Newsletter: January 14, 2018

Due to all of the exciting events happening this month, please enjoy this extended edition of the Falcon 5!

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

Second semester is officially underway. It was a pleasure to welcome the students back to campus this week. There are a few opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular school programs for the second semester:

Enrollment is still open for the Coding with Kids and Chess classes that will take place on campus, after school. The flyer for each of these classes is included in the newsletter. In order for the classes to take place, a minimum enrollment must be reached, so please sign your student up as soon as possible.

Enrollment for Girl’s Basketball and Boy’s Baseball is now open as well. Registration packets can be picked up in the front office, and please contact Coach Sanders with any questions you may have.

Casino Night, hosted by the OLMC Dad’s Club, will take place on January 27th. Please join us for a night of food and fun to benefit the school.

We will once again be collecting items for our annual Catholic School’s Week food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul during the month of January. A list of items each class is asked to bring in is included in this week’s newsletter. This truly is one of the highlights of Catholic School’s Week as the students participate in the preparing of the food boxes and send cards of encouragement to those families receiving them. Thank you for your support in this endeavor.

Sincerely,

Bruce Hermie

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


A SPECIAL NOTE

Thank You!

WOW!  We are so touched by your generous Christmas gift, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Each of us had the chance to select the gift cards we wanted from FFT, and we will remember the OLMC community fondly as we enjoy using them.  Thank you for adding to the joy of our Christmas, and, more importantly, thank you for the continued blessing of being part of your children’s lives!

We wish you all a very Blessed New Year!

Mr. Hermie, Mrs. Shewbridge, Mrs. Watson, Nurse David, Mrs. Kubicki & Mrs. Cornforth


2. CALENDAR

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

  • No School
    Monday, January 15, 2018
  • ASCT Scholarship Application Opens
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    12:00 p.m.
  • Educational Speaker Series ft. Sarah Swafford
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    7:00 p.m., SCPHS Black Box Theater
  • Price Increase for Dads’ Club Casino Night
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    $50/person before 1/19. $65/person 1/20-27.
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT – Contact Catholic high schools for details)
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • OLMC Parish Women’s Studies Retreat
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Mass in church followed by retreat in McCready Hall
  • Used Uniform Sale
    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    1:00-4:00 p.m., Between McCready Hall and the Church
  • Deadline to register for Falcon Spring Sports
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • TRIP/Fry’s Community Rewards Statements Due
    Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Dads’ Club Annual Casino Night
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    5:30-9:30 p.m., McCready Hall
  • Catholic Schools Week
    Monday-Friday, January 29 – February 3, 2018

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


3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Apply for an ASCT Scholarship ASAP

⇒Last chance to get tickets for $50/person for Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

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

⇒Enroll your students in the Chess Club

⇒Grades K-5 can join these computer programming classes from Coding with Kids

⇒Register 5th-8th graders for Falcon Spring Sports, Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball

⇒Review the January Menu for school lunches and order by Sundays at 3pm

⇒Have fun helping out at Field Day on January 30th from 12:15-3:00 p.m.

⇒Bring food items to contribute to the SVdP Food Drive during Catholic Schools Week

⇒Purchase Harkins Loyalty Cups and See’s Valentine Candy during FFT hours

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT gift cards

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

Volunteerto help out on campus or from home

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with thisvideo

⇒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.

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


4. Apply for an ASCT Scholarship ASAP

The 2018-19 Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT) Application will open at NOON on Monday, January 15, 2018. The application can be found on their website – asct.org. While the application will remain open until April 30, 2018, ASCT recommends that all applications be submitted as close to January 15 as possible to increase the chances of receiving funding.


5. Enroll now: Coding with Kids & Chess Club

Check out these two exciting opportunities. Each one requires a minimum number of students, so be sure to register ASAP!

Coding with Kids FlyerChess Club Registration Form


6. OLMC Festival – Mt. Carmel Fiesta – News

2018 OLMC FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Our 2018 school festival is in need of the following lead positions – Kids Raffle, Book Sales and Ticket Sales.  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.

OLMC FESTIVAL 2018 Mt. Carmel Fiesta! LOGO CONTEST WINNERS

 

 

 

The festival committee asked the talented OLMC students to submit designs for this year’s festival logo and they did not disappoint.  There was a total of 29 designs submitted! Thank you for all the wonderful designs.

Congratulations to this year’s festival logo contest winners:

Winning Entries – Festival T-Shirt & Ride Wrist Band

2 Winners:  Madeline Pabst (7B) & Ava Kohl (6B)

1st Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt

Evelyn Hall (4B)

2nd Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt

Ashley Gyhra (7B)

The winning designs will be used as a logo on the festival T-Shirts, souvenir cups, and all of our festival related items.  T-shirts will be on sale in the coming weeks.


7. Register now for Falcon Spring Sports

Spring SportsRegistration

Registration is now open for Falcon Spring Sports (Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball). Paperwork can picked up from and returned to the front office. You can also download paperwork from the school website. A $40 sports fee is due at the time of registration. For any additional information please contact the Athletic Director at scottsanders@olmcschool.info.


8. Field Day Volunteers

Volunteer for Field Day

FIELD DAY

Field Day is an afternoon of fun and games for the students of OLMC during Catholic Schools Week. The children are divided 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 groups and play a game against another group. At least 1-2 parents are needed for each station at each level. The games are not hard, and all instruction and materials will be provided and setup for you.

Home & School will provide lunch for each volunteer starting at 12:15 p.m., but please check in by 12:30 p.m. to get your assignment. Volunteers should dress for the weather (layers are good, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses, too).

If it is raining on this day and administration deems it necessary to change the date of the field day, the rain day will be Thursday, February 1st.

Please click on the Sign-up Genius link if you would like to volunteer.

For questions, please contact the field day coordinator, LeeAnne Cardenas, at jnlcardenas@msn.com or phone/text 602-578-5777.

 

 

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Newsletter: January 7, 2018

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and New Year. We look forward to welcoming the students back to school tomorrow. Please remember that Friday is a 12:30 dismissal and that there is no school on January 15th.

Reports cards will be sent home after school on Thursday, January 11th.

We look forward to getting second semester started. Have a wonderful end to your break.

Sincerely,

Bruce Hermie

Principal

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School


2. CALENDAR

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  • School Resumes
    Monday, January 8, 2018
  • Extra FFT Sales Hours (Morning Only)
    Monday, January 8, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m.
  • Regular FFT Sales Hours
    Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, January 9/11/12, 2018
    7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m./12:00-1:00 p.m. on 1/12
  • Report Cards
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Early Dismissal
    Friday, January 12, 2018
    12:30 p.m.
  • No School
    Monday, January 15, 2018

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


3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS

⇒Register for the Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

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

⇒Review the January Menu for school lunches and order by Sundays at 3pm

⇒Enroll your students in the second semester Chess Club

⇒Grades K-5 can join these computer programming classes from Coding with Kids

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT gift cards

 

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

Volunteerto help out on campus or from home

⇒Update your previous Safe Environment Training with thisvideo

⇒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.

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter


 4. TRIP/Fry’s FFT Cards and Fry’s Community Rewards

GREAT NEWS:

Fry’s FFT cards are back in our inventory!

$50’s & $100’s at 4%.

The latest cycle ran from September 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,460.97!fry's rewards

In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchasesyou must turn in a printed 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 that may be donating on your behalf, and have them give you copies of their statements as well. Please notate your student/family name on all statements. 

All statements are due by Friday, January 26th. 

 


5. December TRIP Report/FFT Specials

Congratulations to the 32 families who had more than $375 in profit at the end of December. Total rebate paid to their accounts was $7,615.

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Newsletter: November 5, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,

Thank you to all our parents who joined us for conferences last week. We look forward to continuing our shared partnership in educating our students. Please remain in touch with us for any questions you may have regarding your student’s progress.

On Friday we will host our annual Taste of Kindergarten presentation from 9-10:30 a.m. If you know of any families who have children and may be interested in joining the OLMC community, please direct them to our website for more information.

We are in the home stretch of our Thanksgiving food drive benefitting St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you to those who have already donated to help those in need.

There are multiple events taking place on campus this month. Our first book fair of the year will take place the week of November 13th and will be held in the Library. On November 18th, the Dad’s Club will host their annual Movie Night out on the field. November 22nd is our annual STEM Day. Registration is also open for the Breakfast with Saint Nick being hosted by our Home and School board on December 10th. To register, please see our website.

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.

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


3. Parent Action Items

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

RSVP for A Taste of Kindergarten or share with a friend

⇒Congratulate our First Quarter Honor Roll students

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT just in time for FREE credit card week!

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

⇒Attend an upcoming Open House at SCP, BCP, or BCHS

⇒Attend a GCU Men’s Basketball Game for FREE on Saturday, 11/18

⇒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.

⇒Follow us on social media: Instagram Facebook  Twitter


 4. St. Nick Breakfast

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Gather up your “angels” and jump into the Holiday Spirit at the St. Nick Breakfast! You will enjoy breakfast, holiday crafts, activities, and photos with St. Nick! No need to fight the mall lines or pay the large fees! The photo is included in the cost of attendance.

Breakfast and activities for up to 5 family members: $30

Each additional family member: $2 each

Register online! Registration ends Friday, November 17.

Space is limited!


5. OLMC Dad’s Club: Two Upcoming Events

casino-night
*To receive 1000 FREE bonus chips be sure to register by November 17th. *
Casino Night is an OLMC Dads’ Club sponsored event in which the proceeds help fund needed school improvement projects. Proceeds from last years event helped fund the purchase of the new water fountains in the school breeze way. To register for the event, please complete the registration form and return it to the school office. Registration is limited to only 100 attendees. There are also 30 childcare spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To receive 1000 bonus chips be sure to register by November 17th! Spread the word with fellow OLMC families and friends encouraging them to register early. Sponsorship and raffle donation opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Freddy Lozano at 480-612-3169.

Dads Club Family Movie Night

The Dads’ Club will be hosting family movie night on Saturday, November 18th. Admission is FREE. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m., and the event will end at 9:00 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Hamburger and hotdog meals, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase.

This event is open to OLMC students, families, and parishioners.

Don’t miss FREE CREDIT CARD WEEK

*For FFT cards that are 4%+*

Sales slip FRONT. Sales slip BACK.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

November 14, 16, 17, 2017

7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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