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February 12, 2020 Weekly E-Letter

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE FROM FISA AND MR. BALLETTA

Recognizing the safety and health of all members of our school communities is a primary concern. Updated and accurate information on potential threats, such as the Novel Coronavirus, are extremely important.

As mentioned in the recent Deputy Minister’s Bulletin, the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) are advising that the risk to the general public, including school-age children, from the Coronavirus is very low. The PHO and the MoH will continue to communicate with school authorities and provide updates as required.

As we are a Multi-Ethnic Community, some of our parents or families may have travelled over the holidays to areas which were affected by the virus. We have been in contact with all families about screening for symptoms prior to their return. However, this process will depend on parents reporting their travels. As there are only 2 minor cases reported in all of BC, the risk to our school community is extremely low. We are asking parents NOT to panic or make families that may have visited Asia feel uncomfortable.  We understand there are students and staff with compromised immune systems which are at greater risk for infection.  Therefore, we ask all parents to keep feverish or flu symptom children at home to reduce the risks, as well as wash hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes. Again, good health practices as with the “normal flu” virus is encouraged to prevent the spread of all viruses.

The following is a link to the joint statement provided by the Health Minister and the Provincial Health Officer on the confirmed cases in BC:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0028-000258

Thank you.

FEBRUARY 13 and 14, 2020 CATHOLIC EDUCATOR’S CONFERENCE – NO SCHOOL

All teachers will be attending the Catholic Educator’s Conference on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th.  The school will be closed for these two days.

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 – FAMILY DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, February 17th due to the Family Day holiday.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020 – GRADE 7 – 3RD & FINAL DOWNHILL SKIING LESSON

Grade 7 final downhill skiing lesson is February 19, 2020.

FEBRUARY 23, 2020 – FAMILY MASS – 11:30 a.m.

The Family Mass will be on Sunday, February 23rd at 11:30 a.m.  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 required Sunday liturgy. The Knights of Columbus usually have a pancake breakfast FREE for our students after the Family Mass, so we hope you can all enjoy and participate in this important celebration.

FEBRUARY 23, 2020 – FIRST COMMUNION ENROLLMENT MASS

There will be an enrolment Mass for all Grade 2’s on Sunday, February 23rd at 11:30 a.m.

FEBRUARY 24, 2020 – MANDATORY CONFIRMATION MEETING

A confirmation meeting will be held on Monday, February 24th at 6:45 p.m. in the gym.  This is a mandatory meeting for sponsors and confirmands.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 – PEER TUTORING NEWS

Please be advised that there will be no early morning tutoring on this day.

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – MASS GRADE 3 CLASS

Parents and Grandparents are welcome to join the OLS School on Wednesday, February 26th at 9:00 a.m. for Mass.

UBC EARLY DEVELOPMENT STUDY

The UBC Early Development Study will take place on the mornings of February 24th – 25th, 27th – 28th and March 2nd – 6th. Only students who returned their consent forms with authorization will partake in this study.

2020 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS

The 2019 school tax receipts will be available at the end of February 2020.  Further details will be sent home with students.

GRADE 7 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE REMINDERS

  1. Bottle Drive– The Grade 7 Committee’s Bottle Drive is ongoing!  We ask that you help support our fundraising efforts by returning your bottles in the transparent bag supplied to you with the pre-printed label containing our account number on it to an Express Depot near you.  Just drop off in a designated drop zone and go! If you require more bags, please email k_madunic@shaw.ca stating how many labelled bags you would like, your oldest child’s name and their grade.

*You may also use your own transparent bags and print labels at your local Express Depot using the schools phone number (604)253-2434. Simply attach the label to your bag, drop and go!

 

  1. Grade 7 Fundraising 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!  Ticket forms will be distributed soon.

 YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA! 🌺

April 4, 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

FEBRUARY HOT LUNCHES

February 21, 2020 (Friday – Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Hot Dog
February 27, 2020 (Friday) Chicken Strips