Principal’s Corner – May 21, 2017

Dear OLMC Community:

It is hard to believe the last week of the school year is upon us.  We will celebrate our final all-school Mass of the school year on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us. Dismissal is at 12:30 p.m., and any student still on campus will go to Kid’s Club at 12:45 p.m.

This past week I was reminded of the many special things that make OLMC such a wonderful community. On Tuesday, I was fortunate enough to spend time with our graduating 8th graders who took a trip to the St. Vincent de Paul food kitchen in downtown Phoenix. I watched and worked with these young men and women as they gave of their time and talents to benefit those less fortunate than them. The students worked the gardens where the center grows produce, prepped lunch in the kitchens, and helped serve food in the lunch room. Their selflessness and willingness to serve was evident, and I found myself thankful for the experience with them.

This was one example of the way the class of 2017 helped shape the community around them. During their time as students of OLMC, they completed countless hours of service in many other ways. While I am sad to see their time at OLMC come to an end, I cannot help but feel excited about all the good they will do as they move forward into high school.

I invite all our families to attend the end of year barbeque sponsored by the Dad’s Club next Wednesday.  It is a great way to end the school year and have one more opportunity for fellowship before the summer.


Bruce Hermie
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School