Please review the calendar on our website to keep up to date on what’s happening at Our Lady of Lourdes School. A reminder of the Family Day Long Weekend. There is no school on Monday, February 19th.
Thank you to all our families who continue to use the Church parking lot for pick up and drop off with our students. This allows for less congestion on our school roads and a safer environment for all. We also continue to practice our school safety drills. This month we will be reviewing our Lockdown Drills and practicing what to do in an emergency situation.
Our Lady of Lourdes will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2018/19 School Year:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.— 6:45 p.m.
Children born in 2014 are eligible for Junior Kindergarten. Children born in 2013 are eligible for Kindergarten. The following will be required: a birth certificate, a Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate of the child or either parent, and proof of address. If you require additional information please call the school at 519.886.4810.
If you are non-Catholic family, but wish to explore a Catholic education for your child(ren) please review the WCDSB Admissions to Catholic Elementary Schools policy.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving at our school on Thursday, February 1st. Student will have class visits staring on Friday, February 2nd. The Book Fair will have extended hours on Tuesday, February 6th until 6:30 p.m.
OLOL is pleased to announce that our Technology Club is up and running! Our junior student members are learning, exploring, playing, and coding with Lego Mindstorms, Spheros and Ozobots every Thursday at lunch hour with the help of some extraordinary Grade 6 and 7 mentors and Nancy Day, our incredibly knowledgeable parent volunteer! Our primary students will have the same opportunity beginning on February 15th for 5 weeks. Our hope is to facilitate their learning and understanding so they are comfortable and confident with this technology in the 21st century!
Over the next few months, students in Grades 1 to 6 will have the opportunity to participate in our Intramural program during lunch recess. A variety of cooperative games such as Baseball, Bean Bag Bocce, Flicker Ball and Running Ladder will help keep our students physically active while having fun too! A huge thank you to our Grade 5 leaders who organize and run the different games. The Intramural program is a great way for all students to get involved, keep active and be a part of an OLOL team. Go Flames Go!
School Council has generously supported our Chess Club and class instruction again this year. A trained Chess Instructor has managed to visit each class from grade one to eight, providing strategy and tips for the game of Chess. We are also continuing with our regular Chess Club at lunch hours, allowing our students to implement and practice what they’ve learned. Critical thinking within the game, lots of fun!
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Throughout the year, we focus on wellness and implementing positive strategies to cope with stress. January 31st, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, we highlight this initiative. Staff, along with a student leadership group, will be spreading the word about disputing the stigma surrounding mental health. As parents, you can support this important message by discussing this with your children.