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March 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 28, 2019 – COLOUR DAY – ANTIBULLYING DAY FOR OLS

Students may come dressed in their favourite colour to promote an awareness of kindness. If your child has Gym class on this day, please ensure that Gym attire and proper footwear are brought to school. The Drama Club will be sharing a special presentation with the entire school at 1:00 pm.

MARCH 4 & 11, 2019 – CONFESSION

Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be going to confession on March 4th. Grades 6 and 7 will be going on March 11th.

 MARCH 5, 2019 – GRADE 2 – FIRST RECONCILIATION

Grade 2 First Confessions will be held Tuesday, March 5th at 9:00 am in the church.

MARCH 6, 2019 – ASH WEDNESDAY SCHOOL MASS

There will be an Ash Wednesday School Mass in the church on Wednesday, March 6th at

9:00 am.  The Grade 3’s will be preparing this Mass.  All parents/grandparents are welcome to attend.  FULL UNIFORM IS MANDATORY.   Gym strip and runners must also be brought to school if your child has Gym class on this day.

MARCH 6, 2019 – LENT BOXES

Lent boxes will be sent home with students on Wednesday, March 6th. Please ensure your child has brought theirs home.  All boxes will be collected after Easter Monday (Tuesday, April 23rd).  We ask that ALL students label their box with their name and 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 (to do charitable work).

MARCH 7 & 14, 2019 – CURLING GRADE 5 STUDENTS

Grade 5 students will be participating in curling lessons on Thursday, March 7th & 14th.  Further details to follow.

MARCH 9, 2019 – MEXICAN FIESTA NIGHT! SOLD OUT

Many thanks to all who have purchased tickets and/or donated items towards the Grade 7 Mexican Fiesta fundraiser.  The event is SOLD OUT!  All proceeds go to the Grade 7 graduation and legacy gift for the school.

MARCH 10, 2019 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Don’t forget that on Sunday, March 10th Daylight Savings Time begins and clocks “spring forward” one hour.  The time should be changed one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday evening.

MARCH 13, 2019 – IMPORTANT DATE! MANDATORY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Mandatory General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:45 pm 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. Registration packages will only be available for pick up at the Annual General Meeting.  Please note the packages will not be given out prior to the meeting.

 MARCH 14, 2019 – DESK CLEAR OUT

Please send a large black garbage bag to school with your child on Thursday, March 14th.  The students will need the bag in order to clear out their entire desk for Spring Break cleaning. This does not pertain to Kindergarten.

 MARCH 15, 2019 – GREEN COLOUR DAY

Students will have an opportunity to dress down in green coloured clothing. Please bring a toonie.

MARCH 15, 2019- REPORT CARDS

Report cards will go home on Friday, March 15.  Please ensure you check your child’s bag and communication folders.

MARCH 18 – MARCH 29, 2019 – SPRING BREAK

The school will be closed for Spring Break the weeks of March 18th to March 29th.  School will reopen on Monday, April 1st. We would like to wish all families a safe and healthy Spring Break.

MARCH 2018 HOT LUNCH DATES:

March 7, 2019 Teriyaki Bowl
March 14, 2019 Pizza Lunch (Gr. 7 Fundraiser)

REMINDERS:

APRIL 3, 2019 – STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – 12:00 pm DISMISSAL

Wednesday, April 3rd the student-led conferences will be held from 1:00 pm to approximately 5:30 pm.  Please refer to your child’s confirmed scheduled time that will be sent home with report cards.  There will be 12:00 pm dismissal and NO After School Club on this day.

APRIL 3, 2019 – REGISTRATION PACKAGES DUE

Registration packages are due Wednesday, April 3rd.  Please drop off the registration package at the office prior to going to the student-led conference.

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL

We are now accepting registration for both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Preschool classes for September 2019 – June 2020 school year.  For further information, please contact the school at 604-253-2434 or by email preschool@myolosschool.com

ABSENTEE REMINDER:

A friendly reminder:  When sending in absentee notes, please ensure you add your child’s first and last name, grade, absence date, and reason for absence. It is very important that an absentee note is sent to school each time your child is away.  All absentee notes are to be emailed to office@ourladyofsorrows.ca.  

WEATHER/SNOW PROCEDURES

Please note:  Although students spend most of the school day 8:45 am. to 2:50 pm in the school, there is always the possibility students may need to be outside for 10-15 minutes of recess, fresh air, or movement between the church, gym and school.  Please ensure your children have appropriate attire for the winter season.

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

 SCHOOL FRONT DOOR USE

PLEASE NOTE:  All students are to enter the school in the morning through the back door, NOT the front door.  The back door remains open until 8:55 am.  If your child is late (arriving after 9:00 am) only then should they enter through the front door to check in with the office.

Preschool parents are to ONLY USE the preschool door (Turner side) for drop off and pick up.

 AFTERSCHOOL CLUB

Starting Monday Feb 4th Afterschool Club went up to $5 per every 30 mins, starting at 3 pm, and ending at 5 pm. Afterschool care is offered by the Parish to help parents with late pick-ups and is NOT a subsidized or Government Daycare.  The cost of running this program has been increased due to staffing, repairs and maintaining the space.  This is a necessary change to help keep the program running. All families who regularly use the service have already been notified in advance, however, parents who wish to use this service in the future MUST NOTIFY the office PRIOR to their child’s dismissal to ensure teachers are aware of attendance. Thank you.

Please note that an important letter for all Afterschool Club parents will be distributed this week regarding check-in procedures.

NO- BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS!!!

PLEASE DO NOT PARK /BLOCK the Pender or Turner Street Driveways for Pick up/Drop- off or Masses, as we have many deliveries and large truck pick-ups daily.  Cars will be ticketed and towed as it is a danger to our students and families trying to navigate through the areas. Thank you for your understanding!