Newsletter: December 10, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

Thank you to those families who joined us for Home and School’s St. Nick Breakfast on Sunday. It was a fantastic turnout by the community, and I hope that all families who attended enjoyed their morning. I want to especially thank our Home and School Board and volunteers who worked to make the event possible.

As Christmas break approaches, I would invite all families to use our FFT program for all your gift card and present buying needs. Thank you to all our families who have met their FFT minimum and continue to use the program to benefit the students. There are currently a number of bonuses that can be taken advantage of, and FFT will be sold at the Christmas play on December 20th.

I would ask all parents help in cleaning up a couple of issues in the parking lot. When dropping off students in the morning, please do so on the south side of the lot so parishioners exiting from morning mass and staff members entering for the day can navigate the north side safely. Also, as you enter campus, please enter slowly and be aware of pedestrians crossing and cross traffic moving to the front of the church at the exit. Thank you for your diligence in making the pick-up and drop-off processes safe for all.

We will be partnering with the Coding with Kids organization starting in January to offer coding classes for students in Kindergarten-5th grades after school. A flyer is included in this week’s newsletter with more information on the classes. Chess club will also be offered again on campus second semester. Both clubs provide an outstanding opportunity for students to develop critical thinking skills outside of the regular school day.

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

⇒Enroll your students in the second semester Chess Club

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

⇒Stuff the Stockings for our teachers and staff-contribute to the annual gift collection

⇒Encourage your students to enter the 2018 Festival Logo Design Contest

⇒Make a donation to Catholic Education Arizona

⇒Pick up some See’s Holiday Candy during FFT hours

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT just in time for Christmas shopping

⇒Don’t forget the batteries this Christmas! Battery sales during FFT hours

⇒Register for the Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

⇒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. STUFF THE STOCKINGS FOR TEACHERS & STAFF

StufftheStockings

Wondering what to do about teacher gifts this year?Pinterest Fail

Worried about another “Pinterest Fail”?

Don’t be! For your convenience, Home & School is gathering their annual collection for teachers and staff. Teachers and Staff have put together FFT Wish Lists, and all YOU have to do is send in this easy form (along with cash or a check payable to OLMC) to the school office by Friday, December 15. That’s it! Teacher gifts done!

This is a strictly voluntary collection, but it is an easy and convenient way to give back to the teachers and staff who do so much during the school year. Donations may be directed to specific individuals or given to be distributed amongst all of our hardworking staff.

No donation is too big or too small. Thank you and Merry Christmas!


5. FFT MINIMUMS AND EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS

A reminder about FFT Minimums:FFT Holiday Hours
This past week, any family that has not earned half ($87.50) towards the required $175 profit (“FFT Minimum”) has had the balance due added to their RenWeb account.  This is a courtesy notice and is not necessarily the amount that will be billed in May.  It is posted in December this year in the hope that anyone owing will use FFT for holiday shopping to reduce or eliminate the amount due. A lot of FFT gift cards are currently available, and sale hours have been extended to EVERY SCHOOL DAY from now until the break. Stop by the office or order online at http://www.olmctempe.info. As another solution, families can also pay the $175 and claim it as a tax donation deduction for 2017.
All families have until 4/30/18 to earn the minimum $175. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy @ cindy@olmctempe.com or at 480-967-5567 x 2.

 

 

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Newsletter: December 3, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

This week we welcome the season of Advent with our annual beginning of the day prayer around the Advent wreath at 8:05 a.m. The Advent prayers will continue daily until we reach the Christmas break. All parents are welcome to join us for the prayer session which usually lasts for about five minutes prior to the start of the school day.

Our school mass this week will be celebrated on Friday for The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Mass will be at 2 p.m. and, as always, we invite the community to join us. Please make sure your students are in appropriate mass dress on Friday.

If your student is missing a lunchbox, sweater or other item, please stop by the lost and found. We will be donating all items not claimed to charitable organizations at the end of the week.

I want to remind all parents that no students should be walking to the front of the church/school area at dismissal unaccompanied. There is no supervision on the front side of the church/school. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the students safe.

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
    Thursday, December 7, 2017
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • No School Mass – Uniform Dress
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • All School Mass/Mass Dress – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
    Friday, December 8, 2017
    2:00 p.m.
  • First Annual St. Nick Breakfast
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
    10-11:30 a.m., McCready Hall
  • Deadline to submit entries for Festival Logo Design Contest
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    3:30 p.m.
  • Deadline to contribute to Stuff the Stockings
    Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Gabriel’s Nativity – OLMC Christmas Program
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    7:00 p.m.

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


3. Parent Action Items

⇒Stuff the Stockings for our teachers and staff-contribute to the annual gift collection

⇒Make a donation to Catholic Education Arizona

⇒Pick up some See’s Holiday Candy during FFT hours

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT just in time for Christmas shopping

⇒Encourage your students to enter the 2018 Festival Logo Design Contest

⇒Don’t forget the batteries this Christmas! Battery sales during FFT hours

⇒Register for the Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

⇒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. Stuff the Stockings for Teachers & Staff

StufftheStockings

Wondering what to do about teacher gifts this year?Pinterest Fail

Worried about another “Pinterest Fail”?

Don’t be! For your convenience, Home & School is gathering their annual collection for teachers and staff. Teachers and Staff have put together FFT Wish Lists, and all YOU have to do is send in this easy form (along with cash or a check payable to OLMC) to the school office by Friday, December 15. That’s it! Teacher gifts done!

This is a strictly voluntary collection, but it is an easy and convenient way to give back to the teachers and staff who do so much during the school year. Donations may be directed to specific individuals or given to be distributed amongst all of our hardworking staff.

No donation is too big or too small. Thank you and Merry Christmas!


5. FFT: Extended Holiday Hours and November TRIP Report

 

FFT Holiday Hours


TRIP Report - November 17

Newsletter: November 26, 2017

Falcon Five-2

1. Principal’s Corner

Dear OLMC Community,hermie

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled with joy and time with your loved ones. We look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday.

I want to thank the Dad’s Club for hosting Movie Night on Saturday the 18th. It was a wonderful evening out under the stars sharing time with the community and welcoming the Christmas season.

This Friday is a First Friday half-day. Students may wear OLMC spirit shirts and navy jeans or jean shorts.

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.

  • First Friday Early Release – Spirit/Jeans Day Dress
    Friday, December 1, 2017
    12:30 p.m.
  • How to Afford a Catholic Education
    Thursday, December 7, 2017
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • First Annual St. Nick Breakfast
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
    10-11:30 a.m., McCready Hall
  • Deadline to submit entries for Festival Logo Design Contest
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    3:30 p.m.

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


3. Parent Action Items

⇒Check out NEW Bonus/Overstock deals on FFT just in time for Christmas shopping

⇒Encourage your students to enter the 2018 Festival Logo Design Contest

⇒Don’t forget the batteries this Christmas! Battery sales during FFT hours

⇒Pick up some See’s Holiday Candy during FFT hours

⇒Register for the Dad’s Club Annual Casino Night

⇒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. 2018 Festival Logo Design Contest

Attention all OLMC Students…the 2018 Parish Festival needs your help to design a logo once again for the upcoming festival on April 21, 2018.

The theme for the upcoming Parish Festival will be Mt. Carmel Fiesta!

We are asking the students of OLMC once again to submit a design. The chosen design will be used as a logo on the festival T-Shirts, souvenir cups and all of our festival related items.

The top 3 entries will receive prizes:
Winning Entry – Festival T-Shirt & Ride Wrist Band, 1st Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt, 2nd Runner-Up – Festival T-Shirt

  • All designs must be drawn by hand
  • No computer generated designs will be considered
  • Designs should be completed on plain white paper
  • Write your name and classroom on the back of the design
  • One entry per studentAll entries must be turned into the School Office by:

    3:30 p.m. on Monday December 11, 2017

    On behalf of the OLMC Parish, School and Family, thank you for helping make this year’s festival a success!

    Thank you ~ The 2018 OLMC Festival Committee 2018 OLMC Festival ~ festival@olmcschool.info


5. FFT: ShopWithScrip

Do your Christmas shopping and meet your FFT/TRIP minimums with ShopWithScrip!shop with scrip

While you always have the option of purchasing physical gift cards through the office during FFT hours, you can also have the convenience of purchasing scrip on-the-go with ShopWithScrip! There are three different mobile ways to purchase scrip:

1) ScripNow – you can literally order cards while you are in the store shopping
2) ReloadNow – register your gift cards, and then you can reload using PrestoPay
3) Reload – after you register your cards, you can reload using PrestoPay

To register for ShopWithScrip, follow these easy steps:

1) Register at: http://www.shopwithscrip.com
2) OLMC code: email Cindy @ cindy@olmctempe.com for your code
3) Set up PrestoPay (like Sure Pay). The fee per transaction is $0.15, whether you buy $10 or $5,000 / 1 item or 20 items.
4) After your PrestoPay is set up, they will do 2 test deposits to verify the account, which can take 3-5 business days.
5) When the verification is complete, you will get an email to log back in and complete the registration.
6) When you have successfully completed the registration, you will be emailed a code.
7) Forward your code to Cindy Younger cindy@olmctempe.com for final approval.
8) Start shopping!