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December 18, 2019 Weekly E-Letter

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DECEMBER 19, 2019 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT

This year’s Christmas Concert will be held in the Church. The Matinee is at 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 12:15 p.m.) and the evening show is at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). Entrance to the concert will be by donation. Students are to come to school in their costumes and ready for the concert.

COSTUME NEEDS

Grade Costume
Kindergarten Red tops and black bottoms
Grade 1 Blue and white
Grade 2 Stable animals – white and black
Grade 3 Shepherds (bath robes, adult shirts and ropes, towels for heads, scarves, etc.)
Grade 4 Royalty – bathrobes
Grade 5 Sunday best
Grade 6 Angels –white
Grade 7 Cast costumes provided by school or blacks (if stage crew). Extra large white shirts.
Chamber Choir Angel costumes
Junior Chamber Choir Class colours

DECEMBER 20, 2019 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY $2

Students donating $2 on this day towards Holy Childhood Association, may dress in green, red or other Christmas colours.

DECEMBER 20, 2019 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL

Friday, December 20th is the last day of school before Christmas vacation. Dismissal is at

12:00 p.m. There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB on this day.

EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING NEWS!

The Early Morning Peer Tutoring Program is going extremely well. We have appreciated the dedication shown by our tutors and the effort demonstrated by our students. We thank you for your support of this important program! Please continue to send your child on time. Tutors should arrive by 8:00 a.m. Students by 8:10 a.m. All involved should be entering the school by the outside stairwell leading to the Gr. 1 Classroom. Please refrain from using the front or back doors.

Please note that our last Peer Tutoring session was on Thursday, December 12th.

Peer Tutoring will resume for the New Year on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

JANUARY 6, 2020 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS

School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.

GRADE 7 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE REMINDER

  1. Bottle DriveThe Grade 7 Committee is running a bottle drive! We sent a notice home with your oldest child on Wednesday, December 11th that outlined how you can support this fundraising effort.  Thank you!

We ask that you are aware of containers that qualify for a refund and those that are not accepted in the bags.

Accepted

– Any beverage container purchased with a deposit charge in B.C.

Not Accepted

– Containers purchased outside B.C.

– Damaged, unidentifiable or label free containers (they cannot verify these as deposit bearing)

– Garbage (food, plastic, paper, rubber or other textile waste)

  1. Christmas Cookie Sale – We will be selling Christmas Cookies at both the Matinee and Evening Christmas Concerts on Thursday, December 19th at the entrance to the Church! Cookies will be sold for $4 each.
  1. Gingerbread Raffle – A beautifully decorated Gingerbread House will be raffled off at each of the Christmas Concerts (Matinee and Evening). Tickets will be sold at the door for $2 each or 3 for $5.
  1. Grade 7 Fundraising Pub Night – The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee will be hosting a Hawaiian themed Pub night and we are hoping to fill the house, so mark it on your Calendars! Further details will follow in the New Year.

YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA! 🌺

Saturday, April 4, 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Thank you in advance for your continued support towards raising money for this year’s legacy gift for the school!

UBC EARLY DEVELOPMENT STUDY

Consent forms have been sent home with students in Kindergarten to Grade 4. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how children understand and learn in the world around them. Please return this consent form by Thursday, December 19th.

BASKETBALL PRACTICES

There will be no more practices in December. Practices will resume on Monday, January 6th.

REMINDERS:

NEW OFFICE EMAIL

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

Starting Friday, November 1st, The After-School Club will ONLY run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost for this will be $5.00 per 30 minutes per student until 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., the cost will be an additional $10.00 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.