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OLS News

April 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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APRIL 1, 2019 – School resumes after Spring Break!

APRIL 3, 2019 – STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – 12:00 PM DISMISSAL

Wednesday, April 3rd Student-Led Conferences will be held.  Please refer to your child’s confirmed scheduled time for the Student-Led Conference which will be sent home with report cards.  There will be 12:00 pm dismissal and NO After School Club on this day.

APRIL 3, 2019 – REGISTRATION PACKAGES DUE

Registration packages are due Wednesday, April 3rd.  Please drop off the registration package at the office prior to going to the Student-Led Conference.

APRIL 5, 2019 – CLOTHING DRIVE

Our next House Challenge will be on Friday, April 5th.  Further details were sent home today.

A friendly reminder: While doing any spring cleaning over Spring Break, collect bags of used clothing for the OLS Clothing Drive.

APRIL 6, 2019 – CONFIRMATION RETREAT

The Grade Seven confirmation retreat will be held on Saturday, April 6th.  Please refer to the information sent home by the Grade Seven teacher.

APRIL 9, 2019 – In-House Spelling Bee

Our annual In-house Spelling Bee for Grades 4-7 will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 10:45 am in the Gym.

APRIL 10, 2019 – VOW OF SILENCE – GRADE 6

The Grade 6 class will be silent from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm to stand up for people whose human rights are not respected and whose voices are not heard. All students can take part in this vow.

APRIL 11, 2019 – CLASS GROUP PHOTOS

Students must be dressed in full school uniform and proper shoes on Thursday, April 11th for the class group photos. If your child has gym class on this day, he/she is still required to wear their gym strip under their uniform.

APRIL 12, 2019 – BALL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Grade 7 Boys will be attending the annual St. Michael’s Archangel Cup Tournament at Moody Park Arena.

APRIL 12, 2019 – MASS

Parents/grandparents are welcome to join the OLS School on Friday, April 12th for the 9:00 am Mass.

APRIL 13, 2019 – FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT

Please refer to the information provided by the Grade Two teacher.

APRIL 16 AND 17, 2019 – PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS AT HOLY CROSS

The Intermediate Tournament will be held on April 16th at Notre Dame. The Primary Tournament for Grades 1 and 2 will be held at Holy Cross Elementary on April 17th. For more information regarding practices and the meets please refer to the notice that was sent home earlier this week.

APRIL 18, 2019 – STATIONS OF THE CROSS – 12:00 PM DISMISSAL

All parents are invited to join the students and staff of OLS for the Stations of the Cross from 10:45 am – 11:45 am in the Gym. All students should be in FULL UNIFORM.

APRIL 23 AND 24, 2019 – LICE CHECK

The next school-wide lice check will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th.  Thank you to Mrs. Kraljevic for doing this once again.

APRIL 25, 2019 – TRACK MEET

OLS is taking part in the “Friars Invitational Track and Field Meet” on Thursday, April 25th. This is the first track meet of the season and will be for Grades 3-7. It will be held at Swangard Stadium from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.

APRIL 26, 2019 – EARTH DAY – COLOUR DAY

Dress down in Earth colour tones on Friday, April 26th.  Those children having gym class on this day, are still required to wear gym strip under their clothes.

APRIL 28, 2019 – FAMILY MASS

The family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 28th.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass with our OLS School Choir.  The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

APRIL 2019 HOT LUNCH DATES:

April 4, 2019 (Thursday) Plain Hamburger (Grade 7 fundraiser)
April 11, 2019 (Thursday) Chicken Fingers
April 15, 2019 (Monday) – Note date change Pizza (Grade 7 fundraiser)
April 25, 2019 (Thursday) Sushi

REMINDERS:

March 15, 2019 – Basketball Jersey Return

Please return washed Basketball jersey by Friday, March 15th for team photos.\

LENT BOXES

Lent boxes have been sent home with students.  All boxes will be collected after Easter Monday (Tuesday, April 23rd).  We ask that ALL students label their box with their house colour. We also ask that you print the amount collected on the box. Please use this opportunity to encourage your child to give alms (to do charitable work).

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL

We are now accepting registration for both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Preschool classes for the September 2019 – June 2020 school year.  For further information, please contact the school at 604-253-2434 or by email preschool@myolosschool.com

ABSENTEE REMINDER:

A friendly reminder:  When sending in absentee notes, please ensure you add your child’s first and last name, grade, absence date, and reason for absence. It is very important that an absentee note is sent to school each time your child is away.  All absentee notes are to be emailed to office@ourladyofsorrows.ca.  

WEATHER/SNOW PROCEDURES

Please note:  Although students spend most of the school day 8:45 am. to 2:50 pm in the school, there is always the possibility students may need to be outside for 10-15 minutes of recess, fresh air, or movement between the church, gym and school.  Please ensure your children have appropriate attire for the winter season.

If you are still unsure of what to do if it snows, please follow the Extreme Weather/Snow Weather Procedures which is in the download section on the school website:  www.ourladyofsorrows.c

SCHOOL FRONT DOOR USE

PLEASE NOTE:  All students are to enter the school in the morning through the back door, NOT the front door.  The back door remains open until 8:55 am.  If your child is late (arriving after 9:00 am), only then should they enter through the front door to check in with the office.

Preschool parents are to ONLY USE the preschool door (Turner side) for drop off and pick up.

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB

Starting Monday, February 4th Afterschool Club went up to $5 per every 30 mins, starting at 3 pm, and ending at 5 pm. Afterschool care is offered by the Parish to help parents with late pick-ups and is NOT a subsidized or Government Day Care.  The cost of running this program has been increased due to staffing, repairs and maintaining the space.  This is a necessary change to help keep the program running. All families who regularly use the service have already been notified in advance, however, parents who wish to use this service in the future MUST NOTIFY the office PRIOR to their child’s dismissal to ensure teachers are aware of attendance. Thank you.

Please note that an important letter for all Afterschool Club parents will be distributed this week regarding check-in procedures.

NO- BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS!!!

PLEASE DO NOT PARK /BLOCK the Pender or Turner Street Driveways for Pick up/Drop-off or Masses, as we have many deliveries and large truck pick-ups daily.  Cars will be ticketed and towed as it is a danger to our students and families trying to navigate through the areas. Thank you for your understanding.

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School Bus Safety Drill March 2019

School Bus Safety Drill March 2019

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Grade 6s Coding Lesson

Grade 6s Coding Lesson

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Grade 4-5-6 visit the UBC student production of The Magic Flute

Grade 4-5-6 visit the UBC student production of The Magic Flute

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New Library Books for April 2019

New Library Books for April 2019

March 11, 2019

Our Lady of Sorrows School says “Yes”
An affirmative “Yes” to be willing to serve, ready to sacrifice and open to challenge so as to meet the needs of everyone in the community.