GR. 7 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE NEWS
Neufeld Farms Order Pick Up
Orders are to be picked up on Monday, December 11th. Pick up details will be sent out closer to this date.
Get ready to fill your wine racks and bar just in time for Christmas! The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee is raffling off some amazing wine and spirit prizes. Raffle tickets will be sent home this week. Each family will receive two sheets of tickets. If you require more tickets, please email email@example.com. This year we have 12 prizes. Raffle tickets are due back on Tuesday, December 13th and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 20th. Click here to view details.
DECEMBER 11, 2023 – ADVENT PARALITURGY (PEACE)
Our second Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by the Gr. 4 and 6 classes. The Gr. 4 and 6 classes will also be receiving confession on this day.
DECEMBER 18, 2023 – ADVENT PARALITURGY (JOY)
Our third Advent Paraliturgy will take place on Monday, December 18th at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by the Gr. 3 class.
DECEMBER 20, 2023 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT
This year’s Christmas Concert will be held in the church. The Matinee is at 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) and the Evening show is at 6:45 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). Entrance to the concert will be by donation. More information will be sent home soon.
DECEMBER 21, 2023 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY
An order form for the “Breakfast with Santa” was previously sent home with students. All order forms must be returned by Friday, December 15th.
Students may dress in green, red, or other Christmas colours at no cost!
DECEMBER 21, 2023 – CHRISTMAS DESK CLEANUP!
Please have your child bring a large garbage bag to school to clean out their desks.
DECEMBER 22, 2023 – WINTER PJ DAY – DISMISSAL AT 12 P.M.
This is the last day of school before Christmas vacation. Students may come dressed in winter PJ’s. Dismissal is at 12:00 p.m.
DECEMBER 31, 2023 – NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY CELEBRATION
This is one party you are not going to want to miss. This event is open to both OLS School Families and Parishioners, but tickets are limited so submit your order form ASAP before it sells out. Ticket order forms have gone home. Please click here to view the details and click here to view ticket order form.
For those of you that have already ordered admission tickets, the food order form will be going home today. Please click here to view the details.
This is a family friendly New Year’s Bash starting at 7:00 p.m.! New Years will be celebrated with a balloon party and countdown at 9:30 p.m. for the kids and again at midnight for those who like to stay until the end.
The gym will be decked out with black curtains and decorations and will have a DJ, Lights, Concession, Cash Bar, 50/50 draw, light up surprises and prizes to be won! The lower hall is being transformed into a black light glow party with music, balloons and glow games!
Tickets are $15/per person (no tickets will be sold at the door).
Get Ready for the OLS New Year’s Eve Glow Up!
DECEMBER 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES
|Thursday, December 7th
|Thursday, December 14th
|Ragazzi Pizza Lunch
|Thursday, December 21st
|Breakfast with Santa
JANUARY 8, 2024 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS
School resumes on Monday, January 8th at 8:45 am.
FEDERATION OF LASER MASTER – TERM 2 ENROLMENT
Laser Master will once again be offered after school at OLS for students in Grades 1-7. Classes will be held on Fridays after school from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. The start date is Friday, January 12th and the term end-date is Friday, March 8th. The classes are on a first come first serve basis with a maximum of 14 students. For registration and payment please visit https://lasermaster.com/ and click on the Our Lady of Sorrows link.
LOST AND FOUND
Please visit our website to view items in the lost and found.
As the weather gets colder and rainier, we are asking parents to ensure students come to school wearing proper jackets (with hoods) and appropriate shoes. Please do NOT send students who have gym in the morning wearing only their PE strip! They should be wearing their OLS sweatpants and sweatshirt over their PE strip. Students MUST stay outside until 8:35 a.m. as we must ensure adequate supervision at school while teachers are in staff prayer. Also, students may have to be outside throughout the day for recess or movement between the buildings (Gym and Church) as well as be able to stand in the rain for a minimum of 5 minutes if there is a fire or earthquake drill.
The Parish is in need of donations of NEW items to make gift packages for our farmworkers. This year our students will be participating in collecting these donations. Please see the attached flyer for details.
The City of Vancouver is working to implement quick-build traffic calming measures in the Hastings-Sunrise (Adanac Overpass) neighbourhood. See the following link to learn more about their proposed traffic calming measures. https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/adanac-overpass
Our school community has been invited to participate in our public engagement for the Hastings-Sunrise (Clinton Park area) traffic calming project. The project area for this neighbourhood is bounded by E Hastings St, Renfrew St, E 1st Ave and Nanaimo St.
We’re hoping to hear from members of the community in the following ways:
1) Take the online survey until December 17, 2023.
2) Sign up for a virtual workshop on Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm.
3) Attend an in-person event at the following dates and locations:
- Thursday, December 14, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Garibaldi Annex (1025 Slocan St)
- Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Garibaldi Annex (1025 Slocan St)
Community members can also visit https://www.shapeyourcity.ca/clinton-park-area-traffic-calming for more information.