Our Mother of Consolation
Family Newsletter
October 8, 2021
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Check us out in the Chestnut Hill Local
Congratulations to our 6th Grade Maguire Scholars.
We are so proud of you!
A special thank you to Mr. Cillo and our
8th graders for our
Blessing of the Animals Prayer Service.
Do you follow OMC on Facebook?
You should!
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Save the Date!
Parent-Teacher Conference Information
November Hot Lunch, Milk, Pretzel Snack and Ice Cream
Order Process is Open Until Friday, October 15th at 6PM

Milk orders are for the month- children will receive a milk each day with lunch, including days when hot lunch is not served. (If you would like your child to receive an additional milk you can certainly order an additional milk).

Pretzel orders are for the month- children will receive a pretzel each school day at snack .

You must order your milk, pretzels and ice cream through this process, cash will no longer be accepted.

  1. Hot Lunch is offered for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
  2. ONE Transaction per Student - Parents with multiple students- please do one transaction per student. (this is a change from last year, but makes the order process significantly easier for the parent coordinators.)
  3. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT'S GRADE- otherwise their order may be misdirected.
  4. Please order before 5:00PM on Friday, October 15th. No late orders will be accepted.

* If you have a question or problem with an order please contact the Hot Lunch Coordinator- Keisha Miles Tucker at KeishaLMiles@gmail.com
Principal's Corner with Mrs. Sheetz
Our Little Learners
Social Media Guidelines
**Please send all emergency cards back to the main office as soon as possible.
Principal's Corner

Academics

Our STREAM curriculum emphasizes collaborative learning, communication, research, problem-solving skills, and creativity to meet the needs of today’s changing environment.

Help your children master multiplication facts to test for a “Multiplication license!”

Beginning in February, students in grades 3 to 8 will be able to take a multiplication facts test in the hopes of being issued a: “License to multiply.”

We are waiting for the arrival of the “novel” books for the enrichment program.

Technology








Uniform Update

Spring/ Early Fall Uniform (can be worn from the opening of school until mid-October and from mid-April until the end of the school year.)  

Please check social media, emails, and the school calendar for date changes and school updates.

Health and Safety guidelines and procedures are can be found here.
Chestnut Hill College

This October, Chestnut Hill College will observe a month of nonviolence as we pray and advocate for an end to gun violence in our city.

In particular, we are grateful that Archbishop Nelson Perez will celebrate a Mass for Peace and Justice on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 AM in our Sorgenti Arena. 
All of our Philadelphia area neighbors are welcome to join us for Mass and all the events that will take place on campus over the course of the month.

Learn more at www.chc.edu/nonviolence



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Click here to purchase tickets and support the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Support our Scouts with their
Holiday Fundraiser

Click here for order form.
School Picture Day

School picture day is scheduled for
October 27, 2021.
Packets and more information to follow.


Mr. Cillo and our upper school
Boy Scouts
Spirituality Announcements

Baby bottles were sent home this week with your youngest child. The money collected goes to supporting women who are pregnant and homeless through Mother's Home.

Parents prayer continues to meet each Friday at 9:30 on the rectory porch 

Altar server training will take place later this month. Please let Mr. Cillo know if you would like your student trained.

Due to the Covid Pandemic, we have rescheduled our Grandparents Day event till the spring.
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
1:00 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
Hilltop Books located at 84 Bethlehem Pike Philadelphia, PA 19118 is inviting our OMC students/families to their upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month Story Time event on
Sunday October 17th at 4pm.

The reading is geared towards kindergarteners and first graders, but siblings and others are welcome as well. It will be free, open to the public, and outdoors - in the backyard at Hilltop Books.

We've created a Facebook event for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/238108958285257
Check out
Chestnut Hill Happenings

NIGHT OF LIGHTS 2021

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 TO
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17

Special Opening Night, October 8
(Rain date October 9)
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:
Open House: October 20, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Scholarship Exams: October 16, 2021 October 23, 2021 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

Fall Open House (Registration Required) Sunday, October 17, 2021 From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Registration Deadline is One (1) Week Prior to Testing
8th Grade Universal Visitation Day Thursday, October 14, 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
10/17/21 Open House 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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
Mount St. Joseph Academy
Application Deadline - Friday, October 8
Entrance Exam Dates -
Sunday, October 10  (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Saturday, October 16 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Merion Mercy Academy
We invite 8th grade girls to click here and register now for the Merion Mercy Academy Scholarship & Entrance Exam offered this Saturday, October 9 or Sunday, October 10. The test time on both dates is 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The registration form is also the application to the school (all on one form).
A parent tour will also be offered during the test time.
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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