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January 2020 Monthly Newsletter

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JANUARY 10, 2020 – MASS

Parents/grandparents are welcome to join the OLS School on Friday, January 10th at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

JANUARY 14, 2020 – EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING

Regular scheduled tutoring will resume on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

JANUARY 14 AND 15, 2020 – LICE CHECK

With the colder and wetter weather upon us, the students are indoors more, and our Lice Nurse Volunteer has reminded us to continue checking for lice at home on a weekly basis. The next school-wide lice check will be conducted on Tuesday, January 14th (Intermediate) and Wednesday, January 15th (Primaries). Thank you to Mrs. Kraljevic for doing this once again.

JANUARY 15, 22 & 29, 2020 – DOWNHILL SKIING

Downhill skiing for the Grade 7 class will begin on Wednesday, January 15th and will continue the following two Wednesdays, January 22nd and January 29th.  Please refer to the information package sent home from Mr. McCloskey.  Please note: it is very important that the students are dressed appropriately for this event.

JANUARY 16 & 17, 2020 – NOTRE DAME OPEN HOUSE & PLACEMENT EXAM FOR GRADE 8

Notre Dame Regional High School will be having an open house on Thursday, January 16th at    6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Hall. The Placement Exam will take place on Friday, January 17th at

12:00 p.m.

JANUARY 17, 2020 – LASER MASTER GAME + MATHEMATICS PROGRAMME

The 2nd adventure for Lasermaster will begin on Thursday, January 9th and will end on Thursday, March 12th (10 classes).

The link to the new enrolment form is as follows:  https://lasermaster.com/collections/our-lady-of-sorrows-school

JANUARY 17 & 24, 2020 – CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING.

The Grade 6 class will begin their Cross-Country skiing lessons on Friday, January 17th and 24th.  Please refer to the information package sent home from Mr. McCloskey.  Please note: it is very important that the students are dressed appropriately for this event.

JANUARY 26, 2020 – FAMILY MASS – 11:30 a.m.

The Family Mass will be on Sunday, January 26th 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.

JANUARY 27, 2020 – FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS’ MEETING

The First Communion meeting will be held on Monday, January 27th at 6:45 p.m. in the gym.  One parent from each family must attend.

HOT LUNCH ORDERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL SESSION

Ordering for the hot lunch spring session is now open. Ordering will close on Friday, February 1st at 5 p.m. Once the ordering is closed, we cannot accept any other orders. Orders that have not been paid for by Friday, February 1st at 5 p.m. will be cancelled. If you are sending cash or cheques, it must be received by February 1st by 3 p.m. so your account can be adjusted by the deadline. You must order for the whole session (February 21st to June 6th) by the deadline.

Payments can be made by cheque or cash (dropped off at the office in an envelope with your child’s name on it) or by credit card online. Please note, the school does get charged transaction fees for the credit card payment so if you’d prefer to pay by cheque or cash, that is welcome.

If you have NEVER logged into the Munchalunch program, please follow this link to register:

https://munchalunch.com/schools/ourladyofsorrows/

If you have already registered and need to log on, please follow this link: https://munchalunch.com/login  When you are ready to order, click on the “order lunch” tab on the top right hand side of the website. Feel free to send any questions or comments to oloshotlunch@gmail.com.

JANUARY HOT LUNCHES

January 9, 2020 (Thursday) Sushi
January 16, 2020 (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Burger
January 23, 2020 (Thursday) Soup
January 31, 2020 (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Chicken Burger

REMINDERS: 

SNOW PROCEDURES

If you are unsure of what to do on a snow day, please follow the Extreme Weather/Snow Weather Procedures which is located in the download section on the school website:  www.ourladyofsorrows.ca

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.