Together in Learning and Faith

September 14th - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

Leadership Message

Thank you for entrusting your children to us. Together, with you as your child's first teacher, your child will have an exceptional year!!


Thank you to the many parents who joined us for OLA's Meet the Staff evening this past Thursday. Should you wish to connect with your child's teacher, always know you can call us at the school and leave a message, or use the school website to email them.


We look forward to celebrating your child's gifts and talents, and helping to joyfully build up the masterpieces they are.


Yours in faith,

Mme Pamela Gravelle & Sandy Weller

Clothing Donations

It is puddle season! If you have any gently used clothing items that you no longer need please consider sharing them with our OLA School family. We often need to provide a change of clothes for students who have puddle mishaps. Thank you.

Establishing OLA's Parent School Council

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm for our OLA Parent School Council Establishment Meeting.


Parent School Councils are vital for the enhancement of programming for our children and bringing special events into our school. Without a PSC, programs such as hot lunch and milk programs, cultural performances and celebrations, would be sadly lacking from our learning community. Parent School Councils play a integral role in advising the schools and providing feedback - not to mention that we are stronger together! Please consider attending this meeting and being a part of building OLA’s Parent School Council - or getting involved in other ways to support the building of our OLA masterpiece.


Keen to help with this establishment meeting or specific events/programs at the school? We would love to hear from you! Please email us at ola@eics.ab.ca

VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL

In the interest of student safety, and to reduce classroom interruptions, we ask that all visitors to the school come directly to the office. If you need to pick up your child during the school day we are happy to call their classroom and get them to meet you at the office. Thank you for waiting in the office for your child to arrive. We appreciate your help in keeping our little ones safe.


Dropping off a lunch for your child? Thank you for bringing it to the office and we will ensure it gets to your child, keeping classroom learning interruptions at a minimum.

OLA Sleep Stars

All month children will be learning about how sleep is vital for optimum learning - and together we can help them achieve maximum success!


Sleep star tip this week: Has you ever had an awesome dream? Dreams happen when we are in a sleep pattern called "Rapid Eye Movement" or REM. If we are not getting enough sleep, it is very difficult for our bodies to get into REM sleep and have dreams. The other type of sleep that we have is called "Non Rapid Eye Movement" or NREM sleep. During this type of sleep, we get more blood flow to our muscles, our energy is restored, our body tissues grow and repair and important hormones are released. All of these things are important to help our bodies grow healthy and strong.


Celebrating OLA Sleep Stars! Thursday September 20th is PJ day to celebrate our Sleep Stars as we help our bodies and brains be ready for learning and growing. Just remember...even-though you are in your PJs it's not nap time!

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was a true hero and role model. Our Lady of the Angels School is excited to be participating in the Terry Fox Run on September 25th at 2:00 pm. We will be stretching - and running at the track across the street from our school. Families are welcome to join us this year. More information will be sent home shortly, but donations can be made online here.
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Family Wellness News

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Please click here for a larger version Dr. Jody Carrington's poster.


And, please visit our website for more parent workshop opportunities.

What is Orange Shirt Day?

Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation that grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school. Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.


Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. To learn more about Orange Shirt Day please visit their website.


You are invited to wear an orange shirt on Friday, September 28th!

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Looking Ahead . . .

September 17 Join us for our Monday Assembly 9:00 am in the gym - everyone welcome

September 20 Pyjama Day at OLA - celebrating our Sleep Stars!

September 21 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Professional Development Day

September 25 Terry Fox Run 2:00 pm at the track across the street

September 28 Orange Shirt Day

October 1 Lifetouch School Picture Day

October 15 Dr. Jody Carrington Parent Series


For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar at ola.eics.ab.ca/about/calendar

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.

"When I am merciful, I am a true child of the Father, because the Father is merciful."

Pope Francis

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September 13, 2018

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