OLGC e-Newsletter- May 25th, 2022

May 25th, 2022

Dear Parents,

This week Father Lou, Superintendent of Salesian Youth Ministry for the Salesian province, visited us from New York City to check on our youth in the school and parish community.  He noticed how happy and full of life our kids are.  Stay happy OLGC!

We are saddened by the news of the school shooting in Texas yesterday and pray for their families as they grieve the loss of their children. We are thankful for the safety we experience here at OLGC with our staff and supervisors working together.  We pray for our Mother Mary Help of Christian for the continuation of the safety we feel.

Thank you to our school community to celebrating the feast of Mary the Help of Christians yesterday and special thanks to those who brought in flowers.

School Seismic Work

Our Seismic team from Smith Brothers & Wilson (SBW) continues to work on our school’s seismic renovation project. The work will occur from 3:30 p.m. until 1:00 am nightly until school ends on June 24th.  The project will continue through the summer and trusting all is in place for our re-start September 12th. Fencing has been set up to ensure the safety of all who enter our building. Employees of SBW wear navy blue T Shirt or hoodie with a red SBW logo.

OLGC BBQ Season Neufeld Farms Fundraising

It’s back!  Our Neufeld Farms Fundraiser!  This is our first time doing the BBQ Season ordering with Neufeld’s Farms!  Menu options include Skewers, Burgers, Chicken and Turkey, Surf and Turf, Desserts and more!  A Fundraiser form was sent home last week.

There are no longer order forms.  Please go online (click on the attached link) and place your order.  Once you have placed your order, please send in your cash or cheque to the school office.  From there, the secretary will confirm the orders with payment and submit the payment for your order.

Please use the order link below to place your orders: https://app.neufeldfarms.ca/login

All orders must be in by Sunday, June 5.  All orders and money will be submitted at 9 AM, Monday morning, if ordered on June 5.   Please try to get all orders and money in by Friday, June 3, 2022.  The delivery will be Tuesday, June 14 at 2:30 pm at the school.

Thank you for your support!!

OLGC School Spring Concert/Appreciation Tea-May 26th

Our Spring Concert/Appreciation Tea will be held tomorrow in our Don Bosco Youth Center starting at 1:00 p.m.  This will be an in-person event with parents and members of our OLGC School community attending.  Mr. Pehkonen will have our students present songs with the theme of: Listening.  The following are the requested dress for each grade level performance:

Grade K-2 ocean blue                                      Grade 3- white

Grade 4 lion orange/yellow/brown                   Grade 5 forest green

Grade 6 sun yellow                                          Grade 7 cherry blossom pink

First Communion-May 27th 

Our Grade Two’s First Communion will be this Friday May 27th at 3:30 p.m.  in our OLGC Parish Church.  All are welcome. Please pray for our Grade Two’s as they make their final preparation for this Sacrament. Thank you to Miss Ramirez and her Grade Two team!

Grade 6 Parent Meeting- May 31st

Mr. Wright, Mrs. Quickert, Miss Manuel, Mr. Pehkeonen will hold a short mandatory Grade 6 Parent Meeting, May 31st at 3:00 p.m. in the Grade 7 classroom to discuss next year's Grade 7 Outdoor Education and Grade 7 Band program. Please ensure one adult family representative attends.

New Kindergarten Open House – June 3rd  

On June 3rd our new Kindergarten students entering OLGC will meet their teacher and a ½ of their classmates. We look forward to seeing these bright faces as they join our OLGC community.

Curriculum Development and Assessment Pro –D – June 3rd         

On June 3rd our teachers will continue developing curriculum and improve assessment. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Please ensure prompt pick-up on this day.

OLGC Fun Day- June 17th 

Fun Day will be held on Friday, June 17th. More information on teams will follow. All students will participate in 8 events. Please ensure that your children are prepared for all types of weather. Please note that students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.   We will begin the day with Mass at 9:00 a.m. We will need parent volunteers to run stations with our teachers this OLGC Fun Day.  Please contact the office ASAP if you can help.  Hours done in June are applied to the 2022-2023 school year.

Confirmation –June 20th   

Our Grade 7 Class will receive the sacrament of Confirmation Monday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m. Students and sponsors are required to attend the Confirmation practice scheduled for Friday, June 17th at 6:20 p.m.

Student Pick up/Drop Off

Thank you for adhering to our OLGC School drop-off and pick up protocols.  Please be aware of moving vehicles in our parking lots. Students may not arrive prior to 8:30 a.m. as parent supervisors are not available to supervise prior to this time. Our morning bell rings at 8:45 a.m. to start our day and our Salesian priests’ morning message. Please have your child here at school for this time. Pick up is at 2:50 p.m. and due to construction crews starting soon after, prompt pick up is required.

Please do not park in handicapped parking spots unless you have a tag to do so.

OLGC Preschool

Our OLGC Preschool is in full swing. Preschool is for 3 and 4 year olds and we have begun registration for next year.  If you have questions about the Preschool please contact Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225.

OLGC Out of School Care

We continue to run our before and after school program. If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. 

Work Party:

Our next work party is Saturday, June 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please sign up in advance. Thank you.

Work Hours Opportunities

Mr. Brian Guze will oversee deep cleaning in each classroom as needed to assist families in completing their 30 work hours commitment once all students and staff have left their classrooms on his work days, usually Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you are interested in doing so please contact the school’s office at 604-581-3154 for Brian to schedule.

Work Hours

Parent Work Hours- Due May 31st

All parent work hours are to be completed by May 31st at OLGC School and are to be submitted via the OLGC Work Google forms.  Here is the link to do so:


Uniform Ordering- Online   

The uniform order forms for next year have been updated on our school website and are available for online order at www.topmarks.ca
Please click here for uniform ordering information.
NEW THIS YEAR Top Marks will be here at the school for fitting sessions on Monday, June 13th from 3pm to 7pm.  The fittings will take place on the upper floor of the Don Bosco Youth Center.  To attend a fitting session, parents will have to book an appointment.  See page 3 of this attached pdf as details on how to book an appointment are included in the order form.  If you need to update your child’s uniform, it is a good idea to come to the fitting sessions.  As introduced a few years ago, girls do have the option of wearing dress pants as an approved uniform item.  Samples of all uniform items will be available at the fitting sessions. 
Many current uniforms are nearing their best before date so please order now to look sharp at OLGC Best in BC!

Edu Pac Orders

2022-23 Grade 2 to 7 please order your EduPac school supplies ASAP for delivery in early June.

Late orders can be shipped to your house or picked up at their store.

OLGC Knights in Action

The school would like to recognize the efforts of those who do random acts of kindness throughout the year. Congratulations to our Knights in Action for displaying random acts of kindness.  This week’s Knight in Action winners are: Grade 7 divider and riser mover teams, Thanks to all our students for participating.

Holy Cross Basketball Skills Camp

CAMP #1 JULY 4th-8th

Session #1 9:00am-11:30am for Gr 3/4/5 boys and girls

Session #2 12:00pm-3:00pm for Gr 6/7/8 boys and girls

Camp #2 July 11th-15th

Session #1 9:00am - 11:30am for Gr 3/4/5 boys and girls

Session #2 12:00pm - 3:00pm for Gr 6/7/8 boys and girls

How to register for the camp:

1.) Go to www.hcboysbasketball.com and complete the registration form.

It is limited space and first come first serve.

2.) Print and Sign Waiver Form and bring cash/cheque on the first day of the camp.

Cost: $125.00 includes prizes and daily Gatorade.

3.) Bring signed waiver form and payment to the first day of camp.

Make Cheques payable to Crusader Basketball Club

Important Dates:

  • May 26th            -OLGC Spring Concert – 1:00 p.m. 
  • May 27th            -Grade 2 First Communion – 3:30 p.m.
  • May 31st            -Gr.6 Parents Outdoor Ed. & Band Meeting (3:00 p.m.)
  • June 1st              -CISVA Track & Field Championships Day 1
  • June 3rd             -New K Open House

                                      -Curriculum Planning – 12:00 p.m. Dismissal

  • June 8th             -CISVA Track & Field Championships Day 2
  • June 17th           -Fun Day – 12:00 p.m. Dismissal
  • June 20th           -Preschool Graduation in DBYC
  • June 20th           -Confirmation -7:00 p.m.
  • June 22nd           -Grade 7 Farewell -9:00 a.m. Mass 

                                                                    -10:30 a.m. Awards

                                                                    -12:00 Lunch

  • June 23rd           -School Virtues Awards – 9:00 a.m. DBYC
  • June 24th           -Last Day of School – 10:30 a.m. Dismissal
  • September 12th -School Re-opens- Full Day