OLGC e-Newsletter- September 20th, 2017

September 20th, 2017


Dear Parents,

We welcome Father Vince to OLGC from New Jersey. He will be visiting us for the next few weeks.  Father remarked on the great choir he heard sing yesterday morning. Way to go Grade 1,2,3 Choir members! He also reminded us to do our daily ordinary deeds extraordinarily well.

We have experienced some recent vandalism at the school. Although as yet no one has gained access to the school we have had two windows broken and one of our storage area locks removed.  Please keep an extra eye out for things that looks suspicious beyond school hours.  We do have surveillance cameras and we have identified most of the perpetrators.

Students may not be left on the playground before 8:15 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. as there is no supervision.  Students left before and beyond these times may be sent to the OLGC Before and After School program and be charged the daily drop in fee. Please ensure that you have made arrangements prior to coming to school for your child to be promptly picked up!  If there is an emergency, please call the office.

2017 Lap-A-Thon

We will hold our one and only Annual Fundraiser, the OLGC Lap-a-Thon October 6th.  Remember to continue to collect pledges and send them into your classroom teacher. The prize this year is an iPad mini thanks to a donation from Columbia  Business Systems. If you are interested in volunteering – working on your 30 hours - in the backfield, handing out treats to students, and assisting with the supervision of students during the Lap-a-Thon, please contact the office.   

The winner of  the draw to waive 30 parent participation hours for getting in pledges at our Meet The Teacher night this  school year is the Pielak family.  Congratulations! All Lap-A- Thon pledges are due by October 1st. 

Happy 60th Anniversary OLGC School

As mentioned at our Meet the Teacher meeting we are looking for those who would like to assist in planning this year's 60th Anniversary. A celebration planning committee will be created and Work hours will be given.  Please contact Mrs. Palitti (OLGC Alumnia) at the school.


We will continue to run our e-newsletter again this school year.  If you are a new family to OLGC School or a family that is having difficulty receiving the newsletter please email newsletter @olgc-school.ca.  If you do not receive a copy of our e-newsletter, see the PDF copy on the school's website at olgcschool.ca. If you do not have computer access please advise the school office for a paper copy.  

Twitter - @OLGCSurrey

OLGC School is now on Twitter. Please rely on our olgcschool.ca website and newsletter for consistent weekly information updates. Tweet away!

Notice of Filming

Please be informed that Fill In The Blank Studios is flying a small remotely piloted aircraft in our area Thursday, September 21st, 2017.  If you have any questions please call 778-241-4030.


Thank you to our uniform team.  As you know, or may not know, these parents volunteer their time, even throughout summer vacation time, to meet all our needs to the best of their ability. Students are required to be in full uniform (sweaters and shoes) for each day.  Please continue to check your child uniform regularly.

OLGC Preschool

Our OLGC Preschool has a few spots available. If you have questions about the Preschool please contact Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Out of School Care- Expanded Program and Space

We can accommodate up to 50 students in our OLGC Out of School Care. We currently have 32 registered.  If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. 

Supervision Duty Days

Please remember it is of vital importance for our children’s safety that supervision is covered.  As you know it is your responsibility to complete your supervision days.  If for any reason you are unable to cover your days you must find someone who will cover your schedule.  Please do not phone the school office to get coverage-it is your responsibility to contact a replacement. 

Visitor Tags

For the safety of our students and staff, all visitors and parents are required to report to the secretary’s office where a “Visitor” tag will be issued.  Parents are NOT to go to their child’s classroom during instructional times.  Supplies and lunches should not need to be left at the office. Please encourage your children to bring all needed items to school daily.

Parent Participation

Just a reminder that parents are responsible for keeping an account of the number of hours worked.  In your registration package, there was a “Parent Work Program Tracking Sheet”.  This sheet is to be taken with you whenever you are doing hours.  You are to have a  coordinator/supervisor sign your sheet right away. Contact the office if you need new sheet.  It is important to note that parents complete their own work hours. Nobody else can do your work hours unless approval is given by the PEC.  Also, 30 is the minimum. Many parents do much more, and we thank you all so much for your commitment to our children and OLGC School.


It is very important that you call the school by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late.  This will save us calling you to check if your child is home.  Upon returning to school, your child must bring a note to the classroom teacher explaining the reason for the absence and stating the day(s) absent.  This information is required for our annual attendance audit that determines our government funding for the year.

Change in Information

It is critical that you inform the school office immediately if you have moved, changed your home or work number, or have a new emergency contact.  A child may become ill and need to go home during the day.  If our files are not updated, it can be upsetting for your child if we can’t reach you.  Please call our school secretary if you have made any changes to your information over the summer.

Extra-curricular Sports

Students have begun participating in our fall extra-curricular sporting activities that are offered at OLGC. Have a great season to all of our student athletes.

Terry Fox Run

We will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 28th.  Each child is asked to “bring in a toonie for Terry”.  Mr. Egitto will hold an assembly for the students the day before to inform and educate them on the life and mission of Terry Fox.  Help find the cure!

CISVA Cross Country Championships - October 3rd

Our Cross Country Team is competing in the CISVA Cross Country Championships at Swanguard Stadium Wednesday, October 3rd.  Many thanks to our parent volunteers and coaches for helping to prepare the team for this competition. This meet is for both competitive and fun run students.  Mr. Egitto will send out meet specific information shortly.

Please note that  it is each family's responsibility to find rides for their student athletes.  Parent hours will be provided for driving rides to other students.

Work Party:

Our first work party will be Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact the school if you plan to attend.  For our new families, the work party consists of doing maintenance tasks around the school and offers parents an opportunity to work on your 30 hours work commitment.

Due to the Thanksgiving long weekend our October work party will be moved from October 7th to October 14th.

T &T

We are looking for a parent to run our T&T gift card program.  If you are interest in doing this for work hours please contact the office today.

Part of the requirement is to drive out to the Richmond office to collect and pay for the gift cards.

OLGC Knights in Action

Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winner is Vernon (6) for helping out our door monitors all week without being asked. Thanks to all our students for participating.

Important dates:

  • September 23rd   -Work Party #1
  • September 28th   -Terry Fox Run
  • October 6th         -OLGC Lap-A-Thon - 12:15 p.m. Dismissal
  • October 9th        -Thanksgiving (NO SCHOOL)
  • October 14th       -Work Party #2