Our Mother of Consolation
Family Newsletter
October 22, 2021
Congratulations OMC!

Principal's Corner with Mrs. Sheetz
Principal's Corner

Academics


The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recognized
Our Mother of Consolation Parish School as a 2021 School of Distinction for
exceeding growth expectations and benchmarks in academic achievement via standardized testing. 

OMC is one of only twelve Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese
to receive this designation.  

Congratulations to Principal Sheetz, faculty, staff, and students on this 
wonderful accomplishment.

Uniform Update

Winter uniforms are to be worn beginning November 1, 2021.  
Health and Safety guidelines and procedures are can be found here.
Picture Day
October 27, 2021
Just a reminder that picture day is
October 27, 2021.
Order photo packages below.

Click here to download the form and return to school on picture day.
OR
Click here to order online.
(School code is EVT6D3HTVE)


Please have your child wear their school uniform for picture day (no gym uniform).
Lunch with Santa

Childs tickets are $10.00 and include hot dog, chips water or juice,
Christmas craft, photo with Santa.

Adult tickets are $5.00 and include hot dog, chips, and water.

Spirituality Announcements
  • Baby bottles with donations for Mother's Home can be returned the next week of school or to the church on the 30th and 31st. To learn more about the organization we are supporting visit their website here.

  • We will have altar server training for parishioners in 4th and 5th grade during school on Friday October 29th. A refresher will be offered to 6th and 7th graders.

  • The first three weeks of November we will be collecting donations for our Box of Joy Service project. For this project we put together boxes of toys, clothes, school supplies, and hygiene supplies for kids in other countries. Each class will make a box for a boy and a box for a girl. More details will be sent out next week.

  •  For our All Souls Day Mass on November 2nd we will be remembering and praying for family and friends who have died. Families are invited to send in pictures and or names of deceased family and friends. We will be making a memorial book and adding names to a cross which will processed in.
Thank you to all the parents who have signed up to do lunch duty. Just a reminder: You cannot volunteer unless you have all your clearances up to date, have attended the Protecting God's Children training, completed the online training, and have all forms and documentation submitted to the office.
If you have any questions about
your status, be sure to check before you volunteer!

Here is the link for the required clearances to join our volunteer team.

Visit here!
HSA Information & Events
Save the Date
OMC
Trunk or Treat
October 30, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

More information to follow.
Bag Bingo
tickets are on sale!

The event will be Saturday, November 6th at Springfield Township Recreation Center, Doors open at 6:30,
games start at 7:00 p.m.

**Masks are required for this event!

Click here to purchase tickets
Circle of Trees

Saturday, November 20
A perennial favorite of local families and children, Chestnut Hill’s kick-off to the holiday season takes on a new COVID-friendly format this year, with Santa’s firetruck making stops at several neighborhood locations. 
Stay tuned for more details about where he’s touching down.  
High School Information
St Joseph's Prep

Click HERE to learn more information and to register for the Class of 2026 Practice Test

St Hubert High School for Girls

Upcoming Events:
Scholarship Exams: October 23, 2021 and October 30, 2021
7th Grade Visitation Day: Spring, 2022
Stay tuned for more information!
Father Judge High School

Registration is OPEN! Visit  fatherjudge.comfor the Class of 2026, to register your son for the 8th Grade Scholarship Entrance Exam.

To complete an Application for Admission and to start the Application Process.

Click on the "Admissions" tab for detailed information regarding the exam, the application process, financial aid, and upcoming events.
Roman Catholic High School

Scholarship Entrance Test:
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Spring Open House (Registration Required)
Sunday, April 3, 2022 From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

7th Grade Practice Test Sunday, March 27, 2022
Scholarship Preparatory Summer Program August 1, 2022–August 12, 2022
Little Flower High School
10/23/21 Scholarship Test 8:00 am - 12:00pm
10/27/21 Scholarship Test 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11/9/21 Financial Aid Night 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11/30/21 Financial Aid Night 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Public Schools

Great Philly Schools
Philadelphia Public Schools

  • The 2021 Virtual Philly High School Fair is now live.
  • Apply Philly Charter’s application window for SY2022-23 is now open 
  • The District’s School Selection Process for SY2022-23 will open soon (stay tuned!)

The Great Philly Schools Team 2021 Virtual Philly High School Fair

The 2021 Virtual Philly High School Fair is now live. Like last year, virtual school booths on phillyhighschoolfair.com will feature high schools’ promotional materials, school highlights, application information, and virtual events.
  • Toolkit for Middle School Counselors: Use the Virtual High School Fair Resource Toolkit to support students with high school selection. The Toolkit includes a one-page overview of the fair, a presentation that can be customized, and a scavenger hunt activity for students. 
  • New for this year: Families will be able to schedule virtual one-on-one appointments with schools through their virtual booth. Similar to tools like Calendly and SignUpGenius, families will be able to sign up for a 15-minute session with a school representative. Instructions for the specific appointment will be included in a confirmation email.
SY2022-23 Apply Philly Charter Application

Apply Philly Charter is the easy way for families to apply to 79 Philadelphia charter schools. The application window for SY2022-23 enrollment opens today, September 24th. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2022.

Great Philly School Resources for School Selection

Resources on the Great Philly Schools website have been updated for the SY2022-23 school selection process.
  • School Finder: Search for schools by name, location, and more here.
  • Articles: Find information about the school selection process and timeline, and much more here.
  • K-12 School Guide: The guide includes profiles and performance data for over 400 Philadelphia district, charter, and private school options, from elementary and middle schools to high schools, as well as a How to Apply workbook.
  • View and download the digital version here.
  • Order free printed guides for your students here. Orders are typically delivered in 2 weeks.
  • Resources page: Find additional flyers, guides, and articles about the High School Fair and school selection here.
 
SY2022-23 District School Selection Process

Applications for the SY2022-23 District school selection process will open soon. Check GPS and SDP regularly for updates.
  • Families can apply through schoolselect.philasd.org.
  • Choose up to 5 District schools (special admission, citywide admission, CTE programs, and more). Do not include your designated neighborhood school as you are guaranteed a spot there.
  • Families looking for K-8 schools outside of their neighborhood catchment zone can apply to public District elementary and middle schools with space for Fall 2022.
Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP).

Application for 2022-23 school year is now open. All families who qualify are encouraged to apply. Applying before November 15th gives you the best chance of being selected in the lottery for this generous K-8 scholarship program (it's for 4 years!). Learn more and apply at https://www.csfphiladelphia.org/.
Any questions, please feel free to contact
Samantha Angelone at sangelone@omcschool.com
or (215) 247-1060
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