OLGC e-Newsletter- February13th, 2019

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your understanding over the past two snow days. It was good to see the students today for one day before we break for the Family Day long weekend.  Enjoy the time with family as the family grows up quicker than you think.

Please pray for Mrs, Spagnuolo and her family as they care for her mother Maria Spitale who is sick and has been placed into palliative care.

Grade 2 Retreat

Special thanks to our First Communion retreat team, who ran a wonderful retreat and enrollment Mass for our Grade Two school and parish students last Saturday.  Father John spoke of the many types of bread but only one true body of Christ. Our Grade Two class First Reconciliation will be February 22nd following the 9:00 am Mass.

Catholic Educators Conference- February 14th & 15th - No School

On Thursday, February 14th and Friday, February 15th our teachers will attend the Catholic Educators Conference in Vancouver. 

Confirmation 2019

Our Grade Seven students are currently learning about the Seven Sacraments.  As we prepare for Confirmation here are the important dates to know:

  • February 21st   -Parent/Sponsor meeting at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 23rd   - Confirmation Retreat 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Mass at 4:00 p.m.
  • June 8th            -Confirmation Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Students and parents will be required to write to the Archbishop to request the Sacrament of Confirmation.

OLGC School Tuition Tax Receipt 2018

Please note that tax receipts can be picked up at the school’s office starting today. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school’s office at 604-581-3154.

Pink Day– February 27th

Make some noise against bullying! On February 27th OLGC School will wear pink to say NO to Bullying.  Students at OLGC are reminded to stop bullying when they see it and tell their teacher or someone in authority.  Please see our Catholic Independent Schools’ website under “committed to bully free schools” at cisva.bc.ca.  On this website we are reminded that “Policies alone do not bring about change. Hearts, minds, and souls should be centered on respect for the human person".

Our Grade 6 class, under the leadership of Miss Manuel and Mrs. Olsen will lead an assembly February 26th at 2:15 p.m. in the school auditorium to aid all in understanding respectful behaviors in helping used to stop bullying.

Hot Lunch

Our next hot lunch will be February 25th.  Order forms will go out today and be posted on the school’s website.  Orders due February 20th.

Mission Toy Sale 2019

This year’s Mission Toy Sale for the Holy Childhood will be held on February 28th.  Please send any clean, working, and complete toys, books, and games etc. to the school between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. over the next few weeks. Ms. Murphy will collect these toys.  Please do not leave bags outside the doors as the school is used for other functions in the evening. If any parents wish to come and help, and receive work hours, with the sale or the set-up, please contact the office ASAP. All proceeds will go directly to the Holy Childhood Association.

OLGC Knights in Action

Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winners are Nicholas (6) and The Grade 7 Boys Snow Shovel Team. Thanks to all our students for participating.

17th Annual Don Bosco 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

We are pleased to announce the 17th Annual Don Bosco 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament hosted by the ​​Salesian Cooperators of OLGC on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm.

We would like to extend the invitation to all boys and girls born in the years 2003 - 2011.

We would appreciate your responses before February 3rd, 2019. We look forward to receiving your registrations and thank you for your participation. Below is the contact name for both the boys and girls teams. Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions.

Contact – Joe Amabili by phone at 604 - 514 - 4306 or email jamabili@shaw.ca

Holy Cross Volleyball Camp
Junior Crusader Volleyball program is geared for girls currently in grades 4&5 who want to increase their volleyball skills and love of the game. Cost is $100. Program runs every Saturday 9:30-11:00 April 6-May 25 @ Holy Cross Regional High School. If you are interested: email bgrandia@holycross.bc.ca to secure a spot before March 9.

Holy Cross High School -Spring Break Basketball Skills Camp

Who: Boys and Girls in Gr. 4-7. When: March 18th-22nd 2019 Everyday 9am-12pm.

Where: Holy Cross High School Gymnasium. Why: to improve overall basketball skills, meet future classmates and have fun. How: email Coach Matthew LeChasseur hcboysbasketball@gmail.com to confirm your child’s spot in the camp. It is limited space and first come first serve. Cost: $135.00 includes t-shirt, daily prizes and snack. Please make Cheques payable to Holy Cross High School.

Work Party

Our next work is this Saturday February 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the school if you plan to attend. The following one will be March 2nd.

Important Dates:

  • February 14th        -CEC Conference – No School
  • February 15th        -CEC Conference – No School
  • February 16th        -Work Party
  • February 18th        -Family Day – No School
  • February 21st        -Confirmation Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
  • February 23rd        -Confirmation Retreat & Enrollment Mass
  • February 27th         -Pink Shirt Day
  • February 28th         -HCA Mission Toy Sale
  • March 5th                -Shrove Tuesday ­– Pancake Lunch
  • March 6th                -Ash Wednesday
  • March 13th              -2019-2020 Registration (5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
  • March 13th              -Sexuality & Your Child Meetings (Gr.4,5, 6 & 7)
  • March 16th- March 29th -Spring Break