OLGC e-Newsletter- April 18th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Mrs. Garcia’s mother-in-law and Ms. Winning’s Grandma who passed away last Thursday and Friday.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher on the birth of their baby girl Marissa Ann born yesterday at 3:11 p.m. Pray for mom’s and baby’s health.

OLGC Read-A-Thon 2018

Our 11th Annual OLGC Read-A-Thon started on Monday and will run until April 27th.  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.  Book character dress up day is this Friday.

OLGC Readers are Leaders

Congratulations to our OLGC Readers are Leaders team who won the Fraser Valley Zone Champions last week and will represent our zone at the CISVA Championships next Tuesday, April 24th at St. Jude’s School. Special thanks to Mrs. Garzitto for preparing the teams this year. Go Knights!

OLGC Spelling Bee  

Congratulations to Isha D’Souza who will represent OLGC at the CISVA Spelling Bee Championships May 8th.  Well done to everyone who competed this year.  Special thanks to Mrs. Geider for running the Spelling Bee team.

Young Writers Contest

Congratulations to Joaquin Garcia for being a top entry in this year’s Young Writer’s Creative Writing Contest.  Joaquin’s entry entitled “Facing Challenges” will be published in an anthology, entitled The Magic Cave.

Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team Jersey Day

OLGC School managed to raise $375 to the Go Fund Me for the Humbolt Brocos and Humbolt community.  Thanks for your prayers and support.

Ready Set Learn 2018

Earlier today Mrs. Palitti and Mrs. Martins ran our Ready Set Learn for our Pre-School and Kindergarten aged children.  There was a great turn out and all enjoyed Librarian Susan’s presentation. Thank you Mrs. Palitti and Mrs. Martins for your organizing, time and talent.

OLGC School 60th Anniversary –April 27th

As you know we will celebrate our 60th year Anniversary April 27th. Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. followed by our Spring Concert at 12:45 p.m. We have had tremendous support our “Carnival Knights” running from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. but we still need many more parent volunteers to help out. Please contact Mrs. Palitti or the school office by April 20th.

Parents please come and celebrate with your OLGC student as each student should be accompanied by at least one parent.   

Spring Concert/Parent Appreciation -April 27th

We will hold our 60th Anniversary Spring Concert/Parent Appreciation Friday, April 27th 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 Bell Choir.  Please send in a note with the number of guest attending to the office if you plan to attend.  See the end of this newsletter for attendance slip.

HCA Bake Sale

Our Grade 4’s are running a cash only bake sale tomorrow at lunch to raise funds for the Holy Childhood Association.  If you would like a treat please bring money to school April 19th.

Special mention to Chloe Raganit who fasted from McDonalds food during Lent and saved $40.00 to donate to the Holy Childhood Association.  Thank you Chloe.

Girls Soccer

Soccer games continue tomorrow for our Grade 6 and 7 Girls.  Go Knights!

Track & Field 2018

Our Track and Field season started this week. Our first track meet will be April 24th at Bear Creek.  Please pick up your student athletes from practices promptly at 3:50 p.m.

OLGC Spelling Bee  

Congratulations to Isha D’Souza who will represent OLGC at the CISVA Spelling Bee Championships May 8th.  Well done to everyone who competed this year.  Special thanks to Mrs. Geider for running the Spelling Bee team.

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 60th Anniversary, school maintenance and with our Track and Field program over the next few weeks.  Contact the office to help out.

Hot Lunch – April 23rd

We need volunteers for the day on April 23rd. Please contact the office if you can help.

STM Chancellor Music Festival

Our OLGC Choirs will compete in the STM Chancellor Music Festival May 8th. Sing Knights Sing!

Jeans Day 2018- May 3rd

Jeans Day is May 3rd! Please bring in 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 CISVA Catholic Charities campaign.  We ask that students purchase by May 2nd in order to wear their Jeans this Jeans Day.  Students who do not purchase a button should not wear Jeans to school on May 3rd but remain in their OLGC uniform. 

Speech Arts at OLGC 2018

OLGC will be running its own internal Speech Arts competition this year on May 16th for Grades K to 3 and on May 17th for Grades 4 to 7. Both sessions will begin at 10:30a.m. in the school's auditorium. Please feel free to attend.

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.

Spring Photos

Spring Photos were sent home yesterday.  Please send in orders or order online before the deadline indicated in the package.  If you do not plan to order please return the full package to the office.

School Panorama

We plan to have our school panorama photo Monday morning following Father John’s morning talk.

OLGC Knights in Action

Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winner is Franek (2), Jackson(7), Lauren (7), and Geezelle (7). Thanks to all our students for participating.

Parish Education Committee Nominations for 2018-2019 

PEC Nominations are invited and will be accepted by our PEC Nominating Committee:  Elaine Rosario and Gracey Swamy. The required nomination forms are available for pick up at the school office as of now.  Completed forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to "The Nominating Committee" and left at the school office no later than 3pm on May 17th, 2018.  Eligibility to either nominate and/or be nominated includes the following: practicing Catholics who have reached the age of twenty-one (21), who are registered, active, participating members of the parish.   Only those individuals eligible to hold office are eligible to nominate.  The following are not allowed to nominate and/or be nominated: teachers and principal of the school, past employees of the school until three full calendar years have passed since the termination of employment, employees of the parish and/or school, spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters of persons covered as above, all other teachers/principals employed by the C.I.S.V.A.  Please note: Non-Catholic spouses of practicing Catholics are eligible to VOTE (but not to nominate).  

Important Dates:

  • April18th            -Ready-Set-Learn
  • April 18th           -OLGC Spelling Bee – 1:00 p.m.
  • April 24th           -Bear Creek Track Meet
  • April 27th           -60th Anniversary Celebrations
  • May 2nd             -Holy Cross Track Meet
  • May 3rd              -Jean’s Day
  • May 8th             -STM Music Festival (Primary & Intermediate)
  • May 8th              -First Communion Practice (6:30 p.m.)
  • May 12th            -First Communion (3:30 p.m.)
  • May 12th            -Knights of Columbus Track Meet ( Bear Creek)
  • June 1st             -Kindergarten Open-House
  • June 14th           -Confirmation practice (6:30 p.m.)
  • June 15th            - Confirmation (7:00 p.m.)


60th Anniversary Spring Concert/Parent Appreciation Tea 2018

I ________________plan to attend the OLGC Parent Appreciation Tea on Friday, April 27th.  Number attending______