OLGC e-Newsletter- May 12th, 2021

May 12th, 2021

Dear Parents,

This Friday May 14th will be our Grade Two’s First Communion Mass and it will take place outside in front of our OLGC Parish Church at 9:00 am. May God bless those receiving their First Communion this special day. The Mass will be transmitted to all via Zoom in keeping with current PHO COVID and RCAV protocols. Due to restrictions, parents and family members

will not be able to attend the Mass physically. Please use the First Communion Zoom Mass link below to view:

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/69502680123?pwd=KzI1ZDYrd2NvU3JZMUMzcTI5Q0pFdz09

Meeting ID: 695 0268 0123                 Passcode: 835281

 Year of the Family

Pope Francis has announced a special Year of the Family. The year is meant to be an opportunity to highlight the sacred role of families in our Church and society.

Every year, we also celebrate the national Week for Life and the Family. As a way of joining in the celebration, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is hosting the Joy of the Family Week with 5 virtual events for families. Please see the Joy of the Family Week 2021 link for schedule of events.

Parent Work Hours- Due May 31st

All parent work hours are to be completed by May 31st at OLGC School and are to be submitted via the OLGC Work Google forms.  Here is the link to do so:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ81uzUoKxoAVwA1BmFH-mK6NsvMACgDN1u5_r2xOD3U19kw/viewform.

For questions regarding work hours please contact the OLGC PEC at pec@olgc-school.ca.

Prior to May 31st families are encouraged to complete the activities below as well as other work hours completed and communicate them with the OLGC PEC at pec@olgc-school.ca. Here

is the revised list as some opportunities have now passed since Spring Break:

1. Visit Westminster Abbey in Mission and spend some time in spiritual refection as a family.

    Take a picture and share the OLGC PEC at pec@olgc-school.ca10 Hours credit.

2. Pray the Rosary as a family in May. Do once a day for 10 days. 10 Hours Credit.

3. Visit as many of parishes in our Fraser Health regions as possible and pray for the health 

     of the future of “The Church”. 10 Hours credit.

4. Make Your Own Marian Shrine as a family Make Your Own Marian Shrine  and send

    a picture of your shrine to pec@olgc-school.ca. 5 Hours Credit.

These activities will allow our families to reconnect and remain united and strong in the face of all that has challenged our families over the past year due to COVID. OLGC Best Families in BC!

OLGC Daily Health Checks

Thank you for continuing to do your daily health checks with your child and sending your child(ren) with masks to school. Please remain vigilant in completing health checks daily via the OLGC Daily Health Screening Check List. If you or your child(ren) are sick, stay home.

For more details of our School Safety plan see OLGC School 2021 COVID Safety Plan

Spring Concert 2021

Our “OLGC Virtual Spring Concert” is being created this week and we will send out a YouTube live link for all to watch May 20th at 6:30 p.m. Special thanks to Mrs. Olsen for organizing all students and staff in the creation of this OLGC School tradition.  

OLGC Sports

Our Track and Field sessions are in Week 2.  Thank you to our coaches and for following the rules set for no spectators or siblings as well as pick up at 3:50 p.m. 

Absentee excuse notes-due May 14th

Absentee excuse notes needed for school audit are required no later than May 14th.           

Parish Donations

Our OLGC Parish and all other parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver rely on all of us to provide crucial support to carry our parish during this difficult time. Please if you are not already donating regularly or by one-time donation methods do so by looking on the OLGC Parish website and clicking on the icon to donate in order for the parish to both sustain itself and grow. Thank you.

Jeans Day 2021- May 18th  

This May, B.C. Children’s Hospital asks that we join their mission to make jeans a symbol of something bigger—helping kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans.  We will “Jean Up” May 18th and ask students to donate a minimum donation of $5 to participate and help the kids at BC Children's Hospital. $3 will go to Children's Hospital and $2 to the CISVA Catholic Charities campaign. 

Class Pictures-May 19th

Our Class pictures will take place May 19th. It is required that all wear a mask for photos this year as required by the photographer and provincial health guidelines. Full uniform required.

Pro-D Day- May 21st - No School.  Victoria Day May 24th - No School.

Student Pick up/Drop Off

Thank you for adhering to the drop off and pick up protocols.  Please be reminded to park and walk your children to the daily check-in point.  Please be aware of moving vehicles. On rainy days you may line up as a family under the covered entrance of the Church prior to 8:30 a.m. but you are encouraged to stay in your car with your child until access is granted. Students should not just be dropped off as was the practice pre-COVID. Park and walk, please and thank you. As the weather improves you are asked to not hang around after dismissal congregating with others.

OLGC Preschool

Our OLGC Preschool is in full swing and is following the school’s health and safety protocols.  We have started registrations for September 2021. If you have questions about the Preschool please contact Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Out of School Care

We continue to run our before and after school program following the school’s health and safety protocols.  If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. 

EduPac- Due May 15th  

 Please order EduPac School supplies online using the school code (3686) provided by May 15th. A PDF of the list are on the front page of our olgcschool.ca website as well as clicking and scrolling down to your child’s grade list here: http://www.olgcschool.ca/sites/default/files/Educpac%202021.pdf

Grade 6 Parent Meeting- June 2nd

Mr. Wright, Mrs. Quickert, Miss Manuel, Mrs. Olsen and our new Music teacher will hold a short mandatory Grade 6 Parent Meeting June 2nd at 3:20 p.m. via Zoom to discuss next year's Grade 7 Outdoor Education and Grade 7 Band program. Please ensure one family representative attends. Zoom meeting link:

https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/61972642805?pwd=SUszSG9ZQkF1aXFkVEphTU12RTA0Zz09

Meeting ID: 619 7264 2805                 Passcode: 044883

New Kindergarten Open House – June 4th 

On June 4th our new Kindergarten students entering OLGC will meet their teacher and a ½ of their classmates in socially distanced ways. We look forward to seeing these bright faces as they join our OLGC community.

Curriculum Development and Assessment Pro –D – June 4th        

On June 4th our teachers will continue developing curriculum and improve assessment. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Please ensure prompt pick-up on this day. Please follow the ½ day dismissal protocol via last name for dismissal:  

(A-H) at 12:00 p.m. (I-Q) at 12:10 p.m. (R-Z) at 12:20 p.m.

OLGC Fun Day- June 18th 

Fun Day will be held on Friday, June 18th in class cohort groupings.  More information will follow closer to the date. Please note that students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.   We will begin the day with Mass at 9:00 a.m. Please follow the ½ day dismissal protocol via last name for dismissal: (A-H) at 12:00 p.m. (I-Q) at 12:10 p.m. (R-Z) at 12:20 p.m.

Uniform Ordering- Online   

It is that time of year to look over your child’s uniform and order items as needed. Many uniforms are nearing their best before date and are in need of replacement. Our future Grade 1 students need a gym strip ordered and our future Grade 4 Girls need to order a kilt.

Place orders at www.topmarks.ca (school password OLGO1). See further package details on our olgcschool.ca website – OLGC School uniform link .

Work Party:

Our next work party is May 15th. Space is limited as per PHO guidelines. Brian has specific protocols for work parties to enable social distancing.

Work Hours Opportunities

Mr. Guze will oversee extra classroom cleaning as needed to aid families in completing their 30 work hours once all students and staff have left their classrooms on his work days. Contact the school’s office at 604-581-3154 for Brian to schedule.

Please contact the OLGC PEC with questions regarding work hours.

OLGC Knights in Action
We would like to recognize the efforts of those who do random acts of kindness throughout the year. Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s Knight in Action winner is Gavin (4) for opening the door for his classmates.  Thanks to all our students for participating.

Don Bosco Summer Sports Camp

The Don Bosco Summer Sports Camp will be back this Summer for boys and girls going into grades 3 to 8.  The Camp will take place at the Don Bosco Youth Centre on July 5th to the 9th, and/or July 12th to the 16th. Times are from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Registration will be very limited, and we will be following the strict Provincial health guidelines to maintain the health and safety of the children in our care. Please see Mr. Egitto if you have any questions or concerns. More info about registration coming soon.

Important Dates:

  • May 14th            -First Communion Mass (OLGC School Gr.2 Cohort)
  • May 14th            -Absentee excuse notes needed for school audit
  • May 20th            -OLGC Virtual Spring Concert –6:30 p.m.
  • May 21st            -Pro-D- No School
  • May 24th            -Victoria Day- No School
  • June 4th             -Kindergarten Open House
  • June 4th             -Curriculum Development & Assessment Pro –D –1/2 Day
  • June 18th           -Fun Day -1/2 Day
  • June 25th           -Grade 7 Farewell
  • June 29th           -Confirmation
  • June 29th           -Last Day of School-10:30 a.m.