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December 2019 Newsletter

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DECEMBER 2, 2019 – ADVENT PARALITURGY

Our first Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 2nd at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by Gr. 5 & 6. The Gr. 5 & 6 classes will be receiving confession on this day.

DECEMBER 4, 2019 – PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th.  Please refer to the  notices sent home on Friday, November 29th, with your assigned time!  Please remember there will be no school on Wednesday, December 4th for students.

DECEMBER 9, 2019 – ADVENT PARALITURGY

Our second Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by Gr. 3 & 4. The Gr. 3 & 4 classes will be receiving confession on this day.

DECEMBER 16, 2019 – ADVENT PARALITURGY

Our third Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 16th 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 19, 2019 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This year’s Christmas Concert will be held in the Church.  The Matinee is at 1:00 p.m. and the Evening show is at 6:30 p.m.  Entrance to the concert will be by donation.

DECEMBER 20, 2019 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

An order form for the “Breakfast with Santa” was sent home with students today. All order forms must be returned by Friday, December 6th.

DECEMBER 20, 2019 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY $2

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

DECEMBER 20, 2019 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL

Friday, December 20th is the last day of school before Christmas vacation.  Dismissal is at

12:00 p.m.  There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB on this day.

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 that our last Peer Tutoring session will be Thursday, December 12th.

Peer Tutoring will resume for the New Year on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

JANUARY 6, 2020 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS

School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, December 5th Wrap
Thursday, December 13th

(Gr. 7 Fundraiser)

Cobbs

GRADE 7 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE REMINDER

1.     This is a friendly reminder that the Poinsettia and Gingerbread order forms are due back to the school before Thursday, November 28th.

  • (Pick up for the Poinsettias is on Friday, December 6th)
  • (Pick up for Gingerbread Cookies is on Monday, December 9th)

2.     We will be selling Candy Bags ($2 per bag) after school on Friday, November 29th.

3.     SAVE THE DATE – Grade 7 Fundraising Pub Night – April 4, 2020.

                                                            YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA! 🌺

                                                                                Pub night

The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee will be hosting a Hawaiian themed Pub night and we are hoping to fill the house, so mark it on your Calendars!  Details to follow. 

Thank you in advance for your continued support towards raising money for this year’s legacy gift for the school!

REMINDERS:

NEW OFFICE EMAIL

For all absentees and inquiries, please note that the email addresses for our OLS office have been merged into one email account. Please ensure you update our contact information to office@myolosschool.com.

PARENT PARTICIPATION SIGN IN BINDERS (SCHOOL)

For parents who participate in the school, we remind you to complete the sign in sheet with your name on it in the appropriate binder. Please ask office staff for assistance to locate the binders.

STUDENT SAFETY

Student safety is very important!  Please arrive early and drop off prior to 8:45 a.m.  The playground area is supervised from 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. in the morning and 2:50 – 3:05 p.m.

Please follow drop off zone rules! Please do not block the driveways as we have regular deliveries and drop offs in the morning as well! Also, please refrain from bringing dogs into the playground areas or school as it contravenes the Health By-laws. They are fine to wait outside the playground. Thank you for your attention to all matters related to student safety!

VISITOR TAGS

For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors and parents are required to report to the school office where a “Visitor” tag will be issued if needed.  We ask that all parents/visitors only use the Main School entrance on Slocan Street to enter the school.  During instructional time, parents are not to go to their child’s classroom.  Any supplies or lunches (labelled with child’s name and grade) are to be left at the office.  It is your child’s responsibility (not the office staff) to retrieve their lunch or supplies from the school office. We also wish to restrict calls home for supplies and lunches, so please have your child review daily routines and help them to prepare for their day prior to bedtime. We encourage your children to bring all necessary items to school daily. Thank you.

ABSENTEES

It is very important that you call the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late.  This will eliminate the need to call you to check if your child is home.  Upon your child’s return to school, you must send a note to the classroom teacher explaining the reason for the absence.  Please also include all dates absent.  If you have more than one child, we require separate notes for each one.  This information is required for our annual Attendance Audit which determines our Government funding for the year.  We ask that all notes be written at home, not last minute at the school office.  Absentee notes may also be emailed to the following email address:  office@myolosschool.com

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB NEWS!

Starting Friday, November 1st, The After-School Club will ONLY run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The cost for this will be $5.00 per 30 minutes per student until 4:30 p.m.  After 4:30 p.m., the cost will be an additional $10.00 per student per 30 minutes.  Please complete the After-School Club Form attached to this newsletter.  The Music Room will once again be the location for the After-School Club.  Children are to be picked up using the outside Music Room door (Turner Street side of school) and must sign out before leaving.