A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
December 11, 2019
Dear OLMC Parents, 

Happy 2nd week of Advent!  I am delighted to share with you another update on our new lunch program.  The name of the new company our school we will be using is Campus Cuisine; this food service operates by partnering with local restaurant vendors who deliver food to the school.  So far, Chick-fil-A,, Jimmy John’s, McAllisters, Jet’s Pizza, and Papa Johns (more to come) will be the vendors delivering food to OLMC on a rotating basis. As I mentioned last week, our contract with Aladdin will end on December 20, and we will begin our new lunch program right after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   From January 6 (the Monday we return from Christmas Break) through Friday, January 17, all OLMC students will need to pack a lunch.  There will be no lunch served during the first two weeks of January, so every student must bring a lunch from home.  We will receive our first delivery of food through Campus Cuisine on Tuesday, January 21.

As it is to be expected, working with a new business brings necessary change to our daily cafeteria procedures. We will not be using Pay For It accounts anymore; rather, all of the food and drink in the cafeteria will be paid in advance. However, it is very important during this last week and a half of school for families to maintain a positive balance in their lunch accounts. We will be hosting an optional Parent Night in January to help parents set up their new lunch accounts. More details on that event will be communicated later.

I would expect that parents are wondering about what will happen with the remaining balances from families’ Pay For It accounts.  We recommend that parents use up their balances by December 20 as much as possible by purchasing school lunches before Christmas break.  We recognize that there will be many families that will still have a balance after December 20, so parents will have two options: either (1) the parents can request a reimbursement check, or (2) parents can donate the extra balance to the parish.  Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer funds from Pay For It accounts to new Campus Cuisine accounts.
If parents would like a refund from their Pay For It account, they will need to email olmcschool@olmc1.org   by 1 pm on December 20.  If parents do not communicate their desire for a reimbursement by Dec. 20, we will assume that they want their remaining balance to be donated to the parish. 

One of the amendments we will need to make as we initiate our new lunch program involves our parent volunteers.  For our scheduled parent volunteers on lunch duty, we request that they arrive at the school promptly at 10:30 am rather than at 10:40 am.  As we navigate through these new procedures, we want to be cautious and ensure that the transition to our new lunch program runs smoothly.  It is necessary that parents are present in the Parish Hall when the food is delivered. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we ask you to arrive at school ten minutes earlier than usual.  I appreciate it!

Lastly, we are in need of parent leaders who will take charge of the lunch procedures of the day and guide the parent volunteers.  Because we will no longer have a kitchen manager, we will need two head volunteers per day who are committed to being the lead parent on that day throughout the school year.  For instance, two parents can commit to work together to cover every Monday throughout the school year; two more parents could cover Tuesday, etc. These head parent volunteers can collaborate on how to job share the weekday duties and develop a schedule that will be amenable to both of them.  The head parent volunteers would direct the other parents on lunch duty, and together they would ensure that students receive their respective entrees. These parent leaders would arrive at 10:15 am, and leave the school at 12:45 pm with the rest of the parent volunteers.  If you feel that the Lord is calling you to practice the virtue of stewardship through this donation of your time, please email olmcschool@olmc1.org by December 20 and we will happily sign you up.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Gratefully in Christ and in Our Lady,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
December
12 Feast Day Cookie Day - Our Lady of Guadalupe
16 Parish Penance Service 6:45pm CH
19 Christmas Music Program (grades 5 & 6) 2pm & 7pm PH
20 2 hour Early Dismissal at 1:05pm
Attention families with food allergies!
Click here for ingredient and allergen information for school lunches. Please bookmark this link for future reference.
  • The kitchen is winding down inventory. They will not have a problem offering meals next week, but there may be days where seconds are not offered.
  • A la carte items may be limited as the week progresses to sell out and avoid waste. 
School Spelling Bee:
The school spelling bee was held last Friday.

The school winner is: Elizabeth Nies. She will represent OLMC School in the Hamilton County Bee sometime in March.

The school runner up is Jude Hubner.

Each classroom in grades 4-8 holds a classroom bee. The winner & runner-ups for the classroom bees are listed below.
Class
4A
4B
4C
5A
5B
5C
6A
6B
6C
701
702
703
801
802
803
Winner
Luke Shrift
Madeline Krupinski
Maria Schmidt
Brinna Wolf
Isaac Denault
Alex Denault
Elizabeth Nies
Allison Maciag
Quinn Dorsel
Sophia Meier
Jordan Laferriere
Sarah Rigg
Zachary Delagrange
Jude Hubner
Charlotte Van Dyke
Runner Up
Greta Fletcher
Elizabeth Hein
Isabella Spierdowis
Sydney Woodward
Isaiah Niccum
John Smock
Cora O'Connor
Alex Preston
Isabella Smock
Mick Webb
Miles McGreal
Maria Hartley
Elizabeth Darland
Michael Spech
Ben Church
From the Nurse-New Immunization Requirement:
Starting with the 2020-2021 school year - Hepatitis A will be required for all grades K-12 next year. Please check with your healtcare provider to make sure all of your children are up to date on all vaccinations required for school. Please see the link below for the new requirements.


SCRIP News:
We will have $5 Starbucks in stock for carpool sales beginning this week. Other low denomination cards are available to order. Please see www.shopwithscrip.com for details.
 
We will be selling Scrip during carpool (2:30-3:15) every Tuesday and Thursday in December.
 
Last day to place online orders for delivery before Christmas is this Friday, December 13.

Order forms can be found in the school atrium or on the website at: https://school.olmc1.org/scrip (scroll to bottom of the page).

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lesher, stephrufe@yahoo.com .
Outside Recess:
Students in Grade 1 through Grade 6 go outside for recess daily. Students are expected to be dressed appropriately for the weather. If there is little to no precipitation and the temperature feels like 15 degrees or higher (including wind chill), the students will go outside for recess. Any temperature/wind chill below 15 degrees will result in indoor recess.

Please make sure to label hats, coats & gloves. We tend to see many of these in lost & found!
Lost & Found
Check the pictures to see if anything belongs to your family.






We strongly recommend putting names in all uniform clothing, water bottles, coats, hats, etc. Even if it is just a family last name - we do check and return items that are labeled!

Items are kept for several weeks and then donated to the Used Uniform Committee or the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center.
Moms of Our Lady Prayer Group:
We are a drop-in prayer group each Friday at 9:30, hosted in the home of an OLMC mom. All are welcome to join us - just show up! 
 
December 13 Praying for 6th grade and the Counseling & Nursing staff
Location To Be Determined

December 20 Praying for 7th grade and the Kitchen staff
Location To Be Determined

Each week we pray for our own intentions, our families, one specific OLMC grade and group of staff members, plus any prayer intentions submitted through the link below. A great way to try it out, is to come on a Friday when we pray for a grade in which you have a child!  
 
Contact JacquelyneFagan@gmail.com with questions. 
Used Uniforms
If you are in need of used uniforms, please email Haley Church at sunlily55@yahoo.com or text at 317.514.4569. Orders will be filled by the 15th of each month. 

Please continue to turn in old uniforms to the bin marked Used Uniforms in the school Atrium. 
Cassock Classic - Priests vs Seminarians:
Correct date is January 3, 2020 at Guerin Catholic High School
5pm doors open 6:15 pm Tipoff
$5 per person / $20 per family
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Guerin Catholic High School News:
ADMISSIONS NEWS
Attention 8th Graders: The time to apply to be a Golden Eagle is NOW!  
Priority Placement Applications due for the Class of 2024
DEADLINE IS THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
All supporting application documents are due by December 15th. Apply online at  GuerinCatholic.org
If you have questions about your application, please contact our Admissions Office at  admissions@guerincatholic.org .
 
Golden Eagle for A Day Shadow Days
Limited days in January are available for 8th graders to shadow a current Guerin Catholic student. Visit  GuerinCatholic.org  for more information and to register. 
 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Wednesday, December 18, 7 pm
Guerin Catholic gymnasium
Features Guerin Catholic Concert Band, String Orchestra, Choirs, and Ukulele and Guitar Ensemble
Free admission
 
SWIMMING & DIVING PACK THE POOL NIGHT
Thursday, December 19, 5:30 pm
Hamilton Heights High School
25802 State Rte 19, Arcadia, IN
Cheer on the Guerin Catholic Swimming & Diving teams in their meet against Hamilton Heights and Liberty Christian.
 
BOYS BASKETBALL YOUTH NIGHT
Guerin Catholic vs. Heritage Christian
Friday, December 20
JV - 6 pm; Varsity - 7:30 pm Tip-off
Students in all grades are invited to join us in "The Nest" to pack the gym for the Boys Basketball Youth Night!  Players wearing their team jersey will get in free!    
St. John's Christkindl Village
Dec 12-15
All are welcome! Admission is free and open to the public. Activities are indoors or inside heated tents, come out and enjoy authentic Christmas traditions December 12-15 in Downtown Indy at St. John’s Christkindl Village!
Dec 12 & 13 5-9pm
Dec 14 11am - 10pm
Dec 15 11am - 6pm
Stop the Bleed Class:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Hamilton County Health Department
18030 Foundation Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060
SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a FREE Course!
To Register click on the link below.