Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a Catholic elementary school (Pre K through Eighth Grade) serving families in Chestnut Hill and the surrounding areas in Northwest Philadelphia and nearby suburbs. With equal focus on Catholic Values and Academic Excellence, OMC is a strong, vibrant, and thriving school characterized by small class sizes, exceptional parent volunteerism, rich and balanced diversity, superb administration and faculty, and a genuinely warm and friendly family atmosphere.
Now Accepting Nominations for the OMC Hall of Fame
At the Spring Soiree in April 2013, we introduced a Hall of Fame, recognizing 10 individuals for their significant contributions of time, talent or treasure to OMC Parish School over its 150 years.
We are now looking for nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame Class. There are many individuals who have made an impact on OMC School, very recently or in the past, and this is your chance to provide input. Individuals can now be nominated for the 2014 Hall of Fame, and will be inducted at this year’s Spring Soiree on April 26, 2014.
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OMC Parish School Capital Campaign in Full Swing!
In April 2013, we launched the Advancing in Faith & Learning capital campaign. Through this campaign, we pledged to use the funds raised to make investments in three significant areas:
- Expand, Upgrade, and Enhance Facilities including Play and Athletic Areas
- Expand and Upgrade Academic Technology
- Provide Need-Based Scholarships to Qualified Students with 20% of the funds raised
Click here for the latest progress report.
We are grateful to all of those who have pledged their support for this campaign. For those who have not had a chance to pledge or would like more information about the campaign, please contact Colleen Amuso, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com or 215-247-1060.
Click here for the view the full brochure and to learn how you can help to make a great thing even better!
The Consolation Connection is Here!
We have just launched the Consolation Connection – a newsletter sent to school families, alumni and parishioners as a way to stay connected. Take a look and contact Colleen Amuso (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions, comments, ideas for the next newsletter or newsworthy items.
Click here to see Volume 1 Issue 1 !
Enjoy our 11 minute video. An ideal introduction for any families looking for Catholic Values and Academic Excellence in a Parish School Setting. Gives a great feel for the school in every way.
OMC’s Pre-K Expansion Featured in the Chestnut Hill Local
OMC Parishioner and Chestnut Hill columnist Paula Riley published a terrific article in the July 12th edition of the Chestnut Hill Local.
Due to increased demand, our Pre-K Program is expanding. Starting this September, we will have separate 3 and 4-year-old classes. In these programs, students will explore themes incorporating religion, reading, math, social studies, and science mixed with constructive physical activity. In addition, number skills, early language arts and social/emotional skills are woven into the children’s weekly experience.
Ms. Christine Gallagher directs our Early Childhood Program at OMC. Ms. Gallagher holds her Master’s degree in Education from Chestnut Hill College. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and as a Reading Specialist. Ms. Gallagher has been mentoring our young children for the past seven years here at OMC.
OMC Spirit Wear is Here!
Show your OMC spirit with sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, or knit caps !!!
A portion of the proceeds goes to OMC!
Follow OMC on Twitter!
OMC Parish School is live on Twitter! Follow us at @OMCParishSchool to get updates and keep in touch with what is happening at OMC!
Use Socialvest to Shop, Earn, and Give to OMC!
What if you could raise money for OMC Parish School by doing something you already do every day, and something you’ll probably do quite often in this holiday season? Well now you can, thanks to our new partnership with Socialvest! Socialvest allows you to shop online with hundreds of retailers and earn money for OMC with every purchase at no additional cost to you.
Every purchase you make online with your favorite retailer, whether it’s a plane ticket or a pair of jeans, can help us to continue to provide the high-quality education and wonderful activities that you’ve come to expect from OMC.
Click here for full details.
Click here to jump to our page on Socialvest.
St. Francis de Sales message of the week
While all sins are committed in thought, word or deed, it is our sins of words which are the most common and usually the most dangerous. Use words to speak of God reverently. While speaking of our neighbor our tongue should be like the knife of a surgeon – clean and truthful.
OMC is now on Facebook!
We’ve launched an OMC page on Facebook. Check it out!
This is a great way to keep up to date on the latest news, activities, and events within the OMC Parish School community. It’s also a terrific way to centrally post school photos. We’ll be able to use the best of these photos in our advertisements and our our website.
So take lots of photos and post them to our Facebook page!
OMC: A Parish School Serving a Wider Catholic Community in Northwest Philadelphia
U.S. Census data shows that there are approximately 29,000 Catholics living in Northwest Philadelphia (including Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Roxborough, and the surrounding areas) and that 14% of them (4,000) are children of grade school age. That’s a lot of Catholic kids with only a handful of Catholic parish schools in NW Philadelphia. With the wave of parish elementary school closings in the last few years, many families find themselves living in a parish that doesn’t have a school. Here’s one such family’s experience. Read more…