Newsletter: January 14, 2018

Due to all of the exciting events happening this month, please enjoy this extended edition of the Falcon 5!

Falcon Five-2


Dear OLMC Community,hermie

Second semester is officially underway. It was a pleasure to welcome the students back to campus this week. There are a few opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular school programs for the second semester:

Enrollment is still open for the Coding with Kids and Chess classes that will take place on campus, after school. The flyer for each of these classes is included in the newsletter. In order for the classes to take place, a minimum enrollment must be reached, so please sign your student up as soon as possible.

Enrollment for Girl’s Basketball and Boy’s Baseball is now open as well. Registration packets can be picked up in the front office, and please contact Coach Sanders with any questions you may have.

Casino Night, hosted by the OLMC Dad’s Club, will take place on January 27th. Please join us for a night of food and fun to benefit the school.

We will once again be collecting items for our annual Catholic School’s Week food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul during the month of January. A list of items each class is asked to bring in is included in this week’s newsletter. This truly is one of the highlights of Catholic School’s Week as the students participate in the preparing of the food boxes and send cards of encouragement to those families receiving them. Thank you for your support in this endeavor.


Bruce Hermie


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


Thank You!

WOW!  We are so touched by your generous Christmas gift, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Each of us had the chance to select the gift cards we wanted from FFT, and we will remember the OLMC community fondly as we enjoy using them.  Thank you for adding to the joy of our Christmas, and, more importantly, thank you for the continued blessing of being part of your children’s lives!

We wish you all a very Blessed New Year!

Mr. Hermie, Mrs. Shewbridge, Mrs. Watson, Nurse David, Mrs. Kubicki & Mrs. Cornforth


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

  • No School
    Monday, January 15, 2018
  • ASCT Scholarship Application Opens
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    12:00 p.m.
  • Educational Speaker Series ft. Sarah Swafford
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    7:00 p.m., SCPHS Black Box Theater
  • Price Increase for Dads’ Club Casino Night
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    $50/person before 1/19. $65/person 1/20-27.
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT – Contact Catholic high schools for details)
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • OLMC Parish Women’s Studies Retreat
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Mass in church followed by retreat in McCready Hall
  • Used Uniform Sale
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    1:00-4:00 p.m., Between McCready Hall and the Church
  • Deadline to register for Falcon Spring Sports
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • TRIP/Fry’s Community Rewards Statements Due
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Dads’ Club Annual Casino Night
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    5:30-9:30 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Catholic Schools Week
    Monday-Friday, January 29 – February 3, 2018

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


⇒Apply for an ASCT Scholarship ASAP

⇒Last chance to get tickets for $50/person for Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

Sign up to help out at the Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

⇒Enroll your students in the Chess Club

⇒Grades K-5 can join these computer programming classes from Coding with Kids

⇒Register 5th-8th graders for Falcon Spring Sports, Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball

⇒Review the January Menu for school lunches and order by Sundays at 3pm

⇒Have fun helping out at Field Day on January 30th from 12:15-3:00 p.m.

⇒Bring food items to contribute to the SVdP Food Drive during Catholic Schools Week

⇒Purchase Harkins Loyalty Cups and See’s Valentine Candy during FFT hours

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT gift cards

⇒Share the Falcon Fund-a-Need link with friends of OLMC

Volunteerto help out on campus or from home

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with thisvideo

⇒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 social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter

4. Apply for an ASCT Scholarship ASAP

The 2018-19 Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT) Application will open at NOON on Monday, January 15, 2018. The application can be found on their website – While the application will remain open until April 30, 2018, ASCT recommends that all applications be submitted as close to January 15 as possible to increase the chances of receiving funding.

5. Enroll now: Coding with Kids & Chess Club

Check out these two exciting opportunities. Each one requires a minimum number of students, so be sure to register ASAP!

Coding with Kids FlyerChess Club Registration Form

6. OLMC Festival – Mt. Carmel Fiesta – News

Our 2018 school festival is in need of the following lead positions – Kids Raffle, Book Sales and Ticket Sales.  The leads would be responsible for tasks leading up to the festival and day of the festival including setting up, overseeing the festival day volunteers, and cleaning up. Contact our festival chairman, Jamon Reval, for more information.





The festival committee asked the talented OLMC students to submit designs for this year’s festival logo and they did not disappoint.  There was a total of 29 designs submitted! Thank you for all the wonderful designs.

Congratulations to this year’s festival logo contest winners:

Winning Entries – Festival T-Shirt & Ride Wrist Band

2 Winners:  Madeline Pabst (7B) & Ava Kohl (6B)

1st Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt

Evelyn Hall (4B)

2nd Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt

Ashley Gyhra (7B)

The winning designs will be used as a logo on the festival T-Shirts, souvenir cups, and all of our festival related items.  T-shirts will be on sale in the coming weeks.

7. Register now for Falcon Spring Sports

Spring SportsRegistration

Registration is now open for Falcon Spring Sports (Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball). Paperwork can picked up from and returned to the front office. You can also download paperwork from the school website. A $40 sports fee is due at the time of registration. For any additional information please contact the Athletic Director at

8. Field Day Volunteers

Volunteer for Field Day


Field Day is an afternoon of fun and games for the students of OLMC during Catholic Schools Week. The children are divided into three levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each level is divided into groups of 4-6 children. These children will then go to 15 different stations with their groups and play a game against another group. At least 1-2 parents are needed for each station at each level. The games are not hard, and all instruction and materials will be provided and setup for you.

Home & School will provide lunch for each volunteer starting at 12:15 p.m., but please check in by 12:30 p.m. to get your assignment. Volunteers should dress for the weather (layers are good, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses, too).

If it is raining on this day and administration deems it necessary to change the date of the field day, the rain day will be Thursday, February 1st.

Please click on the Sign-up Genius link if you would like to volunteer.

For questions, please contact the field day coordinator, LeeAnne Cardenas, at or phone/text 602-578-5777.