Newsletter: December 2, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I wanted to thank the Dad’s Club for a hosting their movie night this weekend. I appreciate all the work they put into organizing the event. The movie was cute!

As we begin the Advent season, we will start praying together in the morning before school and lighting the Advent Wreath. The 7thgrade students will lead us in prayer. This will begin at 8:05 am. If you have a few minutes, please stay and pray with us.

Friday is a half day with a 12:30 dismissal. The children can also wear jeans and a spirit shirt.

As Christmas break approaches, I would invite all families to use our FFT program for all your gift card and present buying needs. Thank you to all our families who have met their FFT minimum and continue to use the program to benefit the students. There are currently a number of bonuses that can be taken advantage of, and FFT will be sold at the Christmas play on December 19th.

I would ask all parents help in cleaning up a couple of issues in the parking lot. When dropping off students in the morning, please do so on the south side of the lot so parishioners exiting from morning mass and staff members entering for the day can navigate the north side safely. Also, as you enter campus, please enter slowly and be aware of pedestrians crossing and cross traffic moving to the front of the church at the exit. Please park on the south side of the parking lot in the afternoon. It is dangerous to exit through the north side as the children are waiting there. When leaving at the end of the day, please use the crosswalk so the children remain safe. Thank you for your diligence in making the pick-up and drop-off processes safe for all.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. 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.

  • Advent Begins
    Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Advent Prayers & Wreath Lighting
    Weekdays during Advent
    8:05 a.m.
  • First Friday – Early Release/Spirit Dress
    Friday, December 7, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • Advent Worship Evening
    Sunday, December 9, 2018
    5:00 p.m.
  • St. Nick Breakfast
    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    8:30-10:30 a.m., McCready Hall
  • Christmas Program
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
  • Early Release – End of Second Quarter
    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • No School – Christmas Break
    Friday, December 21, 2018-Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • School Resumes – Third Quarter Begins
    Monday, January 7, 2019

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Register for St. Nick Breakfast

⇒Use FFT Cards for holiday shopping and gifting

⇒Watch for information on Stuff the Stockings 2018

⇒Save the date for the Dad’s Club Casino Night

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Click the links in the side bar to learn more about diocesan Catholic high schools

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

⇒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

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. FFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Tackle your FFT family minimum for Christmas! Stop by the office or after mass to purchase FFT cards for shopping and gifting. Check out the website (here) to shop the current list of cards. Order online and have the cards sent home with your student or available for you to pick up in the office. Here are some more ideas for how to incorporate FFT into this season of giving.
1)  Extended holiday hours make it easy! Cash or Check only.

2)  Treat your employees to FFT gift cards.

3) Give the gift of chocolate from See’s Candy.

5) Pay your FFT balance in December and take as a donation on your taxes.

5. ADVENT WORSHIP EVENING

Come join our world-class OLMC musicians for a night of praise, worship, and free food! All people from young to old are encouraged to attend this lively but prayerful evening. You will not be disappointed!

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