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July 8, 2019
School Calendar
SUMMER DATES TO REMEMBER: 
July 
1-31     School office closed 
15   Book Bill Payment Due to church office 
24   Used Uniform/Spirit Wear Sale  4-6 p.m. Gym 
 
August  
2-4  Shoe Carnival 30% off sale
11   Raider Roundup & Newcomers Tours 6:30-8:00 p.m. PH
12  Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:15 p.m. PH
12  Newcomers Meeting 7 p.m. PH
13  Kindergarten Greet the Teacher 10 a.m. KG classrooms
13  8th grade Mandatory Retreat 2-6 p.m. PH 
14   1st Day of School - regular day 7:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
14   Parent Reception - 7:45-9 a.m. LL church 
14   All School Mass 2 p.m. church 
 
Letter from the Principal
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Dear OLMC Families,
 
I hope you are thoroughly enjoying these summer days.  I would like to inform you that the school will be officially closed during the month of July, but if you need immediate assistance please email olmcschool@olmc1.org .  The school email will be checked intermittently.  
 
This summer, the OLMC administration has been busy reviewing applications and conducting interviews as we seek to fill various teacher positions.  I am excited to share with you that we have hired Mrs. Melissa Hruskocy to be the 3A teacher next year. Mrs. Gonzalez has procured a teaching position closer to her family home, and we wish her the very best in her new job next year.  We have also hired Mrs. Adriana Arroyo to be our part-time 6-8th grade Spanish teacher. We warmly welcome Mrs. Hruskocy and Mrs. Arroyo to the OLMC family!
 
In addition, I am pleased to announce that the Lands' End website for our uniforms is up and running, and purchases can be made at any time.  Sales are being offered throughout the summer, so please take advantage of these opportunities. For instance, right now Lands' End is offering a 30% off sale until July 9. If you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming sales, please sign up as a preferred OLMC customer by clicking here: https://www.landsend.com/co/Newsletter  Our OLMC Lands' End Preferred Customer Number is 900134263.  
 
I anticipate that it would be natural for many parents to have some questions regarding our new uniform, so I drafted a simple sheet of FAQ's (click here to view).  If you have any further questions after reading this sheet, please send them to olmcschool@olmc1.org .  As a reminder, the Used Uniform Sale will take place in the school gym on July 24 from 4-6 p.m.  At this sale, there won't be sample items for the students to try on per se, but there will be samples of different uniform items to view and a Lands' End representative is planning on being present at this event to answer general questions. In May, I sent home Fit Kits that will help to size your children so you can order items that fit best.
 
I hope you continue to have a very blessed summer and enjoy this precious time with your family. God bless you.
In His Mercy,
 
Sister Maria Benedicta Mantia, O.P.
Principal 
Don't forget!  OLMC Lands' End Preferred Customer Number is 900134263

Throughout the summer, Lands' End will be running many sales.  Sign up here to receive these notifications: 

School News
Used Uniform & New Spirit Wear Sale:    
There will be a Uniform Event on July 24 from 4-6 PM in the Gym.    
 
What can I expect? 
  • Used School Uniforms for sale.  Most items are just $5 each.
  • Limited Selection of used Spirit Wear.
  • Used PE Uniforms are no longer available. Students in grades 4-7 must purchase the new PE Uniform through Lands' End website. Eighth graders amy
  • New Spirit Wear will be for sale from Distinct Images.
  • At this sale, there won't be sample items for the students to try on per se, but there will be samples of different uniform items to view and a Lands' End representative is planning on being present at this event to answer general questions.
Book Bills:    
Your family book bill letter was mailed on June 13 with your youngest child's report card.
 
Payment for the first half (or full amount, if you choose) of the book bill must be received in the church office by July 15, 2019.   If payment has not been received by the due date, and no communication of hardship has been expressed to the business manager, then you will forfeit your child(ren's) spot(s) in the school for this school year.
 
The second half payment will be due by November 30, 2019. 
 
Please make checks payable to OLMC.  They can be delivered to the church office or mailed to:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Attn: Book Bill Payment  
14598 Oak Ridge Rd  
Carmel, IN 46032  
 
If you have a financial hardship that prevents you from paying these fees on time, please contact our business manager, Glen Ritchey, at ritcheyg@olmc1.org before the payment due date.  Thank you. 
Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities:     
Young children love to see their parents at school.  And believe it not, some Jr. High children do too!   
 
Here is your chance to get involved and continue to make OLMC a wonderful place. Below is a link to sign up for many different opportunites that occur throughout the year.  We can only be as successful as our volunteers make us.  If you are new to the school, or even if you are a returning family and have questions about any of the opportunity spots, our PTO president, Erin Gould would be happy to talk to you. She can be reached at:  eelgould@gmail.com 
 
Thank you in advance for all you do!
 
Click here to sign up now:
Save the Date - Carwash Fundraiser:    
Eighth Grade Car Wash
August 25th
8:45am-2:00pm
Please come support the 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C.  All donations go directly to helping the 8th grade class afford their class trip to Washington D.C. in the spring!
School Calendar:    
The 2019-20 Google calendar is available on the school website:   https://school.olmc1.org/school-calendar. 
 
  Click here for the quick reference PDF of days off.  Important summer dates are listed above. 
Please email submissions for consideration to Jennifer Seaman at seamanj@olmc1.org by 5 PM on Mondays.