We are pleased to announce the return of our Chair, Cristina Morra, and our Treasurer, Roger Gil, to our PEC. We wish to welcome Galyna Bondar to PEC as well as our returning members, Mirella Gargiulo, Anthoni Pasqua, and Laura Tempesta. Thank you to all our PEC who work so hard to support our school and Parish Community!
OUR LADY OF SORROWS PARISH GALA AND RAFFLE
Friday, September 15, 2023, is the Feast of our Patroness, Our Lady of Sorrows. As our Parish is undertaking a Capital Campaign (introduced at the April 16th Mass), to update our facilities to present codes and seismic standards, we are asking our families to help in the fundraising goals.
- We are asking each family to sell or buy 1 book of 10 raffle tickets ($2 per ticket). There are $10,000 worth of prizes. All books will be sent home today. If you cannot sell the entire book, please return the book by Friday June 23rd.
- The Parish is also selling tickets to the Our Lady of Sorrows Gala on Saturday, September 16th. If your family or a class of parents wish to purchase tickets to this great community event, tickets are $75. Organize a table of 10 by June 23rd and receive a free bottle of red or white wine. Tickets are available to purchase from the Parish office.
Thank you for supporting our OLS Capital Campaign. More information about our plans will be shared again soon.
The last day for library check-out will be Friday, June 2nd. All library books MUST be returned by Thursday, June 8th!
Please use caution when returning your public library books. Lately, we have received numerous calls from public libraries advising that they have received our school library books at their locations. This is an added unnecessary cost for the school as we then must plan to pick up or have these books delivered to us. Thank you for your diligence.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES (GR. 3 – 7) – SCHOOL START
In the next couple of weeks, 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. Please keep an eye out for this order form.
JUNE 2, 2023 – “CYSTIC FIBROSIS” DAY
The Leadership Council has organized this day to promote Cystic Fibrosis awareness. For a $2.00 donation, students may come dressed in pink. The Grade 7 class will verse the school in exciting games of ‘Minute to Win It’. All funds raised will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis research. Please read the attached letter on why we support this important event!
JUNE 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES:
|June 1, 2023 (Friday)||Ragazzi Pizza|
|June 6, 2023 (Tuesday Gr. 7)||McDonald’s Junior Chicken Burger|
|June 8, 2023 (Thursday)||Chicken Burger|
|June 13, 2023 (Tuesday Gr. 7)||Cheese Pizza|
This year’s Walk-a-thon was a huge success totalling over $12,500 to date. The top class, who will be receiving a pizza party, is Grade 1. They raised over $2000! 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 iPads and Chromebooks. Thank you to all those who have contributed and for reaching the individual prize levels!
JUNE 7, 2023 – MASS – FULL UNIFORM
Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on Wednesday, June 7th 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 9, 2023 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS teachers on Friday, June 9th.
JUNE 16, 2023 – SPORTS DAY – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
On Friday, June 16th, the annual OLS Sports Day will take place rain or shine. This will be held at Templeton Oval. Dismissal will be at 12:00 p.m. from the Templeton Oval. NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB on this day. Kindergarten Sports Day is at the school and will be dismissed from school at 12:00 p.m.
JUNE 12 & 15, 2023 – CISVA TRACK MEET
Please refer to the Track and Field notice for details. Please make sure students are dressed for the weather.
JUNE 13, 2023 – USED UNIFORM SALE
We will be hosting a used uniform sale on Tuesday, June 13th after school at pick up. Please see the attached flyer for further details and instructions.
JUNE 13, 2023 – 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 22, 2023 – MCCARTHY (FORMERLY NEAT) UNIFORMS
McCarthy Uniforms will be hosting VIP event for all OLS families on Thursday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for further details. Uniforms should be examined and replaced as needed due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.
JUNE 23, 2023 – GRADE 7 FAREWELL CEREMONIES
The Grade 7 Farewell Ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 23rd in the Church at 10:30 a.m.
JUNE 25, 2023 – FAMILY MASS
The Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 25th. 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 26, 2023 – CLEANING OUT OF DESKS
We ask that all students Grades 1-7, please bring TWO LARGE GARBAGE BAGS to school by Friday, June 23rd to empty the contents of their desks for the summer.
JUNE 26, 2023 – WALK-A-THON & TRACK AWARDS ASSEMBLY
The Awards Assembly will be held on Monday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. We invite all parents to attend.
JUNE 27, 2023 – GRADE 7 CLOSING MASS – FULL UNIFORM
Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 27th 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 27, 2023 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SUMMER VACATION
The last day of school will be June 27, 2023. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. NO AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB on this day.
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.
G7. FUNDRAISING – ONGOING BOTTLE DRIVE – RETURN-IT EXPRESS
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).