Choose Joy!

Week of May 10

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4P Reminds Us that we are all in this together.

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KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION EVENING this week!

Kindergarten & Grade 1-4 Registration is open.

OLA Kindergarten Information Evening Video Invite

May 13th at 6:30 p.m.

Via the following zoom meeting link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87452525518?pwd=UFp3VHdsd21NVDhXOEQ4cklITFNXUT09

Meeting ID: 874 5252 5518

Passcode: 2SUdrW


Kindergarten is the beginning of a beautiful partnership between home and school and the team at OLA is looking forward to beginning to build this bridge together with next year’s families at our upcoming Kindergarten Information Evening. This evening will be held via a zoom meeting link on May 13th at 6:30 p.m. The link is found above as well as on our school facebook and twitter accounts. The evening will be a great chance to meet our Early Learning Team, learn about our kindergarten program, and have any of your questions answered. We hope to see you there!


For those families interested in beginning the registration process please visit:

EICS Registration

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May's Seven Sacred Teaching: Honesty

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The sweet song of recorders!

Grade 4's got their recorders

Sidewalk Chalk

Children LOVE to draw and tap into their creative juices. It's also very calming! Children adore bringing colour to the blank canvases of the pavement and OLA's outdoor classroom chalk boards.


We are always on the hunt for sidewalk chalk. If you have any...we will put it to good use!!

A Little Love From Kindergarten

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Moving to Online Learning

Online learning begins Monday, May 10 with a tentative return to in-class learning on May 25th. Online learning days will be full-days of learning just as it is when children are at school. Thank you for noting these days are therefore different from the emergency learning that occurred March to June 2020. This online learning time will be more robust than our three online learning days in January 2021.


Your OLA Learning Team has worked hard these past few days and collaborated together to establish learning and growing priorities during at-home learning. Your child’s daily lessons and activities will integrate the following priorities and goals:


  • Our Catholic Faith/Religion

  • Connections with your child’s teachers, their classmates and OLA staff

  • Wellness through physical activity and music

  • Literacy

  • Healthy mix of online and offline learning activities

  • Numeracy

  • Social Studies and Science

  • Joy!!!!


Grade 1-4s learning day will include three scheduled and expected google meets. Our Kindergarten students will have two scheduled and expected Google Meets each day, for each Kinder class on their regular Kindergarten Day. This means that children in the Monday/Wednesday class will participate in online learning on their scheduled learning days of Monday and Wednesdays, and any Friday’s as per the Kindergarten Calendar linked here.


During these google meets, children will connect with each other and their teacher as well as gain an understanding of the lessons for the day. The google meets will help set your child up for success, and help them successfully complete their learning tasks for the day.


Attendance will be taken at each google meet. As with any learning day, thank you for emailing ola@eics.ab.ca or using the Safe Arrival APP should your child be absent from learning.


Students and families have the flexibility of working on goals and learning objectives at any point in the day when not in google meets.


The schedule for these google meets is outlined below. This schedule is being shared with you today so you can plan for success. We encourage you to write this schedule on your calendar or post it on your fridge. The google meet schedule has been coordinated to the best of our ability to help families with multiple children, as we know access to technology and connectability may be “bumpy.”


Every Day Google Meets:

  • 9:00am -- 3MK, 3SK, 4E, 4P

  • 9:30am -- 1MW, 1&2M, 2C

  • 10:00am -- Kindergarten

  • 10:00am -- 4E

  • 10:30am -- 3SK

  • 11:00am -- 1MW

  • 11:30am -- 1&2M + 2C


  • 12:30pm -- Kindergarten

  • 1:00pm -- 3MK, 3SK, 4E, 4P

  • 1:30pm -- 1MW, 1&2M, 2C

  • 2:00pm -- 4P

  • 2:30pm -- 3MK


Please note there may be slight changes to this schedule at the class level. Thank you for always referring to your child's Google Classroom or daily slides for each day's confirmed schedule. :-)


Links for the google meets, along with all of the information needed for learning, will be located in your child’s Google Classroom. Should you have challenges accessing your child’s Google Classroom, please review the emails sent to you by your child’s teacher (thank you for checking your junk mail). Please feel free to connect with your child’s teacher should you still encounter challenges accessing Google Classroom by emailing them or connecting with them through the OLA website contact page linked here. The OLA office will remain open for phone connects and emails to assist you during at-home learning. We are here to help!

Teachers will be available outside of the google meets listed above and during regular school hours. They are best reached by email or through the Google Meet links when not in scheduled Google Meets with their students. Teachers may also organize small group meets, and/or drop-in meets to support student learning needs. Teachers will share daily learning goal expectations through their Google Classroom for when students are working offline.


We are all in this together! We thank you in advance for your continued partnership, and for connecting with us to support your child’s learning needs. We are here to help.


We will continue to pray that we return to face to face learning as soon as possible. Until then, we will continue to Choose Joy and make the best of our learning and connecting while growing together virtually!


God’s blessings to you,

From Your OLA Learning Team and OLA Family

This week @ OLA

At home online learning begins Monday May 10, 2021


Every Day Google Meets (and attendance):


  • 9:00am -- 3MK, 3SK, 4E, 4P

  • 9:30am -- 1MW, 1&2M, 2C

  • 10:00am -- Kindergarten

  • 10:00am -- 4E

  • 10:30am -- 3SK

  • 11:00am -- 1MW

  • 11:30am -- 1&2M + 2C


  • 12:30pm -- Kindergarten

  • 1:00pm -- 3MK, 3SK, 4E, 4P

  • 1:30pm -- 1MW, 1&2M, 2C

  • 2:00pm -- 4P

  • 2:30pm -- 3MK


Please note there may be slight changes to this schedule at the class level. Thank you for always referring to your child's Google Classroom or daily slides for each day's confirmed schedule. :-)


Catholic Education Week - We celebrate our joy and choice to Catholic Education!


Monday, May 10, 2021

  • We are Created in the Image of God
  • We are grateful for our Front Line Workers!
  • 12:30pm: Garth Prince Interactive Dance Presentation Grade 3&4s Please note: Students in Grades 3&4 will join a google meet with Garth Prince Monday, May 10th at 12:30pm and the link will be in your child's Google Classroom. This google meet will replace one of the google meets today. Please refer to your child's Google Classroom for today (and each day's) schedule.
  • Please visit your child's Google Classroom or Daily schedule for today's learning goals and schedule.
  • Today we Choose Joy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Celebrating Our Catholic World View
  • We are grateful for our Priests, Bishops and Clergy!
  • Please visit your child's Google Classroom or Daily schedule for today's learning goals and schedule.
  • A great day to learn and grow together!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Celebrating how our Faith permeates our live and our learning
  • We are grateful for our families who make our Faith real!
  • Please visit your child's Google Classroom or Daily schedule for today's learning goals and schedule.
  • More spectacular learning and growing!

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Wear Blue for World Catholic Education Day!

  • Celebrating how we are witnesses of God's love and mercy!
  • We are grateful for our Teachers, Leaders and staff
  • EICS District Dance Event @ 9:00am - Several of our classes have been practicing their dance moves for this event! Some google meets may be adjusted today to participate. Please see your child's class schedule for the day.
  • Please visit your child's Google Classroom or Daily schedule for today's learning goals and schedule.
  • Kindergarten Information Evening 6:30 p.m. Via zoom meeting link
  • A great day to be in community together!
Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Celebrating how we are a village, in community and in communion
  • We are grateful for our communities, parishes and schools.
  • Please visit your child's Google Classroom or Daily schedule for today's learning goals and schedule.
  • Friyay! Spread Joy and Kindness like confetti!


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To see what is up and coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.

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We are all in this together!

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Let's Celebrate Catholic Education!

We will be celebrating each day this week and sharing how grateful we are for Catholic Education. We will highlight our gratitude for our Front Line Workers, our connects with our Parish, for amazing families who choose Catholic Education for their children, our staff who lead OLA children to the richness of God's love, and our Fort Saskatchewan Community connections who connect with us in the Spirit of Communion!


Like our posts on Twitter @OLAFortSask and Facebook @OLASchoolFtSask


You are also invited to post, share and celebrate the amazing gift of Catholic Education! Thank you for sharing why you chose to give your child the Catholic Education Advantage and your joy filled experiences.


Together, Let's Celebrate Catholic Education this week!

Mystery Readers in Kindergarten!

The Chicks are Back!

Yes! We currently have chicks in an incubator in the loving care of Mrs. Lukie! Once they hatch, there will be an opportunity to live stream them and check in on them during the day!


Stay tuned!


Check out "The Chicken Coop" website where Mrs. Lukie shares all the news about the chicks!


We can't wait to start OLA's second year of hatching chicks! Mrs. Lukie started her eggs in both incubators on May 1. That means we'll have chicks hatching on or around May 22. Look back here on May 20 when we start live-streaming.

Although we aren't live streaming right now, you can look below at previous videos. What are the size of the eggs? What's an incubator? Look below for answers.

If you would like to learn a little about the chicks you see in the videos, check out the "Meet and Peep" page. You will find a few names and personality traits of each one.

Parent Volunteers - To Spray Paint!

We are so excited that children are really enjoying playing 4 Squares outside....in fact they are enjoying it so much, we are in need of more 4 Squares painted on the tarmac.


OLA has the paint - if you are interested in helping to spend some time outside to paint more 4 Square game stations, please call us at 780-998-3716.


Thank you in advance for your help!

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School Council

See you on Tuesday, May 18th @ 7:00 pm

Google Meet link will be shared with you that day.

You're invited to be part of the conversation!

Click here for April 14th's meeting minutes.


To connect with your OLA School Council, please email schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

Hot Lunch May 13 & 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On May 4th Premier Jason Kenny announced all schools will be going online, with an expected return date of May 25th. Therefore, students will not be in the building during the May 13th and May 20th hot lunches.

If you paid for these hot lunches, the amount paid will be credited into your PowerSchool account. Should we return later than May 25th, or go online again in the future we will automatically credit those additional amounts to your account.

The PowerSchool credits can be used to pay for future hot lunches and any other school fees that get paid on PowerSchool. We appreciate your patience waiting for the credit to show on your account.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the credit you can contact our school secretary Mrs. Desaulniers by emailing susan.desaulniers@eics.ab.ca

Sincerely,

Sam LeDrew

Vice-Chair OLA SC


Hot Lunch Coordinator

Click below to order your OLA Spirit Wear!

Father Kris Visits Kindergarten

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Looking Ahead...

At home online learning continues Monday May 17 - 20

May 17, 2021

  • Garth Prince Interactive Dance Presentation Kindergarten - Grade 2s

May 18, 2021

  • Virtual School Council Meeting 7:00 pm

May 21, 2021

  • School Closure - No School (Enjoy a four day weekend!)

May 24, 2021

  • Victoria Day - No School

June 2, 2021

  • School Spirit Day - Beach Day
  • Early Dismissal - 2:19 pm

1MW Centres

School Fees

School fees are now due. Payment can be made by debit or credit card by visiting your PowerSchool account.


If you require assistance signing into your account please call Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716 or email susande@eics.ab.ca.


Field trip: to date all field trips involving bussing are cancelled. Virtual field trips and walking trips may still occur. Once these have been finalized we will share the field trip fee for payment


All unpaid fees by March 1, 2021 may be sent to a collections agency.

May the 4th be with you!

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Follow Us on Twitter!

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Like on Facebook!

@OLASchoolFtSask

4E & 4P Learn 4 Square and Foot Hockey

Alberta Health Documents

Alberta Health Services has revised the Daily Checklist for Children under 18. Please take the time to review these change.

New Daily Checklist

Visit Mrs. Lukie's Music Lab - Click Here!

For more GREAT music that will lift your soul!

EICS Partners with Lurana House

Providing a continuum of care to women and children seeking refuge from abusive situations.

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