OLM Newsletter November 23rd, 2016

Picture Order Forms

For those who had pictures taken on retake day, the orders were due today, November 23rd.  If ordering online, you do not need to return anything to the school.   If using the paper order form and you have not yet submitted your order to the office, please do so by 9:00am tomorrow, November 24th.

 

Christmas Concert Tickets

Attached is the order form for Christmas Concert tickets. As there will be no raffle ticket sales this year to help cover the costs of the Christmas Concert production, we are  asking for a minimum donation of $5.00 per ticket. Please note that 80% of the money you donate will count towards your OLM fundraising commitment fee.  For example, if you donate $100 for your ticket order,  $80 will go towards your fundraising commitment fee.  If you donate $20 for your ticket order, $16 will go towards your fundraising commitment fee.  Please submit the order form along with your donation no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016.

 

Christmas Concert Schedule

There are some changes to the school schedule for the week of Dec. 12 – Dec. 16. Please see the attached Schedule for Christmas Concert 2016 for more information.

Pro D Day Dec. 2

Please note the school and office will be closed on Friday, December 2nd.

 

Winter Break Daycamp

Burnaby Neighbourhood House will be running a winter break daycamp from Dec. 19 – Dec. 31.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

OLM Newsletter Setember 7, 2016

School Calendar 2016 – 2017

Our Lady of Mercy Newsletter September 7, 2016

www.ourladyofmercy.ca

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: Monday, September 12 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.

OLM School Parents Thursday Night Basketball
Every Thursday night – starting Sept. 8th 6:30 – 8:30 PM

OLM Gym
If interested, email or text name and contact info (cell number and email) to Albert Bicol 778.998.9651 or albert.bicol@gmail.com

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.

Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 10

Remembrance Day

Nov .11

Last Day of school before Christmas Break

Dec 16 Noon Dismissal

School reopens after Christmas Break

Jan. 3

CEC

Feb. 9 & 10

Family Day

Feb. 13

Last Day of school before Spring Break

Mar. 10

School reopens after Spring Break

Mar. 27

Holy Thursday

Apr. 13 Noon Dismissal

Good Friday

Apr.14

Easter Monday

Apr.17

Victoria Day

May 22

September/October Dates to Remember

Sept. 12 Meet the Teacher Night

Sept. 13 Individual Student Photos

Sept. 20   Skating – Gr. 2, 4, 6

Oct. 5 Cross Country Meet

Oct. 7 Pro D – School & Office Closed

Oct. 10 Thanksgiving – School & Office Closed

Oct. 12 Grade 6 Immunizations

Oct. 31  Halloween Fair

 For a complete list of dates please see the school calendar on our website.

Parking

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.

Father Nicolas Request to Students and Parents to Attend Morning Mass

Father Nicolas has requested that we continue this year with each grade being responsible for doing the readings and altar serving for morning masses. He asked that there be a minimum of five students in attendance each morning mass which starts at 8:00 a.m. Father Nicolas feels passionately that the students need to be encouraged and supported by the parents to be connected and experience the beauty of mass. This is one of the main reasons why students are not permitted into the classrooms on rainy days until 8:30 a.m. The grade teacher will assist parents by asking for volunteers and encouraging different students to attend.

The following is the schedule:

Tuesday Grade 6

Wednesday Grade 5

Thursday Grade 4 and Grade 7

Although a grade has been assigned to a specific day all parents and students are welcome!

Newsletter October 30

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
Nov. 3 & 4 Big House – Gr. 4
Nov. 5 Skating – Grades 1, 3, 5, 7
Nov. 8 Spirit Day – Gr. 7
Nov. 10 Remembrance Day Assembly -11:00am
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day – School & Office
Closed
Nov. 14 FHC Enrollment Mass
Nov. 26 Teddy Bear Picnic – Kindergarten
For complete information, please see the November
school calendar on our website.
Halloween Family Dance Party
Join us this evening Oct. 30th in the OLM Gym
from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for our Halloween Family
Dance Party!

If you haven’t submitted your form,
it’s not too late. They will accept payment at the
door.

Cost is $5.00 per person. Please note – an
adult must accompany your children. For those
who have already submitted the form and payment,
check in at the front door – your family name will
be on the list at the door.
OLM Grade 7’s Take Leadership Roles
The Grade 7 school year is an exciting time for
Grade 7 students. This is their last year in
elementary school and they are the leaders of the
school. As leaders of the school there is an
expectation that each student is a role model for the
younger students both in their behavior around the
school and as leaders for the school’s outreach
programs.
Locally, our school continues to support Covenant
House, local food banks, catholic charities and the
Agape Street Ministry.
Therefore, this Halloween the Grade 7 class will be
undertaking the following initiatives:
– The food and money collected from the Halloween
Fair will go to St. Vincent de Paul.
– We are asking students to bring a bag of candy to
school which will be donated to the Agape Street
Ministry (see attached poster).
Skating Day/Red Colour Day November 5
Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 have skating on Thursday,
November 5th.

Students in all other grades are
permitted to dress in red as long as they bring a
toonie to school on Thursday. Funds collected will
go towards the Covenant House Christmas
Backpack Program.
Reminder
The completed walk-a-thon tax receipt information
form that went home yesterday is due this Monday,
November 2nd at 9:00am. Once again we apologize
for the inconvenience.

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

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.