The Masters Reimagined

We are pleased to inform you that The Masters Reimagined, this year’s Online Craft Fair, is launching October 18, 2021! This fundraiser features unique and personal items designed by your little artists.

Each class will pick an artwork by a famous artist and the students will recreate their version to make it their own personal masterpiece! Order a priceless keepsake of your child’s masterpiece at https://busybeecreates.square.site/.

We also have personalized items such as OLM masks, pouches and lanyards available!

Thanks for your continued support.

Newsletter – 2021 October 15

October is the month of the Rosary. I entrust you all to the heavenly Mother of God. May she accompany you on your way and be of comfort in the trials of life.

Pope Francis

Individual Photo Re-Takes
Lifetouch photos were sent home a couple of weeks ago. Re-take Day is Monday, October 18th for those students who were away on the first photo day or for those who are not satisfied with their original portraits. Please advise your child if you want him/her to get re-takes.

Equipped
On Monday, the eldest child will be coming home with a book called Equipped. Equipped is a gift from Fr. Hien and Archbishop Miller.

“…It is a guide for how parents can teach their children about the goodness of their sexuality and their core identity as children of God. This booklet helps families to have informed, healthy and engaged conversations about sexuality in a culture where pornography is widespread.”

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Masks and Flu Season
As per the BC Center for Disease Control, masks are one of many layers of protection we use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask should be combined with other important protective measures such as getting both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine, frequent hand washing, and avoiding crowded spaces.

Furthermore, the center requires that masks are to be worn in public indoor spaces by everyone age 5 and older.

Masks are most effective when fitted, worn and handled correctly. They act as a barrier and help
stop the spread of droplets from a person’s mouth and nose when talking, laughing, yelling,
singing, coughing, or sneezing.

As October and November roll around we know that the flu season is around the corner. Masks are also one of the many layers of protections against the flu.

Influenza, also called the flu, is an infection of the upper airway caused by an influenza virus. Every year there is a period of time when there are more outbreaks of the flu. This is called the flu season. The flu season generally occurs during the fall, winter and early spring. Getting sick with the flu can put you at risk of getting other infections. These include viral or bacterial pneumonia, which affects the lungs.

Please refer to the October 1st email regarding the mask announcement from Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance Protocols for K-12 Schools.

Newsletter – 2021 September 22

Let us ask our Mother Mary to help us rediscover the beauty of being God’s children,
overcoming differences and conflicts to live as brothers and sisters.

Pope Francis

As we look forward to the school year with optimism, the staff at Our Lady of Mercy School will follow the Public Health Orders and the Ministry of Education directives and proceed with thoughtful caution, in respect and recognition of the fact that we have a richly diverse community, with differing comfort levels and perspectives.

We are looking forward to a rich and regarding 2021-2022 school year in which we will focus on our faith, student learning, making connections, building relationship, as well as, our wellbeing and having fun.

I would like to take this opportunity in advance to thank and welcome back our very active and involved Education Committee. Their work and support is instrumental in running an efficient school.

We are also very fortunate to have tremendous parent volunteers. We very deeply appreciate your support of our many participation programs, such as, supervision, hot lunch, office assistance, classroom cleaning, maintenance etc.

Parent-Teacher Information Night
This year there will be no in-person Meet the Teacher. Just like last year, each teacher will be sending out to their classroom parents information about who they are, class routines, class expectations etc. I hope you are looking forward to learning more about your child’s grade. Information will be sent by next Thursday, September 16th

A Few Reminders

  • Thank you to all parents for wearing your mask while on the school property and for observing and staying in the “Parent Zone”
  • Please label your child’s personal items and uniform
  • If your child is going to be away a note must be sent to [email protected] and to the classroom teacher
  • Parent parking is only between the Grade 7 Portable and the church. Please refrain
  • from driving into the staff parking lot. This area is only accessible to parents after 4p.m.
  • A reminder that the playground is closed before and after school

List of Important Dates

DateActivity
September 14, 2021Picture Day – FULL UNIFORM REQUIRED
September 20, 2021Full day Kindergarten commences (8:45a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
September 29, 2021Orange Shirt Day
September 30, 2021Reconciliation Day (School and Office Closed)
October 8, 2021Professional Development Day (School and Office Closed)
October 11, 2021Thanksgiving Day (School and Office Closed)
November 11, 2021Remembrance Day (School and Office Closed)
November 19, 2021CISVA Networking Day – Professional Development Day (School Closed)
December 18, 2021 – January 3Christmas Vacation (School Re-opens Tuesday, January 4th, 2022)
January 31, 2022Professional Development Day (School Closed)
February 17 & 18, 2022Catholic Educators Conference (School Closed)
February 21, 2022Family Day (School and Office Closed)
March 12 – 27, 2021Spring Break (School Re-opens Monday, March 28, 2022)
April 15, 2022Good Friday (School and Office Closed)
April 18, 2022Easter Monday (School and Office Closed)
May 20, 2022Professional Day (School and Office Closed)
May 23, 2022Victoria Day (School and Office Closed)
June 1, 2022Track and Field (Swangard Stadium)
June 3, 2022Mass Walkathon
June 8, 2022Track and Field (Swangard Stadium)
June 10, 2022Activity Day
June 24, 2022Grade 7 Farewell Mass
June 28, 2022Last Day of School

2021-2022 Waiting List Application Forms

Waiting list applications forms are now available and being accepted for the upcoming school year, 2021-2022.

Prior to submitting your waiting list application form, please read and understand the Admissions Policy to Our Lady of Mercy School.

You must also understand that the Waiting List Application is valid for one year only, from January 1, 2021 until Dec. 31, 2022.

Upon submission, you are consenting to Our Lady of Mercy School for collecting personal information that may include student identification information, birth certificate, parents work number, academic records, and information from the school and/or parish that my child and/or family attends or has attended. This information is required in order to assist the school in making decisions regarding interviews and acceptance of new families depending on available space.

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to the school office.  Email address is [email protected]; fax number is 604-520-3194.

Gr. 1 – 7: Waiting List Application Form 2021-2022 School YearDownload