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provides excellence in education
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January 15, 2020
Dear OLMC Parents, 

In this new decade of 2020, OLMC School is moving forward with a variety of events. Today your children will be coming home with their report cards, marking the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter. The annual Geography Bee will be taking place on Friday afternoon, and next week we will have no school on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I hope you enjoy your long weekend!  

Our school spirit will be ignited during the last week of January as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020. We have a variety of activities scheduled for that week, including different out-of-uniform days for the students as well as a Student vs. Teacher volleyball game midway through the week. Our theme for the week is Gratitude, the virtue of the month for January, and this spirited week will end with a Faith Rally on Friday, January 31. More details regarding Catholic Schools Week will be forthcoming later on in the month, and I look forward to sharing with you all of the expressions of gratitude we will make throughout the week.

On another note, I am excited to share with you some recent news from Guerin Catholic’s President John Atha regarding his commitment to make Guerin Catholic “affordable, accessible, and available to all who desire a Catholic education” and his work “to remove any barrier that keeps a student from attending Guerin Catholic High School.”  Please click here to access his message

Blessings on your weekend!

In Christ, our hope,

Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
15 Texas Roadhouse Spirit Day
17 Blue Family Commitment Forms Due
17 Geography Bee 1:45pm PH
20 No School - MLK Day
21 First Day for Campus Cuisine Lunch Service
24 6th Grade Gathering 3-5pm PH
29 Open House for new prospective families 9:15-10:45am PH
29 Open Enrollment begins for incoming K-8
What Are You Grateful For?
Please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Our team of Raider Reporters will use this data for an article in the next edition of the Raider Reporter!
New Lunch Program:

PayForIt.net refunds are being processed and should be issued at the end of January.

The deadline to order milk/water was Monday. Katie Rigg is the parent volunteer in charge of the milk/water program (separate from Campus Cuisine). Please email her directly at raker95@msn.com with questions.
Pre-Registration For Returning Families:  
  • Due Today! If you have not already done so, please return this form tomorrow. 

Blue Family Commitment Forms for the 2020-21 school year were sent home last week.   Click here to print a form.  This form is to secure your children(s) position(s) in our school next year. 
Failure to complete & return this form will result in losing your child's position in the school for next year. 

  • List all children returning from oldest to youngest with baptismal name & grade for next year
  • List all incoming Kindergarten children who will be age 5 by August 1, 2020 in the designated box
  • Circle your selection Full Day or Half-Day Kindergarten
  • If you select Half-Day Kindergarten, please indicate your preference for AM (7:45-10:45AM) or PM (12:15-3:10PM)
  • If you have an incoming Kindergartner and are selecting the Full Day option, a $250 deposit will be due when you complete the online application which will be available on Jan 29.

The online application portion for new incoming students (Kindergarten through 8th) will take place from Jan 29-Feb 12.    For more information click here.
Texas Roadhouse Spirit Day is TODAY!
Head to Texas Roadhouse TODAY in support of our school! Come anytime after 4pm and enjoy steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides and much more! Please be sure to show the flyer (on paper or phone) in order for OLMC to receive 10% back for your meal. Thank you for your continued support in our dining fundraiser!

**The flyer sent home with your child states the date is Tuesday, January 15 but it is really today, January 15**

Thank you for your continued support in our school!
Tonight! January 15th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Dig out your mittens and join all your friends & family for hot chocolate and holiday treats as we skate and enjoy the Ice at Center Green in Carmel.

Private outdoor rink rental and skates included FREE for all OLMC students.
Skating adults: $5

Please Bring (1) can/box of non-perishable food per person for the Merciful Help Center.

RSVP and sign up here to pitch in for drinks/treats: http://bit.ly/OLMCSkate2019
Geography Bee:
Friday, January 17 1:45pm PH
Students in Grades 5-8 will compete in the school Geography Bee. Each Social Studies class in these grades held a classroom level bee to determine who advanced to the school bee. Parents & family are invited to watch. Please do not arrive before 1:30 as the Parish Hall will not be set up and ready for guests until then.

Contestants are:
Sam Denault, Jake Grissom, Edward Murray, Molly Broach, Allison Maciag, Makayla Watson, David Titus, J.J. Strojinc, Jude Hubner, Christian Sosa, Lilly Richardson and Shane Gassman.
Monday Recess Monitor Needed:
Are you interested in earning a little extra spending money? We are looking for Playground Monitors to supervise the students during their recess time on Mondays. The hours are from 11:00am to 12:25pm each day paid at $15.00 per day. Please email the school office at olmcschool@olmc1.org if you are able to help.
Drama/Musical Theater Club:
First Meeting will be Tuesday, January 21 3:15-5:15pm
Calling all young performers!!! An opportunity to sing, dance and act is just around the corner.  If you are interested in joining OLMC’s first theater club click here to fill out the form.  Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays after school  until 5:15 . Cost to participate is $75. Contact Sarah Sansone at  sarahsansone@gmail.com  if you have any questions.
Enthusiastic OLMC School parents. Catholic Schools Week is just a few short weeks away which means we will be opening our front doors on Wednesday, January 29th for prospective OLMC families. 

Please consider helping welcome these families by being a tour guide.  No previous experience necessary!   It does not matter whether you are a new family this year or a seasoned family as detailed talking points, maps, organized instruction with humor and smiles AND refreshments will be provided.

Tour guides would need to be available from 8:45-10:45. Please reach out to Haley Church sunlily55@yahoo.com or Mary Quinn indyquinns@aol.com with questions or to secure your spot on this exclusive list. 
Used Book and Game Drive
Today through Jan 22
We will be collecting gently used books (ages infant to 18) and games from Wednesday Jan 15 - Wednesday Jan 22. There will be bins set up in the atrium for the collection. OLMC teachers will have an opportunity to look through the items first for use in their classrooms. At the end of the week, the remaining items will be delivered to the Catholic Center downtown. The Catholic Center distributes the items to schools for classroom use and after school care programs. Thank you for your generosity!
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! 

January 17 Praying for Kindergarten, Sr. Maria Benedicta, Mr. Fletcher and the Priests
Location To Be Determined

January 24 Praying for 1st grade , Mrs. Seaman, Mrs. VanWoerkom and Mrs. Gater
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. 
Attention Little Flower Parents:
Important invitations were sent to you on January 7. The email would be from, “OLMC Little Flowers”. There is a RSVP and payment deadline of January 24. Please look in your junk file or use this link if your daughter is in Little Flowers and you did not receive it.
If you have any questions, please send an email to  littleflowersolmc@gmail.com
Donate Blood & Earn an Out of Uniform Day for your Children!
Annual K of C Blood Drive at OLMC is January 19 from 8am - 2:30pm in the Parish Hall

To encourage parents and friends to donate blood, OLMC has given permission for students to earn an “out of uniform” day on Tuesday, Jan 21 .  Here is how this will work:

Each child is brought home a form last Wednesday ( click here to print one ) .
Sunday, Jan 19: A p arent, other family member, neighbor, etc b rings the form to the blood drive and make sure to have it signed by a Knight of Columbus representative.

Tuesday, Jan 21: Student brings the signed form to school and is allowed to wear jeans/khakis with an appropriate top that day. Please refer to the Family Policy Guide pg. 31 for complete details on Out of Uniform Days.
Guerin Catholic High School News:
For 8th Graders:  
Shadow dates are available for the month of January. Visit  GuerinCatholic.org  for more information and to register.
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. Apply at  GuerinCatholic.org .
Thursday, January 9th, 8-10 am
Parents  are invited to spend a morning getting to know Guerin Catholic. 
Register at  GuerinCatholic.org .