Newsletter: January 6, 2019

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break. I am excited to welcome the children back tomorrow. Even though they were only away from school for two weeks, they always seem to grow and change so much over the break! We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this second semester.

On Monday, the kindergarteners will begin to play on their new playground! I appreciate everyone’s patience with this process. It looks wonderful. Thank you to Jeff Harb, owner of Harb Renovations, for all his hard work. Thank you also to the Dad’s Club who came out Tuesday night to help transport the old play set and clean up the playground. It looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the faces of the children and teachers when they see it!!

Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, January 9th.

Friday, January 11this a half day Spirit Jeans Day. The children may wear their jeans and spirit shirts. They will be dismissed at 12:30.

Saturday, January 12this the HSPT for all the 8thgrade students who are applying to Catholic high schools.

Saturday, January 19ththe Dad’s Club will also be hosting Casino Night. If you have not had the opportunity to purchase your tickets, please stop by the office to do so. Additionally, we are still looking for sponsors. If you are willing to be a sponsor for the event, please let me know! Supporting Casino Night through your attendance or sponsorship is one way to help us raise the 20% we need for our portion of the Shea Grant. More about this fundraising is to come in future communication.

The last week of January is Catholic Schools Week. We will be looking for volunteers for Field Day on Tuesday, January 29th from noon to 3. We will also be collecting food for St. Vincent de Paul, and all the children will be working together to pack food boxes that week. As we get closer to Catholic Schools Week, an itinerary of all the events we have planned will be sent home.

Finally, as we begin the second semester, I want to take an opportunity to thank all our parent volunteers who give so much to the school. You truly help build community and enrich the experiences the children have here at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. If you have not had the opportunity to volunteer at the school, please stop by the office. We always have lots of things for you to do!

Happy New Year and God bless,

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.

  • School Resumes – Third Quarter Begins
    Monday, January 7, 2019
  • FFT Available-Morning Only
    Monday, January 7, 2019
    7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • FFT Regular Hours Resume
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
    7:45-8:45 a.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m. (12:00-1:00 p.m. Early Release)
  • Report Cards
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Early Release-Spirit Jeans Day
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    12:30 p.m.
  • HSPT for 8th Graders
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Free Middle School Football Camp
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., SCP
  • Register for OLMC Parish Women’s Spring Session
    Sunday, January 13 & 20, 2019
    After all Masses
  • Dad’s Club Casino Night
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    5:00-9:30 p.m.
  • No School – MLK Day Observed
    Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Fry’s Quarterly Statements due for TRIP
    Friday, January 25, 2019
  • OLMC Parish Women’s Winter Retreat 
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    8:00 a.m. Mass in Church, Retreat 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in McCready Hall

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Buy your tickets for the Dad’s Club Casino Night

Sign up to help out at the Dad’s Club Casino Night

⇒Apply for the TOPS Scholarship

⇒Check out the current Overstock FFT Deals

⇒Attend the FREE Middle School Winter Football Camp at SCP

⇒Join the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry for their Winter Retreat

⇒Register for the OLMC Parish Women’s Ministry’s Spring Session

⇒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. TOPS FOR KIDS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Download the Scholarship Information here: TOPS Scholarship Stories

TOPS Scholarship Stories


5. NEWS FROM FFT & TRIP

FFT 2018-19-PLEASE REVIEW YOUR FFT RenWeb STATEMENT TODAY!
As a courtesy, 2018-19 FFT Remaining Balance Statements were emailed out on 12-27-18.  Any FFT earned between 12-27-18 and 04-30-19 will be applied to your account and reduce your running balance. You still have time to meet your FFT minimum, so keep purchasing! Please contact Cindy Younger at cindy@olmctempe.com with any questions regarding your current balance or other FFT questions.

FRY’S QUARTERLY STATEMENTS DUE

fry's rewardsThe cycle ran from September 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,408.48!

In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you must bring us a copy from 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 who may be donating on your behalf and have them follow the above steps. Please notate your student/family name on the statement.

Please turn in your statement by January 25th 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%.

Link as many VIP cards to OLMC as possible!


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