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December 19, 2018 Weekly e-letter

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DECEMBER 20, 2018 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This year’s Christmas concert will be held in the gym.  The Matinee is at 1:00 pm and the Evening Show is at 7:00 pm. (please note new time).  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for Matinee and 6:15 p.m. for Evening performance.  Students are to be at school at 6:15 p.m.   Entrance to the concert will be by donation.  See below for costume needs. Pick up of students will be from the school for both shows.

Costume Needs

Grade Costume
Kindergarten – green/red/white top
– black bottoms- Santa hats provided by school
Grade 1 – Animal print/graphic or bright colour top
– black bottoms
Grade 2 – Pajamas
Grade 3 – red top
– black bottoms
Grade 4 – white top

– black bottoms

– Nativity Scene costumes and candles provided by school

Grade 5 – white top

– black bottoms

– gowns provided by school

Grade 6 – blue top

– black bottoms

Grade 7 – Cast costumes provided by school

DECEMBER 20, 2018 – GOURMET GINGERBREAD COOKIE & BEVERAGE CONCESSION

The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee will be hosting a cash concession at both the Matinee and Evening Christmas concerts.   Below are the concession items and pricing:

Gourmet Gingerbread Cookie $4.00 each
Coffee $2.00
Water Bottle $2.00
Cookie and Beverage $5.00
3 Gingerbread Cookies $10.00

DECEMBER 21, 2018 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

An order form for the “Breakfast with Santa” was sent home with students last week.  All order forms were to be returned by Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

DECEMBER 21, 2018 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY $2

Students donating $2 on this day towards the Holy Childhood Association may dress in green, red or other Christmas colours.

DECEMBER 21, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. DISMISSAL

Friday, December 21st 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 21, 2018 – GARBAGE BAG REQUIRED FOR CLEAN UP OF DESKS

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

EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING NEWS!

The Early Morning Peer Tutoring Program is going extremely well.  We have appreciated the dedication shown by our tutors and the effort demonstrated by our students.  We thank you for your support of this important program!  Please continue to send your child on time.  Tutors should arrive by 8:00 a.m.  Students by 8:10 a.m.  All involved should be entering the school by the outside stairwell leading to the Gr. 1 Classroom.  Please refrain from using the front or back doors.

Please note the following important dates:

Peer Tutoring will NOT take place on…

  • Thursday, December 20
  • Tuesday, January 8

Peer Tutoring will resume on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

SAVE THE DATE CASINO NIGHT – FEBRUARY 2, 2019

You have been dealt in…Our Lady of Sorrows School’s Casino Night will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019!  Tickets will be available in January 2019! Invite family & friends to join the fun! More details to follow in the New Year.

SPONSOR A CASINO TABLE or DONATE A PRIZE

Do you have a company who would be willing to sponsor a CASINO TABLE at the OLS CASINO NIGHT? Kindly offering company sponsorship featuring your company branding on the table you sponsor (min. $300 per table). Please contact: olsfundraising@gmail.com. We are also accepting prize donations. These donations can be dropped off at the school office in January.

OLS RAFFLE COMING SOON!!!

OLS Raffle Booklets will be sent home this Thursday with the eldest child. We have 4 incredible prizes this year! Tickets are only $5 each. We are asking every family to please sell one book of 10 tickets to family and friends over the holidays. If you need more tickets, please contact the school office to arrange for pick up or send a note with your child. All money raised will contribute to a new playground at our school. Raffle winners will be announced at the CASINO NIGHT on Feb 2, 2019.

JANUARY 7, 2019 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS

School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

REMINDERS:

2019 PARISH SUNDAY DONATION ENVELOPES

The 2019 Parish Donation Envelopes are available for pick up at the back of the church.   Please remember to pick up your envelopes ASAP.

PARENT ALERT REMINDER

We ask that all parents please review safety procedures with your children and ensure they are not left alone around the community. Children walking home should always walk in groups (the school requires a written note for permission to walk home, and smaller children must always be accompanied by an adult.  Again we want to remind all parents to ensure supervisors are present when dropping off in the morning, at the school or in the gym.

LOST AND FOUND NEWS

A link for Lost and Found items can now be found on the OLS website. Please check this link regularly to see if your child’s missing items have been turned into the Lost and Found bin.

PARKING AND PICKUP REMINDERS! – URGENT!

Please Note! We have had complaints made to the City regarding cars parking too close to the corners on Slocan and Turner Streets.  As a result, the City of Vancouver has been sending their bylaw enforcement officers around ticketing and towing cars. PLEASE remember to only park legally, respecting intersections, driveways and fire lanes!  Please refrain from blocking the lanes on Turner Street, the driveways behind the Church, and in front of the gym (even for short periods of time).  As many students are picked up by other members of family or friends, PLEASE remind all involved to respect the signs and rules of the roads. Thank you for your attention to this very important safety issue.