Together in Learning and Faith

November 17, 2019

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OLA Remembers

Our Grade 4 students led us through a beautiful Remembrance Day service on National Aboriginal Veterans Day, Friday, November 8th. As a school we reflected on our profound gratitude for those who serve, and those who sacrifice, to bring peace to our world. Ms. Kelava shared a story about the meaning of the poppy and why we wear it with respect and pride. At 11:00 am we heard the Last Post, observed a minute of silence, and then listened to the Reveille, or the Rouse.

We are truly blessed to live in country that is true north, strong and free. We will remember them.

Grade 3 & 4 Swimming

Our first trip to Harbour Pool of the year - thank you to all the parents for sharing your time to make this possible!

Scholastic Book Fair

Thanks OLA families for supporting our annual Scholastic Book Fair! We had some very lucky prize winners during the fair:
  • Brooke (4E) - Grand Prize Winner
  • Adelaide (3/4V)
  • Jacey (3K)
  • and Oliver (M/W Kinder) for the "Guess how many Snowballs" contest!

Thank you to the volunteers that helped with the set up and packing of the fair - we appreciate you!

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Advent Concert Request from Mrs. Lukie

Please help! Mrs. Lukie is looking for donations of battery operated tea lights (that work please) for our Advent Concert in December. Thank you.

Why is Catholic Education Important?

Monday, November 4th OLPH Parish in Sherwood Park hosted a discussion on Catholic Education. Please see the article below.

OLA'S Rainbow

Our One Colour Day turned into an OLA Rainbow!
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November Power Options

Growing our Brains & Sharing our Smiles

News from Mrs. Heesing

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OLA School Council News

2nd Annual OLA Poinsettia Sale

Last year the OLA SC Poinsettia Sale was one of the most profitable fundraisers of the year.

This year we have some great choices available for purchase:

6.5" Premium Poinsettias

A holiday favourite! Brighten up any room this winter with a vibrant poinsettia. They arrive ready to display and include a colour-coordinated pot cover. Available in red, white, and pink, the 6.5” poinsettias are perfect for the holidays.

Memorial Poinsettias - 6.5" memorial poinsettias (red only) may be purchased in memory of a loved one. These poinsettia will be delivered directly to OLA Church and be used to decorate the altar for Christmas Masses.

Cost $15.00

Holiday Indoor Tropical Planter

Add a festive look to your table with a mixed tropical planter. There are four different, live plant varieties included with a decorative pinecone or novelty pick. Planter designs do vary.

Cost $35.00

Festive Hanging Greenery Bough

Celebrate with a merry bough of greenery! A fun, vintage, burlap bag holds premium greens, red ilex berry branches and an array of novelty ribbons/decorations. This outdoor arrangement hangs on your front door or leans on the patio.

Cost $35.00

Order forms were sent home before Fall Break, but can also be printed from the Parents/School Council tab of the OLA school website.

Poinsettia Letter 2019

Poinsettia Order Form 2019

Order forms and payment are due Tuesday, November 19th.

Orders will be available for pick up in the school foyer by the gym Tuesday, December 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Wednesday, December 4th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Proceeds from this fundraising initiative will go towards a new sound system for our school gym. We thank you for your continued support and God’s Blessings this holiday season.

OLA School Council

IMPORTANT School Council Meeting this Thursday

As has been discussed in the news a lot as of late, education across the province has been put in a challenging position by the latest provincial budget. Please plan to attend this Thursday's OLA SC meeting. The OLA Leadership Team will be sharing the impact of this budget for our school this year, and in the future. Please join the conversation.

See you Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm

Daytime School Council Meeting Set in December

We know there are many families who are unable to join School Council meetings in the evening, so we welcome everyone to our daytime meeting set for Thursday, December 19 at 9:30 am in the library. Please join the conversation.

Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, November 18

  • Lifetouch Retake Picture Day
  • Faith in Action Assembly 12:30 pm - everyone welcome!

Tuesday, November 19

  • Poinsettia Sale Orders Due

Wednesday, November 20

  • Ricky's Hot Lunch (for students who pre-ordered)
  • Sam LeDrew reads to 4E & 2C

Thursday, November 21

  • OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the library: OLA Leadership will share the impact of the budget set forth by the UPC Government both this year and in the future.

Friday, November 22

  • M/W Kinders in class today

and a Little Further Ahead . . .

November 26 Grade 1 & 2 Clay for Kids

November 28 Holodomor Memorial Day - Ukraine Famine Genocide (acknowledged in prayer)

November 29 Staff Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

December 3 Advent Mass 1:00 pm

December 3 Poinsettia pick up 3:00 – 6:00 pm

December 4 Poinsettia pick up 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

December 6 Grade 3 & 4 Skating 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the JRC

December 6 OLA SC PJ Party & Family Christmas Movie Night 6:00 pm

December 9 Grade 3 Lego Bridges

December 9 Grade 4 Gears & Pulleys Presentation

December 12 Advent Concert 9:30 am performance - stay tuned for more details.

December 12 Advent Concert 6:30 pm - details to follow **VIP seat fundraiser too!!

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

You can check out our M/W Kinder calendar here,

our T/Th Pre-K/Kinder calendar here,

and our Pre-K AM calendar here.

'Christian hope, nourished by the light of Christ, makes the resurrection and life shine even in the world’s darkest nights."

Pope Francis

Twitter, November 7, 2019

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