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May 12, 2021
School Calendar
May
13 Pioneer Day - 5th Grade
14 Pioneer Day - 4th Grade
20 Fine Arts Walk 5-7 PM
21 2 hour delay (9:45am start)
21 Jr. High Awards Ceremony (Grades 7 & 8) 1:45 PM Church
27 8th Grade Graduation 7PM
27 Kindy 500 (KG Field Day)
28 Early Dismissal at 2:05pm Last Day of School
28 Field Day Grades 1-7

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


Important Announcement:
Please watch your email later this afternoon for an important announcement.
COVID-19 Updates:
We have had 1 reportable case 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.
Notes from the Nurse:
We have a stomach bug (Norovirus) going around in the school right now. If your child complains of stomach pain, nausea, muscle pain or has a low grade fever, diarrhea or vomiting they may have this virus. Just a friendly reminder that our current school policy is that a child should not return to school for 72 hours symptom free of fever, diarrhea or vomiting. Click here to learn how to prevent Norovirus.

Remind your children that proper handwashing is still important.
Susie Kuhn Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award:
Today is the last day to nominate a teacher!
This is the time of year that we ask you to nominate an OLMC teacher for the Susie Kuhn Outstanding Educator Award. I know many of you are so grateful for the many ways that your children's teachers have played an integral role in the spiritual and academic growth of your children this year, and so this is the time for you to recognize their tireless dedication to their vocation of teaching.  

Yearbook Information:
If you ordered a 2019-2020 Yearbook: Inter-State Studios experienced a lengthy shutdown which has caused long delays in processing. The plan is to have the 2019-20 yearbooks(along with the 2020-21 yearbooks) avaiilable for pickup at Raider Roundup on August 8 from 6:30-7:30pm. Thank you for your patience!

To order a 2020-2021 yearbook: Order online by June 18, 2021.
Cost: $17.50
Use code 58881R
Click here to order: https://inter-state.com/yearbook
Scrip: 
The final date for ordering Scrip to qualify for the $25 book bill credit for the 2021-2022 school year is Sunday, May 16We also welcome families who do not purchase Scrip to make their $100 donation by this date in order to qualify for the book bill credit.

For a LIMITED TIME shop $5 & $10 gift cards from 15+ popular brands. They’re great for gifting to graduates, showing appreciation to teachers and coaches, cheering up friends, and more. Get yours while supplies last. Check out shopwithscrip.com, the RaiseRight app, or click here for a complete list of these limited edition Scrip cards.
Library Birthday Book Club

Happy Birthday to the newest members of the Birthday Book Club: Austin Bailey, Adele Cline, Ben Cronkhite, Fernanda Heredia De La Cruz, Molly Dean, Augge Erdel, Gianna Gaskill, Delaney Gould, Claire Gould, Jaclyn Gould, Stella Griffin, Evan Krupinski, James March, Braden Mora, Madeline Nies, Cecilia Petruch, Addie Reardon, Juliana Reitz, Jocelyn Rodgers, Alex Schneider, and Jack Shrift.  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 May birthdays, your invitations to join were sent home last week. If your child did not join the birthday book club during their birthday month but still want to join, they can. Simply send in a new hardcover book of their choice or $10. Thank you.
Getting to Know Our New Teachers:
Typically, our school newspaper elective crew, The Raider Reporter, would have interviewed our new staff during 1st quarter. Since we have not been able to return to having this elective, a few students have volunteered to do mini-interviews for us.

Getting to Know Mrs. Nicole Scherer:
Mrs. Scherer is a first grade teacher in the 1B classroom. She is from central Illinois. Her favorite thing about working here is the faith filled environment and the amazing staff. She always loved working with kids and watching them grow up. Her favorite subject to teach is math because she loves seeing the kids brains work really hard. She used to work in the Hamilton County Public School system but then came here. She loves working here and watching kids learn and grow.

Written by - Lillian Quigley & Olivia Boivin
8th Grade - Last Carpool!  
Wednesday, May 26 will be the 8th graders last day in carpool!
From years past, we know that the 8th grade parents like to celebrate with their 8th graders on the last day of school and you certainly should! However, I would ask that you honor the following directives to make carpool a safe and enjoyable place for your celebration and for all of the students. 
 
  • You are welcome to come with signs, noise-makers, and music, if you like. Please do not come with silly string and candy to throw. A few kind teachers and I would be left to pick up the mess.  
  • I would ask that the school uniform not be displayed in any disrespectful way, being mindful of the negative message it can send to other parents and students. You are welcome to donate their unwanted uniforms
  • We will be dedicating the far right lane of carpool for 8th grade families. We welcome you to congregate on the grass by the playground or at your cars, rather than by the school building, and we will instruct the 8th graders to meet you there for a short celebration.  
  • We will dismiss them from school at 2:55pm so they can enjoy these final few moments at OLMC. I thank you in advance for beginning to move to your cars by 3:05pm.
  • The rest of the students will be dismissed at the regular time and carpool will run on the regular schedule.

Please know that you and your 8th graders will be in our prayers over these next few joyful and celebratory days.
Out Door Field Day!
Friday, May 28
Volunteers needed 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. (Early dismissal that day at 2:05pm so you can go right to carpool)

Over 20 Parent Volunteers Needed
If you would like to join in the end of school year fun, please e-mail 
sandra.harrington@ubs.com by Wednesday, May 5.   

It is always fun to have a parent partner with you at your station so if you and a friend want to pair up, let me know.  No experience necessary, we have a list of games and supplies to make this a fun experience. 
Pre-Order School Supplies:
Why shop in-line when you can shop online?
Order by May 31

1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the RISK of shopping in person in stores. Supplies will be delivered to your home free of charge in early August.

Shopping online with 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Clorox. So, with all the uncertainty this summer will bring, why not check school supply shopping off your list. Get started by clicking the link below:


The 2021-2022 School Supply lists are published on the school website here.
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.
Let’s Dance!
Pam Malone and Jane Ann Gaskill are hosting a dance camp afterschool on Tuesday, May 25 from 3:15-4:30. It will cost $20 per child. Payment options include cash or check. Each child will be given a snack and a hula hoop to take home. Pam Malone and Jane Ann Gaskill will teach a variety of line dances to be used at any fun occasion. No prior dance experience is required. Open to both boys and girls in grades 4 through 6. Bring your dancing feet and move to the beat! 💃🩰🕺

Any questions please email Pam Malone or Jane Ann Gaskill
End of the Year Celebration Camp!
…with Mrs. Cronkhite and Mrs. Downey!
Who: Students in K – 3rd grade
What: Two separate camp sessions at two separate parks to welcome summer!
Session 1: Wednesday, May 26 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Freedom Trail Park (new location) (meet at the playground for check-in). Address: 500 Deer Walk Trace Westfield, IN 46074
Session 2: Friday, June 4 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Central Park near the Monon Center (meet at the playground for check-in). Address: 1235 Central Park E. Carmel, IN 46032. We will be doing water activities, so your child is welcome to wear a swimsuit under his/her play clothes!
Cost: $35 per session. Cash, check, or Venmo – (Jennifer-Downey-39) *please make checks out to Jenny Downey

Block Party:
Let's Go! May 23 Noon - 4 p.m.
OLMC Sports Fields

Food Trucks - Games - Live Music by the Hussey Brothers

Help us plan! Let us know you're coming. RSVP is not required but preferred.

Sponsor Our Bulletin!
Ed Clark representing Diocesan, our bulletin publisher, is currently renewing present advertisements and seeking new ones. If you are interested in receiving information regarding the different ad sizes and costs, please contact Ed at 614.738.1472 or eclark@diocesan.com. We feel this is an excellent service and that the sponsors get good coverage with their ads. Only a 1/3rd down payment is required to reserve an ad location! 
Thanks to you and Diocesan, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to the parish.
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Join us at our summer camp program for grades K-8!
Guerin Catholic's Camp Purple offers a variety of athletic and enrichment camps for students in grades K-8. Camp descriptions, fees and registration are available at GuerinCatholic.org. All camps include a 2021 Camp Purple t-shirt if registered by May 30, 2021!

ADMISSIONS NEWS
Cost: $95
Summer Prep Course Dates: 
June 14-18, 9am-12 pm FULL
June 14-18, 1-4 pm
July 12-16, 9am-12 pm
July 12-16, 1-4 pm
Register at GuerinCatholic.org

NOW HIRING - TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST 
Guerin Catholic High School is searching for a Tuition and Financial Aid Specialist. Interested candidates should visit www.GuerinCatholic.org/employment for more information.