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4 (corrected date) 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

19 Jr. High Awards (both 7th & 8th grades) Ceremony 1:45pm CH

22 Used Uniform Sale 1-4:30pm Gym

24 KAM attends all day (KPM stays home)

25 KPM attends all day (KAM stays home)

25 Out of Uniform Day - 1st Spring Survey goal met!

26 Kindy 500 (Kindergarten Field Day)

29 No School - Memorial Day

30 8th Grade Student Breakfast & Grad Rehearsal 8-10am - watch your email for more info

30 8th Grade Mother's Breakfast

30 8th Grade Graduation Mass 7pm CH & Reception following in PH

30 New date for Field Day - stay tuned for volunteer opportunities!

31 Early Dismissal at 2:05pm - Last day of School for Grades K-7

Click here for the 2023-2024 Calendar

We are still working on Back to School Registration

Thank you for your continued patience while we wait on some updates from PowerSchool.

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!

As of today, we are at 270 participants so we still need 74 to meet the new goal!

The deadline to complete the survey is THIS Friday.

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

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!

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!

Sign up to help with the teacher luncheon this Friday:

May is here and we have kicked off the month with Teacher Appreciation Week! PTO has been busy showing the teachers some extra love this week with some fun events. Monday, we made the afternoon a little more festive with a Chips & Salsa cart complete with non-alcoholic Margaritas! Tuesday the teachers were treated to breakfast in the workroom. Today we gave them a little extra boost of caffeine with a coffee and hot chocolate cart and Friday is fiesta day with a Cinco de Mayo themed luncheon organized by an amazing group of volunteers! If you are interested in helping out, please check out the open opportunities at this link: Teachers: Teacher Luncheon (


End or Year Teacher Contributions Due Friday, May 5:

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.

While the donated funds received are used to purchase gifts for all staff, full time staff do receive a greater percentage of your generosity than staff who are part-time. We understand parents want to ensure their child’s primary teacher feels fully appreciated while also showing appreciation for all part-time and support staff. This method allows for a fair distribution of your gifts for all School staff membersAll 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 (SCRIP), 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

Please note the following immunizations are required for 6th grade unless a personal or medical exemption is provided. They are MCV4 (Meningococcal) and TDap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis). Please note, new personal or medical exemptions must be submitted for each school year. Documentation must be provided before the start of school on August 9.

Please continue to send updated vaccination records as you get them. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

More information and forms can be found here: 


For those students that have medications at school, we are asking that a parent or guardian find a time to pick up those medications from the nurse office on or before the last day of school on 5/31. 


We have loved having the opportunity to get to know each and every one of your children. Thank you for trusting us to care for them while they are at school.

Jaclyn & Emily 

Music News:

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. The performers in grades 5-8th should arrive by 4:30.


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 without the hats. Please arrive by 4:45


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 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!

Library Corner

Birthday Book Club

Happy birthday to the newest members of the Birthday Book Club: Nora Adamowicz, Aurora Borkowski, Catherine Burton, Ben Cronkhite, Grayson Gilman, Joanna Flaherty, Kay Flaherty, Fernanda Heredia, Oliver Kopf, Evan Krupinski, Ella Lynch, Bailee McCain, Charlotte Mino, Molly Morton, Vivian Rooney, Danny Sosa, Sebastian Ugalde-Vasquez, Eleanor Waldon, Coan Wappes, and Clare Warn. 

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.  May book club invitations will be going home this week. Thank you for helping build our library collection! 

Free Books

We are weeding out books that have low circulation rates in the library to make room for new reads for our students. The books that have been weeded are mostly non-fiction books. They will be on rolling carts and in the parish hall starting Tuesday, May 2nd through Friday May 5th. Feel free to come by and take as many books as you would like. If you have any questions or know of an organization that can use the books that we have left, please contact Mrs. Gaskill at [email protected].  (FYI Teacher's Treasurers cannot use our books). Thank you!

Spring Book Fair

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make both the Fall and Spring Book Fairs a big success! Thanks to your support the classroom and school libraries will be getting a lot of new reads for the students to enjoy!  

Library Special Volunteer 

Library Special welcomes and needs volunteers! With the end of the year approaching, help is needed to get the shelves ready for next year. If you would like to volunteer, please sign-up here:

Freddy’s Dining Fundraiser is May 17!

Our next dining fundraiser is at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers on Wednesday, May 17!

Come to Freddy’s, 2740 E. 146th Street, and enjoy a meal and dessert! Please tell the cashier you are there to support OLMC and Freddy’s will generously donate 20% of the total sales to our school. Thank you for your support in this fundraiser! We appreciate all that each of you do to help make OLMC a fantastic school for our kids!


MONDAY, MAY 22ND  1:00-4:30 in the GYM

Please use gym entrance - we will have a visitor sign-in station at the gym doors

Cash or check only (no credit/debit cards)

We are NOT having a summer sale this year - so this is your opportunity

to shop for used items for next school year.

Next sale will be at Raider Roundup on August 7 from 4-6pm.

Any questions? 

Feel free to text Sarah Ristic (917) 608-4304 or Anne Casavant (317) 490-8582

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

Do you have a student in high school?

They are invited to join Antioch High School Ministry for the Spring Antioch Retreat!

Held May 12-15, 2023 here at OLMC, this retreat is a wonderful opportunity for teens

to share and help each other grow deeper in their faith.

Deadline to register is May 5, so don't wait!

Please visit:

St. Joseph Retreat Center:

Get Away for a Day Get Away for a Day, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 $20  

Sacred Heart of Jesus Day of Reflection Sacred Heart of Jesus Day of Reflection, Tuesday, June 13, 2023 $30  

Get Away for a Day Get Away for a Day, Tuesday, June 20, 2023 $20  

Get Away for a Day  Get Away for a Day Tuesday, July 18, 2023 $20

Women’s Silent Retreat Women's Silent Retreat, Fri-Tues, July 21-23, 2023 $170

Spirituality of the Liturgy of the Hours Spirituality of the Liturgy of the Hours, Fri-Sat, August 11-12, 2023 $100

Get Away for a Day  Get Away for a Day Tuesday, August 22, 2023 $20 

Follow our Social Media @stojosephretreat to like and share retreat information!



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 events listed below!



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

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




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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