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provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
May 20, 2020
May
19-21 E-Learning Days
21 Jr. High Awards Ceremony - watch for more details soon!
26-28 E-Leaning Days
29 Last Day of School for all K-8!

Virtue of the Month for May
Zeal: Being driven by an intense love for God

Examples for us: St. Paul, St. Dominic & St. Francis Xavier
Virtual Field Day - May 29
Details about the last day of school will be sent via email as we move closer to that date. There is alot to coordinate in a short period of time so bear with us as we navigate the ever changing guidelines!

Here is what we know right now:

End of Year Zoom meetings - May 28 & 29:
Each homeroom will hold a final farewell Zoom meeting with their class throughout the day on Thursday & Friday of next week. We spread this out so each grade can hold a meeting at a different time to accommodate families with multiple children sharing devices.

Virtual Variety Show - Friday, May 29:
More details will follow on how & when to view the Show on Flipgrid as the date draws nearer.

Final Carpool - May 29:
Have you been missing carpool? Well will have the opportunity to have one final parade style carpool (following social distancing guidelines)! More details will come soon.

As you exit the carpool, there will be dropoff locations at the sports field parking lot for the following items:  
  • Library Books
  • Used Uniforms (we can wear old logo for one more year during 2020-2021)
  • Spanish Workbooks
  • Grades 2 & 4 need to return their workbook for use again next year.
  • Grade 3 & 5 may keep their book
Jr. High Awards Ceremony
Tomorrow - May 21 7pm
We are very excited to be hosting our annual Jr. High Awards Ceremony using an online platform to celebrate our 7th and 8th grade achievements. 

We will be simultaneously live streaming this event to our OLMC School Facebook Page. Please read the details below to attend and/or watch online.

Online event will open at 6:30pm. 7pm actual start time.

Viewing via OLMC School Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/olmcindiana/
*This event will go live at 7pm.

Thank you and if you have any questions please contact Tim Fletcher ( fletchert@olmc1.org )
2019-2020 Yearbook orders:
This is definitely a year that will not be forgotten soon. Order the school yearbook to preserve the memories!

Cost is $17.50 per book

Online orders only!
Click on "Order Here"
Enter the code: 46089W
This will bring you to our school page where you will enter your child's name and how many books you want.  

Please direct questions to Amy Quinn at amyquinn27@gmail.com.
Virtual Variety Show
We have decided to extend the deadline to upload/record your videos to FlipGrid for the talent show to  Monday, May 25. 

For those who are still interested in participating, please do the following:

1. Fill out this Google Form to grant permission and interest in the Talent Show.
 2. See  these directions for uploading/recording your act to FlipGrid.
More details will follow on how to view the Talent Show on Flipgrid as the date draws nearer.
SCRIP NEWS:
IMPORTANT SCRIP NEWS
Friends, years ago, OLMC decided that Scrip would be our only fundraiser, so that we don’t have to sell wrapping paper or candy bars.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. The expectation is that each family contributes $100 to PTO for school enhancements, either via Scrip rebates or a one time payment to OLMC PTO.

We only have about 44% of families doing this at this point, but it’s not too late to contribute.😍. If Scrip isn’t your thing, you are most welcome to send a check into the church office by May 27. Your $100 donation will qualify you for the $25 book bill credit for K-6 families.

Families with 7th & 8th graders are encouraged to utilize Scrip to earn funds toward the 8th grade D.C. trip.

Please mark envelopes and checks as being for your “Scrip rebate,” so that we can ensure that it gets to our Scrip team. Again, checks must be received by 5/27. Mail to OLMC. Church 14598 Oak Ridge Rd Carmel, IN 46032. I’m always happy to answer your Scrip questions. Let’s finish this year strong! Stay well!!

stephrufe@yahoo.com or text (317-446-1977).

Please note: We are not processing orders for any new physical gift cards until school is back in session.

May Online "Carpool" Rosary:
Today at 3:15
Each Wednesday in May at 3:15PM

As Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description."

The power of the rosary is present here at Our Lady of Mount Carmel more than ever and a special May devotion is a beautiful way to invite Mary's continued love into our homes. 

Would you and your children be part of this power by connecting with us at the end of our school day, this Wednesday, and praying the "online" carpool rosary from your own homes? 

You will not need to bring anything because all rosary prayers and the link to the online community will be found and will be visible on your screen as you participate with the rosary.  

See you at 3:15pm for roughly 15-20 minutes this and each Wednesday during this special month of May.

OLMC Online Rosary #3 : May 20, 2020 03:15 PM America/Indiana/Indianapolis
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 758 0755 7853
Password: Rosary

OLMC Online Rosary #4 : May 27, 2020 03:15 PM America/Indiana/Indianapolis
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 770 8638 3538
Password: Rosary
Celebrating OLMC's 8th Grade Class of 2020!
Please join us over the next several weeks as we recognize our students on our Facebook school page! Click here to go to Facebook. We will recognize and highlight five 8th grade students each week day from now until the end of the school year.

**8th grade parents special note: pages are being posted based on the order in which your permission, for the school to share your students page, was received. If you have not already granted permission for your 8th grader, please click here for the link . Go Raiders!
PTO News:
Your OLMC Parent Teacher Organization is already planning for next school year 2020/2021. 
Almost all the events are supported by parent volunteers from classroom events, socials, faith rally to community outreach programs. Anytime there is an event outside the classroom the PTO probably has a part in planning. 

To support these special events for your children we need your help! Please find attached a Google Form link below to get involved. Many events can be planned at home or simply sending in donations.  it is a great way to network with other parents and make new friends! I know I have formed many special relationships with parents and staff at OLMC.  Please note that your name will be forwarded to the chair of every committee you volunteer for so please only check the ones that you want to serve on.
 

Many Hands Make Light Work - THANK YOU so much for helping our students have an amazing school year! You are greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jane Ann Gaskill, jamg2395@gmail.com
OLMC Volunteer Spotlight:
Our spotlight this week is on Gary Galvin. Click here to learn about Gary.

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
Pre-Order School Supply Kits for 2020-2021
Why shop in-line when you can shop online?

This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping in person in stores. Supplies will be delivered to school for pick-up in early August.

Shopping online with 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list. Get started by clicking the link below:

End of Year Teacher/Staff Contribution:
It is hard to believe that we are already thinking about the end of this school year.
PTO set up a teacher gift fund on the Parish online giving website. This fund is for parents who want to give a gift to our school teachers. These gifts will be pooled together and each teacher will get their individual gift in SCRIP cards!
 
The donation includes all of the following Specials Teachers & Staff: Spanish, Art, Music, PE, Computer, Library, Resource, Enrichment, Front Office Staff including Principal and Assistant Principal, Nurse, Counselor, and Maintenance.

This link will be open through May 28, 2020. Click here to contribute now.

  • If you already have an online giving account, enter your Username & Password under "Existing Giver".
  • If you do not already have an account, there is an option to make a one-time payment.
  • If you create a new account, you can easily set up online giving if you wish to do so.
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

ADMISSIONS NEWS
Applications for 2020-21 are still being accepted at  GuerinCatholic.org.  

Virtual Admissions Center
Our campus may be closed, but the Virtual Admissions Center is always open! 
Visit  GuerinCatholic.org  to chat with our Admissions staff or schedule a zoom call. Admissions staff are available to answer your questions anytime during the extended school closing.