March 2017 Monthly Newsletter
MARCH HOT LUNCHES
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Pita Wrap Meal
Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Hamburger Meal
Thursday, March 9, 2017 – Pizza Meal
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Sushi Meal
FEBRUARY 26, 2017 - FAMILY SUNDAY MASS
All families are invited to join the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - GRADE 2 FIRST CONFESSIONS
Grade 2 First Confessions will be at 9:00 a.m. in the church.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS
There will be an Ash Wednesday School Mass in the church on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00am. The Grade 3’s will be preparing this Mass. All parents/grandparents are welcome to attend.
MARCH 1, 2017 - LENTEN BOXES: “SACRIFICES AND ALMSGIVING”
On Wednesday, March 1st (ASH WEDNESDAY) all students will receive a Lenten box. The funds of this annual collection go towards seminarians (men studying to become priests). Please support this special collection. This is also part of our house challenge this term. ALL BOXES will be collected the week of TUESDAY, APRIL 18th.
MARCH 8, 2017 - IMPORTANT DATE! MANDATORY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Mandatory Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. A member from each family must attend this mandatory meeting or a fine will be charged as per the Policy Handbook on Page 10 of your child’s Agenda. If you are unable to attend due to illness, vacation, etc., a letter must be sent addressed to the Parish Education Committee explaining why you will be absent from the meeting.
MARCH 10, 2017 – IMPORTANT DATE AND TIME CHANGE
Friday, March 10th dismissal is at 12:00 p.m. Please note there is no After School Care on this day.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME – MARCH 12, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017 daylight savings time begins and clocks "spring forward" one hour. The time should be changed one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday evening.
SPRING BREAK – March 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017
The school will be closed for Spring break the weeks of March 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017. School will re-open on Monday, March 27, 2017.
MARCH 26, 2017 - FAMILY MASS
All families are invited to celebrate with the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
MARCH 29, 2017 - IMPORTANT DATE! REGISTRATION PACKAGES/STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
Registration Packages for the 2017-2018 school year will only be handed out at the Annual General Meeting (March 8, 2017). No registration packages will be handed out prior to this meeting. Please follow the procedures mentioned above if you are unable to attend and pick up your package. All Registration Packages must be completed in full at home and returned at the Student-Led Conferences which will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Please note conference time forms were DUE BACK WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017.
CHILDREN’S VARIETY TELETHON PIN SALES
Thank you to all OLS students and staff for purchasing a Variety Club Telethon pin on RED DAY. We raised just over $850.00 for this charity.
WAY TO GO OLS !
Ms. Guzzo Grade 6
Student Drop-off Reminder and Outside Gate Safety
Student safety is very important! Please arrive early and drop off prior to 8:45 a.m. Playground is supervised from 8:15-8:45 a.m. mornings and 2:50-3:05 p.m. daily. Please follow drop-off zone rules! Please refrain from allowing your children to climb the fences or rock walls. It is unsafe for them. Parents are responsible to supervise children outside the gate.
INCOME TAX RECEIPT
Income tax receipts went home with students on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Please note that as of this year, tax receipts for the $175.00 Curriculum Fee will no longer be given.
SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 8, 2017 OUR LADY OF SORROWS 90TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
A letter regarding donations for this event went home on Monday, February 20, 2017.
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 2017-June 2018 school year. For
more information please contact the school at 604 253-2434 or email us at:
A friendly reminder: When sending in absentee notes, please add your child’s last name, grade and absentee date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the school.
Mr. Pasquale Balletta