1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
Dear OLMC Community,
Second semester is officially underway. It was great to welcome the students back to campus this week!
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 30th. Attached are the tuition rates. Packets will come home with the students next Tuesday, January 22nd. If you do not belong to the parish and want to receive the In-Parish tuition rate, you need to take the Parish certification to your church as soon as possible. This will need to be returned with the registration packet.
Next Friday, support OLMC by purchasing pizza from Papa John’s. There are four locations willing to give 20% of the sale back to the school. Make it an even better deal and purchase your FFT prior to going to pick it up. After a long week of work, doesn’t a pizza sound great?!? Flyers will be sent home this week with locations. Thank you for your support!
Saturday night is Casino Night! Please stop by the office to purchase your tickets. I look forward to seeing you there!
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive begins this week. The flyer is attached.
Have a wonderful week,
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.
- SVdP Food Drive
January 1-February 1, 2019
- Dad’s Club Casino Night
Saturday, January 19, 2019
- Register for OLMC Parish Women’s Spring Session
Sunday, January 20, 2019
After all Masses
- No School – MLK Day Observed
Monday, January 21, 2019
- 2019-20 Re-Registration Forms Sent Home
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- Fry’s Quarterly Statements due for TRIP
Friday, January 25, 2019
- Deadline for Spring Sports Registration
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
- Catholic Schools Week
Monday-Friday, January 28-February 1, 2019
- Field Day
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
- Registration Form Turn In
Wednesday-Friday, January 30-February 8, 2019
7:45-8:00 a.m., McCready Hall OR 2:30-3:30 p.m. Library
- Early Dismissal
Friday, February 1, 2019
- Revised hours for Registration Form Turn In
Friday, February 1, 2019
7:45-8:00 a.m., McCready Hall OR 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Library
3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS
- Apply for the 2018-19 TOPS Scholarship
- Apply for the remaining Scholarship Applications for 2018-19
- Get started on 2019-20 Scholarship Applications
⇒Donate to the SVdP Food Drive for Catholic Schools Week
⇒Buy your tickets for the Dad’s Club Casino Night
⇒Sign up to help out at the Dad’s Club Casino Night
⇒Volunteer to help with Field Day
⇒Turn in registration forms for 5-8 Girls Basketball/Boys Baseball
⇒Read the December 2018 TRIP Report
⇒Check out the current Overstock FFT Deals
⇒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
⇒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
⇒Volunteer to help out on campus or from home
⇒Contribute to and share the Falcon Fund-a-Need Campaign with friends of OLMC
4. 2019-20 TUITION, RE-REGISTRATION, & SCHOLARSHIPS
TUITION AND RE-REGISTRATION
- Please read the above document for new tuition rates and registration information.
- Re-registration packets will be sent home with your oldest child on Tuesday, January 22nd.
- List new Kindergarten students on the front of the paperwork. After the Registration Forms are turned in, additional Kindergarten paperwork will be sent home after March 1st.
- Registration Fee: $125 per family Jan 30 – Feb 8, 2019. LATE Registration Fee: $250 per family.
- From Jan 30-Feb 8, 2019, tables will be set up in McCready Hall from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. AND in the Library 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Note: Feb 1st11:30 am -2:30 pm due to early dismissal) to accept your completed Registration Forms or to assist and answer any questions regarding them.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Many scholarship applications are now open for the 2019-20 school year. Please see the updated list below for dates and links.
2019– 20 Scholarship Application Opening Dates
Of special note, Catholic Education Arizona’s (CEA) application procedure has changed from two rounds to one. From the Tuition and Registration document:
Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) – The scholarship application process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. The application deadline is Monday, April 15th . There will only be ONE ROUND for CEA this year. There WILL NOT be a Second Round, so be sure to meet the April 15thdeadline if you wish to be considered for a scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. (No Exceptions.) All applications must be completed online at www.fairapp.com including all required uploaded documents. Application is not complete until FAIR receives all required documentation. Applicants will receive an email from FAIR stating either your application is complete or further documents are required. The fee is $27.00. The school code is 700 and the school password is cea700. Parents will be notified of the disposition of your submitted application from CEA by June 30, 2019 (estimated date).
5. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ACTIVITIES AND FALCON SPRING SPORTS
SVdP FOOD DRIVE
FIELD DAY NEEDS YOU!
It takes many volunteers to have a successful and fun day for the students.
Please consider spending the afternoon from 12:15 – 3:00 pm with us.
Field Day is an afternoon of fun and games for all the children at OLMC. We break the kids into three levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each level is divided into groups of 4-6 children. These children will then go to 15 different stations with their group and play a game against another group. We need at least 1-2 parents for each station at each level. The games are not hard, and all instructions and materials and setup will be provided for you.
Home & School will provide lunch for each volunteer at 12:15.
Sign up by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cabaf2fab9-field4
See you on Field Day!
LeeAnne Cardenas, Field Day coordinator
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration is now open for Spring Sports.
CYAA Spring Sports are 5th-8th grade Girls Basketball and 5th-8th grade Boys Baseball. If you are interested in registering your student, sports packets can be picked up in the front office or printed here http://www.olmcschool.info/parent-forms.
Please complete all paperwork in the packet and return to the front office. Registration will close on 1/25/19. Please contact Mr. Sanders with any questions.
2019 OLMC FESTIVAL “CONNECT WITH US” NEWS
The festival committee is searching for volunteers to fill the following lead positions – Executive Committee Chairman for Games & Booths, Book Sale and Sno-Cone, Popcorn & Ice Cream. The leads would be responsible for tasks leading up to the festival and day of the festival, including setting up, overseeing the festival day volunteers, and cleaning up. Contact our festival chairman, Jamon Reval, for more information.