Dates to Remember

May 4:    Gr. 7 Confirmation – 6:30pm

May 5-7: Chancellor Music Festival

May 8:    OLA Track Meet

May 16:  OLM Feast Day School & Office Closed

May 19:  Victoria Day School & Office Closed

May 21:  CISVA Track and Field

May 25:  Gr. 2 First Holy Communion 2:00pm


Panorama and Grade 7 Grad Photo Orders

If ordering a panorama or grad photo, please note that payment and order forms are due tomorrow, April 30th. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Lifetouch Canada.


Chancellor Music Festival

The Chancellor Music Festival runs from Monday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 7th. OLM students will be performing on Wednesday, May 7th in the following sessions:


OLM Grade 1                    9:30 am session

OLM Grade 2/3                 9:30 am session

OLM Grade 4/5                 10:30 am session

OLM Grade 6/7                 10:30 am session

OLM Chamber Choir        11:30 am session


All are welcome to come and watch!


**Please note that students are to be dressed in proper full school uniform.   Please see the Uniform Policy for information on proper school attire.**

Newsletter June 24, 2013

Our Lady of Mercy Newsletter

June 24, 2013

 School Calendar 2013 – 2014


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

Sept 3
Sept 4

Pro D – School Closed

Sept 20

Pro D – School Closed

Sept 27

Pro D – School Closed

Oct 11

Thanksgiving Day

Oct 14

Remembrance Day

Nov 11

Last Day of school before Christmas Break

Dec 20
Noon Dismissal

School reopens after Christmas Break

Jan 6

Family Day

Feb. 10

Catholic Educators’ Conference

Feb 13 – 14

Spring Break

Mar 17 – 21

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mar 27

Holy Thursday

Apr 17 Noon Dismissal

Good Friday

Apr 18

Easter Monday

Apr 21

OLM Feast Day

May 16

Victoria Day

May 19


June 6
Noon Dismissal

Activity Day

June 13

Gr. 7 Farewell Mass & Awards
Talent Show

June 20

Last Day of School

June 25
Noon Dismissal

Reminder for the First Day of School

The first day of school for Grades 1 – Grades 7 will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013. School will be in session from 8:45am – 10:00am. We will have a regular school day beginning on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:45am – 3:00 pm.

The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the regular scheduled time. The morning class is from 8:45am – 11:30am; the afternoon class is from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Full day Kindergarten starts September 16, 2013 from 8:45am – 3:00pm.

Thank You to the Education Committee

The staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Education Committee for their continued support and vision they have for the school. OLM has been very blessed to have had supportive and visionary EC members both past and present who have worked well beyond the hours required. These people give generously of their time and talent so that every child at the school could benefit.

Thank You to OLM Parents and Students

We would also like to acknowledge the parents and students who have supported the school through their participation hours and the hours parents have volunteered to make this place wonderful. Through your efforts we are able to offer a safe environment, a hot lunch program, the library is open during lunchtime, events organized by the special events committee and all the fundraising efforts, classes going on fieldtrips, the school gets an extra dose of cleaning, more team sports are offered, and much, much more. It is because of your efforts that the school has accomplished so much.

OLM Gave Generously to Charities

Through the different school events that the Grade 7 Class has organized the school raised over $5,000 to support the following charities:

Free the Children

Canuck Children’s Hospice

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Covenant House

Christian Child Care International


Blind Beginnings

New Westminster Royal Canadian Legion

We also support KIVA, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

This is what Our Lady of Mercy is all about, people helping and supporting each other by offering the gifts and talents that God has graced on each one of us! Thank you!

Have a safe, fun-filled memorable summer.


Newsletter June 17, 2013

Our Lady of Mercy Newsletter

June 17, 2013



Special announcement

Our Lady of Mercy Staffing for 2013-2014

We are blessed at Our Lady of Mercy School to have faith   filled, dedicated and devoted teachers, who model the spirit of generosity   and excellence in teaching. We welcome Ms. Boots, Ms. Luongo and Mrs.   Beauchesne to our community and we know that they are looking forward to   being on staff.

Principal                      Mrs.   Grout

Secretary                     Mrs.   David

Kindergarten               Ms.   David

Grade 1                       Mrs.   Bedwell

Grade 2                       Ms.   Luongo

Grade 3                       Ms.   Chin

Grade 4                       Mrs.   King

Grade 5                       Mr.   Nguyen

Grade 6                       Mrs.   Nielsen

Grade 7                       Mr.   Geary

Teaching Assistance    Mrs.   Schubert

Teaching Assistance     Mrs. Clarke

Teaching Assistance     Mrs. Beauchesne

Learning Assistance    Ms.   Manalastas

Learning Assistance    Mrs.   Merth

Computer/PE              Mr.   Nannery

Music                         Ms.   Boots

French                       Mme.   Alberton

Library                       Ms.   Pfeiffer

Psychologist                Mr.   Schaufele


Mrs. Menchaca will be on maternity leave. We wish her well   and know she will enjoy her year at home with her baby boy.

We say goodbye to both Mrs. Dobell and Mrs. Olson. Mrs.   Dobell is retiring. Mrs. Olson, who has been splitting her time between Our   Lady of Mercy and Vancouver College, will be working solely at Vancouver   College, making life a little easier for her. They have given a great deal to   this community and we will dearly miss them. We wish them both luck with   their future endeavors and we hope that they will come back to visit.


Participation Program

Mr. Morrison has sent emails out to notify parents of their participation duties for the 2013-2014 school year.  If you signed up to do participation but have not received an email notifying you of your duties, please let Mr. Morrison know by sending an email to [email protected]

Tuition Reminder

For those families who selected the monthly option for tuition payment, please note that tuition will be debited July 2, 2013, then September 1, 2013 to May 1, 2014.

For those who selected the prepaid option, tuition will be debited September 1, 2013.


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