NEW SCHOOL DROP-OFF AND PICKUP TIMES
We wish to thank our parents and parking supervisors for continuing to keep our morning drop-offs and dismissals organized and safe! To reduce the wait times for our families, we will be changing our pickup times for Primary (K-3) to 2:45 p.m. and Intermediates (4-7) to 2:50 p.m. Please remember to drive slow through the drop-off zones and watch out for students who are crossing. (PLEASE DO NOT BACK UP!!) Also, there is no pick up at the front of the school (Slocan Street), as we do not have supervisors present. Pick up all students from the back of the school or wait by the exit gates. Please DO NOT BLOCK the driveways or interfere with our neighbours. Also note, as the weather gets colder, that students do wait outside until 8:30 a.m. as our staff is in morning prayer and cannot open the doors. Thanks for your understanding.
FOOD DRIVE & “TALE OF THE TAPE” UPDATE
We want to send you our sincerest praise for this year’s food drive. Our goal this year was ambitious with 2,000 individual food items to be collected amongst the four competing houses. The staff at Our Lady of Sorrows School is overwhelmed by the tremendous generosity of the community. This year, we raised over 2,500 individual food items for the local food bank, far surpassing our goal. An overwhelming sense of gratitude for all of you during this time of Thanksgiving. We cannot express enough how much this means for our community during this time of need. The Red House was the winning house with 1,100 individual items collected. Congratulations to the Red team.
Thank you again to all families as the Parish food bank has been blessed with your donations.
OCTOBER 28, 2022 – HALLOWEEN BASH – SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us for the Halloween Bash on Friday, October 28th at 6 p.m. The theme this year is School of Dragons. This is a family fun school event that will happen in the OLS gym and lower hall. This event sells out every year so get your tickets early. Tickets are $15 each or a family pass of four for $50 and this includes access to all carnival games, dancing and every kid is guaranteed to win a prize or two! We will have the balloon pop wall, pumpkin lollipop pull, a concession, cash bar and more. For the creative bakers, we will also have the OLS Cake Wars Championships this year Details on how to enter or vote will be sent home this week! Costumes are highly recommended. The parent participation form was sent home last week. Food and ticket order forms will be sent home later this week. Please note: This is a cash or cheque only event.
OUR LADY OF SORROWS PARISH – PAD AGREEMENT
At the Mandatory Parents’ Meeting, Father Rosemond spoke about how the Parish is allowing automatic debit for Sunday Offerings. If you wish to sign-up for PAD, please return the attached form to the school or parish office. Thank you for your continued Parish support!
OCTOBER 1-31, 2022 – READ-A-THON AND BOOK GIVE AWAY
We will be clearing some of our older reading books from the library. Please refer to the notice sent home with students for further details. Reminder, ALL reading records need to be handed in by November 1st at 3:00 p.m. to be eligible for prizes.
OCTOBER 18 AND 20, 2022 – HEAD LICE INSPECTIONS
The next school-wide lice checks will be conducted on Tuesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 20th. Thank you to Mrs. Kraljevic for doing this once again.
OCTOBER 19, 2022 – LIVING ROSARY
Students are expected to be in full uniform this day.
OCTOBER 26, 2022 – INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS RETAKE DAY
Retakes will be on Wednesday, October 26th. Please have your child dressed in full uniform on this day if they wish to have their individual photo retaken. If you wish your child to have a retake, please let your child’s classroom teacher know.
OCTOBER 30, 2022 – FAMILY MASS – 11:30 A.M.
The Family Mass will be held on Sunday, October 30th at 11:30 a.m. We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass. This is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the required Sunday liturgy.
OCTOBER 31, 2022 – DRESS DOWN DAY
Students may dress down in Halloween colors (e.g., orange and/or black) or in a costume on Monday, October 31st. No scary or gory costumes, masks or weapons allowed!
OCTOBER 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES
|Thursday, October 20th||Hamburgers|
AGAPE STREET MINISTRY DONATIONS
Once again, we reach out to OLS families for their donations of extra Halloween candy. We will be accepting candy until Friday, November 4th. All candy donated will go to AGAPE Street Ministry.
ARTONA PHOTO’S UPDATE
Your child’s photos are now available online! On Monday, your child brought home a notice from Artona with details on how to order online. For your convenience here is the link: https://www.artona.com/schools/OLOS/programs/school photo.