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Upcoming Events

9/3- No School- Labor Day

9/4- First Parent Teacher Group Meeting @ 7 PM

9/7- First Friday Liturgy

9/10- Open House/Safe Environment Training (see details below)

9/12- No School- Primary Day

9/14- Family Fun Night @ 6 PM

9/25- Lifetouch Photos

9/28- Dress Down Day

Check your school calendar for other events! September is a busy month!

Family Fun Night- Tailgate on the Bristol Town Common

Friday, Sep. 14th, 6-8pm

Bristol Town Common, Bristol, RI, USA

Bristol, RI

Please join us for a fun evening with our OLMC School family! The PTG is hosting our annual cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs.

The event is NO COST to you, but we ask that you bring a tailgate item to share. Please follow the list below based upon the first letter of your family's last name:

* A – D hot dog buns/hamburger buns

* E – H fruit or vegetable

* I – O store purchased cookies/cupcakes

* P – S beverage

* T – Z chips

*Reminder – we are a tree nut and peanut free school

The PTG will supply hot dogs, hamburgers, plates, cups, and utensils.

Be sure to bring chairs/blankets.

Please by emailing Carolyn Almonte carolyna1972@yahoo.com by September 7.

PTG News

Please join us for the September meeting of the OLMC Parent Teacher Group. We will be meeting on Tuesday September 4th at 7:00 pm in the parish center. The PTG Is a great opportunity to meet other parents, have input in the activities we plan, and be involved in the OLMC community. We will be planning themes for our family fun events. If you are unable to attend but would like more information or have suggestions please contact Carolyn Almonte at carolyna1972@yahoo.com

Welcome to Ms. Armstrong, Our New 2nd Grade Teacher!

Ms. Armstrong graduated from Gonzaga University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Special and Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Literacy through the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) program.

Ms. Armstrong is originally from Olympia, WA, and this is her first time living on the East Coast! During her time at Gonzaga, Ms. Armstrong studied abroad in Florence, Italy, lived with a host family, and taught an English class to local fifth-grade students. One summer, she volunteered as a music teacher at a summer camp in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. These experiences helped Ms. Armstrong realize her love for traveling and teaching children.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Armstrong enjoys cooking, writing, dancing, hiking, singing, and playing the piano. She is thrilled to be a part of the OLMC community and looks forward to learning alongside her students throughout the coming year.

Welcome, Ms. Armstrong!

Back to School Night and Safe Environment Training for New Volunteers

Come and learn more about your child's teacher at our annual Back to School Night. Here's the schedule for the evening:

5:45: Safe Environment training (if you wish to volunteer in any way at OLMC you must attend one in-person session)

6PM: Parents of children in Grades 1-4 meet in the Parish Center for a quick introduction by Ms. Walters, then go to their children's classrooms

6:30: Parents of children in Grades 5-8 go to their children's classrooms to meet the teachers

6:45 Safe Environment training (If you attended the earlier session, you do not need to attend this one.)

7:00 Parents of Grades 5-8 meet in the Parish Center for a quick introduction with Ms. Walters. Our evening will wrap-up after this introduction.

This evening is for parents only. Thank you for being involved in your child's education!

Bingo is Back!

Bingo will be on September 28th in the Parish Center. Doors will open at 6 PM. A book of 10 games costs $20. Early birds who order their books by Wednesday, September 26th pay $17. There will also be a 50/50 and raffles. Please call the school to order your books. Spread the word!

From the Principal

Welcome back to school! Thank you to everyone for your kind welcome to this wonderful OLMC School and Parish community. I am so excited to have the building full of life and excitement now that the children are here. They bring a joy that is truly infectious!

Caring for our school is truly a community endeavor. Thanks to the many people in our community who have helped to make sure that our building was ready to welcome students and faculty back, especially: Don Durfee, Mike Mercer, Ollie Poissant (ADT Painting), Joy Southworth, Nick Mancieri, Colt Dean, Paul Viveiros, Catherine Homes, Will Cox, Pat McCarthy, and John Mosher. Thank you also to the Knights of Columbus for their unwavering support of our school, especially the Robotics Club. Finally, thank you to Fr. Zinno for your passionate support of our school!

This year you might be hearing the phrase "NEASC" quite often. NEASC stands for "New England Association of Schools and Colleges". This association provides schools with accreditation. It's the seal of approval that OLMC is living its mission. NEASC also provides recommendations for ways to help our school continue to grow and improve. Every ten years, NEASC schools spend time reflecting on their programs and student experiences. This year our faculty will be using part of their professional development time in this self-study process. Next year, a visiting committee of educators will come to OLMC to review this self-study and provide us with feedback. Thanks to Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Federico for chairing this important project.

Finally, thank you for trusting the faculty and staff of OLMC with your children. We know that Catholic education often requires sacrifice. We pledge to work to provide the best environment to care for, educate, and form your children as disciples of Christ.


Ms. Walters

P.S. You might have noticed that the Falcon Flyer has a new look this year. Let me know what you think!