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December 9, 2021 Weekly E-Letter

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Dear Parents,

SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT –(LOVE)

As this week marks the second week our Advent (love). We are very thankful to all our families who have shown great “love for one another”,  by supporting the less fortunate both in the school and in the greater community. There have been many opportunities to support our “OLS Season of Giving” and show “love” this Christmas for those in greater need. Our parents have been extremely generous! Thank you for sharing and helping create the JOY this Christmas season for those less fortunate as we approach our 3rd week of Advent!

CHRISTMAS REMINDERS!!

OLS SEASON OF GIVING

The theme of this school year is ‘One Family One Hope in Christ’. We hope that our community of OLS families will join and help contribute to the OLS Season of Giving. Please read the attached brochure to find out how you can help! Our goal is to help those less fortunate and inspire our students to appreciate all our blessings, by giving to those less fortunate.  All donations are due by Wednesday December 15th.

DECEMBER 10, 2021- GRADE 7 FUNDRAISER COOKIE AND COFFEE PICK UP INFORMATION

Parents who have ordered cookies, coffee, or hot chocolate, pick up is this Friday, December 10th. Please pick up outside the front doors of the school between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Thank you for your continued support!!

DECEMBER 10, 2021- PANCAKE BREAKFAST FORMS DUE!

Please click here to view the letter. All $4. Donations will go to Ronald McDonald house and Holy Childhood association.

DECEMBER 14, 2021 – ADVENT PARALITURGY – PINK CANDLE (JOY)

Our third Advent Para liturgy will take place on Tuesday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the church led by Gr. 6 class. The Gr. 7 class will also be receiving confession on this day.

DECEMBER 15, 2021 – CHRISTMAS CONCERT – “A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER”

This year’s Christmas Concert will return in person and be held in our OLS 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.). The performances will be only offered during the school day as to avoid the pick-up and drop-off of children in the evenings, and to coincide with the regular pick-up and drop-off times. Both performances will be live streamed on the Parish website and recorded for later viewing for those who are unable to attend the performances in person. All spectators, as with the regular Sunday Masses, must wear a mask during the shows.

DECEMBER 16, 2021 – PAJAMA DAY, PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & DESK CLEAN UP

On Thursday, December 16th students may come dressed in their favorite pajamas. For information regarding pancake breakfast, please refer to the notice sent home with students this week.

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

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.

DECEMBER 2021 HOT LUNCH DATES

December 10, 2021 (Friday – Gr. 7) McDonald’s Junior Chicken

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!