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February 7, 2018 Weekly e-letter

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FEBRUARY 8 & 9, 2018 CATHOLIC EDUCATOR’S CONFERENCE – NO SCHOOL
All teachers will be attending the Catholic Educator’s Conference on Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9. The school will be closed for these two days.

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – FAMILY DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, February 12 due to the Family Day holiday.

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – RED COLOUR PIN DAY & SHROVE TUESDAY
Children’s Variety Pins will be sold for $3 and can be worn on Red Pin Day.

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – GRADE 7 BAKE SALE
There will be a Grade 7 Bake Sale on Red Pin Day Tuesday, February 13 as well.

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 – ASH WEDNESDAY SCHOOL MASS
There will be an Ash Wednesday School Mass in the church on Wednesday, February 14 at 9:00 a.m. The Grade 3’s will be preparing this Mass. All parents/grandparents are welcome to attend. FULL UNIFORM MANDATORY. Gym strip and runners must also be brought to school on this day.

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.

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 15 (Thursday) – Hamburger Meal

February 23 (Friday) – Hot Dog Meal – Gr. 7 Fundraiser

2017 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
The 2017 school tax receipts will be available at the end of February 2018. Further details will be sent home with students.

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL 2018-2019
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 informing them of 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 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