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October 9, 2019 Newsletter

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OCTOBER 9, 2019 – TALE OF THE TAPE

The first House Colour challenge of the year “Tale of the Tape” will take place today Wednesday, October 9th.   Bring non-perishable goods to school on this day. Please label these items with your child’s name and house colour (red, yellow, green or blue). Items will be weighed, measured and totalled, to determine points for each House Colour Team.  The real winner will be our local food bank, where all items will be donated. *Please note students will be reminded of their House Colours as some have changed.

OCTOBER 11, 2019 – THANKSGIVING MASS GRADE 4 CLASS

Parents/Grandparents are welcome to join the OLS School on Friday, October 11th for the Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00 a.m.

OCTOBER 14, 2019 – THANKSGIVING DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, October 14th.

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

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 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.

CROSS COUNTRY     

I would like to thank all OLS athletes in Grades 2-7 that took part in our cross country running program this year. I would especially like to thank and congratulate our students that took part in the recent CISVA Cross Country Championships, held at Swangard Stadium.  We had an excellent turnout this year, with 84 students taking part in either the competitive run or the fun run. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

A special thank you to all the teachers and teaching assistants for helping out at the various cross country meets.  A very special thank you to Mr. Balletta for his continued support for our cross country program and for providing us with the resources to ensure a successful program.

Congratulations to our team as we finished in 5th place overall out of 34 schools taking part.  Furthermore, OLS finished in 3rd place in the small school category, out of 28 schools.  Well done OLS!!  We are very proud of the tremendous effort that you put into cross country this year. Keep working hard.

Congratulations to the following students that finished in the top 20 (out of a possible 136 in each race) in the CISVA Cross Country Championship Meet.

Student Name            Grade              Place

Gabriel F.                      Gr. 5                  20th

Noah F.                         Gr. 4                  15th

Kyoko Y.                       Gr. 3                  11th

Andrew M.                   Gr. 5                  8th

Adriano C.                   Gr. 3                   3rd Bronze Medal

Emma G.                     Gr. 5                   2nd Silver Medal

HOT LUNCHES:

Thursday, October 10 Pizza
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.

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-New!!

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.