1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
Dear OLMC Community,
I want to begin by thanking the Dads’ Club for their great cookout this weekend and for the very generous donation of $13,000 to the school and the Shea Fund! It was so nice to see so many of you. The weather was great, too! If you are interested in joining the Dads’ Club, let me know! This is a very welcoming group of dads who understand if you cannot make every meeting but would like to help in one way or another. We cannot do it without our volunteers!
We have been doing well bringing in our donations for the Shea Fund, and we are up over $425,000! Our goal is $565,00. Thank you to all who have donated.
There is one more calendar change I need to mention. After consulting with the project manager at Shea, we need to make Thursday, May 23rd a 12:30 dismissal. We will still have Kid’s Club this day. We have moved the Mass to 9am on Friday. The children will be dismissed for the summer after Mass. Please do not drop them off. There will be no Kid’s Club on Friday, May 24th. Student Leadership will be doing all the readings. Thank you for all your patience. We are going to return to a whole new campus!
This Tuesday, May 7thwill be the last day for Learning Labs.
This Wednesday we will not have Mass as the priests will be on retreat. We will have rosary at 2:15 in the church. Please come join us.
The first graders will have their Mother’s Day celebration on Wednesday. They will end their celebration with rosary in the Church. We look forward to honoring the mothers.
Wednesday at 7pm we will have the Kindergarten Stars and Stripes program. We are excited for the kindergarten students to shine!!
On Thursday we have the D-Backs game, and I look forward to seeing you there! We still have a few more tickets.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
2. CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
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- Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Monday-Friday, May 6-10, 2019
- OLMC Cub Scout Pack 71 Cake Auction
Monday, May 6, 2019
6:15-7:30 p.m., McCready Hall North
- Last Day of Learning Labs
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
- Kindergarten Stars & Stripes Program
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 p.m., McCready Hall
- First Grade Mother’s Day Celebration
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- No School Mass
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- All-School Rosary
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
2:15 p.m., Church
- AZ Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves
Thursday, May 9, 2019
- FREE CREDIT CARD WEEK FOR FFT
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, May 14, 16, 17, 2019
7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- 8th Grade Graduation
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
- Early Dismissal – Spirit Dress
Friday, May 17, 2019
- Early Dismissal – Last Day of Classes
Thursday, May 23, 2019
- Last All-School Mass (No Classes)
Friday, May 24, 2019
3. PARENT ACTION ITEMS
⇒Order Schoolkidz Supply Kits by May 31st using OLMC Account #80193.
⇒Show the teachers and staff some love with a card and flowers any day this week
⇒Show them some more love by donating to the Home & School Gift Collection
⇒Buy your FFT cards before school is out for the summer
- Take advantage of FREE CREDIT CARD WEEK for FFT cards 4%+
- T/Th/F, May 14, 16, 17
- Buy FFT Cards T/Th/F, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. or order ahead online
- Check out the current Bonus and Overstock FFT Deals
⇒Donate used markers, dry erase markers, and highlighters to the Crayola ColorCycle Box in the front office
⇒Turn in Donor Cards or pledge online for the “Invest in Our Future” Shea Grant
⇒Apply for 2019-20 Scholarships
⇒Save the date for the summer Dennis In-Store Event: 7/17/19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
⇒Subscribe to OLMC School’s Flocknote
⇒Click the links in the side bar to learn more about diocesan Catholic high schools
⇒⇒Connect with old friends on the OLMC Alumni Facebook page
4. END OF YEAR
TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
CARDS AND FLOWERS FOR TEACHERS
In the spirit of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Home and School announces their annual End of Year Gift collection which will go toward FFT gift cards for our teachers and staff. In giving to this collection, we can, as a community, provide nice gifts to our teachers and staff; however, please know that this collection is completely voluntary.
If you would like to contribute to the collection, Attached you will find the names of the teachers, specials teachers, and staff of OLMC. You may give an amount specifically to individuals by indicating it on the form, or you may mark the box indicating that your donation will be evenly distributed among all the names on the list.
If you choose to participate:
- Complete the attached form
- Enclose cash or check payable to OLMC
- Return it to the School Office by May 22nd
If you have any questions please contact the school office at 480-967-8791.
Home and School Board
FREE FFT CREDIT CARD WEEK
The school office will be closed all summer, so FREE CREDIT CARD WEEK is the perfect time to stock up for the next few months while getting a good start on meeting the 2019-20 profit minimum.
As a reminder, only cards that are 4% profit and up are eligible to be charged.
Need some ideas for FREE CREDIT CARD WEEK?
Plan your summer getaway with FFT:
- Avis Rent a Car – 8%
- Best Western – 12%
- Budget Rent a Car – 8%
- Delta Airline – 4%
- Doubletree by Hilton (BONUS) – 6%
- Embassy Suites by Hilton – 6%
- Groupon – 7%
- Hampton by Hilton (BONUS) – 6%
- Hilton ( BONUS) – 6%
- Hotels.com $25 – 6%
- Southwest Air – 6%
Those are just all of the travel options that are above 4%. There are still more to choose from! Not to mention the indoor activities to keep the kids busy (like AMC/Harkins), cool treats (Jamba Juice, ZOYO Yogurt, Baskin Robbins, Dutch Bros., Starbucks), and all those restaurants for when it’s 120 and NO ONE wants to cook! Check out the full online listing here >> http://www.olmctempe.info and stock up for summer by May 22nd.
5. SCHOOL SUPPLIES
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS NOW ON SALE
You can now pre-order school supply kits from Schoolkidz for the 2019-20 school year.
Visit the Schoolkidz website to order with OLMC school code 80193. Grade 9=Kindergarten
Parents can pick them up at Meet the Teacher/Orientation Day on August 5th.
10% of each kit sold will go toward the Shea Grant this year!
For questions contact Allison Wilson at 480-878-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Order by May 31st!
As we clean out this year’s old school supplies, we are asking everyone – students, teachers, staff, and parents, to donate old markers to Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!
A drop-off box will be located in the office to deposit the markers. All around OLMC, please collect used markers that are ready to be discarded. Also, please bring in any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included.
The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.