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September 26, 2018

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SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2018 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The annual OLS Book Fair continues until Friday, September 28.  Thank you so much for your support to date.

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 a session in your child(s) 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.  Details and consent forms for Grades 1 to 7 have been sent home.  Please return consent forms as soon as possible.

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 and Prep.

REMINDERS:

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 be sure to 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.

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 make sure students are not dropped off sooner than their programs start as we cannot provide adequate supervision prior to our staff arriving.

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.

LUNCH/SCHOOL SUPPLIES DROP OFF

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 his/her 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 child.  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

 UNIFORMS

Thank you to all parents for ensuring your students are wearing proper uniform! However, we have noticed more students have brightly dyed and extremely cut hairstyles, and more distracting Jewellery and piercings. We encourage parents to correct these issues PRIOR to Oct 1st, as the purpose of uniform is not to “Distract or Stand Out” and attract attention due to fashion choices.  Your classroom teacher will be checking all uniform including hair and/or jewellery accessories and will notify parents this week. Thank you for helping us enforce the Uniform policy. Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in the students’ agendas and on the school website. Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy by October 1, 2018.  Please label all items with a permanent marker.