A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
September 11, 2019
Dear OLMC Parents,

If you have been listening to the local news recently, you are certainly aware that the spring 2019 ILEARN scores were officially released last week.  Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s results are truly stunning! Overall, we ranked #3 in the state for our English/Language Arts scores. This means that Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is third in the state of Indiana for English/Language Arts when compared with all other Indiana public, private, Catholic, and charter schools.  What a feat! Our math percentages also ran quite high. Overall, the number of students who received a math score of “Above Proficient” actually exceeded the number of students who reached the “At Proficient” score. Furthermore, after analyzing our Social Studies and Science scores, we discovered that the majority of the OLMC students who were tested were not only proficient but scored “Above Proficient” in these disciplines.  Needless to say, the OLMC school community is incredibly proud of our students who work diligently each day and challenge themselves to persevere through their studies, as difficult as they may be at times. Great job, OLMC!

I would be completely remiss, however, if I did not mention how proud I am of the parents of these children who support OLMC school with their partnership each day.  We all know that the students are happiest and do their best when they are personally convinced of the fact that their parents and the school staff are working together as a team, always laboring selflessly to meet their daily needs.  Thank you, parents, for providing your children with a firm spiritual and academic foundation and for fostering a positive work ethic and an openness to continued learning. We could not educate your children in such an effective manner without you!  May God bless you abundantly in your vocation as the primary educators of your children. 

As an administrator, I am so grateful to the team of teachers who bless us with their gifts and talents each day.  I cannot remark often enough that these teachers on our staff are an A-team group of professional educators who are deeply engaged in the mission of our Catholic school.  They invest their whole selves into this noble vocation of teaching, and I am exceptionally fortunate for the opportunity to work with them in the fulfillment of our mission.

Lastly, I am so grateful to the Lord who has blessed OLMC abundantly in myriad ways in the last 63 years of our existence.  He is certainly never outdone in His generosity. May we never grow tired of reflecting on His goodness and always maintain a spirit of thanksgiving towards Him in our hearts and in our minds. 

In the love of Christ,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
12 Picture Day
13 1st Quarter Midterm grade cutoff
13 8th Grade Student Pizza lunch with Guerin Catholic - 11:05-11:55 in lower level of church
13 Movie Night Grades K-2: 5:45pm PH
18 No School - Teacher Professional Development
19-25 40% off at Lands' End - see info below
Picture Day Tomorrow - Sep 12
Students should come to school dressed in the school uniform.   
We are using a new company this year - Inter-State Studio & Publishing. Order forms are coming home today. You can also order online at https://inter-state.com/order before Picture Day. Our picture day code is 43670MA. This code will work for several days after Picture Day.

You do not automatically receive a class picture. While class pictures are included in most packages, you must purchase the class picture for $12 if that is the only picture you want.

Ordering After Picture Day
After Picture Day, you will receive a 9-10 digit unique code to view your child's picture and place an order. These codes will be sent home with your child approximately 3-4 weeks after Picture Day. 

Picture re-take day will be Oct 24 if your child happens to be sick on this day.
Movie Night for Grades K-2:
The PTO presents the movie Wonderpark (PG) on
September 13, 2019 from 5:45pm-8:00pm  
  • Check in 5:45pm 
  • Movie 6:15pm 
  • Pick up 8:00pm 
  • OLMC Parish Hall
  • Cost includes pizza, popcorn, candy, snack and a drink. 
  • $5 Pre-registered
  • $6 Walk-ins
Click here to pre-register online by noon Friday!   Please send payment into the school office by noon on Friday (checks payable to OLMC PTO or exact cash only).   
If you have any questions please email Sarah Sansone at  SarahSansone@gmail.com  or Jill Reitz at  reitz.jillian@gmail.com .
Trash Bag Sale - Support OLMC Sports!
Today through Wednesday, Sep 25

Feel free to stock up for the year. All checks/orders should be put in an envelope marked trash bags (checks payable to OLMC Sports) and dropped off at the school office.

Orders will be delivered to school. Due to the heavy nature of the bags, they are not sent home with children. Watch here for an announcement on what day to pick up your order after carpool!

Any questions, email Gina Snyder at  egsnyder@sbcglobal.net .
On behalf of OLMC Sports, we'd like to thank you in advance for your support . 
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. 
SCRIP sales continue during afternoon carpool, at The Rock (weather permitting), every Thursday! In the event of rain, we will move inside to the atrium. 

We encourage everyone to take advantage of MyScripWallet this year.  MyScripWallet allows you to purchase Scrip online 24/7, and have the Scrip you purchase available to use via your cell phones. It significantly improves the convenience of utilizing Scrip. 

Please give it a try. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lesher, stephrufe@yahoo.com .
2019 Mothers' Mass & Brunch
Monday, Oct 7, 2019
Starts with 8am Mass at OLMC Church
Followed by Brunch, Shopping and Cash Only Raffle from 9:15-12noon
at Ritz Charles 12156 North Meridian St Carmel, IN 46032

RSVP & purchase tickets online by Sep 30. Limited babysitting available.

Invitations were email via Greenvelope. Reservations and payments must be all done online - no checks will be accepted. If you did not receive your invitation or have questions, please email Dawn Hein at dawn.hein@gmail.com.

Trinity Free Clinic Run For Wellness
It’s time to get warmed up for the annual Trinity Free Clinic Run for Wellness!  

This year’s race takes place on Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m. Participants can choose from 5K, 10K, or 15K, distances, and we want YOU to run with us this year! 

This family-friendly event includes age-group prizes, disposable chip timing, TECH shirt, custom finisher medal, generous post-race refreshments, a pre-race stretch, and indoor waiting. Family activities such as jugglers, face painting, balloon twisting, and crafts make this an event the whole family will enjoy! Best of all, proceeds from the race help Trinity Free Clinic provide free medical, dental, and vision care for families in need right here on the OLMC Campus.
P.E. Extra Credit!  Any students in Mrs. Gardner’s class who bring their race bib in can also receive extra credit for P.E.
Service Hours! There are numerous opportunities for service hours related with the race for middle school and high school students. Many volunteer positions allow participants to receive free race registration as well. All volunteers receive a free tech shirt and refreshments during your shift. This is a great way to earn service hours while having FUN! 
To register, volunteer, or sponsor this year’s race, visit www.TrinityRun.org . Early registration discount ends 9/13/19 – REGISTER TODAY!
Lost & Found
Check the picture to the left to see if anything belongs to your family.
  • Uniform sweatshirts - one has new logo size large
  • Marmot navy windbreaker
  • Raider sweatshirt
  • Water bottles

Items are kept for several weeks and then donated to the Used Uniform Committee or the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center.

Junior First LEGO League: Grades 1-3
Do you have a first through third grader interested in STEM, robotics, LEGOs, or bettering the world around them? Junior First LEGO League might be perfect for your child.

We will have a parent organizational meeting September 17th in the football scoring booth from 6:45-7:15pm.

If your child is interested but cannot make it, contact Christy Steffen ( Christysteffen@gmail.com).
Click here for more information: 
CYO Boy's Basketball Grades 4-12:
Register by Sep 15!
Please sign up through the sports registration site: www.orgsonline.com
For Information about the season and how to register visit www.olmcsports.org
Basketball Commish- Tom Dooley tqdooley@gmail.com for questions.
Basketball Evaluations: Saturday, Sep 14 for Grades 4-8
Boy's basketball evaluations for grades 4-8 at the OLMC gym.
Saturday September 14th

  • 4:30-5:30pm- 4th grade
  • 5:45-6:45pm- 5th/6th
  • 7-8pm- 7th/8th
Guerin Catholic News:

Friday, October 4
Guerin Catholic vs. Notre Dame Prep (MI)
5:30 pm Tailgate, 7 pm Kickoff
OLMC families are invited to join us for a tailgate prior to Guerin Catholic vs. Notre Dame Prep football game on Friday, October 4. All students in grades K-8 will receive free admission to the game! Dinner will be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and advanced registration  is required  at  GuerinCatholic.org   by  8 am on Wednesday, October 2 CYO football players and cheerleaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms and will be introduced at halftime! Go Golden Eagles!   Visit  GuerinCatholic.org  for more info.
8TH GRADERS - APPLY NOW! Now accepting applications for 2020-21. 
Apply online at  GuerinCatholic.org .
Prospective Parent Breakfast
Tuesday, September 17
8-10 am
Middle school parents: do you have questions about Guerin Catholic? Join Kelli Wilson, our Director of Admissions, to learn more about our admissions process and tour the school while class is in session!  Register at  GuerinCatholic.org .
Golden Eagle for a Day
Spend the day experiencing high school life at Guerin Catholic through our Golden Eagle for a Day shadow program. Select dates available from September – January. Register at  GuerinCatholic.org .
FALL 2019 High School Placement Test Dates
Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am - Noon
Saturday, November 2, 8:30 am - Noon
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am - Noon
Register at  GuerinCatholic.org
Open House Sunday, October 27 1-3:30 pm
All grades and families welcome!

Pack the House/Youth Night: Thursday, September 19
Guerin Catholic vs. Cathedral HS
4 pm Guest Warm-Up with the Team
5 pm Match
Senior Night: Tuesday, September 24, 7 pm
Guerin Catholic vs. Covenant Christian
Seniors, including OLMC alumni Lizzy DiBlasio (player) and Emerson Pulone (Manager), will be honored before the start of the game!
Pack the House Night: Friday, September 27, 5 pm
Guerin Catholic vs. Carmel HS
Senior Night: Tuesday, October 1,  5:30 pm
Guerin Catholic vs. Lafayette Central Catholic  
Carmel Public Safety Day
September 21 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Carmel St. Vincent Hospital - Back parking lot
13500 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032