October 15, 2014 Weekly e-letter
Congratulations to all OLS House Colour Teams!! More than 1,700 items of food were collected for our annual “Tale of the Tape” Challenge last Thursday. A new school record! Congratulations also to the RED TEAM for bringing in the most, the heaviest, and the longest items!
Congratulations to the Juvenile Eagle and the Senior Soccer boys’ teams for qualifying for the Big Eight Quarter and Semi Finals.
OCTOBER 1 – 31 - READ-A-THON
The Read-a-thon continues until 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.
OCTOBER 1 - UNIFORMS
Summer uniforms are no longer acceptable attire for fall/winter. Also, please ensure that students have all items in good order and bring all items of their uniform including proper shoes and sweaters to school daily.
OCTOBER 16 - PHOTO RETAKES
Students who have either not had their photos taken or wish to do a retake may do so on Thursday, October 16th. Please have your child in full uniform this day.
OCTOBER 26 - FAMILY SUNDAY MASS
Sunday, October 26th all families are invited to the 11:30 a.m. Family Sunday Mass. The OLS Choir will be singing at this Mass.
OCTOBER 31 – CARNIVAL
As Halloween falls on Friday this year, the annual Halloween Evening Bash will be cancelled for this year; however, will return next year. In its place the school will have a Carnival during the day. Please see attached flyer for further information (please return Volunteer Form to school a.s.a.p.). Order forms will be sent home shortly.
OCTOBER 31 - HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
On Friday, October 31st, students may come to school dressed in costumes. Please remember that costumes need to be appropriate. Masks and weapons are not allowed.
Hot Dog Meal
Chicken Strip Meal
COMMUNITY APPEAL – HELP ST. HELEN’S WIN EARTHQUAK-PROOF WINDOWS
St. Helen’s has entered a contest to win free earthquake-proof windows valued at $60,000. They have asked for our help to make this possible. Please visit www.avivacommunityfund.org and vote once a day. The school with the most community votes wins!
The school office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Due to no supervision after 3:15 p.m., we ask that students/parents not enter the school through the After School Club after school hours.
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. Please come to the school office to complete a form if you have not already done so. Thank you.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING STUDENTS HOME QUICKLY AFTERSCHOOL TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION AROUND THE EXIT DOORS AND IN THE PARKING LOT.