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18-20 Book Fair (during school hours during Grandparents/Fine Arts Night

18 I-Learn test window starts (check with homeroom teacher for test times/dates to avoid appointments)

20 1st grade Math with Moms 7:30-9:15am PH

20 Grandparents/Fine Arts Night 6-8pm PH

29 2nd Grade 1st Communion 10am


3 Spring Musical 5pm & 7pm (see below for more info)

5 May Crowning after Mass in the Church (8th grade)

8-9 8th Grade Class Trip

9 Paige's Music Parent Meeting PH 7-8pm

Click here for the 2023-2024 Calendar

Safety Update:

Dear OLMC School Parents,

Springtime on campus is always a busy time of year, and this year is no exception! With about 5 weeks of school remaining, I find myself asking, “Where did the time go?” Reflecting on this question, I am grateful to share that our time in school thus far has been really special. Students have worked through many academic, social, and spiritual challenges, all of which have been faced through a Catholic worldview. Praise God! Several teachers and parents have shared stories with me about their students making great academic strides, overcoming adversity, forming true friendships, and having lightbulb moments. These stories are great motivators for me and the staff to continue making gains through the rest of April and May. Your children are amazing gifts, and I thank you for entrusting them to us! As we journey through the remaining weeks of school, please continue to hold fast to your family routines of completing homework, studying for tests, and getting to bed early! I know at my house it becomes a real challenge when the sun doesn’t go down until 9 pm!

Shifting gears to school safety, I would like to take a few moments to here to read more.

Raider Pride & May Crowning:

The 8th graders were asked this question: If you had to choose one girl and one boy to represent you as an individual and as a whole class before Our Lady and her Divine Son, Jesus Christ, who would you choose?


We are happy to announce that the following students were chosen

by the 8th grade students and teachers to represent them during

the Mass and May Crowning Ceremony on Friday, May 5: 


Lily Outzs & Quinn Sullivan: Crowning Mary

Crowning Ceremony Readers/Leaders:

Isabella Fisher

Monica Powers

Colin Downey

Mass Parts:

Mason Moore

Oliver Kerr

Luke Titus

Annalise Paiz & James Hokanson


We congratulate these students and look forward to honoring Mary and our mothers at the upcoming ceremony with the entire 8th grade and school.

Grandparents Fine Arts Night:

April 20 - Fine Arts Night 6-8 PM

Artwork from each student in grades K-8 will be displayed throughout the school. Grandparents and all family members are welcome to come visit the school and view the artwork.

New format this year with fun new interactive stations!

Click here for the flyer with event details.

Back to School Registration is Coming Soon

We have been working on getting our forms ready. We plan to have this available in the next week or two. It will be call Bio-Update in the new Powerschool account. This is where you provide updates on your child's bio-graphical information like address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, medical information, etc.

Important step you can do now: you must have a parent account set up in the new Powerschool system in order to complete this registration process. About 1/2 of our school families have already done this. If you have not yet set up your account, your child(ren) will be bringing home a letter today with instructions on how to do this. Some of you have created your account for an older child but still need to add your younger child(ren).

If you know that your child will not be returning to OLMC for the 2023-24 school year,

please email the school office at [email protected].

Communication Survey - We Need More Responses!

Thank you to our School Council Communications Survey Participants!

As of Monday we surpassed our "20% increase" goal of 35 Dads and Overall 175 participants. 

We had 195 overall participants, including 66 Dads - 1/3 of our participants! Fantastic!

School Council has set a NEW GOAL - 344 total participants.

If this new goal is reached, students will receive a "Choose Your Shoes"

for the week of May 22-26

As of today, we are at 205 participants so we only need 139 more to go!

What's next?

  • The date for the Out of Uniform Day earned from this will be Thursday, May 25!
  • Join School Council to be part of the team that reviews this data with Administration. We will make policy recommendations on the topic of building relationships between School and Families of OLMC through communication methods, but many other topics on school planning and policy are reviewed in Council as well! We have a couple of openings coming up in June 2023, so prayerfully discern if School Council is where God calls you to make a difference in your child's education experience at OLMC:
  • If you haven't taken the survey, please still do (use this link or QR code below)! The more input, the better we can serve the families of OLMC.

*We want this survey to be completely anonymous!

Friendly tip: ensure you log out of Google before taking the survey!

The 2022-2023 school year is quickly coming to a close and we would like to take this opportunity to show our hardworking teachers and staff our gratitude. PTO will be collecting donations that will be used to purchase gift cards based on each School staff member’s requests.

The money will be divided equally based on the individual’s employment status. For example, all full time teachers/staff will receive the same amount (also the highest amount). Part time teachers/staff receive 50% of that amount and support staff usually a smaller amount based on how much money is collected. This method allows for an equitable distribution that includes ALL School staff members! All OLMC School staff are well aware that the gift cards are a result of parental donations and they are all VERY grateful. 


As always, you are more than welcome to give individual gifts to your teachers to show how much you appreciate them. But, we ask that you please keep in mind that there are many other staff members that work tirelessly to contribute to the whole child learning experience that each of our children enjoy at Our Lady of Mt Carmel. This is an opportunity to show them we appreciate all that they do as well as our children’s primary teachers. 

This year, you can donate in one of two ways:

  1.  Give online to the Teacher/Staff Gift Fund:  Fund Details | OSV Hub
  2.  Send in a check to the school in an envelope marked “PTO Teacher Year-End Contribution.” Please make all checks out to OLMC PTO with “Year-End Contribution” in the memo line.


For ease in ordering with RaiseRight, we are kindly asking that you give your donation in $5 increments (Ex. $5, $10, $20, etc). We are also asking that you make your online or check donations by Friday, May 5th. Your room parents will work with the PTO to make sure the teachers and staff receive the gift cards they desire.  

Thank you for your generous donation!


A HUGE THANK YOU to all the families that have already made their $100 donation to PTO this year whether through RaiseRight (SCRIP) or by check. Your generosity allows us to fund 100s of activities throughout the year as well as purchase thousands of items from the Teacher’s wish lists every summer. There is still time to donate if you have not already done so. Continue using RaiseRight to purchase gift cards or feel free to send in a check with your student. Families that meet the $100 goal receive a $25 discount off next year’s book bill!!

SAVE THE DATE for FIELD DAY! I have been working with Mrs. King and Mrs. Gardner to come up with some amazing ideas for this year’s event. Please stay tuned for volunteer opportunities. We will need a lot of parents to help make this day amazing! In the meantime, mark your calendars for May 30th. Our goal is to hold the event OUTSIDE so we will reserve May 31st as our backup😊 Thank you in advance for making this an amazing send-off for our students.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

PTO Google Doc

OLMC PTO Volunteer Signup 2022/2023 (


School Bakers

Friday Bakers: Friday Bakers (


Library Volunteers (Updated SPRING sign-up)

OLMC School Library Volunteers 


Office Helpers

Office Helpers: Thursday Office Helpers (


Recess Monitors (contact Angie Nalley)


School Lunch Committee (contact Megan Morton)

God Bless,

Kate Vespa

PTO President

The Book Fair is this week!  The book fair generates A LOT of new books for our classroom and school libraries.  We need YOUR help to make it successful. Please check out the sign-up genius to volunteer:


The remaining classes will be visiting the book fair tomorrow: 


Thursday, April 20

8:50 - 9:35 - Martin 4C

9:35 - 10:20 - Smyth 4A

10:20 - 11:05 - Cronkhite 4B, 

11:05 -12:00 - 6th Grade during their study hall

12:45 - 1:30 Hagel 2C

1:30 - 2:15 Farrell 2B

2:15 - 3:00 Sr. Cecilia 2A

The book fair is also open during the school day and during Grandparent/Fine Arts Night from 6-8pm

Thank you for your support!

Music News:

Grandparents/Fine Arts Night

Grandparents/ Fine Arts Night will be held on April 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Art work will be displayed throughout the school. 

The band will play from 6:30 -7:00 in the parish hall. 

Other performances in the parish hall include vocal and instrument solos,

small ensembles, poetry, ukulele, and recorders.

Don't miss this memorable evening.


Annie the Musical

Annie the Musical will be presented on

May 4 at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. 

We are asking families with last names M-Z to attend the 5:00 pm show

and families with names ending in A-L to attend the 7:00 pm show.

The students will perform at both performances.

Our 4th Graders are our Rising Star Chorus. 

We are asking our 4th Grade students to perform at both performances. 

4th Graders may wear their pioneer costumes.

Choir to sing at an Indians Baseball Game

Our school choir will join with the liturgical children's choir on June 2nd to sing the National Anthem at an Indians game. More information about signing up will be available soon.

Band Parent Meeting 

There will be a parent meeting at 7:00 pm on May 9th in the parish hall

for parents to learn about renting to own or purchasing new or used band instruments. A representative from Paigeś Music

will be present.

Yearbook Information:

2021-2022 Yearbooks were sent home last Thursday/Friday (Apr 13/14)! If you have any questions about this, please email Amy Quinn at [email protected].

2022-2023 yearbooks are now on sale! Books are $20 each and may only be ordered online

at Enter our school code: 77365N

Don't wait - order by May 20!

Online Safety Resources for Parents 

Last month, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, we offered an evening for our parents regarding online safety and human trafficking, professional development for our teachers, and lessons for our 8th grade students. 


If you were not able to attend the presentation, we wanted to offer you the excellent resources that were made available to our community: 

How to talk to your kids fact sheet

Dangerous Apps for Kids

Parental Control Apps List

Red Flags- Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness Know the Truth

5 Things teens wish their parents knew about porn

66 TikTok Slang Meanings Every Parent Should Know

Emoji slang guide for parents

Teen Texting Slang

HT Power & Control Wheel

Sexting Fact Sheet

Partner with OLMC Sports

Dear friends,

The OLMC Sports Ministry is seeking community partners for our program to help support the hundreds of athlete’s and team sports at our parish. 


As parents of a school athlete, we want to give you a preview of these new sponsorship levels and kindly ask for your support.


If any of these sponsorship levels do not work, we can create a custom sponsorship that suits you!


Please review the attached document and let me or Tina Fletcher ([email protected]) know if you have any questions.  


Thank you again for your support of OLMC youth sports!

Kind regards,

James DiBlasio / [email protected] / 317-385-1692


Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Sports Ministry – Sponsorship Highlights

  • Catholic Values
  • Successful youth sports organization supporting hundreds of kids in a variety of sports
  • Opportunity to support local faith-based athletic organization
  • Reach 4,000+ families in the local area
  • Attendance at sporting events
  • Inclusion on ministry website / blast email with unique and recurring hits
  • Combine a sense of community with an economic benefit

Mary’s Way Women’s Dinner

Thursday, May 11, 2023

5pm Mass at OLMC followed immediately by dinner at Bridgewater Club

Our Lady of Mount Carmel: 14598 Oak Ridge Rd, Carmel, IN 46032

Bridgewater Club: 3535 E 161st St, Carmel, IN 46033


Stephen Jagla 

He will be sharing the story of how his life was saved through the courageous decision of his birth mom and beauty that came from her saying, “YES”. 

Join us for an inspiring evening to deepen our love for Jesus Christ through

the intercession of His Blessed Mother, Mary.

Cost: $40/person includes our inspirational speaker, dinner and dessert. (Cash bar will be available)

Registration deadline is May 3.

All ladies high school age and older are welcome! Space is limited to 250 people.


Register Now HERE

mary's way qr code 2023



It's a busy time for spring sports in The Nest!

K-8 students wearing their school spirit wear will be admitted for free! See the details in the flyers for the five (5) events listed below!



Softball: 4/24 vs Warren Central click here for details

Girls Lacrosse: 4/25 vs Cathedral click here for details

Boys Volleyball: 4/27 vs. Heritage Christian click here for details

Girls Tennis: 4/28 vs. Park Tudor click here for details





Thursday, April 20, 8-10 am

Parents of prospective students are invited to join us from 8-10 am to meet our Admissions staff, learn about the admissions process, and hear from a current student and members of our faculty & staff. Tours of our building and grounds will be available at the conclusion of the breakfast.


Cost: $100

Summer Prep Course Dates: June 5-9 or July 17-21

Morning (9 am - 12 pm) and afternoon (1-4 pm) sessions

Register at

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