OLMC School Weekly News

OLMC School Weekly News

April 25

Dear OLMC School Family,

Attached is a list of child protection trainings available.  If you want to volunteer, coach, substitute teach, etc., you must complete one initial training.  Each year after that, you will simply complete an online refresher course.  The refresher is available at  https://safeandsacred-diobelle.org.

Peace and blessings, 
Faye Myatt



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April 24

April 24, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

Happy Monday!  We opened the time capsule at church on Sunday.  Four families correctly guessed the number of items in the capsule.  The winner of the contest was Jennie Absher. She correctly guessed three items and said one was a newspaper.  The other three families who guessed 3 items will also get to put a family picture in the new time capsule. Congratulations to the Sievers, Steinmetz, and Humphrey families!  If you missed the opening, it was recorded on Facebook live and is on the school’s Facebook page.

Thanks to all who attended the dinner auction this past weekend.  They don’t yet have a total, but I will share that with you in the next few days, hopefully!

Please patronize Marco’s Pizza in Marion tomorrow!  Mention the word “Relay” and 10% of your meal price will go to Team Roxy.  Please continue to pray for Roxy.  She is still in the hospital in St. Louis.  All the children received order forms last week for Team Roxy shirts and also for ribs.  All the proceeds will go directly to Roxy’s family.  Students may wear Team Roxy T-shirts in place of uniform shirts for the remainder of the school year.

Also tomorrow night at 9 p.m. is the welcome home ceremony for the Veterans Honor Flight at the airport.  Wear patrotic attire and bring your flags and signs to welcome the veterans home.

A Solar Eclipse Committee is planning a family event for Sunday, Aug. 20, which is the day before the solar eclipse. An artist from Makanda has created a special edition mug for our school to commemorate the event.  Only 160 will be made.  If you’d like to purchase one, contact the office.  They are $40.  A picture is on our Facebook page.  The Committee will meet next on May 1 at 6 p.m. at Sergio's.

This Wednesday the 5th grade classes will go on a field trip to WSIL and the Veterans Airport.  The 8th graders will take their graduation pictures that morning, as well. 

We have our State Accreditation this Thursday, April 27, so you may see a large team of people traveling around campus.

On Friday, the varsity Speech Team will perform in the Holy Family Room at 2:30 p.m.  They will compete at the State Meet at St. Ann’s School in Nashville on Saturday.

This Friday night the 6-8th graders will have their dance in the Holy Family Room.  The theme is a luau.

We’re very excited that all of the school children will get to sign one of the large steel beams that will go in the new school!  We will take the classes over one at a time in the next couple of days to sign.

Peace and blessings,
Mrs. Faye Myatt


April 20

April 20, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

We’re asking for your special prayers for Roxy.  She had a setback while on vacation in Florida and will be traveling by air to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis tomorrow.  The children will be saying the Rosary this afternoon at 2:15 for her.  Team Roxy shirts will be available for order again starting tomorrow.   Also, Marco’s Pizza in Marion is donating 10% of sales on April 25 to Team Roxy as part of Williamson County Relay for Life.  Make sure you mention “Relay” when you order.

Tomorrow is the deadline for turning in your family time capsule guess sheets.  The time capsule will be opened at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the gathering space of church.  We will Facebook live the opening!

The K.C. Hall will be hosting a blood drive this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Thanks to those who have already signed up on behalf of one of our students.  You can still sign up!

Our Auction dinner is this Saturday at the Pavilion in Marion. Please turn in all raffle tickets by tomorrow – even if they are unsold.

Students may wear uniform shorts again.  Please remember that shorts should be at least mid-thigh in length and should not be too tight.

Peace and Blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt

April 11

Dear OLMC School Family,

If you have not already, please RSVP for the dinner auction! The committee needs to get their numbers to the caterer as soon as possible.  The auction dinner is just a week from Saturday, on April 22. 

Don't forget tomorrow is a 1 p.m. dismissal.  There will be no afternoon extended care.  Classes will resume Thursday, April 20.  The teachers and I are attending the National Catholic Educators Association Conference in St. Louis on the 18th and 19th.

Peace and blessings, 

Mrs. Faye Myatt

April 7

April 7, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

We’re very excited that upon removal of the corner stone of the school yesterday, we uncovered a time capsule!  The youngest student in the family will bring home a yellow paper today.  Families are encouraged to guess what’s in the capsule.  The deadline for guessing is April 21.  We will open the capsule Sunday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at church.

Southern Illinois Dermatology’s tag sale last weekend earned $4,500 for the new school!  Thanks so much to Ted Van Acker and Barry Vesciglio for their generous donation.

Our high school Youth Ministry will perform living Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 9.

Andrea Butler from the Red Cross will come to speak to students Monday afternoon about our upcoming blood drive. It will be held this year on April 23 at the K.C. Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Next Tuesday, our 8th graders will travel to the Cathedral in Belleville for the Mass of Chrism.  They will bring back the sacramental oils for our church for the next year.

Students should bring their rice bowls to mass with them next Wednesday, April 12.  We will have a 1 p.m. dismissal that day to begin Easter break.  There will be no after school extended care.   There is an all-day track meet on April 12, so the track team should bring their rice bowls Monday or Tuesday, please.

Our first week of April calendar winners are:

John Currie
April 1
$40.00
Randy Pressly
April 2
$40.00
Michelle/Eric Rickard
April 3
$20.00
Shirley Everly
April 4
$20.00
Juan Gonzalez
April 5
$20.00
Tim Etienne
April 6
$20.00
David/Angela Farley
April 7
$20.00

Registration packets for the 2017-2018 school year were sent home Wednesday with the youngest student in your family.  We would appreciate the papers be returned as soon as possible.  No payment is expected until July.  Please make sure to change any information on your current directory form, such as phone numbers or emails.

It’s Friday – so head over to the Marion K.C. Hall fish fry tonight.  Make sure to say you want to support Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.  This is your last opportunity before Easter.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt

March 31

March 31, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

Don’t forget, starting Monday, April 3, 18th St. will be closed due to repairs on the church bell tower.  The closure will last for two weeks.  You will not be able to drop off or pick up students on 18th Street during that time.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Southern Illinois Dermatology is continuing their tag sale/estate sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, April 1, at the Dotty Event Center and the Annex Restaurant, 210 and 220 N. Park Avenue in Herrin.  All proceeds will be donated to the new school.  There are all types of items for sale!

A huge thanks to all who went to Louie’s P & R yesterday. They donated $400 back to the school.

Mr. Crain would like to remind everyone that Jump Rope for Heart money needs to be turned in next week – preferably on Monday, but by Wednesday, April 5, at the latest.

Our final week of March calendar winners are:    

Debbie Ebbert
March 25
$100.00 
Frank & Vicki Colombo
March 26
$40.00
Lauren Hobbs
March 27
$20.00
Chris Keevan
March 28
$20.00
Lisa Cochran
March 29
$20.00
Donna Ford
March 30
$20.00
Shauna Mifflin
March 31
$20.00

Registration packets for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent home with the youngest student in your family next Wednesday.  Please watch for those.  We would appreciate the papers be returned as soon as possible.  No payment is expected until July.

It’s Friday – so head over to the Marion K.C. Hall fish fry tonight.  Make sure to say you want to support Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.

Peace and blessings,
Mrs. Faye Myatt


March 30

Don't forget to go to Louie's P & R between 4 and 7 today, March 30th!  The school gets 30% of all proceeds between those hours! 

And tomorrow, March 31, and Saturday, April 1,  Southern Illinois Dermatology is having a tag sale/estate sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dotty Event Center and the Annex Restaurant, 210 and 220 N. Park Avenue in Herrin.  All proceeds will be donated to the new school. 


March 24

March 24, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

Beginning April 3, 18th Street will be closed due to repairs on the church bell tower.  The closure will last for two weeks. You will not be able to drop off or pick up students on 18th Street during that time.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Southern Illinois Dermatology is having a tag sale/estate sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, at the Dotty Event Center and the Annex Restaurant, 210 and 220 N. Park Avenue in Herrin.  All proceeds will be donated to the new school.  There are all types of items for sale, including Egyptian Revival Day Spa fire salvage: treatment tables, pedicure chairs, manicure stations, Egyptian art prints and decor, Luxurious robes, and more.  Annex Coffee & Deli items: beautiful copper espresso machine (Astra), Bunn coffee brewing system, coffee grinders, small ware, kitchen supplies, small appliances, glassware, hand sinks, bread slicer, heated display case, Henny Penny warming unit, gelato machine and more!  Architectural salvage from renovation projects throughout southern IL including solid wood doors with brass hardware, lighting fixtures, shelving, furniture, rugs, blankets, electronics, office furniture, medical office salvage and much, much more!

If you are interested in purchasing bonds for the new school, or you just want to find out more information about how it all works, come to the Holy Family Room in Cabrini Hall at 2:30 p.m. or at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, to get details.  The bonds have a 5% interest rate and may be a good investment for you.

Please patronize Louie’s P & R on Thursday, March 30, between 4 and 7 p.m.  Tony Gualdoni is generously giving 30% of his proceeds between those hours to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.   

Invitations for  the 13th Annual OLMC School Auction on April 22nd have gone out, and raffle tickets for the $1,000 raffle will be sent home today with the students.  If you have gift cards, money, or a gift basket (or small items that could be added to another basket) they can be left at the office and we can provide a receipt for tax deduction purposes.  If you’d like to see the auction items, check out the Auction Committee’s Facebook page @OLMCauction. For any questions please contact.   Sarah Hart call or text 751-3497 or e-mail sarahhartdc@hotmail.com

The School Board will meet Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. in the Holy Family Room.

Our K-2 students are going to see Seussical at the Marion Cultural Center next Thursday, and our 8th graders will be attending a Spanish Concert at Carterville High School that day, followed by lunch at Sergio’s.

It’s Friday – so head over to the Marion K.C. Hall fish fry tonight.  Make sure to say you want to support Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt

March 20

March 20, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

I hope everyone had a great Spring break.  We have entered the final 9-week grading period, and it’s already packed with events.

We will have all school mass tomorrow to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, which was this past Sunday.

Wednesday is Kindergarten Round-Up day. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, you should attend with your child from 9-10 a.m.  The children will join our current Kindergarten class, and the adults will meet in the library. RSVP to the office, if you have not already.  Feel free to invite any friends or neighbors who might be interested, as well.

Our 3rd grades will go on a field trip Wednesday to the Science Center in Carbondale, and on Thursday our 7th graders will attend Science Fair at SIU.

This week, students will begin participating in the annual Jump Rope for Heart during P.E. classes.  A special assembly will be held this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the gym.

We will have All School Mass Friday in celebration of the Annunciation of the Lord, which falls on Saturday.  We will have Stations of the Cross at 2:15 that day, as well.

The Marion Knights of Columbus are having their Lenten Fish Fry every Friday from 4:30-7 p.m.  through April 7.  Make sure to say “I support OLMC School” to have 25% of your meal price given back to school!  It’s all you can eat and includes fillet and fiddler, iced tea or coffee, cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries and rolls.  The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6-10.

Kevin Cook Orthodontics is having a teacher appreciation contest.  Students are encouraged to cast their votes for the favorite teacher, and they could win a pizza party for their class.  Plus, the school with the most votes can win $500. They can vote online on their Facebook page or in the Carbondale or Marion office.  I put a link to the Facebook page with details on our school’s Facebook page.

If you think you may be interested in purchasing bonds for the new school, there are two informational meetings scheduled on March 30: one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Room.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt

March 3

March 3, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

We will have Stations of the Cross at 2:15 today, if you’d like to join us.

The Marion Knights of Columbus are having their Lenten Fish Fry every Friday from 4:30-7 p.m., today through April 7. Make sure to say “I support OLMC School” to have 25% of your meal price given back to school!  It’s all you can eat and includes fillet and fiddler, iced tea or coffee, cole slaw, baked beans, carrots, corn, green beans, okra, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, wedge fries and rolls.  The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children 6-10.

Don’t forget that 10% of food and drink all day at Don Sol in Marion on Monday, March 6, will be donated to the school.

We also still have Sergio’s gift certificates for sale in the office for $10 or $25.  They make great gifts, or buy them for yourself!  Sergio generously gives have of the proceeds to the new school.

Monday is a 2 p.m. dismissal and free dress.  We will have a severe weather shelter in place drill.  The EMA will give presentations to grades 1-4 on tornado and lightning safety on Wednesday, March 8.

On Tuesday, March 7, the Mardi Gras Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to wrap up.  Thank you to our chair, Beth Kerley, and everyone who made Mardi Gras happen!  It was a lot of work and a great success.  I have heard so many compliments about the food and games.   

March 7 is also the 8th graders’ last home volleyball game. They will be recognized with their parents that night.  It would be great to pack the gym to support them!

Third quarter report cards will be sent home Thursday, March 9.  We will dismiss at 1 p.m., March 10 for Spring Break. There will be afternoon extended care that day.

Peace and blessings,


Mrs. Faye Myatt

February 28

Feb. 28, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras!  Don’t forget to pack a lunch and a drink for your child.  The cafeteria is closed, and Pre-K will not be in session.  Please drop off your cakes between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the lower gym.  Dinner carry-outs will be from 3-7 p.m.; dine-in is from 4-7 p.m.  The carnival is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 8 p.m.

The students will be kept in the cafeteria tomorrow morning from 7:45-8:10 a.m., so they should enter through the ramp. Extended Care tomorrow after school will be in the Holy Family Room of Cabrini Hall. 

Tune in to WSIL tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m. to see Tom Harness in his Mardi Gras suit advertising for our event.

We will have an All School Mass at 8:15 on Ash Wednesday, March 1, to begin the season of Lent.  Please remember this is a day of fasting.  Friday, March 3, will be an All School Mass in the morning and all school Stations of the Cross at 2:15 that afternoon.  You are welcome to join us.

Congratulations to our solo and ensemble band competition participants: Allison Jones, Class B Sax solo, 1st place; Nathan Abba, Konnor Doughty, Class D Sax duet, 1st place; Monica Coello, Paige Hennessey, Elizabeth Pineda, mixed woodwind trio, 1st place; Savannah Belanger, Maegan Dillon, Allison Jones, mixed woodwind trio, 1st Superior.

Peace and blessings,


Mrs. Faye Myatt

February 24


Don't forget, the Mardi Gras Committee needs families to donate cakes.  You should drop them off in the lower gym between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28.👑🎂🍰🎭 Thank you!

February 24

Feb. 24, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

Our youth choir is going to start singing at the 11 a.m. Mass on the last Sunday of the month.  Practice is set for 9:45-10:15 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 26.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 28, is Mardi Gras, already!  Pre K will not be in session that day, and the cafeteria will also be closed. Please remember to pack a sack lunch and a drink for your children that day.

We will have an All School Mass at 8:15 on Ash Wednesday, March 1, to begin the season of Lent. Our 8th graders will be taking turns all next week serving lunch at the Herrin House of Hope.  Friday, March 3, will be an All School Mass in the morning and all school Stations of the Cross at 2:15 that afternoon.  You are welcome to join us.

Also on Friday, our 6-8th graders will walk to the Civic Center to see Herrin High School’s play:  Born to Be Wild.  And, it is the end of the 3rd Quarter grading period.  Report cards will go home before Spring Break.

Congratulations to our calendar winners:

William Tolbert
Feb. 18
$40.00
Agnes Ottensmeyer
Feb. 19
$40.00
Chad LeQuatte
Feb. 20
$50.00
Rocco Varacalli
Feb. 21
$20.00
Russell Lee Noble Jr.
Feb. 22
$20.00
Jodi & Randy Steinmetz
Feb. 23
$20.00
Diane Musko
Feb. 24
$20.00

Also, we are looking for someone to chair a solar eclipse event!  Please let me know if you would be willing to step up to the challenge.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt


February 17

Feb. 17, 2017

Dear OLMC School Family,

I need to remind everyone to please, be careful when you are dropping off/picking up children!  We almost had a child hit today during drop off.  We have also seen people running the stop sign at 17th and Cherry St. and people on their cell phones while driving.  We need to keep our students safe, please!

Please turn in your Box Tops for Education next week.  We need to get those mailed in.

There will be no school next Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents Day.

We will only have one school mass next week, Friday, Feb. 24.

The Mardi Gras Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb 21, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Cabrini Hall.

Congratulations to our calendar winners:

Brice Allard
Feb. 14
$50.00
Christopher Aschemann
Feb. 15
$20.00
Shelina Meneese
Feb. 16
$20.00
Kendra Ross
Feb. 17
$20.00

I hope the long weekend brings healing to all our sick students!

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Faye Myatt