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May 2021 Newsletter

By April 30, 2021 No Comments

Dear Parents,

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As we continue to hear the bad news of the “Third Wave of Covid infections”, we are grateful for our families that are doing all they can do to stop our school community from getting impacted. Our students, parents, and staff have done all they can do: Stay home when sick, keep 6ft of distance between each other, wash hands frequently and wear a mask when in group settings. No one measure can prevent the spread of COVID individually. However, when all measures are taken together, and consistently, we have been able STOP the impact of spread at the school. Please continue to do all you can to stop the spread of COVID. The rise in variants is a result of more mutations due to more infections, and due to those who are not following personal safety measures or quarantining when traveling. Please trust the medical professionals as the internet or you tube channels are not a vetted resource for medical advice. True doctors are too busy saving lives than posting unverified theories on the internet! We teach our students to use caution when researching information on-line as the internet is full of fake theories and unscientifically confirmed medical advice. We hope our parents are taking the same precautions. We all entitled to our opinions; however, we also have a MORAL responsibility to take care of one another as we are a Christian Community. Jesus taught us to love one another! Thank you to all our families who continue to do what is recommended and safe, as I am proud of the many personal sacrifices made by this community for the safety of others. Thank you and God Bless all our OLS community!

APRIL 15-30, 2021 – OLS SPRING AUCTION-FINAL DAY TO BID!
Final Bids must be placed on Friday, April 30, 2021 by 9pm. You will be notified by email if you win a bid. Remember there are 5 randomly placed $100 VISA GIFT CARDS hidden in 5 of the packages.

Thanks for your support! Pick up and payment (cash, cheque or PayPal) will be accepted on Friday, May 7TH, 2021 outside the OLS Office anytime between 1-4pm. Keep Bidding!

Thank you again for placing BIDS to support OLS’s first virtual silent auction! We are excited to announce our winner for our second EARLY BID DRAW for the leading bidders. Congratulations to Michelle Cavallo!

We appreciate your support!

Thank you!
The OLS Fundraising Committee

FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION 2021 UPDATE!
Please read the very important letter from our Pastor Father Richard.

MAY 7, 2021 – CROWNING OF MARY
The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Friday, May 7h, 2021 by the Grade 3 class. It will again be watched on-line by the school. Thank you for all those students who wish to bring Mary Flowers.

Students may visit the statue of Mary in their cohorts after the crowning to pray and lay flowers after the Mass. Thank you!

MAY 20, 2021 – OLS WALK-A-THON
Thursday, May 20th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon.  Please refer to the notice that went home with students on Friday, April 30, 2021Please note this day will be a full day of school.

MAY 2021 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS
Students may wear their Spring uniform to school after the WALK-A THON. 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!

NEAT UNIFORMS NEWS!
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.

MAY 21, 2021 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school for students on Friday, May 21ST

MAY 24, 2021 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, May 24th.

MAY 2021 HOT LUNCH DATES:

May 6, 2021 (Thursday) Wrap Lunch
May 14, 2021 (Friday) Gr. 7 Hot Lunch McDonald’s Chicken Burgers
May 20, 2021 (Thursday)**NOTE DATE CHANGE Gr. 7 Hot Lunch Stan’s Pizza
May 28, 2021 (Friday) Pizza Lunch

MAY 26-28, 2021 – CLOTHING DRIVE- PART 2
Please note we will be having another Clothing Drive! Time to clear out your closet.  Please use the morning drop-off area in front of the parish garage doors and proceed in the same direction as the regular morning drop-off.

Drop-off Dates:
May 26th – 28th – 8:25 am (morning drop-off)

Donations we take:

Lightly used and clean

  • Clothing for men, women, and children
  • Accessories (belts, hats, scarves)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Under garments, nylons, and socks
  • Towels, tablecloths, and curtains
  • Blankets, bedding, and pillows

How to Bag Donations:

  • Fill standard black garbage bags (26” x 36”)
  • Minimum 16lbs & Maximum 20lbs

PRESCHOOL NEWS
We continue to accept registration for both the Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Preschool classes for the September 2021 – June 2022 school year. For further information, please contact the preschool by email preschool@myolosschool.com.

REMINDERS:

SCHOOL SUPPLIES & LUNCH DROP-OFF REMINDER
We would like to remind you that due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, we wish to restrict calls home for supplies and lunches, so please have your child review daily routines and help them to prepare for their day prior to bedtime. We encourage your children to bring all necessary items, including lunches, to school daily. Every time a lunch or school supplies are dropped off at the office, we increase our risk to exposure. Thank you.