We are now approaching our busy time of year! Advent season is a time for us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Let us take some time in this busy season to prepare ourselves and our children for the true meaning of Christmas. Please follow our amazing Parish website www.olos.ca for more details on the many activities that are available for families to participate in spiritually in these final days of Advent.
FUNDRAISING – READ-A-THON NEWS!
What a success! We have raised over $11,000 for the school. Thank you to the generous individuals and families who supported this schoolwide fundraising event. A friendly reminder to those who have not yet returned their minimum $40 family pledge, please do so by Friday, December 9th. Thank you for supporting our students and continuing to make our community stronger! Thank you to Mrs. Bortignon and Ms. Guzzo for coordinating!
FUNDRAISING – GRADE 6 BAKE SALE!
We want to thank all families for supporting this year’s bake sale by purchasing baked goods. We would also like to thank all Grade 6 students and parents for providing the baked goods for this year’s bake sale. Through the generosity of everyone we were able to raise $1,000.00 for charity. Thank you so much once again.
GR. 7 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE UPDATE
December 8th Cookie Dough and Cheesecake Pick Up
Christmas gourmet cookie dough and cheesecake pick up will be on Thursday, December 8th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. outside the gym. We will not be able to hold any orders that aren’t picked up so please be sure to arrange pick up on that day.
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 Katarina at email@example.com. This year we have 12 prizes. Raffle tickets are due back on Monday, December 12th and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 14th. Click here to see the prizes.
The Grade 7 Fundraising Committee is collecting bottles again this year. It’s easy! Simply place your empties in clear bags and drop them off at any “Return-It Express” depot (link to locations here). The school’s account is under our main phone number – 604-253-2434.
Stay tuned for our bottle drive happening in January.
DECEMBER 12, 2022 – ADVENT PARALITURGY (JOY) LED BY GR. 3 CLASS
DECEMBER 12, 2022 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL
All students, except for Gr. 3, may come to the school wearing Christmas Concert attire for the Advent Paraliturgy. See chart below.
|K||White tops, black bottoms, and boy’s ties (school will supply).|
|1||Plaid shirts and jeans.|
|2||Long sleeve shirts, jeans or dark bottoms, hats, and scarves.|
|5||Red tops and black bottoms.|
|6||Green tops, black dress pants or black jeans, toques, and scarves.|
|7||Costumes for play. Everyone else all black|
DECEMBER 14, 2022 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT – PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION & TIMES
This year’s Christmas Concert will be held in the Gym. The matinee is at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.) and the evening show is at 6:45 p.m. Students may be dropped off at the school no earlier than 6:00 p.m. Gym doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Entrance to the concert will be by donation. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO AFTERSCHOOL CLUB ON THIS DAY!!
DECEMBER 15, 2022 – FALL SPORTS ASSEMBLY AT 11:15 A.M. – PARENTS WELCOME
DECEMBER 15, 2022 – CHRISTMAS DESK CLEAN UP!
DECEMBER 16, 2022 – PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
All order forms must be returned by Friday, December 9th.
DECEMBER 16, 2022 – GREEN/RED COLOUR DAY $2 – PROCEEDS TO COVENANT HOUSE
December 16, 2022 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
DECEMBER 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES
|December 16th (Friday)||Pancake Breakfast|
JANUARY 3, 2023 – SCHOOL RE-OPENS
School resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8:45 am.
DECEMBER 24 & 25, 2022 – CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Christmas Eve – December 24th
5:00 p.m. – Children’s Mass – English
12:00 Midnight – English
Information regarding the 5:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Mass is attached.
Christmas Day – December 25th
8:30 a.m. – English
10:00 a.m. – Italian
11:30 a.m. – English
1:00 p.m. – Spanish
EXTREME WEATHER AND SNOW WEATHER PROCEDURES
If you are unsure of what to do on a snow day, please review our Extreme Weather & Snow Procedures. This document is located on the school website (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). Please do not call the school as the phones will be busy. Our website will be updated by 7:15 a.m. as it is difficult to predict the exact times when snow may fall. Thank you for your diligence.
KINDERGARTEN 2023-2024 REGISTRATION
If you know of any families with children born in the year 2018 that would like to register for our Kindergarten class, please forward them the attached New Student & Kindergarten Pre-Registration Request Form.
PRESCHOOL 2023-2024 REGISTRATION
We are also accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-old preschool. If you have a child born in the year 2019 or 2020, please complete and return the attached Preschool Pre-Registration Request Form Request Form.