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February 21, 2018 Weekly e-letter

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LENT BOXES
Lent boxes are being sent home with students today. All boxes will be collected after Easter Monday (Tuesday, April 3). 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 (charitable work). Last year OLS students raised just over $2,800.00, let’s try and meet/beat this amount.

FEBRUARY 24 – OLS PUB NIGHT – SCHOOL GYM
Our Lady of Sorrows School’s Pub Night is on Saturday, February 24 in the school gym. An order form with details for the Pub Night was sent home with students.

The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee is asking if families are able to provide prize donations for the Pub Night, to please contact Cidalia Pashalidis at 604-202-8540. This event is to raise funds for the traditional legacy gift the Grade 7 class leaves the school each year. This year, we will be purchasing iPads for the school. This event benefits all present and future students of OLS. Please note we have extended the deadline to hand in your ticket order form to February 15. Thank you for your support.

FEBRUARY 25, 2018 – SUNDAY FAMILY MASS
All families are invited to join the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m.

FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – GRADE 2 – FIRST RECONCILIATION
Grade 2 First Confessions will be held Tuesday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the church.

FEBRUARY 2018 HOT LUNCHES
February 23 (Friday) Grade 7 Fundraiser Hot Dog Meal

2017 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
The 2017 school tax receipts will be available at the end of February 2018. The Tax Receipt notice was sent home with students and were due back on Friday, February 16, 2018, if you have not already returned the notice please return ASAP. This form is important as it gives the school office authorization to either send the tax receipt home by mail or with your child.

MARCH 1, 2018- OLS ANTI-BULLYING DAY
OLS Anti-bullying Day — “Kindness” activities all day. Dress down day at no cost! Wear your favourite colour.

MARCH 7, 2018- IMPORTANT DATE! MANDATORY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Mandatory General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. A member from each family must attend this mandatory meeting or a fine will be charged as per the Policy Handbook on Page 10 of your child’s Agenda. If you are unable to attend due to illness, vacation, etc., a letter must be sent addressed to the Parish Education Committee explaining why you will be absent from the meeting. This meeting will also have a classroom component from 7-8 pm for Grades 4 to 7.

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL
We are now accepting registration for both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Preschool classes for September 2018 – June 2019 school year. For further information, please contact the school at 604-253-2434 or by email preschool@myolosschool.com

SUPERVISION AT SCHOOL GAMES – URGENT
Please do not send unsupervised children to any school sports games held in the gym. If you would like your child to wait for their sibling at the gym, you must make prior arrangements with another parent to supervise your child at the game. Send a notice to your child’s teacher with the following information; the school sport game, time and the name of the parent you are giving permission for your child to attend the game with. If you are unable to make arrangements for another parent to supervise your child, your child must be sent to the After-School Club, where supervision will be provided.

WEATHER PROCEDURES
As there is always a good chance there will be very wet/rainy days during the winter months in Vancouver, please ensure your child(ren) is prepared for wet/cold weather (coats, hats, proper footwear etc.).

Please note: This is important because students spend most of the school day 8:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the school, and there is always the possibility that they may need to be outside for 10-15 minutes of recess, fresh air, or movement between the church, gym and school.

If you are still unsure of what to do if it snows, please follow the Extreme Weather/Snow Weather Procedures which is in the download section on the school website: www.ourladyofsorrows.ca