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September 2018 Newsletter

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Spiritual Theme:  “What Do You Want of Me, Lord?”

Welcome back!  

We hope everyone had a restful summer and is ready for a great school year!

OFFICE HOURS:

Please note that our office hours for the 2018-2019 school year will be as follows: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Our after school supervision ends at 3:05 p.m.

MONTHLY and WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

This year, we will continue with the weekly newsletter and monthly calendar.  In order to keep you up to date on issues and remind you of special dates, there will be a weekly bulletin sent home via email as well as posted on our website:  (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca).   This will usually be sent every Wednesday, so please ensure you check your emails regularly.  If there is a change in your email address, please contact the school and provide us with the new one as soon as possible.  The monthly newsletter will be sent home with the oldest child as a hardcopy.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 – INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

Students will have their Individual Photos taken by LifeTouch on Thursday, September 13.  Please ensure your child comes to school in full uniform on this day.  They must also have their gym strip under their uniform if there is gym that day.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 – GRADE 6 MASS 9:00 a.m.

This is the opening school Mass to honour the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patroness of our school.  Please join us for this beautiful liturgy.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 – FEAST MASS

Feast Mass will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm, followed by a procession. OLS students will be leading this Mass procession.  Information will go out first week of school.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – LASER MASTER GAME + MATHEMATICS 1ST ADVENTURE 2018

Once again this program will be available to students after school on Thursdays.  For further information and payment methods, please visit the following link: http://lasermaster.org/sorrows.html

SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The annual OLS Book Fair will begin on Monday, September 24 and will end on Friday, September 28.  Further information will be sent home with students shortly.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – MEET THE TEACHERS NIGHT

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27.  We will begin with a Welcome Back BBQ and Social at 6:00 p.m.  The actual meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by one 15 minute session in the classroom.  Please mark your calendars.  This will be the first Mandatory Meeting as indicated in the Policy Manual and Registration Guide!  Don’t forget to visit the Book Fair in the Library that evening.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – TERRY FOX RUN

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Thursday, September 27.  Further details will be sent home shortly.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 – COMMISSIONING SUNDAY MASS

On Sunday, September 30 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Commissioning Mass for all Staff Members of Our Lady of Sorrows School.

REMINDERS:

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 DROP OFF REMINDER

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 mornings and 2:50 – 3:05 p.m. after school.  Please follow drop off zone rules!

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 save time calling 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@ourladyofsorrows.ca

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB NEWS

The After School Club will start on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for returning families only.  All new students will begin on Monday, September 10.  OLS plans to run the After School Club from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost for this will be $5.00 per hour per student until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m., the cost will be an additional $5.00 per student per hour.  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 entrance (Turner Street side of school).

UNIFORMS

Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in the students’ agendas.   See Page 5, Item #5.  Teachers will be starting uniform checks by next week.  Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy.  Students will be allowed to wear summer uniform until October 1, 2018.