A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
February 17, 2021
Dear Parents,

What a week we have had!  The Lord has provided us with a glorious panorama of snow over President’s Day Weekend.  I hope your two e-Learning Days went well.  If you ever run into problems with managing your child’s e-Learning Day, please reach out to the teachers for assistance.  As always, parents, teachers and administrators form a dynamic partnership in the education and formation of your children.  The school is more than happy to work together with families to make e-Learning Days work for everyone.

I am so grateful that the students were able to attend Ash Wednesday Mass today virtually in their classrooms.  The entire OLMC School community was able to receive ashes in a Covid-safe way (ashes were applied via Q-tips) and also receive Holy Communion in their classrooms.  Just a few days ago, we were not sure how we would be able to distribute ashes to all of the children in a safe way, but the Lord worked out all of the details just in time as He always does.  Even though Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, it remains to be part of the rich treasury of the Church and a practice that is inscribed in the memories of our children.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the OLMC Administration will be hosting a virtual parent meeting on Thursday, February 25.  This presentation has been created to be somewhat of a “State of the School” address in which Mr. Fletcher and I will discuss the school’s past, present, and future.  We have always been entirely blessed as a school community even during these pandemic times, and we look to the future with hope that Our Lady of Mount Carmel will continue to intercede for us and obtain many blessings from Our Lord.  The link to register for this presentation is located further down in the Messages.

As we enter into the season of Lent, may our extra prayer, fasting, and almsgiving free us from anything that impedes us from entering into a joyful, dynamic relationship with Christ.  God bless you!


In the love of our Savior,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
School Calendar
February
17 Ash Wednesday
23 Out of Uniform day for blood donor families (see below)
25 Geography Bee Livestream 1:30pm
25 Virtual Parent Meeting 6:30PM (see below to pre-register)

March
4 School Lenten Confessions
12 2-hour delay (Teacher professional development)
16 City BBQ Dining Event
16 3rd Quarter - last day
17 Feast of St. Patrick
19 No School - Teacher professional development

Student 8 a.m. Mass Schedule: (students leave the classroom at 7:50am)
Mondays: Grades 1, 4, 6
Wednesdays: Grades 2, 5 (KFD1 & 2 will join at some point later in the year)
Fridays: Grades 3, 7, 8


COVID-19 Updates:
We are still very blessed with 0 new positive school cases.

You are always welcome to check our school numbers on the Indiana Covid-19 Dashboard and Map. Click on the school tab. OLMC School updates our numbers each week.


Other important COVID-19 resources may be found on the Indiana Department of Health website.
Out of Uniform Day for Blood Donor Families:
February 23 - Tuesday
Thank you to the parents & family members that donated blood this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus Parish Blood Drive. Your generous donation of time and blood will have a huge impact on the person and/or family that will benefit from your generosity.  

Students that have a family member that donated blood earned an "Out of Uniform Day" on Tuesday, February 23. 

Please refer to the family policy guide, page 32, for the Special Out Of Uniform Guidelines. Athletic pants may be worn. Please no yoga pants, leggings or jeggings. All clothing should be clean, loose fitting and free of holes, rips/tears or frayed edges.

Parent Meeting:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Feb 25, 2021 6:30 PM Indiana (East) 
Topic: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School 2021

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Do you have a question or topic that you would like to be covered during this webinar? Click here to submit
Geography Bee!
February 25
The school Geography Bee will be held on Thursday, February 25. We are working on a plan to either live-stream or record and post a link for parents to view.

Each Social Studies class held a classroom geography bee recently. The winners of the classroom bees will compete in the school bee.


The winners of the classroom bees are as follows:
5A - Nathan Cabacungan.
5B - Jack Burton
5C - Jack Tiplick
6A - Aramis Zawadzki
6B - Oliver Morse
6C - Katie Wendt
8th: Elias Niccum
8th: Charlie Miller
8th: Christian Sosa
7th: Nolan Werth
7th: Danny Hall
7th: Adam Jurewicz
OLMC Spring Sports Registration is Now Open
We can't wait for spring sports in 2021 and hope you will join us by registering for the following sports by Thursday, 2/25.

  • CYO Soccer (Grades 4-8)
  • CYO Track and Field (Grades 4-8)
  • CYO Kickball (Grades 3-8, if enough players register to form a team)
  • In House Soccer (PreK-3rd)
  • In House Baseball (PreK-4th)
  • Lacrosse by March 1st
  • Boys 10U (3rd/4th) and 12U (5th/6th)
  • Girls 10U (3rd/4th), 12U (5th/6th) and 14U (7th/8th)

Find registration information at www.olmc1.org/registration
Register at www.orgsonline.com

For questions or to volunteer to coach: email Tina Fletcher at olmcsports@olmc1.org 
Lenten Fish Dinner
(Drive Thru Only)
February 19March 12, and March 26

  • Behind OLMC School Parish Hall
  • Fried Fish, Baked Fish, Cheese Pizza
  • Coleslaw, Applesauce, Desserts
  • Adults 13 and older $11 / Children 6-12 $7 / 5 and under free
  • Credit Cards accepted

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CYO Thank A Coach Program:
Do you have a coach who made a positive impact on your life?
It is said that athletics are a microcosm of life. Each day there are powerful lessons to be learned that will serve young people well for the rest of their lives. The role that coaches play in this process is immeasurable. Especially in a Catholic setting, where faith formation is at the core, the platform that coaches have to change lives for the better is immense.

CYO is introducing our “Thank A Coach” program to provide an opportunity for all of us who have had our lives changed by outstanding coaches to thank them for the amazing work they have done and how they have impacted our lives! To learn more about this opportunity to express words of thanks to your favorite coaches, click the link below.

Click here to learn more.
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
NESTCAST PODCAST WITH PRINCIPAL MCNEANY
Guerin Catholic invites you to listen to our first NestCast (podcast) hosted by Principal James McNeany. In the first episode, Mr. McNeany talks with Guerin Catholic teachers, students, our Athletic department and a school counselor about Lent, the IB Art Show, Winter Athletics and Happy, Healthy student habits. Click here to listen!

2021 CAMP PURPLE - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Guerin Catholic is excited to welcome campers in grades K-8 back to campus through a variety of fun, safe and small group camps in June and July. We are looking forward to welcoming back Camp Invention and Indy Stem Camps, and offering many enrichment and athletic camps led by our partner school and Guerin Catholic teachers and coaches. Descriptions, fees and registration are now available at GuerinCatholic.org

ADMISSIONS NEWS
PERSONAL TOUR-BY-APPOINTMENT
Interested in seeing Guerin Catholic during the school day? Contact our Admissions team at admissions@guerincatholic.org and schedule a tour time convenient for you and your student.

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
Applications are still being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. Apply at GuerinCatholic.org.