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April 14, 2021 Weekly E-Letter

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Dear Parents,

COVID UPDATE! – IMPORTANT!

Yesterday’s update of our BC Covid numbers indicate that we are now in a 3rd wave of COVID.

http://cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-april-12-1.5984289

Again, all we can do is continue to daily screen, keep children home if they are not well or showing any of the cold or flu symptoms, and to let the office know if there are any potential exposure risks. It may take several days for us to be notified by FH or VCH, therefore if you are unsure of what to do. Also, all travel to whistler has now been banned, as well travel to vacation cabins. We are being asked to STAY LOCAL!  We ask any family who has travelled to wait 72 hrs. and be symptom free prior to sending children back to school to ensure safety for all classmates.

We will continue to monitor and update you on all announcements from the Ministry of Health and from the Ministry of Education.

AGAIN, Due to the higher risk of spread, we are stopping ALL special event treats from home effective immediately, i.e., Easter, spring, or summer treats, etc.

The best way to combat the new wave is to go back to the initial outbreak mentality. Stay in your bubbles and avoid any necessary personal contact with friends or family. These new variant strains have been making stopping transmission more difficult as they are two to three times more contagious! Due to the higher risk of spread, we are stopping ALL special event treats from home effective immediately, i.e., Easter, spring, or summer treats, etc.

Plesaes review school masks guidelines OLS website under documents.

Thank you to all of our students, staff and families who are doing all they can to keep all of the OLS Community Safe!

APRIL 14-16, 2021 – CLOTHING DRIVE

We have just started our clothing drive that runs from April 14 – 16 @ 8:25 am during morning drop off. Please be advised that if you have donations, there will be a drop off lane as you exit, on the right-hand side next to the parish garage. Please follow signs for bag drop off as you leave the parking lot and watch for merging traffic. All clothing should be bagged in black garbage bags, in-between 16-20 lbs. A previous letter indicated the types of clothing allowed.

Thank you in advance,

Leadership Council.

Donations we take:

Lightly used and clean

  • Clothing for men, women, and children
  • Accessories (belts, hats, scarves)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Under garments, nylons, and socks
  • Towels, tablecloths, and curtains
  • Blankets, bedding, and pillows

 

How to Bag Donations:

  • Fill standard black garbage bags (26” x 36”)
  • Minimum 16lbs & Maximum 20lbs

 

APRIL 16, 2021 – OLS HIP HOP DANCE NEWS

As part of our PE dance program the students have been participating in Hip Hop lessons in grades K-7. An instructor from 1-Vibe Entertainment has been leading our students.  We will wrap up our program with a hip hop performance this Friday, April 16th. The performance will be videotaped and put on our OLS School website for all parents and students to view.

Students do not have to wear their school uniform on this day. They are encouraged to wear outfits as outlined below.

GRADE K:   Rainbow colour tops and dark pants


GRADE 1:    White top & dark pants (ie jeans; sweatpants etc)


GRADE 2:     Red top & dark pants/sweatpants


GRADE 3:     Yellow top & dark pants/sweatpants


GRADE 4:     Green top & dark pants/sweatpants


GRADE 5:     Black top & dark pants/sweatpants


GRADE 6:     Blue top & dark pants/sweatpants 


GRADE 7:    Grey hoodies and dark pants/sweatpants

APRIL 23, 2021 – EARTH DAY – COLOUR DAY

Dress down in earth colour tones on Friday, April 23rd.  Those children having gym class on this day, are still required to wear gym strip under their clothes.

APRIL 2021 HOT LUNCH DATES:

April 16, 2021 (Friday Gr. 7) Stan’s Pizza
April 22, 2021 (Thursday) Pizza
April 30, 2021 (Friday Gr. 7) Pizzette

 

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL

We continue to accept registration for both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Preschool classes for the September 2021 – June 2022 school year. For further information, please contact the preschool by email preschool@myolosschool.com.

 

NEAT UNIFORMS NEWS

Please click here for information from Neat Uniforms regarding Our Lady of Sorrows School focus week, online buying procedures and promotional deals.   Uniforms should be replaced every year due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.

SPRING AUCTION STARTS TOMORROW! – BID and Win $100

The first ever OLS Virtual Spring Auction will be starting Thursday, April 15 at 9am and will run until April 30th. Bidding will close at 9:00pm on April 30th. The website for this fundraising event is:  https://www.32auctions.com/OLSspringauction.

Please register, browse and bid. Feel free to share this link with family and friends to support our school.

There are a variety of packages to bid on!

  • Gift certificates,
  • Outdoor fun,
  • Household items,
  • Gift baskets and much, much, more!

 

Every winning auction item includes a chance to win 1 of 5 randomly placed $100 VISA GIFT CARDS.

After the bidding closes, an email confirmation will be sent to let you know that your bid on the item was ACCEPTED.

Prizes can be picked up at the School Office on Friday, May 7 between 1-4pm OR call the school office to arrange another time. We will accept Cash, Cheque, or PayPal to OLS SCHOOL at pick up.

Please see the attached flyer on website under documents for more details!