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