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October 22, 2019 Newsletter

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October 22, 2019 Newsletter

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

Students are expected to be in full uniform this day. This includes school sweaters and proper shoes. Please note, P.E. sweatshirts are not part of our official uniform.

OCTOBER 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 25, 2019 – HALLOWEEN BASH – SOLD OUT

The Halloween Bash is SOLD OUT again! It will be this Friday, October 25th at 6 p.m.! Thank you to everyone who returned their order forms and is supporting this family event. At this time, we can NOT collect any more order forms and NO tickets will be sold at the door as we are at max. capacity. Wristbands and food tickets will be sent home this Wednesday with your eldest child. Food will be served until 9 p.m. and additional food can be purchased at the event. There will be tons of amazing prizes to win!

A HUGE thank you to our sponsor VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA!

Kids Carnival Games in the lower hall with FREE carnival prizes

Selfie Station, Crafts & $2 Lollipop Pull in the Gym

DJ and Dancing all night long

Via Tevere Saltimbocca Food Truck, Ragazzi Pizza, Cash Bar, Concession

NEW! CAKE BOSS CHALLENGE & CAKE WALKS

Costumes are strongly recommended, but please remember no masks, weapons or excessively scary as there are many very young children! Wristbands must be worn for entry. If you would still like to donate a prize or gift card, please drop it off at the office ASAP.

Cake Boss Contestants can drop off their cakes to the Kitchen in the Gym on Friday between 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Also, if you signed up to volunteer at the event, you will be contacted this week with your shift. Thank you for all your support and generosity to making this school event another success!

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. Please note, weapons, scary costumes, masks or blood are not allowed.

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

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.

Tale of the Tape

I want to congratulate the students on a fantastic tale of the tape experience. This year we collected 2,360 pieces of food weighing 1,900 lbs. Thank you families for all your generous donations, the food bank as well as the school greatly appreciate it.

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.