Gator Gazette – Week at a Glance – Week #19 – Jan. 23-27, 2023

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GREAT MOMENTS AT OLOG SCHOOL 

Below are just some of the great moments from this past week, then some important information items are noted, followed by our Week ahead …

February Pizza Thursdays – Ordering is STILL OPEN But CLOSES TONIGHT, Sunday, Jan 22. @ 11:59 PM

Pizza Thursdays for the month of February (cheese slices only) is now open for orders on School Cash Online!

Payments and ordering must be made via School Cash Online (https://www.schoolcashonline.com/)

These orders are due by 11:59 p.m. tonight (Sunday, January 22, 2023).  After this time, ordering for February pizza days will NOT be available.

If your child is absent on a pizza day, please make arrangements for it to be picked up.

Pizza will not be held overnight and we cannot issue refunds.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

 

Spanish Exchange Opportunity for WCDSB Gr. 7 Students 

Please see this message from our International Education branch of the WCDSB:

 

WCDSB grade 7 students: Do you want to have an incredible International Experience with other students from around the Region? Would you like to learn Spanish, travel to Spain, and make new friends?  We are once again offering students who are currently in grade 7 the opportunity to be a part of the 2023-24 Grade 8 Spanish Exchange. If you would like to learn more, plan to come to one of our Information Sessions on February 1st or 2nd. Please see the attached letters for more information.

Spanish Exchange – Kens intro letter with QR codes_WCDSB 2023-24

Spanish Exchange Parent Letter 2023-24.pdf – Gr. 7 Students

 

NEW JK Kindergarten Registration – NOW OPEN!

Kindergarten Registration

The online registration portal for Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year is NOW OPEN!
  • Traditionally, JK Registrations for school boards takes place in February for the upcoming school year
  • A Welcome to Kindergarten Night will be held at OLOG School in late May to answer parents questions (date to be determined soon)
  • Children born in 2019 are eligible for Year 1 of The Kindergarten Program (Junior Kindergarten)
  • Children born in 2018 are eligible for Year 2 of The Kindergarten Program (Senior Kindergarten)
  • NOTE: Children currently enrolled at OLOG School in Year 1 (JK) do not need to register for Year 2 (SK)
Register ONLINE!

 

 

Winter Weather Reminder – Dress for the Weather and Have FUN!

As is often the case in Southern Ontario, the weather is very unpredictable. Looking ahead it does look like we have some more snow in the forecast! Please ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for the weather. Our students LOVE playing in the snow when we have it and you can help them enjoy it more by making sure they have extra clothing to stay warm including boots, snow pants, scarves, mittens, and hats. It would be helpful for students to keep an extra pair of dry mittens and socks in their backpacks as well. As per our Board’s policy, when the temperature is between -20°C and -27°C students will not be outside longer than 15 minutes.  When temperatures are colder than -27°C, students remain inside.

Black History Month Performance – OLOG Bus Driver and Local Musical Talent – Errol Blackwood – Feb. 17th, Registry Theater @ 8 PM

Black history month is approaching and in celebration, one of our wonderful bus drivers, Errol (Skipah) Blackwood, is performing reggae music at The Registry Theatre on February 17th at 8pm.

A number of wonderful events will be happening at OLOG School during February to support the learning and celebration of Black History and Black History month and this one is for our Gator parents … So parents, if you are interested in a fun night out, this may by for you and can purchase tickets at this link: purchasing tickets.

 

NEW WCDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Our WCDSB 2022-2025 Strategic Plan has been released and it is #WCDSBAwesome!! Our 186-year tradition of being Heart of the Community — providing Quality, Inclusive, Faith-Based education for all — continues! #WCDSBAwaken https://www.wcdsb.ca/mysp/

 

https://youtu.be/v8PRrC1Hhgw

 

 

EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK … 

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Monday, January 23rd   

Winter Clothing

  • Dress for the Weather – Remember to dress appropriately so that you can enjoy our wonderful school yard at recess breaks!

Tuesday, January 24th

  • When to Return to School … Is your child feeling sick today – don’t forget to always check the Ontario Screener when your child is feeling unwell and presenting with symptoms … https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Wednesday, January 25th – Lets Talk about our Mental Health 

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or our Gator Colours to show your school spirit 
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day – It is OK to talk about our Mental Health #LetsTalk – How are you doing? Because we genuinely care! Lets talk about it …
  • Race and Equity Guest Speaker – Gr. 4-8 Students in the PM – Welcome Vicki Olatundun – and thanks for sharing your inspirational message as we set high goals for our students and celebrate our cultural diversity

Thursday, January 26th   

  • School Liturgy – Eucharistic Adoration – School Gym (AM)
  • When to Return to School … Is your child feeling sick today – don’t forget to always check the Ontario Screener when your child is feeling unwell and presenting with symptoms … https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Friday, January 27th

  • Gator Birthdays for the week called over the PA – ALL Students with a Birthday this week will be called and visit the office – throughout the week and today – Happy Birthday Gators!

 

LOOKING AHEAD – Please NOTE These Important Dates

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  • Thursday Feb 2 – Groundhog Day
  • Feb. 4-5th – Enrolment Weekend at Blessed Sacrament Parish (@ Regular Mass Times)
  • Tuesday Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • Friday Feb 17 – Term 1 Report Cards Go Home
  • Monday Feb 20 – Family Day Holiday
  • Tuesday Feb 21 – Shrove Tuesday
  • Wednesday Feb 22 – Ash Wednesday
  • Thurs., Feb. 23rd – Grad Photo Day for SK’s and Gr. 8’s
  • Thursday Mar 2 – First Reconciliation (Confession) at Blessed Sacrament Church (6:00 PM)
  • March 13-17 – March Break
  • Friday March 31 – P.A. Day
  • Thursday April 6 – Holy Thursday
  • Friday April 7 – Good Friday
  • Monday April 10 – Easter Monday
  • Friday April 21 – P.A. Day
  • Friday April 21 – Confirmation Retreat/Rehearsal – Blessed Sacrament Church (6-8:00 PM)
  • Saturday April 22 – Sacrament of Confirmation Liturgy – Blessed Sacrament Church (10:30 AM)
  • Friday April 28 – First Communion Rehearsal at Blessed Sacrament Church (6-8:00 PM)
  • Saturday April 29 – First Communion Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church (1:00 PM)
  • May 1-5 – Catholic Education Week
  • Sunday May 14 – Mother’s Day
  • Monday May 22 – Victoria Day
  • Friday June 2 – PA Day
  • Sunday June 18 – Father’s Day
  • Wednesday June 21 – National Indigenous People’s Day
  • Fri., June 23rd – Gr. 8 Graduation Mass and Ceremony 6:00 PM @ Blessed Sacrament Church
  • Monday June 27 – Term 2 Report Cards Go Home
  • Wednesday June 29 – Last Day of School