Our October Youth Mass will be held on Sunday, October 27th @ 12:15 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Ingelside. All of our families are invited and if your child is interested in reading, serving on the altar, singing etc.. please contact Mrs.Vandermeer at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School at 613-537-2556. There will be lunch refreshments served after the Mass. Hope to see you and your family at Mass.
In light of Children’s Vision Month, the EOHU is reminding parents to book an appointment with an optometrist every year for their child’s vision exam. The exam is free of charge as OHIP covers an annual full comprehensive eye exam for children that are 19 years old and younger.
Besides helping to ensure that your child’s vision is developing as it should, eye exams can also help your children reach their full potential at school. It is estimated that 15 000 children in Ontario have trouble learning to read just because they need glasses. And sadly, 7 000 lose the use of an eye because they were not treated promptly for an eye problem.
To learn more about what a comprehensive eye exam includes, check out the Canadian Association of Optometrists’ Children’s Vision Month webpage, at https://opto.ca/childrens-vision-month.
Dear families of Our Lady of Good Counsel:
It is with great sadness that we share today with you the news of the death of
Truex Roach-Swerdfeger. In this time of great sorrow and pain we turn to God and ask for strength. We pray for Truex that he may be granted eternal peace and happiness with an all-loving God. We pray for the family and friends of Truex that they be granted the strength to get through the difficult days ahead. We pray for all of us, that we will find comfort and support in each other. May our faith offer us hope in this time of great sorrow. The Funeral Mass for Truex will be held on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Ingleside, ON.
Our first Youth Mass of the 2019-2020 school year will be Sunday, September 29th at the 9:00 am Mass at St. Pius X in Long Sault. Please come and join us as we celebrate Our Lord, and bring a friend! We will be having an outdoor picnic (weather permitting) after Mass courtesy of the parish CWL! Hope to see you there!
Beginning in early 2019 and accordance with the directives from Vatican authorities, the Diocese of Alexandria Cornwall and the Archdiocese of Ottawa have been engaged to become a single larger archdiocese by the end of June 2020. As part of this process, a decision has been made to align the current liturgical practices of the celebration of Confirmation with that of the Archdiocese of Ottawa.
This means that effective immediately, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Grade 6 rather than Grade 2. Please be assured that the Growing in Faith Growing in Christ Religion program Grades 1 to 6 has many opportunities for teachers to develop their students for the understanding of the Confirmation. Students now in Grade 2 will celebrate Confirmation when they are in Grade 6.
Photo Retake Day will be held on Monday, September 30th. Our new FDK Kindergarten Class with Mrs. Mayer will be photographed on this day.
We are fortunate to welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School, Mr. Matthew McWhirter a SLC student who is on placement with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cornwall. He will join us on Fridays from September 20th to December 20th, 2019. Mr. McWhirter’s role is to be a positive role model that is supportive, non judgmental with a keen interest in the welfare of young people. If you would like more information or your child to be included in the In School Mentoring Program, please call 613-537-2556.
The purpose of this message is to let the parent community of Our Lady of Good Counsel know that as of now, we will be using our website (www.ourlady.cdsbeo.on.ca), facebook and google calendar to communicate information to you. This blog will function as the school newsletter so there will no longer be a paper copy of the newsletter sent home monthly. This will be updated in real time so parents should get in the habit of checking it regularly. We will be posting school events, important dates, Catholic School Council Meetings, deadlines, hot lunch and milk due dates to both the blog and the school website calendar. We will also be sending reminders periodically through School Messenger.
We appreciate you joining us on this new journey.
Dear Parents of Our Lady!
The EOHU Immunization plan calls for a review of all student immunization with mail out notices being targeted for send out on October 18th, 2019 (FIRST NOTICE) and also on January 3rd, 2020 (SECOND NOTICE). The proposed suspension date for any immunization not up to date as ordered by the Medical Officer of Health will be February 20th, 2020.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please check your records along with your doctor records and make an appointment for any immunization not up to date. Once notified by EOHU, make a prompt appointment to get the required immunization and then notify the Health Unit by dropping off or forwarding the records.