Our Lady of Mercy Day

Dear OLM families,

Please click the video below to learn about the Our Lady of Mercy Day on June 10, 2022.

Watch my Powtoon: Our Lady of Mercy Day 2022 in a new tab

 

Newsletter – 2022 May 11

“Mary is not only the bridge joining us to God; she is more. She is the road that God travelled to reach us. Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe in love and tenderness. Mary is close, she can hear us, she can help us, she has a heart as great as the heart of God.”

Pope Francis

Parking Lot Safety

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.

Student Drop Off Procedures

Listed below are procedures that should be followed when dropping your child off at school:
1. Be extremely cautious and patient.
2. Follow directions of playground supervisors on duty. Be respectful of the supervisors.
3. Pull as far forward along the drop off area as possible before stopping your vehicle.
4. Allow room for as many vehicles as possible to pull in behind you.
5. After stopping, be certain it is safe for your child to exit your vehicle on the passenger side only.
6. Say your goodbye’s before your turn to unload. Traffic will move more quickly for everyone.
7. Never leave your vehicle unattended in the Student Drop Off area.
8. Be cautious when driving out of the parking lot and out of the school zone.

Crosswalk Safety

Unfortunately, this year we are very lean on outside supervision parents. Therefore, we want to ensure that parents teach their children crosswalk safety procedures and have a discussion with their children about safety on the school grounds.

No Right Turn on Henley From 3:00pm

Please note that you cannot turn right onto Henley from 10th Avenue from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Police will issue violation tickets.

List of Important Dates:

May 2022

May 16-19 & 24- 26 Tennis – Grades 1-7
May 18 Mercer Stadium Meet for OLM Track Team
Friday, May 20 School and Office Closed
Monday, May 23 Victoria Day, School and Office Closed
Sunday, May 29 Grade 2 – First Communion
Monday, May 30 An Afternoon of Music with the OLM and STM choirs

June 2022

June 1 and 8 Swangard Track Meet for OLM Track Team
Friday, June 3 Walkathon Noon Dismissal
Friday, June 10 Celebrating Mary 2:00pm Dismissal
Friday, June 17 Activity Day Noon Dismissal
Friday, June 24 Gr. 7 Mass, School Leaving Ceremony, Luncheon and Activity 3:00pm Dismissal
Tuesday, June 28 Last Day of School Noon Dismissal

Newsletter – 2022 April 20

“The Lord is always there waiting to give us his love: it is an amazing thing, one which never
ceases to surprise us!”

-Pope Francis

Good afternoon, Parents, 

I hope you had a blessed Easter and are looking forward to May flowers! As we continue to experience the ebb and flow of Covid-19 as well as the flu season. We want to assure parents that we continue to be diligent about the school cleaning, OLM’s Safety Protocols and following the advice of Fraser Health, the CDC and the PHO. The staff and I are so grateful for the support of parents in helping us a reduce the spread of infection.

Not every illness is Covid-19:

Typical winter/spring illnesses have not disappeared! In fact, a wave of stomach flu is currently making its way through the Lower Mainland.

Although there are a lot of similar symptoms, Covid-19 and the flu are not the same.

Covid-19 is mainly an upper respiratory tract infection. Therefore, key symptoms of Covid-19
may differentiate it from influenza. Those symptoms include:

  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • loss of smell and taste

BOTH Covid 19 and the Stomach flu may include:

  • sudden onset of nausea
  • vomiting
  • non-bloody diarrhea
  • stomach cramps

Other symptoms may also include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • fatigue

How do I know for sure if it’s Covid-19?

  • use the mandatory Daily Health Check as a screening tool
  • take a rapid test provided by the government and obtainable at most pharmacies.

***please note that a negative test does not guarantee that a person is not infected. Rather, it functions to detect whether a contagious amount of the virus is present in their system.

I’m still not sure. What do I do now?

If your child is experiencing any symptoms of illness, regardless of their cause, the best practice is to keep them at home. Make sure that they get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take appropriate medication for fever and symptom relief if needed.

Your child should remain at home until their symptoms have significantly improved, and they
feel well enough to go about their regular activities without difficulty.

Covid 19 is not the only illness that affects our community health and wellbeing. If your child
feels sick or unwell, they should stay at home. This is important to stop the spread of all
illnesses.

We thank all of our families for doing the incredibly vital work of helping to keep our OLM
community safe by following best practice for the management of illness.

OLM Thanksgiving Food Drive

Good afternoon,

Please see the poster below.

OLM – Let us all give thanks!

Leadership Club Newsletter – Sep 14, 2022

Good afternoon Parents,

We are excited to announce that Our Lady of Mercy has started a leadership
club. This club is open to grade 6 & 7 students and what a response we have
had!

The leadership club will focus on :

➔ Raising school spirit
➔ Learning leadership skills
➔ Organizing school wide activities
➔ Public speaking
➔ Fundraising for charities and school projects

To start the school year we will be hosting a mini Spirit Week for the whole
school from September 21-23!

September 21 – Welcome back Hot Dog Day
Each student will receive one free Hot Dog, Bag of Chips, and Juice box.

September 22 – Crazy Hair Day
$2.00 to participate – no uniform required on this day for students
participating.

September 23 – Frozen Treat Friday
$1.00 per treat – frozen treats will be sold after school until 3:20 by the gym
doors.

We look forward to raising school spirit and watching our leaders blossom.

School Closed on Monday, September 19, 2022

Dear Parents,

The Ministry of Education and Child Care has announced that they will be observing the national day of mourning to commemorate the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Therefore please note that Our Lady of Mercy Elementary will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Thank you.