A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
January 29, 2020
Dear OLMC Parents, 

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  In the midst of all of our celebrations this week, OLMC school spirit has certainly been alive and well in our classrooms, our cafeteria, and even in our gym.   At the 8 am Mass this morning, Fr. Paternoster reminded us about the impact a Catholic education makes on minds and hearts of students. He wisely noted that God is both the center of Catholic education and the end of it, and He always will be.  That is the Catholic school difference that enriches our children’s lives. The integration of our Catholic faith in our curriculum at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School enhances and completes our students’ learning. We are so grateful that we can offer our parish families a truly holistic education in which Jesus is known and loved, and a lasting, authentic relationship with Our Lord is cultivated throughout the nine years of our students’ learning.

During this Catholic Schools Week, I would be remiss if I did not extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of our parents who choose to partner with us each day.  I am especially grateful to all of the parent volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time in the service of our school: Our PTO and School Council members, our faithful Copy Moms, Room Parents, parent helpers in the classrooms, Mystery Readers, parents who are in charge of our various socials and receptions for sacramental events, parent lunch leader volunteers, parents who help with covering Dibels, parents who drop off teacher snacks on Fridays, parents who help lead tours… The list goes on and on!  I pray each day for OLMC families that the good Lord will bless you all with His peace. May this Catholic Schools Week continue to be grace-filled for you and for your children!

Gratefully, in Christ,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
29 Open Enrollment begins for incoming K-8
31 Faith Rally - 1-3pm

7 3rd Quarter Midterm Cutoff
11 OLMC Day at McAllister's Deli

Jaclyn VanWoerkom and Kristen Gater have both been hired part-time as Administrative Assistants in the school office. Jaclyn works M,W, F and Kristen works T, Th.

It is important to use the email attendance@olmc1.org when emailing the school about student absences & appointments. This email can be seen by all office staff so it is the best way to make sure your message is recieved by the person doing attendance that day.
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.
Catholic Schools Week Schedule:
We are grateful for . . .

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.
2018-19 Yearbooks Have Arrived!
Come pick up your yearbook(s) in the school atrium between the hours of 2:30-3:30pm tomorrow, Jan 30.

Email Amy Quinn with questions: amyquinn27@gmail.com
Please keep Scrip in mind with Super Bowl Sunday this weekend (Buffalo Wild Wings, Market District, Chipotle, and more!) and don't forget a special treat for your Valentine!

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 .

Volunteers Needed!
Greetings OLMC Parents,
We are reaching out to you because there is an AWESOME opportunity for you to help create a life changing retreat for hundreds of high school young adults who will be participating in our 25 th  Destination Jesus (DJ) retreat!  Young Adults from throughout Indiana and the Midwest will invest in their faith journey from Friday, February 14 th  thru Sunday, February 16 th .
You have an amazing opportunity to help ensure that our young adults have a safe sleeping environment and you will be allowing the leaders of DJ to get some much needed sleep so that they can be totally committed to serving the youth during the day.
I am personally inviting you to invest JUST 3 HOURS of your time during one either Friday (2/14) or Saturday (2/15) evening between the hours of 10:30 pm and 7:30 am.    We call this volunteer role “Guardian Angels”.  Why? During those three hour shifts, you will ensure that the youth don’t leave the sleeping areas that they are assigned to, and you will be there to help if any of the youth have a personal need.   To be quite honest, based on many years of volunteering, this is an absolutely beautiful time to support this amazing retreat, but is also a great opportunity to spend just 3 hours reading, praying and having personal reflection time.
To make it really easy for you, here is the link to the volunteer site – don’t hesitate to go sign up now…

I am humbly asking that you prayerfully consider offering JUST 3 HOURS of your time to support not only the youth of our Catholic Church, but also the amazing adult leaders who pour their hearts into DJ!
God Bless,
Mark Neterer
Fine Arts Night is Coming!!
Come one, come all to the annual Fine Arts Night on February 27, from 6-8pm.
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 $27 until March 5. 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

From the Nurse:
When your child is sick, it is best to keep them home to rest and prevent the spread of germs. If you are not sure when you should keep them home, please consult this fun poster (click here) by the Hamilton County Health Department!
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 31 Praying for 2nd grade and the Resource staff
February 7 Praying for 3rd grade and the Spanish, Music & Art Teachers
February 14 Praying for 4th grade and the Computer/IT & Library teachers

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. 
Spring Sports - register online at www.orgsonline.con
CYO Co-Ed CYO Track & Field Grades 4-8
CYO Cadet Baseball Grades 7th/8th
CYO Co-Ed Soccer Grades 4-8
CYO Spring Kickball Grades 3-8
(OLMC-IN) 10U Boy's Lacrosse
(OLMC-IN) 10U Girls Lacrosse
(OLMC-IN) 12U Boys Lacrosse
(OLMC-IN) 12U Girls Lacrosse
(OLMC-IN) 14U Girls Lacrosse
(OLMC-IN) 1st/2nd Grade Boy's Lacrosse (OLMC-IN) 1st/2nd Grade Girls Lacrosse (OLMC-IN) OLMC Co-Ed Soccer 3rd Grade (OLMC-IN) OLMC Co-Ed Soccer Grades 1st & 2nd
(OLMC-IN) OLMC Co-Ed Soccer Grades PrK-KG ]
Registration Deadline Saturday, February 22, 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Monday, March 2, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Saturday, March 14, 2020 Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Guerin Catholic High School News
Purple envelopes were mailed this week! We are excited to welcome the Class of 2024!  
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-21 school year. Families may apply at  GuerinCatholic.org .

Prospective Parent Preview Day
March 17, 2020
8-10 am
All 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. Open to families with children of any age. Register 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
See the attached flyer for more details! 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 t o register.