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September 27, 2017 Weekly e-letter

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SEPTEMBER 25-29, 2017 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The annual OLS Book Fair began on Monday, September 25 and will end on Friday, September 29. Please review schedules that were sent home on Friday, September 22.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 – ITALIAN CLASSES – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to low enrolment, the Italian Classes will be cancelled for this year.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – FEDERATION OF LASER MASTER

Lasermaster will continue this year at OLS. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The start date is September 28 and the anticipated term end date is November 16.  For parent convenience, payment can be made by credit card using the following link:  http://www.Lasermaster.org/sorrows.html

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT – MANDATORY FOR ALL PARENTS

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28.  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. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you will need to send a letter addressed to the P.E.C. Committee stating the reason.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – TERRY FOX RUN – NOTE DATE CHANGE

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Thursday, September 28.  Details were already sent home. Don’t forget to return consent forms as soon as possible.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 – CROSS COUNTRY

OLS/Holy Cross Meet, Friday, September 29 at Brentwood Park 12:45-2:45. Top 4 girl & boy runners in each class will attend the CISVA Championship Cross Country Meet at Swangard, October 4, from 10:45-2:45.

UPCOMING FOOD BANK COLLECTION – OCTOBER 5

The first House Colour challenge of the year “Tale of the Tape” will take place on Thursday, October 5.   Bring canned goods to school on Thursday, October 5.  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.  May the best team win! *Please note students will be reminded of their House Colours as some have changed.

REMINDERS:

PARENT PARTICIPATION SIGN IN BINDERS (SCHOOL)

For parents with participation 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.

OFFICE HOURS:

Please note that our office hours for the 2017-2018 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.

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 Tuesday or 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.

SAFETY REQUEST

For safety reasons, we ask that students do not bring any sports equipment (eg. soccer balls) from home for play purpose out on the playground. This will be enforced from 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

STUDENT DROP OFF REMINDER

Student safety is very important! Please arrive early and drop off prior to 8:45 a.m. (Absolutely no parking in the drop off zones). 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! Please visit the OLS Website and share the map provided in the download section with other family members who drop-off/pick-up your children.

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 times, 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 needed 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, also include dates absent.  If you have more than one child, we require separate notes.  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 before 8:30 a.m.