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January 29, 2020 Weekly E-Letter

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE FROM FISA

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. Please read the notice that is being sent home today with the February Calendar.

You may also visit the BC Centre for Disease Control site for up-to-date information:

http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus

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. Registration 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 30, 2020 – EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING

We 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.

JANUARY 30 and 31, 2020 – OLS GRADE 5 BOYS’ and GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CONCESSION

The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee will be hosting a cash concession during the Grade 5 Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Tournament taking place in our school gym on Thursday, January 30th and Friday January 31st from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 – NOTRE DAME BAND PERFORMANCE

The Notre Dame Band will be performing for Gr. 1-7 students at 9:00 a.m. in the school gym.

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.

JANUARY HOT LUNCHES

January 31, 2020 (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Chicken Burger

The burger hot lunch that was cancelled on Thursday, January 16th due to the school closure has been rescheduled for Friday, February 7th.

GRADE 7 FUNDRAISING PUB NIGHT

The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee will be hosting a Hawaiian themed Pub Night. 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.