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September 2016

Welcome back! I hope that you and your family had a restful, rejuvenating summer this year. I know that we are excited to see you again for another great year at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

We are happy to welcome new staff to OLMC this year: Mrs. Fitzsimmons (Grade 6/7) and Mrs. Ketchmark-Duffy (FDK). I encourage you to join us at our opening BBQ when you will have a chance to say "hello" to all of our staff.

I encourage you to become an active partner in your child's education this year. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year so please consider sharing your time and talents.

As always, we are here to work with you to ensure a Catholic education rooted in our faith for your child. Our staff are here for you so please do not hesitate to contact them for an appointment should you have any questions, concerns or kudos.

Yours in Catholic education,
Angela Wintar
Principal
Principal's Message for May

Principal's Message for May

May is the month of Mary. During this month, Catholics all over the world seek to honour Mary by holding May Crowning celebrations, praying the Rosary, and including her in our daily family prayer. This year, as we celebrate the Year of Faith, it seems especially important that we honour Mary and come to know her in a more personal way.

Mary was the woman who said to the angel, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). Through her selfless attitude, Mary paved the way for our Lord to enter the world and to become our Savior. Mary was the first person in the Bible to acknowledge that Jesus was more than a regular man. Her instructions at the wedding in Cana were, “Do whatever he tells you,” (John 2:5). Not only were those words meant for the servers at the wedding they are meant for us as well. The greatest way we can honour Mary is to do whatever God is asking of us.

Another way we can honor Mary is by praying the Rosary. This beautiful tradition of prayer allows us to re-experience the life Jesus and His mother as we meditate upon the mysteries of the lives of Jesus and His mother. We can also honor Mary by praying other Marian prayers such as the Hail, Holy Queen and the Memorare and by singing Marian hymns such as “Immaculate Mary” and the “Regina Caeli.”

It is no coincidence that we also celebrate Mother’s Day in May. Let us think about how we honour our mothers and, in turn, honour the mother of us all – Mary.

We also begin the month with Catholic Education Week. Our theme for this year is “Growing Together in Faith”. Please feel free to join us as we celebrate together as a Catholic school community during the month of May. Check the calendar for dates and times of liturgies and Masses. We look forward to honour Mary with you this year.
About Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School About Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School

About Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School

About Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is located in the rural community of Carlisle, Ontario. The school opened in 1993. All of the students travel to and from school by bus coming from the area surrounding the school in Carlisle, as well as from Freelton, Puslinch, Campbellville, Morriston, and Cambridge.

The school shares space with a Child Care Centre which also offers a 'Before and After' School Care program.

Our school community participates annually in many charitable fundraisers including DREAMS, Christmas Hampers in support of the Catholic Children's Aid Society, and The Terry Fox Walk-a-thon.

Facilities: The school has extensive facilities including:

A double kindergarten classroom
4 primary classrooms
4 junior classrooms
3 intermediate classrooms
fully equipped Literacy Resource room
double gymnasium, boys and girls change rooms, and large electronic scoreboard
fully equipped computer lab and wireless lab
4 SMART Boards
fully equipped library
fully lighted stage
conference room
before and after school program room
a one kilometre outdoor running circuit
soccer field
outdoor basketball nets, painted blacktop grids for hopscotch, 4-square, etc.


Student Enrolment: 290

Number of Staff: 30