OLM Post November 28th, 2017

OLM Purdy’s Chocolates Online Fundraising 2017
Purdy’s online order deadline is tomorrow, Nov. 29th. Families can order until 10:00pm. 25% of your order will be counted towards your Fundraising Commitment Fee.   We are at 89.21% of our goal of $6000 fundraising sales!  Thank you for your support.

 Christmas Concert Costumes

Costumes are due to the classroom teachers by tomorrow, November 29th.  The costume list was sent out on November 17thAttached is a copy for your convenience.

OLM Post October 20th, 2017

Skating Day/Autumn Colour Day Tuesday, Oct. 24

Grades 1, 3, 5 & 7 have skating on Tuesday, October 24th.  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. 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.

Halloween Family Dance Friday, Oct. 27

OLM students and their parents are invited to the family dance party on Friday, October 27th.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  See the attached order form for more information.  Forms and payment are due to the office before Oct. 25th.

OLM Post October 3rd, 2017

School and Office Closed Oct. 6 & Oct. 9

There is no school on Friday, Oct. 6 (Pro D Day) and Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving Day).

Food Drive

Our school is holding a Thanksgiving food drive and we are collecting non-perishable food items.  We are encouraging each class to build a wall of donations with hopes of collecting as much food as possible for the local food bank.  Please help support this school challenge.  The food drive will end on Thursday, Oct. 5th.  Thanks for your support!

Emergency Preparedness

This is a friendly reminder that the comfort kits are due by Thursday, Oct. 5th. The comfort kit list is posted on our website on the Forms page.

Western Theme Day – October 11

This year’s book fair theme is “The Wild West”. Students and staff are encouraged to wear western outfits (jeans, plaid shirts, cowboy hats, etc.) on Wednesday, October 11th.

Book Fair October 10 – October 16

Our Lady of Mercy’s Annual Book Fair starts next week.  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. 10 – 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. 13 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm

Oct. 16 – 8:00am-8:45am, 3:00pm- 4:00pm

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

New Contact for Youth Cat

The contact person for Youth Cat is Geoff Lenahan. If you have any questions or concerns you can email him at:


OLM Post September 27, 2017

Food Drive

Our school is holding a Thanksgiving food drive and will be collecting non-perishable food items this week and next.  Classes will be participating in a friendly competition and will be stacking all of their food items outside of their classrooms.  We are encouraging each class to build a wall of donations with hopes of collecting as much food as possible for the local food bank.  Please help support this school challenge and send your donations this week.  The food drive will end on Oct. 5th.  Thanks for your support!


Hot Lunch

There was a slight mix up on the hot lunch schedule.  Next Thursday’s Hot Lunch will be Subway and NOT Hotdog.  The NEW schedule will then be:

September 28th – KFC

October 5th – Subway

October 12th – Hotdog

October 19th – Domino Pizza

Absence Notes

If your child will be away from school and you email or send a message to the teacher, please send the office an email as well.  If the office is not aware of an absence, we will contact the family to find out why the child is away.  The office also requires a note for any absence as we are audited every year. Thank you for your cooperation.

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, November 9th. Students are to be dressed in full school uniform for the retakes.


Proper School Uniform is in Effect as of Monday, October 2

Gym strip is to be worn for P.E. only. Now that the weather is cooler, please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for outside times such as recess & lunch or an O.L.M. cardigan/sweater for classroom use.

Parking Reminder

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 the hours of 7:45am – 3:30pm.  We have seen some parents dropping their children off for practice in the staff parking lot after 7:45am.   If you are dropping your child off in the morning for practice, 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.

Emergency Preparedness

We are currently updating our Earthquake Bins for each grade. We will be sending home any comfort kits that were still at the school from previous years. We ask that a new comfort kit for each student be sent to the classroom teacher by the end of next week (please see the attached Comfort Kit List). Please read the attached Emergency Protocol for information on what to do if an earthquake or other disaster happens while school is in session.