OLGC e-Newsletter- October 17th, 2018


Dear Parents,

Special thanks to our Parent work party crew that re-painted the hallways and baseboards of the 2nd floor of our school.  In this case the many helpful hands that came together completed the project in hours instead of weeks.  Our next work party will be November 17th.

Professional Development Day – October 19th

OLGC will participate in the Provincial Professional Development Day this Friday. There will be no school on this day. If you would like child care please contact Lenny Martins at the Out of School Care at 604-581-3225

Seismic Siren Test/Shake Out 2018

On October 18th the CISVA Seismic Siren system will be tested. Students should be prepared to hear a very loud siren and react appropriately. This drill has OLGC participating in the Great Shake Out with millions of people worldwide who will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold.

Hot Lunch- October 22nd

Our next Hot Lunch will be October 22nd.  Please note the new format for Hot Lunch orders…

Every student is to pay individually unless paying by cheque.  It is very important to complete the form properly showing First and Last name.  This will help ease the mix ups with payment of hot lunch orders.  We will need some volunteers for October 22nd.  Please call the school office if you can assist. Orders will still be accepted until tomorrow.

Living Rosary-October 24th

Our Living Rosary Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th at 10:35 a.m. in the school's auditorium. The rosary will be led by Grade 2 and Grade 7 students and all students are encouraged to please send in flowers on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Geider will be leading a decade of the Rosary at lunch on Wednesday for interested students and staff in the LRC Office.

BC Lions Football – from the BC Lions…

The BC Lions would like to invite OLGC School to our Faith & Family game taking place on November 3rd. This is going to be a fantastic event and will be the final game coached by the CFL’s all-time wins leader Wally Buono. The event will include a postgame performance by a fantastic Inspirational Rock Band and speeches from players about their relationship with faith. We would love for you and your members to join us, so we will be offering everyone discounted tickets for the game. Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions. We hope to have OLGC and community join us for this exciting event!

Discounted Ticket Link:  https://bit.ly/2paHd81            

Promo Code:      FAITH

OLGC Preschool

We currently have 46 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. 

Work Party:

Our next work party will be November 17th .  Please contact the school if you plan to attend.  

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 Charlene (7) and Kees (7). Thanks helping ut at the DBYC Volleyball tournament. Thanks to all our students for participating.

OLGC Out There in God’s Kingdom

Congratulation to Anjo (5) who was named the Most Inspirational Player at his baseball majors camp in Oliver BC this past summer.  See PDF on the school website.

October 31st - All Hallows Eve Events (Spirit and Dress-up Day).

On Wednesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to come to school in a costume to celebrate Halloween. We ask that students dress-up in their favorite saint, fairy tale, cartoon, movie, sports or other non -violent or non- scary characters. Parents are asked not to send students with any toy weapons or send in costumes which are offensive to others. Students may be asked to remove parts of their costumes for safety or if they offend or scare other students.

We will hold a short costume grade gallery walk in the auditorium following the 8:45 a.m. bell. 

We are also asking students to share their goodies with the poor. We will have boxes at the office on the morning of November 1st, to collect any candies that the students would like to donate back to the AGAPE Street Ministry, a Catholic group who reaches out to addicts living on the streets of the Surrey and Vancouver area.

The cost for the day will be $2.00.  Proceeds will go to the Holy Childhood Association.  As well, OLGC will participate in Halloween for Hunger, where students bring in a non-perishable food donation for the Surrey Food Bank.

Important dates:

  • October 17th       -PEC Meeting
  • October 18th       -Shake Out BC Earthquake Drill
  • October 19th       -Pro-D- No School
  • October 22nd      -Hot Lunch
  • October 24th       -Living Rosary (10:35 a.m. start in Auditorium)
  • October 31st       -Halloween/Spirit Costume Dress Up Day