OLGC e-Newsletter- December 12th, 2018


Dear Parents,

Father John at his Monday morning talk this week spoke about John the Baptist and how he prepared the way for Jesus.  He encouraged us all to prepare the way for Jesus in our hearts at Christmas.  

Today we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. Official accounts claim that the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, a native Mexican peasant, and asked for a church to be built in her name in Guadalupe, Mexico. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

We will have our Santa Brunch and Children’s Christmas Party this Friday. Students will wear Christmas colours , an ugly Christmas sweater or Christmas accessories Friday.  We ask that all students bring in canned food or “Fill the Crib” item.  Please plan to have your child participate.

Advent Assemblies 2018

Thank you to our Grade 5 and 2 students for leading our Second Advent Assembly this morning focused on Peace. Students are encouraged to help “fill the crib” on Advent Assembly days and should bring in items next Tuesday. Our Kindergarten and Grade 6 students will lead us at 9:05 a.m. next Tuesday.

Surrey Festival of Trees- December 6th

Thank you to all our parent walkers and singers in our Primary and Intermediate Choirs who sang last week at the Surrey Central Library Festival of Trees on St. Nicholas Day.

OLGC Choirs Concert- December 8th   

Thank you to Mrs. Olsen and the 55 student from our OLGC Intermediate Choir that sang at last Saturday’s OLGC Parish Choirs event.

Grandfriends Band & Primary Choir Sing Along - December 12th

We plan to have our Grandfriends from Cherrington Place come to see our Grade 7 Band perform during their regular Music time today at 1:30 p.m. and following our Primary Choir will lead a Christmas Sing-A-Long. 

Santa Brunch & Kids Christmas Party

On Friday, we begin the day with Mass, then starting at 11:00 a.m. we will have Brunch with Santa and at 1:00 p.m. the Children’s Christmas Party.   Busy! Fun! Day!  Thank you to all of Santa’s helpers who make these events possible. 

Kindergarten 2019 Sibling Registration

If you have a child who was born in 2014 please send in your completed Kindergarten sibling registration form and fee to the office today as we will be opening registration to the larger community soon. The form is available at the school’s office or on our website in PDFformat as well.

Christmas Season Events – Grade 7 Leadership Team

As you know the Christmas season is upon us and we have some Christmas activities and contests for the students. The remaining events are as follows:

  • Thursday - December 13 - each class will have to make a Christmas themed art.
  • Friday - December 14 - students are asked to wear green, red, and white because this day is the Christmas party. So we want the whole school to have an extra amount of fun without their uniforms.  Please donate to Fill the Crib or Food Bank to participate.

All the contest winners will be announced on Friday, December 14. We hope to see you next week with your most cheerful Christmas spirit.

OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row-$5 squares for sale

OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row squares will be available at the office for purchase for $5 a square.  Bring in your $5 to win the best seats in the house. We plan to draw December 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Principal for the Day – Spirit Week 2019

You can purchase a $5 square that will give your child the chance to be the Principal of OLGC for the day-Thursday, January 31st, 2019. 

Christmas Concert 2018

We are busy practicing for this year's OLGC Christmas production entitled I remember Christmas. Our Concert time is Thursday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Special thanks to our OLGC staff, especially Mrs. Robson, Mrs. Spagnuolo and Mrs. Olsen for making this OLGC tradition a reality again this year.  A suggested admission of $5.00 to $10.00 is requested to assist with paying for the items needed for putting on the play, but give as you can or are able!  Thank you for your support as it does take an incredible effort and increased cost to put on this Christmas production each year.

Lunch eating time next Thursday will be at 11:45 a.m. in order to prepare for our 1:00 p.m. sharp start of the Christmas play.

We ask that the students arrive at the school ready in their costumes at 5:45 p.m. unless their teacher has made other arrangements.   We look forward to seeing you all at the concert.  Doors open at the Don Bosco Youth Center at 6:00 p.m. on a first come first served basis.

Grade 7 Band Concert

Our Grade 7 students will hold a small band concert under the conductor/teacher Mrs. Olsen Friday, December 21st at 10:35 a.m. in the Don Bosco Youth Center.

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 2019.

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 that was sent home with your child and return by Friday, December 21st.

Christmas Play Stage Set Up

Brian is looking for a few volunteers to help set-up our stage for this year’s Christmas play today 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 21st at 3:00 p.m.  If you want hours and can help, please contact Brian at 778-863-1874. Thank you for your support.

Christmas Concert 2018

Here are the songs and costumes set for our Christmas concert December 19th and 20th: Please have all costume at school by December 19th in the morning.

Kindergarten - Tap, Tap, Tap - Home Depot aprons (School provided) over top of white shirts

  with jean bottoms (skirts or pants).

Grade 1Mele Kalikimaka - wear leis/skirts/loud Hawaiian shirts for the boys.

Grade 2 - Gonna Eat for Christmas - white shirts, black bottoms (skirts/leggings/pants)         

                                                                with aprons and chef hats.

Grade 3 - Mr. Santa – Jean bottoms with -green or red shirts on top & Santa hats.

Grade 4 - Magic of Christmas Day - wear Christmas Sunday best.

Grade 5 - Yakety Yak dress like 50’s moms and 50’s kids  

Girls: poodle skirts or clam diggers, scarves, pony tails, aprons

Boys: white t-shirts, skinny jeans rolled up, slicked hair, jean jackets, etc.

Grade 6Lollipop mashup with Nuttin For Christmas dress like 50’s kids

            Girls: clam digger pants or poodle skirts, t-shirts

            Boys: leather jackets? Jean jackets? Rolled up jeans – HAPPY DAYS /Grease theme

Grade 7 - Jesus What a Wonderful Child – Choir Gowns (School provided)

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 7th, 2019.

OLGC Preschool

We currently have 45 Preschoolers registered.  Preschool is for 3 and 4 year olds.  If you have questions about the Preschool please contact Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. We still have some spaces available.

OLGC Out of School Care

We can accommodate up to 50 students in our OLGC Out of School Care. We currently have 24 full time registered.  If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. 

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 winner is William (5) for opening doors for all.  Thanks to all our students for participating.

Work Party

Thank you to those who showed up to last Saturday’s work party.  Thank you for adding a nice fresh coat of paint in the Music Room.  Our next work party will be January 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the school if you plan to attend.  

New Year Pro-D- Changed to January 11th

Please note that the Pro-D originally scheduled for January 7th has been moved to January 11th as the Crisis Prevention Intervention team availability had changed from its original date.

Music Schedule Changes – January 2019

Starting in January we will have a few changes to the music schedule. Please see the pdf on the website below this newsletter.

Important dates:

  • December 12th  -Grandfriends Band and Choir Performance 1:30 p.m.
  • December 14th  -Brunch with Santa & Kids Christmas Party
  • December 18th             -3rd Advent Prayer Service
  • December 19th             -Christmas Concert Dress Rehersal
  • December 20th             -Christmas concert 1:00 p.m. & 6:15 p.m.
  • December 21st             -Grade 7 Band Concert 10:30 a.m. DBYC
  • December 21st   -Dismissal – 12:00 p.m.   Please ensure your child is picked up on time as
  •                                                                     there will be no supervision and no school staff after 12:15 p.m.
  • January 7th       -School Re-Opens
  • January 11th     -Pro-D – No School