As the weather gets colder and rainier, we are asking parents to ensure students come to school wearing proper jackets (with hoods) and appropriate shoes. Please do NOT send students who have gym in the morning wearing only PE strip! Students MUST stay outside until 8:35 a.m. as we must ensure adequate supervision at school while teachers are in staff prayer. Also, students may have to be outside throughout the day for recess or movement between the buildings (Gym and Church) as well as be able to stay in the rain for a minimum of 5 minutes if there is a fire or earthquake drill.
Thank you to our parent drop-off supervisors who continue to be diligent in keeping parents and students behind the cones and having a supervisor helping to stop traffic at the gym entrance. PLEASE REMEMBER TO DRIVE SLOW AND BE AWARE OF CHILDREN CROSSING! Also, we are asking drivers of large vehicles to park in the second row or closer to the gym to allow for better visibility. Thank you for your diligence!
PARENT PARTICIPATION UPDATE!
Thank you to all our participation parents for helping our school run smoothly and helping us to save money for our many extra activities and resources.
We are still needing help with our Golf Tournament as well as Children’s Liturgy for the Family Masses. Please email the office with your interest!
OCTOBER 18 AND 19, 2023 – HEAD LICE INSPECTIONS
The next school-wide lice checks will be conducted on Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th. Thank you to Mrs. Kraljevic for doing this once again.
OCTOBER 20, 2023 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS teachers on Friday, October 20th; therefore, there will be no school for students on this day.
OCTOBER 25, 2023 – INDIVIDUAL PHOTO RETAKE DAY
Retakes will be on Wednesday, October 25th. 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 27, 2023 – HALLOWEEN BASH
Please join us for the Halloween Bash on Friday, October 27th from 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The theme this year is Carnival! This is a family-fun school event that will take place in the OLS gym and lower hall. This event sells out every year so get your tickets early. Tickets are $15 each and this includes access to all children’s carnival games, and dancing. Every child is guaranteed to win a prize or two! We will also have other paid mega prize games, the pumpkin lollipop pulls, a concession, cash bar and more. Costumes during this event are highly recommended. Please note, however, that there is no dress down day or costumes during this school day.
For the creative bakers, we will also, once again, have the OLS Cake Wars Championship. Details on how to enter the Cake War Championship and the food and ticket order forms were sent home last week. These are all due back by Friday, October 20th (links to forms are below). No tickets will be sold at the door and concession will be open on a first come, first serve basis, if food is not pre-ordered.
OCTOBER 29, 2023 – FAMILY MASS – 11:30 A.M.
The Family Mass will be held on Sunday, October 29th 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, 2023 – DRESS DOWN / COSTUME DAY
Students may dress down (e.g., orange, and black) or come in costume on Tuesday, October 31st. More information will be provided soon.
OCTOBER 1-31, 2023 – READ-A-THON
Please refer to the notice that has been 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 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES
|Thursday, October 19th||Columbus Meat Market Sausage with Bun|
|Thursday, October 26th||Columbus Meat Market Chicken Breast Strips|
The Italian Cultural Centre will once again be offering Italian classes for students in Grades 1-7 on Friday from 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. from November 3, 2023 – March 8, 2024. If you are interested, please see the attached registration form.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB NEWS – IMPORTANT UPDATE!
Thank you to all the families that have inquired and registered for our secured spots in our After School Club. We still have a few spots available. Please email the office (email@example.com) if you are interested in using this service. As a result of being licensed we are now only allowed to have 20 students per group per day. Please call or email the office as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Families must be registered in advance and can drop in any day (Monday to Thursday). Drop in session options are for a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 hours only (cost is $10 per hour). Drop-in rates are billed on an hourly basis. Families will be billed at the end of the month. Please note that you will only be billed for the days your child attends.