April 24

04-24-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community:

Dads’ Club Fundraiser
The Cane’s Fundraiser is tomorrow night! This will be from 4 to 10pm on Warner and McClintock. Just mention “OLMC Dads’ Club” when you order. You may purchase Scrip online or in the office before you go!

FFT “End of Year”
The last day to earn your FFT (Scrip) credit for the 2021-2022 school year is April 29. Purchases made after the 29th will be credited towards the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions contact Cindy cindy@olmctempe.com.


April 18

04-18-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a beautiful Easter with your family! 

Penny Challenge Winners

1st Place - KB/7A, 2nd Place - 2A/5A, 3rd place - 3B/8B. In total, the students raised $3,510.39 towards scholarships for the children at the school in Peru!  This will provide full tuition for 3 students, and 1/2 tuition for 1 student!

Way to go, Falcons!


April 10

04-10-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Trek Through the Desert
On Wednesday beginning at approximately 8:45 we will have our Annual Trek through the Desert. Parents are welcome to come. It will be outside on the field. The children are to dress like Israelites. Please don’t buy anything; a robe with a tie belt or a pillowcase, towel or square piece of fabric for a headpiece. No bandanas are allowed.

Living Stations
The 8th graders will present the Living Stations at 11:30am. Parents are welcome to attend.


April 3

04-03-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Catholic Education Arizona Scholarship is due by April 15th. PLEASE take the time to complete the application. The fee is $29 (the school code is “700” and the password is “cea700”. If you are a returning stewardship family, you must apply for CEA before April 15.

This week:

The 7th and 8th graders will have Confession on Wednesday morning. Please encourage your child to do an Examination of Conscience prior to Wednesday.


March 27

03-27-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Thank you to all the families who supported the Dads’ Club food fundraiser on Thursday! It was a great success! 

Iowa Test of Basic Skills This week the children will be taking the ITBS tests. These tests are helpful and give you (and us) another data point on where your child is academically. Please have your child/children get to bed early, eat breakfast and arrive on time to school! We will begin testing immediately after the announcements at 8:15am. If your child is late, he/she will not be allowed into the classroom until that assessment is complete and will have to make it up later. Make up tests will be the next week and the children will have to miss class to take the tests they missed. It is very important to be on time! Also- please do not pull your children from class early for appointments. 


March 20

03-20-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

This past Saturday we enjoyed a wonderful Movie Night on the lawn hosted by the Dads’ Club! It was great to see so many of you there!

This Week:

*Please keep the 2nd graders in your prayers this week as they will make their First Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 22.

*The 6th graders will be celebrating Greek Night on Wednesday! This is an RSVP only event please.


March 13

03-13-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope you all had a restful break with your children! We are going to hit the ground running this week with several events planned!

On Wednesday, March 16, Fr. Nahrgang, who is an expert in the spirituality of the Divine Mercy, will share with us his wisdom and inspire us to worship the Lord more completely through this powerful devotion. The evening will begin with Holy Hour in the Church. Holy Hour will be from 6:00-7:00pm and the talk will be from 7:00-9:00pm. Feel free to contact the Parish if you have any specific questions. All are welcome!


February 27

02-27-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

We are on the road to Lent! This Wednesday we will begin Mass at 1:45am for the distribution of ashes. You are welcome to attend. 

This week we will have a 12:30pm dismissal on Thursday to begin Spring Break. Friday there is no school. We will resume classes on March 14. 

On Ash Wednesday we will begin our Lenten Almsgiving Project. We will have the Penny Wars return this year and are going to raise money for the Sister’s school in Peru. We will send home a flier prior to Wednesday reviewing all the details for those of you who have not experienced the Penny Wars- just save your coins!


Feburary 20

02-20-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

There is no school tomorrow! I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend. 

The Father/Daughter Dance is right around the corner! Please click the link to register for the dance! Additionally, we are in need of several volunteers to make this evening run smoothly! Please give some of your time to allow the Dads to enjoy this with their little girls! Sign up to Volunteer for the dance!


January 30

01-30-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Yesterday I sent an email home about re-enrolling for next year. There is a 50% discount if you re-enroll by February 6th. Please read all the instructions in the email prior to beginning the process. Your SurePay should be saved so please do not create a duplicate. If you have any questions, email Rita Villegas, rita@olmctempe.com. Here is the Re-enrollment Link.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Mother/Son Kickball.


January 23

01-23-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

This upcoming week we will have Learning Labs and Enrichment as usual. 

Every month, a different grade brings in food for the I-Help program that helps feed the homeless in Tempe. This month is the 5th graders turn. Parents of 5th graders, please see your email for the sign up- we are still in need of a few food items.

Catholic Schools Week is coming up January 29-February 6. We will open the re-enrollment for current school families during that time and all that enroll before Sunday, February 6 will pay the discounted early enrollment fee of $150.00 instead of the usual $300. After February 6, the enrollment fee will be $300.00. I will email home a link on Friday, January 27. 


January 16

01-16-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

We will begin re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year January 29 - February 6. There will be a $150 discount if you enroll that week. The link will be sent via email with the discount code.

We are collecting for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive. Please see the flyer for the grade specific donations.

There is no school on Monday for MLK Day and there is a half day, 12:30pm dismissal this Friday.

See you on Tuesday,
Dr. Shewbridge

January 9

01-09-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

Fr. McNair has invited everyone on Monday, January 17 at 4:00pm, to attend the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mass at Sts. Simon and Jude.The Bishop will be presiding over the Mass. If attending, Fr. McNair asked that student representatives dress in their school uniform. If you have any questions feel free to contact him at 910-389-0317.

There is information about the ProLife March and Rally on January 15 at www.azliferally2022.org.

This Friday is a half day leading up to the long weekend. There will be a 12:30 dismissal and no school on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.

See you in the morning!
Dr. Shewbridge

January 2

01-02-2022Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community!

I wanted to begin by thanking everyone for the generous FFT gift for Christmas and all of the kind letters and cards. It was greatly appreciated!

This upcoming week there will be a half day on Friday with a 12:30pm dismissal. As always the children may wear a spirit shirt but their jacket must be OLMC outerwear.

Nurse David has written a Nurse’s Notes this week so please take the opportunity to read this information...CLICK HERE. We are not making any policy changes to our plan as we have been very fortunate as to not have transmission ever at the school. We will continue to do what we have been doing.