Italian Class - Cancelled - December 1, 2015

Due to the Parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday, December 1st, there will be no Italian Classes on this date.

Created Nov 26th, 2015

Fall Sports Wrap Up

As we now turn our attention to our winter sports programs we would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following teams and individuals.


OLS Finished in 6th Place Overall ( out of 35 schools).

OLS Finished in 3rd Place in small schools.

Individual Placings:

Cross Country Top 20 finishes: 

Joana P.

Grade 2


Marko G.

Grade 3


Mondo A.

Grade 3


Avery S.

Grade 4


Milana G.

Grade 5


Marina P.

Grade 5


Julien C.

Grade 5


Christopher A.

Grade 5


Luca M.

Grade 7


Cross Country Medal Winners:           

Sebastian F.

Grade 2


Emma G.

Grade 1



Juvenile Boys:  2nd

Senior Boys:     3rd


**All 7 teams that OLS entered in the league this year qualified  for the CISVA Playoffs!

***Six of the teams qualified for the CISVA “Big Eight” (Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, & Finals) with the following finishes.


Senior 4th Place

Junior 7th Place  

Juvenile 4th Place


Senior 6th Place

Junior 2nd Place

Juvenile 2nd Place

Parents please note:  Our Fall Sports Wrap up Assembly will be held on Monday, November 30 at 11:30 am in the gym.  All are welcome. 

Edited Nov 26th, 2015

November 25, 2015 Weekly e-letter

Fundraising and Hot Lunch survey Results

Thank you parents for your input into both the hot lunch and the fundraising events at OLS. The comments have been forwarded to the PEC for discussion at the next meeting.  

In our previous discussions on fundraising events, we have always wanted to have our parents and students directly involved in how the school fundraises for the benefit of all present and future students, as well as for the less fortunate. We are presently offering parents and students of the school different opportunities to contribute in their most desirable ways. We have also heard the need to offer more variety i.e. products, services, or celebrations that create different opportunities for parents and students to participate.

Parents have always been very generous in all fundraising efforts; Gala’s, Raffles, Halloween, Carnivals, Book Fairs, Read-a Thons, Walk-a thons, bake sales for the needy, and coat, candy, clothes or bottle drives for the downtown eastside residents, etc.  Many families and students have exceeded our expectations of these fundraising goals. Remember all money raised always goes directly to our students needs or to the needy.

Our Grade 7 parents also offer traditional fundraising drives throughout the year which supports their farewell ceremonies and the legacy gifts left for the future grads of OLS.  Again, this fundraising is strictly voluntary and reflects the feedback received from the fundraising survey of offering parents and students opportunities to buy products or services directly from the school community. These include concessions during sporting activities, extra hot lunches and special seasonal offers, such as the Christmas Cookie dough and Poinsettia sale, ice cream sales and many other activities.

Please note these Gr. 7 parents are generously volunteering their labour and time to offer the school students and families special opportunities for purchasing either extra lunches or other great deals while returning all proceeds back to the school for future generations of OLS students to benefit. In the past, the Grade 7 farewell fundraising proceeds have enabled us to purchase new sports equipment, new sports jerseys in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. They have also contributed to the new library (books), Fine arts programs, such as music (xylophones and instruments) and Art projects and stained glass, and religious icons and statues. Please feel free to support the Grade 7 parents in their upcoming events. Thank you for your continued support of all OLS Fundraising.


Thanks to everyone who purchased goodies at the Grade 6 Bake Sale.  The class raised $890 for Free the Children.  Way to go OLS!  A big THANK YOU to the Grade 6 parents for providing fantastic baked goods.  Ms. Guzzo


The Grade 7 Farewell Committee Fundraising Committee sent out two order forms last week.  One for four extra Hot Lunches on Mondays November 30, December 8, January 11 and January 25.  The Hot Lunch form was due on Monday, November 23 and no late orders will be accepted at this time.  The Poinsettias, English Bay Cookie Batter and San Remo Foods order form is due at the school by Thursday, November 25th.  No late orders will be accepted after this date.  This year our committee is very motivated to raise funds and leave OLS and your children with a special legacy gift (done every year by the Grade 7 Farewell Committee).  Please help us reach our goal!  The order form is also on the website in the Download Section.


Parents are reminded to be careful in the darker and wetter mornings dropping off for extra- curricular activities. Please do not leave students outside alone in the parking lot prior to the doors being open for extra-curricular events such as sports 7:45 am, and peer tutoring 8:00 am. Parents are reminded that regular playground supervision is from 8:15 am to 3:05 pm. on regular school days.  Please ensure students are dressed appropriately for either cold or wet weather.


Reading Record sheets were due Monday, November 2nd, 2015.    All Read-a-thon money was due Friday, November 13th, 2015.  If you have not already done so, please send in Reading Record sheets and Read-a-thon money ASAP.

NOVEMBER HOT LUNCHES – Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Soup Lunch


Report Cards will be sent home with students on Friday, November 27th, 2015. Parent-Teacher Interviews are scheduled for December 1, 2015.  Times will be sent home in your child’s Report.


All families are invited to join the OLS Choir at this Mass on Sunday, November 29.


The times for the Parent Teacher Interviews will be sent home with Report Cards.  Students do not come to school on this day unless they have been asked to by a teacher.  There will be no student supervision on this day.


If your child will be absent from school, please call the office or email by 8:30 a.m. 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).  Thank you.


E-mail updates are sent weekly and a hard copy Newsletter is only sent with the Monthly Calendar from November to June.  If you are not receiving the weekly e-mails, please send a note to the office advising that you are not receiving them. Please include the e-mail address you would like used (please print clearly).

Edited Nov 25th, 2015
Posted in Newsletters

Early Morning Peer Tutoring

Early Morning Peer Tutoring is going extremely well.  We are very proud of both the tutors and the students being tutored.  They have all taken responsibility for the lessons and the learning.

For your information, please see important dates below:

There WILL be tutoring on these dates:

Tuesday, November 24th

Thursday, December 3rd

Tuesday, December 8th

Thursday, December 10th

There WILL NOT be tutoring on these dates:

Thursday, November 26th

Tuesday, December 1st

Tuesday, December 15th

Thursday, December 17th

Tuesday, January 5th

Thursday, January 7th

Regularly scheduled tutoring will resume on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

Thank you for your continued support and attention to these dates.


Mrs. Radford and Mrs. Bond

Edited Nov 23rd, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conference Appointments Form


Created Nov 20th, 2015