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2 Donuts with Dads - 1st grade (check grade level newsletter)

3 Math Bee 1:45 PH

3 Movie Night Grades 3 & 4 6-8:30pm PH (see below for signup)

4 Deanery Band Festival at GCHS.

3-17 iRead3 test window (check with homeroom teacher for exact dates/times)

8 Lou Malnati's Pizza fundraiser night

8 Protecting Our Children Presentation 6:30-8pm PH

10 No School - Teacher Retreat Day

16 Lenten Confessions for school children 10am - 12noon

17 End of 3rd Quarter & St. Patrick's Day Parade - Band Field Trip

24 E-Learning Day

27-31 No School - Spring Break!

Lunch Policies: pages 29 & 30 of the Family Policy Guide

We appreciate everyone that has showed up for their lunch duties so far this school year. No-shows for lunch duty have become more frequent recently. It is very important for everyone to be present. This is the only required commitment of service we ask of our parents. It is especially important to have evryone present on Monday, Wednesday and Friday due to hot lunches needing distributed.

  • If your child is sick and unable to attend school on a day you ordered lunch, to cancel the lunch for a refund, email [email protected] or call 404-406-4017 and leave a message before 8am.

  • Students may not bring glass bottles, soft drinks or excessive amounts of candy. When planning and packing lunch, please make healthy choices. These good choices will affect the child's ability to focus and learn in the classroom.
  • Lunches that have been dropped off at the school will go on a lunch cart that will be accessible to the students in the cafeteria.
  • In the event that a child forgets his/her lunch, food will be provided. If the child frequently forgets his/her lunch, the administration will contact the parents to inform them of the situation.
  • Students may go home/out for lunch provided the student goes only with a parent or guardian and a note for that particular day is sent to the school. Parents must pick up and sign out their child at the school office and adhere to appropriate lunch/recess periods.
  • Parents may join their child for lunch at the guest table designated in the parish hall. Children may ask one friend to join them at the guest table.
  • Students are expected to use appropriate manners when eating lunch. Courtesy toward other students and cooperation with lunch monitors are required at all times.

Math Bee: Friday, 1:45pm PH

The school Math Bee will be held this Friday at 1:45 in the Parish Hall.

Parents/Family members of participants are welcome to come watch. Please do not arrive before 1:30.

Grades 2-4 each hold a classroom competition to determine 2 participants and an 1 alternate.

This years contestants are listed below - we are proud of each of them!

This event will also be live-streamed on Facebook live the day of the event:



Wild Fact: your trip could generate over a $1,000 for OLMC PTO

during RaiseRight Raise Days.


This Thursday and Friday, RaiseRight (SCRIP) will be adding special bonuses

for electronic gift cards. 

Raise Days is THE way to pay for your upcoming SPRING BREAK, home projects,

or even your summer cruise or vacay.  


Be on the lookout for updated rebates for key spring break vendors such as:







Carnival Cruises

Plus MANY more hotel chains and cruise lines. Learn more here.


Happy Planning!


Questions? Email: [email protected]

3rd Grade Information from Mrs. Minch: IREAD-3

The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment measures

foundational reading standards to grade 3 students each spring. Based on the

Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was

developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367. This assessment will be administered

March 6th – March 17th

Your child’ teacher will let you know the day and times your child will be testing. Attendance during these days is very important. Please make every attempt to schedule doctor and

dentist appointments around these test dates. 

Save the date! Our next dining fundraiser will be at Lou Malnati’s Carmel on Wednesday, March 8th. From 4:00PM – 9:00PM, enjoy some delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and our school will receive 20% back! Please be sure to present the flyer (hard copy or digital) when checking out. If ordering online or in the app, please enter promo code FUNDOLC23. Thank you all so much for your continued support in our dining fundraisers!

The Mobile Ed STEAM Museum

is coming to OLMC on March 21st and we need our wonderful parent volunteers.

Please click the link below for more information on the event and volunteer opportunities for this fun day!!

STEAM Museum Sign-Up HERE!!

Thank you all! We couldn't do it all without your help!!

3rd and 4th grade Movie Night is this Friday evening. Thank you so much to Jill Reitz and Betsy Hoffman for organizing this awesome event 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

Library Corner

Birthday Book Club

Happy birthday to the newest members of the Birthday Book Club:

 Juliet Cronkhite, Claire Davis, Bella DeChant, Elliot Durkee, Nicholas Grecco,

Nancy Hahn, Andrew Isaacs, Elizabeth Keefer, and John Wilke. 

Thank you for your donation to the library. Your names have been placed inside of a new book for everyone to read. If your student would like to participate in the Birthday Book Club, please have them bring in a new book of their choice or a $10 donation to the library.  March and June book club invitations will be going home this week. Thank you for helping build our library collection! 


Volunteer Opportunity

Library Special welcomes volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please sign-up below. Volunteers must be current on Safe & Sacred training:

Music Notes:

Joyful Noise (Carmel Deanery) Band Festival:

The Carmel Deanery Bands will have a band festival at Guerin Catholic High School on March 4 in the Guerin Catholic gym. Attending band students will receive a festival t-shirt and a pizza lunch. The day will culminate with a short concert in the gym. Drop off time at Guerin High School is

between 8:30 -9:00am. The concert time will be announced soon . It will end early afternoon.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Raider Band will be participating in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, March 17. We will depart at 9:30 and return at approximately 1:00. Chaperones will be needed, contact Mrs. Richardt if you are interested in chaperoning. Field trip permission slips will be sent home this week. 

SchoolBelles Certificate/Rebate Program:

SchoolBelles has provided the school with some certificates that

families can purchase for use at SchoolBelles.

We have both $20 and $50 increments.

You pay OLMC School for the certificate, then use the certificate

for it 's face value (either $20 or $50) at SchoolBelles store locations or online.

The money you pay OLMC School for these certificates stays in the school budget!

You can purchase these from the school office with check or cash (exact change please).

Please make checks payable to OLMC.

If you are sending in payment with your child, please make sure

it is clear how many you want and who to send them home with!

School Lost and Found:

Remember - if you label it, we will get it back to you!

All unclaimed items will be donated to the Merciful HELP Center on March 1. The table is overflowing with hats, gloves/mittens, coats, water bottles, lunchboxes among other things. Please come look anytime M-F from 7:30am-4pm if you are missing items at home.

The school lost & found table is located in the Parish Hall/Cafeteria. Items like jewelry & electronics are kept in the office. Parents are welcome to come check lost & found during the day. 

Visit the CMA Webpage

OLMC Maintenance Position

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has an opening for a full-time maintenance position to assist our Director of Maintenance in the servicing, renovation, and upkeep of the church, school, parish buildings, and grounds. Candidates should have some basic skills and understanding of plumbing, painting, wall repair and HVAC.

To apply please send your resume to Jody Dalton at [email protected]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lenten Fish Dinner

Dine-in and Drive Thru

March 17, 24 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM

OLMC School Parish Hall for Dine-in, Behind Parish Hall for Drive Thru

Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Cheese Pizza

Coleslaw, Applesauce, Desserts

Adults 13 and older $13 / Children 6-12 $7.50 / 5 and under free Credit Cards accepted

Please consider volunteering to help with the fish dinners. You can signup at:

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Women’s Retreat: March 4 - 5, 2023

Men’s Retreat: March 18 - 19, 2023

*Retreats take place at Guerin Catholic


Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is an effective spiritual renewal process, which calls together the members of the parish in order to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of their own parish.


What’s the best way to learn about CRHP? Experience it.

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Join us at our summer camp program for grades K-8!

From cookie decorating to musical arts, basketball to soccer, Camp Purple is your destination for summer fun!  Descriptions, fees and registration for our summer athletic and enrichment camps for students in grades K-8 are now available at GuerinCatholic.orgNew enrichment camps this year include a Mad Scientist Camp, Gardens Galore Camp, Camp Chaos and Space Camp! We can't wait to see you this summer in The Nest!




March 9-11, 16-18

7 pm

Tickets on sale at

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