FAMILY 11:30 A.M. SUNDAY MASS

All families are invited to attend the family Mass this Sunday, September 28th at 11:30 a.m.

This will also be the first Mass for the school choir.

Students must all come dressed in their school uniform unless otherwise notified.

Edited Sep 26th, 2014

MANDATORY BBQ AND MEET THE TEACHER EVENING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014

BBQ Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Gym

Meeting time: 6:46 p.m.

Edited Sep 25th, 2014

September 24th, 2014 Weekly e-letter

ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR! – SEPTEMBER 22 – 26, 2014

Until Friday, September 26th, don’t forget to visit the school library for our annual BOOK FAIR!  Classes have scheduled visits throughout the week. The library will also be open in the mornings and afterschool.  Thank you so much for your continued support!

REMINDERS:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 - MEET THE TEACHERS’ NIGHT - MANDATORY

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25th.  We will begin with a Welcome Back Barbecue and Social at 6:00 p.m. with the actual meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m.  The meeting will be divided into two sessions, first in the auditorium and then in the classrooms. Please mark your calendars, as this is the first Mandatory Meeting as indicated in the policy manual and registration guide!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 – TERRY FOX RUN

A Terry Fox Run notice was sent home with students on Monday, September 22nd.  Please ensure you read the notice as it has details for the Terry Fox Run.  Consents forms should have been returned to student’s teachers by Wednesday, September 24th.

OFFICE HOURS

Please note that the school office hours have changed for the 2014-15 school year.  The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

VISITOR TAGS

For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors and parents are required to report to the school office where a “Visitor” tag will be issued.  Parents are not to go to their child’s classroom during instructional times.  Supplies and lunches are to be left at the office labeled with your child’s name on it.  Please encourage your children to bring all needed items to school daily. We also wish to restrict calls home for supplies and lunches, so please have your children review daily routines and help them to prepare for their day even prior to bedtime.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

This year we will continue with the weekly newsletter and monthly calendar.  In order to keep you up to date on issues and remind you of special dates, there will be a weekly bulletin sent home via email as well as posted on our website: (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). This will usually be sent every Tuesday or Wednesday, so please ensure you check your emails regularly. If there is a change in your email address, please contact the school and provide us with the new one.

ABSENTEE PROCEDURE

It is very important that you call the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late.  This will save us calling you to check if your child is home.  Upon returning to school, your child must bring a note to the classroom teacher explaining the reason for the absence and stating the day(s) absent (one note per student).  This information is required for our annual attendance audit that determines our government funding for the year.  We ask that all notes be written at home, not last minute at the school office.  Notes may also be emailed to the school at office@ourladyofsorrows.ca 

After School Club News

The After School Club runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost for this service will be $5.00 per hour per student until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m., the cost will be $10.00 per student/hour.  The Music Room will once again be the location for the After School Club.  Please use the door outside the Music Room (Turner side of school) to pick up your child/ren.  If you need to contact the After School Club after 3:15 p.m. the phone # is 604-252-9540.

Uniforms

Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in your child’s agenda.  See Page 4 item #5.  Teachers will be starting proper uniform checks by next week.  Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy.   Students will be allowed to wear summer uniform until

Oct 1, 2014, however, proper shoes and sweaters MUST be available for school Masses, assemblies, paraliturgies and class fieldtrips.  Thank you.

Edited Sep 23rd, 2014
Posted in Newsletters

September 17th, 2014 Weekly e-letter

ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR RETURNS! – SEPTEMBER 22 – 26, 2014

From Monday, September 22nd until Friday, September 26th, don’t forget to visit the school library for our annual BOOK FAIR!  Classes have scheduled visits throughout the week. The library will also be open in the mornings and afterschool.  Parent volunteer forms were due Monday, September 15th.  Please see Mrs. Bond if you have not yet returned it and you are available to help.   Book fair Contest Posters are due Thursday, September 18th.  Thank you so much for your continued support!

REMINDERS:

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 - Professional Development Day – No School

There will be a Professional Development Day on Friday, September 19th. There will be no school for students on this day.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 - Commissioning Sunday Mass

On Sunday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Commissioning Mass for all Staff Members of Our Lady of Sorrows School.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 - MEET THE TEACHERS’ NIGHT - MANDATORY

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25th.  We will begin with a Welcome Back Barbecue and Social at 6:00 p.m. with the actual meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m.  The meeting will be divided into two sessions, first in the auditorium and then in the classrooms. Please mark your calendars, as this is the first Mandatory Meeting as indicated in the policy manual and registration guide!

OFFICE HOURS

Please note that the school office hours have changed for the 2014-15 school year.  The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

VISITOR TAGS

For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors and parents are required to report to the school office where a “Visitor” tag will be issued.  Parents are not to go to their child’s classroom during instructional times.  Supplies and lunches are to be left at the office labeled with your child’s name on it.  Please encourage your children to bring all needed items to school daily. We also wish to restrict calls home for supplies and lunches, so please have your children review daily routines and help them to prepare for their day even prior to bedtime.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

This year we will continue with the weekly newsletter and monthly calendar.  In order to keep you up to date on issues and remind you of special dates, there will be a weekly bulletin sent home via email as well as posted on our website: (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). This will usually be sent every Tuesday or Wednesday, so please ensure you check your emails regularly. If there is a change in your email address, please contact the school and provide us with the new one.

ABSENTEE PROCEDURE

It is very important that you call the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late.  This will save us calling you to check if your child is home.  Upon returning to school, your child must bring a note to the classroom teacher explaining the reason for the absence and stating the day(s) absent (one note per student).  This information is required for our annual attendance audit that determines our government funding for the year.  We ask that all notes be written at home, not last minute at the school office.  Notes may also be emailed to the school at office@ourladyofsorrows.ca 

After School Club News

The After School Club runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost for this service will be $5.00 per hour per student until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:30 p.m., the cost will be $10.00 per student.  The Music Room will once again be the location for the After School Club.  Please use the door outside the Music Room (Turner side of school) to pick up your child/ren.  If you need to get a hold of the After School Club after 3:15 p.m. the phone # is 604-252-9540.

Uniforms

Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in your child’s agenda.  See Page 4 item #5.  Teachers will be starting proper uniform checks by next week.  Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy.   Students will be allowed to wear summer uniform until Oct 1, 2014, however, proper shoes and sweaters MUST be available for school Masses, assemblies, paraliturgies and class fieldtrips.  Thank you.

Edited Sep 17th, 2014
Posted in Newsletters

September 11th, 2014 Weekly e-letter

********Student Drop-off reminder*****

Thank you for your great response from the first week. As we start to get into routines of a regular school year, PLEASE remind all student drop-off drivers of the Drop off Rules, as Safety is important. Come early or take your time after the bell AND please DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS or Park Illegally- Please see Drop off Map attached. Thank you and lets all keep the Safety of our students the Priority rather than personal convenience.

Playground is supervised from 8:15-8:45 during mornings and 2:50-3:15 daily; Parents present after school or mornings will be responsible to supervise their own children until they leave the grounds.

NEW OFFICE HOURS

Please note that the school office hours have changed for the 2014-15 school year.  The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

This year we will continue with the weekly newsletter and monthly calendar.  In order to keep you up to date on issues and remind you of special dates, there will be a weekly bulletin sent home via email as well as posted on our website: (www.ourladyofsorrows.ca). This will usually be sent every Tuesday or Wednesday, so please ensure you check your emails regularly. If there is a change in your email address, please contact the school and provide us with the new one.

OLS PARISH NEWS- Feast Of our Patroness- Our Lady of Sorrows

Below, are the many important dates/times for Masses/events that will be held by Our Lady of Sorrows Parish and The FEAST Day.  All families are invited to attend these special events:

September 8th – 12th – 6:30 p.m. Mass each evening followed by Novena prayers

September 13th  -  At 12:00 noon there will be a Hotdog and Hamburger Lunch-Free

-       From 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be games for children and parents

-       5:00 p.m. – Mass

-       6:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner- FREE

-       7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Dance

September 14th  -  7:00 p.m. Mass followed by Candle Light Procession- see sign up form below

September 15th -   9:00 a.m. Mass with children of Our Lady of Sorrows School          

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - Individual Photos

Students will have their Individual Photos taken by LifeTouch on Tuesday, September 16thPlease ensure children come to school in full uniform on this day.  They must also have their gym strip on under their uniform if there is gym that day.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 - Professional Development Day – No School

There will be a Professional Development Day on Friday, September 19th. There will be no school for students on this day.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 - Commissioning Sunday Mass

On Sunday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Commissioning Mass for all Staff Members of Our Lady of Sorrows School at Mass.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 - MEET THE TEACHERS’ NIGHT

The first Mandatory Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 25th.  We will begin with a Welcome Back Barbecue and Social at 6:00 p.m. and the actual meeting beginning at 6:45 p.m.  The meeting will be divided into two sessions, first in the auditorium and then in the classrooms. Please mark your calendars, as this is the first Mandatory Meeting as indicated in the policy manual and registration guide!

OLS HOT LUNCH ORDER FORMS

This year’s Hot Lunch Order Form was sent home with students last week.  The order forms are due back to the school by Thursday, September 11th.  Please ensure you fill out one order form per child.  It is also recommended that you mark down on your calendar which hot lunches you have ordered for your child.  For the November 13 “Pita Wrap Meal” the cost for an additional wrap is $3.00.

VISITOR TAGS

For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors and parents are required to report to the secretary’s office where a “Visitor” tag will be issued.  Parents are not to go to their child’s classroom during instructional times.  Supplies and lunches are to be left at the office labeled with your child’s name on it.  Please encourage your children to bring all needed items to school daily. We also wish to restrict calls home for supplies and lunches, so please have your children review daily routines and help them to prepare for their day even prior to bedtime.

ABSENTEES

It is very important that you call the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late.  This will save us calling you to check if your child is home.  Upon returning to school, your child must bring a note to the classroom teacher explaining the reason for the absence and stating the day(s) absent (one note per student).  This information is required for our annual attendance audit that determines our government funding for the year.  We ask that all notes be written at home, not last minute at the school office.  Notes may also be emailed to the school at office@ourladyofsorrows.ca 

After School Club News

The After School Club runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost for this service will be $5.00 per hour per student until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:30 p.m., the cost will be $10.00 per student.  The Music Room will once again be the location for the After School Club.  Please use the door outside the Music Room (Turner side of school) to pick up your child/ren.  If you need to get a hold of the After School Club after 3:15 p.m.  the phone #  is 604-252-9540.

Uniforms

Please read the Policy Manual, which is included in students’ agendas.  See Page 4 item #5.  Teachers will be starting proper uniform checks by next week.  Please ensure all uniform items comply with the Uniform Policy.   Students will be allowed to wear summer uniform until Oct 1, 2014.

Edited Sep 11th, 2014
Posted in Newsletters