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JUNE 2022 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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Dear Parents,

As we are entering our last month of school, we wish to pause and give thanks for the many blessings of our school year and community. Our students have shown amazing resilience and joy as we continued through this last pandemic year. Thank you also to our parents, who continue to support the rapid opening and all the returning activities of our school programs. Our last month will be active but also a celebration of the hard work of many; especially our staff who have kept our students’ safe and engaged in learning throughout the many ups and downs of announcements from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. As we winddown the year, let us engage in the final month with the same joy and spirit as we started the year. Thank you all!

LIBRARY NEWS

The last day for library check-out will be Friday, June 3rd. All library books MUST be returned by Thursday, June 9th!

JUNE 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES:

June 2, 2022 (Thursday) Pizza
June 3, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) McDonald’s Junior Chicken Burger
June 16, 2022 (Thursday) Chicken Burger

WALKATHON

This year’s Walkathon was a huge success totalling over $12,000 to date. Our principal for the day winner is Stella Mastropieri (Grade 6) who raised $500. We also have a Vice Principal for the day Otis Yiu (Kindergarten) who raised $490.00. Top classes were Grade K and Grade 4 who will both receive a pizza party for raising over $1700 each!If you have not yet sent in your pledges and money, please do so as soon as possible. We are asking for a minimum family donation of $40 to go towards purchasing our replacement iPad’s lab. Thank you to all those who have contributed and for reaching the individual prize levels!

JUNE 1 & 8, 2022 – CISVA TRACK MEET

Please refer to the Track and Field notice for details. Please make sure students are dressed for the weather. If you are planning to park at Swangard Stadium, please click here to review the parking information.

JUNE 6, 2022 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS staff on Monday, June 6th. There will be no school for students on this day.

JUNE 10, 2022 – SPORTS DAY – 11:45 A.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

On Friday, June 10th, the annual OLS Sports Day will take place rain or shine. This will be held at Clinton Park. Dismissal will be at 11:45 a.m. from Clinton Park. All staff and students will receive a McDonald’s hamburger, bag of chips and juice box at no cost. Thank you to our Hot Lunch Moms! NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB on this day. Kindergarten Sports Day is at the school. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.

JUNE 13, 2022 – MASS – FULL UNIFORM

Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on Monday, June 13th for Mass at 9:00 a.m. The Grade 1 class will be preparing this Mass. Full school uniform with black shoes is required.  If your child has gym on this day, please ensure that gym strip is brought to school.

JUNE 13, 2022 – STEP-UP DAY

Classes will be visiting their next year’s teachers on this day. The students will be spending about 15 minutes in their soon-to-be classroom.

JUNE 15 – 17, 2022 – CLOTHING DRIVE

It’s time to clean out your closet because the OLS leadership council is having a Clothing Drive! We take donations that are clean and gently used. Please click here to view flyer. You can drop off your donation on the following dates:

June 15th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

June 16th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

June 17th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

JUNE 16, 2022 – IMMUNIZATIONS GRADES 1&2 AND 6&7

Immunization information will be going home with your child on May 31st. Forms are due back to the school by Friday, June 3.

JUNE 20, 2022 – TALENT SHOW

Our Talent Show will be on Monday, June 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Gym.

JUNE 24, 2022 – GRADE 7 FAREWELL CEREMONIES

The Grade 7 Farewell Ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 24th in the Church at 10:30 a.m.

JUNE 27, 2022 – CLEANING OUT OF DESKS

We ask that all students Grades 1-7, please bring TWO LARGE GARBAGE BAGS to school on Friday, June 24th to empty the contents of their desks for the summer.

JUNE 26, 2022 – FAMILY MASS

The family mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass. The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

JUNE 27, 2022 – WALK-A-THON & TRACK AWARDS ASSEMBLY

The Awards Assembly will be held on Monday, June 27th at 1:00 p.m. We invite all parents to attend.

JUNE 28, 2022 – GRADE 7 CLOSING MASS – FULL UNIFORM

Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 28th for Mass at 9:00 a.m. The Grade 7 class will be preparing this Mass. Full school uniform, with black shoes is required.

JUNE 28, 2022 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SUMMER VACATION

The last day of school will be June 28, 2022.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  NO AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB on this day.

REMINDERS

JUNE 27 – JULY 3, 2022 – NEAT UNIFORMS FOCUS WEEK!
Please check OLS website regarding information about our school focus week, online buying procedures and promotional deals.   Uniforms should be replaced every year due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES (GR. 3 – 7) – SCHOOL START

This week all children in Gr. 3 – 7 will be bringing home a list of supplies that will be required on the first day of school in September. You are not obligated to purchase these supplies through School Start. However, if you choose to not use School Start you will need to ensure you have all the items listed on the order form for the first day of school in September.

School Start is offering early ordering incentives. Please see the attached flyer.

AFTERSCHOOL PICK-UP

Due to the warmer weather, the children will now be spending more time outside. Therefore, the gate to the school parking lot will not be opened until 2:30 p.m. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:30 p.m. to pick-up your child(ren) and wait at the gate as this creates a backlog of traffic and a nuisance for the neighbourhood.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROTOCOLS

Our COVID protocols have changed into communicable disease protocols to continue to reduce the spread of germs that cause cold and flu like symptoms. Again, we are asking parents to not send kids to school when ill, and to use the allocated free COVID rapid tests (sent home before spring break) to ensure students are not attending school with COVID. The incident of COVID is still going to be rising, however, by continuing to keep sick children home, washing hands, and keeping physical distance between contacts, we should continue to get through this school year with minimal disruptions. Thank you to our parents and families that continue to do all you can to keep our students healthy and safe.