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April 3, 2019 Weekly e-letter

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APRIL 3, 2019 – REMINDER COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE FIELD PROJECT

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Notre Dame, in conjunction with the City of Vancouver, will be hosting a community open house from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Alumni Gymnasium.  The Notre Dame community is asking for as many families to sign the petition for the go ahead of the field.

The main purpose of this event is to provide accurate and up to date information related to the field project.

KBMR Architects have applied to the City of Vancouver for permission to develop this site with a new all-weather playing field. The proposal includes the following: • A new artificial turf playing surface; • New bleachers and viewing platform; • New retaining walls; and • Reconfiguration of the parking and loading. Under the site’s existing RS-1 zoning, the application is “conditional”, so it may be permitted; however, it requires the decision of the Director of Planning. To learn more, Notre Dame School is hosting a Community Open House: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm Notre Dame Regional Secondary School 2880 Venables Street. We welcome your written comments on this application by April 19, 2019. For more information and updates, visit: vancouver.ca/devapps Or contact Andrew Wroblewski, Project Facilitator at 604.673.8460 or andrew.wroblewski@vancouver.ca

 APRIL 3rd – 5th, 2019 – CLOTHING DRIVE HOUSE DRIVE

Please drop off all items at glass doors of gym during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, April 3rd 8 – 8:45 am / 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, April 4th 8 – 8:45 am / 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday, April 5th 8 – 8:45 am

Remember to label all bags with your child’s house colour.

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 – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE

Our annual In-house Spelling Bee for Grades 4-7 will be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 1:00 PM in the Gym.

APRIL 11, 2019 – VOW OF SILENCE – GRADE 6 – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

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. Please refer to the letter sent home regarding this for more information.

APRIL 12, 2019 – SCHOOL 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 24, 2019 – PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS AT HOLY CROSS AND NOTRE DAME

The Primary Tournament for Grades 1 and 2 will be held at Holy Cross Elementary on April 16th.  The Intermediate Tournament for Grades 3 – 7 will be held at Notre Dame on April 24th. Times to be determined. For more information regarding practices 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, 2019- LENT BOXES

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).

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:

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.  

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.

 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!