Newsletter: Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!


April 23, 2017

Wishing you and
your family a blessed
Divine Mercy Sunday

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.

View the 2017-18 school calendar>>

Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st through 5th, and Home & School would like to make the week extra special for our dedicated educators, in gratitude for all of their diligent work, for their loving encouragement, and for the profound difference they make in the lives of our children.

Please join us in honoring our teachers and visit the signup genius to bring treats for them. You can also participate in the following ways:

  • Bring a flower (fresh or homemade) to your teacher on Monday, May 1st. Home & School will provide vases.
  • Say a family prayer for your teachers.
  • Encourage your children to do something helpful for their teachers.
  • Bring a card to your teacher on Friday, May 5th to close out the week.

Your contributions and the simple acts listed above will help Home & School celebrate the hardworking professionals who offer their skills toward a  worthy cause, Catholic education. On behalf of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, we’d like to thank all those who work in tandem with parents to raise a generation of faith-followers, responsible citizens, effective communicators, critical-thinkers, problem-solvers, and quality producers.

Learn more about our staff on our website.

April Food for Thought Contest

During the month of April, Home & School is conducting a Food for Thought contest to see which classroom can purchase the most FFT.

Currently the top three classes are:

1st Place: KA
2nd Place: 5B
3rd Place: 3B

There’s still time to purchase! The student, teacher, and class with the most FFT purchases by the end of the month wins a prize! Families with multiple children receive equal credit for each child. Winners will be announced May 3rd.

Questions? Contact our Home & School Treasurer, LeeAnne Cardenas.

Easter FFT Hours

FFT will be available for purchase Monday, April 24th before school. Please contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator if you have any questions.

fft bonus

New Bonus Overstock

Check out our latest Bonus/Overstock inventory of FFT gift cards! New items include:

  • Hilton 7%
  • Sephora 10%
  • Ulta ($10 cards) 9%
  • Victoria Secret ($50 cards) 11%

Hurry in while supplies last! Want to know more about it? Visit our Bonus/Overstock page.

Administrative Professionals Day

April 27th marks National Administrative Professionals Day, and at OLMC we’re blessed to have a top notch front office staff that ensures the office is running productively and efficiently throughout the school year.

Always going the extra mile, their hard work and dedication enrich our school in so many ways. On behalf of the OLMC Community we’d like to thank Mrs. Gina Watson and Mrs. Theresa Cornforth for their commitment and devotion to the people of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills with us for so many years.

If you see Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Cornforth on Thursday, wish them a very happy Administrative Professionals Day.

SpiritSpirit Day for Those who Sold $50.00 in Raffle Tickets

On Friday, April 28th, students who had $50.00 or more in kids’ raffle ticket sales may wear jeans and an OLMC spirit shirt. Your child’s teacher will have a list of those who qualify.

Please note that this is not a free dress day. For spirit dress day guidelines, please see our Parent/Student Handbook.

logo2017-18 School Advisory Board Candidates

The School Advisory Board (SAB) election is Friday, April 28, 2017. Parents are asked to vote anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the school office. Voting will close at the end of the school day on April 28th. For more information please see our blog.

You may cast your vote for one of the following candidates.>>

float-saleRoot Beer Float Sale – Apr. 28th

Student Council will be selling root beer floats Friday, April 28th after school. This will be the final student council sale of the year, so be sure to show your support. Cost is $1.50 with proceeds benefiting student council. Start your weekend off with a sweet reward!

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May Lunch Menu

The lunch menu for May is available on the Falcon Catering website. Please note that lunch is not offered on school holidays or half days.

Note: Please ensure checks are payable to Casey Productions LLC. You may write one check for all students ordering lunch.

Also, the deadline to order lunches is Saturday at 5:00 p.m. for the following week. In addition, you have the option to order for the entire month at a time. Please visit the website for ordering information.

The FFT Deadline is Just 1 Week Away!

There’s still time to reach your FFT minimum and/or pad your tuition rebate! Statements were sent in January via e-mail to families who have not met their $175.00 FFT profit minimum for the 2016-17 school year.

If you’re planning on paying off your tuition, please stop by the FFT office and our FFT representatives can tell you if you have a rebate coming. If you have not yet reached your profit minimum, you have until April 30, 2017 to fulfill this obligation. Any amount remaining after April 30th will be SurePayed on May 10, 2017.

Please check your RenWeb FFT accounts and contact Cindy Younger with any questions you may have.

Looking for tips? Check out our Tips from the FFT Pros posts or learn about our April FFT contest!

uniformsLast Used Uniform Sale – May 2nd

Our last used uniform sale for the school year is scheduled for:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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.

May Crowning & Early Release – May 5th

OLMC school’s annual May Crowning Mass is scheduled for Friday, May 5th at 11:15 a.m. This special Mass, featuring our 8th grade students in cap and gown, is in lieu of our usual Wednesday school Mass.

May 5th is also a half day. Teachers will dismiss their students at 12:30 p.m. Please note that, while this is a half day, it is not a jeans day, and Mass attire is required.  Please consult the parent handbook for dress code guidelines.

Learn more about our junior high spiritual life>>

ShopwithScrip Makes the Grade

You appreciate the hard work your children’s teachers have put forth this school year to make learning exciting and fun. With Teacher Appreciation Week fast approaching, give them a gold star, and say thank you with a gift card for coffee, a nice meal out, or for a couple summer reading books!
AMC Theatres
Barnes & Noble
Panera Bread
Cheesecake Factory
Spa & Wellness Gift card by Spa Week
The Container Store
Spafinder Wellness 365
Dave & Buster’s
Golf Galaxy
T.J. Maxx
TGI Fridays

Registering for ShopwithScrip takes 5-7 business days for account set up. After you’ve signed up, you’ll have the capability to purchase electronic scrip in-store while you shop. No need to wait for the next FFT day. No need to carry gift cards. E-cards are fast, simple, and convenient and work from your smartphone. Contact Cindy Younger, our FFT coordinator, for questions or to sign up.


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

View the 2017-18 school calendar>>

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