Newsletter: September 16, 2018

Falcon Five-2


Dear OLMC Families,

One of the many benefits of the FFT Program is that it helps fund field trips, and this week had the first field trip of the year. The seventh graders went to the Arizona Science Lab. In Language Arts, the seventh graders have been reading Rocket Boys, which is a memoir about Homer Hickman, a NASA engineer who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space. Prior to going to the lab, Tom Balu, Mrs. Knox’s cousin, who is a rocket engineer, came to school and spoke to the children about how rockets work.

While at the Arizona Science Lab, the children listened to a presentation of Newton’s Laws to learn how and why rockets work. Then they learned how to calculate how high the rocket could launch. The children were put into groups where they created and launched their own rockets. The rocket that flew the highest went 369 feet in the air!

Friday is a half-day with a 12:30 p.m. early dismissal. Students are permitted to wear spirit shirts on Friday with their uniform shorts, pants, skirts or skorts. No jeans should be worn as it is not a first Friday.


Mrs. Shewbridge


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2018-19 School Year Calendar – Printable

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

  • “Unlocking the Gifts & Charisms of the Holy Spirit”
    Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 2018
    7:15-8:45 p.m., OLMC Parish Church
  • Early Release – Spirit Shirts/Uniform Bottoms
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • School Pictures
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Registration Due – SCP Kids Spiritline Clinic
    Friday, September 28, 2018


⇒Contribute to and share the Falcon Fund-a-Need Campaign with friends of OLMC

⇒Check out Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒Sign up for the Seton Spiritline Kids Clinic

⇒Register for the St. Philomena Mother-Daughter Retreat

⇒Support Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag Football at their home games this week

⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote

⇒Encourage 4-8th graders who need homework help to attend Learning Labs

⇒Check out the Cub Scouts (K-5) or Boy Scouts (6-12)

⇒Join the Fall Women’s Studies Ministry for an 11-week look at Revelation

Order school lunches for the week or more at

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


photography of person using macbookAugust Kids Club statements were emailed out on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Please review your Kids Club statement via email and/or in RenWeb. Contact Maryanne Patterson at Kids Club with any questions or concerns by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Fry’s Community Rewards Statements Due

The last cycle ran from June 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,454.67!

In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you must bring us a copy of your Fry’s account that reflects the amount of your donation. Please drop off your statement in the school office or send it in your FFT envelope.

Forward this information to any family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors that may be donating on your behalf and have them follow the above steps. Please notate your student/family name on all statements.

Please turn in your statement by October 12th to have the credit applied to this years rebate. 

*** GREAT NEWS:  We now have Fry’s back in our inventory.  We are carrying $50’s, $100’s, $250’s & $500’s at 4%.

Albertson’s Cards Changing September 24th

On September 24, 2018, Albertsons will be moving to a new card. If you order Albertsons after this date, you will receive the card below. Additionally, after September 24th, you will NOT be able to reload the card you currently have. You will have to purchase this new card and register it before reloading for Albertsons.

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