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November 20, 2019 Weekly E-Letter

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NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – OLS KINDNESS DAY

Kindness Day will be held on Wednesday, November 20th. Our Lady of Sorrows has initiated a Kindness Project which is replacing Anti-Bullying day.

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 – OLS FALL ASSEMBLY

There will be a Fall Sports Assembly recognizing our Cross-Country top 10 runners, our Boys Soccer, and our Boys and Girls Volleyball teams immediately following our Read- a -Thon Assembly at 11:15am in the Gym. Please return all jerseys (washed) by this date, as Team Photos will follow. Congrats to all Teams!

NOVEMBER 22, 2019 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS teachers on Friday, November 22nd; therefore, there will be no school for students on this day.

NOVEMBER 24, 2019 – CONFIRMATION ENROLLMENT MASS

All students in Grade 7 who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation will be required to attend this Mass on Sunday, November 24th at 11:30 a.m.

NOVEMBER 24, 2019 – FAMILY MASS

The Family Mass will be on Sunday, November 24th at 11:30 a.m. We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass.  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 FREE pancake breakfast for our students after the Family Mass, so we hope you can all enjoy and participate in this important celebration.

HOT LUNCHES

 

Thursday, November 21st Chicken Strips
Friday, November 29th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Hot Dog

REMINDERS:

HALLOWEEN BASH – CAKE BOSS CHALLENGE

If anyone took home cake stands, glass or plastic containers from the Cake Walk Contest, please return them to the office so we can return all items to our various bakers.

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. in the afternoon. 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.