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March 24, 2021
School Calendar
March
24 3rd Quarter Report Cards sent home
25 Solemnity of the Annunciation (no homework night!)
26 Virtual Math Bee (grades 2-4) 1:45pm

April
1st 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


COVID-19 Updates:
We have had 2 more new reported cases of Covid in the school community this 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.
Class Composites Available Now:
Order by March 31 - Next Wednesday!
You do not automatically receive one this year even if you ordered pictures this past fall. Class composites were NOT INCLUDED.

If you would like a class composite for your child's homeroom, you must order one. Please click below to order by March 31

They are $5 each. You will be asked to verify school picture day (Aug 27, 2020). Then enter your child's name (legal name we have in Powerschool)
homeroom and teacher. (teacher names and homerooms can be found on our website here)

Order Code is 57015EQ.
SCRIP for Easter!
Scrip cards make great Easter treats! Scrip orders must be placed by this Friday, March 26 for delivery in time for Easter. Some fun ideas include Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Target, American Girl, and Starbucks. Older kids might like gas cards, pizza, Chipotle or Subway. Please contact Stephanie Lesher (stephrufe@yahoo.com)with any questions!

Please keep Scrip in mind when planning for Spring Break, whether it's a staycation or if you are traveling. Scrip carries cards for many hotels, rental car companies, airlines, and restaurants. Check out the options on the RaiseRight app or at shopwithscrip.com. Thanks for supporting our Scrip program at OLMC!
Virtual Math Bee:
Friday, 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

Congratulations to our classroom winners:
Participant 1
2A Catherine Casavant
2B Lucy Ford
2C Xavier Titus
3A Will Van Woerkom
3B Liam Conway
3C Juliana Reitz
4A Mason Fisher
4B Matthew Fleming
4C Sam Lemberger
Participant 2
Colin Fleming
Will Tittle
Ellie Mahan
James Titus
Alex Ealing
Vivian Rooney
Peter Smock
Charlotte Street
Raphael Makar
Alternate
Brayden Fisher
Luca Dennison
Luke Pacillio
Christian Senger
Jack Shrift
Teddy Rigg
Colin Ferrettie
Lauren Keller
Chase Morton
Math & Science Homework Help!
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has a free helpline for math & science subjects.

AskRose provides quick, one-on-one, east-to-understand tutoring to help students solve math and science homework the way it's being taught in schools today.

Sunday - Thursday 7PM - 10PM
Call: 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673)
Chat or email: askrose.org

Testimonial from Mrs. Seaman: "My children have used this resource many times. We were skeptical at first that anyone would be able to help with math over the phone. The phones are staffed by Rose-Hulman students. They have access to most textbooks online and are trained to ask questions to determine which method the child is learning in their specific class. We have not used the new website with chat/email options but would highly recommend calling before you pull all of your hair out!"
Lost & Found:
Spring is here! Warmer weather brings increased opportunities for coats & sweatshirts, etc to end up on the Lost & Found. It is overflowing!

Unclaimed items will be donated to the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center on Thursday, April 1

Also, this bracelet was left in the gym recently.
Employment Opportunities:
K-8 Music Teacher - Requirements: Appropriate licensure. Responsibilities include teaching music education classes and instilling a love for music in children. Knowledge and support of the school’s mission and an understanding of the Catholic faith are also required. Applications are to be submitted along with a resume and sent to Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P., Principal Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 14596 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032, olmcprincipal@olmc1.org.

Part-time 6-8th Grade Spanish Teacher: Requirements: Appropriate licensure. Responsibilities also include knowledge and support of the school’s mission and an understanding of the Catholic faith. Afternoon classes 12-3:30 pm. Applications are to be submitted along with a resume and sent to Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P., Principal Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 14596 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032, olmcprincipal@olmc1.org.

Part-time 6-8 th Grade Math/STEM Lab Teacher: Requirements: Appropriate licensure. Responsibilities also include knowledge and support of the school’s mission and an understanding of the Catholic faith. Applications are to be submitted along with a resume and sent to Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P., Principal Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 14596 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032, olmcprincipal@olmc1.org.
5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation:
5th grade had their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation on Tuesday.
Deputy McClain said that our essays were that best that he has read in a long time.

Here are the essay winners.
5A: Reagan Kaercher & Piper Owen
5B: Mary Clare Collins & Madeline Klinker
5C: Chloe Casavant & Mason Walosin

Hurrah for our fabulous fifth graders!
Box Tops!
Have you tried the new app? Quick and easy to scan your receipt - no more clipping!

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.
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
MARCH NESTCAST WITH PRINCIPAL MCNEANY
Check out our latest NestCast with Principal James McNeany, where he discusses the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the spring musical, the kickoff of boys and girls lacrosse seasons and the boys basketball trip to semi-states!


2021 CAMP PURPLE SPOTLIGHT:  Boys Basketball 
Traditional Camp - June 7-10, 8:30 - 10:30 am, Grades 1-4, $90
Traditional Camp - June 7-10, 10:45 am-12:45 pm, Grades 5-8, $90
Two-Day Shooting Clinic - June 14 and 15, 8:30-10:30 am, Grades 4-8, $45
Two-Day Father/Son Camp - June 21 and 22, 6-7:30 pm, Grades 2-5, $45/family

What a season for Coach Bobby Allen and the Boys Basketball Golden Eagles! Join the coaches and players for several boys basketball camp options this summer, including our traditional skills camp, a two-day shooting clinic and a new father/son two-day evening camp!  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!  

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

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.
Summer Camps for Girls:
Saint Mary's College in northern Indiana provides summer camps for young women between the ages of 6-18 to develop their skills and interests in a place that fosters creativity and leadership.

This summer they offer the following camps:

  • Fine Arts Camp
  • Forensic Science Camp
  • Startup Moxie Bootcamp (an entrepreneurship camp)
  • Volleyball Camp
  • Tennis Camp
  • Lacrosse Camp
  • Sports Exploration Camp