Newsletter: August 20, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

This week we will host our Kindergarten-6th Grade Curriculum Night from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The night will begin in the Church prior to moving to the classrooms. Please be reminded that this event is for parents only.

This Monday, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse that takes place during the school day.  I would ask that you speak with your student(s) about the eclipse and reinforce for them the fact they should not, at any time, look directly into the sun. A RenWeb blast was sent to all families on Friday regarding the school’s plan for student safety during the eclipse.

Please mark your calendars for August 26th when the Dad’s Club hosts the annual Back to School Cookout. The event is free and all OLMC families are invited to come and enjoy food and fellowship.

Any parents who are interested in volunteering at the school must be Safe Environment Certified through the Diocese of Phoenix. The foundation course for those who have never been certified will be offered at OLMC on August 26th from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you would like to register for the class, please follow the link below or contact James Salas in the Parish office.  All parents who have taken the foundation course must update their training with a video each year. The update video can also be found using the link below.

Safe Environment registration Link:


Bruce Hermie


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School

2. Calendar

  • OLMC School 54-Day Novena Begins
    Monday, August 21, 2017
  • Elementary Curriculum Night (Parents Only)
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Deadline to Sign Up for the Dad’s Club Cookout Contests
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • Deadline to Submit Orders for OLMC Spirit Wear
    Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Safe Environment Foundation Course
    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Annual Welcome Back Cookout hosted by Dad’s Club
    Saturday, August 26, 2017 in McCready Hall
    4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Register for the Parish Women’s Studies Fall Session
    August 26 and 27, 2017 after all masses
  • Cub Scout Pack 71 Meeting and Ice Cream Social
    Monday, August 28, 2017 in McCready Hall-North
    6:30 p.m.

You can access the full calendar on our school website or print off the 2017-18 PDF calendar.

3. Parent Action Items

Volunteer to be a Homeroom Parent. Many homerooms are still available!

⇒Sign up your family to pray one Rosary during the 54-Day Novena

⇒It’s the last week to snag some new OLMC Spirit Wear with this order form

Register to attend Safe Environment Training Foundation Course OR

⇒Update your previous SET with this video

⇒Donate food, help out, or show off your grill skills at the Dad’s Club Cookout

⇒Enter the Best Side Dish and/or Best Dessert Contest for the Dad’s Club Cookout

  1. Send an email to with your name and dish(es)

⇒For Cub Scout info, contact Kathy Polowski at 480-244-6806 or

⇒Order school lunches from Falcon Catering by 3 p.m. on Sundays

⇒Order FFT cards at or in person T/Th/F 7:45-8:45 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m.

⇒Follow us on Facebook

 4. Join the OLMC School 54-Day Novena

54 Day Novena

Can you commit to pray just one Rosary?  Sign your family up to be a part of the OLMC School 54-Day Novena.
On Monday, August 21st, our entire diocese and many communities throughout the world will begin the 54-Day Novena to Our Lady of Fatima. The OLMC school community would like to participate by signing up 54 families to each pray the Rosary for one day.
Visit the sign-up genius link to commit your family to pray for just one of these days!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Crowell at



Snag some of the new OLMC Spirit Wearbefore the hard August 25th deadline.

  1. Go to the front office. Find the samples on the clothing rack and TRY THEM ON.
  2. Submit your order form with a check made out to “OLMC School” by FRIDAY, 8/25.