A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
February 3, 2021
Dear OLMC Parents,

Happy Catholic Schools Week! We have been having a lot of fun around school this week as we celebrate the gift we have in our Catholic school.  When I think about all of the people who join together and work hard to make our school the dynamic and thriving place that it is, I feel truly overwhelmed. 

First, I am so grateful to our parish and our priests for their unlimited support.  Our children are so blessed to have priests at our parish who sacrifice their time to teach Religion lessons to the children and visit with students during recess time and dismissal.  Parents who volunteer their time to serve on the School Council and on the PTO provide the administration with a helpful parent perspective as Mr. Fletcher and I make decisions for our school.  

Our teachers have made significant sacrifices, especially in this pandemic year, as they help us keep our doors open for in-person learning.  As an administrator, I am so thankful for their graciousness and courage the teachers have shown this year.

I am filled with gratitude to all you parents who have endured many crosses to send your children to school this year.  I know there are a number of parents who have entered into not just one, but two, periods of quarantine because they were committed to following the school’s Reopening Plan.  Thank you for partnering with us once again, especially during those times when I know it was not easy to do so. 

Lastly, my heart swells with gratitude to our ever-faithful Lord and His Blessed Mother, who have carried us and protected each day with their strength and their grace.  Our Lord promised that He would be with us “until the end of time,” and He has certainly been true to His promise each day. 

As we move forward in this year, Mr. Fletcher and I would like to invite you to a virtual parent meeting which we will host on Thursday, February 25.  During this meeting, we plan to present our plan for school improvement and share with you our strategic plan and goals for the future of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  The link to register for this presentation can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3CP7s-vVTn2BuomgooJV5A


I hope your children have been enjoying the festivities of Catholic Schools Week, and I pray that the blessings that flow from receiving a Catholic education will continue to multiply in the hearts, minds, and souls of your children.

God bless you!

In Christ, our hope,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
School Calendar
February
1-5 Catholic Schools Week
5 2 hour late start - 9:45am tardy bell
10 Papa John's Dining Fundraiser Night
12 E-Learning (planned)
15 No School
17 Ash Wednesday

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


2 Hour Delay Friday:
February 5
New 2 hour late start day added two weeks ago to February calendar.
No morning Kindergarten that day.

9:15-9:45am drop off
9:45am tardy bell
lunch/recess times remain the same
3:05pm dismissal

This late start is scheduled on the Friday of Catholic Schools Week to give our teachers extra planning/grading as a Staff Appreciation Day.
COVID-19 Updates:
We have had 0 new positive school cases since last week. 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.
Parent Meeting:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Feb 25, 2021 06:30 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
Give Kids A Smile Program!
On Friday, Feb 5, First Impressions Family Dental Care and Growing Grins will provide FREE dental care for uninsured children. By appointment ONLY.

For children up to age 8 years old, call Growing Grins at 317-896-9600.

For children 9-18, call First Impressions Family Dental Care at 317-867-5511

Catholic Schools Week Is This Week!
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE!
All students in grades K-5th will be participating in the KIDS HEART CHALLENGE during their physical education class the week of February 8-12. This is a wonderful way for the kids to learn about their heart and how to keep it healthy by MOVING MORE, CHOOSING WATER, AVOIDING TOBACCO, AND BEING KIND!

It is optional for kids to raise funds to help kids - and all people- with special hearts.

Mrs. King & Mrs. Gardner are excited to share this program with your children!
Our preferred school code: 900134263
NEW OLMC Car decals for sale: Only $5.00 each
  • 6" diameter circle
  • Cash or exact cash only
  • Please send payment to school with your child in an envelope marked “car decal” & the quantity of decals you are purchasing.
  • The decal(s) will be sent home with your child.

Show your OLMC School pride!
Destination Jesus- an evening of prayer will be held here at OLMC on February 13th
High school teens can register at http://bit.ly/DestinationJesus
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
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.

ATHLETICS
WINTER STRENGTH & SPEED CLINIC FOR GRADES 5-8
See attached PDF or visit GuerinCatholic.org for more info and to register
Boys & Girls Strength & Speed Clinic
Grades 5-8 
Monday, February 22, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 1, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 8, 7-8 pm
Monday, March 15, 7-8 pm
Cost: $15 per session or $50 for all 4
Coach Jaime Waymouth, Certified Strength and Conditioning Head Coach, will lead athletes in preparation for any sport and physical endurance.  This camp will work on speed development and agility.  Along with speed and agility, each training session will help to improve an athlete in areas of strength, acceleration and flexibility.  Athletes will assess progress through weekly video, laser time drills.  A final revaluation of progress will be given at the end of camp.