Newsletter – 2023 November 7

Happy November! Please see below for an update on some of the important things happening around our school in the next little while.

Remembrance Day
Please join us on Friday, November 10th for our Remembrance Day celebration. Families are welcome to attend mass with the school at 9:30, as well as the assembly to follow at 10:45, (please note the slight adjustment in timing from the online school calendar).

A big thank you to the teachers and students who have been working hard to prepare the assembly for us!

There will be no school on Monday, November 13th, as it is a provincial holiday.

Three-Way Conferences: Grades 1-7
Those families that have been with us for a while may remember three-way conferences. After a few years of communicating student learning in the first term through student-led conferences, we are once again giving this format a try!

Student-led conferences involve multiple students leading their family member(s) through their classroom and a portfolio of their work at the same time. Three-way conferences, on the other hand, are scheduled, private meetings between the classroom teacher, the student, and their parent(s). During this time each party is given a chance to share about the student’s
learning and discuss next steps for growth.

Please note that Kindergarten will still be using a student-led conference format this term.

Conferences will take place on November 30th, between 1pm and 6pm.

  • there will be NO SCHOOL for students on Nov. 30, other than their scheduled conference time
  • there will be no YouthCat
  • families will soon be invited to schedule a 10 minute interview time for each of their children
  • students are to wear their school uniform to their conference
  • This is a mandatory event. All families are expected to attend.

Christmas Concert Costumes
It’s almost that time of year again! Please see the “Student Provides” column of the attached costume list to see what your child will need to bring for their costume. Costumes will be due into classrooms on December 4th.

Helpful Tips:

  • label every part of your child’s costume-even socks!!
  • send your child’s costume neatly folded in one clearly labeled bag, (paper works well!)
  • if you have any questions about your child’s costume, please contact Miss Krenosky

Kindness Week
This week is Kindness Week at OLM! “Spots of Kindness” currently line our hallways, and many of oure doors are sporting signs advertising that “Kindness Starts Here.” Each day, students will be encouraged to engage in activities that help them to notice kindness in others, and promote kindness in themselves. We are looking forward to a great week!

Congratulations to all of our teams on a great season with lots of teamwork and improvement! Special congratulations, and best of luck to our Grade 5 team as they won their quarterfinal game, and will be continuing their play-off journey next week!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • November 13th: No School
  • November 15th: Pro. D. Day. NO SCHOOL for students. The office will be open.
  • November 16th: Skating for Grades 6 and 7
  • November 30th: Student-Led Conferences. No school for students.
  • December 1st: Student Learning Updates for Term One go home to families
  • December 4th: Christmas concert costumes due

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