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October 16, 2019 Newsletter

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OCTOBER 18, 2019 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS staff on Friday, October 18th.  There will be no school for students on this day.

OCTOBER 22, 24 AND 29, 2019 – BURNABY ART GALLERY OUTREACH WORKSHOP

On these dates, we will be discovering the Burnaby Art Gallery’s Permanent Art Collections, focusing on handmade prints by First Nations artists. Using real artworks from the collection, students will make comparisons between the different techniques and elements of meaning in the works. The class will consider the significance of the ecosystem and environment which are represented in the selected First Nations works. Students will create their own art piece inspired by the connection with the environment and explore how different mediums work together.

OCTOBER 23, 2019 – LIVING ROSARY AT 2 P.M.

Students are expected to be in full uniform this day.

OCTOBER 25, 2019 – HALLOWEEN BASH COMING SOON!

Please join us for the OLS Annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. This is a family fun community event that will happen in the OLS gym. Tickets include access to carnival games, crafts and dancing. Every child is guaranteed to win a prize! NEW this year will be the CAKE BOSS CHALLENGE/CAKE WALK and THE VIA TEVERE FOOD TRUCK. Ticket and food order forms went home on Tuesday. Costumes are highly recommended. Invite family and friends to join the fun and make this event a success! This event always sells out, so please return your order form to the school office as soon as possible.

CAKE BOSS CHALLENGE / CAKE WALK AT THE BASH

Do you have a passion for baking? Do you love decorating cakes? Do you want to be the first OLS Cake Boss Champion? Then this is the challenge for you. Enter the contest by sending back your participant form or emailing: olsfundraising@gmail.com by Monday, October 21st. We welcome an assortment of cakes and designs. All cakes will be displayed at the Halloween Bash. Guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite design and can enter to win the cake of their choice. The first-place contestant will WIN the Cake Boss Trophy & a $100 VISA gift card. Runner-up prizes will also be given! Further information was sent home on Tuesday.

OCTOBER 27, 2019 – FAMILY MASS AT 11:30 A.M

The Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 27th.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass with our School Choir.  The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

OCTOBER 28, 2019 – CONFIRMATION PARENT MEETING AT 6:30 P.M.

A notice will be sent home with further details.

OCTOBER 31, 2019 – COLOUR DAY

Students may come to school dressed in Halloween colours (e.g. orange and black) on this day.

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 Friday, November 1st by 3:00 p.m. to be eligible for prizes.

HOT LUNCHES:

Thursday, October 24 Hamburgers

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM UPDATE

Due to some confusion, we have reopened the ordering for the Fall Session (October 10th to February 6th) for those that could not order. Please ensure you order for all lunches in the session, as well as setup any new children entering the school, as this will be your last opportunity to do so. Ordering will close on Wednesday, October 16th at 10 p.m. 

Payments can be made by cheque or cash (dropped off at the office in an envelope with your child’s name on it) or by credit card online. Please note, the school does get charged transaction fees for the credit card payment so if you’d prefer to pay by cheque or cash, that is welcome.

If you have NEVER logged into the munchalunch program, please follow this link to register:

https://munchalunch.com/schools/ourladyofsorrows/

If you have already registered and need to log on, please follow this link:

https://munchalunch.com/login

When you are ready to order, click on the “order lunch” tab on the top left-hand side of the website and follow the prompts. Only online orders will be accepted.

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.

LATEST BOOK FAIR NEWS!

Thanks to all the parents and students who shopped at the Book Fair. We raised a significant amount of money that will be spent on special materials for the school.  Thanks to the staff and the volunteer parents who helped run the Fair: Mrs. Morena, Mrs. Caldarella, Mrs. Ciulla, Ms. Marchiori, Mrs. Aquilini, Mrs. Yamamoto, Mrs. Quatrano, Ms. Gil, Mrs. Gasparac, Mrs. Peragine, Mrs. Delli Santi, Mr. Bondi, Mrs. Markel, Mrs. Madunic, Ms. Dias and Ms. D’Alfonso. Our success is the result of the generosity and support given by the Our Lady of Sorrows community. Thank you!

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.