Family Newsletter: June 2, 2023

Important Calendar Updates

June 6th - OMC Athletes Luncheon ($10 fee for lunch-send written permission if you would like your child to participate in the Athletes lunch)

June 8th - Last day of Instruction for Pre-K 3 and 4.

June 8th, 7:45 AM - Honors Breakfast (1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention)

June 9th - PreK & Kindergarten Closing Celebration.

June 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM -7th/8th grade dance in the Rotunda

June 12th - OMC Spirit Day

June 13th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM - 8th grade picnic, 7th grade hosts and cleans up.

June 14th, 6:00 PM - 8th grade graduation in the Rotunda

June 15th - OMC Talent Show-9am to 11:45am (Library Theater)

Changes are being made to the school's Google Calendar. The downloadable calendar has not been updated.

State Representatives Tarik Khan and Chris Rabb giving remarks at the citation ceremony.

Principal's Corner

We were so fortunate to receive an important visit on Wednesday. State Representatives Tarik Khan and Chris Rabb awarded Dr. Bill Latimer and Administrators at Chestnut Hill College with a citation commending their generosity.

The representatives took the time to visit each OMC classroom to give some motivational speeches to our children. Both representatives were quite impressed with the children’s knowledge, our classrooms, the way our teachers interacted with our students, and our ability to continue academic learning after the school fire. Representative Rabb remarked after one of Ms. Byrne’s lessons about difference between effect and affect, Wow, the way Ms. Byrne taught that information to the students really made me understand the meaning of those words!” 

We are so happy Chestnut Hill college has been recognized for housing our beautiful school, and that we are a part of this amazing college community.

ELA/MATH tutoring and continued benchmark assessments:

Sister Maryanne King, Sister Kate, and Sister Anne Marie will be available for tutoring @ CHC on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Sessions begin on June 29th and last until July 27th.

On Wednesdays, Math benchmarks will be reviewed for students going into 4th grade. On Thursdays, Math benchmarks will be reviewed for those going into 5th grade.

ELA (Middle school) benchmarks and tutoring will be available both days. Students in 3rd through 8th grade can attend these sessions. Students may benefit from a review or introduction to some advanced work.

Please send an email to Sister Maryanne ([email protected]) and cc me ([email protected]) with your child’s name, grade level, and your signature giving permission for the tutoring sessions. No early drop-offs or late pick-ups are permitted. There is no charge for this summer program.

Athletes Luncheon:

The Athletes Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at CHC. This is the first year we are hosting this event and it will be a small recognition of our athletes' successes. If the athletes enjoy this type of event, we can work on a larger one for next year. We will enjoy this special time together. 

Honors Breakfast:

The Honors Breakfast will begin at 7:45 am on Thursday, June 8th. Students who have received First Honors, Second Honors, or Honorable Mention are welcome to attend the celebration breakfast.

Congratulations to our OMC students!

Items for the last two weeks of school:

  • End-of-the-year assessments are taking place next week.
  • We will be celebrating our “little” ones move-up next week (PreK and K). Pre-K 3 and 4 will have their end of year celebration on Thursday.
  • Our 7th and 8th graders will be enjoying a dance on June 9th in the beautiful CHC Rotunda.
  • Preparations have begun for Spirit Day on June 12th. We will use June 13th as a rain date.
  • We will be utilizing the beautiful grounds for an 8th grade picnic on June 13th.
  • 8th graders will graduate from Our Mother of Consolation in the CHC Rotunda on June 14th at 6:00 PM.
  • Our talent show practices have begun. This news is very exciting!
  • Our end of year celebration mass will take place in the SJS chapel.

Items we will be reviewing this summer include:

  • Security meeting (OMC and CHC) to review safety procedures for the upcoming school year. We will review student arrival, departures, and daily safety procedures
  • Facilities meeting (OMC and CHC) to review use of CHC campus facilities
  • Classroom sizes and availability
  • OMC school discipline code
  • Additional academic opportunities for OMC students
  • 10 mentorship opportunities with CHC students
  • Professor Amuso will be teaching an 8th grade session on law next year 

Have a beautiful and safe weekend!

Your partner in education,

Dr. Sheetz

EITC and OSTC Webinars

EITC and OSTC allow Pennsylvania businesses and individuals that pay over $3,500 in state taxes to turn their tax bill into tuition aid for OMC students. Businesses and individuals can receive up to a 90% tax credit if they enroll for a two-year period.

Learn more about these programs over the summer with the Foundation for Catholic Education webinar series.

To learn more about how to give to OMC using these programs, please email Shane Sprandio ([email protected]).

The first webinar is scheduled for June 8th at 1:00 PM. To register for this webinar, click the link below. Reminder emails will be sent throughout the summer.

Register for a Webinar Date

OMC School Ministry Update

We are currently adjusting our school ministry schedule to accommodate our current situation. Please note the following changes.

  • Instead of school wide masses, classes will take turns attending the daily masses offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two classes will go each day and each grade will be able to attend two masses.

Update on Enrollment Video

Shooting finished this Wednesday for our enrollment video highlighting OMC's move to Chestnut Hill College. Thank you for your responses to the release form.

We will no longer seek further submissions but have kept the responses to guide final editing and ensure only students with permission appear on video and in interviews.

We look forward to sharing this video with you all upon its completion.

Email for Donation Inquiries

An email address has been set up to handle donation inquiries for school supplies.

If you or anyone in your communities would like to help OMC to continue recovering and providing the best education possible, please contact and share the email [email protected].

Call for Parent Volunteers

We are preparing to receive more supply donations at Chestnut Hill College and need help to sort through and organize items.

If you can help us, please use the SignUp Genius linked below.

Sign Up to Volunteer


If you have not submitted a re-registration form, please download them below, print them out, complete, and bring them back as soon as possible.

If you need further assistance, please email [email protected].

Re-Registration Forms

Bussing Form for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Please complete the form below if your student(s) will need to use the bus in the 2023-2024 academic year.

If you have already completed the form and do not need to make changes to your response, you do not need to re-submit it.

The form also asks if you are interested in more information about the Flat Rate Program. The Flat Rate Program is designed for families of students who are eligible for District-provided transportation by school bus, van, or cab but prefer to drive their children to and from school for a monthly flat rate payment of $300 per household. Families also have the option to opt out of bus, van or cab service in the morning only, and will receive a monthly flat rate payment of $150 per household. The students of families that choose the morning (AM-only option), will be able to utilize bus, van or cab service in the afternoon. Please note, the monthly payment is per household and not per child (even if eligible students attend different schools).

If you have more questions about the Flat Rate Program, please visit their website.

Email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Complete Bussing Form

OMC at the Phillies, June 20th!

Members of the OMC community have the exciting chance to get discounted tickets for the Phillies vs. the Braves on June 20th at 6:40 PM!

Get your tickets today!

Phillies Tickets!

Camp Inspire

OMC girls entering grades 6-8 are invited to participate in Camp Inspire from Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.

Camp Inspire is a week-long full-day camp that offers students a STEAM experience focused on their choice of art, musical theater, engineering, chemistry, or virtual reality. The camp also encourages girls to develop their sense of purpose and build confidence in themselves.

The camp costs $275. Partial and full scholarships are available. Learn more below.

Camp Inspire

Free Summer School Sessions with Catapult Learning

Catapult is offering in-person and virtual summer school sessions for students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Sessions are July 10th-August 3rd and are being held virtually and in-person at several parish schools.

To learn more, visit their website or email [email protected].

Register Today

Eagles Football Clinic

Eagles clinics are designed to provide each children between 5 and 14 years old with a great Eagles football experience. Here's what you can expect at their clinics:


  • Each participant meets a current or former Philadelphia Eagles player and gets their photo taken with him.


  • Each participant receives an official Eagles Football Academy shirt and an Eagles Player Pack.


  • SWOOP and the Eagles Cheerleaders attend each clinic to provide some Eagles energy.


  • Regardless of your child's football experience, their clinics will teach each player the key football fundamentals using station-based format that includes position specific stations as well obstacle course stations and speed/agility stations.


Register Today

Hallow app

This year each one of the teachers has access to Hallow, a Catholic Prayer app. Parents are able to try the premium version of the app for free for 90 days. Sign up with this link:

OMC Board of Limited Jurisdiction

The purpose of OMC's Board of Limited Jurisdiction (BLJ), in collaboration with the Principal and Pastor, is to foster the highest possible standards of academic and Catholic religious education for all students. Board Members are:

Sr. Madeline Franze, SSJ, Chair

Alexis Abate

Bernadine Ahonkai, Ed. D.

Peter Amuso, Esq.

Pat Cunningham

Stewart Graham, Esq.

Sr. Marie Leahy, SSJ

Sue Oleszewski, O. D.

Mary Osirim, Ph. D.

Wileen Wilkinson

Uniform Resources