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12 Blaze Pizza Dining Fundraiser

13 Talent Show 6-8pm PH (will be livestreamed)

14 3rd Grade Wax Museum 9:15-10:15am PH

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

18 Musical Instrument Tryout Day 8-10:20am Music Room

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

20 Grandparents/Fine Arts Night 6-8pm

20 2nd grade Math with Moms 7:30-9:15am PH

27 Paige's Music Parent Meeting

29 2nd Grade 1st Communion 10am

Click here for the 2023-2024 Calendar

Blaze Pizza Dining Fundraiser is Today!

Please head to Blaze Pizza TODAY, Wednesday, April 12th anytime from 1PM– 9PM, and enjoy some delicious fast fire’d pizza! Please be sure to show the flyer (on paper or phone) when checking out, or you can order online or in the app using code 1026A, and Blaze will generously donate 20% of the total sales to our school. Thank you so much for your support in our dining fundraiser!

Click here for the flyer

Communication Survey - We Need More Responses!

Currently, we have 154 total responses (52 dads). 

Our goal is 175 total responses (35 dads).

We have reached the dad goal - way to go dads!

We still need at least 21 parents to complete this survey.

When both goals are reached—all students will receive one out-of-uniform day!

 Thank you for taking some time (only 10 minutes) to complete this survey, as the results help us make important changes to our communication tools to better serve our school community. 

Your opinion counts - last years responses/data led to the following initiatives:

  • School website overhaul (coming soon)
  • Academic expectations for each grade level (starting Fall 2023)
  • Opportunities for parents and students to grow in their knowledge of internet safety with presentations and curriculum enhancements (ongoing)

This year's survey is now live, taking just ~10 minutes to complete!

Note - goal is a 20% increase in responses from last year:

i.e. specifically 175 families and 35 dads.

When we reach these milestones—all students will receive one out-of-uniform day!

The QR code and/or link to the survey is below.*

We pray you will consider completing the 2023 Communication Survey!

*We want this survey to be completely anonymous!

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

Each year the PTO kindly asks each family to contribute $100 to the PTO to help fund programming, school enrichment activities, teacher wish lists, and school improvements. Each family can meet their $100 obligation through a donation to the PTO or by raising $100 in SCRIP rebate sales. We acknowledge that this $100 obligation has previously been communicated at back to school night and through word of mouth so not every family might be aware of it. For this reason, we are sending this letter to communicate this request to all families and to explain how these funds are used.  

Through the generosity of families both in volunteer work and meeting the $100 obligation, the PTO has been able to:

Sponsor over 50 School and Community Programs

Fund Academic Enrichment Programs

Fund School Enhancements


  • Catholic Schools Week
  • OLMC School Birthday Party
  • Lenten Baskets
  • Raider Reporter
  • Teacher Appreciation Events
  • Recess Equipment 


  • NET Ministries (6th - 8th grade retreats)
  • STEAM Museum
  • Skydome (Mobile Planetarium)
  • STEM supplies 4th grade
  • 3rd Grade Retreat
  • 4th Grade Retreat
  • Legos with Dad
  • Math with Moms


  • 2022-2023 Teacher Wish-list items for Classrooms including mobile book bin storage unit, wobble stools, etc. 
  • Teachers’ Pilgrimage to Italy
  • Teacher Workroom (to be completed over the summer)


This year the PTO is raising funds to provide continued support to community programs, enrichment activities, as well as school enhancements that help make our OLMC school community so incredible.

If you have already met the $100 contribution or have started working towards it, THANK YOU for your support it is greatly appreciated. You will receive a $25 discount on your book bill for next year once you reach that goal!

If you are not able to meet the goal this year, no problem, we appreciate any contribution you are able to make and ask that you keep the school in your prayers. If you are able to work towards the goal, you can utilize the SCRIP program to meet your goal or send in a check for $100 payable to OLMC PTO.  Thank you for your support!


This is your last week to nominate yourself or someone else to the 2023-24 PTO Board! Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Click on the link below to learn more AND to fill out a nomination form. Nominations are due by April 15th.

Click here for PTO Nomination Information


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 coming next week (woo-hoo!).  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 classes will be visiting the book fair on the following dates: 

Tuesday, April 18

8:00-8:30 - Behle 3B

10:00 - 10:30 Pike AM

11:00 - 12:00 6th Grade during their study hall; lunch hours

12:20 - 12:40 Downey 3C

12:30-1:00 Hruskocy 3A

12:45 - 1:30 McClure 1A

1:30 - 2:15 Mattingly 1C

2:15 - 3pm Scherer 1B


Wednesday, April 19

9:00 - 9:30 Werth 5A

9:30 - 10:00 Hruskocy 3A

10:30 - 11:00 Werth 5B

11:00 - 11:30 Werth 5C

12:45 - 1:15 Pike KPM

1:20 - 2:00 McCain KFD1

2:05 - 2:40 Schroeder KFD2


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 Fine Arts Night:

Thank you for your support!

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.

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

Music News:

Talent Show

The talent show will be held on Thursday, April 13.

The evening performance begins at 6:00 pm.

Grandparents/Fine Arts Night

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

Art will be displayed throughout the school and performances will be in the

Parish Hall. The OLMC Raider Band will perform as well as some members of

the choir, a ukulele group, a recorder group, a poetry group and other acts.

Don´t miss these memorable performances. 


Instrument try-out day and parent meeting for new band students

Representatives from Paigeś Music will be at OLMC on April 18 for students who are

interested in joining the school band to try-out instruments.

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. 


Annie the Musical

Annie the Musical will be presented on

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

Families with last names starting with M-Z are invited to attend the 5:00 pm performance.

Families with last names beginning with A-L are invited to attend the 7:00 pm performance.  

The 4th Graders are our Rising Star Chorus and may wear their pioneer clothes as costumes.

Come see our stars shine !

Choir to sing the National Anthem on June 2

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. 

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



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!



BOYS LACROSSE - Saturday, April 15, 1 PM - YOUTH DAY

GC vs Mariemont

Click here for flyer to see details.



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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