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October 20, 2020
School Calendar
21 E-Learning Day - planned
28 Report Cards sent home
30 Fall Parties
30 4th Grade Saint Parade (immediately following 8am Mass) 3rd grade will go to Mass on Monday so 4th Grade can go on Friday

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 blessed to be able to say that we continue to remain at zero positive cases.

Have a safe Fall Break!

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
Google Classroom Tutorials:
The links below go through step by step how to use both Google Classroom on the Computer (first link) and the Google Classroom Mobile App (second link). You may find these videos helpful to watch before our e-Learning day tomorrow.

Navigating Google Classroom - Watch Video

Google Classroom Mobile App - Watch Video
Reminders From The Administration:
Planned e-Learning Day: Wednesday, October 21.  
  • This planned e-Learning Day before Fall Break will run differently than the e-Learning days we had during the mandated quarantine last year from March - May.  
  • Every grade-level will be using Google Classroom and not Edmodo.  
  • The assignments will be posted the day before on Tuesday, October 20 at 3:30 pm. 
  • The assigned work is due when the students return from Fall Break on Monday, October 26.  
  • There will be an attendance question posted on Google Classroom that students will have to answer. Students must mark themselves present by 3pm on October 21.
  • The teachers will only be available for help on Wednesday, October 21 from 9 - 11 am and again from 1 - 3 pm. Outside of those hours, students and parents will not be able to access the teachers. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please communicate with your teachers if you encounter any technology problems during the e-Learning Day.
Fall Parties:
Oct. 30
Students in K-2 may come to school dressed in costumes that are life-affirming and not scary or "dark" (ie. no vampires, werewolves, witches, nothing with blood, fangs, etc.)  

Students in 3-8th will have a Fall Spirit Day. They will have an Out-of-Uniform Day and wear fall colors (red, orange, yellow, etc.).
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. Your child's homeroom teacher will be notifying you soon about how they will be holding their conferences this year. It may be in-person, zoom or telephone.

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 will be contacting you soon to schedule one.

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.
Book Reviewers Needed!
We received a donation of books from Carmel Public Library but need help in reviewing the upper elementary books to ensure they are aligned with our Catholic values. If you are interested in helping to review a book (or two), please e-mail Jane Ann Gaskill at gaskillj@olmc1.org. You will be given a book to review and a google form to complete after you have read the book. Thank you!
Spirit Wear Site is Open!
Let’s forget about 2020 and remember 1956!
Get the popular 1956 Raiders sweatshirt, on sale now!
Other new styles available!

Site Opens: Oct 16
Site Closes: Nov 1
Deliveries: week of Nov 23

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
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 High School--We call it the Nest. 
We invite you to call it home for the next 4 years!

SESSION 1: 1-2:30 pm, 
SESSION 2: 3:30-5 pm
Join us to learn more about our small class sizes, family community, academic excellence, learning support, faith, service and more!  Come see why our students love to call Guerin Catholic HOME! 
Visit “The Nest” on November 1 to take a tour of our 72-acre campus, visit classrooms to speak with teachers, and meet our Athletics, Fine Arts, Guidance, Campus Ministry and Learning Support administrators. Due to Covid-19 protocols, registration for either session is required. 

The Golden Eagles brought home championships on Championship Saturday!

Cole Metzger '21 won both of his Regional matches 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the IHSAA Individual Boys Tennis State Finals this Friday held at North Central at 2pm. He will play in the quarterfinals Friday and would have to win 2 matches on Saturday to claim the individual title. He is one of 8 players still remaining in contention for the state title.  

The Girls Soccer team won the East Central Regional by defeating Brownsburg 5-0 in the morning game. The girls won a thriller in the Regional Championship game as the Golden Eagles overcame a 2-0 deficit with 7 minutes to go to defeat Mt. Vernon 3-2 in OT. The girls will play #8 Columbus North in the Semi-State at 1pm this Saturday at Seymour High School. The team's record is now at 15-1-2 and ranked 3rd in the state. 

The Boys Soccer team won the Greensburg Regional by defeating Bishop Chatard 3-0 and Tri-West 4-0 in the championship. The #2 ranked Golden Eagles take on top ranked and defending state champion Evansville Memorial at 3pm at Seymour High School this Saturday. The team now stands at 14-1-2 on the year.

The Boys Cross Country team finished 5th at the Noblesville Regional and advanced to the Semi-State for the first time in school history! Joining them will be individual qualifier Bridget Gallagher '23 who is making a return trip to Semi-State after advancing as a freshman. Races will be next Saturday in Shelbyville. 

Please reach out to Athletic Director Ryan Davis if interested in tickets for these events - rdavis@guerincatholic.org

Saturday, October 31
9 am - 12 pm
See the attached flyer for more details! Register at GuerinCatholic.org