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January 22, 2020
Dear OLMC Parents,

Good afternoon! We just started our new lunch program yesterday, and I am grateful that everything has been progressing smoothly. The Raider Cafe has become a bit quieter without all of the activity in the kitchen, and I have noticed that the students have more time to eat their lunches. Thank you for all of your patience during this transition to Campus Cuisine. Making a significant change in a school operation is never easy, especially when the change is occasioned mid-year. I appreciate your flexibility!

Speaking of changes, Mass in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays and Fridays have also been working out quite well. Teachers and parents alike have been remarking on how reverent the children have been, even when they are worshipping outside of the more august atmosphere of the main Church. For the next week or so, the work that needs to be completed on the painting project in the sanctuary will be done off-site. We are grateful to be able to attend the daily Masses on Wednesday and Friday back in the nave of the Church for the rest of the week and possibly for next week, as well.  

We are so excited to be on the cusp of Catholic Schools Week. This annual celebration of Catholic Schools will begin this weekend as Student Council members will give a brief talk about gratitude before Masses. On Monday, OLMC School will extend their gratitude to community servants by writing letters. Tuesday is Student Appreciation Day, so the children will receive an Out-of-Uniform Day (Favorite Color Day) and will participate in a very animated Student vs. Teacher volleyball game in the afternoon. This day is a special Out-of-Uniform Day for the students since they will be permitted to wear sweatpants on this day, an item that is normally not permitted to be worn on other Out of Uniform days. Wednesday is Teacher Appreciation Day, and we will be hosting an Open House for interested families beginning at 9:15 am that morning. On Thursday, the students will express their gratitude to their parents and are invited to dress up like their parents did when they went to school. I must admit that this day is one of my favorite dress-down days since the hairstyles and outfits are so creative! Fifth grade students will also be attending the Vocations Mass at Guerin Catholic on Thursday; they will come to school dressed in their uniform, but they can change into their other clothes after they return from the Mass. The PTO will once again treat our teachers on Thursday by providing them with a delicious lunch. Finally, on Friday we will participate in the culminating activity of the week: the Faith Rally. Fr. Huemmer will be leading our Eucharistic Adoration, and Sarah Sansone will be the leader for our praise and worship. I am so grateful to them for sharing their time and talent for the spiritual growth of our children. On Friday, the students will be allowed to wear spirit-wear with jeans or khakis.

On this day dedicated to the legal protection of unborn children, we thank God for the gift of our own lives and the lives of our loved ones and we pray together that justice will be served for all human persons at every stage of life.

In Mary, Mother of Life,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
24 6th Grade Gathering 3-5pm PH
26 - Feb 1 Catholic Schools Week - see below for more info
29 Open House for new prospective families 9:15-10:45am PH
29 Open Enrollment begins for incoming K-8
31 Faith Rally
Lost & Found:
We have many school sweatshirts along with the many items displayed in the picture. Please make sure your family name is on all lunchboxes, water bottles, coats, hats, gloves, etc!
Lunch Program Updates:
Lunch Cart: If your child forgets their lunch and/or you are bringing their lunch throughout the morning, lunches should be placed on the lunch cart in the atrium. The lunch cart is taken into the cafeteria at the beginning of the first lunch. Please remind your children to check the lunch cart.

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

Campus Cuisine: lunches must be ordered by 12noon the day before. If you child gets sick after you order, please call or email before 8am the day of the lunch.
404-406-4017 (leave a message if office is closed)

Milk/Water Program: Katie Rigg is the parent volunteer in charge (separate from Campus Cuisine). Please email her directly at raker95@msn.com with questions about milk & water only.
Jr. High Study Hall Cancelled tomorrow
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Mr. Hughes will not be here so there is no Jr. High Study Hall after school tomorrow. Please make arrangements for students to be picked up in carpool.
Catholic Schools Week Schedule:
We are grateful for . . .

Sunday, January 26: Parish
-       Student Council members give announcements of gratitude before each Mass

Monday, January 27: Community
-       Students will write letters to our priests and community servants

Tuesday, January 28: Students
-       Teacher vs. Student afternoon volleyball game 2:15 PM
-       Out of Uniform Day--Dress in your favorite color (Sweatpants can be worn as a special

Wednesday, January 29: Teachers and Staff
-       Open House tours for new families begin at 9:15am

Thursday, January 30: Parents
-       Out of Uniform day—The students will dress like their parents did when they were in
elementary school
-      5 th Grade Vocation Mass at Guerin Catholic
-      Teacher/Staff PTO luncheon
Friday, January 31: Faith
-       Faith Rally 1-3pm: Fr. David Huemmer will be leading our Eucharistic Adoration.
Spirit Wear Out of Uniform Day - show your school pride and wear jeans/khakis with
your OLMC,, Raider or any blue & gold.
Geography Bee:
Congratulations to all of our contestants. It was an exciting competition.

The school winner is Jude Huber.
The runner up is David Titus.

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.
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. 
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 24 Praying for 1st grade, Mrs. Seaman, Mrs. VanWoerkom and Mrs. Gater
Location TBD

January 29 Praying for 2nd grade and the Resource staff.

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. 
Guerin Catholic High School News:
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. Apply at  GuerinCatholic.org .

Monday, February 17, 7-8 pm
Monday, February 24, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 2, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 9, 7-8 pm
$10 for one session or $30 for all four
Register at GuerinCatholic.org
Contact Coach Waymoth at jwaymouth@guerincatholic.org  for more information.

Saturday, February 29
1-4:30 pm
4:30 pm: Family Mass - parents and siblings welcome!
Boys in 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! See attached flyer for more details, or visit  GuerinCatholic.org  to register.