Service Learning/Community Outreach
As a Catholic community we inspire our students to share in the life of Christ. We provide an educational environment with service learning objectives which will strengthen the spiritual and social values of the students.
Lent 2020 - Sister Parish Project
Our Lenten Project is co-sponsored by grades 2 and 5. They organized a Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for St. Francis Xavier, our sister parish in Kiraeni, Tanzania. This year, the money will help St. Francis parents buy school supplies and uniforms for their children.
October - "Treats for Kids" sponsored by grades Pre-K, TK, K & 1
November - "Food & Coat Drive" sponsored by grade 3
December - "Toy Drive" sponsored by grade 4
February - "Valentine Lunch Bags for SOS" & "Valentines for Vets" sponsored by grade 6
March/April - "Lenten Sister Parish Project" sponsored by grades 2 & 5
May - "Pet Food Drive" sponsored by grade 7
Mission and Purpose
Our Lady of Mount Carmel students are expected to live with integrity and love like Jesus, becoming involved in their surrounding world and responding compassionately to those in need.
Our successful Community Outreach Program began in 1992. The monthly projects consist of organizing school-wide drives for several organizations that assist people in need locally, nationally and internationally.
The project has two primary goals: to teach the importance of community involvement to our students and to encourage the practice of religious values while helping people in need. Each grade sponsors one outreach drive that involves coordinating the activity for the entire school and incorporating it into their curriculum. Often the organizations that we support send representatives to speak with students about their particular role in the community and the challenges they face.
Pictured above: After the Pancake Breakfast, 2nd grade students participate in a traditional Mardi Gras Pancake Flip-Flop Relay Race.