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January 22, 2020 Weekly E-Letter

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open to current families and siblings.  If you are interested in registering for either the Three Year Old Program or the Four Year Old Program please fill out an application form at the school office by Wednesday, January 29, 2020Registration will open to the public on Friday, January 31, 2020.

If you have any questions about our program please feel free to contact us at 604-253-2434 or email us at preschool@myolosschool.com.

JANUARY 15, 22 AND 29, 2020 – GRADE 7 DOWNHILL SKIING

The downhill skiing for the Grade 7 class that was cancelled on, Wednesday, January 15th, will be rescheduled. Mr. McCloskey will send out updated information once a new date has been scheduled. The downhill skiing scheduled for today, Wednesday, January 22nd and Wednesday, January 29th, will proceed as previously planned. Please refer to the original information package sent home from Mr. McCloskey.  Please note: it is very important that the students are dressed appropriately for this event.

JANUARY 24, 2020 – CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

The Grade 6 class will continue their Cross-Country skiing lessons on Friday, January 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 RECONCILIATION / FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS’ MEETING

This meeting will be held on Monday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.  One parent from each family must attend.

EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING

Early Morning Peer Tutoring resumed this week. Please remember to send both tutors and tutees through the Gr. 1 side door. Students should not be using the front entrance.

We also advise that Early Morning Peer Tutoring Sessions will take place on Thursday, January 30th as the Learning Support Workshop that was previously scheduled for this day has been postponed until April.

NOTRE DAME OPEN HOUSE – NEW DATE TBD

We will notify you once Notre Dame Regional High School advises us of their rescheduled open house date.

HOT LUNCH ORDERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL SESSION

Ordering for the hot lunch spring session opened on Wednesday, January 8th. Ordering will close today, Wednesday, January 22nd at 5 p.m. Once the ordering is closed, we cannot accept any other orders. Orders that have not been paid for by Wednesday, January 22nd at 5 p.m. will be cancelled. If you are sending cash or cheques, it must be received by Wednesday, January 22nd by 3 p.m. so your account can be adjusted by the deadline. You must order for the whole session 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 23, 2020 (Thursday) Soup
January 31, 2020 (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Chicken Burger

The burger hot lunch that was cancelled on Thursday, January 16th due to the school closure will be rescheduled.  We will notify you once we have the new date.

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! Further details will follow in the next few weeks.

YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA! 🌺

Saturday, April 4, 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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

REMINDERS:

WEATHER UPDATE

Please note, as the weather gets colder and rainier, we are asking parents to ensure students have proper Jackets and shoes, as well as NOT sending students who have gym in the morning only with PE strip! Students MUST stay outside until 8:35 a.m. as we have to ensure adequate supervision in the school while teachers are in staff prayer. Also, students may have to be outside throughout the day for recess or movement between the buildings (gym and Church). Please send jackets with hoods for your children to school daily, as well as ensuring proper uniform. Thank you.

SNOW PROCEDURES

If you are unsure of what to do on a snow day, please follow the Extreme Weather and Snow Weather Procedures which is located in the download section on the school website (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). Please do not call the school as the phones will be busy. Our Website will be updated by 7:15 a.m., as it is difficult to predict the exact times when snow may fall. Thank you for your diligence.

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. 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

The After-School Club runs from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost for this is $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. The Music Room is 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.