Kicking Off Catholic Schools Week

01-31-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

This Sunday kicks off Catholic Schools Week and from now through February 6th you will get the 50% discount off of the $300 enrollment fee. If you re-enroll after Feb. 6th, you will pay $300.00. As part of the registration process you will need to make an account in the online SurePay link at the end of the enrollment process. The account information you save there will be used to surepay your tuition. Here is the link to re-enroll: 2021-2022 OLMC Re-enrollment


January 24

01-24-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community:

On the calendar this week is listed as Catholic Schools Week. This is incorrect. CSW begins on January 31st. Therefore, the lunch menu lists this Tuesday, January 26th as a free pizza day provided by Home and School. This is incorrect. The CSW free pizza day will be Tuesday, February 2nd. Please make sure to order lunch or pack a lunch for your child this Tuesday. We will have our regular pizza sale on Friday. 

We are going to begin rolling out our re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. The fee for re-enrollment is $300. If you re-enroll between January 31 and February 5, we will cut the enrollment fee in half to $150.00. Next week I will send home the link to re enroll.


January 17

01-17-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend together as a family. I want to thank you for all of your efforts to continue to keep everyone healthy. Many of you have been overly cautious when your child does not feel well by keeping him/her home. Thank you! At the school, we are continuing to wear our masks, wash our hands frequently and distance when we can. Please continue to encourage your children to wear their masks when needed and to wash hands often! Thank you for this partnership.


January 10

01-10-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to see the children back this week. They really grow quite a bit over the break! 

Third grade has Mass this week. The children will need to wear their Mass uniform. 

Friday is a half day, 12:35pm release. The children may wear a spirit shirt with their uniform bottoms. 


January 3

01-03-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a beautiful New Year! As we move into the new year we will begin using the new pick up system with everyone dismissed at 3pm (pick-up map below) . We need the instruction time back in the classrooms and now that we have the hang of the pick up and can do it quickly and efficiently, we are moving the time ten minutes to give us more teaching time. Thank you for working with us!


December 13

12-13-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Families,

We had quite a busy week this week as we continue to prepare for the coming of the Lord! Here around the school you can see beautiful signs of Advent everywhere from the trees decorated to symbolize the candles on the advent wreath (thank you Faith Formation Committee), to the poinsettias in third grade and the many Jesse trees in various classrooms. It will certainly be a very different Christmas this year, but one thing will remain the same and that is our focus on the birth of Christ. 


December 6

12-06-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Tuesday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.The weekly Mass will move to Tuesday at 2pm since it is a Holy Day of Obligation. The sixth graders have Mass and they will need to wear their Mass uniform. 

The Dads’ Club is hosting another fundraiser at Someburros on Rural and Apache on Thursday, December 10. Swing by for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner!

Save the date! Wednesday, December 16 will be the Annual Christmas Program. We will send this out via email on Wednesday evening. It will be posted on our YouTube Channel. The children will come home with a little Christmas surprise and we ask that you send us pictures of your family enjoying the show.


November 29

11-29-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. I am sure this was different from past years, but even with everything going on, there are still so many things to be thankful for!!

As we move into the Advent Season the 7th graders usually lead us in prayer and light the Advent Wreath before school. We will not do this as a community in the prayer Garden but we will still be praying together in our classrooms. The 7th graders have recorded these prayers and we will share them with you on our YouTube page and social media for you to enjoy every morning. These videos will be streamed into the classrooms as well.


Happy Thanksgiving!

11-22-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Parents,

The children did a wonderful job with the lockdown this week. In the 10 plus years I have been here, we have had only one other lockdown. This year just keeps on giving! 

If your child brought in food for the food drive he/she may wear their spirit shirt and jeans on Tuesday. 

Wednesday we will have STEM Day. It will be a bit lower key because we cannot have our usual teams of volunteers, but the children will still engage in some fun activities and experiments! The children will have Mass at 11:30 and we will need the 7th graders to be in their Mass uniforms, as they will attend in-person.


Thank Yous

11-15-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

Thank you for taking the time to participate in Parent Teacher Conferences. For this upcoming week we will have a half day on Friday with a 12:30pm dismissal. The children may wear a Spirit Shirt with uniform bottoms. Remember, the first dismissal time does not start until 12:35.

Thank you for participating in the St. Vincent dePaul food drive. In times such as these, your donations are greatly needed! The OLMC St. Vincent de Paul needs drivers to deliver the Turkey Boxes on Saturday November 21 beginning at 9am. Volunteers will follow the school drop off parking lot design and stop along the breezeway to be given names and addresses, boxes of food and turkeys needing to be delivered. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in service to our community. Please wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer, and a phone for GPS. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Kovach at 480-229-3128.


November 8

11-08-2020Principal's LetterDr. Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

I wanted to begin by saying thank you for all of the kind words, prayers, cards, phone calls, emails, flowers, cookies and gifts on my birthday this past Monday! It was so very sweet and heartwarming. I was beyond surprised and appreciated all of the love. I felt very special!! Thank you, it was an amazing way to start the week!

Please do not forget this is FFT Credit Card Week! We will be selling FFT outside in front of McCready Hall on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. You may order online and have it ready too. You can simply bring your card to school and it will already be set aside. Again, this is a huge fundraiser for the school and I appreciate your support tremendously.


November 1

11-01-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

Ventilation is one of the safety precautions with COVID and we are keeping the doors to the classrooms open as much as possible. It is important for your child to have a sweatshirt or jacket. In the classroom they need to be an OLMC sweatshirt/jacket. The Spirit shop closes tonight. If you do not have one for your child, please order one. Below is the link: Spirit Shop Clothing

If you have not returned your conference slip, please do so tomorrow as we need to schedule these appointments. We will be doing the conferences via Zoom this year.