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March

16 Lenten Confessions for school children 10am - 12noon

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

23 Pep Rally 2:15-3pm Gym

24 E-Learning Day

27-31 No School - Spring Break!


April

3 School resumes

5 8th Grade Living Stations of the Cross 1:30pm Church

5 Q3 Report cards sent home (grades 5-8 also email)

6 2 hour Early Dismissal - Holy Thursday

7 No School - Good Friday

10 No School - Easter Monday


Click here for the 2023-2024 Calendar

A Touch O'Green:

Students may wear green accessories with their school uniform Friday in celebration of the feast of St. Patrick. Accessories include socks, pins, necklaces, etc.

No fingernail polish, wigs or hair color please. 

Raider Pride

The Little Guys wrestling team finished the seasons this weekend with a 2nd place finish in the City Tournament. This was the first trophy in over 10 years! 

 

Individual place winners were:

 

Sila Dearing - 1st Place Andrew Unfried - 2nd Place

Carter Herron - 2nd Place Marcus Nalley - 1st Place

Bowen Plachta - 3rd Place Rowan Kelly - 3rd Place

John Shine - 2nd Place Luca Vespa - 3rd Place

Luca Nalley - 1st Place Callahan Kelly - 4th Place

Auggy Kaelin - 2nd Place Sam Dearing - 4th Place

Bo Schneider - 4th Place Landon Chafin - 3rd Place

Simon Dearing - 1st Place


Patriot Pen Essay Contest:

The Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) holds an essay contest each year for middle school students called Patriot's Pen. Each year, Mr. Hughes has the 8th grade students write an essay for this contest. The local Carmel VFW Post 10003 awarded the following:


1st place: Grace Trentadue-Johnson

2nd place: Isabella Fisher

3rd place: Gabriella Sosa


The 3 winners from the local level (along with a runner-up) were sent to the District level. The judges are the District level awarded the following:


1st place: Isabella Fisher

3rd place: Claire Gould


Congratulations to all of our essay winners!

Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) is the summative accountability assessment required by state and federal legislation for Indiana students in grades 3 through 8. ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards for:

 

·        English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8)

·        Math (Grades 3-8)

·        Science (Grades 4 & 6)

·        Social Studies (Grade 5)

 

These assessments will be administered the weeks of April 17th – May 12th.   Please check with your child’s teacher for the testing days and times. Attendance during these days is very important. Please make every attempt to reschedule doctor and dentist appointments around the test dates.  

 

Here are just a few tips for a good testing day:

 

  • Make sure students get a good night’s sleep. This is important every night!!!! 
  • A good morning at home makes for a good morning at school. 
  • Make sure your children eat a good healthy breakfast. 
  • Talk to your children about the test. Remind them to give their best effort. This test is important, but too much stress can be a problem also. 
  • Encourage your child to listen to the teacher for directions. 
  • Encourage your child to think positively – they can do this!!!! 
  • Smile and tell a funny joke – laughing is good for everyone.


We need you! It’s that time of year where we start looking for people to serve on the PTO board for next year.

There are THREE OPEN POSITIONS available to any parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled at OLMC:

• Vice President

• Assistant Treasurer

• Corresponding Secretary

This can be a self-nominating process or you can nominate another individual. He/She will be contacted and must agree to the nomination to be considered. Please prayerfully consider if this is for you or someone you know. This school is so incredible thanks in huge part to all of the volunteers! I can say without a doubt that my time on the board has been a truly unique experience and one that I feel very blessed to have had. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any of the other board members if you have questions!

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

 

We are also looking for people to help welcome newcomers into the school. If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunitie, please let me know😊


Just a quick reminder, if you signed up to be an office helper or Friday baker and you can no longer fulfill your obligation, please reach out to myself or the chair so that we can work on finding a replacement. Thank you so much for being so generous with your time! 


Current Volunteer Opportunities

PTO Google Doc

OLMC PTO Volunteer Signup 2022/2023 (google.com)

 

School Bakers

Friday Bakers: Friday Bakers (signupgenius.com)

 

Library Volunteers (Updated SPRING sign-up)

OLMC School Library Volunteers 

 

Office Helpers

Office Helpers: Thursday Office Helpers (signupgenius.com)

 

Recess Monitors (contact Angie Nalley)

 

School Lunch Committee (contact Megan Morton)

Music News:

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Raider Band will be participating in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday, March 17th. 

Band students will be given a green sweatshirt to wear in the parade. 

Green accessories are allowed.

 

Talent Show Auditions

Talent Show auditions will be held in the Music room after school on

Wednesday, April 5 for students in Grades 5-8.  

Students in grades 3-4 will have talent show days in their music class. 

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!

It's Time For Spring Cleaning!

Trash Bag Sale: March 10 - April 3


The OLMC Sports Program is sponsoring a trash bag sale to raise funds for the sports program.

Sale starts 3/10/23 and will go through 4/3/23

with pick up at the gym from 2-4pm on Tuesday, April 11th in the gym.


Each roll of bags is $13 per roll with a discount if you buy a case.

Order forms went home with your youngest child last Friday so please check your child’s backpack.

All orders will be collected on paper order forms and payment may be made via cash or check made out to OLMC Sports.


Checks/cash must accompany your order form and

all order forms must be turned in to the school office by 4/3/23

(the day we return from Spring Break).


Any questions, please contact Colleen Sherman at olmctrashbags@olmc1.org or (630) 229-8831.


We will also need volunteers to help sort and fill the orders once they arrive so here is the Sign-Up Genius for helping. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49A4A62EAAFF2-trash2

Attention Current Kindergarten thru 7th grade girls.

Back by Popular Demand

 

OLMC Spring 2023 Cheer Camp

 

This year we added a 1-day camp for Kindergarten and 1st graders. Please join us for a fun filled afternoon learning about cheer and experiencing what cheer is all about at OLMC. This is for both new cheerleaders and girls who have cheered in the past.

 

Current K-1st Graders     1 Day Camp

April 12th- 3:15 - 5:15 pm.

Price: $15 and they will receive an OLMC cheer tee shirt

 

Current 2nd and 3rd graders    2 Day Camp

April 12th - 3:15 - 5 pm and April 13th 3:15 - 5:15pm.

Price: $25 and they will receive an OLMC cheer tee shirt.

 

Current 4th grade thru 7th graders    2 Day Camp

April 13th and April 14th 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Price: $25 and they will receive an OLMC cheer tee shirt.

 

Guerin Catholic Cheerleaders and Coach will help teach cheers and dances.

 

Follow your daughters current grade year when signing up.

 

Please sign up through the sports link below by April 1st

http://www.orgsonline.com/ (Code: 172OLMC-IN)

 

Questions? Please contact: Stephanie Zorger

Cell: 773-844-7884 or email: jslzorger@gmail.com


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 daltonj@olmc1.org

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:

 

https://bit.ly/Lent2023Mar17

https://bit.ly/Lent2023Mar24


Jason Evert will be speaking at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

for a double-featured event (on chastity and gender).

Tickets are only $30.


It's an event for parents with their 13+ year old teenage children!

Monday April 10th from 6-9:30PM

 

Jason Evert is one of the main writers of the Theology of the Body books we use in 6th-7th grade. He is a dynamic speaker, and has been presenting to teens around the world for years!

He invites young people to live chastity as a means to finding and giving love.

It looks like he will also be speaking about Gender and sexual identity.

GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

CAMP PURPLE 2023 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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!

 

SPRING MUSICAL: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Thursday-Saturday

March 16-18

7 pm

Tickets on sale at GuerinCatholic.org

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