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MAY 2022 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

By April 28, 2022 No Comments

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone for making our OLS Silent Auction a success. We would like to thank the amazing school fundraising team for all their efforts, especially in creating a new and exciting way to raise money for our students’ needs! We also wish to thank our generous donors for all the wonderful items! Most of all thank you to you, the parents, for all of your bids! Our OLS parents are always a great support, and help our programs run with the best resources available! Thank you!

Please see the message below from the school fundraising team’s chairperson, Mrs. Mirella Gargiulo:

“Thank you so much for participating in the OLS Virtual Silent Auction! This event was a huge success for our school because of YOU! Please know that 100% of the proceeds will go directly back to our school and children. We are so grateful!

Congratulations to our lucky winning bidders! You can pick up your prizes this Friday, April 29th between 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows School. Due to the number of prizes and bidders, the new pick-up location will be in the Lower Hall (below our school gym – entrance is in the parking lot). We can only accept cash or cheques (payable to Our Lady of Sorrows School). If you are unable to pick up your items during this time slot, then please notify Mirella Gargiulo (mirella.gargiulo@gmail.com).

THANK YOU again so much for supporting our school and we hope to do this again next year (hopefully in person)!

With gratitude,

The OLS Fundraising Team”

NEW TURNER STREET INTERMEDIATE GARDEN
Starting next week, we will begin building our outdoor school intermediate gardens and green space. The southwest grass area outside the playground will be fenced in and the area will be transformed into a nature garden for our Intermediate grades to use. The area will look like our Preschool green space and gardens, however, be better suited for our grades 4-7 students to use. We wish to thank Mrs. Woodman who has been working hard at securing nature and garden grants, as well as our Grade 7 fundraising parents who are helping to make this possible with their hard work and generous legacy fundraising campaigns. Please note the area will be closed off to students/parents during the building phase.

PENDER STREET CLOSURE DELAYED!
The City of Vancouver has delayed the upgrade on Pender Street.  We will advise as soon as the city gives us the dates.

IMPORTANT!  GRADE 7 HOT LUNCH – FOR THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022, WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Due to an oversight in scheduling, the White Spot hot lunch for this Friday, April 29th will be rescheduled for Thursday, May 12th .  You will receive a reminder from MunchaLunch the day before if you ordered lunch for your child on that day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your understanding, Grade 7 Fundraising Committee.

MAY 3 & 4, 2022 – TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS
We will be hosting a talent show this year in June (date TBD)! The talent show is open to all students. Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 3rd, and Wednesday May 4th at 12:00 p.m. Please see the notice that is being sent home today for further details.

MAY 4, 2022 – MOTHER’S DAY MASS
The Kindergarten class is leading this special Mass on Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 a.m. All parents are welcome to attend, especially Mothers and Grandmothers.

MAY 4, 2022 – HOLY CHILDHOOD MASS AT ST. PATRICK’S PARISH
Thank you to our students and families who raised over $500 to the Holy Childhood Association. The cheque will be presented at the Mass by our OLS Grade 7 Leadership Council on Wednesday, May 4th  at 10:00 a.m.

MAY 5, 2022 – NOTRE DAME HIGHSCHOOL MUSICAL (Gr. 6 & 7) – “ANYTHING GOES”
Consent forms for this production will be sent home this week. Please return to the classroom teacher by Wednesday, May 4th.

MAY 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES:

May 5, 2022 (Thursday) Subway
May 6, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) Ragazzi Pizza
May 12, 2022 (Thursday Gr. 7) Whitespot
May 19, 2022 (Thursday) Chicken Strips
May 27, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) Pizza Hut

MAY 7, 2022 – FIRST COMMUNION NEWS
First Communion will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 9, 2022 – HOLY CROSS 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 10 & 12, 2022 – LICE CHECKS
The next school-wide lice checks will be conducted on Tuesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 12th . Thank you to Mrs. Kraljevic for doing this once again.

MAY 11, 2022 – CLASS PHOTO DAY
Please make sure students come to school dressed in full uniform (Sweaters and Black Shoes).

MAY 18, 2022 – ST. PIUS FRIENDLY TRACK MEET

Details will be sent home closer to this date. Track meets are always rain or shine, so please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 20, 2022 – OLS WALK-A-THON – HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday, May 20th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. Further details to follow.  Please note this day will be a half-day of school.

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 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 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 OLS Church at 7:00 p.m. Procession will follow (weather permitting). Please bring FLOWERS for Mary! All students are invited to attend. More information will follow.

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.

REMINDERS

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.

OUR LADY OF SORROWS PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Preschool registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. If you are interested in registering for either the Three-Year-Old Program or the Four-Year-Old Program, contact the school office for an application form.

If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact the school at 604-253-2434 or email the preschool at preschool@myolosschool.com.

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 so registration will be first come, first serve. Registration forms were sent home with your child. You can also access the registration form on the OLS website. We hope to see you there!