OLM Post November 20 2018

Christmas Concert Costumes

It’s that time of year again when we are preparing for the Christmas Concert. Attached is the Christmas Concert Costume List 2018.  Costumes are due to the classroom teachers no later than Monday, December 3rd.  We are asking each student to bring a toonie to help offset the cost of the Christmas Concert. Please submit the toonie with the costume to the classroom teacher.

 

Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences are on Thursday, November 29th.  Please see the attached Student Led 2018 letter for details.

 

Student Led Conferences Questionnaire

This is a friendly reminder that the questionnaire on page 2 of the attached Communicating Student Learning and Student Conferences letter is due tomorrow, Nov. 21st.  Please submit the completed questionnaire to the classroom teacher.

OLM Post October 23rd 2018

All Hallows

Halloween is the night of October 31. The word means “Hallow’s Eve.” Hallow is the same word for ‘holy’ that we find in the Lord’s Prayer, and e’en is a contraction of ‘evening’. The word Halloween itself is a shortened form of “All Hallows Eve,” the day before All Saints Day. This holiday, properly understood and celebrated with all of its fun trappings, can be a way for us to deepen our understanding of our faith. The key to this understanding is close at hand for Catholics who understand the importance of the communion of saints.

Halloween isn’t just the way we end October. It is the way we begin November. On Halloween Night –the holy eve of All Saints’ Day – we begin the church’s month to remember the dead.

Take time to plan more than a costume. Start collecting pictures, letters or other reminders of relatives or friends who have died. Plan to pray for them.

For more information please check out the following websites:

www.catholicexchange.com

www.americancatholic.org

Dates to Remember

Oct. 26            Halloween Family Dance Party

Oct. 31            Halloween Fair

Nov. 1 & 2      Big House – Gr. 4

Nov. 4             Spirit Day – Gr. 7

Nov. 5             Picture Retakes

Nov. 9             Remembrance Day Assembly –

                        2:15pm (All are welcome to attend.)

Nov. 12           Day Off in Lieu of Remembrance

                        Day – School & Office Closed

Nov. 20           Skating – Grades 2, 4, 6

Nov. 29           Student Led Conferences – Regular School Day

Nov. 30           Pro D – School and Office Closed

 

For complete information, please see the November school calendar on our website.

 

Halloween Family Dance Party

The Halloween Dance Party is this Friday, October 26th from 7-9pm.  Submit your ticket orders to the office by Wednesday October 24th(see attached ticket order form).  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  There will be music, dance, photo booth by donation and concession – all are welcome!!

 

Halloween Fair

The Grade 7’s are having a fundraiser from Oct. 24 – Oct. 26 for the Halloween Fair. Our annual Halloween Fair is on Wednesday, October 31st.  Please see the attached Halloween fair notice for more information. Locally, our school continues to support Covenant House, local food banks, catholic charities and the Agape Street Ministry.

 

Photo Retakes

If your child was away on Picture Day or if you are not satisfied with your child’s photos, Photo Retake day is on Thursday, Nov. 5th. Students are to be dressed in full school uniform.

Lost and Found

There are various items in the lost and found that have been in the office for several weeks.  If the items are not claimed by Monday, Oct. 29th they will be donated.  These are the items:

 

·         5 umbrellas (one white, one black, one purple, one navy blue, one multi coloured with flowers)

·         School Uniform ( 2 boys sweaters, one gym strip)

·         Sweaters/jackets (one black Under Armour zip up hoodie size 7, one grey Joe Fresh zip up hoodie size M, one black Zara Girls jacket size 7,one navy blue Gap Kids hooded jacket size M, one black zip up sweater size 6).

New Playground

A big thank you to those who came out on the weekend to help. We would also like to thank our OLM families for their continuous support through the OLMS Enhancement Fund donations that made this possible.

OLM Post September 14th 2018

Skating/Autumn Colour Day Sept. 18th

Grades 2, 4 and 6 have skating on Tuesday, September 18th.  Students in all other grades are permitted to dress in autumn colours as well, as long as they bring a toonie donation to school on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.  The funds donated go towards the various charities we support such as Christian Child Care International, Children’s Hospital, World Vision and the Canadian Red Cross.

 Hot Lunch

Students in Grades 1 – 7 will be bringing home hot lunch order forms today.  Please note the hot lunch program is only for students in Grades 1-7. Please do not order hot lunch for a Kindergarten student through a sibling or friend. Thank you for your cooperation.

 Parent Contact for Used Uniforms

The parent contact for used uniforms is Ofelia Burguillos. Her email address is felyburguillos@yahoo.ca

 Book Fair Coming to OLM in October

Come one, come all to Our Lady of Mercy’s Annual Book Fair. The more books you buy the greater percentage of money is returned to the school! Buy for Christmas, buy for birthdays, buy for the love of reading! We accept cash or cheques only. Each student has the opportunity to enter a draw. The winning student receives $25.00 and $25.00 for his/her class.

Place:  OLM Library

Oct.   9 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Oct. 10 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm

Oct. 11 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm
Oct. 12 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm

Oct. 15 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm

*The students will be going with their class to the Book Fair during school hours.

OLM Post September 7th 2018