October 7, 2015 Weekly e-letter
As of October 1st, summer uniforms (skorts and walking shorts) are no longer permitted. Regular school uniforms (kilts and pants) are to be worn. Please ensure that all items are in good order including proper shoes and sweaters, and that they are brought to school daily.
TERRY FOX RUN UPDATE:
Congratulations OLS for raising over $600 for cancer research at the Terry Fox Run September 30! We had a wonderful opportunity to hear Terry Fox’s brother Darrell speak to us about his brother Terry.
“TALE OF THE TAPE” FOOD BANK COLLECTION
Congratulations to all OLS students and families for sending in food items for our “Tale of the Tape” October 6. We had a record breaking collection of 2004 items! Here is how the house teams did:
First Place: Blue
Second Place: Red
Third Place: Green
Fourth Place: Yellow
Thank you for your generous support! Mrs. Bond and Ms. Guzzo
OCTOBER 1 – 31 – READ-A-THON
The Read-a-thon began on Thursday, October 1st. Please ensure that either your child reads or you read with your child every night and record the number of pages read on your child’s Reading Record Form.
OCTOBER 8 – EARLY MORNING PEER TUTORING
Early morning peer tutoring will begin on Thursday, October 8th. Please ensure students and tutors are at school between 8:00 am and 8:10 am. Classes will be held each Tuesday and Thursday morning thereafter.
OCTOBER 8 – THANKSGIVING MASS
Parents and Grandparents are welcome to come and celebrate Mass on Thursday, October 8th at 9:00 am prepared by the Grade 4 class. Students must be in full uniform including sweaters/ vests and proper shoes.
OCTOBER 8 – PHOTO RETAKES
Students who have not had their photos taken or wish to have a retake may do so on Thursday, October 8th. Please have your child in full uniform on this day. If they have P.E. class on this day, gym strip should be packed in your child’s bag.
OCTOBER 19 – CONFIRMATION MEETING – MANDATORY
Please be advised that our first Confirmation Parent Meeting of the year occurs on Monday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gym. This meeting is for all parents of those Grade 7 students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year. Your attendance is compulsory as many items will be discussed with regards to Confirmation. If you are unable to attend, we ask that you please send a representative.
OCTOBER 25 – FAMILY MASS
On Sunday, October 25th all families are invited to attend the 11:30 am Family Sunday Mass. The OLS School Choir will be singing at this Mass.
OCTOBER 30 – HALLOWEEN BASH
Back by popular demand, the annual Halloween Bash will take place on the evening of Friday, October 30th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. More information regarding this event will be forthcoming.
OCTOBER HOT LUNCHES
Hot Dog Meal
Chicken Strip Meal
VOLUNTEER DRIVER FORMS
Due to a new requirement by ICBC, volunteer driver forms are required to be completed by any parent that volunteers to drive one or more students to an OLS school event. Only one form is required per driver per year with a copy of a driver’s license and insurance papers. (If you have not provided a copy of your driver’s license, please come to the school office and we will take a copy). Please come to the school office to complete a form if you have not already done so. Thank you.
ONCE AGAIN WE REMIND FAMILIES TO LEAVE THE PARKING LOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTERSCHOOL TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION AROUND THE EXIT DOORS AND TO PREVENT INJURIES. REMEMBER SUPERVISION ENDS AT 3:05 PM.
ONCE TEACHERS IDENTIFY STUDENTS WITH THEIR PARENT, IT IS THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPERVISE THEIR CHILD OUTSIDE. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO CLIMB FENCES OR TO GO INTO UNSUPERVISED AREAS. THANK YOU.