PEC ELECTIONS 2023
We wish to thank Mr. Tony Medeiros as a long-standing member of our Parish Education Committee. Tony has been responsible for many of the work parties and maintenance projects around the school and parish. As he volunteered for both the meetings and the weekend projects, Tony has put in more hours than required and has been an invaluable resource and worker for all our school and parish improvements. Once again thank you, Tony! As a result of Tony’s departure, we are looking for another maintenance coordinator for the PEC. If you are interested in applying for this PEC position, please fill out the nomination form attached (please thoroughly read the eligibility and expectation requirements). Nomination forms MUST be signed by our nomination committee, Mirella Gargiulo or Laura Tempesta, and returned to the office by Friday, May 12th. All nominations will then be sent to the parish to be approved by Father Rosemond, our Pastor. All nominees must be parishioners in good standing. If you have any questions, please contact the office. Our PEC Chair, Mrs. Cristina Morra, and our Treasurer, Mr. Roger Gil, are up for re-election as well. They have agreed to stand for another 2-year term. We wish to thank all of our wonderful PEC members for their amazing leadership and service to our parish and school!
MAY 1 – 8, 2023 – THE VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION HAS CLOSED!
Thank you so much for participating in the OLS Virtual Silent Auction! This event was a huge success for our school because of YOU! We would like to extend a huge thank you to the OLS Fundraising Committee for all their hard work in putting this together. Congratulations to all our lucky winning bidders! You should have received an invoice with the total from 32auctions. You can pay and pick up your prizes this Friday, May 12th between 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the school office. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (payable to Our Lady of Sorrows School). We are so grateful for all your bids!
MAY 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES:
|May 12, 2023 (Friday Gr. 7)||McDonald’s Hamburger|
|May 16, 2023 (Tuesday Gr. 7)||Grilled Cheese|
|May 18, 2023 ( Thursday)||Chicken Strips|
|May 26, 2023 (Friday Gr. 7)||Pizza Hut|
|May 30, 2023 (Tuesday Gr. 7)||Sushi|
MAY 19, 2023 – OLS WALK-A-THON
Friday, May 19th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. Please refer to Walkathon notice for details. Please note this day will be a full day of school.
Thank you to all the families that returned the t-shirt form. Please continue to collect your pledges. Students are encouraged to ask family and friends to make a donation. Reminder that your minimum $40 pledge gets you a t-shirt and you become eligible for the amazing prizes. All pledges and monies are due by Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
MAY 22, 2023 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, May 22nd.
MAY 23, 2023 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS
Students may wear their spring uniform to school starting on Tuesday, May 23rd . However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters, vests or cardigans and black shoes) on Mass or special days. Please take advantage of the Neat Uniforms focus week mentioned below!
MAY 24, 2023 – OLS TRACK MEET
Please refer to Track and Field notice for details. Track meets are always rain or shine, so please make sure students are prepared for all weather.
MAY 26 AND 29, 2023 – CONFIRMATION NEWS
On Thursday, May 25th at 7:15 p.m. there will be a mandatory Confirmation rehearsal for all Grade 7 students and their sponsors.
Confirmation will be held on Monday, May 29th at 6:00 p.m.
MAY 28, 2023 – FAMILY MASS
The Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 28th. 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.
MAY 31, 2022 – CROWNING OF MARY
The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Wednesday, May 31st at OLS Church at 7:00 p.m. Procession will follow (weather permitting). Please bring FLOWERS for Mary! All students are invited to attend, especially the Grade 2s and the new Communicants.
MCCARTHY (FORMERLY NEAT) UNIFORMS
Neat uniforms has now changed to McCarthy Uniforms. Please view the attached flyer for promotional deals. Uniforms should be examined and replaced as needed due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.
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.
PARENT PARTICIPATION NEWS
If you have not been contacted by the PEC, your volunteer position will stay the same for the upcoming school year. Thank you for your continued support.
Gr. 7 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).