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May 9, 2018 Weekly e-letter

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CHAMBER CHOIR NEWS

Congratulations to our Chamber Choir for being awarded Silver in the St. Thomas More Chancellor Festival. The Chamber Choir and Mr. Pepe would like to thank the students, teachers, Mr. Balletta and parents for their support.

MIGRANT FARM WORKERS HELP!
Last week a fire burned down the residences of 78 Mexican Farm Workers in Abbotsford. Luckily no one was hurt. However, the entire contents of their belongings were destroyed. As this group is served by our Scalabrini Missions, we are asking families to help by making a donation to help our Sisters fund the replacement of personal belongings. Last week a special envelope was attached to the May 2018 newsletter for anyone wishing to donate, if you have not already done so, it is not too late to do so. We are NOT collecting clothes, but rather wish to leave it to the Sisters to use the monies donated in the best way possible, and purchase what is needed most. The last day for collections will be Friday, May 11th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

MAY 2018 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS
Students may now wear their Spring uniform to school. However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters, vests or cardigans and black shoes) on Mass or special days.
Please take advantage of the focus week (details below)!

MAY 6-12 – NEAT UNIFORMS FOCUS WEEK
Neat uniforms welcomes Our Lady of Sorrows’ parents to shop this week from May 6-12, 2018 for uniforms. This year Neat Uniforms will be offering 10% in Gift Certificates on the total purchase which can be used towards any future purchases! Uniforms should be replaced due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.

MAY 10TH AND MAY 12TH, 2018- FIRST COMMUNION NEWS
On Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a mandatory First Communion Rehearsal for all Grade 2 students and parents in the gym. First Communion will be on Saturday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 14, 2018 – FRIENDSHIP TRACK MEET
Grades 3-7 will be participating in a Friendship Track Meet at Mercer Stadium, rain or shine. Please refer to Track and Field notice for details. Please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 17, 2018 – OLS WALK-A-THON – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Thursday, May 17, 2018 will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. Please refer to the notice that went home with students. Please note there will be a 12:00 p.m. dismissal on this day and there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE available.

MAY 18, 2018 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY- NO SCHOOL
There will be no school for students on Friday, May 18, 2018.

MAY 21, 2018 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, May 21, 2018.

MAY 23, 2018 – OLS TRACK MEET
Grades 3-7 will be participating in the OLS Track Meet at Swangard Stadium rain or shine. Please refer to Track and Field notice for details. Please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 24, 2018 – CLASS PHOTO’S RETAKES
Due to unforeseen circumstances all class photos will need to be retaken. Full uniform is mandatory this day.

MAY 27, 2018 – FAMILY MASS
The family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 27. 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 Sunday liturgy.

MAY 30 AND JUNE 6, 2018 CISVA TRACK MEET
Please refer to Track and Field notice for details. Please make sure students are dressed for the weather.

MAY 31, 2018 – KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION
Kindergarten Orientation for students starting Kindergarten in September 2018 will be on Thursday, May 31. There will be no school for current Kindergartners.

MAY 31, 2018 – CROWNING OF MARY
The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Thursday, May 31 at OLS Church at 7:00 p.m.

MAY 2018 HOT LUNCH DATES:
May 10, 2018 (Thursday) Pita Wrap
May 24, 2018 (Thursday) Rice Bowl

PEC ELECTIONS
Nominations for our OLS Parish Education Committee are now being accepted until May 15, 2018 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in running for PEC, you must be a member of the Parish and School Community for a minimum of 2 years. Nomination forms can be found at the School office and school website. Nominations MUST be dropped off or signed by our Nomination Committee,
Mr. Roger Gil or Mrs. Cidalia Pashalidis prior to 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2018. Please see requirements for PEC members on the OLS website. Thank you.

REMINDERS:

GRADE 7 FUNDERAISER
Parents of the Grade 7 class will be selling treats afterschool on Fridays for $2.00 each. Thank you for your continued support!

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