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Gator Gab – Week #34 – May 13-17, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #34 – May 13-17, 2019

Below is a peak at some important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Happy Mother’s Day Gator Moms! Thanks for Who Your Are and ALL You Do! 

A Prayer for Mothers

Where would we be without our mother’s love? Lord,
bless our mothers with wisdom to teach and guide their
children in a way that will help them to follow You and
to become men and women who will be pleasing in Your sight.

Give all mothers the patience to deal with the difficulties
of their job and, most of all, give them a special blessing as
they care so lovingly for the gifts that You have allowed them the honor of raising.

Amen

Catholic Education Week was Wonderful!

Our Week long celebration of our FAITH and of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week this past week was WONDERFUL! Our Gator Community truly was “Living as Joyful Disciples,” and just a sample of events are captured below (i.e. OLOG Wordle – all students voices captured, Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament, Folk Dance Team performs at WCDSB Annual Festival, etc.)

Transportation Survey

We are asking parents and/or guardians to participate in a survey about their student’s journey to school. The purpose of the survey is to get a better understanding of the thoughts and opinions of the student’s journey to school. We have created surveys for students using the school bus and for students who use other forms of transportation like walking or biking to school. Our goal is to enhance the student’s experience and to improve our services in the future. The survey typically takes 5 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday, June 14th, 2019.

If you have any questions in regards to the surveys please contact the Morgan Potts at (519) 744-7575, extension 229 or at morgan_potts@stswr.ca.

Thank you for providing your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken and will actively use it to improve our services to you in the future!

Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR)

Transported Students Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YwWy_uOoivH9fuAi1vijGlpKgAeyEzio3dPVp_bvjCY/edit

Students in the Walk Zone https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m2TuB8c6xKF9VelV4uV1HpmI3gzMievYqsNw4aEKXdc/edit

 

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, May 13th

  • International Students – students from Colombia start in our Junior Classrooms today – Welcome!
  • Homework Club 3:40-4:40

Tuesday, May 14th

  • June Pizza Orders –  online ordering is now available to place your orders on School Cash Online for June pizza days.  Please note any school trips that your child is taking in order to avoid ordering pizza on days when your child will not be at school for lunch.  Online ordering for June will be available until Tuesday, May 28th.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – today at RIM Park

Wednesday, May 15th

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – dress comfortably and bring your water bottle for today’s fun event!
  • Pottery to Go (Primary Division)
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – REMINDER that popcorn is now SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your support this year!
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, May 16th

  • Pottery to Go (Primary Division)
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot
  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for May 

Friday, May 17th

  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – @ 1:15 p.m. in Gym
  • EcoTeam – Nature Walk through the woods

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Puppet Play for JK/SK & Grade 1’s – May 21st
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten trip to Donkey Sanctuary – May 22nd
  • Trip to Toronto for Grade 8’s – May 23rd
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s H.S. – May 23rd
  • School Track and Field Meet at University Stadium – May 24th
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Cannabis Workshop – Gr. 8’s at Wilfrid Laurier – May 29th
  • KPL Visit – Rm. 10 (May 30th – AM)
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
  • KW Art Gallery trip for Rm 10 & 11 – June 4th
  • First Communion Retreat Day (Gr. 2’s at Blessed Sacrament) – June 5th
  • Dental Screening (JK/SK & Gr. 2) – June 5th (PM)
  • Cross Country Meet at Bechtel Park – June 5th
  • KW Humane Society Visit – June 6th & 7th
  • Gr. 1 & 2 Trip to African Lion Safari – June 6th
  • Sacrament of First Holy Communion @ Blessed Sacrament Church – 3:30 on June 8th
By |2019-05-12T21:34:20-04:00May 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gator Gab – Week #34 – May 13-17, 2019

News Flash

NFL Popcorn Sales

Popcorn is sold out!  Thank you for your support of our popcorn sales this year!  All money raised supports our NFL programme!

Folk Dance Rehearsal

Please note the following revision to information sent on our Sunday Gator Gab:  Folk Dance Rehearsal is on Thursday at 2:30 pm.

Family Mass

Reminder that tonight is our Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church – starts at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Gator Gab – Week #33 – May 6-10, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #33 – May 6-10, 2019

Below is a peak at some important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Catholic Education Week – May 5th-10th 

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a weeklong celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Living as Joyful Disciples,” and reminds us that although you have not seen Him, you love Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 8

Pope Francis said, “Today’s world stands in great need of witnesses, not so much of teachers, but rather of witnesses.  It’s not so much about speaking, but rather speaking with our whole lives.”  Being a witness of Faith and evangelization takes courage.  Do not be afraid to fail.  “If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents.” 

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Please see the link below – that captures some of the wonderful Catholic Education Week Activities happening at Our Lady of Grace School …

Catholic Education Week OLOG Pamphlet 2018-19

OLOG Family Mass – Tuesday, May 7th – Blessed Sacrament Church @ 6:30 PM – All are WELCOME so please join us if you are able … 

Our Lady of Grace’s Family Mass is this Tuesday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church.  All students and staff of Our Lady of Grace are welcome to attend.  Following Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Center, where light snacks and refreshments will be provided and we will take a moment to thank our AWESOME Volunteers – thanks for all you do volunteers!

 

Mudpuppy Chase Road Race Today 

The Mudpuppy Chase is a wonderful event and was held this past weekend on Sunday, May 5th at the University of Waterloo. The warm weather, sun shine and wonderful spirit of all participants made this day truly special for all. We are grateful to Rotary Club for all that it does in our community to fund programs that make a difference in the lives of others – thanks!

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Event May 15th

Our Kick-off took place on Friday and the energy from Mrs. Swatridge and her team of student athletes who shared their basketball and skipping skills was AWESOME. The GATORS were fired up in the gym and we look forward to the big event on May 15th … please keep getting those pledges Gators as Heart Health is so very important for us ALL! Lets work together to continue to help save lives through medical treatments and proactive education!

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, May 6th

  • Catholic Education Week Kick-off –  Classroom Wordle Activity
  • Homework Club 3:40-4:40

Tuesday, May 7th

  • Catholic Education Week OLOG – OPEN HOUSE (AM) 
  • Our Lady of Grace Family Mass – 6:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church – Food and fellowship for ALL will follow in the parish hall and we will extend a thank you as well to our #ologawesome Volunteers
  • Mental Health Week – this is mental health week in our region and the teachers and students will touch on various ways we can promote good mental health

Wednesday, May 8th

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, May 9th

  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for May
  • Catholic Education Week OLOG – OPEN HOUSE (PM) 
  • Folk Dance Dress Rehearsal 1:15 PM in the GYM (for students) 
  • Folk Dance Festival @ 7:00 p.m. at the Kitchener Auditorium (for parents) 

Friday, May 10th

  • Easter Mass – Blessed Sacrament Church @ 10:15 a.m. (NOTE: Please ensure that all permission forms have been completed on School Cash Online)

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • some International Students from Colombia start in Junior Classrooms – May 13th
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Pottery to Go (Primary Division) – May 15th and 16th
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot – May 16th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 1:15 p.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten trip to Donkey Sanctuary – May 22nd
  • Trip to Toronto for Grade 8’s – May 23rd
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s H.S. – May 23rd
  • School Track and Field Meet at University Stadium – May 24th
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
By |2019-05-05T21:37:32-04:00May 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gator Gab – Week #33 – May 6-10, 2019

WE Are Rafikis Fundraising Campaign

WE Are Rafikis Fundraising Campaign

Hello Grace Gators! 

The WE Team is initiating our WE Are Rafikis campaign which helps empower artisans in developing communities to earn a living and build a better future.  This Mother’s Day we are honoring moms globally by purchasing a rafiki – a versatile piece of jewelry that can be wrapped as a bracelet, necklace or anklet – which is handmade by “Mamas” in Kenya.  Through purchases, we are helping each woman who made them earn a sustainable income, allowing them to send their children to school.

The cost of each rafiki is $10.00.  We Team members will be taking rafiki orders from Wednesday May 1 to Friday May 3rd (so that they can be delivered by Mother’s Day).    Cash online is also available to purchase rafikis from April 30th until May 2nd.

        

Preview the Rafiki at: https://ca.shop.metowe.com/products/mother-s-day-rafiki-bracelet  

Thank you,

WE Team!

 

 

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Gator Gab #32 – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #32 – Apr. 29th-May 3rd, 2019

WOW – the month of MAY is here already! Below is a peak at important information items followed by our Week ahead …

OLOG Family Mass – Tuesday, May 7th – Blessed Sacrament Church @ 6:30 PM – Catholic Education Week 

Save the date!  Our Lady of Grace School Council has arranged to celebrate our Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Tuesday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm.  This invitation is for all students and staff of Our Lady of Grace.  Following Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Centre, where light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Information sheets for the Family Mass were sent home with oldest and only students — if you plan to attend, please complete the bottom portion of this sheet and return it to your child’s teacher no later than April 30th.

Last week information was  sent home to invite any volunteers to our Family Mass as well in order that staff can take the opportunity to recognize and say “thank you” to all those who have volunteered during the school year ….  whether you helped a little (one field trip) or you helped a lot (regular Strong Start volunteer), YOU made a difference for our students at OLOG and we want to say thanks, so to please reply on the RSVP slip to let us know whether or not you are able to attend.

Mudpuppy Chase Road Race – May 5th – Gators will be there!

Do you have to run to sign up for the Mudpuppy?  Absolutely not!  Many people walk the 3K and still get the benefit of a post race lunch and fun with their family.  It is a great celebration for a good cause.  Please consider joining our team.  Time is running out!  Race packages will be delivered to the school soon!

http://mudpuppychaseroadrace.com/

The Mudpuppy Chase Road Race is a family friendly race that takes place at the David Johnston Research & Technology Park every May. The event is put on by the Kitchener-Grand River Rotary and all proceeds go to helping out children’s charities in the Waterloo Region

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, Apr. 29th

  • Homework Club 3:40-4:40

Tuesday, Apr. 30th

  • Beacon of Hope Breakfast – Congratulations Oscar Garcia Ortiz! This year’s OLOG Gr. 8 Beacon’s of Hope Award Winner!
  • Family Mass/Volunteer Invites – please ensure that these replies are sent back to school by today
  • School Council Meeting – @ 6:30 p.m. in the library

Wednesday, May 1st

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit
  • KW Art Gallery Trip – Kindergarten (Room 12)
  • Choir Rehearsal – 12:15 in the library
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for May
  • Cross Country Team Training after school

Friday, May 3rd

  •  Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Kick-off Assembly
  • Cross Country Team Training after school

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Catholic Education Week – starts May 5th – PROUD of the GIFT of Catholic Education and a school community alive with FAITH!
  • Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Festival – May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)
  • Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 10th @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Pottery to Go (Primary Division) – May 15th and 16th
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot – May 16th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 1:15 p.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten trip to Donkey Sanctuary – May 22nd
  • Trip to Toronto for Grade 8’s – May 23rd
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s H.S. – May 23rd
  • School Track and Field Meet at University Stadium – May 24th
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
By |2019-04-28T21:15:51-04:00April 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gator Gab #32 – April 29 – May 3, 2019

Gator Gab – Week #31 – April 22-26, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #31 – Apr. 22nd-26th, 2019

Below is a peak at important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Happy Easter and Continued Blessings Gators – He is Risen! Alleluia!

A huge thank you goes out to our AWESOME Gr. 7 students who lead our school community on Holy Thursdays as we gather together to pray the Stations of the Cross – the dramatization (tableau) and readings were extremely powerful and remind us of Jesus’ tremendous LOVE FOR US ALL and the true power of HIS RESURRECTION!

OLOG Family Mass – May 7th Blessed Sacrament Church @ 6:30 PM – Catholic Education Week 

Save the date!  Our Lady of Grace School Council has arranged to celebrate our Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Tuesday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm.  This invitation is for all students and staff of Our Lady of Grace.  Following Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Centre, where light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Information sheets for the Family Mass were sent home with oldest and only students this past week (Wednesday) — if you plan to attend, please complete the bottom portion of this sheet and return it to your child’s teacher no later than April 30th.

This week, information is being sent home to invite any volunteers to our Family Mass as well in order that staff can take the opportunity to recognize and say “thank you” to all those who have volunteered during the school year ….  whether you helped a little (one field trip) or you helped a lot (regular Strong Start volunteer), YOU made a difference for our students at OLOG and we want to say thanks, so to please reply on the RSVP slip to let us know whether or not you are able to attend.

OLOG Battery Recycling Drive – April 23-26th – EcoTeam/WE Team News

Our Lady of Grace’s WE Team and Eco Team have joined forces to help save lives while keeping batteries out of landfills.  Used batteries are being collected THIS WEEK between April 23-26 and will be delivered to the local Call2Recycle Donation Centre.  Please send in any used batteries you have at home for this initiative.

See attached link for more information: Used Battery Collection Letter – Eco WE Teams

Mudpuppy Chase Road Race – May 5th – Gators will be there!

Don’t miss out on being a part of the Our Lady of Grace Mudpuppy Chase Team!  Get your family together and come out for a great cause on May 5th to run/walk 3K or 5K in support of KidsAbility.  Details were sent home with families on Monday April 15th.  

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, Apr. 22nd

  • Happy Easter!  No school today — enjoy time with family and friends.

Tuesday, Apr. 23rd

  • CAT4 Testing – Grade 7s
  • Family Mass/Volunteer Invites sent home today
  • Used battery collection for WE/Eco Teams starts today
  • May Pizza Orders –  TODAY IS THE LAST day that online ordering is available to place your orders on School Cash Online for May pizza days.  PLEASE NOTE – any school trips that your child is taking in order to avoid ordering pizza on days when you child will not be at school for lunch. Specifically this month, the grade 7 and 8 classes will be away from the school on 2 pizza days (May 16th and May 23rd) so please avoid ordering pizza for those students on those pizza days.

Wednesday, Apr. 24th

  • CAT4 Testing – Grade 7s
  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit
  • Choir Rehearsal – 12:15 in the library
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, Apr. 25th

  • CAT4 Testing – Grade 7s
  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for April

Friday, Apr. 26th

  •  Last day to send in your used batteries!  Thank you for your participation! (WE Team/Eco Team)

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Family Mass replies due April 30th
  • St. Mary’s Family of Schools – Beacon of Hope Breakfast – April 30th
  • School Council Meeting – April 30th @ 6:30 p.m. in the library
  • Kindergarten trip to the KW Art Gallery – May 1st
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart – Kick-Off Assembly – May 3rd
  • Catholic Education Week – starts May 5th
  • Mudpuppy Chase – May 5th
  • Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Festival – May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)
  • Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 10th @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot – May 16th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 10:45 a.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten trip to Donkey Sanctuary – May 22nd
  • Trip to Toronto for Grade 8’s – May 23rd
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s H.S. – May 23rd
  • School Track and Field Meet at University Stadium – May 24th
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
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Gator Gab – Week #30 – April 15-19, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #30 – Apr. 15th-19th, 2019

Below is a peak at important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Stations of the Cross – Holy Thursday at 2:30 PM in the GYM

 

Today is Palm Sunday and as we journey together into Holy Week, our Grade 7’s will lead us in prayer as we pray the Stations of the Cross together as a Catholic School Community united in our Faith. Please join us if your schedule permits. A special prayer below captures the importance of JESUS’ DEATH and RESURRECTION for us all …

Dear God,

We remember today, the pain and suffering of the cross, and all that Jesus was willing to endure, so we could be set free. He paid the price, such a great sacrifice, to offer us the gift of eternal life.

Help us never to take for granted this huge gift of love on our behalf. Help us to be reminded of the cost of it all. Forgive us for being too busy, or distracted by other things, for not fully recognizing what you freely given, what you have done for us.

Thank you Lord that by your wounds we are healed. Thank you that because of your huge sacrifice we can live free. Thank you that sin and death have been conquered, and that your Power is everlasting.

Thank you that we can say with great hope, “It is finished…” For we know what’s still to come. And death has lost its sting. We praise you for you are making all things new.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Mudpuppy Chase Road Race – May 5th – Gators will be there!

Don’t miss out on being a part of the Our Lady of Grace Mudpuppy Chase Team!  Get your family together and come out for a great cause on May 5th to run/walk 3K or 5K in support of KidsAbility.  Details will be sent home with families on Monday April 15th.  Look for the Mudpuppy Chase information sheet. 

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, Apr. 15th 

  • Homework Club – 3:40 – 4:40
  • Welcome back Mrs. Stangl! 
  • Mudpuppy Chase Information – Please check with your oldest/only student for this information being sent home today.

Tuesday, Apr. 16th

  • May Pizza Orders –  online ordering is available until April 23rd to place your orders on School Cash Online for May pizza days.  PLEASE NOTE – any school trips that your child is taking in order to avoid ordering pizza on days when you child will not be at school for lunch. Specifically this month, the grade 7 and 8 classes will be away from the school on 2 pizza days (May 16th and May 23rd) so please avoid ordering pizza for those students on those pizza days.

Wednesday, Apr. 17th

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit
  • Choir Rehearsal – 12:15 in the library
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, Apr. 18th

  • Tornado Drill 10:10 AM – Our Safety Drills will resume over next 2-3 weeks (a Lockdown Drill & 3 Fire Drills to come in the weeks following)
  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for April
  • Stations of the Cross Liturgy 2:30 PM in the GYM – Please join us if your schedule permits

Friday, Apr. 19th

  • Good Friday – NO SCHOOL TODAY 

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL – April 22nd
  • Beacon of Hope Breakfast – April 30th
  • School Council Meeting – April 30th @ 6:30 p.m. in the library
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart – Kick-Off Assembly – May 3rd
  • Catholic Education Week – starts May 5th
  • Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Festival – May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)
  • Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 10th @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot – May 16th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 10:45 a.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s – May 23rd
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
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Gator Gab – Week #29 – April 8-11, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #29 – Apr. 8th-12th, 2019

Below is a peak at some important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Thanks Police Constable Molnar – You Rock! 

Constable Rachel Molnar is our AWESOME School Police Resource Officer and she is a wonderful part of our school support team! She visits our school regularly to get to know the students and to speak to them (in March about Online Safety and understanding your personal digital footprint and choices) and to build relationships so as to be a proactive resource if ever needed. She stopped by this week to join our staff in our Staff vs. Gr. 8 Volleyball Game – it was great fun and as always, we were glad to have her on our team!

Confirmation

Congratulations to our Grade 7 students who celebrated their Confirmation this past weekend… the energy, excitement and pride felt by our students, families and church and school communities was AWESOME. Congratulations Gators on this BIG Moment in your faith life and being filled with the HOLY SPIRIT!

School Cash Online Information

Did you know there is a way for you to receive notifications by email when new items are added to your students on School Cash Online?

When you sign in to your School Cash Online Account, click on the “My Account” drop down menu on the blue ribbon line, then choose “Manage Email Notifications”.  Ensure that the box beside “I want to receive email notifications…” is checked.  Now you will start getting notification by email as new items are added to students linked to your account!

Please contact the office should you have any questions or require assistance.

FREE Workshop – Connecting Parents – Shaping Futures

Registration for this great workshop is FREE and OPEN for the Connecting Parents-Shaping Futures event.  Motivational speakers include Becky Kellar-Duke (4-time Olympian) and Rick Osborne (who shares his story on youth addiction).  Thanks to Ministry funding, this event is FREE and a light dinner and childcare are available. Details for this event are below – Thank you!

Date:  Apr. 17th

Time:  6-8:30 p.m.

Location:  St. David CSS

Open to WCDSB parents.

Rsvp to diana.bumstead@wcdsb.ca (details attached).

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, Apr. 8th 

  • Homework Club – 3:40 – 4:40
  • CCAT Testing for Gr. 4’s 
  • May Pizza Orders –  online ordering is now available to place your orders on School Cash Online for May pizza days.  Please note any school trips that your child is taking in order to avoid ordering pizza on days when you child will not be at school for lunch. Specifically this month, the grade 7 and 8 classes will be away from the school on 2 pizza days (May 16th and May 23rd) so please avoid ordering pizza for those students on those pizza days.

Tuesday, Apr. 9th

  • CCAT Testing for Gr. 4’s 

Wednesday, Apr. 10th

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or blue and white to show your school spirit
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Immunizations – for Grade 7 students
  • CCAT Testing for Gr. 4’s 
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 
  • School Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. in the library

Thursday, Apr. 11th

  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for April

Friday, Apr. 12th

  • P.D. DAY – NO SCHOOL for students today 

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Good Friday – NO School – April 19th
  • Easter Monday – NO School – April 22nd
  • Beacon of Hope Breakfast – April 30th
  • School Council Meeting – April 30th @ 6:30 p.m. in the library
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart – Kick-Off Assembly – May 3rd
  • Catholic Education Week – starts May 5th
  • Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Festival – May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)
  • Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 10th @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Intermediate trip to Stratford Festival for Billy Elliot – May 16th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 10:45 a.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s – May 23rd
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
By |2019-04-07T17:08:33-04:00April 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gator Gab – Week #29 – April 8-11, 2019

Wear BLUE TODAY in support of Autism – World Autism Day is April 2nd

Gators, as you have your breakfast this morning, please remember to WEAR BLUE in support of all students at OLOG and around the world, with Autism. Sorry for the late reminder, today in our schools we will show our support and learn a little more about autism such that we understand and appreciate all members of our community.

By |2019-04-02T07:12:55-04:00April 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Wear BLUE TODAY in support of Autism – World Autism Day is April 2nd

Gator Gab – Week #28 – April 1-5, 2019

Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #28 – Apr. 1st-5th, 2019

Below is a peak at some important information items followed by our Week ahead …

Nutrition for Learning

Classrooms are better place to learn when students have access to the food and nutrition they need.  As you are aware, Our Lady of Grace is supported by the Nutrition for Learning program every morning.  Donations of food from local companies and monetary donations allow this organization to offer this valuable resource to your children.  On Monday, we are sending home postcards on behalf of the program and asking for a $2 donation.  We are collecting donations just this week so will end on Friday, April 5th.  All money raised directly impacts our school’s Nutrition for Learning program! We are so blessed that each and every student has the opportunity to have breakfast each day if they are hungry! Thank you for your support and thanks NFL (Nutrition For Learning)!

OLOG School Climate Survey 2019 – PARENTS, Thanks for sharing your VOICE!

The Administration dates for all surveys is from March 18th – April 5th, 2019This email contains important information related to the administration of all 3 of the School Climate Surveys you are asked to administer at Our Lady of Grace.

  • All parents/guardians will be invited to participate in the Ministry Developed survey The link is below and we appreciate you adding your VOICE to help us understand our school community strengths and next steps … the link is below 
  • https://wcdsb.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8A2BYWebSfj90Ed?school=LGR

All WCDSB students between grades 4 through 12 will be invited to complete the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI survey. This is an ANONYMOUS survey and we truly value each student voice! Parents, Staff and Student Voice!

Does your child want to try baseball? K-W Minor Softball Association Registrations are OPEN

For those students, ages 4-19 interested in playing softball during the summers, please click on the attached link for further registration information.

Come Play Some Softball with us and Make It Your Game

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK …

Monday, Apr. 1st 

  • Nutrition for Learning – postcards are being sent home with students today — donations for this program will be collected until Friday of this week.
  • Homework Club – 3:40 – 4:40

Tuesday, Apr. 2nd

  •  School-wide Lenten Resurrection Eggs begins 

Wednesday, Apr. 3rd

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or blue and white to show your school spirit
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40 

Thursday, Apr. 4th

  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for April
  • Confirmation Retreat Day – Gr. 7’s @ Blessed Sacrament Church today

Friday, Apr. 5th

  •  Nutrition for Learning – postcard donations due by today.  Thank you for your generosity!
  • Last Day for School Climate Survey – Thanks for participating in our survey!

LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THIS WEEK … 

  • Sacrament of Confirmation – 2 pm Blessed Sacrament Church on April 6th
  • Gr. 7 Immunizations – April 10th
  • Re-scheduled School Council Meeting – April 10th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – April 12th
  • Good Friday – NO School – April 19th
  • Easter Monday – NO School – April 22nd
  • School Council Meeting – April 30th @ 6:30 p.m. in the library
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart – Kick-Off Assembly – May 3rd
  • Catholic Education Week – starts May 5th
  • Family Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 7th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Folk Dance Festival – May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)
  • Easter Mass at Blessed Sacrament – May 10th @ 10:15 a.m.
  • Intermediate Co-ed Soccer Tournament – May 14th @ RIM Park
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Event – May 15th
  • Crowning of Mary School Liturgy – May 17th @ 10:45 a.m. in Gym
  • Victoria Day Holiday – May 20th – NO School
  • Welcome to Kindergarten Night – May 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Grade 7 Day at St. Mary’s – May 23rd
  • School Council Meeting – May 28th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • PD Day – May 31st – No School
By |2019-03-31T20:54:56-04:00March 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gator Gab – Week #28 – April 1-5, 2019