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November 11, 2020
School Calendar
November
13 Thanksgiving Basket setup during school day
18 Panera Dining Fundraising Event
20 Q2 Midterm Cutoff
25-27 No School - Thanksgiving Break
30 2nd Half Book Bill Payment Due

**Date change - 2nd grade 1st Reconciliation has been moved to January 23 (was Jan 30)**

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

**please keep in mind that the effects of the pandemic shifts rapidly which make planning for certain events challenging. All dates and times are subject to change. We will communicate details as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Updates:
What a blessing it is to be able to report that OLMC School remains at zero positive cases. With the recent rise in positive cases in Hamilton County, we have seen an increase in students that are doing virtual learning due to being identified as a close contact. Our teachers are doing a great job managing google classroom for these students. Our current plan is to continue in-person learning at this time. We will continue to monitor cases within our local school population to determine if the need for an alternative method of learning arises.

We would like to clarify a few points:
  • If we do have a positive case, we will work closely with the Hamilton County Health Department to identify anyone that would be considered a close contact. If a student is identified as a close contact, the parents will receive a phone call directly from a school administrator.
  • An asymptomatic person identified as a close contact must quarantine for 14 days from last date of exposure to the positive person. A negative test result does not shorten the 14 day quarantine period.
  • Students home due to quarantine are counted as "Present virtually due to COVID" each day, as long as he/she is logging on to Google Classroom and completing their work.
  • Navigating Google Classroom - Watch Video
  • Google Classroom Mobile App - Watch Video

Attendance:
Call: 317-846-1118

  • Please let the office know by 9am when your child will be absent or late and the reason why.
  • Please provide specific symptoms if your child is ill. In order to properly determine when a child can return to school, we follow the guidelines established by the Indiana State Department of Health. A generic email of "under the weather" or "not well" will prompt a follow up phone call or email. The most recent Reference Guide can be found here:
  • COVID-19 School Attendance Quick Reference Guide

The continued health and safety of our school is dependent on the cooperation of all families. If in doubt, please keep your children home and call the school office. We are working closely with the Hamilton County Health Department to make decisions on a case by case basis.

Please take a few minutes to review the CDC's guidance on holiday gatherings and travel to help keep your family and the community safe and healthy...


State by state CDC guidelines may be found here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

The CDC is encouraging people to obtain flu shots this year. Click here for more information.
Lunch Reminder:
We have seen an increase in the number of children forgetting lunches. Please just take a few minutes each morning to make sure your child has their lunch when they leave the house and again when they get out of the car!
Lost & Found:
There are many items in the lost & found. It is located in the Parish Hall. Parents are welcome to come check in at the office and go search the lost & found if your child is missing anything.

Any unclaimed items will be donated to Used Uniform Committee or the Merciful H.E.L.P. Center on Wednesday, Nov 18.
Panera Spirit Day is Wednesday, Nov 18!
Join us next Wednesday, November, 18 from 4-8 PM at Panera (2001 East Greyhound Pass) for some delicious food!

Panera will generously donate 20% of your meal when you show our flyer.

Thank you so much for your support in this fundraiser!

Art Room Donations:
The Art teacher is accepting donations of yarn (all colors and textures), plastic wrap, aluminum foil, light & clean fabric or t-shirts (cotton or muslin), stuffing or plastic bags. Donated items may be brought to art class or dropped off in the atrium. Please bring in donated items by Friday, Nov 20!
Thanksgiving Basket Donations Needed!
We have an urgent need for donations for the Thanksgiving Basket Program. This year marks our 45th year for the program. We are committed to provide food to over 500 underprivileged families in our area. Unfortunately we are way off pace for donations - only 20% of turkey tags were distributed over the last two weeks after masses, and online donation signups are very slow. We desperately need your help. Turkey tags will be available after mass next weekend on tables in the narthex. Please stop by and pick up a tag. 

You can also sign up to DONATE FOOD via a new signup genius at 
There is a link to Instacart where you can get $10 off any order of $35 or more for our program, and they will deliver your donation directly to the Merciful Help Center. How easy is that!!

To sign up to HELP with food packing and delivery day:

Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Book Bill Payments:
The second half of the book bill payment is due on or before Nov 30.

Please check your records to determine the balance due for your family Book Bill Fees.

Email Val Schoch in the church office at schochv@olmc1.org if you need your balance due.
SCRIP News:
Shopping physical gift cards just got way more convenient with the new ship to home feature--available only in the RaiseRight mobile app. Choose from hundreds of top-selling brands that are labeled "Ship to Home Eligible." A small shipping fee applies. You must pay with a bank account or credit card. 


*We will continue to fill orders in the "traditional" way, as well, with orders placed by Fridays available for pick up in the school office the following Wednesday afternoon. Please contact Stephanie Lesher (stephrufe@yahoo.com) with questions.
4th Grade Saint Picture Orders:
Dear 4th Grade Parents,
 
Everyone did a fantastic job and looked terrific in their saintly costumes last Friday. Inter-state Studios took pictures of each homeroom. One without masks and of course we had to capture one with masks. 8 x 10 copies are $6 each. 
 
Volunteer Spotlight:
Our spotlight this week is on

We are blessed to have so many caring volunteers who dedicate their time each day to help our school and community be the amazing faith-filled place it is! We would like to spend some time highlighting our volunteers as a small way to say THANK YOU to all that they do! 

We are asking for your help to nominate the volunteers who give their time and talents to our school and community. Here is the link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/a9behPhxsezrQxVt6
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!
Our school code is 900134263
Winter Sports Registration Now OPEN:
Register at www.orgsonline.com
Use OLMC Code: 172OLMC-IN

Registration openings:
CYO Boys and Girls Volleyball (grades 4-8)
1st/2nd/3rd Grade Boys and Girls Basketball

Girls Volleyball Evaluations: OLMC Gym:
Friday, November 20
4th Graders: 3:45pm-4:45pm
5th Graders: 5pm-6pm

Sunday, November 22
6th Graders: 1-2pm
7th Graders: 2:15-3:15pm
8th Graders: 3:30-4:30pm

Boys Volleyball Evaluations: Times will be posted after the CYO basketball schedule is released.
GUERIN CATHOLIC HS ADMISSIONS NEWS
BECOME A GOLDEN EAGLE - TAKE FLIGHT WITH GUERIN CATHOLIC!
APPLY NOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2025!
Admissions Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Apply online at GuerinCatholic.org

TUITION ASSISTANCE
Financial Aid Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Guerin Catholic is an open-enrollment school committed to the evangelizing mission of the Catholic church. We strive to manage available resources to ensure that Guerin Catholic is accessibleaffordable, and available to all who seek a Catholic education for their children. Please contact Andy Cowen at acowen@guerincatholic.org  to learn more about Tuition Assistance.
Click here to watch a video from Mr. Cowen.

NOVEMBER PROSPECTIVE PARENT AND STUDENT EVENTS
Registration is required for all events and space is limited. 
Learn more about our events and register at GuerinCatholic.org.


Tues., November 17 TUESDAY TOUR, 9-10 am
Thurs., November 19  PROSPECTIVE PARENT BREAKFAST, 8:15- 9:30 am
Sat., November 21 HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST, 8:30-12 pm
Tues., November 24 TUESDAY TOUR, 9-10 am

Personal Tour-By-Appointment
Can’t make an event? No worries – we still want to see you in The Nest! Contact our Admissions team at admissions@guerincatholic.organd schedule a tour time that is convenient for you and your student.