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Weekly E-Letter June 16, 2022

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Dear Parents,

On Monday,  our students had the opportunity to meet their next year’s teachers. We wish to announce our staff changes for the 2022-2023 school year. We will be saying goodbye to some of our teaching staff, Mrs. Liz Ciulla and Ms. Moylan Brunnock.  We are sad to see them leave, but also excited for them as they start their new teaching adventures in different schools and cities. Thank you for all you have done and for being exceptional teachers and bringing your gifts and talents to our OLS community. May God Bless you in your new schools.

We also want to welcome back Mrs. McKenna and are glad she is returning in September.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to a 40-year veteran and legend, Mrs. Sue Radford. Sue is officially retiring to spend more time with her beautiful grandchildren and husband Rob. We cannot thank Mrs. Radford enough for all that she has done for our OLS community, and for all the children she positively influenced throughout her teaching career. Mark your calendars for the afternoon of June 27th as we will be celebrating her teaching career at the school, as well as giving parents the opportunity to recognize and celebrate her in person. Stay tuned for more information.

Classroom teachers  for 2022-2023

K – Mrs. Corrado

Gr. 1 –  Mrs. McKenna

Gr. 2 –  Mrs. De Amaral

Gr. 3 –  Mrs. Matterson

Gr. 4 –  Mrs. Guzzo

Gr. 5 –  Mrs. Rossi

Gr. 6 –  Mr. Basso

Gr. 7 – Mrs. Crescenzo

 

PE – Mr. McCloskey

Learning Resource (Primary) – Mrs. Bortignon

Learning resource (Intermediate) – Mrs. Woodman

ADST – Mr. Stocker

Music – Mr. Kanabe

REMINDERS FOR THE LAST DAYS IN JUNE

JUNE 15 – 17, 2022 – 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. Please click here to view flyer. You can drop off your donation on the following dates:

June 16th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

June 17th – 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

LIBRARY NEWS

All library books are now Overdue! Please check your homes for any unreturned books.

JUNE 20, 2022 – TALENT SHOW

Our Talent Show will be on Monday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Gym. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.

JUNE 24, 2022 – GRADE 7 FAREWELL CEREMONIES

The Grade 7 Farewell Ceremonies will be held on Friday, June 24th in the Church at 10:30 a.m.

JUNE 27, 2022 – CLEANING OUT OF DESKS

We ask that all students Grades 1-7, please bring TWO LARGE GARBAGE BAGS to school on Friday, June 24th to empty the contents of their desks for the summer.

JUNE 26, 2022 – FAMILY MASS

The family mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass. The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

JUNE 27, 2022 – WALK-A-THON & TRACK AWARDS ASSEMBLY

The Awards Assembly will be held on Monday, June 27th at 1:00 p.m. We invite all parents to attend.

JUNE 28, 2022 – GRADE 7 CLOSING MASS – FULL UNIFORM

Parents and grandparents are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 28th for Mass at 9:00 a.m. The Grade 7 class will be preparing this Mass. Full school uniform, with black shoes is required.

JUNE 28, 2022 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE SUMMER VACATION

The last day of school will be June 28, 2022.  Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  NO AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB on this day.

JUNE 27 – JULY 3, 2022 – NEAT UNIFORMS FOCUS WEEK!
Please check OLS website regarding information about our school focus week, online buying procedures and promotional deals.   Uniforms should be checked for good order every year!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES (GR. 3 – 7) – SCHOOL START

This week all children in Gr. 3 – 7 will be bringing home a list of supplies that will be required on the first day of school in September. You are not obligated to purchase these supplies through School Start. However, if you choose to not use School Start you will need to ensure you have all the items listed on the order form for the first day of school in September.

School Start is offering early ordering incentives. Please see the attached flyer.

AFTERSCHOOL PICK-UP

Due to the warmer weather, the children will now be spending more time outside. Therefore, the gate to the school parking lot will not be opened until 2:30 p.m. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:30 p.m. to pick-up your child(ren) and wait at the gate as this creates a backlog of traffic and a nuisance for the neighbourhood.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROTOCOLS

Our COVID protocols have changed into communicable disease protocols to continue to reduce the spread of germs that cause cold and flu like symptoms. Again, we are asking parents to not send kids to school when ill, and to use the allocated free COVID rapid tests (sent home before spring break) to ensure students are not attending school with COVID. The incident of COVID is still going to be rising, however, by continuing to keep sick children home, washing hands, and keeping physical distance between contacts, we should continue to get through this school year with minimal disruptions. Thank you to our parents and families that continue to do all you can to keep our students healthy and safe.