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September 25, 2019 Weekly E-Letter

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 – MEET THE TEACHERS NIGHT

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 25th.  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 classrooms.  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 25-27, 2019 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The annual OLS Book Fair began on Monday, September 23rd and will end on Friday, September 27th.  Please refer to the class schedule that has been sent home.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – TERRY FOX RUN

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Thursday, September 26th.  Consent forms have already been sent home.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 – COMMISSIONING SUNDAY MASS

On Sunday, September 29th at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Commissioning Mass for all Staff Members of Our Lady of Sorrows School. This will be our first Family Mass as well. Our school choir will be singing at this Mass. All families are encouraged to attend our regular Sunday Family Masses and celebrate the liturgy with our Catholic School Community. Thank you!

OCTOBER 1-31, 2019 – READ-A-THON

Please refer to the notice that was sent home with students for further details.  Reminder, ALL reading records need to be in by Friday, November 1st by 3:00 p.m. to be eligible for prizes.

OCTOBER 2, 2019 – CISVA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Grades 2-7 will participate at the CISVA Cross Country Championship and fun run at Swangard/Central Park on Tuesday, October 2nd. Please refer to the notice sent home.

HOT LUNCH

Ordering for the hot lunch fall session is now open. Ordering will close on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5 p.m. Once the ordering is closed, we cannot accept any other orders. Orders that have not been paid for by October 2nd at 5 p.m. will be cancelled. If you are sending cash or cheques, it must be received by October 2nd at 3 p.m. so that we can adjust your account by the deadline.

The fall session includes all lunches up to and including February 6th. All lunches in the session must be ordered by the October 2nd deadline.

Payments can be made by cheque or cash (dropped off at the office in an envelope with your child’s name and grade 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.

Feel free to send any questions or comments to oloshotlunch@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS PLAY DVDS – FREE

We have a few Christmas play DVDS for the 2015 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” play available at the school office.  We are giving these away for FREE. Please contact the office if you would like a copy.

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On Sunday, September 22nd, the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for Children recommenced for children approximately 3 to 8 years of age, at the 11:30 a.m. Mass (in English) and at the 1:00 p.m. Mass (in Spanish). We are in need of new volunteers for the Liturgy of the Word team at the 11:30 a.m. Mass in English. If you are able to assist, please contact olsliturgy@gmail.com or the parish office at (604) 254-0691.

REMINDERS:

UNIFORMS

Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in the students’ agendas.  See Page 5, Item #5.  Teachers will be starting uniform checks this week.  Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy.  Students will be allowed to wear summer uniform until October 1, 2019. Please note this also includes all hair accessories and highlights which do not comply with the uniform code.

*Sweaters are mandatory for all school functions such as Masses, School Assemblies, Paraliturgies, and Fieldtrips when representing the school.

NEW OFFICE EMAIL

For all absentees and inquiries, please note that the email addresses for 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.

ease 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

The After-School Club runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost for this will be $5.00 per 30 minutes per student until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m., the cost will be an additional $5.00 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.