OLGC e-Newsletter- December 4th, 2019

December 4th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Advent is upon us and we strive to stay awake and be ready for His coming! Yesterday our Grade 7 students led the school in celebrating the First week of Advent - Hope.  They presented a skit on the life of St. Nicholas whose feast day we will celebrate this Friday, Dece mber 6th. We will celebrate by joining the parish in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following First Friday Mass this week. Students will participate in weekly Advent Prayer services.  The remaining schedule is as follows:

  • 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, December 10th      -Grades 2 & 5
  • 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, December 17th      - Grade K and 6

Students are encouraged to help “Fill the Crib” and bring in food items for the Surrey Food Bank on Advent Prayer service days. Students should bring in items next Tuesday. Our Grade 2 and Grade 5 students will lead us at 9:05 a.m. next Tuesday.

Winter Adult Clothing Drive

The Grade 7’s and Mr. Egitto in conjunction with his fellow PE teachers in the Fraser Valley CISVA are collecting adult clothing winter clothing for those in need on the streets of the  downtown East Vancouver. Please bring used winter clothing like jackets, gloves, and more.  Please bring in lightly used items before December 10th.

Sock Drive

Wyatt and Pia Justiniano in Grade 2 and 5are asking for help in collecting new sock for those less fortunate at Christmas.  If you can help out please send in a pair of socks to add to their donation.

Kindergarten 2020 Sibling Registration

Our sibling 2020 Kindergarten registration has started.  If you have a child who was born in 2015 please pick up the form at the office or on our school website by December 6th. Thank you.  

Christmas Season Hot Lunch

Our next Hot Lunch Day is December 9th. We are in need of helpers so please contact Mrs. Cowan to volunteer on the day.

Surrey Library Christmas Choir Tour

Our OLGC Primary and Intermediate Choirs will sing at the Surrey Central Library again this year.  The Primary Choir will sing at 10:30 a.m. on December 9th and the Intermediate Choir will sing at 1:30 p.m. on December 12th .We will need many parent volunteers to help walk our kids to and home from the Surrey Library on that day.

Children's Christmas Party- December 13th

We will have our Children’s Christmas Party next Friday afternoon. Students will wear Christmas colours (red and green) in return for bringing in canned food or “Fill the Crib” item.  If you would like to help during the event please contact the office so your name can be forwarded to the event organizers.

Christmas Concert 2019

We are preparing for this year's OLGC Christmas production. Our OLGC School Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 19th at 1:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Special thanks to our OLGC staff, especially Mrs. Olsen, Mrs. Robson, and Mrs. Spagnuolo for making this OLGC tradition a reality again this year.  As well, thanks to parents helping out with the play. A suggested minimum admission of $10.00 per person is requested to assist with paying for the items needed for putting on the play.  Thank you for your support.

Christmas Concert Costumes

The Christmas concert will be upon us soon here is what we need:

Kindergarten - SUPER HEROES - no masks but must have CAPES

Grade 1 - Christmas sweaters with jeans on the bottom

If unsure please email Mrs. Olsen    mrs.olsen@olgc-school.ca

Grade 2 - Sunday Best - NO JEANS!

Grade 3 - Pirates (no swords or guns)

Grade 4 - Carolers with white long sleeve shirt / Turtle neck with red scarf and red touque 

Grade 5 - Cowboys - no guns! must have hat 

Grade 6 – Cheerleaders -GIRLS: white shirt, white short socks and white sneakers

  -BOYS: Basketball jersey and shorts and runners

 Grade 7 - normal kids getting ready for the Christmas concert

Grade 7 Band Concert

Our Grade 7 student will hold a small band concert under their conductor/teacher Mrs. Olsen Friday, December 20th at 10:35 a.m. in the Don Bosco Youth Center. We plan to have our Grandfriends from Cherington Place in attendance. 

Christmas Concert Food Sale

Our Grade 7 parents will be selling a variety of food items during this year's Christmas concert.  During the concert a "cash only" concession will be in effect.  Please support this Grade 7 fundraiser as they will put all funds raised towards the Grade 7 Farewell in June 2020.

Christmas DVD or Blue Ray

As in previous years, a DVD and Blue Ray will be made for purchase now and delivery in the New Year.  If you are interested in ordering please fill out the order form to be sent home with your child and return by Friday, December 20th.

Christmas Play Stage Set Up

Brian is looking for a few volunteers to help set-up our stage for this year’s Christmas play.  Set up will be Wednesday, December 11th at 3:30 p.m.  If you want hours and can help, please contact Brian at 778-863-1874.

Christmas Play Stage Take down

Brian is looking for a few volunteers to help take down the stage Friday, December 20th at 3:00 p.m.  If you want hours and can help, please contact Brian at 778-863-1874. Thank you for your support.

OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row-$5 squares for sale

Our OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row squares are available for purchase for $5 a square.  Bring in your $5 to win the best seats in the house.

Principal for the Day – Spirit Week 2020

You can purchase a $5 square that will give your child the chance to be the Principal of OLGC for the day-Thursday, January 30th, 2020. 

OLGC Knights in Action

For those students doing acts of kindness we at the school like to recognize the efforts of those who do good. Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winners are Pia (5) and Wyatt (2) and Aleks (5) and Pius (5). Thanks to all our students for participating.

Work Party:

Our next work party will be this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the school if you plan to attend. 

Christmas Day Care

Please be advised due to low registration the OLGC Out of School Care will be closed during the Christmas season. We will re-open January 6th, 2020.

Saint John Paul II Academy Open House

St. John Paul II Academy is hosting its 3rd Annual Open House tonight from 6 pm - 8pm at the Star of the Sea Parish Centre located at 15262 Pacific Ave in White Rock.  The school is now accepting applications for Gr. 8, 9 & 10 students interested in a quality Catholic Education provided in a safe, disciplined environment where our small student - teacher ratio provides all students to fulfill their God-given potential. Please rsvp: skelly@sjp2academy.com to let us know you will be attending.  We look forward to meeting you.

Holy Cross Regional High School Open House

The Holy Cross Regional High School Open House is set for January 30th. See www.holycross.bc.ca for more information.

Holy Cross Christmas Basketball Shooting Camp (from H.C.)

Who: Boys and Girls in Gr. 4-7

When: Dec 30/31- Jan 2/3 Each Day 9am-12pm

Where : St. Matthew’s Elementary Gymnasium, Surrey

How: email Head Coach/Teacher Matthew LeChasseur hcboysbasketball@gmail.com

to confirm a spot in the camp. It is limited space and first come first serve.

Download and fill out a registration form at www.hcboysbasketball.com and bring a cheque and form on the first day of the camp.

Cost: $100.00 includes daily prizes and Gatorade. Cheques made out to Crusader Basketball Club


Congratulations to Luca Calandra (6) who recently competed in Atlanta, Georgia at the Generations Soccer Cup.

Important dates:

  • December 6th             -Kindergarten Sibling Registration due

                                              -St. Nicholas Feast Day

  • December 10th            -2nd Advent Prayer Service
  • December 17th            -3rd Advent Prayer Service
  • December 19th            -Christmas concert 1:00 p.m. & 6:15 p.m.
  • December 20th            -Grade 7 Band Concert 10:30 a.m. DBYC
  • December 20th            -Dismissal – 12:00 p.m.   -there will be no supervision and no school staff
  •                                                                               after 12:15 p.m.
  • January 6th                 -School Re-Opens
  • January 30th               -Holy Cross High School Open House