Family Newsletter: May 26, 2023
An early Pentecost gift: Let us rebuild
After releasing balloons to celebrate Riley Robinson’s life with Riley’s TumorNators, her classmates in fifth grade received her memorial plaque to be placed in our new space at Chestnut Hill College.

Highlights from First Graders’ recent field trip to Crefeld.

Important Calendar Updates

May 26th-29th – No school. Memorial Day.

May 31st – Complete Bussing Form. See below for details.

June 6th-OMC Athletes Luncheon ($10 fee for lunch-send written permission if you would like your child to participate in the Athletes lunch)

June 8th – Last day of Instruction for Pre-K 3 and 4.

June 8th-Honors Breakfast (1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention)

June 9th – PreK & Kindergarten Closing Celebration.

June 9th-7th/8th grade dance-CHC location TBD (6 to 9pm)

June 12th-OMC Spirit Day

June 13th – 8th grade picnic 4 to 6 pm (7th grade hosts)

June 14th-8th grade graduation (6pm)

June 15th- OMC Talent Show-9am to 11:45am (Library Theater)

Changes are being made to the school’s Google Calendar. The downloadable calendar has not been updated.

Principal’s Corner

Have a beautiful weekend! We are thrilled to offer so many end-of-the-year festivities for our children.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Sheetz

OMC School Ministry Update

We are currently adjusting our school ministry schedule to accommodate our current situation. Please note the following changes.

  • Instead of school wide masses, classes will take turns attending the daily masses offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two classes will go each day and each grade will be able to attend two masses.
Enrollment Advertising Photo and Video Release

Recording for the video began this week and will continue next Wednesday. Once completed, the video and other advertisements will be shared online via our school website, social media sites, and posters will be shared with other churches, The Chestnut Hill Local, and other publications.

To ensure that only students with permission appear in these advertisements, please take a moment to complete the Google Form linked below.

If you have already given or denied permission, you do not need to re-submit this form.

Photo Release Form
Email for Donation Inquiries

An email address has been set up to handle donation inquiries for school supplies.

If you or anyone in your communities would like to help OMC to continue recovering and providing the best education possible, please contact and share the email

Call for Parent Volunteers

We are preparing to receive more supply donations at Chestnut Hill College and need help to sort through and organize items.

If you can help us, please use the SignUp Genius linked below.

Sign Up to Volunteer

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
Bussing Form for 2023-2024 Academic Form

Please complete the form below by May 31st if your student(s) will need to use the bus in the 2023-2024 academic year.

If you have already completed the form and do not need to make changes to your response, you do not need to re-submit it.

The form also asks if you are interested in more information about the Flat Rate Program. The Flat Rate Program is designed for families of students who are eligible for District-provided transportation by school bus, van, or cab but prefer to drive their children to and from school for a monthly flat rate payment of $300 per household. Families also have the option to opt out of bus, van or cab service in the morning only, and will receive a monthly flat rate payment of $150 per household. The students of families that choose the morning (AM-only option), will be able to utilize bus, van or cab service in the afternoon. Please note, the monthly payment is per household and not per child (even if eligible students attend different schools).

If you have more questions about the Flat Rate Program, please visit their website.

Email if you have additional questions.

Complete Bussing Form
Dine and Donate at TRESINI, May 31st!
Enjoy a great meal for OMC at TRESINI in Ambler (504 N Bethlehem Pike) on Wednesday, May 31! Proceeds will support our school’s continued Fire Recovery Effort.

TRESINI, a rustic Italian restaurant, features the talents of Chef Brad Daniels of Vetri and Osteria. A meal not to be missed! Check their menu on TRESINI’s website.

Reservations are recommended, walk-ins welcome. To make a reservation click the link below, use the Resy app, or call 215-654-5000.

Can’t make a full dinner that night? Gift card and retail wine sales that day will go towards the event. Bring the whole family (kids menu available). Please share and invite family and friends!

Thank you to TRESINI and our community for all your support!

Reserve Your Table!
OMC at the Phillies, June 20th!
Members of the OMC community have the exciting chance to get discounted tickets for the Phillies vs. the Braves on June 20th at 6:40 PM!

Get your tickets today!

Phillies Tickets!
Merion-Mercy Academy Summer Programs, registration due June 1st

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
Free Summer School Sessions with Catapult Learning
Catapult is offering in-person and virtual summer school sessions for students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Sessions are July 10th-August 3rd and are being held virtually and in-person at several parish schools.

To learn more, visit their website or email

Register Today
Eagles Football Clinic
Eagles clinics are designed to provide each children between 5 and 14 years old with a great Eagles football experience. Here’s what you can expect at their clinics:
  • Each participant meets a current or former Philadelphia Eagles player and gets their photo taken with him.
  • Each participant receives an official Eagles Football Academy shirt and an Eagles Player Pack.
  • SWOOP and the Eagles Cheerleaders attend each clinic to provide some Eagles energy.
  • Regardless of your child’s football experience, their clinics will teach each player the key football fundamentals using station-based format that includes position specific stations as well obstacle course stations and speed/agility stations.
Register Today
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. Sign 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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