Featuredgeneral

February 16, 2022 Weekly E-Letter

By February 16, 2022 No Comments

Dear Parents,

I wish to congratulate all our students and parents for continuing to support our Catholic Schools’ week and Kindness Day activities. The students have been exceptional. Please see our Instagram account (@olseagles) for our celebration pictures.

FEBRUARY 14 – 18, 2022 – CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK
This week is Catholic Schools’ Week.  This week is designed to promote the many aspects of the Catholic school community.  This community helps guide its people in their devotion to the Faith.   By celebrating different facets of Our Lady of Sorrows School, we continue to strengthen the bonds that are the foundation of this Catholic community. The school has had a variety of activities this week.   Please ensure your child has brought in $5.00 for participating in these activities. The donations will be divided up between the Door is Open and other RCAV charities. Thank you for your generosity!

  • February 14th (Monday) – Red Colour Day
    • Students came dressed in Red.
  • February 15th (Tuesday) – Jersey Day
    • Students came dressed in their favourite sports jersey.
    • Minute to Win It Challenge.
  • February 16th (Wednesday) – Character Day
    • Students came dressed as their favourite book character.
    • Are You Smarter Than A 7th Grader activity.

FEBRUARY 17 AND 18, 2022 – CATHOLIC EDUCATOR’S CONFERENCE – NO SCHOOL
All teachers will be attending the Catholic Educators’ Conference on Thursday, February 17th and Friday, February 18th.  The school will be closed for these two days.

Please note that the school office will be closed on Friday, February 18th.

FEBRUARY 21, 2022 – FAMILY DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, February 21st due to the Family Day holiday.

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 – KINDNESS DAY
On Wednesday, February 23rd, students may dress down in their favourite colours. Children who have gym class on this day are still required to wear their gym strip under their clothes.

GRADE 7 OLS WINE AND SPIRITS RAFFLE
On Friday, February 25th the Grade 7 fundraising committee will be raffling off some amazing wine and spirit prizes. All tickets are due back no later than Tuesday, February 22nd. Please refer to the notice that was sent home last week to each family.

FEBRUARY 27, 2022 – FIRST COMMUNION ENROLMENT MASS
There will be an enrolment Mass for all Grade 2s on Sunday, February 27th at 11:30 a.m. Please join our choir and our Grade 2 class as we celebrate our family masses together.

2022-2023 SCHOOL REGISTRATION PACKAGES
Registration packages will be going home with students at the end of February. Registration packages are to be returned March 9th and 10th between the hours of 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cash Payments will also be accepted during this time by appointment only. Please email or call the office to schedule a time. Further details will follow by email.

MARCH 9, 2022 IMPORTANT DATE! MANDATORY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Mandatory Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:45 p.m. A member from each family must attend this mandatory meeting or a fine will be charged as per the Policy Handbook on Page 10 of your child’s Agenda. If you are unable to attend due to illness, vacation, etc., a letter must be sent addressed to the Parish Education Committee explaining why you will be absent from the meeting.

2021 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
The 2021 school income tax receipts are in the process of being prepared.  The income tax receipts will be going home with students in the registration packages at the end of February.

FEBRUARY HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, February 24th Hamburgers
Friday, February 25th (Gr. 7 Fundraiser) White Spot Burgers

CONTINUATION OF LEARNING
Students who miss school due to illness or isolation will be allowed to catch up any missed assignments prior to the end of the second term (March 4th). Please notify the office and your child’s classroom teacher of any absence that requires missed assignments. All students missing 3 or more days in a week will be able to pick up assignments on Thursday’s afterschool (until 3:30 p.m.) at the office door, or view them on seesaw, or google classroom. Thank you for your diligence!

OPEN PARACHUTE
We are fortunate to have been granted a free licence to the Province of British Columbia and Ministry of Education’s Open Parachute Mental Health Program, for students, teachers, and families. For more information, please read the letter that was attached to the February Monthly Newsletter.

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS OR HOLIDAY TREAT UPDATE
Many parents are wondering about birthdays, holiday treats or class gifts. We will continue to allow commercially prepared food and hot lunches (as they are prepared with Food Safe protocols). We have been using a non-contact/touchless way for students to celebrate Valentines and Friendship week, which began February 14th and culminates on February 23rd (with our Kindness Colour Day). Please notify your child’s classroom teacher in advance for birthdays as no treats will be accepted at the office. Thank you for your understanding, and again, let us continue to work together to ensure the safety of everyone!