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OLM Summer Volleyball Camp

It’s our 3rd year!…It only gets better!
Learn and improve your volleyball skills in a fun and positive environment.
Meet young athletes who love volleyball as much as you do! With great coaching and amazing programming, we aim to develop young volleyball players!

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Our Lady of Mercy School
7481 10th Ave., Burnaby BC V3N 2S1

CAMP COST: $ 100
This fee includes:
-Camp T-shirt
-15 hours of quality instruction
-Prizes to be won

REGISTRATION and CONTACT form must be returned to the Our Lady of Mercy office by June 25, 2012.
For inquiries, contact: Chinh Nguyen
[email protected]

August 20-24, 2012
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00nn

Newsletter: May 30, 2012

Clean Air Day – Wednesday, June 6th

Clean Air Day raises awareness and encourages action on clean air and climate change issues. Canadians can show their commitment by participating in activities that contribute to cleaner air, healthier communities and a better life for all.

Next Wednesday, June 6th on Clean Air Day, Karleigh Williams (Grade 5) will be collecting donations for the BC Lung Association. With a $2.00 donation, you will receive a package of decorated clothespins, hand-made and packaged by Karleigh. She is encouraging people to hang laundry to dry, to reduce energy and help save the environment by reducing greenhouse gases. Your entire $2.00 donation will be donated to the BC Lung Association to put towards the treatment and prevention of lung disease. Karleigh will be collecting donations at lunch time, and after school – and everyone who donates will be entered into a draw for a prize. There are 2 prizes to be drawn, which will be on display outside the school office for you to see. Note: donations over $20.00 will receive a tax receipt. Thank you!

If you wish to see more information on Karleigh’s fundraising efforts with BC Lung Association please visit: or search “Clothespins for Clean Air”.


Walk-a-thon Baseball Caps

For those who ordered baseball caps, these will be sent home by tomorrow or Friday at the latest.


Community News

Youth Basketball Summer Camp
Dates: June 2 – August 11 (Saturdays Only)
Location: Our Lady of Mercy School Gym
Time: 10:00am
Age: 10 – 14 (Boys & Girls)
Charge: Free

Contact Person: James – 604-805-7302
email: [email protected]

For more info


Summer Daycare

Dragons’ Grove Out of School Care has spots available for summer daycare. We offer fun, high quality programs which take place in an engaging, inclusive, and safe environment run by dedicated staff team with a wealth of experience in the child care field. Space is filling up so contact us now! Please call 778-985-7473.


SFU Summer Camps

Spend an exciting summer on Burnaby Mountain with SFU Summer Camps – a wide variety of camps available for campers aged 5 to 18 years. Feature camps this summer include outdoor adventure camp, SFU’s Glee camp, under the sea (aquatic camp), Mini-University and Leadership camps. Camps are offered at Burnaby and Surrey campuses and include Recreational camps, Educational Camps, Sport camps (brought to you by our Varsity and Club coaches and athletes) and Partnership camps (where we’ve partnered with off campus groups).

Newsletter: February 24, 2012

Dates To Remember

Feb. 25 FHC Mass #3 at 5:00pm
Feb. 28 Registration Meeting – 7:00pm
Feb. 29 Anti-Bullying Day – Wear Pink
Mar. 16 Registration Packages Due
Mar. 19 – 23 Spring Break – School and Office Closed

Congratulations Mrs. Bedwell!

At the Catholic Educator Conference Mrs. Bedwell was honored for achieving 25 years of teaching in the CISVA. Our Lady of Mercy is extremely blessed to have Mrs. Bedwell for 14 years. And we look forward to another 14! Below is a quote I feel aptly describes Mrs. Bedwell because she lights the classroom and students with her laughter, her care and concern for each child and her passion for learning.

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” –William Butler Yeats

iPads! iPads!

The school is abuzz with all the bells, whistles and joyous shouts as students and staff continue their ipad learning journey. iPads inspire creativity and engages students with content in interactive ways. iPads are taking OLM students and staff’s learning to a whole new level. In this learning journey we have discovered that for some apps ear buds are necessary. However, due to sanitary reasons we are asking for each student to bring a pair of ear buds (to be left at school) in a plastic Ziploc bag labeled with his or her name. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration Meeting

The registration meeting will be held on February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm in the school gym. Registration packages for the 2012- 2013 school year will be handed out at the meeting. Those attending the meeting will have priority given to them in regards to the participation program. For any families unable to attend the meeting, the packages will be sent home the following day with the eldest student.

100 Day Thank You

The students and teachers wanted to say a big thank you to all the parents who volunteered at 100 Day. We couldn’t hold such an event without your help and support. Your time and effort helped make the day a memorable occasion for the students.

Thank you!

Ms. Kudla, Gr. 2
Mrs. Bedwell, Gr. 1
Miss David, Gr. K

Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 29th is Pink Shirt Day. Students and staff are asked to wear pink and to bring in a toonie. If the student is unable to wear pink, full uniform is required.

Intermediate Hip Hop Performance

The intermediate students (Grades 4 – 7) will be putting on their hip hop performance on Thursday, March 15th at 1:00pm in the school gym. All are welcome!

Community News

Our Lady of Fatima School is inviting our community to a seminar, Boy Smarts – Effective Strategies for Parenting Boys. Boy Smarts will be presented by its creator, Mr. Barry MacDonald, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Please see the attached flyer for more information.