OLGC e-Newsletter- October 6th, 2021

October 20th, 2021

Dear Parents,

Next week Our Grade 2 and 7 students will lead our Living Rosary via Zoom next Wednesday October 27th.  Please send in potted flowers to honour our Mother Mary on this day.

The OLGC Parish Education Committee welcomes Mr. Jason Dimaculangan to the OLGC PEC. The PEC’s task is to work closely with the Pastor and Principal to ensure that the goals and objectives of the school are being met and that the policies and guidelines of the CISVA Society are followed. Thank you to all working on this committee.

COVID -19

Thank you for following the protocols in our OLGC School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan. Thank you for completing a daily health check, staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask and maintaining personal space while at OLGC School. There is a lot of sniffling and coughing lately so please stay home if you are showing symptoms. Please find an  updated Heath Check sent from the Provincial government to schools.

If and when notifications come from Fraser Health we will follow what Fraser Heath directs us and to whom the information is to be shared with. Thank you for your continue understanding.

Seismic Siren Test/Shake Out 2021

Earlier today the CISVA Seismic Siren system was tested and students and staff reacted appropriately by following the drop, cover and hold protocol. In conducting this drill today OLGC joined with the province as well with millions of people worldwide in being prepared for an earthquake.

Professional Development Day – October 22nd   

OLGC will participate in the Provincial Professional Development Day this Friday, October 22nd. 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.

October 29th - All Hallows Eve Events (Spirit and Dress-up Day).

In anticipation of Halloween on Sunday October 31st, students will be allowed to come to school in a costume Friday, October 29th. We ask that students dress-up in their favorite saint, fairy tale, cartoon, movie, sports or other non -violent or non- scary characters. Please refrain from dressing up as characters PG-13 and over. Some current shows on TV and streaming services are not appropriate at the Elementary school level. 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 ask that all students bring in a food donation to support our efforts for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Surrey Food Bank on this day.

Shared treats may not be brought to school at this time due to the pandemic.

However, we will accept candy donations for the Agape Street Ministries to be brought in Monday, November 1st.

We will hold a virtual short costume grade gallery walk via Zoom in the auditorium once students are settled in their classrooms.    

School Photos

Please order on-line ASAP as mentioned in your packages sent home. Retakes are scheduled for November 3rd.

Communicating Student Learning Progress Reports

This year your child’s First Term Communicating Student Learning Reports will include proficiency descriptor terms of: Emerging, Developing, Proficient and Extending.  Teachers will shortly begin collecting data to create reports for send out November 30th

Parent Teacher Interviews- December 1st  

As we continue through this Covid-19 pandemic we will only hold our parent teacher interviews  via telephone or Zoom calls again this year. Students will be at home for this day as in the past – No School.  Communication between home and school is continuous at this point via different platforms and e-mail and will suffice at this point. For those that feel the need to talk with your child’s teacher we plan to send out an online Google Form to register for a time in the coming weeks prior to December 1st. A link to the form will be sent out in November.

Call for OLGC Parish Altar Servers

The Parish is planning on a start-up for Altar servers training – if there are enough interested kids. For students in Grades 3 to 7 who are interested please fill in this Registration form and drop it off at the OLGC Parish Office in the DBYC or visit the office to register.

Student Pick up/Drop Off

There is no fire lane student drop off at this time. Please park your vehicle, put on your mask and line up with your child(ren) at the entry point at the south gate entrance (DBYC side).  For the students’ safety please drive safe and be aware of moving traffic. The crosswalk supervisor is clearly identified as he/she is wearing a fluorescent construction vest. Please remember that we are all in this together and are here to protect our children, so please follow the directions from the parking supervisors so as not to make their important job any more stressful. Thank you for your cooperation!

Thank you for following drop off and pick up times with families with last names A to M dropping off students at 8:45 am and pick up at 2:45 p.m. and families with last names N to Z dropping off students at 8:50 am and picking up at 2:50 p.m.

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.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE HANDICAPPED PARKING STALLS UNLESS YOU HAVE A ANDICAPPED TAG TO DO SO. THANK YOU.

Parent Supervision Responsibilities

Please carefully review the requirements of Parent A and B in front of your child’s OLGC Student Planner.  Notice that you are requested, for the safety of our students, to arrive in advance of 8:15 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. for duty. Parents are to set up and take down supervision cones and sanitation stations.

Visitors &Visitors Tags

Parent and Visitor access will continue to be limited in the school building at this time unless you have an appointment and/or for educational reasons.  If you do enter the building you must fill out a health check form and follow all safety protocols in our OLGC School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan, wear a visitor tag and wear a mask. Parents are NOT to go to their child’s classroom during instructional times.  Supplies and lunches should not be left at the office, as your children needs to bring all items to school daily.

Parent Participation

Thank you for helping to keep OLGC School great. Just a reminder that parents are responsible for keeping an account of the number of hours worked.  We have moved to full use of our Google forms work hours tracking, submission and approval of hours. 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.

Absentees

It is very important that you call the school office by 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent or late. 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.

Extra-curricular Sports

We are well into our competitive season against local schools in volleyball and soccer.

Go Knights Go! Thank you for following our spectator policy of no indoor access in conjunction with our local Fraser Valley Zone schools. 

OLGC Preschool

Our OLGC Preschool is following our OLGC School Communicable Disease Prevention Plan and continue to deliver its program. We currently have 37 Preschoolers registered.  Preschool is for 3 and 4 year olds.  If you have questions about the Preschool and would like to register please contact Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. We still have some spaces available in our afternoon classes.

OLGC Out of School Care

Our OLGC Before and After School care is in session and is following the school’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan. If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at

604-581-3225.

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 throughout the year. Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s winners are Bohdi (K), Jasmine (K), Frankie (2), Noah (3), Jillian (3), Andre C (6), David (6), Lauryn (6), Alize (7), Mariam (7), Alexis (7). Thanks to all our students for participating.

R.I.P. Tony Bouwman

Please pray for the repose of the soul of one of our OLGC Alumni Tony Bouwman from many years ago. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Important dates:

  • October 22nd         -Pro-D No School
  • October 27th         -Living Rosary
  • October 29th         -Halloween Spirit Day –Zoom Gallery Walk
  • November 1st       -All Saints Day
  • November 3rd       -Photo Retakes
  • November 6th       -Work Party #3
  • November 10th     -Remembrance Day Mass
  • November 11th     -Remembrance Day – No School
  • November 12th     -Assessment & Evaluation Pro-D – No School
  • November 19th     -CISVA Networking Day – Pro-D – No School