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Weekly E-Letter May 12, 2022

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Dear Parents,

PENDER STREET CLOSURE UPDATE!

The City of Vancouver is almost finished working on Pender Street. Thank you to all our parents who followed the directions of our awesome traffic volunteers, and gave themselves more time to drop-off. ALSO, if you are walking into the lot, please use the Slocan or Pender Street gates only and watch for cars on Turner exiting. Please be aware of students walking on Turner street. ALSO PLEASE DO NOT U- TURN! Parents are encouraged to pick up quickly and leave and NOT allow the younger children to run around the grass area on turner. The grass area is OUT of Bounds due to increased traffic. The regular drop-off and pick up should return sometime next week. Thank you for your patience!

MAY 2022 HOT LUNCH DATES:

May 13, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) McDonald’s Hamburger
May 19, 2022 (Thursday) Chicken Strips
May 27, 2022 (Friday Gr. 7) Pizza Hut

 

MAY 18, 2022 – ST. PIUS FRIENDLY TRACK MEET

Details will be sent home closer to this date. Track meets are always rain or shine, so please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 20, 2022 – OLS WALK-A-THON – HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, May 20th, will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. A Walk-a-Thon notice will be going home with students on Friday, May 6th.  Please note this day will be a half-day of school.  Consent forms were due back on May 10th. (Kindergarten and Grade 1 do not require consent forms as they stay on school grounds). The pledges and monies are due by Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in order to be eligible for prizes.

MAY 23, 2022 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, May 23rd.

MAY 24, 2022 – OLS TRACK MEET DATE CHANGE

Please note the OLS track meet has been changed from May 16th to May 24th. Please refer to Track and Field notice for details. Track meets are always rain or shine, so please make sure students are prepared for all weather.

MAY 24, 2022 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS

Students may wear their spring uniform to school starting on Tuesday, May 24th.  However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters, vests or cardigans and black shoes) on Mass or special days. Please take advantage of the Neat Uniforms focus week mentioned below!

MAY 24 AND 28, 2022 – CONFIRMATION NEWS

On Tuesday, May 24th at 7:15 p.m. there will be a mandatory Confirmation rehearsal for all Grade 7 students and their sponsors in the gym. Confirmation will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 29, 2022 – FAMILY MASS

The family mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29th.  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.

MAY 30, 2022 – CROWNING OF MARY

The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Monday, May 30th at OLS Church at 7:00 p.m. Procession will follow (weather permitting). Please bring FLOWERS for Mary! All students are invited to attend. More information will follow.

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 replaced every year due to children outgrowing them or wear and tear.

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.