchase tickets, please stop by the school office. Cash and checks made out to “OLMC Dad’s Club” accepted.

View the Signup Genius to volunteer for this event.

Contact Dad’s Club President Junior Becerra for questions or more information.

thanksThank You from Student Council

Thanks goes out to those who have participated in our school-wide donation drives. In December, OLMC contributed 1,618 diapers to Maggie’s Place, and in January, our school donated a total of 1,838 items to St. Vincent de Paul and $128.02 in our mission jars. Your support of our community provides so much to those in need, and on behalf of those we serve, thank you for your generous contributions.

yearbookYearbook Deadline for Pictures

The last day to submit pictures for this year’s yearbook is February 27, 2017. Do you have snap shots of the happenings on campus–like spirit days, family skates, or classroom events?

Why not preserve life-long memories and contribute your photos for consideration in the yearbook? Here’s what we’re looking for>>

Note: we will continue to accept pictures after the deadline for NEXT year’s yearbook.

garden-clubGarden Club Meeting – Feb. 27th

The OLMC Garden Club is meeting:

Monday, February 27, 2017
from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
in the 4B Classroom

This club is open to students in 4th through 8th grade. Come help us plant for the season! Read More>>

cub-scoutsJoin the Cub Scouts

Pack 71 is up and running! We’re always looking for new members. Come join us for our next meeting:

February 27, 2017
At 6:30 p.m.
in the North Hall

For a list of our upcoming events, please see the flyer. For questions, please contact Kathleen Polowski.

Festival Kickoff Coffree – Mar. 3rd

Home & School is hosting a “Coffree” social on:

Friday, March 3, 2017
before school in McCready Hall

We’ll be kicking off our 2017 “Unity in Community” Parish Festival with our usual coffee and treats. Stop by and purchase your festival t-shirts, souvenir beverage cups, super raffle tickets and tickets for food, rides, and games for the festival. Representatives from this year’s festival will be present to answer any questions you have.

Want to know more about Home & School? Visit our website.

ash-wednesdayAsh Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday mass is scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and marks the beginning of our Lenten season. This Mass will be open to the community, and parents are encouraged to come.

boxtops4educBox Tops for Education Collection

There’s a Box Tops for Education collection date coming up on March 1, 2017. Please turn all the box tops you’ve collected in to the office so we can submit them by this date.

We will also continue to collect box tops after this date for future collection dates. For a list of participating products, please visit the Box Tops for Education website. Thank you for your contributions!

parent-teacher-conferencesParent/Teacher Conferences – Mar. 2nd & 3rd

Teachers will dismiss their classes at 12:30 p.m Thursday, March 2, 2017 and Friday, March 3, 2017 to allow for parent/teacher conferences.

These conferences are optional; however, they are available for parents wishing to speak with teachers regarding their child’s progress.
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dibelsHow FFT Helps Our School: Equipment & Supplies

OLMC’s Food for Thought program helps our school in big and small ways. By your participation, you help OLMC provide the learning tools necessary to bring Catholic education to the students.

FFT funds allow the school to purchase classroom supplies for the teachers and students and provides a teacher classroom fund for each of our classrooms, too. Check out some of the tools FFT supports>>

marys-hands-service-clubJoin the Mary’s Hands Service Club

OLMC is starting a new hands-on service club on campus beginning:

March 6, 2017
3:15 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
in Room 8B

We love Jesus, and because we love Jesus as Mary did, we are called to serve one another. This club is open to students in grades 4 through 8 and will meet on Mondays. The club will sponsor and organize several service trips, as well as provide service to our school and church community. For more information please contact Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Gabreski, or Mrs. Iwan.

Summer Movie Fun


Want to see 10 family-friendly movies for $7.00 this summer? Why not participate in Harkins Summer Movie Fun! Purchasing Summer Movie Fun season tickets through OLMC will help us earn instant rebates! The fun begins May 29th and runs through August 4th.

All movies begin at 9:45 a.m. on every day at every location. All adults must be accompanied by children, and the movies are subject to change without notice. All you have to do is fill out the student order form, and submit it to the FFT counter with your payment by March 16th. Make sure all checks are payable to OLMC.

Visit the Summer Movie Fun website for the movie lineup and additional information. If we sell between 51 and 150 season tickets OLMC receives 20% back. If we sell more than 151 season tickets we’ll receive 30% back! Questions? Contact our FFT office for more details.

festival-2017Important Festival Information

The 2017 “Unity in Community” Parish Festival is right around the corner!  The festival date is Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and there’s a lot we’re doing to prepare. Make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest:

New to the school this year? Learn about our annual parish festival on our Festival page.

basket-1710068_1920Festival Baskets Donations Needed

It’s that time of year again! OLMC is holding its annual silent auction during this year’s parish festival and is asking our families for donations for our silent auction baskets.

This is not mandatory, but very much appreciated. Your donation will enable us to create wonderful auction baskets to suit everyone’s tastes! A list of items per grade is below:


 Basket Theme

Preschool Princess & Superheroes
Kindergarten Spring is Sprung  (Items for Easter, Spring Cleaning & Organizing)
1st Grade Tasty Treats (Kitchen Items, Teas & Coffees, Pizza Making & Baking Items)
2nd Grade Little Boy and Little Girls Love (Toys, Books & Games for Children 2-5 Years Old)
3rd Grade Pet Lovers Basket (All Things for your Favorite Dog or Cat)
4th Grade Backyard Fun (Outdoor Games, Pool Toys, & Grilling Tools)
5th Grade Indoor Fun (Board Games, Puzzles, Crafts, Activity Kits  & Movies)
6th Grade Sports Lovers (Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Coyotes Fan Items, Sports Tickets & Sports Equipment)
7th Grade Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Father’s Day

(Gifts for Mom & Dad)

8th Grade

 Please drop off your donations at the school office. For more information contact Carey Anthony or Michele Daley. Don’t forget to see our flyer for more ways you can help our Silent and Live Auctions!

help-wantedNewsletter Help Wanted

Home & School is looking for volunteers to help with the school newsletter for the 2017-18 school year. Newsletter volunteers can work from home, and must be highly responsive via e-mail. Please visit our Get Involved page for more details.

Interested? Want to know more? Please contact Home & School Vice President Dana Terrazas or our newsletter editor, Diana Heilman, for more information.

AAAAAA Scholarship Foundation Applications Open March 15th

Paper and Online applications for new and transfer families will be available March 15, 2017. Application fees are $30.00 for online applications and $35.00 for paper applications. Funds are awarded for a 3-year period. To apply online please visit the AAA Scholarship Foundation’s website.

Questions? Contact Rita Villegas in our parish office.

groceryShopwithScrip: A Fresher Way to Grocery Shop

You spend a big portion of your monthly budget on groceries for your family. But did you know there’s a way to make all that money work for you? By using ShopwithScrip to pay for your regular grocery purchases, you can earn funds for OLMC every time you shop. You pay face value and your gift card is worth face value, but OLMC earns a rebate on every gift card you purchase. See how much you can earn:


Imagine if 10 people were using scrip to pay for their groceries! How about 20, 30, 100, or more? Earn each time you stock your pantry with ShopwithScrip!

Larry Fitzgerald Youth Football Pro-Camp



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