Newsletter: December 16, 2018

Falcon Five-2

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I wanted to begin by thanking all the volunteers and Dad’s Club for their assistance with the St. Nicholas breakfast. The children had a great time, as well as the adults! Thank you for all your efforts.

Spirit Week will begin on Monday! Please see the attached flyer. There are specifics for the dress code, so please take note.

Tuesday we will have a dress rehearsal for the Christmas program at 1:00 in the church. Parents and grandparents are welcome to come.

Wednesday evening will be the Christmas Program. The children may arrive in their classrooms beginning at 6:30pm. Prior to that they need to remain with their parents. The doors of the church will open at 6:30pm.

We will not have Mass on Wednesday. Mass will take place on the last day, Thursday, at 11:30. The children need to be in Mass uniform.

There will be no Learning Labs this week.

Dad’s Club is hosting Casino Night on January 19th. This is such a fun event and a great way to meet and get to know other parents. It is also an easy way to raise money for the school. Registration forms are in the office. They are also looking for sponsors for the event.

This will be the last Principal Corner for 2018. I want to wish all of you a very safe and blessed Christmas with your families.

Kelly Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


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 Prayers & Wreath Lighting
    Weekdays during Advent
    8:05 a.m.
  • FFT Available Daily
    Monday-Friday, December 10-20, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m. (12:00-1:00 p.m. 12/20)
  • Spirit Week
    Monday-Wednesday, December 17-19, 2018
    No Learning Labs. Mass on Thursday instead of Wednesday.
  • Deadline for Stuff the Stockings Contributions
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    1:00 p.m., Parents/Grandparents welcome
  • OLMC’S Annual Christmas Program
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
  • School Mass – Mass Dress
    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    11:30 a.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
  • FFT Available After Masses
    Sunday, December 23, 2018
    9:00 & 11:00 a.m., OLMC Parish
  • School Resumes – Third Quarter Begins
    Monday, January 7, 2019

PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Use FFT Cards for holiday shopping and gifting

⇒Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Turn in your contributions for Stuff the Stockings 2018

⇒Note the wardrobe and arrival guidlines for the Christmas Program

⇒Order a 2018-19 Yearbook for only $35 before Christmas break

⇒Apply for the TOPS Scholarship

⇒Sign up for the FREE Middle School Winter Football Camp at SCP

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

⇒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


SPIRIT WEEKWinter Spirit Week 18


STUFF THE STOCKINGS OF TEACHERS AND STAFF

Stuff the Stockings 2018-2It is that time of the year again, when we are starting to think about Christmas and gift giving. For those of you who are thinking about purchasing gifts for the teachers, specials teachers, and staff, the following information may help you with your planning.

We realize that each of us cannot contribute as much as our hearts desire, but combined we are able to provide nice gifts for our teachers and staff. In keeping with this tradition, we are taking up a Christmas collection that is strictly voluntary.

Attached you will find the names of the teachers, specials teachers, and staff of OLMC.  You may give an amount specifically to individuals by indicating so on the form, or you may mark the box indicating that your donation will be evenly distributed among all the names on the list.

If you choose to participate:

  • Complete the attached form
  • Enclose cash or check payable to OLMC
  • Return it to the school office by December 18th

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 480-967-8791.

Thank you and Merry Christmas,

Home and School Board


OLMC’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

OLMC'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMThis Year’s Christmas Program, Jenna’s Epiphany and Micah’s Gift will be held in the church on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00pm.
The children may arrive in their classrooms beginning at 6:30 p.m. Prior to that they must remain with their parents. The doors of the church will open at 6:30 p.m.
Mrs. Mulligan has sent home a letter with details regarding wardrobe and arrival. The students have been working hard to learn their parts and are eager to share with you. We look forward to seeing you there!

 


LOST AND FOUND

Lost-and-foundThe Lost and Found will be put out in front of the school office until Wednesday, December 19 at 3:00 pm. Anything left will be donated.

 


ORDER A YEARBOOK FOR ONLY $35

yearbookThis week is your last chance to order an OLMC 2018-19 Yearbook for only $35! In January, the price goes up to $45.


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.
  • Pay your FFT balance by 12/20 and take it as a donation on your taxes.FFT Tax Deduction
  • Extended holiday hours make it easy! Cash or Check only.


TOPS FOR KIDS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Download the Scholarship Information here: TOPS Scholarship Stories

TOPS Scholarship Stories

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