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What’s Happening this Week

MARCH 10, 2023 – HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

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Dear Parents,

We wish to thank all our parents who attended the AGM on Wednesday. We also wish to thank the parents who stayed for the viewing of “Screenagers”. Our school is a committed partner, together with our parents, at helping families through the many modern obstacles and changing environments for our children. We are continually striving to help students manage the challenges of growing-up in a completely different social, emotional, and digital age than previous generations. Again, if any parents wish to have additional resources for dealing with these new challenges, please contact our teachers or the school office.

MARCH 10, 2023 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL & LAST DAY BEFORE SPRING BREAK
This is the last day of school before Spring Break. Dismissal is at 12:00 p.m.

MARCH 10, 2023 – REPORT CARDS
Report cards will go home today, Friday, March 10th. Please ensure you check your child’s bag and communication folders.

MARCH 12, 2023 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Don’t forget that on Sunday, March 12th Daylight Savings Time begins and clocks “spring forward” one hour. The time should be changed one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday evening.

MARCH 13 – 24, 2023 – SPRING BREAK
The school will be closed for Spring Break the weeks of March 13th to March 24th.  School will reopen on Monday, March 27th. We would like to wish all families a safe and healthy Spring Break.

MARCH 28, 2023 – CURLING GRADE 5 STUDENTS
Grade 5 students will be participating in curling lessons this month. Grade 5 students Tuesday, March 28th.  Further details to follow.

MARCH 29, 2023 – STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL
Wednesday, March 29th the student-led conferences will be held from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m.  Please refer to your child’s confirmed scheduled time that will be sent home with report cards.  There will be 12:00 pm dismissal and NO After School Club on this day.

MARCH 29, 2023 – REGISTRATION PACKAGES DUE
Registration packages are due Wednesday, March 29th.  Please drop off the registration package at the office prior to going to the student-led conference.

MARCH 30 & 31, 2023 – CLOTHING DRIVE
It’s time to clean out your closet because the OLS leadership council is having a Clothing Drive! We take donations that are clean and gently used. Click here to view the flyer. You can drop off your donations in Father Rosemond’s garage on the following dates:

March 30th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
March 31st – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

MARCH HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, March 9th Ragazzi Pizza Lunch

REMINDERS

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).

LENT BOXES 
Lent boxes have been given to each student in Grades 1-7. All boxes will be collected after Easter Monday, Tuesday, April 11th. We ask that ALL students label their box with their name and house colour. We also ask that you print the amount collected on the box. Please use this opportunity to encourage your child to give alms (to do charitable work).

COMMUNITY EVENTS

MARCH 29 – APRIL 2, 2023 – MAN OF THE SHROUD EXHIBITION
St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Vancouver is inviting all Grades 6 to 12 students, teachers, and parents to visit the Man of the Shroud Exhibition from Wednesday, March 29th to Sunday April 2nd. This exhibit of the Shroud of Turin – the burial cloth of Jesus Christ – has received numerous positive testimonies from both students and teachers from schools in other provinces across Canada. There will be four presentations on Thursday, March 30th and Friday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There is no fee for the exhibit and/or lectures, however, donations will be gratefully accepted. For further information, please see the attached flyer.