OLGC e-Newsletter- February 24th, 2021

February 24th, 2021

Dear Parents,

Today at OLGC and across the province of BC we wore Pink to say NO to Bullying.  Students at OLGC are reminded to stop bullying when they see it, tell their teacher or someone in authority and to remember to use their WITS.  Please see our Catholic Independent Schools’ website under “committed to bully free schools” at cisva.bc.ca.  On this website we are reminded that “Policies alone do not bring about change. Hearts, minds, and souls should be centered on respect for the human person".

Our Grade 6 class under the leadership of Miss Manuel and Mrs. Olsen lead a virtual assembly today via pre –recorded YouTube video to aid all in understanding bullying and how to try to stop it. See the video here: https://youtu.be/fN_v_lAZUI0.

Our Grade 6 class's "Lift Each Other Up" (anti bullying) song was show on Global TV earlier this morning and played on CKNW 980 AM as well.

Pink Shirt Day Social Media / Facebook page. The organizers of the CKNW Pink Shirt Day were so impressed with the song and loved the message that they want everyone in BC to hear and see our awesome kids. WAY TO GO GRADE 6!

OLGC School Safety Plan

We have updated our school safety plan as directed by the BC Ministry of Education and Health and it is available for viewing on our olgcschool.ca website.  

OLGC Daily Health Checks

Thank you for continuing to do your daily health checks with your child and sending your child(ren) with masks to school each day. Please remain vigilant in completing health checks daily via the OLGC Daily Health Screening Check List or the Daily heath check app provided by the Province of BC daily: https://www.k12dailycheck.gov.bc.ca/healthcheck?execution=e2s1

If you or your child(ren) are sick, stay home. Thank you for your continued understanding and patience during these pandemic times.

FSA 2021

The Grades 4 and 7 Foundation Skills Assessment has started and will run until March 11, 2021.  

Communicating Student Learning Reports-Term 2  

OLGC Second Term Reports are starting to be written by your child’s classroom teacher.  CSL Reports will not be sent out prior to March 11th.  If you are not able to pick up your child’s report you will receive it on the next school day which is March 29th.  Thank you for understanding the time and effort put into completing student reports.  

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences- March 12th –by request

In light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, teaching staff will hold parent/teacher/students conferences at the request of the teacher or parent via telephone or Zoom calls on March 12th. There will no school March 12th in order to facilitate conferencing. Communication between home and school remains continuous at this point via different platforms and e-mail. Students will be sent home with an accompanying student work portfolio with their report card March 11th.  Thank you for your understanding. Pray we get back to normal soon.

Grade 3 Miracle of the Month Video

Please see our Grade 3 miracle of the month video of Jesus healing the 10 Lepers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_QOhNJ1Zuc

OLGC Basketball 2021

Thank you to all the coaches for volunteering their time to coach this season, as well as all the students for working hard on their skills. Congratulations to the following students on placing in their cohort skills competitions:

Grade 5 Boys:

Free throw contest:       Mikan Drill:        Obstacle Course:

1. Kailo                           1.Kailo                   1. Kailo

2. Keion                          2.Keion                  2.Keion

3. Kane                           3.Kane                    3.Kane

Grade 5 Girls:

Free throw contest:      Mikan Drill:        Obstacle Course:

1.Charlotte                     1.Kaia                   1.Lauryn

2.Kaia                             2.Maja                   2.Michelle

3.Maja                            3.Akisha                3.Maja

Grade 6 Boys:

Free throw contest:      Mikan Drill:        Obstacle Course:

1.Paolo                           1.Maverick            1.Paolo

2.Maverick                     2.Paolo                 2.Maverick

3.Michael                       3.Zachary             3.Zachary

Grade 6 Girls:

Free throw contest:      Mikan Drill:         Obstacle Course:

1.Alize                            1.Natasha               1.Jenais

2.Kalissa                         2.Kalissa                2.Keira

3.Jenais                          3.Jenais                   3.Natasha

Grade 7 Boys:

Free throw contest:      Mikan Drill:         Obstacle Course:

1.Anjo                            1.Leon                    1.Leon

2.Marko                         2.Marko                  2.Marko

3.Jaxon                           3.Vedric                 3.Jaxon

Grade 7 Girls:

Free throw contest:      Mikan Drill:         3 point Contest:

1.Lindsay                       1.Lindsay               1.Kaitlin

2.Kaitlin                         2.Kaitlin                 2.Lindsay

3.Mila                            3.Mila                     3.Mila

Ribbons have been ordered and are on their way. This concludes our basketball season. Go Knights Go!!!

OLGC Sports

Mr. Egitto will begin his lunchtime intramural skills program shortly.

Mission Toy Sale 2021 will be postponed this year due to COVID.

Please hold off on sending in any items. Thank you.

Student Pick up/Drop Off

Thank you for adhering to the new drop off and pick up protocols.  Please be reminded to park and walk your children to the daily check-in point.  Please be aware of moving vehicles. On rainy days you may line up as a family under the covered entrance of the Church prior to 8:30 a.m. but you are encouraged to stay in your car with your child until access is granted. Students should not be dropped off as was the practice pre-COVID. Park and walk, please and thank you.

Parents please be aware that from time to time people in the area may look for cash handouts or even a ride somewhere while in our parking lot or in front of the church. Please do not give money to strangers nor offer a ride to anyone you do not know. I know it is our Christian duty to help those in need but keep yourself and others save by not giving to those just asking, rather direct them to the food bank or support services in the area. Stay Aware! Stay Safe!

Parent Participation 2020-21 Google From

Thank you for continuing to support our school with your time and talents. Please submit your work hours via the OLGC Work Google forms on-line going forward. Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ81uzUoKxoAVwA1BmFH-mK6NsvMACgDN1u5_r2xOD3U19kw/viewform.

Last Friday an update of your completed hours were sent home. Check your child’s planners.

For questions regarding work hours please contact the OLGC PEC for further clarification.

OLGC Preschool

Our OLGC Preschool is in full swing and is following the school’s health and safety protocols.  We have started registrations for September 2021. 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 following the school’s health and safety protocols.  If you need the care call Mrs. Martins at 604-581-3225. 

Work Party:

Our next work party will be March 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Space is limited as per PHO guidelines. Brian has specific protocols for work parties to enable social distancing.

Work Hours Opportunities

Mr. Guze will oversee extra classroom cleaning as needed to aid families in completing their 30 work hours once all students and staff have left their classrooms on his work days. Contact the school’s office at 604-581-3154 for Brian to schedule.

Over Spring Break – March 15th to March 25th Brian will oversee socially distanced work tasks as needed. Contact Brian at 778 863-1874 to schedule.

Sexuality and Your Child Meetings – Gr. 4, 5, 6 & 7

Parents of Grade 4, 5, 6, & 7 students will attend to Sexuality and Your Child sessions via Love Ed. videos viewed from your homes this year.  Login information will be sent to parents on how to access in early March.  You will need to set up an account and login info in order to view. Parents this year will truly be the first educators of their children in this domain.

OLGC School 2021-2022 Registration

Registration packages will be sent out following the OLGC PEC Meeting February 26th.  This year completed registration packages will be accepted via your eldest child who will hand them in to your classroom teacher who will then forward them to the school’s office. Please check your Fee Category right away; if you have any questions or concerns regarding this please make an appointment with Fr. John or your pastor.

OLGC Knights in Action
We 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 winner is Hecent (2). Thanks to all our students for participating.

Excuse/Absentee Notes

Please submit any excuse or absentee notes to the office if you have been away from school.

PERSONAL BEST BOARD

Congratulations to the following students for the excellent work displayed on the

February Personal Best Board”.  Keep up the Good Work!

 

K    Nicolle Contreras             Peter Guiang                           Gemma Saggers                     

       Inigo Valdez                    Kaeden Zapanta

 

1.    Aurea Ablang                   Jasmaine Campos                    Jayden Reynon

 

2.   Joaquin Dimaculangan      Zara Villanueva

    

3.  Benedict Bajen                  Caleb Bandong      

   

4.   Eliana Hazelman               Marcus Juco                            Annette Mabi

      Jamie Magtibay                 Annalisa Mathew

 

5.   Andre Correa                    Kaelyn Pham                           Michelle Tran

                         

6.   All Grade 6 students for the YouTube video  “Lift Each Other Up”  (Pink Day)

 

7.   Nayden Cabase                 Yusuf Jimenez                                    Emily Madrazo

      Aleighya Reyes

Important Dates:

  • February 24th    -Pink Shirt Day- No Bullying
  • March 10th        -2021-2022 Registrations due (TBD)
  • March 10th        -Sexuality & Your Child Meetings (Gr.4,5, 6 & 7)- (Love Ed)
  • March 11th         -Term 2 CSL’s (Report Cards) sent home
  • March 11th         -Green Day
  • March 12th        -Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences via Zoom etc
  • March 15th- March 28th -Spring Break
  • March 29th        -School re-opens
  • April 1st             -Holy Thursday/in Class-retreat- ½ day
  • April 2nd            -Good Friday – No School – Go to Stations
  • April 3rd             -Easter Sunday
  • April 4th             -Easter Monday – No School

Sent home via eldest child:

  • March Calendar
  • March Supervision Calendar