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MAY 18, 2022 WEEKLY E-LETTER

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Dear Parents,

We wish to congratulate our nominated P.E.C members for the 2022-2023 school year; Mirella Gargiulo, Anthoni Pasqua, and Laura Tempesta for accepting their nominations. Due to no other nominating forms received by last Friday, they have been acclaimed. There will be no P.E.C elections this year. Welcome to our new members!!

INTERMEDIATE GARDEN
There is a fence being installed on Turner Street for our new Intermediate Garden. The cement supporting the fence poles is fresh. Therefore, this area is out-of-bounds. Do not allow your children to play in this area or also on the grass areas on Slocan Street. Thank you for your patience!

MAY 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES:

May 19, 2022 (Thursday) Chicken Strips
May 27, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) Pizza Hut

MAY 20, 2022 – OLS WALK-A-THON – HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday, May 20th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. A Walk-a-thon package has been sent home. Please note this day will be a half-day of school.  Consent forms were due back on Tuesday, May 10th. (Kindergarten and Grade 1 do not require consent forms as they stay on school grounds). The pledges and monies are due by Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in order to be eligible for prizes.

MAY 23, 2022 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, May 23rd.

MAY 24, 2022 – OLS TRACK MEET DATE CHANGE
Please note the OLS track meet has been changed from May 16th to May 24th. Please refer to the Track and Field notice for details. Track meets are always rain or shine, so please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 24, 2022 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS
Students may wear their spring uniform to school starting on Tuesday, May 24th.  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 AND 28, 2022 – CONFIRMATION NEWS
On Tuesday, May 24th at 7:15 p.m. there will be a mandatory Confirmation rehearsal for all Grade 7 students and their sponsors in the gym. Confirmation will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 27, 2022 – LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR OLS SUMMER CAMPS
OLS Summer Camps are back! If your child is entering Kindergarten – Grade 5 in September 2022 they can come join us for a week or two of lots of fun activities to kick off the summer! Camps will be held at OLS: July 4th – 8th and July 11th – 15th. Full day and half day options are available. Spaces are limited! You can access the registration form on the OLS website. We hope to see you there!

MAY 29, 2022 – FAMILY MASS
The family mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29th.  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 30, 2022 – CROWNING OF MARY
The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Monday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the church. A procession will follow (weather permitting). Please bring FLOWERS for Mary! All students are invited to attend. More information will follow.

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.

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.

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.