Newsletter: October 21, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Families,

Conference slips went home this past week. Please make sure you return the form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday. Confirmation of conference times will be sent home on Thursday. Conferences will take place October 31-November 2. Please remember each of those days is a half-day for the students. The children will be dismissed at 12:30.

Trunk or Treat will take place next Saturday, October 27th. There will be food trucks for snacks or dinner, and these trucks only accept cash. There will also be music, face painting by the 7thgraders, and the Faith Formation Committee will have crafts for the children.

Thank you so much for all of the candy donations for Trunk or Treat. We had 100% school participation in the candy donation, so everyone will receive a popsicle treat on Thursday to celebrate. In addition, those classes who had 100% participation of their own have earned a Spirit Jeans Day for this Friday, October 26th. Check out this list to see if your class earned the jeans day. (If your class is not on the list, please dress in your regular uniform on Friday.) The big winners were from KB, Mrs. Montanez’s class, who earned the jeans day and an ice cream social with their donation of 49 bags of candy!

For those of you who have students in grades 6-8, please be aware that the Catholic high schools open houses are approaching. If you have never attended an open house at one of our Catholic high schools, it is a fantastic opportunity for you and your student(s) to tour the school, get information on academic, co-curricular and faith formation programs, and speak with school personnel to answer any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Kelly Shewbridge

Principal

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 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.

  • Deadline to register trunks for Trunk or Treat
    Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Deadline for All Saints/All Souls Photos
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Early Dismissal – Candy Winners Spirit Day
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat
    Saturday, October 27, 2018
    3:30-5:00 p.m., OLMC School Fields
  • Picture Retakes
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Book Fair (cash or credit only)
    Tuesday-Friday, October 30-November 2, 2018
    8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Early Dismissal – First Semester Conferences
    Wednesday-Friday, October 31-November 2, 2018
    12:30 p.m. Dismissal. Conferences to follow at appointment times.
  • No School Mass – Regular Uniform Dress
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • School Mass-Solemnity of All Saints-Mass Dress
    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    11:30 a.m.
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    5:30-7:00 p.m., OLMC School Library
  • A Taste of Kindergarten
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    8:45-10:30 a.m.

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Showcase your trunk & join us for OLMC’s first ever Trunk or Treat

⇒Include your family and friends’ pictures in the All Saints/All Souls Billboard

⇒Donate food items to the SVdP Annual Thanksgiving Collection

⇒Stock up on books at the Book Fair (cash or credit only)

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

⇒Read up on changes to logging in to Renweb

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

⇒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

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. TRUNK OR TREAT

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It’s finally here! This weekend all OLMC Catholic School families are invited to attend the first-ever “Trunk-or-Treat”!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
Time: 3:30pm—5:00pm
Place: Designated areas of the OLMC Catholic School Playground

This is a safe, community event where children may collect candy from the trunks of creatively decorated cars. This event will also feature biblically-centered crafts and food trucks to purchase snacks and dinner.


Join in the festivities

All OLMC families are invited to trick or treat; however, if you’d like to really join in the festivities, you can volunteer to participate in the following ways.


Trunk or Treat Feast

Come hungry and cash-in-hand to the Trunk or Treat!

Food trucks on-site will include:

  • AZHotdog.com
  • Kona Ice
  • TziKii Food Truck

Big Winners

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*100% School Participation*

Popsicles for everyone on Thursday, October 25th

*Spirit Jeans Day Dress Winners*

These classes had 100% participation in the Candy Drive and won a Jeans Day this Friday, October 26th.

Congratulations to KB, Mrs. Montanez’s class! With their donation of 49 bags of candy, they won both a jeans day and an ice cream social!


5. NOVEMBER EVENTS

Beginning these final weeks of October and into November, OLMC will be abuzz with activity. Here are a few things we’re looking forward to.

  • All Saints/All Souls Billboard
    • Remember by Wednesday, October 24th to send your photos in to the office or by email to Mary at me_crowell@yahoo.com.
  • Book Fair
    • Arrive early or stay late after your conference to check out the book fair in the library. Cash or credit only please.
    • 10/30-11/2. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • First Semester Conferences
    • Turn in appointment forms to teachers.
    • Attend conferences 10/31-11/2 by appointment.
    • Early dismissal (12:30 p.m.) 10/31-11/2 for all students.
  • Solemnity of All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation
    • Note the mass change from Wednesday to Thursday to observe the holy day.
  • Annual St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Collection going on now.
    • Please consult this list to find out which food items your student can donate.
    • Collection ends Friday, November 9th.
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    • Thursday, November 8
  • Taste of Kindergarten
    • Monday, November 12
  • Coffree/Used Uniform Sale
    • Missed the uniform sale this week? Join us for “coffree” before school for community and to pick up uniform pieces you need to finish out the semester.
    • Friday, November 16
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Newsletter: August 12, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,

I want to thank our faculty, students, and parents for a fantastic first week of the school year! It has been wonderful to have the students back on campus, interacting with their friends, and working hard in the classrooms.

I would like to thank our Home and School Board for hosting the first Coffree of the year. It was great to see so many of you there!

Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The parking lot will be very full on Wednesday, so please be extra patient at dismissal.

We will begin Learning Labs on Tuesday, August 14th. Learning Labs are open for students in grades 4-8 from 3:15 to 3:45 to go to their teachers for extra assistance if needed. Learning Labs are every Tuesday and Thursday. Please pick up your student at the classroom at 3:45. Those students not picked up will be signed into Kid’s Club.

We look forward to seeing the Kindergarten-6th grade parents on Tuesday, August 14th for Back to School Night. There will be a short presentation in the Church, and then everyone will move to the classrooms. This event is for parents only. The Junior High Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd.

Finally, Saturday, August 18th is the Dad’s Club Back to School BBQ. The BBQ will begin at 5:30pm. This is always such a fun night of food, friends and fellowship! This year there will be BINGO, too! Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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.

  • Pack 71 “Back to Scouting” Ice Cream Social
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    6:15-7:30 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Learning Labs for grades 4-8
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    3:15-3:45 p.m., Classrooms
  • Back to School Night, K-6, Parents Only
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m., Church
  • Weekly School Mass – Mass dress
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    2:00 p.m., Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Learning Labs for grades 4-8
    Thursday, August 16, 2018
    3:15-3:45 p.m., Classrooms
  • Dad’s Club Back-to-School BBQ
    Saturday, August 18, 2018
    5:30 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Coding with Kids Classes Begin
    Monday, August 20, 2018
    3:00/15-4:00/15 p.m.
  • Junior High Night, Parents Only
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m., Church
  • Fall Sports Registration Closes
    Friday, August 24, 2018

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

Sign up to help out or bring a dish to the Dad’s Club BBQ

⇒Celebrate the new school year at the Dad’s Club Back-to-School BBQ

⇒Register 2nd-8th graders for the Fall Coding with Kids classes

⇒Learn more about and sign up for Boy Scout Troop 71 at their Ice Cream Social

⇒Complete and turn in Fall Sports registration packets by 8/24

⇒Encourage 4-8th graders who need homework help to attend T/Th Learning Labs

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

⇒Check out the new Bonus/Overstock FFT Deals this week

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

⇒Share the Falcon Fund-a-Need link with friends of OLMC

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. TRIP REPORT

TRIP Report - July 18


 

5. EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

FALL SPORTS

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Registration for fall sports is officially open and will close Friday, August 24th. Any student in 5th-8th grade is eligible to sign up. The sports for fall are girls volleyball and boys flag football. 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.

For any questions please feel free to reach out to Mr. Sanders,  scottsanders@olmcschool.info.


CODING WITH KIDS FALL SESSION

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Coding with Kids’ Fall Session begins next week, Monday, August 20th. Two classes will be offered for grades 2-5, and one class will be offered for grades 6-8. Computer programming topics such as game development and animation will be covered. Classes at OLMC run after school on a weekly basis for seven weeks. Click the link above for more about the classes and how to register.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 71

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If you have a boy in Kindergarten to 8th grade, please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship at our “Back to Scouting” Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 13, 2018 in McCready Hall.  Pack 71 is a very active pack that just celebrated 60 years at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel! In addition, we are rebuilding Boy Scout Troop 71and are looking for new scouts and parents to join. Come and learn more about Boy Scouting at OLMC.  The fun begins at 6:15 and ends at 7:30 pm. For more information, please contact Peter Walterscheid at 602-723-1720 or Kathy Polowski at 480-244-6806.

Newsletter: August 5, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! As we look forward to the start of the year, there is some general information I want to share to help you and your student prepare for a return to campus.

On Monday, August 6thwe will welcome all families back to campus for orientation and Meet the Teacher. Orientation will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. in McCready Hall. All families need to attend orientation to fill out forms, learn who their teacher will be for the upcoming year, and drop off supplies to classrooms. There will be a used uniform sale, you can purchase yearbooks for only $20.00, and sign up for Fall sports. It is also a credit card day for FFT. Please remember when going to meet the teacher, all students must be accompanied by their parents as teachers will be unable to supervise them during this time. School will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday. We will celebrate the beginning of the school year Mass on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., and all students must come in Mass dress. As always, parents are welcome to attend our all-school Masses.

Home and School will be hosting the first Coffree of the year on Friday, August 10thbeginning at 7:45 a.m. Please stop by for coffee, a light breakfast and fellowship after you have taken your child to class. Here you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know the new Assistant Principal, Mr. Groseta.

I am excited to welcome the students back to campus! I hope that all our families have had an enjoyable summer vacation. See you tomorrow!

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.

  • Weekly School Lunch Orders Deadline
    Monday, August 6, 2018 (For week 8/7-10)
    2:00 p.m., https://olmc.boonli.com
  • Meet the Teacher/Orientation
    Monday, August 6, 2018
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., McCready Hall
  • First Day of School – Mass dress
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    8:15 a.m.
  • All-school Mass
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
  • No weekly Mass – Regular uniform dress
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Back to School “Coffree”
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m., McCready Hall
  • Back to School Night, K-6, Parents Only
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m., Church
  • Weekly School Mass – Mass dress
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
  • Junior High Night, Parents Only
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    6:00-8:00 p.m., Church
  • Dad’s Club Back to School BBQ
    Saturday, August 18, 2018

3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Complete summer homework packets to be turned in when school starts

⇒Bring cash or checks for purchases at Meet the Teacher/Orientation

⇒Plan your FFT charge purchases with these slips  FFT SLIP front chg FFT SLIP back chg

⇒Check out current Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT cards

⇒Drop off 2018-19 school supplies at Meet the Teacher/Orientation

⇒Purchase used uniforms at Meet the Teacher/Orientation

⇒Order a 2018-19 yearbook for only $20 at Meet the Teacher/Orientation

⇒Turn in your Fry’s Community Rewards statements by Tuesday, August 7th

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

⇒Share the Falcon Fund-a-Need link with friends of OLMC

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. ORIENTATION/MEET THE TEACHER 2018

Orientation/Meet the Teacher will take place on Monday, August 6th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in McCready Hall.

Note: Cash or Checks for most purchases

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  • Complete forms
  • Order OLMC Spirit Wear
  • Sign up for Fall Sports
    • Boys: Flag Football
    • Girls: Volleyball
  • Purchase used uniforms
  • FFT credit card day
    • Charge your scrip (4% and higher)!
  • Turn in Fry’s Community Rewards Statements
  • Buy refreshments from the 8th grade fundraising table
  • Purchase lunches/milk cards
  • Order the yearbook for only $20!
  • Pick up Schoolkidz school supplies if you ordered them
  • Drop off all school supplies in classrooms
  • Meet your 2018-19 teachers

Ordering School Lunches

Lunch service will start on the first day of school, Aug 7th.

Check out the August and September lunch menus.

Lunch costs $5 if ordered online beforehand or $6 walk up the day of lunch. You can order lunches at https://olmc.boonli.com. For the first time ordering on the website, you should use password OLMC1. In person, checks should be written to Orange You Happy Catering or OYHC.

Milk cards for the year will be available on Meet the Teacher/Orientation day at $20/year.  No more fuss and worry about ordering your child’s milk! Milk the day of lunch is still $0.25.

Lunch for the year or half the year can be purchased at a discounted rate. Contact Orange You Happy Catering at orangeyouhappycatering@gmail.com or 480-747-4026 for rates.

Tues, Aug 7th: French Toast Sticks
Wed, Aug 8th: Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Thurs, Aug 9th: Beef Soft Tacos
Friday, Aug 10th: Jr. High Pizza Fundraiser
Every day favorites: Chicken Caesar Salad, Mac & Cheese, Turkey Sandwich, Uncrustable PB & J


5. FOOD FOR THOUGHT (FFT)/TUITION REBATE INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TRIP)

Fry’s Community Rewards Statements

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To receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you must turn in a copy from your Fry’s account that reflects the amount of your donation. Notate your student/family name on all statements. Forward this information to any family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors that may be donating on your behalf and have them follow the above steps.

You can turn in your statements at Meet the Teacher/Orientation on Monday, August 6th, but please turn in all statements by Tuesday, August 7th to have the credit applied to this year’s rebate. 


Free Credit Card Charge Day for FFT

At Meet the Teacher/Orientation on August 6th, you can stock up on FFT Cards! Meet your TRIP minimum by purchasing cards 4% and higher with a charge card. Anything below 4% must be purchased as usual, with cash or checks made out to OLMC.

Plan your purchases with the most recent Bonus/Overstock report and the charge eligible lists here. FFT SALES SLIP front chg FFT SALES SLIP back chg