Newsletter: January 28, 2018

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Dear OLMC Community,hermie

I want to thank the Dad’s Club for hosting our annual Casino Night on Saturday. It was an outstanding event benefitting the school and a great opportunity for our parent community to gather for fellowship and fun. Thank you Dad’s Club for all your hard work in putting the event together, and I thank our donors who helped make the night a success.

This week the Diocese of Phoenix will celebrate Catholic Schools Week. At OLMC we have a full slate of events for our students to engage in.

On Monday morning, students will attend mass in the church at 8 a.m. I would ask that all parents do their best to have students on campus by that time. Any students who arrive after 8 a.m. will leave their backpacks in the hall and then be sent to the church.

On Tuesday students will participate in Field Day from 12:45-3:00 p.m. Students are permitted to wear their P.E. clothes during Field Day activities.

Our annual Catholic Schools Week Open House will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Our theme this year is “Sister Cities”. Please come join us to see what your student and all our classes have been working on to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

We will welcome Dr. Anne Borik to campus on Thursday to introduce her “Prayer in Motion” Program to our students.

The week will culminate with our annual food drive for St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you to those families who have already donated items. Items will be collected in classrooms until Friday.

I look forward to a fun-filled and celebratory week ahead.


Bruce Hermie


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


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

  • Catholic Schools Week
    Monday-Friday, January 29 – February 2, 2018
  • School Mass – Mass Dress
    Monday, January 29, 2018
    8:00 a.m., Students should arrive to school by 7:50 a.m.
  • Field Day
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    12:15-3:00 p.m., Pizza lunch provided for all students by Home & School
  • School Mass – Mass Dress
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
  • Open House: “Sister Cities – A Window to the World”
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • “Prayer in Motion” by Dr. Ann Borick
    Thursday, February 1, 2018
    1:00-1:35 p.m.
  • Early Dismissal – Jeans/Spirit Day Dress
    Friday, February 2, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • JPII Young Philosophers Club
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018
    3:15-4:30 p.m.

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


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! Please sign up to help out at Field Day!

⇒Congratulate those students who earned a spot on the Second Quarter Honor Roll

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

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

⇒Sign up your 6th – 8th graders for the JPII Young Philosophers Club

⇒Stay up-to-date on Scholarship Applications for 2018-19

⇒Note that Yearbook Pre-Order and Message deadline is February 16

⇒Register to attend the FREE Ladies Lenten Prep Retreat at OLMC Parish

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

⇒Review the February Menu forschool lunches . Order monthly or by Sundays at 3pm

⇒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. Thank You, Casino Night Sponsors

OLMC, and especially the OLMC Dad’s Club, would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s Casino Night.

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5. The John Paul II (JPII) Young Philosophers Club

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Beginning on Tuesday, February 6th from 3:15pm-4:30pm, students in grades 6-8 are invited to come together for a little debate, a little philosophy, a little wisdom, and A LOT of Takis and chocolate cake!  This year we will have 7 meetings in which we plan to explore some of life’s most important questions like, “Can I be Batman when I grow up?” or “Is my dog thinking what I am thinking?” or maybe even “Does my BFF WTBFM?” While having fun answering these (sometimes silly) questions, the students will also learn a lot about true courage, real friendship, and they just might figure out how best to discover who God really intends them to be.

Let us know you are interested by signing up at this link and we will keep you posted on meetings and topics.  For more information or to volunteer to help, feel free to contact Mary Crowell at 480-529-9657 or