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2019-2020 Catholic School Council

2019-2020 Catholic School Council

Many thanks to the parents who came out to be a part of this year's Catholic School Council. We are looking forward to their support and many activities throughout the year.

Chair: Rob Sutton
Vice-Chair: Luba Dobrianskyj
Secretary: Laura Roberti
Treasurer: Heather Quesnel
Members at Large: Patty Andraza, Kevin Ego, John Lezon, Janine Owen, Anne Simpson, Amanda Vicinanzo
2019-2020 CSC Nominations open

2019-2020 CSC Nominations open

Please consider nominating a parent in our community for a position on this year's Catholic School Council. Nomination forms are due by the end of the school day on Thursday, October 3rd. Forms may be sent into school or emailed back to We look forward to this year's council and welcome your nomination.

2018 - 2019 Catholic School Council Year End Report

2018 - 2019 Catholic School Council Year End Report

Dear Families:

Your Catholic School Council is proud to share how all of the funds you helped raise this year are supporting our students, school and community at large. Over the course of the school year, we organize 3 fundraisers to help bring dollars in the door:

· The year-long hot lunch program

· Our annual pasta dinner

· The ‘Get Your Grill On’ fundraiser (which won your vote at the beginning of the school year!)

Because of you, each of these fundraisers has been a resounding success and, together, we raised almost $20,000!

With these funds, in addition to offsetting some smaller costs such as class trip busing or requests for prizes for school-wide activities, the Parent Council voted to purchase:

· Folding tables for use throughout the school at events and in classrooms ($1,000)

· A wide range of sports equipment for indoor and outdoor use by students of all ages ($2,500)

· $420 worth of polydron math sets for primary grades

· Math books valued at $200

· Leveled readers costing $3,000

· Science class syringes ($100)

· Sports uniforms costing a total of $2,500

· 11 iPads (with AppleCare protection, of course!) and 3 Apple pencils totaling $7,665

And, on behalf of our school community, we fulfilled our Council bylaws by donating 10% of funds raised ($2,000) to four charities. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Roots of Empathy, Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre, and The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton each received $500 from the OLMC School Community.

The money raised through the year is impacting all students and supporting their education, recreation and overall school experience. And, at the same time we are helping those around us, too, by donation.

Thank you for your overwhelming support – and we look forward to another successful year next year! Have a great summer!

April 2019 CSC Minutes

November 2018 CSC Minutes

October 2018 CSC Minutes

2018-2019 Catholic School Council

2018-2019 Catholic School Council

Thank you to all of our parents for the many great things you do for the students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. One way to become involved in school activities is through our Catholic School Council. We would like to congratulate the following parents who will form this year's Catholic School Council Executive. Don't forget - all parents are welcome to join us for our meetings throughout the year - you don't need to be on the Executive to attend!

Rob Sutton - Chair
Luba Dobriansky - Vice-Chair
Janine Owen - Secretary
Heather Quesnel - Treasurer
Mary Giammichele - Member at Large
Nancy Krell - Member at Large
John Lezon - Member at Large
Carol Pieczonka - Member at Large
Laura Roberti - Member at Large
Amanda Vicinanzo - Member at Large

Once the dates are set for our meetings, they will be posted on this site under School - Catholic School Council. We look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Volunteer Opportunities at OLMC

Volunteer Opportunities at OLMC

Please find below a list of committee and other volunteer opportunities at OLMC:

Fundraising Committee
Our goal as a fundraising committee is to plan and coordinate events that will generate funds that will support our school and their initiatives. Volunteers are required to organize and implement fundraising events. The time commitment can be as much or as little as desired. (i.e. could be for the entire year or just one event). If you are interested in becoming a part of our fundraising committee or helping out at events, please contact Nancy Krell at Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

Greening Committee
We on the Greening Committee have had an opportunity to look around the school property. We have addressed some projects that will assist in brightening up the appearance at the entrance of the school, as well as the general areas around the school. Our plan is to work on changing out the plants around the school and re-establishing the flower beds. The Greening Committee will also work to secure families to assist where possible with the labour undertaken to complete as many projects as possible. If you are interested in becoming a part of our greening committee or helping out, please contact John Lezon at Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

Hospitality Committee
The definition of Hospitality is “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests", and this is the main focus of the CSC Hospitality Committee. The goal of the CSC Hospitality Committee is to make the children, parents and the OLMC community always feel welcome and a part of our amazing OLMC School. The committee endeavours to be very helpful and supportive in any way possible, including keeping the lines of communication open, clear and helpful. Having a group of positive, friendly individuals on this committee is what will make it a great new addition to the Catholic School Council. If you are interested in becoming a part of our hospitality committee or helping out at events, please contact the school at Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

Lunch/Milk Committee
The Hot Lunch/Milk Committee is always open for new members and/or volunteers to help out with the Lunch Program. The Lunch Program is our school's major fundraiser, bringing in approximately $10,000 per year. There is also a group of about 12-15 volunteers who we schedule to come in the school on Mondays and Fridays to sort the milk and deliver the lunches to the classes. The Lunch Program is not a big time commitment if you are interested in delivering lunches to the classes; it takes about an hour Monday and/or Friday starting at 12:20. You can come in as much or a little as you like. This program would not be a success without the help of our generous volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a part of our lunch/milk committee, please contact Heather Quesnel at

Spirituality Committee
The Spirituality Committee strives to invite and create opportunities for the OLMC community to put our Catholic faith into action. Underpinning our motivations is the Scripture passage found in Matthew 25 where Jesus implores us to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, care for the sick, visit prisoners, and welcome strangers, saying: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Historically, this committee has spearheaded the annual coat drive, supported the advent craft night, directed the Christmas pageant (advocating for the overall vision as well as the collection of canned goods on pageant night), assisted with the Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast and First Communion breakfast, participated in the Grade 8 day of service at the Good Shepherd, organized various Catholic Education Week events, and procured the resource materials for the Parent Resource Library. We look forward to another year of living our faith outwardly as we recall the words of the prophet Micah: "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly you’re your God”. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Spirituality committee, please contact Mary Giammichele at Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon Committee
Volunteers are required to prepare a favourite hot/cold dish for the annual staff luncheon in the Spring. Time commitment is once per year. If you are interested in becoming a part of our staff appreciation luncheon committee, please contact Rob Sutton at .

Uniform Committee
The uniform committee provides an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about the selection of the school uniform vendor and the pieces available within the school uniform. If you are interested in becoming a part of our uniform committee, please contact Mrs. Beaudoin at

Classroom Volunteers
Volunteers are required for various classrooms. It is recommended that a parent does not volunteer in their own child's classroom. Time commitment is flexible. Please contact Ms. Wintar at for more information.

Book Fair
Volunteers are required for supervision during the annual Scholastic Book Fair. The time commitment is optional but will only be required 1 week per year. Please contact Mrs. Byrne at for more details.