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November 4, 2020
School Calendar
November
5 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences - see blurb below for more info
6 No School - Professional Development for teachers
13 Thanksgiving Basket setup during school day
18 Panera Dining Fundraising Event
20 Q2 Midterm Cutoff
25-27 No School - Thanksgiving Break

**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.


We are still blessed to be able to say that we remain at zero positive cases for students, teachers and staff. We are aware that the number of positive COVID cases is rising in Indiana and that Hamilton has recently been labelled as an "orange" county. 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.

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.
Raider Pride - Alumni:
OLMC Alums on GCHS Girls Soccer Team finished their season as Class 3A State Runner-Up. Thank you to everyone that came out to watch them play!

Alums on the team include Katherine Constantino, Caroline Quinn, Olivia Labus, Calli McGee, Jentrie Gearhart, Claire Sawyer, Katie Koger and Alex Soucie. Go Golden Eagles!
Poinsettia Sale:
Orders due by Sunday, Nov 8 -firm deadline!
The 8th graders are holding their annual Poinsettia fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward their class trip in the spring. The goal is for them to travel to Washington, D.C. If that cannot happen due to the pandemic, the goal is for an alternate trip to be planned.

Orders can be placed in the collection boxes at all masses or drop them off at the parish office. Write Poinsettias, c/o Tina Fletcher on the envelope. Or you can bring to the school by 9am Monday(firm deadline), Nov 9 in an envelope marked c/o Tina Fletcher.

The options are the same as in previous years, 8 inch plants in red or white for $16 per plant and/or 10 inch plants in Red for $25 each. 

If you don't know an 8th grader, but would like to place an order, please contact Tina Fletcher, OLMC Poinsettia Coordinator at olmcsports@olmc1.org and put poinsettias in the subject line.
Parent/Teacher Conferences:
Thursday, Nov 5
There is no school that day.
K-4 Parents: All teachers will be having a conference with parent(s) of each child. You should have received an email from your child's homeroom teacher about how they will be holding their conferences this year. It may be in-person, zoom or telephone. If you have a telephone confernce scheduled and you have an area code that is not 317 or 463, your child's teacher may need to call you from their cell phone and it will come up as a blocked call. Please make sure you answer this blocked call.

5-8 Parents: It is possible that you may not have a conference. If your child's teacher feels the need to have a conference with you, they should have already communicated with you about setting up a conference.

Parents are always welcome, any time of year, to email their child's teacher with any questions or concerns. Click here for our staff directory. Teacher names and emails are also listed in DirectorySpot .

If you have any questions about this day, please email your child's homeroom teacher.
Temporary Position Available:
Kindergarten Aide: OLMC is looking for a full time kindergarten aide to cover for a maternity leave from Nov. 16 through February.  

All interested candidates are asked to submit an application and resume to Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 14596 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032, olmcprincipal@olmc1.org.  The application can be found on the school website https://school.olmc1.org/school-employment-opportunities
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!
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.
Panera Spirit Day is Wednesday, Nov 18!
Save the date!
Our next dining fundraiser will be at Panera (2001 East Greyhound Pass) from 4-8PM on Wednesday, November, 18.

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

Thank you for your support in this fundraiser! We appreciate everything each of you do to help make OLMC a fantastic school for our kids!

Library Birthday Book Club
Happy Birthday to our the new members of the Birthday Book Club: Sullivan Bailey, Aubrey Brown, Jack Burton, Jack Clark, Luca Dennison, Weston French, Amelia Griffin, Nicolas Guerrero-Vasquez, George Hauser, Anna Hein, George Hein, Leo Schwartz, Harrison Tubergen, and William Yonkman. 

Thank you for your donation to our library! Your names have been placed inside of a new book for everyone to read and you are up on our Library Book Club wall!

For those with a November birthday, your invitations to join are being sent home next week. Thank you.
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
Are You Saving Enough for College?
New Date: Nov 10 7 p.m. PH
Special event for OLMC!
  • How much college will cost in the future
  • Tax-advantaged ways to save for college, including 529 plans and Coverdell education savings accounts
  • The role of financial aid, including how need is determined and how assets are classified for federal aid purposes
  • Other ways to fill the college funding gap

Email mboeck@sfg-in.com to reserve your spot.

GUERIN CATHOLIC HS ADMISSIONS NEWS
Thank you to the families who joined us for our Open House on November 1st!  

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.


Sat., November 7 HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST, 8:30-12 pm
Tues., November 17 TUESDAY TOUR, 9-10 am
Wed., November 18 SHADOW SHOWCASE FOR 8TH GRADERS, 9-11:45 am FULL
Thurs., November 19  PROSPECTIVE PARENT BREAKFAST, 8:15- 9:30 am
Fri., November 20 SHADOW SHOWCASE FOR 8TH GRADERS, 9-11:45 am FULL
Sat., November 21 HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST, 8:30-12 pm
Mon., November 23 SHADOW SHOWCASE FOR 8TH GRADERS, 9-11:45 am FULL
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.  

ATHLETICS NEWS: click here for the latest