Newsletter: August 27, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

I would like to thank the Dad’s Club for their work with the Back to School Cookout on Saturday. It was an outstanding event and a wonderful opportunity for the community to join together for some fun and fellowship. I am grateful to all our volunteers who help make events such as this one possible. If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity with the Dad’s Club, Home and School, or any other group, please click on the link on the side of the newsletter to submit your name and information to our volunteer coordinators. There are many opportunities to get involved in events.

Next Friday will be a First Friday half-day. Students are permitted to wear jeans, jean shorts and OLMC spirit shirts. Please be reminded that jeans and jean shorts may not have rips or tears and must be blue in color. Dismissal this Friday will be at 12:30 p.m. Any student not picked up by 12:45 p.m. will be sent to Kid’s Club.

I would like to ask that all parents continue to exercise patience and awareness in the parking lot after school. Please use the crosswalks to cross traffic and be aware of your surroundings as you back out and pull in to parking spaces. Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our students safe.


Bruce Hermie


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School

2. Calendar

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • Attend the Christian Service Awards Workshop
    Monday, August 28, 2017 at the DPC Phoenix
    7:00 p.m.
  • Cub Scout Pack 71 Meeting and Ice Cream Social
    Monday, August 28, 2017 in McCready Hall-North
    6:30 p.m.
  • First Friday Half-Day (Jeans/Spirit Shirt Day)
    Friday, September 1, 2017
    Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.
  • Register for the Parish Women’s Studies Fall Session
    September 3 and 10, 2017 after all masses
  • OLMC Blood Drive
    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

3. Parent Action Items

⇒Register to attend the Christian Service Awards Workshop

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

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

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with this video

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

⇒Enroll or re-enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards

⇒Check out the current Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT Cards

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

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

⇒Email Nurse David to reserve a spot in the OLMC Blood Drive on September 17

⇒Follow us on Facebook

 4. Christian Service Awards Workshop

Attention parents of 6-8th graders!

Register here to attend a free workshop on applying for Christian Service Awards.
DATE:  Monday, August 28, 2017
TIME:  7:00PM

PLACE:  Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ  85004


Now is the time to enroll or re-enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards Program. As of August 1st, you must re-enroll if previously registered, but the good news is that anyone with a Fry’s card can enroll! These earnings contribute to your tuition rebate minimum, so invite everyone you know to link up to OLMC.

To create a NEW account:

  • Go to and click on Create an Account
  • Enter Sign-in Information
    • email address & password & confirm password
  • Enter your zip code to locate your store
    • Select Your Store
  • Add your V.I.P. Card or Alt ID Number (telephone number) & last name
  • Enter OLMC’s account # 80045 in the Community Rewards box and select it


To re-enroll with your Fry’s account:

  • Go to and click on the “Enroll Now” button
  • Enter your email address & password to log in
  • Verify that your phone and V.I.P. card numbers are correct
  • Enter OLMC’s account # 80045 in the Community Rewards box and select it