Virtually Together @ OLA

Learning & Faith - June 7, 2020

LAST DAY OF CLASSES JUNE 19, 2020

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Unspoken - Start A Fire (Official Video)

Where in Canada is Mme Gravelle this week?

We are continuing our Cross-Canada tour! Watch the video below (click the box below the picture) and find out!

Email us your guesses at ola@eics.ab.ca or share them on Facebook @OLASchoolFtSask! Families with correct guesses will be announced next week!

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Who Will My Homeroom Teacher Be Next Year?

We know that whenever it's possible for children to know their next year’s teacher before the school year begins, they start the school year with a sense of peace and joy. Throughout the summer they know where they are going to land. Sharing their homeroom teacher, and the team of OLA staff who will be working with them, also allows moms and dads the opportunity to talk positively to their children about the upcoming school year, to highlight the areas they can look forward to, to celebrate the learning opportunities and connections they will make with OLA staff and fellow OLA friends. These purposeful plans help to set children up for success.


On June 17th, OLA students who are going into Kindergarten to Grade 4 will have the opportunity to learn who their homeroom teacher will be, and be introduced to the OLA Learning Team who will be working with them to support your child. Connections and transitions are in full swing for our students moving to Grade 5. Details for how information will be shared for each grade level is outlined below.


For the 2020-2021 School year, if your child is going into…


  • Kindergarten: A video introducing your child’s teacher and the team members supporting your child will be shared on June 17th to view and review over the summer. A video of the school (virtual tour) will also be included so your child has a concrete view of their Kindergarten learning environment. An email will come directly to your email inbox with this video and message.

  • Grade 1 or 2: A google meet will occur at either 10:00am or 11:00am on June 17th so that your child has the opportunity to connect directly with their next year’s teacher and be introduced to the OLA Team who will support your child in their learning journey. A portion of this google meet will be recorded so you and your child may review it over the summer. More details with exact times for the google meet and the google meet link will be shared with you prior to the 17th. Thank you for making arrangements to be available via google meet during that time.

  • Grade 3 or 4: A video introducing your child’s homeroom teacher along with the team of OLA staff who will be supporting them and your child will be shared on June 17th. This video will allow for review over the summer. An email that will include the video and message will be sent directly to you on June 17th.

  • Grade 5: The positive transitioning of students to SJPII has already begun! A virtual tour video of St. John Paul II Catholic School will be shared with your child early next week during your child's scheduled google meet. Current grade 4 students welcomed Mr. Stecyk, the Principal of SJPII, into a recent class google meet to ask questions and connect with staff there for some familiar faces. A question and answer opportunity is also being planned. As St. John Paul II Catholic School continues to finalize their team, they will share homeroom teachers with you and your child in the fall.

Grade 4 Farewell

Each year we celebrate our Grade 4 students and their gifts, talents and contributions to the OLA family and school culture. This year is no exception!


Below are the details about our OLA Grade 4 Celebration! Thank you for your help in following Alberta Health Social Distancing guidelines, and honouring the time reserved for you and your family.


Date: Tuesday June 16th beginning at 10:30am after 9:00am Year End Mass

Time: After Year End Mass @ 9:00am


  • Celebration Time, between 10:30am and 3:30pm
  • Time reserved through School Booking Site (click here to reserve)


Rain Out Date: Thursday June 18th (at the same time booked for the 16th) - please note Year End Mass continues to be June 16th at 9:00am

Book Your Time: Please click here to reserve your time on June 16th (same time applies on our rain out date of June 18th)


Drive-In Video!

As you drive up to the front of the school for your scheduled 10 minute "In the Limelight" time, enjoy VIP parking right out front! For your viewing and listening pleasure, we will have a big screen TV set up with a slide show of you and your fellow Grade 4 OLAers. Thank you for remaining in your vehicle and enjoying the presentation and music until previous families wrap up their celebration.


Say Cheese!

Outside the front of the school, we will have a beautiful area decorated where you can go with your family and “Strike a Pose.” There may be staff available whom you may be interested to invite into your picture, or they may just Photo Bomb it...in the background and following social distancing guidelines of course! Thank you for your understanding should staff wish to send you their blessings from afar. :-)


Gift Bag of Love!

There will be a gift bag identified with your child’s name. Please take your bag home and enjoy a few special “blessed with love” mementos and messages from your homeroom teacher and OLA staff.


Honk for our Grade 4s!

Feel free to honk your horns for the OLA Grade 4s….as you drive up, drive by, drive home!

Grade 4 Farewell Booking

Please click here to book your time to celebrate your Grade 4 student.

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EICS Demographic Confirmation Forms

Thank you to the many families who have already completed their EICS Demographic Confirmation Forms!


EICS Demographic Confirmation Forms are available now on your PowerSchool ParentPortal. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to visit your PowerSchool ParentPortal account and complete this form - one for each child you have attending school with EICS.


Alberta Education requires that we obtain a detailed update of student demographics on an annual basis. School funding from Alberta Education is conditional on us receiving these updates and including them in your student’s record. More importantly, these forms ensure that we have the most current contact information if we need to reach you in event of an emergency.


We are grateful for you taking the time to complete these forms. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact May-Lee in the office at 780-998-3716 and she will be happy to help.

EICS Transportation Reminder

IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING FROM GRADE 4 TO GRADE 5

If transportation services will be required for the 2020-2021 school year please complete a new Transportation Request Form found on your PowerSchool Parent Portal under the SchoolEngage tab on the left-hand menu. Transportation requests received after June 30th may result in your child being placed on a wait list until busing loads are confirmed.


Transportation Fees will be reflected on your child’s PowerSchool account within 7 business days for requests received prior to July 1st. Busing requests received in the month of July will have fees posted in PowerSchool after August 7th.

  • Busing will be assigned once the payment plan has been set up OR upon receipt of full payment of fees.
  • Your child’s assigned bus operator will contact you 7-10 days prior to school start up.
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Mrs. Lukie is so excited because the chicks are hatching this week!



Check out Mrs. Lukie's Music Lab website for the live streaming of the Chicks...and our first one has been named...Snowflake!


And there's more! Mrs. Lukie has prepared Lunch Time Playlists you can listen with your family, to Sing-A-longs, Snap, Lap and Rap, Skips and Dip, and the awaited chicken eggs so we can watch them hatch and grow!! Check it out!

Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles

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Outstanding School Fees

As the school year draws to a close we ask families to please ensure that all 2019 - 2020 school fees are paid in full. Fees may be paid on your PowerSchool ParentPortal. We certainly appreciate your attention to any outstanding fees - thank you!

This week's focus...

Learning and Connecting

Friday, June 5

  • Happy Birthday Penny in 3/4 - sorry we missed this last week!!


OLA Scavenger Hunt June 6 - June 19 brought to us by 1/2KS!


Sunday, June 7

  • Happy Birthday Betsy-Taylor in 1/2KS
  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!


Monday, June 8

  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • OLA Learning Team Connect Google Meet @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Tuesday, June 9

  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • Pre-K AM Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • Pre-K AM Google Meet @ 2:00pm
  • OLA Student Support Team Google Meet @ 3:00pm


Wednesday, June 10

  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • ISP Scheduled Transition Meetings 12:00pm - 1:05pm
  • OLA Learning Team Google Meet @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Thursday, June 11

  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!
  • ISP Previously Scheduled Transition Meetings
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • SLS Faith Team Virtual Meeting & Recording @ 11:30am
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 2:00pm
  • OLA School Council Meeting @ 7:00pm


Friday, June 12

  • Happy Birthday Declan in 3/4V
  • OLA Scavenger Hunt - Happy Hunting!
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • SAB Grad Mass @ 10:00am LiveStream from OLA Parish
  • 4E Screen Free Friday
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 10:30am


Tuesday, June 16


Upcoming Dates


  • June 17 - Homeroom teachers shared for students entering Kindergarten to Grade 4 (please see details above)
  • June 19 - Last day of Classes for students
  • June 23 - Report Card
  • OLA office continues to be reachable to June 26



Please share your photos with our OLA Family, we miss you!

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"We have such need of the light and strength of the Holy Spirit! The Church needs it to walk harmoniously and courageously in the witness of the Gospel. And the entire human family needs it so as to move out of this crisis more united and not more divided."

Pope Francis

Twitter, June 2, 2020

Update from OLA Parish

Here's what you can expect when you come to mass over the coming weeks

Registration at OLA for 2020-2021 is still OPEN!

Know of a family in the community ready for Kindergarten? Please invite them to come play, learn, and grow with us!

To register for Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2020. Please visit our school website for more information about programming at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School, and registration guidance.

Math4Kids

Great page for parents and teachers to explore unique and engaging ways to learn math skills at home!

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