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. 


October 25

10-25-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Parents,

The meteorologists are forecasting Monday to be a very rainy day. This will impact our pick up. I cannot stress to you enough to be very patient on Monday as we will do our best to get the children to the cars SAFELY. We have been clearing the campus by 3:15 at the latest, but Monday may be a different story. We do not want the children drenched if it is pouring down rain so again, PATIENCE is what I am asking. If your child is a walker and you choose to pick up, please contact the office before 2:00 on Monday.

As the weather cools, the children will likely be wearing jackets to keep warm. The jackets must be OLMC to be worn in the classroom. Our Spirit Store is open until November 1st. Please use the link below: Spirit Store


October 18

10-18-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Parents,

We had another wonderful weekend of celebrating Confirmation and Communion! The children were amazing and the Masses were beautiful. 

School Pictures will come home on Monday. If your child needs retakes, please send them back on Thursday and they will be retaken. 

We will have a fire drill on Tuesday morning. 


October 11

10-11-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Thank you so much for your generosity this weekend with the Gala. It was such a wonderful fundraising event. I wanted to say a special thank you to Ashley Hall and Jenn Blackstad for all of their hard work in making this night a success. The proceeds from this event will be used to help keep our tuition costs low. Thank you again for your support.

Just a friendly reminder, we do quite a bit of disinfecting from 6:30 to 7am daily. Please do not drop off your student before 7am- there is no one at McCready to receive and supervise them.


October 4

10-04-2020Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Families,

Thank you so much to all of the families who donated a case of water for the children. We were going through water bottles so fast! We have a good amount and do not need any more right now - I appreciate your generosity.

Upcoming this week…

Thursday is a half day, 12:30 dismissal. There is no school on Friday due to a Teacher Inservice. As noted on the calendar that went home with your orientation paperwork in August, we DO have school on the 12th and 13th. These are two of the days we chose to use as make up days since we started three days later than planned. We felt October was a better choice than May as the children tend to be ready for the summer after Memorial Day! It will still be nice to have a three day weekend. Enjoy!