Newsletter | Sept 8

School Calendar 2015 – 2016

First Day of School Gr. 1 – 7 First Day of School – Kindergarten

Sept 8 Sept 9

Pro D Day

Sept 11

Pro D Day

Oct 9

Thanksgiving Day

Oct 12

Remembrance Day

Nov 11

Last Day of school before Christmas Break

Dec 18 Noon Dismissal

School reopens after Christmas Break

Jan 4

FISA Conference

Feb. 4 & 5

Family Day

Feb. 8

Spring Break

Mar 7 – 18

Holy Thursday

Mar 24 Noon Dismissal

Good Friday

Mar 25

Easter Monday

Mar 28

Pro D Day

May 20

Victoria Day

May 23

Gr. 7 Farewell Mass & Awards Talent Show

June 17

September Dates to Remember

Our school calendar is currently under revision. These are the important dates for this month:

Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 15 Sept. 22

Sept. 10 – Meet the Teacher Night
Sept. 11 – Pro – D – School Closed
Sept. 15 – Individual Student Photos
Sept. 22 – Skating – Gr. 1,3,5,7

We will send a notice out when the updated calendar is posted to our website

Meet the Teacher Night

Please note that this is a regular school day. Students are to come to school at the regular time.

Parents will meet with the teachers in the evening. Meet the Teacher Night is for parents/guardians only. Please make arrangements for child care if necessary.

When: Thursday, September 10 Where: Individual Classrooms from 6:30 – 6:50p.m. or
7:00 – 7:20p.m.

You will have two opportunities to go to a class session. You may choose from either 6:30p.m. or 7:00p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to hear important information about their child’s school year in which the teacher explains the class expectations and curriculum.

Youth Cat

Youth Cat is starting tomorrow. If you would like to enroll your child, please fill in the attached form and submit the completed form and payment to the school office tomorrow or Thursday. Please note that there is no Youth Cat this Friday as the school is closed for a Pro D Day.

What Do I Do When My Child Is Sick Or Away?

If your child is absent from school, please phone the school before 8:45 a.m. When your child returns to school please send a note explaining his or her absence. We are required from the Ministry of Education to have a note from the parent to explain absences. We are audited and checked every year. For funding purposes, this is one way the government is building in accountability.


Parking at the front of the school is for staff only. There is no parking, drop-off or pick-up at the front door between 7:45am – 3:30pm. If you are coming in to volunteer or to pick up or drop off your child, please make sure to park in the designated area between the church and school. Thank you for your cooperation.


May is a Busy Month

There are numerous field trips this month as well visits from special guests and the tennis program starts up on May 19.  Please see the attached May 2015 Calendar for more information.


Some important dates to remember:


May 4 – 6:   Chancellor Music Festival – OLM Performs on Tuesday & Wednesday (see schedule below)

May 15:  OLM Feast Day – School and Office Closed

May 18:  Victoria Day – School and Office Closed

May 22:  Gr. 7 Confirmation – 7:00pm

May 24:  Gr. 2 First Holy Communion


Chancellor Music Festival

The schedule for the Chancellor Music Festival is listed below.  All are welcome to come listen.  Please ensure you arrive before the start of the session as they do not let people into the gym once the group has started singing.


Grade 1- Tuesday May 5th – 9:30 am session

Grade 2&3- Tuesday May 5th – 9:30 am session

Grade 4&5- Tuesday May 5th-10:30 am session

Grade  6&7- Wednesday May 6th 11:30 am session

School Choir- Wednesday May 6th 9:30 am session


Spring Photos

On Tuesday, May 12th Lifetouch will be doing a “spring photo shoot” at school.  These will be individual photos. A flyer listing several options for poses will be going home at a later date.  If your child is having a spring photo taken, they are asked to wear bright colors, not their OLM uniform.  If your child is not having their picture taken they must come to school in school uniform.


No money is required at the time of the picture taking.  Proofs will be sent home for your viewing and if at that time you wish to purchase a package you can simply fill out the order form and return it with the necessary payment.


Please note if you have more than one child in the school there is the option to have a picture of the siblings together.  The photographer must be notified on the day of the photo session.


Panorama and Grad Photos

The photo proof and order form for the Panorama photo is available at the office;  Mr. Geary has the order forms and photo proofs of the Grad photos.  If you would like to order photos, the order form and payment are due by May 14. Cheques are payable to Lifetouch Canada.  Please note that no late orders will be accepted at the school.  Late orders must be mailed in by the parent and a $10.00 late fee needs to be added to your order.


Concession Stand

The OLM Special Events team is operating the concession stand at STM for the OLM track meet tomorrow, April 22nd after school. Stop by to support your team!    We will also be holding an after school hot dog and freezie sale on FRIDAY, April 24  until 3:30 in the OLM gym.  Prices are listed in the attached OLM Track Meet Price List. Thank you.

Concession Stand at OLM Track Meet | OLM TRACK MEET PRICE LIST 2015


2:00pm Dismissal Wed. April 22

This is a friendly reminder that the OLM track meet is on tomorrow, rain or shine, and it is 2:00pm dismissal.  As the teachers will be assisting at the track meet, any children who are not part of the track team must be picked up at 2:00pm, unless they are in Youth Cat. Youth Cat will be starting at 2:00pm tomorrow. Students in track will meet in the gym at 2:00pm.



Pledge forms and payment are due no later than 9:00am, Thursday, April 23rd.


Class Photos

Class photos will be available for purchase.  The cost is $5.00 (cash only please).  All proceeds from this directly benefit all the students through the different fundraising activities such as buses for field trips, entertainers and concerts that we bring into the school.  Please see the attached order form.

olm class photo


Summer Programs – Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Please see the attached brochure for more information.



April Dates to Remember

Apr. 1          Photo Day

Apr. 2          Stations of the Cross – 10:30am in School Gym

Apr. 3 & 6   School and Office Closed – Good Friday, Easter Monday

Apr. 22        OLM Track Meet – 2:00pm dismissal

Apr. 25        First Reconciliation

Apr. 27-29   Outdoor Ed Grades 6 & 7


Photo Day Tomorrow

Class, Staff, Sports, Grade 7 Grad, and the Panorama photos will be taken tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st. Students must be in proper school uniform, including sweaters & pullovers – no gym strip.


Outdoor Ed Meeting

This is a friendly reminder that the Outdoor Ed Meeting for Grade 6 & 7 Parents is tonight at 7:00pm in the school gym.  The students are also welcome to attend the meeting with their parents.


Stations of the Cross

We will be doing the Stations of the Cross on Thursday, April 2nd at 10:30am in the school gym.  All are welcome to join us.


Noon Dismissal Thursday, April 2nd/School Closure 

Please remember that it is noon dismissal on April 2nd, Holy Thursday.  All students are to be picked up at noon.  If your child goes to daycare, please ensure to let them know about the early dismissal.  The school and office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.


Man of the Shroud

You are invited to a Not To Be Missed Family Event! Walk your children through the passion of Christ with life size replicas of his death and Resurrection, the foundation and very basis of our faith!  MAN OF SHROUD FAMILY INVITE.


OLM Track Meet – April 22nd

This is our annual track meet. Please ensure you pick up your children promptly at 2:00pm.We have four other schools attending the track meet and the parking lot will be quite busy.