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September 15, 2020
School Calendar
September
16 Texas Roadhouse - OLMC Day
17 6th Grade Parent Meeting - Theology of the Body - 7pm PH (required to attend 1 meeting - this is last one!)
25 2 hour late start (9:45am tardy bell)
28 - Oct 12 Virtual Book Fair - more information next week!
Disability Awareness Week is being re-scheduled for the Spring

**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.


Updates from the Administration:
As of today, our school remains COVID-19 free! We have had zero reported cases so far.

Mask Reminder: The students are doing a great job wearing their masks and social distancing here at school. We are seeing an increase in students that have been forgetting their masks or needing a replacement mask during the day.
Please make sure that your child brings at least 2 masks to school each day. One on their face and a spare in their backpack in a ziploc bag. While the office does have masks that we can give to students who need them, they are not always the best fit for everyone.
Reminders:
2-hour late start: next Friday, September 25
No AM Kindergarten
9:15 - 9:45am student drop off
9:45am - tardy bell rings
Lunch/recess & Dismissal are at the normal times.


School Messenger Test:
Last Friday afternoon we did a test of our Emergency/Inclement Weather Alert System. The alert when out as a phone call, text and an email. If you did not receive a notification in a preferred manner, please email the school office at olmcschool@olmc1.org.
Texas Roadhouse Spirit Day
Today, September 16!
Our first dining fundraiser for the school year is here! Head to Texas Roadhouse today to support our school. Come between 3:30pm and 9:30pm and enjoy steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides and much more! Please be sure to show the flyer (on paper or phone) in order for OLMC to receive 10% back for your total meal purchase. Do you have gift cards to use? You can use those to pay for your meal, or do you need any gift cards? You can buy gift cards and they will count toward your purchase! Thank you for your support in our school!
Thank you!
A HUGE thank you to everyone that supported the 8th grade Car Wash this past Sunday. Over $3,000 was raised toward their class trip to Washington, D.C.!
PowerSchool Access:
Powerschool is the program the school uses to track attendance for K-8 and grades for 3-8. This is a good tool for parents and students to keep track of academic progress. This is also the program we started using last year to complete the Back to School registration process for returning students in the spring for the following school year.

Please check your child's backpack today for:

New Families:
  • A letter is being sent home with your child today with instructions on how to create your account. Codes in the letter are specific to each child.
  • A parent account can be created to view all children in one account.
  • You will only see grades for children in grades 3-8.
  • You will need to log into this account in the spring to complete the Back to School registration process for students returning in the fall of 2021-2022.

KG families:
  • A letter is being sent home with your child today with instructions on how to create your account. Codes in the letter are specific to each child.
  • A parent account can be created to view all children in one account.
  • You will not see grades but will be able to see attendance.
  • You will need to log into this account in the spring to complete the Back to School registration process for students returning in the fall of 2021-2022.

1st & 2nd Grade Families:
  • If you have older children in grades 3-8 you should already have an account.
  • If you do not have older children in grades 3-8, a letter is being sent home with your child today with instructions on how to create your account. Codes in the letter are specific to each child.
  • You will not see grades but will be able to see attendance.
  • You will need to log into this account in the spring to complete the Back to School registration process for students returning in the fall of 2021-2022.

3rd Grade Families:
  • If you have older children in grades 4-8 you should already have an account.
  • If you do not have older children in grades 4-8, a letter is being sent home with your child today with instructions on how to create your account. Codes in the letter are specific to each child.
  • You should be able to see both grades and attendance once your account is created.
  • You will use this account to view midterm grades throughout the year. The first midterm grades will be available today.
  • You will need to log into this account in the spring to complete the Back to School registration process for students returning in the fall of 2021-2022.
Library Corner
Our School's Library Collection is available now available online. Students can log-in, view the collection, and place a hold on a book. 
If a student places a hold, the book will be brought to their classroom when it is available. Please visit:  https://ourladymtcarmel.follettdestiny.com  to access the school's catalog. The student's username and password is the same as their benchmark username and password. If you need help logging in, please contact Jane Ann at gaskill@olmc1.org.
Our Reader's Wall is continuing to take shape. Thank you for those who have sent in their pictures of their kids reading. We want YOUR students to be on it so please continue to send in your 4x6 picture of your student reading a book.

Notices have gone home if you still have a book checked out from last year. Please return the book(s) as soon as possible. If you no longer have the book, please contact Jane Ann at gaskill@olmc1.org.

Save the Date: Virtual Book Fair coming September September 28!

For additional information about the library, please watch the Library Special Back To School Video: Watch Video
Birthday Book Club:
Thank you again for all of the August Birthdays who joined the Library Book Club: Nora Armie, Liza Clark, Faye Dorsel, Madeline Doyle, Brigg Jaynes, Crosby Lemberger, Henry Lohman, Caius Mahan, Ellie Mahan, Rocco Sansone, & Luke Shrift. Students with September birthdays are receiving their birthday book club letters this week.
OLMC Volunteer Spotlight:
Our spotlight this week is on Anne Casavant. Click here to learn about Anne.

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
Ordering Pictures:
You should have received an email from Inter-State Studios with proofs of your child's picture. If not, you can:

  1. Go to https://inter-state.com/order
  2. Click on "Find my Child's code"
  3. Enter your email, school year, state, city and school name
  4. The system will send you a new email with your child's proofs.
 
All orders and viewing of proofs will be done electronically this year. Proof copies of your child's picture will be emailed to you from Inter-State Studios in the next week or two.

Class composites are not being offered at this time. There may be an opportunity to purchase them later in the spring.

Picture re-take day will be Oct 15 if your child was absent on picture day or if you would like your child to have their picture re-taken.
Mum Sale:
September 26 & 27
The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Mum Sale. Minimum contact sales. Cash, check or online payments.

10" plant: $10/ea or 3 for $25
14" plant: $30 ea or 3 for $75

All proceeds benefiting Pro-Life.
For more information contact: Larry Clark at 317-730-3394
Guerin Catholic High School News:
GUERIN CATHOLIC HS ADMISSIONS NEWS
BECOME A GOLDEN EAGLE!
Have questions about becoming a Golden Eagle? Our Admissions staff is available to answer your questions anytime! 
Please contact us at 317-582-0120 or admissions@guerincatholic.org.
 
8TH GRADERS - APPLY NOW! Online application for the Class of 2025 is open at GuerinCatholic.org.  Visit the Virtual Admissions Center at GuerinCatholic.org to learn more about our small class sizes, family community, academic excellence, learning support, faith, service and more!  As the only Catholic high school in Hamilton County and your diocesan high school, Guerin Catholic will push your child to achieve more than they thought possible while discerning who God is calling them to be. 
 
PROSPECTIVE PARENT AND STUDENT EVENTS
Breakfast on the Plaza
Thursday, October 8, 8:15 - 9:30 am
Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend a Prospective Parent Breakfast from 8:15-9:30 am on Thursday, October 8, to visit and learn about Guerin Catholic. You will meet our Admissions staff and learn about the admissions process, hear from members of our administration staff and from a current student, and tour our school’s 72 acre campus. It’s a great way to see first hand what Guerin Catholic is all about and have all of your questions answered. This event will take place outside on our beautiful Athletic Plaza near the football field. Please park in the South East parking lot nearest the football field, and enter through the Athletic Facility Gate. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served. Registration is required and space is limited. Register at GuerinCatholic.org.

Tuesday Tours
Parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to spend a morning getting to know Guerin Catholic. Our Admissions staff will answer your questions while leading building tours and observing classrooms interactions. Tours begin at 8am and last approximately 1 hour. Your student is invited to attend as well! Registration is required and space is limited. Register at GuerinCatholic.org.
Tuesday, September 22 
Tuesday, October 13
Tuesday, October 20
 
Personal Tour-By-Appointment
Can’t make a Tuesday Tour? 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.org
 
Prospective Parent Information Night
Thursday, September 24, 6-7 pm
Learn more about Guerin Catholic High School from our Admissions team. Representatives from our Athletics, Fine Arts, Guidance, and Campus Ministry departments will be presenting. Members from our business office will also be in attendance to answer any questions regarding tuition assistance. Registration required at GuerinCatholic.org

HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST - FALL 2020 DATES
Saturday, October 10 (8:30 am - 12 pm)
Saturday, November 7 (8:30 am - 12 pm)
Saturday, November 21 (8:30 am - 12 pm)
Register at GuerinCatholic.org

SAVE THE DATE! OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, November 1