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February 6, 2019 Weekly e-letter

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WHAT A PARTY!

Thank you to all who attended our First Ever Casino Night last Saturday! It was extremely well organized and the feedback from our guests was impressive. We are very grateful to our Fundraising Committee for all their hard work, as an event of this magnitude takes months and months of planning and effort. We also want to thank our very generous sponsors and donors who provided us with great prizes and support. Our Committee will finalize all the proceeds and will send out a separate report for us to share soon. Again, a great big thank you to all for your continued support of our fundraiser and raffle books dedicated for a new playground for our students!

FEBRUARY 11-13, 2019 – CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK

Monday, February 11 is the start of Catholic Schools’ Week.  This week is designed to promote the many aspects of the Catholic school community.  This community helps guide its people in their devotion to the Faith.   By celebrating different facets of Our Lady of Sorrows School, we continue to strengthen the bonds that are the foundation of this Catholic Community.

  • February 11 (Monday) – “What I love about my Catholic School and Parish?”
    • Students will be dressed in uniform. There will be in class discussions and write ups.
  • February 12 (Tuesday) – Friends/Family Day
    • Red Day
    • Children’s Variety Telethon Pin Day (notices to pre-purchase $3 pin coming will be sent home on Monday, February 4, 2019)
    • Grade 7 Bake Sale
  • February 13 (Wednesday)
    • Choir Festival at ND- (morning only)
    • Jersey Day
    • 7 versus staff in a floor hockey game

FEBRUARY 14 & 15, 2019 CATHOLIC EDUCATOR’S CONFERENCE – NO SCHOOL

All teachers will be attending the Catholic Educator’s Conference on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.  The school will be closed for these two days.

FEBRUARY 18, 2019 – FAMILY DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, February 18 due to the Family Day holiday.

FEBRUARY 24, 2019 – SUNDAY FAMILY MASS

All families are invited to join the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, February 24. The Knights of Columbus also generously provides a Pancake Breakfast for our students for free at every Family Mass! The monthly Family Mass is a great way to help our students and their families meet the requirements of attending Sunday Masses. Thank You!

FEBRUARY 24, 2019 – FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT MASS

There will be an enrolment Mass for all Grade 2’s on Sunday, February 24, at 11:30am.

FEBRUARY 25, 2019 – MANDATORY CONFIRMATION MEETING

A confirmation meeting will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  This is a mandatory meeting for sponsors and confirmands.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 – COLOUR DAY – ANTIBULLING DAY

Details to follow.

FEBRUARY HOT LUNCHES

February 7, 2019 (Thursday) Sushi Lunch
February 21, 2019 (Thursday) Chicken Burger Lunch
February 28, 2019 (Thursday) Hot Dog Lunch (Gr. 7 Fundraiser)

 2018 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS

The 2018 school tax receipts will be available at the end of February 2019.  A notice regarding your income tax receipts have been sent home today, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 with students.  Please ensure you read this note, as the bottom part is due back to the school by Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

WEATHER/SNOW PROCEDURES

Please note:  Although students spend most of the school day 8:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. 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. Primary Students who come in gym strip may need additional clothing, sweats or tights to keep their legs warm. As well we recommend students wear their school sweaters over top of their gym strip.

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.ca

HOT LUNCH ORDERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL SESSION

Ordering for the hot lunch spring session is complete. Friday, February 1 at 5pm. was the deadline.

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 a.m.  If your child is late (arriving after 9:00 a.m.) 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 CARE

Starting Monday Feb 4th Afterschool care will go up to $5 per every 30 mins, starting at 3p.m., and ending at 5p.m. Afterschool care is offered by the Parish to help parents with late pick-ups and is NOT a subsidized or Government Day-care.  The costs of running this program have 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.

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 (Garbage and Recycling Trucks).  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!

MARCH 9, 2019 – MEXICAN FIESTA NIGHT!

The Grade 7 class will be hosting a fun night filled with delicious a Mexican dinner, one free drink, homemade guacamole & salsa, cash bar, dancing, silent auction, Whistler weekend getaway raffle, pinata and Margaritas!  Ticket order forms went home with students on Monday, February 4, 2019.  The forms are due back to the school by, Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 

All proceeds go to Grade 7 graduation and legacy gift.