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November 2019 Newsletter

By October 30, 2019 No Comments

Thank you to our participation parents! We wish to thank all our hardworking Supervisors, Hot Lunch moms, Bingo workers, Classroom and Office helpers, and our Maintenance crew who have just completed updating our perimeter security lighting. Thank you to Carmine Cotoia and Anthoni Pasqua for their amazing work! Also, thank you to our PEC leaders Gino Matino and Tony Medeiros for their leadership of our maintenance and Cidalia Pashalidis and Cristina Morra for their support of our amazing Fundraising committee! Thank you again to all parent volunteers!! This is what makes our school so GREAT!

HALLOWEEN BASH – THANK YOU!

The Halloween Bash 2019 was a fun filled event! Thank you to everyone who came out to support this school function and to all the OLS families who donated a prize, baked a cake, or volunteered their time to help out at this event. A HUGE thank you to all the high school volunteers and Via Tevere for all the amazing FOOD! This event would not have been a success without all your support and generosity! Thank you to the amazing Halloween Bash Committee for all their planning and organization: Mirella Gargiulo, Maria Conte, Anna Martello, Teresa Haydamack, Jennifer Ricci, Janice Amoruso, Jessica Pineda Mejia, Damiano Di Popolo, and Carmine Marano. Thank you for making this school event another success!

Cake boss champions were:

1st place – Giulia, Siena, and Tia Martinelli and Diana and Alessia Ciccone

2nd place – Adelle Fassler

3rd place – Nico Mattia

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 it to the bakers.

OCTOBER 31, 2019 – COLOUR DAY

Students may come to school dressed in Halloween colours (e.g. orange and black) on this day. Please note, no costumes or accessories are permitted.

OCTOBER 1-31, 2019 – READ-A-THON

Refer to the notice that was sent home with students for further details.  Please remember that ALL reading records need to be returned on Thursday, October 31st by 3:00 p.m. to be eligible for prizes.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019 – MASS GRADE 7 CLASS

Parents/Grandparents are welcome to join the OLS School on Friday, November 1st at 9:00 a.m. for Mass.

NOVEMBER 3, 2019 – OLS PARISH CRAFT FAIR

There will be food, games, crafts, jewelry, baking, clothing and raffle prizes.  There will be something for the whole family!  Make sure to come by after Mass on Sunday, November 3rd between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 4-7, 2019 – REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPY DONATIONS

Students from Grade 6 will be going to classrooms to collect a $1 minimum donation for poppies from November 4th to 7th.

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 – REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

All parents/grandparents are welcome to join the OLS staff and students at a Remembrance Day Service to be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the school gym.  Students must bring their gym strip and runners to school on this day if they have gym class.

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 – GREEN THUMB THEATRE

Green Thumb Theatre’s production of “The New Canadian Kid” will take place at 9:15 a.m. in our gym. Students from Kindergarten to Gr. 7 will be attending.

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS teachers on Friday, November 8th; therefore, there will be no school for students on this day.

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 – REMEMBRANCE DAY STAT HOLIDAY

There will be no school on Monday, November 11th, as it is the Remembrance Day Stat Holiday.

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 – READ-A-THON

Read-a-thon pages were due by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st.  All Read-a-thon pledges are due on Wednesday, November 15th.  There will be a Read-a-thon assembly on Thursday, November 21st.

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 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 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.

HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, November 7th Teriyaki Bowl
Thursday, November 14th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Pizza
Thursday, November 21st Chicken Strips
Friday, November 29th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) Hot Dog

AGAPE STREET MINISTRY DONATIONS

Once again, we reach out to OLS families for their donations of extra Halloween candy.  We will be accepting candy until Tuesday, November 5th.  All candy donated will go to AGAPE Street Ministry.

REMINDERS:

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.

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.