Newsletter: September 30, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear Parents,

This year many Catholic leaders are exploring the topic of the Youth, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. To celebrate this, Father John blessed a Crucifix during the Wednesday Mass, and it is currently displayed in KA. Each week the crucifix will travel from classroom to classroom with a book of prayers. In conjunction with the commencement of the traveling crucifix, this past week the Faith Formation Committee volunteered in each classroom helping the students create their own crucifix icon of the San Damiano Crucifix. The artwork turned out beautifully! Additionally, you may have heard that each classroom has “adopted” one or two seminarians to pray for throughout the year as they are discerning their vocations.

I want to thank the Faith Formation Committee and all the parents who volunteered to help with Art Masterpiece. Your time and talent are appreciated!

On October 4th we will have our annual Pet Blessing to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis. Children in kindergarten through third grade will be able to have their pets blessed. The pets are to remain with mom or dad and be taken home immediately after the blessing. In lieu of bringing your pet, your child may bring a stuffed animal to the blessing to represent the pet.

Also on October 4th we will also host a “How to Afford a Catholic Education” night in the Library. If you have not had an opportunity to attend, please do so.

Over the weekend of October 6thand 7th, we are asking the school children to wear their uniforms to Mass in celebration of Catholic schools. At each of these Masses members of the Student Leadership Team will be passing out information about Catholic Education Arizona and how to donate funds to the school so every child who wants a Catholic education is able to afford one. Please show your support by having your children wear their uniforms. Thank you.

Friday, October 5th is a first Friday 12:30 dismissal. The children may wear their spirit shirts and jeans or jean shorts. Please see the handbook for any questions pertaining to the Spirit Day dress.

Sincerely,

Kelly Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

2018-19 School Year Calendar – Printable

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

  • Winter Sports Registration Open
    Monday, September 24 – Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • “Unlocking the Gifts & Charisms of the Holy Spirit”
    Monday, October 1, 2018
    7:15-8:45 p.m., OLMC Parish Church
  • Trunk or Treat Candy Drive
    October 1-12, 2018
  • Annual SVdP Thanksgiving Collection Begins
    October 1-November 9, 2018
  • Vision Screenings (All Students)
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Annual Pet Blessing (K-3)
    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    8:40 a.m., Basketball Courts
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • First Friday Early Release – Spirit (Jeans) Day Dress
    Friday, October 5, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • Seton Spiritline Kids Clinic
    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Seton Catholic Prep
  • Fry’s Community Rewards Statements Due
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • No School – Diocesan In-Service
    Friday, October 12, 2018
  • No School – Fall Break
    Monday-Tuesday, October 15-16, 2018
  • Used Uniform Sale
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    2:30-3:45 p.m., Courtyard
  • Winter Sports Registration Late-Close
    Wednesday-Friday, 17-19, 2018

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

*Read this announcement if you qualify to receive Corporate Funds for scholarships*

⇒Donate bags of candy for the Trunk or Treat Candy Drive contest

⇒Participate in OLMC’s first ever Trunk or Treat

⇒Send your used uniforms in to the office for this month’s sale

⇒Turn in registration packets for Winter Sports (Girls Softball/Boys Basketball)

⇒Register for the St. Philomena Mother-Daughter Retreat

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

⇒Check out Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Complete or renew your Safe Environment Certification

⇒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)

Order school lunches for the week or more at olmc.boonli.com

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

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

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION OPEN

Sports LogoWinter Sports Registration is now open!

Winter Sports consist of Girls Softball and Boys Basketball. Registration packets can be picked up in the front office and then returned there once ALL forms are completed.Please note that the Transportation form must be notarized, which Mrs. Watson can do in the office. Once ALL forms are completed and turned in, the student will be added to the roster.

Important Dates:

9/24-10/11- Regular Registration and Regular Fee

10/17-10/19- Late Registration and Late Fee

*After 10/19 registration will be closed for Winter Sports and packets will no longer be accepted.*

Please contact Mr. Sanders if you have any questions or concerns.


5. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE NURSE’S OFFICE

HEALTH SCREENINGS

healthy clinic doctor healthOctober is the month in which student health screenings are done. As in years past, students will be evaluated in the areas of height, weight, vision, blood pressure, and, for some grades, hearing. Vision screening will take place for all students on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The remaining parameters will be measured over the next four weeks. The state of Arizona mandates annual health screenings; however, if you wish to exempt your child from these screenings, please notify the nurse’s office. Upon completion of your child’s screening, you will be notified, in writing, of any finding which indicates a need for follow-up.  If there is no need for follow-up, the results will become part of your child’s electronic health file and are always available to you at your request.


BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU

 Thank you to all who came out to support our recent blood drive. Because of your kindness and willingness to donate, we had the best drive in the history of OLMC blood drives! At the end of the day, a total of 55 units of blood was collected!  The truly amazing thing is that each single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into several components. The blood collected at OLMC’s drive can help save up to 165 lives! Our gratitude goes out not only to the donors but to all who offered prayers on our behalf.

Thank you!

Shannon David, RN

Jacob Hayton, Knights of Columbus

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