Newsletter: October 1, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

I had the good fortune to attend this year’s International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference in Atlanta earlier this month. As many of you know, there is an outstanding stewardship program and culture in our Parish. During the conference, I was reminded of just how vibrant our Parish and school communities are and of the welcoming environment we work to create to help our students become good stewards of the faith. It was fascinating to see how other schools and parishes from around the world look to interact with their members to build community and serve God’s plan. I am grateful to Father John for his leadership and dedication to our school as he seeks to support the mission and ministry set forth to grow and support our community. If you would like to learn more about stewardship and the role it plays in our parish and school, please contact Deacon Jim Brett in the parish office at deaconjim@olmctempe.com .

I want to make sure all parents are aware that our Catholic high schools will be hosting open houses on various dates throughout the months of October and November. Open houses are an outstanding opportunity for parents and students to tour the schools, meet with administration, faculty, and staff, and explore what each individual community has to offer. Families are also presented with the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the faith formation, academic, and co-curricular programs the schools offer. Open houses are available to families with children in all grades. This year’s open house dates for each of our Catholic high schools are as follows.

October 22nd: St. John Paul II Catholic High School

October 28th and November 8th: Seton Catholic Preparatory

October 29th: Xavier College Preparatory

November 5th: St. Mary’s High School

November 5th: Notre Dame Preparatory

November 12th: Brophy College Preparatory

November 16th and 19th: Bourgade Catholic High School

Please see the individual school websites for more details. If you have any questions regarding the high school admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Next Friday, October 6th, is a First Friday half-day with a 12:30 dismissal. Any student not picked up by 12:45 will be sent to Kid’s Club. Students may wear OLMC spirit shirts and jeans or jean shorts. Jeans may not have rips or tears and must be navy in color. As always, students are permitted to wear their uniform shirts and bottoms as well.

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.

  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    6:00-7:00 p.m., OLMC Library
  • First Friday – Early Release/Spirit Jeans Day
    Friday, October 6, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
  • Little Flowers/Little Women’s Club Meeting
    Friday, October 6, 2017
    12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • End of First Quarter
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Early Release
    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

⇒Attend the OLMC seminar How to Afford a Catholic Education

⇒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. Little Flowers/Little Women’s Clubslittle flowers

Calling all Little Flowers and Little Women! Our first meeting will be held this Friday, October 6th at 12:30 p.m. (immediately following early dismissal). Girls are to gather in the Mary Garden near the first grade classrooms. Remember to bring your own lunch!

For more information or if you have questions, please email our coordinators:

Little Flowers (K-3), Noel Storer, Littleflowers@olmcschool.info

Little Women (4-6), Ashley Hall, Littlewomen@olmcschool.info


 5. Home & School Help Wanted

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Do you like to plan parties and host events? If so, Home & School needs you! The Home and School Board is looking for hospitality volunteers to help plan and host refreshments for school events throughout the school year. Volunteers help coordinate teacher lunches/breakfast, coffrees, field day lunch and sacrament receptions. This is a wonderful way to share your gifts with the community. If you are interested in volunteering please email Home and School at volunteer4olmc@gmail.com


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Newsletter: September 24, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community:hermie

Next week we will have picture day on Wednesday, September 27th. Students should be in mass uniforms for pictures. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

The fall sports season is in full swing. I invite all in our community to come out and support the Falcon volleyball and football teams as they compete in their respective CYAA leagues.

Our How to Afford a Catholic Education information session scheduled for October 3rd in the school library is filling up fast. There are still spaces available. Please RSVP to our Advancement Director, Mrs. Kelly Kubicki, at kellykubicki@olmcschool.info if you would like to attend.

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.

  • Cub Scout Pack 71 Meeting
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    6:15 p.m., McCready Hall
  • School Picture Day – Mass dress
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    6:00-7:00 p.m., OLMC Library
  • First Friday – Early Release
    Friday, October 6, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
  • Little Flowers/Little Women’s Club Meeting
    Friday, October 6, 2017
    12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Deadline to submit Fry’s Community Rewards Statements
    Friday, October 13, 2017

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


3. Parent Action Items

⇒RSVP for the OLMC seminar How to Afford a Catholic Education

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

⇒Join the Cub Scouts and attend their monthly meeting on Monday

⇒⇒For Cub Scout info, contact Kathy Polowski at 480-244-6806 or kpolo55@gmail.com

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

⇒Attend a scholarship training session hosted by Arizona Tuition Connection

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 Facebook and/or Twitter


 4. Cub Scouts

HURRY! HURRY! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN CUB SCOUTS!CS logo blue
Our pack is growing! We have Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! Wolves and Webelos, too!
Boys from kindergarten through fifth grade are enjoying Cub Scouts with Pack 71 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. We invite you to come to our Pack Meeting on Monday, September 25 at 6:15 pm. in McCready Hall.

OLMC has received our disbursement from the Fry’s Community Rewards Program! fry's rewards

The latest cycle ran from June 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. Thanks to OLMC families and friends, the school has received a check for $1,750.39!

In order to receive a tuition rebate on your Fry’s purchases, you 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. 

Please turn in all statements by October 13th. 

If you still shop at Fry’s, please use Visa cards, now available in $50, $100, $250 @ 1.25%.  We are hoping that everyone switches to stores that support our school and education.  Hopefully, the loss of our business will wake Fry’s up and they will join our program again someday.

Link as many VIP cards to OLMC as possible!

 

Newsletter: September 17, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

In setting up the field trip transportation schedule this week I was reminded of one of many great benefits of our FFT program. Your efforts in using the program thus far this year are greatly appreciated. Money from the FFT program not only provides for the cost of field trips, but this year it has also helped us update various projectors and document cameras on campus, pay for subscriptions to supplemental instructional materials for all classes, and enhanced the overall learning environment of the school. Thank you to all families who are working to meet their FFT goals. If you have not started yet and would like additional information, including information on the Shop With Scrip app available on your phone, please contact Cindy Younger at cindy@olmctempe.com  with any questions you may have.

On Tuesday, October 3rd, we will be hosting a seminar on How to Afford a Catholic Education. This seminar will provide helpful insights into using CEA and the Student Tuition Scholarship Organizations to help pay the cost of tuition. If you are interested in attending the session, please find the RSVP link on our website. This information will be helpful to current, future, and prospective families alike. If you have questions, please contact our Development Director, Kelly Kubicki, at kellykubicki@olmcschool.info.

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

⇒Turn in your registration forms for the Little Flowers/Little Women’s clubs by Friday

⇒RSVP for the OLMC seminar How to Afford a Catholic Education

⇒Attend a scholarship training session hosted by Arizona Tuition Connection

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

⇒Enroll or re-enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards

⇒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 Facebook and/or Twitter


 4. DEADLINE: Little Flowers/Little Women’s Clubs

Are you looking for a fun-filled, faith-based club for girls? OLMC is starting a Little little flowersFlowers’ Club (K-3 grades) and a Little Women’s Club (4-6 grades).

The first meeting will be held on campus on Friday, October 6 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. After that, meetings will be held twice each month on Fridays. Registration forms and schedules have been sent home with students, but if you missed those forms, you can download them here.

Little Flowers Registration Form

Little Women’s Registration Form

Even if you have indicated your interest on the Sign Up Genius link, please submit your registration forms and fees to Mrs. Watson in the front office.

The DEADLINE to submit your registration forms in the office is this Friday, September 22. (This is to ensure timely delivery of club t-shirts.) There will also be a sign-up table before and after school that day.

For more information or if you have questions, please email our coordinators:

Little Flowers (K-3), Noel Storer, Littleflowers@olmcschool.info

Little Women (4-6), Ashley Hall, Littlewomen@olmcschool.info


 5. Scholarship Training Sessions

Arizona Tuition Connection will be hosting scholarship training sessions at various locations around the valley to help you better understand how the tuition tax credit process works.  These sessions will help . . . 

  • you to know the different type of scholarships available and the criteria for receiving those scholarships.
  • put the pieces together to answer your questions about the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit Program.
  • give you examples, ideas, and resources on how to talk to your social contacts about donating and recommending your family.

Below are the dates and times of the upcoming sessions.

Tuesday, September 19th: Paradise Valley Mall area

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

4415 E Paradise Village Pkwy

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Friday, September 22nd: Scottsdale

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Wild Flower Bread Company

7001 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Monday, September 25th: Chandler/Gilbert/Queen Creek

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Basha Library

5990 S Val Vista Dr

Chandler, AZ 85249

Wednesday, September 27th: Biltmore Area

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Arizona Bank and Trust

2036 E Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016


 This Just In: OLMC SPIRIT WEAR!

Orders are in! Come pick up your new OLMC Spirit Wear in the front office on Monday, September 18 OR Wednesday, September 20.

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