May 20, 2015 Weekly e-letter

WALK-A-THON UPDATE 

A big thank you to the OLS Community – especially all the Preschool – Gr. 7 students and parents who took part in our annual Walk-a-thon on Thursday.  It was a great day and a real success!  A special thank you to Miss Pietramala and Mr. McCloskey for coordinating and organizing the event, as well as our safety bike patrol parents!  *Reminder:  All monies must be handed in by Thursday, May 21st in order to be eligible for prizes.  Thank you to those that have already returned money. 

SPRING UNIFORM NEWS

Students may now wear their Spring Uniforms.  However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters and black shoes) on Mass or special days. 

MAY 22, 2015 – “O’SHAE THE OCTOPUS” BOOK READ-ALONG

We are very excited to have Brandee Buble author of “O’Shae The Octopus” come visit our school.  Brandee will be reading her book to the Preschool to Grade 3 children and will be talking to them about the message in her book.  “O’Shae The Octopus” is a story about how sometimes being different makes us special.  It reflects on anti-bullying and how believing in ourselves is important.

MAY 22, 2015 – USED EYE GLASSES DONATIONS NEEDED

On Friday, May 22nd, Burnaby author Suzanne de Montigny, will be paying a visit to OLS School and speaking to the Grade 4-6 students about her award-winning novel, The Shadow of the Unicorn:  The Legacy  Ms. de Montigny, having a minor visual impairment, will also speak about the Third World Eye Care Society.  She is collecting used eye glasses (children’s glasses are especially needed, no 3D or sunglasses) to donate to TWECS.  So please find old glasses from family and friends and send them in before Friday.  There is a box outside of the office for collection. 

MAY 22, 2015 – 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 Friday, May 22, 2015 dressed out of uniform.   For having their photo taken, OLS will receive $1.00 per student from LifeTouch.  Gym strip must be packed on this day.  Children taking photos may change into their gym strip once their photo has been taken.

MAY 25, 2015 – OLS TRACK & FIELD MEET

OLS will be hosting a Track & Field Meet on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Swangard Stadium from 2:00 pm until approximately 4:00 pm. 

MAY 28, 2015 – NEW “K” STUDENTS ORIENTATION

Orientation Day for new “K” students will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Details will be sent home shortly to families with students attending Kindergarten in September 2015.  No school for students currently in “Kindergarten” on this day.

***DATE CHANGED TO MAY 29, 2015 – CROWNING OF MARY***

The Crowning of Mary Mass has been changed from Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

MAY 31, 2015 - FAMILY MASS

The monthly Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 31.  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 HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, May 21, 2015 –  Hot Dog Lunch

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Subway Lunch

JUNE 3 & 10, 2015 – CISVA Track Meets

The C.I.S.V.A. Track & Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, June 3 & 10 for students who have qualified to attend this meet.  Further details will be provided.

Edited May 20th, 2015
Posted in Newsletters

May 13th, 2015 Weekly e-letter

Dear Parents, 

Reminder of the P.E.C. election which 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 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 three members standing for re-election (Remo Bigioli, Angela D’Elia, and Roger Gil).

All forms must be signed by a member of the Nominating Committee either Enrico Matino or Cidalia Pashalidis. Nomination forms must be received in the school office no later than 3:45 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.  Deadline:  May 13, 2015.  Forms are available in the download section.

SPRING UNIFORM NEWS

Students may now wear their Spring Uniforms.  However, please note that students must be in FULL UNIFORM (Sweaters and black shoes) on Mass or special days. 

MAY 14, 2015 – WALK-A-THON – 12:00 P.M. DISMISSAL – NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Thursday, May 14, 2015 will be the annual OLS Walk-a-thon.  Please refer to notices sent home regarding this event.  All Walk-a-thon Consent Forms should already be handed in.  Please note there will be a 12:00 dismissal on this day and there will be no After School Club available. 

MAY 14, 2015 – NO LASERMASTER SESSION

There will be no LaserMaster session on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

MAY 15, 2015 & MAY 18, 2015 – OLS FEAST DAY & VICTORIA DAY – NON SCHOOL DAYS

There will be no school on Friday, May 15, 2015 for the OLS Feast Day and Monday, May 18, 2015 for the Victoria Day Holiday.

MAY 22, 2015 – “O’SHAE THE OCTOPUS” BOOK READ-ALONG

We are very excited to have Brandee Buble author of “O’Shae The Octopus” come visit our school.  Brandee will be reading her book to the Preschool to Grade 3 children and will be talking to them about the message in her book.  “O’Shae The Octopus” is a story about how sometimes being different makes us special.  It reflects on anti-bullying and how believing in ourselves is important.

MAY 22, 2015 – 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 Friday, May 22, 2015 dressed out of uniform.   For having their photo taken, OLS will receive $1.00 per student from LifeTouch.  Gym strip must be packed on this day.  Children taking photos may change into their gym strip once their photo has been taken.

MAY 25, 2015 – OLS TRACK & FIELD MEET

OLS will be hosting a Track & Field Meet on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Swangard Stadium from 2:00 pm until approximately 4:00 pm. 

MAY 28, 2015 – NEW “K” STUDENTS ORIENTATION

Orientation Day for new “K” students will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  Details will be sent home shortly to families with students attending Kindergarten in September 2015.  No school for students currently in “Kindergarten” on this day.

***DATE CHANGED TO MAY 29, 2015 – CROWNING OF MARY***

The Crowning of Mary Mass has been changed from Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

MAY 31, 2015 - FAMILY MASS

The monthly Family Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 31.  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 HOT LUNCHES

Thursday, May 21, 2015 –  Hot Dog Lunch

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – Subway Lunch

JUNE 3 & 10, 2015 – CISVA Track Meets

The C.I.S.V.A. Track & Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, June 3 & 10 for students who have qualified to attend this meet.  Further details will be provided.

Edited May 13th, 2015
Posted in Newsletters

Track & Field News -

Grade 3-4 will leave Swangard at 2:45 pm.  If you are picking up your child, please be at Swangard by 2:30 p.m.   Bus should arrive at OLS by approx. 3:15 pm.

Grade 5-7 will leave Swangard at 3:30 pm.  If you are picking up your child at Swangard, please be there by 3:15 pm.  Bus will leave Swangard at approx. 3:30 pm arriving at OLS by 4:00 pm.

Created May 11th, 2015

IMPORTANT TRACK & FIELD NEWS

FOR RELAYS, SPRINTS and LONG JUMP ONLY

Dear Track Parents:

This Monday, May 11th, is our first track practice for relays, sprints and long jump.  The practice will be held at Swangard Stadium.  We will be taking half the group (Grade 3-4) to Swangard at 12:30 pm and we will take the second group Gr. 5, 6, & 7 at 1:15 pm.  The school bus will transport the students to Swangard and then back to OLS.  As we cannot take all the students on the bus shuttles, we ask that any parent who can pick up their child from Swangard by 3:15 pm, please do so, this would be very much appreciated.  We will try to board as many students as possible on the first bus which should arrive at OLS by 4:00 pm.  

Please note:  Only relay, sprints and long jumpers are needed to come to this practice as we cannot fit all groups on the bus.  Students who are not running these events may be asked to remain at OLS.  We will try to accommodate as many students as possible!  The remaining students will be notified Monday morning if they will be attending this practice at Swangard.  Any other students not in the above mentioned events will be advised on Monday if they will also need to go to this practice.  These students will be allowed to call parents at recess time.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

OLS Track Coaches

 

Created May 8th, 2015

Neat Uniform Focus Week

From May 10th to May 16th Neat Uniform will be hosting a Focus Week for Our Lady of Sorrows students.

Unfortunately due to the lower Canadian dollar and the increased labour costs, they will no longer be able to provide the annual 10% discount.  However, they will continue with their commitment to customers with improvements to uniform fabrics, updated designs and additional investment in their retail and inventory management channels to ensure they remain dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service possible.

To ensure your child has their complete uniform ready for the first day of school, it is highly recommended you attend this focus week and place your child’s order.  Waiting last minute will not guarantee all items are available.

When you go to Neat Uniform let them know your child will be attending Our Lady of Sorrows School.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers!

Created May 8th, 2015