OLGC e-Newsletter- November 15th, 2017

Dear Parents,

Special Thanks to our Grade Three and Grade Six students who did a wonderful job last Thursday in helping us to remember those that have died for us in preparation for Remembrance Day November 11th.

Open Gym Basketball Prep:

Mr. Egitto has set open gym times for Grade 5,6 and 7 students.

The dates of lunch gym times are the following:

Grade 5 - November 21st

Grade 6 - November 22nd  

Grade 7 - November 16th & 23rd

Basketball season will start Tuesday, November 27th. Info and practice schedules will be sent out soon.

Communicating Student Learning Reports-Fall 2017

OLGC First Term Communicating Student Learning Reports are currently being written by your child’s classroom teacher.  Reports will not be sent out prior to November 28th.  If you are not able to pick up your child’s report due to vacation or other reasons, you will receive it on the next school day which your child is in session.

As well, any students receiving Learning Assistance at OLGC will see this assistance embedded into the regular report card format. If you would like to discuss the Learning Assistance report  comments with Mrs. Garcia or Mrs. Geider, please make an appointment.   

Parent- Teacher interview times were sent home last week or earlier this week.  Please check in your child's planners for your assigned interview times.

Holiday Meats and Treats

Just in time to help with your holiday entertaining, Neufeld Farms have put together a Holiday Favorites Order Form which includes scrumptious Appetizers, Gourmet Entrees, and a Quick and Delicious section!

All orders must be in by Thursday, November 23rd with payment.  If using a cheque it should be made out to “Our Lady of Good Counsel School”.  Your order will be available for pick-up at OLGC School on Monday, December 4th at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thanking you for your support!

OLGC Holiday Gift Cards
Our Fundscript gift cards fundraiser is entering its second week. There are many popular retailers available to order from.  Fundscript gift cards are a great idea and time saver to purchase for Christmas, family, birthdays, and business gifting.  Please send in all orders by Friday, November 24th

Advent Reflection- November 23rd

Father Tony Ricard from New Orleans USA will be speaking to the students in Grade 4 to 7 November 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Father Tony is an inspirational speaker that will help to prepare our students, and OLGC Parish for Advent.

Kindergarten 2018 Sibling Registration

Our sibling 2018 Kindergarten registration will start November 29th.  If you have a child who was born in 2013 please pick up the form at the office on Parent Teacher Conference day, November 29th. This form is for siblings (brothers and sisters) for students who are starting Kindergarten next year.  Please note families who do not return this form by December 8th, may lose their priority for a Kindergarten space next year!  This form is available on our website in PDFformat as well. Please fill out and return by December 9th.  Thank you.  

OLGC Scholastic Book Fair 2017

Scholastic books will be available for purchase in the school library from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 29th. I know it’s early to think about Christmas but books make excellent Christmas gifts.  Remember every book we purchase from the Book Fair allows us to purchase more books for our school library. 

OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row-$5 squares for sale

Starting November 29th our OLGC Christmas Concert Front Row squares will be available for purchase for $5 a square.  Bring in your $5 to win the best seats in the house. We are looking for parents to create the boards and volunteer their time to sell squares for work hours.  Please call the office if you can help.

Principal for the Day – Spirit Week 2017

Starting November 29th you can purchase a $5 square that will give your child the chance to be the Principal of OLGC for the day-Thursday, January 25th, 2018.  We are looking for parents to create the boards and volunteer the time to sell squares for work hours.  Please call the office if you can help.

Casual Day for Covenant House – November 30th  

OLGC School will be participating in the Casual Day for Covenant House Thursday, November 30th.  On this day students will not be required to wear their school uniform if they pay $3.00- otherwise they should come to school in their uniform. This is a very worthwhile Youth Outreach program for our Vancouver Youth. Please plan to participate.

OLGC Choirs Concert- December 1st  

Our OLGC Grade 3 and 4 Choir members will be participating in this year’s OLGC Parish Choirs event Friday, December 1st.  Thank you to those choir students who will represent the school.   Tickets for the full event are available at the DBYC Office for $10 each.

Christmas Concert 2017

We are busy practicing for this year's OLGC Christmas production. Our OLGC School Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.  Special thanks to our OLGC staff, especially Mrs. Robson, Mrs. Spagnuolo and Mrs. Ilieff for making this OLGC tradition a reality again this year.  As well, thanks to parents helping out with the play. A suggested minimum admission of $5.00 per person is requested to assist with paying for the items needed for putting on the play.  A grade level costume list for the concert will be sent out shortly.  Thank you for your support.

OLGC Pre-School News

If you have questions about the Pre-School or Out of School Care, please contact Lenny Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Knights in Action

Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winner is Christine (6). Thanks to all our students for participating!

Work Party #4:

Our fourth work party will be Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the school if you plan to attend.  

Maintenance Help

Brian, our OLGC Maintenance Man, is looking for any parents that would like to assist him with small maintenance tasks over the course of the year. Brian generally works Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you want to help, please contact him at 778-863-1874.

Christmas Play Stage Set Up

Brian is looking for a few volunteers to help set-up our stage for this year’s Christmas play.  Set up will be Wednesday, December 13th 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 22nd at 3:00 p.m.  If you want hours and can help, please contact Brian at 778-863-1874. Thank you for your support.

OLGC Out of School Care- Christmas Care

We plan to open our OLGC Childcare facility over the Christmas Holidays.  The hours are as follows:

  • December 27th  to 29th   -8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 27th to 30th  -8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • January 2nd  to January 8th - 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  
  • January 9th  – School re-opens (regular hours)

There will be a drop in fee $30.00 per day.  Please contact Lenny Martins at 604-581-3225 for more information.  If we do not get adequate numbers of students, we will not be able to run the Christmas program.  Deadline for registration and payment is November 30th.

Christmas Concert DVD

We have a parent, Mr. Dimaculangan, that has volunteered to make our Christmas DVD but he needs others that can assist with taking video with a quality camera.  If you can help please contact the school's office.

Important Dates:

  • November 22nd    -PEC Meeting – 6:15 p.m.
  • November 23rd  - Holiday Treats Fundraiser Orders due
  • November 24th     -Funscript Gift Cards Orders due
  • November 27th  -Basketball Season starts
  • November 28th  -Term 1 CSL Report Cards
  • November 29th  -Parent-Teacher Conferences

                          -Scholastic Book Fair

  • November 30th -Casual Day for Covenant House -$3.00
  • December 1st     -Parish Choirs Christmas Concert (DBYC)
  • December 5th     -1st Advent Prayer Service
  • December 8th     -Kindergarten Sibling Registration due
  • December 12th   -2nd Advent Prayer Service
  • December 21st   -3rd Advent Prayer Service
  • December 21st   -Christmas concert 1:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • December 22nd   -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.