OLGC e-Newsletter- April 17th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow our OLGC Staff have organized an in-school Lenten retreat for all our students. Please pray that our students deepen their personal faith formation on this day as they travel through different aspects of our faith in preparation for Jesus’ Resurrection at Easter.  Students will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m.

Happy Easter!  May all our families have a joyous Easter! All are free to say Alleluia!  Remember it’s not about the bunny it’s about the lamb – Lamb of God.

OLGC Readers are Leaders

Our OLGC Readers are Leaders team is reading and preparing for competition.  Our North Stars team will be competing in the Fraser Valley Zone Champions April 24th at Star of The Sea. Participating students on the teams have read a variety of Red Cedar award winning books and will compete in a comprehension quiz event. Good luck to our OLGC Readers Are Leaders team and special thanks to Mrs. Garzitto for preparing the teams this year. Go Knights Go!

OLGC Read-A-Thon 2019

We have started our OLGC Read-A-Thon which will end April 29th.  During this time Primary students should read at least 15 minutes per day and Intermediate students should read a minimum of 30 minutes per day. We will have a Pajama reading day Tuesday April 23rd.  Students will be encouraged to read all day so send them with a book.  As well be sure students have their runners for PE classes. On April 29th, a Parent Verification Form and tracking sheet will be due to each classroom teacher.  The Primary and Intermediate class that reads the most will win a prize as well as the top reader in each class.

OLGC Track & Field

Our Track and Field season started earlier this week.  Parents are reminded to pick up their student athletes promptly at 3:50 p.m. Our first track meet will be April 30th at Bear Creek.

First Communion Meeting- Now April 23rd

The First Communion Meeting will now be April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

OLGC Feast Day Celebration – April 26th 

We will hold our Feast Day Mass on April 26th at 9:00 a.m.  Thank you to our Grade One class for leading this Mass.

Hot Lunch – April 29th

Our next Hot Lunch will be April 29th. Orders are due April 15th.

OLGC Spelling Bee  

Our OLGC Spelling Bee Champion in Nika Rotol (5). She will represent OLGC School at the CISVA Spelling Bee April 30th.  Congratulation to all competitors.

OLGC Parent Participation Hours

Please be advised all hours need to be submitted by May 31st. Thank you to our many wonderful parents who give so much time and energy to keep OLGC beautiful.  There are many opportunities to assist with our Lenten Retreat, school maintenance and with our Track and Field program over the next few weeks.  Contact the office to help out.

OLGC Pre-School News

If you want to register your child aged 3-4 for our OLGC Pre-School, there are a few spots available.  Please contact Lenny Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Out of School Care News

If you require out of school care please contact Lenny Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Knights in Action

Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winner is Brathen (3) for picking up a fellow student’s bag.  Thanks to all our students for participating and doing your ordinary deeds extraordinarily well.

Spring Concert/Parent Appreciation –May 24th

Our Spring Concert/Parent Appreciation will be May 24th this year starting at 12:45 p.m. in the Don Bosco Youth Center.  Tea/Coffee and dessert will be served.  Parents will be entertained by each class, the Primary Choir, Intermediate Choir and the Grade 7 Band. 

We do not plan to participate in this year’s STM Chancellor Music Festival May as we are focusing our efforts into this year’s later held Spring Concert.


Should you keep ANY of the Spring Pictures from your package payment must be made. Payment form included in Lifetouch package envelope.

All envelopes must be returned to your child’s classroom teacher by Monday, April 22nd. Lifetouch will notify any family if any outstanding pictures have not been returned or paid for.



Our Lady of Good Counsel CWL (Catholic Woman’s League)  have wonderful pies for sale. Apple and Apple Rhubarb the cosy is $7.00 each.

The OLGC CWL are wonderful supports of our school and many other catholic outreaches. They generously give gifts for First Communion, Confirmation and  Two Bursaries for Grade 7’s.

Thank you for supporting them to continue to spread joy.

Work Party – now May 4th and 25th

Our April 27th work party will need to be moved to May 4th as Mr. Guze will be having the memorial for his son Christopher Guze on this day.  We will have two work parties in May to assist those needing to attain their 30 hours commitments.  The dates are May 4th and May 25th   Pease contact the office if you plan to attend.


Congratulations to the following students for the excellent work displayed on the

March/April Personal Best Board”.  Keep up the Good Work!

K.   Gabe Alejandro                  Michael Isbister Ashley Ludwiczak         Zara Villanueva

1.   Samuel Asuncion                 Neal Cabase                Trevor Correa

       Joaquin Goncalvez              Wyatt Justiniano            Riya Mangal

       Carson Maclean    


2.     Neil Coronado                   Shayne Herbosa-Rodriguez        Liyah Puzon

3.    Elijah McCann                    Madie Taylor                David Waters

4.    Carlo Trono                        Paolo Villanueva

5.   Andrei Aguilar                     Andon Le                     Vedric Rivera       Leon Tabangcura

6.     Nico Arroyal                     Kylie Mina                    Helen Swamy  

7.    Riley Brisebois                   Tiffany Jiloca                Christine Pielak

PARENTING IN A DIGITAL WORLD -For Parents of School-Aged Children

On June 6, at 7 p.m. at Cloverdale Catholic School

With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our children and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology? The parameters of rules and expectations that you put in place at home will undoubtedly guide their behaviour in the years to come. Please join us for an informative presentation which will cover the following topics:

  • Social Media Update - The most current apps & trends in their social media lives
  • Pick Your Battles! - You will have to balance the yin with the yang, promote independence whilst taking a strong stance on certain subjects
  • Current Research - Brain development & technology, violent video games
  • Digital Footprint and Reputation - With their future approaching, recruiters and employers are taking note – What will they find?
  • Tips & Tricks to Use at Home

 Please RSVP Cloverdale Catholic School Principal at jborkowski@cisva.bc.ca to reserve.

Important Dates:

  • April 18th                -OLGC Holy Thursday Retreat (12:05 pm Dismissal)
  • April 19th            -Good Friday – No School
  • April 21st            -Easter Sunday
  • April 22nd           -Easter Monday – No School
  • April 23rd            -First Communion Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
  • April 24th            -Primary Speech Arts
  • April 24th            -Readers Are Leaders F.V. Championships
  • April 25th            -Intermediate Speech Arts
  • April 30th            -Bear Creek Track Meet
  • May 2nd              -First Communion Practice (6:30 p.m.)
  • May 11th             -First Communion (3:30 p.m.)
  • May 24th            -Spring Concert
  • May 31st             -Kindergarten Open-House
  • June 6th              -Confirmation practice (6:30 p.m.)
  • June 8th             - Confirmation (10:30 a.m.)