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provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
May 5, 2021
Dear OLMC Families,

How incredible it is to think that we have now entered the month of May and are well into the 4th quarter. ILEARN testing continues to proceed this week, and thankfully, we only have a few more days to go. The students and teachers have been heroic in persevering not only through this standardized testing period, but throughout the entire school year. In this year dedicated to the theological virtue of hope, we have “trusted in God’s loving plan for us,” and He has rewarded our trust by blessing us with all of the graces we have needed to keep our school open and in-person for the last nine months. Two thousand years ago, St. Paul preached truth to the Christian community in Rome, “And hope does not disappoint” (Rm 5:5). His exhortation has certainly proven true during this challenging time. We have not been disappointed in relying on the providence of God. Our Lord has been faithful to His promise to be with us each moment as we moved forward in faith and hope during this school year.

The teachers have been working hard recently to build class lists for next year. If you have any serious concerns about your child’s placement for the 2021-22 academic year, please email them to me by the end of the day on Friday, May 7. I cannot switch students out of classrooms and into different classes once the school year is over in May. In doing so, I may unwittingly switch out another student who may not receive his/her best placement for the next year. I appreciate your continued support and understanding!  

In this month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, I pray that our hearts will grow in gratitude for all of the ways she has protected us and has interceded for us before the throne of God. OLMC School will be honoring Our Lady by hosting our annual May crowning after the 8 am Mass on Friday, May 7. Thanks to our parish staff, this crowning will be live-streamed. The 8th grade will be the main participants in this event, and the 2nd graders will come dressed in their First Communion outfits. What a beautiful day it will be!

Blessings on your week!

In Her tender love,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
School Calendar
May
5 Q4 Midterms Published
7 May Crowning (2nd grade & 8th Grade immediately following Mass - Jr. High Awards is now May 21)
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


COVID-19 Updates:
We have had 0 reportable 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.
Papa John’s Dining Fundraiser is next Tuesday, May 11!
Save the date! Our last dining fundraiser for the school year will be at Papa John’s (2001 East Greyhound Pass) on Tuesday, May 11. Papa John’s will donate up to 25% of our total sales amount over $1,201! When placing your order online or over the phone, please provide our school’s promo code ISNN01. If you are ordering in person, please show the flyer when checking out. Thank you so much for your support in all of our dining fundraisers this year!
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
End of Year Gifts:
Contributions are due today!
Dear All OLMC School Families,
The school year is coming to a close next month. Our teachers and school staff have worked hard this year, especially in this Covid environment. The PTO is collecting gift money for teachers and staff as a small token of our gratitude for all they have done. The gifts will be pooled together and each teacher and staff member will get their individual gift in SCRIP cards.

This year, you can donate in one of two ways:
  • Give online to the Teacher/Staff Gift Fund: 
  • https://osvonlinegiving.com/4317/DirectDonate/75324
  • Send in a check to the school in an envelope marked “PTO Teacher Year-End Contribution.” Please make all checks out to OLMC PTO with “Year-End Contribution” in the memo line.
  
For ease in ordering with SCRIP, we are kindly asking that you give your donation in $5 increments (Ex. $5, $10, $20, etc). We are also asking that you make your online or check donations by Wednesday May 5th. Your room parents will work with the PTO to make sure the teachers and staff receive the SCRIP cards they desire.  

Your year-end shopping is done easy peasy for your Teachers.☺
Thank you for your generous contribution!

Sincerely,
OLMC PTO Board 
Submit your nominations for Athletic Awards by May 9:
  • Michael Schroeder Award
  • Rick Meyer Award
  • Male & Female Athlete of the Year
  • Male & Female Mental Attitude Award
  • Male & Female Pray Hard Play Hard Award


All Saints Scholarship for GCHS: Due Today
Information was originally sent via email to 8th grade parents.
The All Saints Scholarship awards a male 8th grade student and a female 8th grade student $2,500 each to go towards their freshman year tuition at Guerin Catholic. Here are some guidelines for this scholarship:

1. All work must be completed by the student.
2. Students must have two recommendations. At least one of those recommendations must be from a current teacher. Students must request a teacher recommendation through Google Classroom.
3. There will be an application and an essay to complete. All materials for this scholarship must be submitted to Sister Maria Benedicta in one envelope.

Susie Kuhn Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award:
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.  This link will be open for nominations until next Wednesday, May 12:

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Dear OLMC 8th Grade Parents,

Each year we recognize student athletes at OLMC during the school Awards Ceremony. During this extraordinary year, we are grateful to recognize the many talents that were on display this past year.  

We are asking that parents and coaches complete any or all of the nomination forms below. The students will complete these forms during school ( they don't need to do this at home with you).

Thank you for your participation and we hope to see you all at the Award Ceremony in May.

DUE: May 9th

Michael Schroeder Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade male athlete who shows the most determination and heart while participating in athletics at OLMC.

Michael was a grade school student at OLMC that passed away from brain cancer when he was 11 years old. His determination and heart while he played sports and lived out his final days at OLMC are the reason for this award.  


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Christian Gelov
2017 Winner: Lukas Pinon
2018 Winner: Matthew Etchison 
2019 Winner: Jacob Modleski
2020 Winner: Ben Church


Rick Meyer Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade female athlete who displays the greatest positive attitude and love of the game while participating in athletics at OLMC.

Rick Meyer was a dedicated coach that was known for his love of the game and positive attitude. His daughter was in 7th grade at OLMC when Rick suddenly passed away. Rick had three children play sports at OLMC.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Megan Kaster 
2017 Winner: Katie Sweet
2018 Winner: Katie Koger
2019 Winner: Lucy Caltrider
2020 Winner: Ella Kuykendall


Male Athlete of the Year- 2 or more sport athlete at OLMC

This award is presented to the 8th grade athlete that has great skills, athleticism and understanding of the game.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Nathan Finley
2017 Winner: Joseph Bobilya
2018 Winner: Peter Bedford 
2019 Winner: Patrick Schramm
2020 Winner: Oliver Smith

Female Athlete of the Year-2 or more sport athlete at OLMC

This award is presented to the 8th grade athlete that has great skills, athleticism and understanding of the game.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Anna Couto 
2017 Winner: Olivia Labus
2018 Winner: Katie Bremer
2019 Winner: Bridget Gallagher
2020 Winner: Alexandra Soucie


Male Mental Attitude Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade athlete that has a great attitude, sportsmanship, and is a great teammate.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Michael McGreal
2017 Winner: Matthew Gillis
2018 Winner: Jack Pacilio
2019 Winner: Brooks Ellery
2020 Winner: David Titus


Female Mental Attitude Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade athlete that has a great attitude, sportsmanship, and is a great teammate.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Audrey Darland 
2017 Winner: Anna Jacoby
2018 Winner: Maggie Christ 
2019 Winner: Riley Laferriere 
2020 Winner: Clare Sullivan


Pray Hard Play Hard Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade male that is a faith based leader who exemplifies putting others first.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Jeffrey Dunasky
2017 Winner: Maxwell Street
2018 Winner: Luke Scariano 
2019 Winner: John Tiplick
2020 Winner: Landon McHaffie


Pray Hard Play Hard Award

This award is presented to the 8th grade female that is a faith based leader who exemplifies putting others first.


Past Winners:
2016 Winner: Grace Fernandez 
2017 Winner: Mary Rose Hokanson
2018 Winner: Grace Sullivan 
2019 Winner: Hannah Fletcher
2020 Winner: Grace Lesher



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.
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. 
OLMC Time Capsule:
OLMC students and staff are creating a Time Capsule which will be officially closed on the last day of this school year and not opened until May, 2046. 

If you are interested in helping with this special project, please reach out to Elyse Cloran clorane@olmc1.org

We would appreciate your help. Thank you!
Lost and Found:
Please check out the lost & found if you are missing items. Sweatshirts and vests accumulate this time of year with the changes in temperature. There are also see the pic for a few non-uniform items.

Unclaimed lost and found will be donated to the Used Uniforms or Merciful Help Center on June 1.
Eighth Grade Parents 
Thank you to all who have uploaded photos to the PlicBooks website or have emailed them to me!

Due to the timing of the 8th Grade Breakfast, I am moving up the deadline to submit/email pictures to me by Friday, May 14. This will allow time to create a beautiful slideshow for the 8th Grade Breakfast and Memory Book Collage pages. 
 
Below are the details from the original email from Miss Malone. As always, please don't hesitate to ask me any questions!
 
How to Send Photos:
1. Choose to either email the photos to me OR
2. Upload the photos to www.plicbooks.com
Login Credentials
Username: son or daughter's first and last name, no spaces, lowercase
Password: son or daughter's student ID number (*Email me if you need this info)
 
3. Watch this video tutorial for step by step instructions for uploading to Plicbooks:
Uploading Group Photos to Plicbooks - Watch Video
Possible ideas would be May Crowning, First Communion, School Field Trips, Sports, Musicals, Kindy 500, or any other special or random events from over the years! All photos are welcome as it doesn't have to be the entire grade. It can be small groups as well. 
 
Thank you so much for your contributions!
Pam Malone
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.
STATE TESTING THIS WEEK:
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.
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.
Upcoming Financial Webinars
OLMC Parishioner Jeff Semler of Semler Financial Group will host a series of financial wellness webinars. Click on the links below to register.
 
May 11
GUERIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Visit GuerinCatholic.org for more information and to register for the following events:

THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday, May 8
1-4:30 pm
Family Mass at 4:30 pm - parents and siblings welcome!
Boys in grades 1-5 are invited to a Sports Camp with former Indianapolis Colt Joe Reitz at Guerin Catholic High School. Cost is $30 ($20 per additional sibling, $50 max per family), and includes a camp t-shirt and an autographed photo of Joe Reitz! Visit GuerinCatholic.org for more information and to register.

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


ADMISSIONS NEWS
Cost: $95
Summer Prep Course Dates: June 14-18 or July 12-16
Morning and afternoon sessions available
Register at GuerinCatholic.org.