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March 10, 2021
School Calendar
March
8 - 18 Back to School Registration Opens (see below)
11 2nd grade Enrollment Ceremony
11 - 17 Used Book & Game Drive
12 2-hour delay (Teacher professional development)
16 City BBQ Dining Event
16 3rd Quarter - last day
17 Feast of St. Patrick
18 Back to School Registration closes
19 No School - Teacher professional development
26 Virtual Math Bee (grades 2-4) 1:45pm

April
1 2 Hour Early Dismissal at 1:05pm (previously published as a 1 hour dismissal)

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


Virtual Math Bee:
March 26 1:45pm
Grades 2-4 will each hold classroom competitions. Each homeroom will have 2 entrants and an alternate.

The Virtual Math Bee will be viewable on Facebook live the day of the event: https://www.facebook.com/olmcindiana
COVID-19 Updates:
We have only had zero new reported cases of Covid in the school community.

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.
Uniform Updates:
As many of you learned during the virtual parent meeting last Thursday, the administration has granted 1 more year of amnesty for the old logo on the school uniform.

The retired logo may be worn one final year during the 2021-2022 school year.

See below for Lands' End Sale March 18 - 23.
Don't forget that you can purchase Lands' End SCRIP and the school gets a rebated from the SCRIP purchase and another for the purchase with the preferred school code 900134263!
Back To School Registration Opened Monday, March 8:
Due Thursday March 18
(the school office will be closed March 19)
We had a slight delay...watch your email today!

New families and incoming KG students did already get their email.
Returning family emails are going out today with a link to complete the Back-to-School Registration forms for the 2021-2022 school year.

The email will be from olmcschool@olmc1.org but may go to your SPAM since it is being sent to a large volume of recipients.

If your family or a child will not be returning to OLMC for the 2021-22 school year, please email Sr. Maria Benedicta at olmcprincipal@olmc1.org or the school office at olmcschool@olmc1.org. We have several grades with waiting lists.

Forms must be completed online by March 18 for each child planning to attend OLMC School for the 2021-22 school year.

For families with returning students in grades K-8: If you do not receive your email, just Log into your Parent Powerschool account & click on the Registration Icon (all the way at bottom in left hand column). You should be able to register all of your currently enrolled students in K-8.

For all incoming Kindergarten students: you will need the email with link & your child's specific snapcode. If you do not receive your email, please check your SPAM and then contact the school office.

A $50 per family fee is also required and due by March 18.
  • Make checks payable to OLMC.
  • Write registration fee in the memo line.
  • Please bring or mail checks to the school office:
OLMC School
Attn: Registration
14596 Oak Ridge Rd
Carmel, IN 46032

The $50 family fee is not included in the $200 deposit for Full Day Kindergarten.
Our Spring Book Fair is going VIRTUAL this year. 
We are partnering with Blue Ribbon Book Fair Company to offer excellent STEM and fiction books. The Book Fair began on Monday, March 8 and runs until Friday, March 19th. You can view the collection at: https://read-ola.com/OLMC. When ordering please input code OLMC 2021. 

All books will be shipped to the school and will arrive before Easter.

The following teachers have created wishlists if you'd like to shop for their classrooms. If you purchase a book from their wishlist, please e-mail the teacher to let them know so that they can remove that book from their wishlist.

1A Mrs. McClure (mcclures@olmc1.org)
3B Mrs. Fox (foxj@olmc1.org)
4C Mrs. Gregus (gregusb@olmc1.org)
7A Mrs. Misak (misakr@olmc1.org)
Lib Mrs. Gaskill (gaskillj@olmc1.org)

Thank you for supporting our book fair and helping us grow our school library!

Library Birthday Book Club
Happy Birthday to the newest members of the Birthday Book Club: Evie Back, Eisley Custer, Bella Dechant, Gabe Haas, Mary Hoffman, Sarah Makar, Elena Montero, Sophia Senger, Maddux Thoma, and Olivia Tolin. Thank you for your donation to our library! Your names have been placed inside of a new book for everyone to read and you will be receiving a bookmark and pencil during library special. Plus you're up on our Library Book Club wall!

For those with March and June birthdays, your invitations to join are being sent home this week. 
Used Game and Book Drive:
We will be collecting gently used games and books Thursday March 11-Wednesday March 17. The OLMC teachers will have an opportunity to look through the items for use in their classrooms. On March 18 all books and games will be delivered to the Catholic Center for distribution to Indianapolis Catholic schools for use in classrooms and after school programs. There will be a collection box in the school atrium. (Please tape games shut so we don’t loose pieces in transit.). Contact Megan O’Connor with any questions, mkbritto@yahoo.com.
Lost & Found:
Spring brings fluctuating temperatures which leads to an increase in sweatshirts and jackets in the lost & found. The Lost & Found table is located in the Parish Hall and parents are welcome to come check it for lost items, just check in at the school office when you come.

Unclaimed items will be donated to the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center on March 31. We do look for names on items before donating them.
Smaller lost items are kept in the school office. This necklace was found in the gym - it has an inscription of Ringbearer 7-24-10 Love, Katie & Jim.
GET READY FOR STATE TESTING:
ILEARN (grades 3-8) April 19- May 14
ILEARN is the State of Indiana’s standardized assessment that measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards for grades 3 – 8. The assessments will be the weeks of April 19 – May 14.  Your child’s teacher will let you know the days/dates your child will be testing. Attendance during these days is very important. Please make every attempt to schedule 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.

IREAD3 (3rd Grade) March 8 - March 12:
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 8 – March 12. Your child’ teacher will let you know the 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.
Register online at https://www.orgsonline.com/. Our school code is 172OLMC-IN
The St. Joseph Retreat and Conference Center offers many great opportunities for retreats. These retreats are affordable and only a short driving distance away! Click here for a list of 2021 options.
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
2021 CAMP PURPLE SPOTLIGHT: 
MUSIC CAMP
June 7-11, 1-4 pm (Grades 4-8)
June 14-18, 1-4 pm (Grades K-3)
June 21-25: TWO OPTIONS! 9 am - 12 pm for Grades 4-8; 1-4 pm for Grades K-3 

Does your child love Music Class??  Join us for Music Camp where we will sing, dance, and play our way through the week! We will learn new songs and dances, play ukulele and other instruments, and have a ton of fun with new friends! Led by Guerin Catholic music teacher, Mrs. Angie Goćur, this is the perfect camp for kids who wish they could go to music class every day. No prior music experience needed – just come ready to have fun! All instruments and materials are provided. Come make music and memories with us this summer!

Visit GuerinCatholic.org to view all Camp Purple camp descriptions and fees, and to register. Camp Purple registrations received by May 31st receive a T-shirt!  

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC FOR GRADES 1-6
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
1st, 2nd, 3rd graders: 3:30-5 pm
4th, 5th, 6th graders: 5-6:30 pm
Cost: $20 per player
Guerin Catholic High School Gymnasium
Visit GuerinCatholic.org or see attached flyer for more info and to register

ADMISSIONS NEWS
FOR CURRENT 7TH GRADERS:

HSPT SUMMER PREP COURSE
June 14-18 or July 12-16
Morning (9 am - 12 pm) and afternoon (1-4 pm) sessions available during both weeks.
Cost: $95
Register at GuerinCatholic.org
See attachment for more details!

PERSONAL TOUR-BY-APPOINTMENT
For a personal tour during the school day, please contact Mrs. Jill Folstrom at Jfolstrom@guerincatholic.org or at 317-582-0120 x318 to schedule.