Thank you to all our parents for attending the Back to School Barbecue and Meet the Teacher Night. As mentioned in the meeting we will be adding some new and reorganizing some of our original parent participation groups. Some of these changes are as follows:
- Fundraising will be planning a golf tournament and New Year’s party.
- Church cleaning will now be Friday afternoons.
- We will be adding a Choir helper for weekend Masses.
- Landscaping will be flexible with other volunteer hours available.
All teams will have a Team Leader who will contact you. If you wish to be a Team Leader for any of these new groups, please email the office (email@example.com).
Thank you for your support!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR UPDATE
Thank you to all parents and students who visited the Book Fair this past week. We sold over $8,700 in books! Teachers will be purchasing books for their class libraries and for the school library with the reward points the school earned.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all parents that volunteered and helped at the Book Fair. We couldn’t have done it without you!
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 3-6, 2023 – FOOD DRIVE & “TALE OF THE TAPE”
Students can bring in their food items throughout the week in a bag with their house colour on it. Please do not send a bag that you would want returned. Last year, we raised over 3,000 individual items to be given to the needy.
Items that can be donated:
- Canned Items (Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Meat, Fruit/Vegetables, Sauce, Beans)
- Dried Food (Rice, Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils)
- Breakfast Items (Cereal, Coffee, Tea, Cookies, Sweets)
- Baking (Sugar, Cooking Oil)
We ask that all donated items be non-perishable, small, unopened, and not expired. Please avoid items that can be damaged easily such as glass.
The first House Colour Challenge of the year “Tale of the Tape” will take place on Friday, October 6th. Please bring items in a box or bag with the student’s house colour labelled on it. Last year, we raised over 3,000 individual items to be given to the needy. Items will be weighed, measured, and totalled, to determine points for each House Colour Team. May the best team win!
We thank you in advance for your generous donations.
OCTOBER 9, 2023 – THANKSGIVING DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Monday, October 9th. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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 – LIVING ROSARY
Students are expected to be in full uniform this day.
OCTOBER 25, 2023 – INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS 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
This year’s Halloween Bash will be held on Friday, October 28th from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. More information will follow from the Halloween Committee. There is no dress down day or costumes during this school day.
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 2023 HOT LUNCH DATES
|Thursday, October 5th||Fujiya Sushi|
|Thursday, October 12th||Ragazzi Cheese Pizza|
|Thursday, October 19th||Columbus Meat Market Sausage with Bun|
|Thursday, October 26th||Columbus Meat Market Chicken Breast Strips|
FATHER & SON CLUB
We invite Kids ages 7-12 and their dads to join the OLS Parish Father and Son Club. This program aims to empower the next generation of young men by nurturing virtues and life skills through shared father-son experiences. We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the Month from 9 a.m. -11 a.m.
To register and for more information please visit https://fatherson.club/