May 4, 2016 Weekly e-letter

Reminder for the P.E.C. election fast approaching. If you are interested in running for a position, please read the information below:

Eligible to nominate and to be nominated for election are all registered parishioners (Catholics

living within our parish boundaries), over 21 years of age and Catholic non-parishioners who have been attending our parish upon written agreement of their proper canonical pastor. (Pastor Authorization Forms are available in the school office).

Eligible to vote:  Parishioners 19 years of age and a registered member of O.L.S.   Your name must appear on the parish list.

Members of registered families, whose name is not on the list, must contact the office, or register under their own name before the day of elections. Two Sundays before the election voters will be able to check if they are registered parishioners at the entrance of the church.

Please note: Parents must have children attending OLS School for a minimum of two years prior to applying.

This year, we have 3 members standing for re-election (Enrico Matino, Cidalia Pashalidis, and Irena Buric). If you wish to run, please pick up a Nomination form from the school office. All forms must be signed by a member of the Nominating Committee either Roger Gil or Remo Bigiolli. Nomination forms must be received in the school office no later than May 10, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

SPRING UNIFORM NEWS

Students were able to begin wearing their Spring Uniforms on Monday, May 2, 2016. However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters and black shoes) on Mass or special days.

MAY 4, 2016 – INDIVIDUAL SPRING PHOTOS

If you would like to have your child's photo taken dressed in their Sunday best, your child may come to school on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 dressed out of uniform. For having their individual spring photo taken, OLS will receive $1.00 per student from LifeTouch. Students may stay out of uniform on this day to attend the Shrek Musical at Notre Dame.

MAY 4, 2016 – SHREK MUSICAL at NOTRE DAME REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

All students from OLS School will be attending the musical "Shrek" at Notre Dame Regional High School on Wednesday, May 4. A consent form must be completed by each student. If you do not complete the consent form, your child may not attend this field trip.

MAY 5, 2016 – MOTHER'S DAY MASS (Kindergarten)

There will be a Mother's Day Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016. We invite all Mothers and Grandmothers to this special Mother's Day Mass. Full school uniform with black shoes are required. Reminder that Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

MAY 5 and MAY 7, 2016 – FIRST COMMUNION NEWS

On Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a mandatory First Communion Rehearsal for all Grade 2 students and parents held in the Church. First Communion will be on Saturday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 6, 2016 – GRADE 5 – VICTORIA FIELD TRIP

The Grade 5 class field trip to Victoria will be this Friday, May 6. If you have not returned your child's consent form, please do so ASAP.

MAY 6, 2016 – HOLY CROSS TRACK & FIELD MEET

Track members from Gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 will be attending this track meet at Town Centre Stadium. Please refer to details sent home with students. Note: Grade 5 will not be at this track meet as they will be in Victoria for their field trip.

MAY 9, 2016 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO SCHOOL IN AFTERNOON – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Please ensure to mark Monday, May 9 as an early 12:00 p.m. dismissal day. Due to a Teachers' Professional Development workshop there will be no school in the afternoon and also there will be no After School Club on this day.

MAY 13, 2016 – QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS TRACK & FIELD MEET

Gr. 3-7 at Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium. Further details will be forthcoming.

MAY 16, 2016 – FRIENDSHIP TRACK & FIELD MEET

Gr. 3-7 at Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium. Further details will be forthcoming.

MAY 17, 2016 – CLASS PHOTOS

On Tuesday, May 17 LifeTouch will be at OLS to take class photos. Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform with black shoes on this day.

MAY 19, 2016 – LAST EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING SESSION

Thursday, May 19, will be the last early morning Peer Tutoring session.

MAY 20, 2016 – WALK-A-THON – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Friday, May 20, 2016 will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon. Please refer to the Walk-a-thon newsletter sent home with students last week. Please note there will be a 12:00 p.m. dismissal on this day and there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB available.

MAY 23, 2016 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, May 23, 2016.

MAY 24, 2016 – OLS TRACK & FIELD MEET

OLS will be hosting a Track & Field Meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Swangard Stadium.

MAY 27, 2016 – CROWNING OF MARY

The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Friday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church.

MAY 29, 2016 – FAMILY MASS

The Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass with our OLS School Choir. The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

MAY 30, 2016 – NEW "K" STUDENTS ORIENTATION DAY

Orientation Day for new "K" students will be on Monday, May 30, 2016. Details will be sent home shortly to families with students attending Kindergarten in September 2016. No school on this day for students currently in "Kindergarten".

HOT LUNCHES:

Thursday, May 5, 2016  -  Pizza Meal

Thursday, May 12, 2016  -  Sushi Meal

Thursday, May 19, 2016  -  Chicken Skewers Meal

Thursday, May 26, 2016  -  Subway Meal

REMINDER NOTE TO PARENTS: Safety must be a top priority. Therefore, we are asking that parents please pickup their children right away afterschool and leave the school premises as soon as possible. Our grounds are used for other clubs and extra-curricular events. Any students or families using the playgrounds/parking lot before or after supervision hours (8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on school days) do so at their own risk. Thank you so much for your understanding and support.

Edited May 3rd, 2016
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May 2016 Calendar

May 2016 Calendar

Created Apr 29th, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

 The P.E.C. election is fast approaching.  If you are interested in running for a position, please read the information below:

                Eligible to nominate and to be nominated for election are all registered parishioners (Catholics living within our parishboundaries), over 21 years of age and Catholic non-parishioners who have been attending our parish upon written agreement of their proper canonical pastor.  (Pastor Authorization Forms are available in the school office).

Eligible to vote:

  • Parishioners 19 years of age and a registered member of O.L.S. 
  • Your name must appear on the parish list 
  • Members of registered families, whose name is not on the list, must contact the office, or register under their own name before the day of elections.  Two Sundays before the election voters will be able to check if they are registered parishioners at the entrance of the church. 

Please note:  Parents must have children attending OLS School for a minimum of two years prior to applying.

This year, we have 3 members standing for re-election (Enrico Matino, Cidalia Pashalidis, and Irena Buric).  If you wish to run, please pick up a Nomination form from the school office. All forms must be signed by a member of the Nominating Committee either Roger Gil, or Remo Bigiolli.   Nomination forms must be received in the school office no later than May 10, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.  Attached you will find the Expectations for Members of CISVA Education Committees and Nomination Form.  All forms will then need approval by the Pastor.

EARTH DAY – DRESS DOWN DAY CHARITY COLLECTION UPDATE:

Thank you to all OLS students for their toonie donations on Earth Day.  We collected over $565.00 for the Holy Childhood Association.  Ms. Guzzo and Grade 6.

APRIL 29, 2016 – GRADE 7 BAKE SALE

The Grade 7 class is hosting a bake sale on Friday, April 29.  Items will be $2 each.  Each class will have an opportunity to come and purchase something.  Thank you for supporting the Grade 7 class in their efforts to achieve their goal for a special legacy gift that will benefit all OLS children.

APRIL 30, 2016 – FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT

There will be a First Communion Retreat for all children and their parents (One parent must attend) on Saturday, April 30th in the Gym from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Mass will be celebrated with all parents and children at 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MAY 2, 2016 – SPRING UNIFORM NEWS

Students may begin to wear their Spring Uniforms starting Monday, May 2, 2016.  However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters and black shoes) on Mass or special days.

MAY 2, 2016 GRADE 3 ST. PIUS/OLS TRACK & FIELD MEET

This Friendship Meet is only for Grade 3 students.  It will run from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at Empire Bowl.

MAY 3, 2016 HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION MASS

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the Grade 6 class will be attending the Holy Childhood Association Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church.   Full school uniform and black shoes are required.

MAY 4, 2016 – INDIVIDUAL SPRING PHOTOS

If you would like to have your child’s photo taken dressed in their Sunday best, your child may come to school on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 dressed out of uniform.  For having their individual spring photo taken, OLS will receive $1.00 per student from LifeTouch.

MAY 4, 2016 – SHREK MUSICAL at NOTRE DAME REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

All students from OLS School will be attending the musical “Shrek” at Notre Dame Regional High School on Wednesday, May 4.  A consent form must be completed by each student.  If you do not complete the consent form, your child may not attend this field trip.

MAY 5, 2016 – MOTHER’S DAY MASS (Kindergarten)

There will be a Mother’s Day Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  We invite all Mothers and Grandmothers to this special Mother’s Day Mass.  Full school uniform with black shoes are required.  Reminder that Mather’s Day is on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

MAY 5 and MAY 7, 2016 – FIRST COMMUNION NEWS

On Thursday, May 7, 2016 15 7:00 p.m. there will be a mandatory First Communion Rehearsal for all Grade 2 students and parents in the Church.  First Communion will be on Saturday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m.  We ask that all families arrive early on these days.

MAY 6, 2016 – GRADE 5 – VICTORIA FIELD TRIP

The Grade 5 class field trip to Victoria will be on Friday, May 6.  If you have not returned your child’s consent form, please do so ASAP.

MAY 6, 2016 – HOLY CROSS TRACK & FIELD MEET

Track members from Gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 will be attending this track meet at Town Centre Stadium.  Further details will be sent home shortly.  Please note Grade 5 will not be at this track meet as they will be in Victoria for their field trip.

MAY 9, 2016 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO SCHOOL IN AFTERNOON – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Please ensure to mark Monday, May 9 as an early 12:00 p.m. dismissal day.   Due to a Teachers’ Professional Development workshop there will be no school in the afternoon and also there will be no After School Club on this day.

MAY 13, 2016 – QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS TRACK & FIELD MEET

Gr. 3-7 at Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium.  Further details will be forthcoming.

MAY 16, 2016 – FRIENDSHIP TRACK & FIELD MEET

Gr. 3-7 at Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium.  Further details will be forthcoming.

MAY 17, 2016 – CLASS PHOTOS

On Tuesday, May 17 LifeTouch will be at OLS to take class photos.  Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform with black shoes on this day.

MAY 19, 2016 – LAST EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING SESSION

Thursday, May 19, will be the last early morning Peer Tutoring session.

MAY 20, 2016 – WALK-A-THON – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Friday, May 20, 2016 will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon.  Please refer to the Walk-a-thon newsletter sent home with students last week.  Please note there will be a 12:00 p.m. dismissal on this day and there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB available.

MAY 23, 2016 – VICTORIA DAY – NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, May 23, 2016.

MAY 24, 2016 – OLS TRACK & FIELD MEET

OLS will be hosting a Track & Field Meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Swangard Stadium.

MAY 27, 2016 – CROWNING OF MARY

The Crowning of Mary Mass will be on Friday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church.

MAY 29, 2016 – FAMILY MASS

The Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29.  We invite all families from OLS to celebrate the Family Mass with our OLS School Choir.  The OLS Family Mass is a great way for our families to attend and participate in the Sunday liturgy.

MAY 30, 2016 – NEW “K” STUDENTS ORIENTATION DAY

Orientation Day for new “K” students will be on Monday, May 30, 2016.  Details will be sent home shortly to families with students attending Kindergarten in September 2016.  No school on this day for students currently in “Kindergarten”. 

HOT LUNCHES: 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pizza Meal

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pizza Meal

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chicken Skewers Meal

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Subway Meal

REMINDER NOTE TO PARENTS:  Safety must be a top priority.  Therefore, we are asking that parents please pickup their children right away afterschool and leave the school premises as soon as possible.  Our grounds are used for other clubs and extra-curricular events.  Any students or families using the playgrounds/parking lot before or after supervision hours (8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on school days) do so at their own risk.  Thank you so much for your understanding and support.

 

Edited Apr 29th, 2016
Posted in Newsletters

Important Reminders

APRIL 21, 2016 – CLOTHING DRIVE HOUSE CHALLENGE 

Reminder of the House Colour Challenge for used clothing and linens drive.  Please pack the items in black garbage bags.  Label the bags with your child’s colour (red, yellow, green, blue) and bring them to the school gym  BY Friday April 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   Proceeds will go towards Eric Walters’ Orphanage in Kenya.

APRIL 22, 2016 – EARTH DAY – COLOUR/DRESS DOWN DAY

On Friday, April 22, with a $2.00 donation students may come dressed out of uniform and in earth tone colours.  Donations are to go to Holy Childhood Association.

APRIL 22, 2016 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO SCHOOL IN AFTERNOON – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Please ensure to mark Friday, April 22 as an early 12:00 p.m. dismissal day.   Due to a Teachers’ Professional Development workshop there will be no school in the afternoon and also there will be no After School Club on this day.

Edited Apr 26th, 2016

April 20, 2016 Weekly e-letter

APRIL 21, 2016 – CLOTHING DRIVE HOUSE CHALLENGE 

Our next House Colour Challenge will be on Thursday, April 21!  Start collecting used clothing and linens and pack them in black garbage bags.  Label the bags with your child’s colour (red, yellow, green, blue) and bring them to the school gym ON Thursday, April 21, from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  AND Friday April 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Further instructions can be found on the OLS website.  Proceeds will go towards Eric Walters’ Orphanage in Kenya.

APRIL 22, 2016 – EARTH DAY – COLOUR/DRESS DOWN DAY

On Friday, April 22, with a $2.00 donation students may come dressed out of uniform and in earth tone colours.  Donations are to go to Holy Childhood Association.

APRIL 22, 2016 – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO SCHOOL IN AFTERNOON – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Please ensure to mark Friday, April 22 as an early 12:00 p.m. dismissal day.   Due to a Teachers’ Professional Development workshop there will be no school in the afternoon and also there will be no After School Club on this day.

APRIL 24, 2016 - FAMILY MASS - CANCELLED

Due to conflicting schedules the OLS School Choir will not be singing at the Family Mass (11:30 a.m.) on April 24.

APRIL 30, 2016 – FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT

There will be a First Communion Retreat for all children and their parents (One parent must attend) on Saturday, April 30th in the Gym from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Mass will be celebrated with all parents and children at 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

APRIL HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, April 21, 2016 – Rice Bowl Meal

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – Sausage and a Bun

Please note:  Due to recent safety concerns, we are asking that parents please pickup their children right away afterschool and leave the school premises as soon as possible.  Our grounds are used for other clubs and extra-curricular events.  Any students or families using the playgrounds/parking lot before or after supervision hours (8:15 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on school days) do so at their own risk.  Thank you so much for your understanding and support.

 

Edited Apr 20th, 2016
Posted in Newsletters