MAY 1 – 8, 2023 – THE VIRTUAL SILENT AUCTION IS OPEN FOR BIDDING!
Our 3rd annual Virtual Silent Auction has begun! This event is here for 1 week only and will close on Monday, May 8th at 8:30 p.m. Bids can be placed anytime during this week, and you will be notified if you are outbid. BID, PLAY AND HAVE FUN! We have added extended bidding for up to 30 minutes after the event. This will occur for any items that have a counter bid. Make sure you check it out today! Packages range from $10 to Priceless! There are Whitecaps Tickets, Summer Camps, Front Row Tickets to the OLS Christmas Concert, Dining Experiences, and WINE!!!! Get something for yourself or for a gift! You do not want to miss out! There is something for everyone. 100% of the proceeds will go back to our school and students. You will be notified by email if you are the winning bidder! ALL winning bidders can pick up their item(s) from the school on Friday, May 12th between 1-3 p.m. Please share the attached flyer or this link with family and friends: https://www.32auctions.com/OLSAUCTION2023
MAY 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES:
|May 4, 2023 (Thursday)||Columbus Hamburger|
|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 6, 2023 – FIRST COMMUNION NEWS
First Communion will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on this day.
MAY 8, 2023 – MOTHER’S DAY MASS
The kindergarten class is leading this special Mass on Monday, May 8th at 9:00 a.m. All parents are welcome to attend, especially Mothers and Grandmothers.
MAY 10, 2023 – 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 19, 2023 – OLS WALK-A-THON
Friday, May 19th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. Please refer to the notice that went home on April 26th. Please note this day will be a full day of school.
MAY 22, 2023 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, May 22nd.
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 nominations must be a parishioner 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!
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).