Family Newsletter: March 24, 2023

Important Upcoming Events

March 27th – Drone Photo Day cancelled. Alternate day being chosen.

March 28th – Thank You Cards and OMC Strong Day at participating restaurants. See below for more details.

April 7th – Last day to RSVP for OMC Celebrates 160.

April 14th – OMC Celebrates 160, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at the Flourtown Country Club.

Principal’s Corner

Dear OMC Families,

We are working to secure an alternate site and will update you all as soon as an agreement is finalized.

As far as supply donations are concerned, we will be able to give a you mailing address as soon as the agreement is secured.

When everything is finalized, we will be able to conduct faculty and parent visits to the site.

We appreciate all of your love, patience, and support during this time.

We remain OMCstrong together.

May you find peace this weekend

Your partner in education,

Dr. Sheetz

Thank You First Responders, March 28th
Join us Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 PM, at the Irish Center to say thank you to the first responders and ATF teams that are helping our community heal.

We’ll also have board games and snacks for the whole family.

OMC Strong Day, March 28th
Join our sister schools in a night out to benefit OMC!

On March 28th, wear your OMC gear on a night out to Enza, Halligan’s, and the Metropolitan in North Wales and be sure to tell your server you’re there to support OMC! A portion of the proceeds will come back to help our fire relief effort.

While there, be sure to thank our friends from St. Gen’s, OLM, Ancillae-Assumpta, St. Luke’s, St. Helena, Good Shepherd, Norwood-Fontbonne, and Gwynedd Mercy for organizing this night out!

Pints for Pupils at McNally’s

Join our friends at McNally’s on Germantown Ave. all April long for Pints for Pupils! For every pint you buy, $1 will come back to OMC!


If you have not submitted a re-registration form, please download them below, print them out, complete, and bring them back as soon as possible.

If you need further assistance, please email

Re-Registration Forms
Financial Aid

If you need tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 academic year, applications are now open for financial aid from Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS).

OMC’s deadline for BLOCS is May 1st, 2023. To learn more about BLOCS, including their eligibility requirements for families, check their FAQ. If you’d like to apply for financial aid from BLOCS, complete your application through FACTS.

If you have further questions, please email Shane Sprandio (

Lenten Meatless Meal Challenge

Lent is here and that means fasting from meat on Fridays. Turn this sacrifice into an opportunity by making a meatless meal recipe from Catholic Relief Services.

You will learn a new meal from another country, save some money, and hopefully have some fun. You can check out the meal that the 8th grade peer ministers made here.

We also sent home CRS ricebowls last week. Fill the bowls with donations to help fight hunger around the world and return them at the end of Lent.

Service Opportunity for Students

OMC students in 6th-8th grade are invited to participate in St. Vincent de Paul Visitation Days to deliver cards and flowers to elderly and homebound parishioners during the weekend.

Openings are available for April 1st, and May 13th. To sign up, please use the Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.

High School News

Many high schools in the area are events for prospective students in the coming months. Stay on top of the schools you and your family are interested in with the following list.

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls: Little Flower is offering a practice placement exam on April 1st. Sign up for the test using their website.

St. Joe’s Prep: Practice Entrance Exam for 6th and 7th graders on April 22nd. 7th grade shadow visits hosted most days in March and April. Links to all events can be found HERE.

Martin Saints Classical: Seventh Grade Visitation Day on March 28th, 8:30 AM – 2:15 PM. Register to save your student’s place.

Villa Joseph Marie High School: Registration for Shadow Days on May 2nd is now available for eighth-grade girls. An Open House will be held on April 27th, 6:00 PM – 8:00PM.

Roman Catholic High School: Spring Open House on March 26th. Seventh Grade Practice Test on April 1st. To register for any of these events, please contact

Merion-Mercy Academy Summer Programs

Merion-Mercy has a variety of academic, enrichment and athletic offerings for girls and boys, including an acclaimed pre-eighth grade Summer Academy and Prep Time! High School Placement Test Preparation course.

They also offer fun enrichment programs such as Make Art! and STEM, and sports camps for girls such as Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball.

Please visit their full brochure and register. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gina Briscella, Director of Summer Programs, at 610-664-6655 Ext. 128 or email her at

Camp Inspire

OMC girls entering grades 6-8 are invited to participate in Camp Inspire from Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.

Camp Inspire is a week-long full-day camp that offers students a STEAM experience focused on their choice of art, musical theater, engineering, chemistry, or virtual reality. The camp also encourages girls to develop their sense of purpose and build confidence in themselves.

The camp costs $275. Partial and full scholarships are available. Learn more below.

Camp Inspire

OMC School Calendar

Our school calendar has been updated for the academic year.

Please make sure you have a copy, available here.

You can sync to your Google Calendar on your phone or computer through the link on the calendar page.

Hallow app

This year each one of the teachers has access to Hallow, a Catholic Prayer app. Parents are able to try the premium version of the app for free for 90 days. Advent is a great time to try or introduce a new way of praying. Sing up with this link:

OMC Board of Limited Jurisdiction

The purpose of OMC’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction (BLJ), in collaboration with the Principal and Pastor, is to foster the highest possible standards of academic and Catholic religious education for all students. Board Members are:

Sr. Madeline Franze, SSJ, Chair

Alexis Abate

Bernadine Ahonkai, Ed. D.

Peter Amuso, Esq.

Pat Cunningham

Stewart Graham, Esq.

Sr. Marie Leahy, SSJ

Sue Oleszewski, O. D.

Mary Osirim, Ph. D.

Wileen Wilkinson

Uniform Resources

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