Newsletter – 2023 February 2

“How can we safeguard and cultivate the peace of Jesus? He himself points to three wellsprings of peace, three sources from which we can draw as we continue to nurture peace. They are forgiveness, community, and mission.”

-Pope Francis

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 6 – Personal Care Drive Begins
  • Tuesday, February 7 – Skating Grades 3,5 and 7
  • Thursday and Friday February 16 and 17 – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Monday, February 20 – Family Day – SCHOOL AND OFFICE CLOSED
  • Wednesday, February 22 – Ash Wednesday
  • Thursday, February 23 – AGM – 7:00pm in the gym
  • Thursday, March 9 – Registration Packages DUE
  • Friday, March 10 – Last day before Spring Break
  • Monday, March 27 – School reopens.

For all school events, please check the OLM calendar page.

Tax receipts
Tax receipts will be given out on Tuesday, February 7. Please check your eldest child’s backpack.

Personal Care Drive
From February 6-10 the Leadership Club students are asking the school to “Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve” and participate in our Personal Care Drive. With the number of homeless people and families in need growing within our community, we at OLM are striving to help out in a very small way.

The OLM Leadership club will be collecting personal care items to donate to local food banks within our community. Your help is greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the classrooms. Items being collected are as follows:

  • Primary Grades (K-3)
    • Dental care – toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash
    • Baby items – Diapers, baby food
  • Intermediate Grades (4-7):
    • Men’s care – shaving cream, razors, deodorant shampoo, conditioner, soap
    • Women’s care – women’s hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap

Let’s come together as a religious community and Wear Our Hearts on Our Sleeves for those in need.

Mabel’s Labels Fundraising
Mabel’s Labels Annual Warehouse Sale is here! Everything from labels, tags and more is on sale for up to 50% off! Over ten different Mabel’s Labels products are on sale – so get them before they’re gone, you’re not going to want to miss this!
Here’s how you can get in on the sale:

  1. Visit and search for “Our Lady of Mercy School (Burnaby)
  2. Choose the “Sale” tab at the top of the screen.

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