Newsletter: September 17, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

In setting up the field trip transportation schedule this week I was reminded of one of many great benefits of our FFT program. Your efforts in using the program thus far this year are greatly appreciated. Money from the FFT program not only provides for the cost of field trips, but this year it has also helped us update various projectors and document cameras on campus, pay for subscriptions to supplemental instructional materials for all classes, and enhanced the overall learning environment of the school. Thank you to all families who are working to meet their FFT goals. If you have not started yet and would like additional information, including information on the Shop With Scrip app available on your phone, please contact Cindy Younger at  with any questions you may have.

On Tuesday, October 3rd, we will be hosting a seminar on How to Afford a Catholic Education. This seminar will provide helpful insights into using CEA and the Student Tuition Scholarship Organizations to help pay the cost of tuition. If you are interested in attending the session, please find the RSVP link on our website. This information will be helpful to current, future, and prospective families alike. If you have questions, please contact our Development Director, Kelly Kubicki, at


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.

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

3. Parent Action Items

⇒Turn in your registration forms for the Little Flowers/Little Women’s clubs by Friday

⇒RSVP for the OLMC seminar How to Afford a Catholic Education

⇒Attend a scholarship training session hosted by Arizona Tuition Connection

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

⇒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

⇒Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter

 4. DEADLINE: Little Flowers/Little Women’s Clubs

Are you looking for a fun-filled, faith-based club for girls? OLMC is starting a Little little flowersFlowers’ Club (K-3 grades) and a Little Women’s Club (4-6 grades).

The first meeting will be held on campus on Friday, October 6 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. After that, meetings will be held twice each month on Fridays. Registration forms and schedules have been sent home with students, but if you missed those forms, you can download them here.

Little Flowers Registration Form

Little Women’s Registration Form

Even if you have indicated your interest on the Sign Up Genius link, please submit your registration forms and fees to Mrs. Watson in the front office.

The DEADLINE to submit your registration forms in the office is this Friday, September 22. (This is to ensure timely delivery of club t-shirts.) There will also be a sign-up table before and after school that day.

For more information or if you have questions, please email our coordinators:

Little Flowers (K-3), Noel Storer,

Little Women (4-6), Ashley Hall,

 5. Scholarship Training Sessions

Arizona Tuition Connection will be hosting scholarship training sessions at various locations around the valley to help you better understand how the tuition tax credit process works.  These sessions will help . . . 

  • you to know the different type of scholarships available and the criteria for receiving those scholarships.
  • put the pieces together to answer your questions about the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit Program.
  • give you examples, ideas, and resources on how to talk to your social contacts about donating and recommending your family.

Below are the dates and times of the upcoming sessions.

Tuesday, September 19th: Paradise Valley Mall area

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Friday, September 22nd: Scottsdale

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Wild Flower Bread Company

7001 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Monday, September 25th: Chandler/Gilbert/Queen Creek

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Basha Library

5990 S Val Vista Dr

Chandler, AZ 85249

Wednesday, September 27th: Biltmore Area

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Arizona Bank and Trust

2036 E Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016


Orders are in! Come pick up your new OLMC Spirit Wear in the front office on Monday, September 18 OR Wednesday, September 20.