Christmas Market - December 14th

Do you have treasures that you are not using or looking to re-gift? This is the perfect event to clear out some clutter before the holidays.

The Christmas Market is an opportunity for students to embrace the joy of giving and a platform for the school community to come together for a meaningful cause. By recycling gently used items, promoting sustainability, and contributing to charitable organizations, this event aligns with the values of Eco-schools and reflects the spirit of the Christmas season.

How it works: All students will have the opportunity to go shopping for a family member.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate a twoonie ($2) or more on Schoolcashonline, for this initiative, as the monies collected will go to support families in need in the OCSB community. All the donated gifts will be put on display and the classes take turns coming to “shop” for their family members. At the end of the day, your little shopper will bring home a  pre-wrapped present ready to put under the tree. The monetary donations will be collected on SchoolCash online and will go live on December 1, 2023

Donation of Gifts:

● We have found in the past when families donate the same number of gifts as your child(ren) will be taking home, it makes the shopping experience easier.  The more gifts you can donate, the more choices our students will have.

● Items should be new or very gently used. Send only gifts that you wouldn’t mind receiving. This includes toys, games, books, DVDs, kitchen items, candles, jewelry, small tools, golf items and picture frames, etc. NO textbooks, stuffed

animals or used hats (for hygienic reasons) or worn out items. 

● Please keep in mind gifts for dads and older brothers/sisters, so, if you have a few extras, they would be greatly appreciated!

● Donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, gift boxes, and tape are also needed.

● Drop off donations in the front foyer or send in with your child/children. 

We will need parent volunteers to assist the children and wrap the presents on December 14th. We will send a Google Form next week.

Thank you for your generosity!

Advent Project

The Advent season has arrived and Christmas is just around the corner. As we have done in past years, we will be putting together “Christmas Hampers” for needy families from our adopted school, St. John the Apostle.   Each class, from Kindergarten through grade six, is being asked to bring in a few specific items for the food hamper and donate   Here is the list of items per class

Additionally, a donation can be made through  School Cash Online would also be most appreciated.  Monies collected will go towards the purchase of a grocery store gift card for each family, so the family can purchase a turkey and fresh fruit and vegetables.  We encourage the students to complete a chore at home to earn their own money, so that they experience the gift of giving. Your child’s classroom teacher will be sending home information about the specific item that is being requested for the Hamper.  If you are not able to get that item, any item is appreciated. We will be collecting the hamper items and money from Monday, December 4th to Monday December 18th.

Thank you for your generosity and  support during the Advent Season.

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