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provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
February 19, 2020
Dear OLMC Parents,

We are officially over half-way through 3rd quarter at this point, and the season of Lent is just a week ahead of us.  I would like to invite you all to our all-school Ash Wednesday Mass that will take place on Feb. 26 at 8 am in the main Church.  Our students will be receiving ashes at that time, and it would be a great opportunity for you to join us as we begin this Lenten season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Speaking of almsgiving, this would be an opportune time for you to remind your children about the Church giving envelopes they received earlier in the year. There is an envelope for the students to turn in for each week of the year, and so they are welcome to place their monetary sacrifices in the offertory basket when it is passed around in the pews.  

Next week, our annual spring book fair will begin.  OLMC School is delighted to host Blue Ribbon Book Fairs once again as our main vendor, and this time this company will be offering STEM kits as well as quality books for sale.  Students will be frequenting the Book Fair at different scheduled times throughout the week, and it will stay open during the evening on Fine Arts Night next Thursday. Just a reminder that we will be having a planned 2 hour late start the next morning on Friday, Feb. 28.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of the parent volunteers who assisted with our St. Valentine’s parties last week.  The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and I am grateful for the spirit of generosity that permeates our school community.  May the Lord continue to bless you for the donation of your time and talent!

Blessings on your week,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
20 Coffee &. Conversation with GCHS 8am PH
21 Jr. High Social 6-8pm PH
25-27 Book Fair
26 Ash Wednesday
27 Fine Arts Night
28 2 hour late start - 9:45am

6 Movie Night Grades 3 & 4 Grade 5:45-8PM PH
13 No School - Professional Development

OLMC Volunteer Spotlight
We are blessed to have so many caring volunteers who dedicate their time each day to help our school and community be the amazing faith-filled place it is! We would like to spend some time highlighting our volunteers as a small way to say THANK YOU to all that they do! We are asking for your help to nominate the volunteers who give their time and talents to our school and community. Here is the link to the nomination form:   https://forms.gle/T31h7EDwU7nfKXQ7A

Please keep Scrip in mind with Easter & Spring Break fast approaching.

Attn Junior High: March 1 is the last day for Scrip purchases (7th and 8th grade families)to be applied to the DC trip. That means...

  • Thursday, February 27 is the last carpool sale before the deadline.
  • Friday, February 28 is the last day to order physical cards online (will be delivered on Wednesday March 4).
  • Sunday, March 1 is the last day to order ScripNow for credit for the DC trip.

Stephanie will be selling Scrip in the atrium each Thursday during carpool, 2:30-3:15.  

If you are new to Scrip and would like the OLMC enrollment code, please contact Stephanie Lesher at  stephrufe@yahoo.com .

Fine Arts Night is Almost Here!!
Come one, come all to the annual Fine Arts Night on February 27, from 6-8pm.

Musical performances will be held in the Parish Hall. Artwork from all students will be displayed throughout the school.

Students have been busy prepping their artwork and getting it ready to be displayed in beautiful matted frames courtesy of Artome.

You will be able to purchase your child's framed artwork for $25 the night of the show or $30 until March 4. A percentage of each sale comes back to the art room so we can create more fabulous art! If you have any questions please feel free to check out their website  Artome  or email Mrs. Hinshaw at  hinshawd@olmc1.org. Click here for more information.
The Book Fair Needs Your Help!
All parents and siblings are welcome to come to the book fair whenever they want to, however, if you can officially sign up to give an hour of your time, the Book Fair committee greatly appreciates it! 

Below is the sign up genius which also happens to have the class visit schedule embedded in it so you can see when your child's class is attending.
Our vendor this spring is the same as in the fall, Blue Ribbon Book Fairs. We will be able to accept cash, checks (made out to OLMC PTO), and credit cards. Change will be provided in cash for those who pay with checks that are due change. Thank you for your generous support of the book fair! Please email Ann at lifeisgood94@att.net if you have any questions.
Movie Night for 3rd and 4th Grade: March 6! 5:45-8PM PH
Come in your PJ’s or cozy clothes to enjoy watching “Night at the Museum” with your friends! Pizza, candy, popcorn, snack and drinks included. Doors open at 5:45pm and pick up is at 8pm. 

Please sign up at the link below and send in $5 to the school office to save your spot!

E-mail Sarah Sansone at sarahsansone@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

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! 

February 21 Praying for 5th grade, Phys. Ed & Athletic Directors
March 6. Praying for 6th grade, Counseling & Nursing staff

Locations are To Be Determined - check with Jacquelyn Fagan via the email below.

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. 
Registration for sports is done through Orgsonline.com . Use code 172OLMC-IN to create your family account. For more informatoin visit the OLMC Sports webpage at: https://www.olmc1.org/registration

Soccer, Track & Field and Kickball Deadlines are February 22!
Who's Coming to Dinner?
February 22, 6:45 - 9 pm
Meet other parishioners in an intimate setting: someone’s house! Join the OLMC family on February 22 for dinner, and make new friends along the way. Be sure to register by February 11!

Be a Host Family
We need parishioners to host the dinner portion of the event. All ingredients and wine* provided. Host families do not pay the registration fee!

*we will have gluten free and alcohol free homes*
Encounter - Equip - Engage
Jim Beckman will be speaking on March 23-25
7 pm each night
Free Will Donation

The life of a disciple has three stages that
are continuously being renewed. We need
to ENCOUNTER Jesus everyday. We
EQUIP ourselves as we grow in the faith.
We ENGAGE the world around us by
sharing the love of God. Each night of our
missio n we’ll explore how we can move
through these stages and become engaged disciples of Jesus.

Jim Beckman serves as the executive director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Jim also is the executive director of ImpactCenter, a nonprofit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on leadership and discipleship. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.
Guerin Catholic High School News
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. 
Families may apply at  GuerinCatholic.org .

TOMORROW! Thursday, February 20 8 am
OLMC Parish Hall
Join us for a casual coffee and conversation at Our Lady of Mt Carmel with President Dr. John Atha and Admissions Director Kelli Wilson about Guerin Catholic High School, our admission process and affordability initiatives.  Open to school families with children of any age. Can't make the OLMC coffee? Join us at one of our other events:

Thursday, February 25
8 am, SLDM Library

Friday, February 28
8 am, OLG Community Room

Saturday, February 29
1-4:30 pm
4:30 pm: Family Mass - parents and siblings welcome!
Boys i n grades 1-5 are invited to a Sports Camp with former Indianapolis Colt Joe Reitz at Guerin Catholic High School. Camp will focus on one-on-one football and basketball skill development, fun activity stations, and remarks from Joe. Cost is $30 ($20 per additional sibling, $50 max per family), and includes a camp t-shirt and an autographed photo of Joe Reitz! Former Harlem Globetrotter Derick Grant ( http://www.derickgrantbasketball.com/ ) will also be attending. For more details visit  GuerinCatholic.org  to register.  

Monday, February 24, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 2, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 9, 7-8 pm
$10 per session
See the attached flyer for more details! Register at GuerinCatholic.org
Contact Coach Waymoth at  jwaymouth@guerincatholic.org  for more information.
Tuesday, March 17, 8-10 am
Parents are invited to a "mini open house" where they will hear from students, administrators and our guidance department, observe theology and other classes, and take a tour. Register at GuerinCatholic.org .