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December 14, 2021 Weekly E-Letter

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Dear Parents,

THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT – PINK CANDLE (JOY)
This morning our students participated in the 3rd week of Advent Paraliturgy (pictures are on our Instagram). As well, we also introduced our new Gr. 7 Leadership council, who will be true witnesses of JOY to help others. Let us all also continue to bring JOY in our actions to all those around us. We are very grateful to all those families who continue to support those in need and our “Season of Giving” donation requests. Many needy families, as well as our migrant workers, will have a much more JOYOUS Christmas, thanks to your kindness!

DECEMBER 15, 2021 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT – “A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER”
This year’s Christmas Concert will return in person and be held in our church.  To make the performances accessible for all parents and families who wish to attend in person, we will only have two tickets per family per performance. ONLY Ticketed visitors will be allowed into the performances ALL PERFORMANCES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

Our first performance will be held on Wednesday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.) and our second performance will be Wednesday, December 15th at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.).

**There will only be 8 people allowed per row in the larger pews, and only 4 in the 2 side rows of pews.  The balcony will also be open, and again we encourage people to space out as much as possible. MASKS ARE MANDATORY!

Both performances will be recorded for later viewing for those who are unable to attend the performances in person. Our 1:30 p.m. show will also be live streamed on www.olos.ca. All spectators, as with the regular Sunday Masses, must wear a mask during the performances.  We will be accepting the farm workers new items (socks deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, and underwear) or cash / gift card donations at the door. Please remember to bring your tickets (sent home yesterday), as NO Spectators will be allowed to enter without the proper tickets. Thank you for your continued generosity!

DECEMBER 16, 2021 – FALL SPORTS ASSEMBLY AND JERSEY RETURN
This Thursday, Dec 16th at 1 p.m. we will be recognizing our fall sports teams of CROSS COUNTRY, BOYS SOCCER, and VOLLEYBALL. Please ensure all jerseys and shorts are returned washed.

DECEMBER 16, 2021 – PAJAMA DAY & PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
On Thursday, December 16th students may come dressed in their favorite pajamas while they enjoy their pancake breakfast with Santa.

DECEMBER 16, 2021 – CHRISTMAS DESK CLEAN UP!
Clean-up for Christmas break will take place on Thursday, December 16th. Please have your child bring a large garbage bag to school to clean out their desks.

DECEMBER 17, 2021 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY & 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL
On Friday, December 17th students may dress in green, red, or other Christmas colours. There is NO Charge for this colour day. This is the last day of school before Christmas vacation. Dismissal is at 12:00 p.m.

JANUARY 4, 2022 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS
School resumes on Tuesday, January 4th at 8:45 am.

EXTREME WEATHER AND SNOW WEATHER PROCEDURES
If you are unsure of what to do on a snow day, review the Extreme Weather and Snow Procedures instructions which are located under the Documents – School Information & Procedures section on our homepage (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). Please do not call the school as all the information will be available online. Our website will be updated by 7:30 a.m. as it is difficult to predict how extreme the weather will be. Thank you for your diligence.

COVID UPDATE- TRAVEL ADVISORY!!- URGENT!
As many families are contemplating traveling to the US or internationally in the coming months, we wish to advise ALL families that all kids under 12, whether traveling with vaccinated, or unvaccinated adults, must stay away from school upon return for 14 days! These are Federal Government Regulations and any family who does not follow the Federal Travel Advisories and Restrictions may be reported and fined. Please notify the office via e-mail if your child will be not attending school for 14 days post travel. Please see the links below:

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions#unvaccinated

We wish to thank our parents for continuing to follow 5 basic steps for COVID SAFETY and keeping each other safe!

  • Not attending school if ill (cough, colds, fever).
  • Washing hands frequently.
  • Wearing a mask indoors.
  • Respecting everyone’s personal space and practicing safe distancing.
  • Continuing to support each other by being kind and respecting each other’s needs for safety!