Friday, 8 December 2017

Picking Up Students at Dismissal Time

Dismissal time is a very busy time of day.  Hundreds of students are exiting the building to either board busses, walk home, or get picked by a parent/relative.  If your child is walking home or being picked up, they must exit the school via their designated exit door and into the school yard. We ask that parents/relatives wait for them outside the school yard.  If your child is getting a ride home, parents/relatives are asked to park in the parking lot in a parking spot and meet their children outside the schoolyard and then safely escort them back to the car. Please do not park or stop your vehicle along the curb or in a laneway. The curb running from the back of the parking lot to the front of the school must remain clear at all times.  If you are parked or stopped along the curb or in a laneway, you will be asked to move your vehicle.
We hope that the clarification of the above procedures will help eliminate any confusion or congestion that may be experienced at the end of the day, as well as ensure the safety of our children.  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Teddy Bear Hospital Project at OLMC School

The Teddy Bear Hospital Project provides an opportunity to educate young children about medicine and what happens when they go to see a doctor, either in the hospital, clinic or for a regular checkup. The project hopes to help alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that children may face during a medical encounter and familiarize them with the tools that doctors use. This program also provides hands on educational workshops about healthy lifestyle habits, asthma and allergies, immunizations and x-rays. Our local Teddy Bear Hospital Project is a student-led initiative through the Schulich School of Medicine Windsor Campus.  The Grade 1 students at OLMC School participated in this exciting and informative session.

Weekly Math Challenge

Which one does not belong? Why?


Advent Prayer Service at OLMC School

Staff, students and parents celebrated the start of Advent with a beautiful prayer service in our school gymnasium, hosted by Mr. Ferrarini's Grade 2 class and Mrs. Girard's Grade 6 class.  Father Mike Parent provided an inspirational message regarding our role as Catholics to be the light of the world and to reach out to the less fortunate and marginalized in our community and in our world, especially during this Advent Season.   We are confident that the students of OLMC School will show their kindness and compassion and give generously to our school wide Chalice Charity Campaign during Advent.




EMPOWER Graduation Celebration

The first graduating class of the EMPOWER Reading Program celebrated by having a graduation lunch and receiving their EMPOWER shirts to celebrate their success and hard work.  Way to go OLMC EMPOWER Graduates!



Thursday, 30 November 2017

Muskoka Woods Trip Information Meeting


Our Grade 8 students will be attending the Muskoka Woods Experience this Spring (April 28 - May1, 2018).  This is an annual event for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grade 8 graduating class.  In order to prepare for this event, we will be having an information session on Thursday, November 30th at 5:00 PM, in our school Computer Lab for parents/guardians and grade 8 students.  We will present valuable information pertaining to the upcoming trip.

We hope to see all our Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians at this meeting.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Kindergarten Students Sing out Against Bullying

Ms. Hage's JK/SK Class at OLMC School created and sang a song which addressed their stance against bullying.  Check out the link below to hear their powerful message.

Monday, 27 November 2017

WEEKLY MATH CHALLENGE

In an effort to engage students in mathematical thinking and hoping they will adopt a "can do" mindset with respect to math, we will be posting a weekly "Math Question" both on the school Blog and in our classrooms that students are encouraged to answer and discuss.  Our hope is that parents will also attempt these questions at home and will engage in lively and constructive conversations with their children around the math query.  Have fun everyone and show off your mathematical skills!

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           Which one does not belong?  Why?

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kick-Off Assembly for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

The entire OLMC School community attended the kick-off assembly for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.  Students learned about the various forms of Bullying and how to properly deal with bullying situations, especially Cyber-Bullying.  The grade 8 students did a wonderful job performing skits depicting bullying situations and the talented grade 8 girls performed an inspirational reflection dance.  We hope the message about the dangers and harm of bullying are understood by all and that the staff and students of OLMC School will do their part in eradicating bullying forever!  

Thursday, 16 November 2017

CSAC Meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 PM

PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our next CSAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 PM in the school Computer Lab/Resource Centre.  All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Parental involvement is a key component of the many events and programs which make Our Lady of Mount Carmel School special.  Your help and input would be greatly appreciated.

For Families Navigating High School

Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week at OLMC School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School has many activities, presentations and initiatives for this year's Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week  (November 19-25).  These initiatives are being undertaken to bring attention to this important and relevant matter in the lives of our students.
These are a few of the activities we have planned at OLMC School to promote Bullying Awareness:
        -Kick-Off Assembly on Monday, November 20th at 1:00 PM in school gymnasium featuring a Bullying Video, Skits,           and a Reflection Dance.
        -"Positive Message Challenge" where all students and staff of OLMC take the challenge and pledge to write or say                something positive to someone, everyday of the week, to bring a smile to their face.
        -Staff and students to wear Pink all week to show a united front against Bullying.
        -Poster Contest where students are asked to create a poster that delivers a Bullying Awareness message.
        -Morning Announcements and Prayers during the week which have a bullying awareness message.
        -Every class to create a piece of work that depicts the dangers of bullying and the need to care and respect our                classmates and colleagues.  All creations will be displayed in the school entry showcase.
        -Large Bulletin Board in the school's front hallway with the message, "#WECDSB STAND UP!".  Every student and           staff member will sign the bulletin board to show their support and unity against bullying.
        -All classroom teachers will address the dangers and proper use of social media with their students.

All these events and activities are done in an effort to heighten awareness of the dangers of bullying and its negative impact on the school community.  The ultimate goal is to eradicate bullying forever!!!





Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Visit by Assistant Deputy Minister to OLMC

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School was honoured to have the Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for Ontario, Mr. Martin Beckett, visit on Friday, November 10th.  Mr. Beckett, together with Mr. Joseph Ibrahim, Superintendent for the WECDSB, visited Ms. Morneau's EMPOWER class to observe the students engaged in learning wonderful reading strategies and skills.  Mr Beckett was truly impressed with the talented and hard working students of OLMC School!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Progress Reports and Parent-Teacher Interviews

On Monday, November 13th, the students of OLMC School will bring home their Progress Reports.  As parents/guardians, you are encouraged to discuss with your child his/her progress and assist them in setting some new goals for the remainder of Term One.  You are also encouraged to attend the Parent-Teacher Interviews to be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, to speak to your child's teacher about the successes or concerns you may have regarding the Progress Report. The partnership between home and school is crucial for a child's success in education. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to provide the best possible Catholic education to our students.

PD Day on Friday, November 17, 2017 - NO SCHOOL

Please note that this Friday, November 17th is a Professional Development Day and as such, there will be no school for students.  We will see our OLMC students back on Monday, November 20th.  We hope everyone enjoys a safe and fund day!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Remembrance Day Mass


  1. The staff and students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School invite parents and family members to join us for a Mass celebrating Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 8th at 9:15 a.m. at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church. We hope to see many of you there.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR

The clocks fall back by one hour this weekend on November 5th at 2:00 AM as Canada returns to Standard Time.  This signals lighter mornings and an extra hour in bed this Sunday!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Black and Orange Day on Halloween - October 31st

In honour of Halloween on October 31st, staff and students of OLMC are asked to wear black and orange.  Students are not to be wearing costumes and are to refrain from bringing candy to school, due to the many students with severe food allergies.  

Happy Halloween and safe Trick-O-Treating to all!

Anna Mancini
Principal
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
519-969-4700


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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

PD Day on Friday, October 27, 2017 - NO SCHOOL

Please note that this Friday, October 27th is a Professional Development Day and as such, there will be no school for students. We will see our OLMC students back on Monday, October 30th.  We hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun day.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

CSAC Meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 PM

PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our next CSAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 PM in the school Computer Lab/Resource Centre.  All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Parental involvement is a key component of the many events and programs which make Our Lady of Mount Carmel School special.  Your help and input would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Bus Evacuation Drills

Students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School practiced bus evacuation drills on Tuesday, October 3rd.  Thank you to our Bus Drivers and Bus Patrols for instructing and assisting the students with this very important drill.

No School Monday, October 9th - Happy Thanksgiving

Please note that this Monday, October 9th is Thanksgiving Day and as such, there will be no school for students.  We will see our OLMC students back on Tuesday, October 10th.  We wish everyone a blessed and happy
Thanksgiving spent with family and loved ones.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

OLMC Keeps Terry Fox's Dream Alive

The staff and students of OLMC school participated in a Terry Fox Run/Walk on Friday, September 29th.  A total of $800  was collected to be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation in the hope of finding a cure for cancer.  Thank you to all for your kindness and generosity.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Meet-The-Team Ice Cream Social a Big Success

Our Meet-The-Team Ice Cream Social was a successful event!  Many students, together with their parents and other family members, met the wonderful staff of OLMC and walked the halls of the school looking at the amazing work on display being completed by the talented students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Everyone also enjoyed some delicious ice cream to make the event a truly enjoyable experience for all.