A Christ-centered community,
provides excellence in education
to meet the needs of the whole child.
October 7, 2020
Dear OLMC Parents,

Happy feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!  Here are some timely school updates:

New Administrative Assistant: I am pleased to announce that Danielle Gunsett has been hired as our Tuesday/Thursday administrative assistant.  We warmly welcome her to the Raider family!

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.

Carpool Safety: Please remind your children that if they walk to school, they must cross over to the school via the playground crosswalk that is supervised by a teacher.  No students should be using any other path or shortcut to get to school in the morning because our traffic monitor at the playground crosswalk cannot supervise multiple crossing areas.  The mornings are only going to get darker, and it is not safe for children to walk in front of incoming cars.  Children are welcome to use other paths after school when it is light out and safer to do so. Also, please do not drop off your children around the bend by the Merciful Help Center.  Please wait to drop them off until you arrive at a safer location, one that is marked by a cone.  Thank you!

Blessings on your week!


In Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary,
Sister Maria Benedicta, O.P.
School Calendar
October
13 Piada Italian Street Food Dining Fundraiser
14 1st Quarter Ends
15 Picture Re-take Day
16-Nov 1 Spirit Wear Online shop open
21 E-Learning Day - planned
28 Report Cards sent home

Student 8 a.m. Mass Schedule:
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.


As of today, we remain at zero positive cases.

P.E. Uniforms: During second quarter, we will continue to have the students in grades 4-8 just change their shoes for P.E. class. They will not use the locker room to change into P.E. clothes.

Reminders From The Administration:
Tardies:
We have seen an increase in tardies recently. The exterior doors lock at 7:45 a.m. when the tardy bell rings. Please remember that your child should be in their classroom when the 7:45 tardy bell rings, not just in the school building. Consider getting up or leaving the house 5 or 10 minutes earlier each morning.

Uniforms:
October 1 was the date that:
  • Boys may no longer wear shorts
  • Girls may wear navy uniform pants instead of the skirt/jumper
  • Girls may no longer wear the plaid split skirt/skort

Girls may wear white, navy blue or black leggings under thier jumper/skirt for warmth.

With the change in seasons, now is a good time to please take a moment and check the fit of your child(ren's) uniforms. Pants/skirt length, sweatshirt too small, etc?
It is amazing how fast they grow!

Lost & Found:
Label, label, label!
We have a multitude of sweatshirts accumulating in the lost & found. We do check for nametags and return labelled items to their rightful owners. Please label your child's vests, sweatshirts, coats, hats, etc.
Raider Pride!
Girl Scout Troop 179 has been renovating the path between the Village of Mt. Carmel and OLMC for their Silver Award, and the project is finally complete. Cici VanDyke, Bridget Green, Gretchen Greener, and Francesca Zawadzki were all involved in the project. Check out the before and after below. The path will be much nicer for the students that use it every day. It had become overgrown, with roots, etc. that were tripping hazards. Solar lights were added for times in winter months when it gets dark early.
Trash Bag Sales:
Money & Order forms due today!

Pick up your trash bags this Friday, Oct 9, between 2-5 p.m. at the athletic fields.

Drive through before or after carpool to have your order placed directly in your vehicle. Easy contactless pickup!

Any questions, text Gina Snyder at 317-840-3722.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of our Sports program!!!
Fall 2020 Book Fair is OPEN - ONLINE!
Visit  https://www.goodnewsbookfair.com/virtual-fair/ to access our virtual book fair. Good News Book Fair Company offers Catholic books as well as other books that are aligned with Christian faith and values.  

  • Books available for all ages, preschool through adulthood. 
  • Book Fair is open until Monday October, 12th, 2020.
  • If you would like to donate a book to your student's classroom, some teachers (Mrs. Cronkhite, Mrs. Farrell, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Gaskill, Mrs. Gregus, Mrs. Hinshaw, Mrs. Hruskocy, Mr. Hughes, Mrs. McClure, Mrs. Misak, Mr. Rancourt, Mrs. Spech Sr. Cecilia) have created a wish list. You need to create an account and be logged-in to view the wish list. Type in their name in the search bar to view their wish list.
  • If you would like to donate a book to your student's classroom and your teacher does not have a wish list created, feel free to select a book of your choice.  
  • Please remember to enter code “OLMC” at checkout. 
  • Books are shipped directly to your home. Shipping is free for orders over $25.  
 

THANK YOU so much for your support of our book fair. Each purchase helps our school classrooms and library receive additional books.
Library Birthday Book Club
Happy Birthday to our the new members of the Birthday Book Club: Yuna Au-Yeung, Rachel Broach, Charlotte Collins, Tess Dooley, Lucy Ford, Lily Grecco, Charlie Haugh, Madelyn Largent, Alison Laughner, Cora Miller, Connor Myers, Grant Norton, Luke Pacilio, Nicole Remien, Luke Shrift, and Bella Spierdowis. 

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 an October birthday, your invitations to join are being sent home this week. Thank you.
Piada Italian Street Food Spirit Day
Tuesday, October 13th!
Save the date! Our next dining fundraiser will be at Piada Italian Street Food in Carmel from open to close on Tuesday, October 13th

Enjoy hand-rolled piadas, pasta bowls or salads and Piada will generously donate 20% of your purchase! If you choose to order online, you will need to email a copy of your receipt to marketing@thepiadagroup.com in order for OLMC to receive 20% back!

Please mention OLMC at the register or present the flyer (on paper or phone) to the cashier at check-out. As always, thank you so much for your continued support, we appreciate it!

Custom Artwork By Your Child!
Grades 1-8
Don’t Miss Out! Now is the time to place your order for custom keepsake products featuring your child’s artwork. These items make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other important person in your child’s life. The deadline to order is October 13th.

Go to  https://arttoremember.com/school/zdblm6 to place your order. Thank you for supporting our school!

Need help finding your student? Check out this video: Art To Remember Online Orders

All orders must be submitted online by Oct 13.
Volunteer Spotlight:
Our spotlight this week is on Emily Cook. Click here to learn about Emily.

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
Pictures:
Picture re-take day will be October 15. We will call each classroom during the morning to dismiss children that are having their pictures re-taken. Please make sure your child & their teacher know that you wish for them to have a re-take.

If you ordered pictures already, please have your child bring those pictures with them on Oct 15 to give to the photographer. If you have not yet ordered pictures, you child just needs to visit the photographer when we call their classroom.
Online Store Open Oct 16 - Nov 1:
The new Spirit Wear items will available for purchase from Oct 16 - Nov 1. Get your gear for Spirit Days, sporting events & Christmas presents!

Site Opens: Oct 16
Site Closes: Nov 1
Deliveries: week of Nov 23
BoxTops for Education:
Scan your receipt on the Box Tops app for a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for your school.
Sweepstakes begins 10/01/20 and ends 11/01/20.

YOUR MONTHLY ANNIE'S OFFER AT TARGET
Planning a Target Halloween run? Pick up any 4 Annie’s items and earn 20 Bonus Box Tops at Target stores thru October 31.

Are You Saving Enough for College?
October 22 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
BECOME A GOLDEN EAGLE!
Guerin Catholic High School--We call it the Nest. We invite you to call it home for the next 4 years!

8TH GRADERS - APPLY NOW! 
Online application for the Class of 2025 is open at GuerinCatholic.org. All documents must be uploaded and application complete by December 15.

TUITION ASSISTANCE
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 accessible, affordable, and available to all who seek a Catholic education for their children. Contact Andy Cowen at acowen@guerincatholic.org to learn more about Tuition Assistance. Online application for tuition assistance for the 2021-22 school year is now open. Deadline to apply is December 15. Learn more at GuerinCatholic.org.

UPCOMING 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.

Thurs., October 15  BREAKFAST ON THE PLAZA, 8:15- 9:30 am
Sun., November 1 IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE (Session 1: 1-2:30; Session 2: 3:30 - 5 pm) 
Tues., November 17 TUESDAY TOUR, 9-10 am
Thurs., November 19  BREAKFAST ON THE PLAZA, 8:15- 9:30 am
Tues., November 24 TUESDAY TOUR, 9-10 am

SHADOW SHOWCASE SELECT WEEKDAY MORNINGS, 9-11:45am  
8th graders—spend a morning with us at Guerin Catholic! Attend an info session, take a tour, observe classrooms and visit our cafeteria and chapel. Students will have the chance to spend time with a GC student 1:1.  Check GuerinCatholic.org for more details, dates and registration.

Personal Tour-By-Appointment
Can’t make an event? No worries – we still want to see you in person! Contact our Admissions Representatives and schedule a tour time that is convenient for you and your student. Contact Admissions at admissions@guerincatholic.orgor visit the Virtual Admissions Center at GuerinCatholic.org 

ATHLETICS NEWS
BOYS LACROSSE PROSPECT DAY
GRADES 7 AND 8
Saturday, October 31
9 am - 12 pm
See the attached flyer for more details! Register at GuerinCatholic.org

COMMUNITY NEWS
BLOOD DRIVE - HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF 100 DONORS!
Due to the critical need for blood, our annual Guerin ‘Scarin will be replaced by a blood drive this year.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8 am – 1 pm
Guerin Catholic Gymnasium
Registration is required. Visit GuerinCatholic.org for more information and to register.
Note: GC students will not be in the school building on this day. Covid-19 protocols will be in place and masks are required on campus.