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December 13, 2017 Weekly e-letter

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Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff, Leadership Council, and the volunteers working for the “Shoe Box Project”, we would like to thank you for your generosity in donating gifts to help the women in the Downtown Eastside. Our Leadership Council had an initial goal of 25 shoeboxes and as the donations ‘poured’ in they began to expand their goal.  As of today, we were able to wrap close to 40 shoeboxes.  The staff, as well as the volunteers, cannot thank you all enough for opening up your hearts to those in need and spreading our theme of “Caring for Everyone in Our Common Home.”  It was a beautiful community effort.  Thank you!   OLS Staff

DECEMBER 18, 2017 – ADVENT PARALITURGY

Our third Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by Gr. 7. The Gr. 7 class will also be receiving confession on this day.

DECEMBER 21, 2017 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This year’s Christmas concert will be held in the church. Matinee show at 1:00 pm and evening show at 6:30 pm.  Please note entrance is by donation.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT DRESS ATTIRE:

For the Christmas concert, all students must wear dark bottoms (preferably black or navy blue) and solid white tops with no logos or writing.  Thank you for your support.

The dress rehearsal will be on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Students should come dressed in dark bottoms and white tops on Wednesday, December 20th and Thursday, December 21st.

DECEMBER 22, 2017 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Order forms were sent home on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Forms and donations were due Thursday, December 7, 2017.

DECEMBER 22, 2017 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY $2

Students donating $2 on this day towards the “Toonie for Tuition” may dress in green, red or other Christmas colours.

DECEMBER 22, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. DISMISSAL

Friday, December 22nd is the last day of school before Christmas vacation. Dismissal is at 12:00 pm. There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB on this day.

DECEMBER HOT LUNCHES

December 15th, 2017 –   Pizza Lunch (Grade 7 Fundraiser)

REMINDERS:

EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING!!!

There WILL be tutoring on Thursday, December 14th

There WILL NOT be tutoring on these dates:

Tuesday, December 19th, Thursday, December 21st, Tuesday, January 9th, Thursday, January 11th.

Regularly scheduled tutoring will resume on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.  Thank you for your continued support and attention to these dates.   Sincerely, Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Radford.

JANUARY 8, 2018 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS

School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

Clean up for Christmas break will take place next week.   Please have your child bring a large garbage bag to school to clean out their desks by Thursday, December 21.