Newsletter: October 22, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

This week we will celebrate the arrival of the Our Lady of Fatima statue to OLMC on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday at 1:45 p.m., a special video will be shown and will be followed by a rosary prayer session at 2:00 p.m. On Friday, we will celebrate our weekly school mass at 2 p.m.  Please make sure students are in mass dress on Friday. As always, parents are more than welcome to attend these events.

Thank you to all families who have returned their conference slips. You will receive confirmation of your conference times on Friday. Please remember that November 1st-3rd are half-days with a 12:30 p.m. dismissal for conferences. Kid’s Club will be open from 12:30-6:00 p.m. each of those days.

Sincerely,

Bruce Hermie

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. Calendar

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • School Mass Rescheduled
    Cancelled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, No Mass Dress
    Rescheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017, Mass Dress
  • Deadline to submit photos for the All Saints/Souls billboard
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Picture Retakes Rescheduled
    Cancelled for Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Rescheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Special Rosary Session Honoring Our Lady of Fatima
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
  • Used Uniform Sale
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Located between the church and McCready Hall
  • Diocesan Vocation Fair hosted by OLMC and Santa Margarita Parishes
    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Cub Scout Pack 71 Meeting
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    6:15 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal
    Wednesday-Friday, November 1-3, 2017
    12:30 p.m. Dismissal
  • OLMC Spirit Wear Order Deadline
    Friday, November 3, 2017

You can access the full calendar on our school website or print off the 2017-18 PDF calendar.


3. Parent Action Items

⇒Submit photos of the deceased for an All Saints/All Souls billboard by Wed., 10/25

⇒Turn in gently used uniforms with a safety pinned tag for the Used Uniform Sale

⇒Bring your family to the Diocesan Vocation Fair hosted by OLMC and Santa Margarita

⇒Contribute to the Student Leadership Team’s annual SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive

⇒Take advantage of your last chance to order OLMC Spirit Wear with this order form

⇒Have an unwanted Christmas tree or white lights? Donate them to Home & School!

⇒Check out the UPDATED Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT Cards

⇒Register for FREE TICKETS to a GCU Men’s Basketball Game

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with this video

⇒Order FFT cards at olmctempe.info or in person T/Th/F 7:45-8:45 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m.

⇒Order school lunches from Orange You Happy Catering by 3 p.m. on Sundays

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook  Twitter


 4. All Saints/All Souls Billboard

Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation): Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls): Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

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 5. Last Chance: OLMC Spirit Wear Pop-Up Shop

November OLMC SPIRIT WEARPOP UP SHOP

 

Don’t miss your last chance this school year to snag some of the new OLMC Spirit Wear before the hard November 3rd deadline.

  1. Go to the front office. Find the samples on the clothing rack and TRY THEM ON.
  2. Submit your order form with a check made out to “OLMC School” by FRIDAY, 11/3.
  3. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE MADE.

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Newsletter: October 15, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

On October 29th, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is hosting a vocations fair for the Diocese of Phoenix. A flyer for the event is included in this week’s newsletter.

On October 26th and 27th, the school will be participating in activities in honor of the Our Lady of Fatima Statue being at the Church. A special Rosary session will be held on the 26th at 2:00 p.m. Our school mass will take place on Friday the 27th that week, and there will be no mass on Wednesday. Please make sure students are in mass dress on the 27th.

Conference slips were sent home with the students on Friday. Please make sure to fill these out and return them to school no later than October 18th. Conferences will take place November 1st-3rd.

I want to wish all of our families a safe and enjoyable long weekend. We look forward to welcoming the students back to campus next Wednesday for the start of second quarter.

Sincerely,

Bruce Hermie

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. Calendar

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • No School
    Monday-Tuesday, October 16-17, 2017
  • School Resumes – Second Quarter Begins
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • FFT Sales – Morning Only
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Parent/Teacher Conference Slips Due
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Report Cards
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • School Mass Rescheduled
    Cancelled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, No Mass Dress
    Rescheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017, Mass Dress
  • Picture Retakes Rescheduled
    Cancelled for Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Rescheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Special Rosary Session Honoring Our Lady of Fatima
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
  • Used Uniform Sale
    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., Located between the church and McCready Hall
  • Diocesan Vocation Fair hosted by OLMC and Santa Margarita Parishes
    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Cub Scout Pack 71 Meeting
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    6:15 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal
    Wednesday-Friday, November 1-3, 2017
    12:30 p.m. Dismissal

You can access the full calendar on our school website or print off the 2017-18 PDF calendar.


3. Parent Action Items

⇒Turn in gently used uniforms with a safety pinned tag for the Used Uniform Sale

⇒Check out the UPDATED Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT Cards

⇒Bring your family to the Diocesan Vocation Fair hosted by OLMC and Santa Margarita

⇒Contribute to the Student Leadership Team’s annual SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive

⇒Register for FREE TICKETS to a GCU Men’s Basketball Game

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with this video

⇒Order FFT cards at olmctempe.info or in person T/Th/F 7:45-8:45 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m.

⇒Order school lunches from Orange You Happy Catering by 3 p.m. on Sundays

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook  Twitter


 4. Used Uniform Sale

The next Used Uniform Sale is scheduled for Thursday, October 26 from 2:30 – 4:45 p.m., located between the church and McCready Hall.

You may contribute your gently used uniform pieces to the sale with a completed tag attached to each item by a safety pin. Please be sure to write the family name on the tag to receive credit from the sale. Click here to download and print tags.

All sales are final, so please check your purchases carefully.

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 5. Catholic Schools Night at GCU

Register now for your FREE TICKETS to a Grand Canyon University Men’s Basketball game.

On Saturday, November 18, enjoy free food, drinks, rides, and activities outside the arena at the pre-game tailgate from 4:30-6:15 p.m. The Antelopes will take on the Little Rock Trojans at 7 p.m.

Register here for your tickets: https://www.gcu.edu/formgen/form/SEA_AllianceNight#

GCU CSN17


 

 

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Newsletter: October 8, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

At the outset of the school year, we unveiled our new School Learning Expectations (SLEs). Over the past nine weeks, the faculty and staff have been working hard with the students to help educate them on what it means to be Accountable, Respectful, Merciful and Spiritual. I want to share with you just a few examples of how teachers are working with students to integrate these virtues into their school days.

  • In Kindergarten, the A.R.M.S. are discussed as part of calendar time. Students are shown the icon letters, asked what each stands for and ways in which they can demonstrate each of the SLEs. The virtues are used in daily vocabulary as the children work on making good choices and living out their faith. Students participated in an activity that had them color each letter icon, assemble them into pre-cut arms and crosses and added the statement, “I am wrapped in the arms of the church.”
  • In fourth grade, students started the year by exploring how they can live out each of the SLEs. When students demonstrate these virtues, they are given cards to display on a board in the front of the room until the end of the quarter. At the end of each quarter, a student is chosen to receive a book of their choosing. In October, fourth graders will begin working on their Saint projects and will be making connections between their Saints and how they lived out each of the SLE virtues.
  • In fifth grade, teachers seek to recognize when students are living out each of the virtues and exemplify what they were “caught doing” in and outside of the classroom. They are then given a virtue card to fill out that is put up around a large A.R.M.S. poster in the classroom.
  • In seventh grade, students were asked in their religion class to write a paragraph describing how they currently, and will continue to, live out the SLEs. They then constructed acrostic poems for the SLEs to express what the words meant to them.
  • Our eighth graders have been engaged in the SLE Capstone project since the first week of school. Students are working to produce a series of essays and short answers that ask for reflection on people in their lives, their own actions, and the lives of church members that exemplify the SLE virtues. This will be an ongoing project throughout the year, culminating in an end of assignment exit interview.

These are just a few ways SLE implementation and interactions are taking place. I would ask that all parents please familiarize themselves with the SLEs and use them in your own day to day interactions with your student(s).

We are holding our annual Thanksgiving food drive for St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you for your support in helping provide food for those in need. A flyer of requests from each grade level is included in the newsletter.

Next week there is a half-day schedule on Thursday with a 12:30 dismissal. Any student not picked up by a parent by 12:45 will be sent to Kid’s Club. Students should be in regular uniform attire that day. There will be no school on Friday, October 13th or Monday and Tuesday October 16th and 17th for fall break.


2. Calendar

FYI: Blue underlined text is a clickable link. Follow it for more information on a listing.

  • End of First Quarter
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Early Release – Uniform dress
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
  • Deadline to submit Fry’s Community Rewards Statements
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • No School
    Friday, October 13 – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

You can access the full calendar on our school website or print off the 2017-18 PDF calendar.


3. Parent Action Items

⇒Become a Hospitality Volunteer with Home & School

⇒Retrieve your items from Lost & Found (4A&B hallway) by Thursday, October 12

⇒Turn in your statements to receive a tuition discount from Fry’s Community Rewards

⇒Contribute to the Student Leadership Team’s annual SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive

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

Volunteer to help out on campus or from home

⇒Sign up your family to pray one Rosary during the 54-Day Novena

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with this video

⇒Check out the current Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT Cards

⇒Order FFT cards at olmctempe.info or in person T/Th/F 7:45-8:45 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m.

⇒Order school lunches from Falcon Catering by 3 p.m. on Sundays

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook  Twitter


 4. Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

SVdP Thanksgiving Food Drive


 5. FFT/TRIP

See’s Suckers $1 @ 60%

Questions about FFT? Call Cindy or Theresa 480-967-5567 X 2

SEPT_TRIP REPORT

 

 


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