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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in using this service. As a result of being licensed we are now only allowed to have 20 per group per day. Please call or email the office as soon as possible to reserve your spot!
As well, thank you for your understanding and patience for the first week of our new licenced After School Club.
FULL TIME CARE (2:45 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.) – STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BEFORE 5 P.M.
We have now secured our licence from the Ministry and have applied the fee reduction for the full-time families. Thus, we are pleased to be able to offer a $10.00 per month discount per day. Please note that invoices will now be sent out at the end of the month.
The new prices starting for this month will be:
$280 / month for 4 days per week.
$210/ month for 3 days per week.
$160/ month for 2 days per week
$80/ month for 1 day per week.
**In order for OLS to apply the fee reduction program, students must be registered in advance.
DROP IN CARE
We will now be allowing drop in care for intermediate grades (Grades 3- 7). Families must be registered in advance for a minimum of one day per week and can drop in any other day (Monday to Thursday). You must notify the office in advance. Please be aware, however, that we only have 9-10 more spots available. Drop in session options are for a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 hours only (cost is $12 per hour). Please note that drop in rates are billed on an hourly basis. Families will be billed at the end of the month for drop in care.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 – OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL ROSARY AND MASS
Our school has been invited to the Our Lady of Sorrows Feast Mass which will be held on Thursday, September 14th, at 6:30 p.m. This will replace the evening procession. OLS students will be leading this Rosary and the Mass to follow. Students received a signup form today if they wish to be part of the Living Rosary Candle group. Please return the forms to your teachers by tomorrow morning! Visit www.olos.ca for more information about our special Our Lady of Sorrows Feast Triduum!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 – TERRY FOX RUN
The annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Tuesday, September 19th. Further details will be sent home shortly.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 – BOOK FAIR AND READ-A-THON ASSEMBLY
Our Read-a-Thon and Book Fair Assembly will take place on Thursday, September 21st. Students will receive their record and pledge sheets at the assembly. We will also be sending home our Parent Volunteer Signup Form. Please check your child’s bags for this information and please help to make our Book Fair and Read-A-Thon another great success!!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 – OLS / SFA CROSS-COUNTRY MEET
Please refer to the Cross-Country notice for details. Please make sure students are dressed for the weather.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 – COMMISSIONING SUNDAY MASS
On Sunday, September 24th at 11:30 a.m., there will be a Commissioning Mass for all Staff Members of Our Lady of Sorrows School. This will be our first Choir Mass as well. All families are encouraged to attend our regular Sunday Family Masses as their regular obligations to our Catholic School Community. Thank you!
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023 – INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS
Students will have their Individual Photos taken by Artona on Monday, September 25th. Please ensure your child comes to school in full uniform on this day. They must also have their gym strip under their uniform if there is gym that day.
SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2023 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The annual OLS Book Fair will begin on Monday, September 25th and will end on Friday, September 29th. Further information will be sent home with students shortly.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 – MEET THE TEACHERS NIGHT
The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, September 27th. We will begin with a Welcome Back BBQ and Social at 6:00 p.m. The actual meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by one 15 minute session in the classroom. Please mark your calendars. This will be the first Mandatory Meeting as indicated in the Policy Manual and Registration Guide! Do not forget to visit the Book Fair in the Library that evening.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 – SWEATPANTS AND SWEATSHIRT SAMPLE SIZES VIEWING
Samples sizes will be available for you to view on Wednesday, September 27th during the Welcome Back BBQ and Social.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 – USED UNIFORM SALE
We will be hosting a used uniform sale on Wednesday, September 27th during the Welcome Back BBQ. Please see the attached flyer for further details and instructions.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 – ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Orange Shirt Day will be held on Friday, September 29th. This day is to honour Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools in Canada. Orange Shirt Day challenges us to witness and honour the stories of Survivors and their families, and to commit to meaningful discussion and the ongoing process of reconciliation.
OCTOBER 2, 2023 – NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION – STAT HOLIDAY
There will be no school on Monday, October 2nd, in lieu of the statutory holiday on Saturday, September 30th. This day is to honour Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools in Canada.
Please review the attached School Office Reminders. This is also located on our website’s homepage under ‘Documents’.
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/
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