November 2014 Newsletter
OCTOBER 31 – CARNIVAL UPDATE!!
Tickets will be distributed to families tomorrow, Thursday, October 30. The $5.00 covers the cost of admission, games and prizes for every child. Students may come to school dressed in costumes. Please remember that costumes need to be appropriate. Masks and weapons are not allowed and we ask parents to respect that costumes are not too scary or offensive for little children.
The day will be split into Gym and Classroom activities. The Schedule for Grades in the GYM is as follows: Primary K, 1, 2, 3 - 10:30 - 12:00 (lunch) in the classroom and teacher led activities in the p.m. Intermediate 4, 5, 6 and 7 leaders - 12:00 (lunch) and starting at 12:45 there will be Gym Activities until 3:00. Students will get to have a dance, as all activities’ costs are included with the $5 admission other than the extra lunch.
To minimize the number of students in the gym at one time, please note parents are welcome at the Carnival to help and participate, however, parents and guests must ask permission of the classroom teachers to stay in the teacher- led activities at the school and in the classrooms.
Thank you for supporting the Halloween Carnival! All proceeds from the Carnival will be going to our new Technology needs and upgrades.
REMINDERS FOR BEING SAFE ON HALLOWEEN
- Go trick or treating in groups and with an adult.
- DO NOT eat your treats until after your parents have checked them.
- Wear reflective tape. You’ll be easier to see in the dark.
- Wear face paint instead of a mask. You’ll be able to see better!
- Cross the streets safely. It’s hard for drivers to see little people in dark costumes.
- Fireworks are illegal and UNSAFE. Fireworks must only be lit and displayed by ADULTS.
AGAPE STREET MINISTRY DONATIONS
Once again we reach out to OLS families for their donations of extra Halloween Candy. All candy donated will go to AGAPE STREET MINISTRY.
REMEMBRANCE DAY – POPPY DONATIONS
Students from Grade 6 will be going to classrooms to collect donations for Poppies next week.
OCTOBER 1 - 31 - READ-A-THON
The Read-a-thon ends on October 31st. Please ensure you read with your children every night and record the number of pages read on your child’s Read-a-thon form. Reading Record sheets are due on Friday, October 31st, 2014.
NOVEMBER 1 - FALL BACK TIME
Remember to change your clocks back one hour on Saturday, November 1 before going to bed.
NOVEMBER 3 – ALL SAINTS MASS
All families are invited to join the OLS staff and students at the All Saints Mass on Monday, November 3rd. FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM IS REQUIRED.
NOVEMBER 7 - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
All parents/grandparents are welcome to join the OLS staff and students at a Remembrance Day Service, which will be held on Friday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the school gym. FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM IS REQUIRED.
NOVEMBER 10 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
There will be a Professional Development Day for OLS teachers on Monday, November 10th; therefore there will be no school on this day for students.
NOVEMBER 11 - REMEMBRANCE DAY – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school on Tuesday, November 11th, as it is the Remembrance Day Holiday.
NOVEMBER 14 - READ-A-THON NEWS
All Read-a-thon Money is due on Friday, November 15th, 2014. There will be a Read-a-thon Assembly on Wednesday, November 20th, 2014.
NOVEMBER 21 - ANNUAL BAKE SALE
The Annual Grade 6 Bake Sale will take place on Friday, November 21st. All funds collected will go to Free the Children Charity. Thanks for your support.
NOVEMBER HOT LUNCHES
Thursday, November 6, 2014 – Sausage on a Bun Lunch
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Pita Wrap Lunch
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Subway Lunch
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Soup Lunch
NOVEMBER 28 - REPORT CARD NEWS
Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, November 28th, 2014. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for December 2, 2014.
NOVEMBER 30 - FAMILY SUNDAY MASS
All families are invited to join the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, November 30.
Please send a note as soon as possible if your child has been sick, absent, late or at a medical appointment (include all dates, reason and one note per child). If your child will be absent from school, please call the office or email email@example.com by 8:30 a.m. Thank you.
E-MAIL AND NEWSLETTER UPDATE
Please note that e-mail updates are sent weekly and hard copy Newsletters are only sent with the Monthly Calendar from November to June. If you are not receiving the monthly e-mails, please send a note to the school office advising that you are not receiving the weekly e-mail updates. In the note, please include the e-mail address you would like the school to use.