week of may 22nd, 2023

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Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus. The Feast of the Ascension is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into Heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. Today, we remember Jesus’ words to His disciples, “ I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”

this week at ola

Monday, May 22nd

  • Victoria Day - No School

Wednesday, May 24th

  • Rosary Walk

Thursday, May 25th

  • Stawnichy's Order Pickup 3:00-6:00pm

Friday, May 26th

  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip to Ukrainian Village
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looking ahead

Thursday, June 1st

  • T/TH Kindergarten Class Photo

Wednesday, June 7th

  • Early Dismissal 2:19pm - Beach Day!

Friday, June 9th

  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Grade 4 Farewell 9:45-10:45am
  • Parent School Council Meeting 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, June 14th

  • OLA Play Day

Wednesday, June 21st

  • Grade 4 Year End Field Trip to Millenium Place

Thursday, June 22nd

  • T/TH Kindergarten Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Friday, June 23rd

  • M/W Kindergarten Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Last Day of School! Report cards shared with families on Wednesday, June 28th
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Thank-you to our Parent School Council for sponsoring this event. Our students had a great day and were excited to experience Fitset Ninja.

a message from your parent school council

Delivery for Stawnichy's is scheduled for May 25th. Please come between 3:00-6:00pm to pick up your orders. These products must be refrigerated so please be sure to come.

We are on the final stretch of raising funds for our new playground equipment and have a few fundraisers currently available.

If you have any ideas or feedback, please send us an email at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 13th, at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

OLA Playground Update

OLA Families and Friends

The Fort Saskatchewan Catholic Schools Parents Society is proud to announce that we will be building a playground this summer at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. The playground construction will start over summer break and should be complete for the start of the new school year!

After completion of the St. John Paul II Catholic School playground in 2021 the FSCSPS jumped right into the OLA playground project. After 2 years of Grant applications, business letters, and fundraising the parents, teachers, students and community members involved have reached our fundraising goal to complete another playground for our students!

This project would not have been possible without the support of our community as a whole. We are blessed to live in a community that looks out for one another and can support each other everyday.

Our Sponsors:

-Alberta Governments Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Grant

-The City of Fort Saskatchewan School Playground Grant, Keyera, Plains Midstream, Enbridge, Twice But Nice, and OLA Parent School Council

We look forward to all the joy it will bring our students and community members for many years to come!

We shared the final design with the students at our last assembly! If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact us by email at fsplaygroundsociety@gmail.com

this week at ola

Catholic Education Week - Walking together in Catholic Education

outdoor classroom day

fitset ninja course

grade 4

may: Inclusive Learning Services: Monthly Home Connections


Learn how your child approaches new things. Does your child love new experiences and participate right away? Or does he/she need to watch and listen first and is more careful with new experiences?

Recognize your child’s learning style. Is your child more hands on or do they learn best by looking and listening?

How does your child react to change? Be prepared and help them prepare for changes. Is your child flexible or do they become upset with change?

A child’s activity level can affect their preferences. Does your child prefer quiet activities or more active settings?

Celebrate your child when they advocate and share their needs and what works best for them. We are all different and learn differently, no two brains are the same!


Has your little one established a dominant hand? Do lots of 2 handed activities: have them help in the kitchen to open open containers (Ziploc bags, containers or jars), help with washing dishes or mixing. In the bathroom have them open the toothpaste tube and play scoop and pouring games in the tub. Play puzzles and games or colour on tummies on the floor.


  • Play ‘Simon Says’ to practice following directions with more than one step:

    • Example of 1-step direction: Simon says, clap your hands

    • Example of 2-step direction: Simon Says, touch your nose and turn around

    • Example of 3-step direction: Simon Says, stand up, spin around, and jump

    • You can take turns being “Simon” to practice following AND giving directions!

community events and bulletins

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Apple Donations

Thank you to Chris' No Frills in Fort Saskatchewan for donating apples to the school.

eics registration for 2023/2024

Kindergarten registration for EICS schools is OPEN and available online.

Elk Island Catholic Schools invites and welcomes families of young learners into our faith-based, inclusive Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. EICS offers a variety of Pre­-Kindergarten programs to support all of our little learners. ALL early learners are welcome! Thank you for your interest in Elk Island Catholic Schools, we look forward to journeying with you and your child! We have programs to support both Pre-K PUF Learners & Independent Learners

Click here to learn about our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

nature kindergarten


Nature Kindergarten is an optional program available to students at St. John XXIII and OLA in Fort Saskatchewan. Children will continue in their regular Kindergarten classrooms as per the EICS Kindergarten calendar, attending nature kindergarten on the other days providing an option to attend kindergarten full-time.

This early years enrichment opportunity will allow children to spend the vast majority of their day outside engaged in meaningful ways with their body, mind and spirit while located in a natural setting. Working as a group of explorers, nature-based kindergarten children will be given additional outdoor opportunities to be self-directed through their own curiosity and play. Using multiple natural learning environments, children will develop confidence in their own abilities to investigate and to collaborate outdoors and within their natural environment. Children will be physically active and engaged in movement skills that will facilitate their balance, stamina and strength.

  • Age requirement is 5 years old by December 31, 2023
  • Nature Kindergarten will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and scheduled Fridays for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Fees: $425 per month

To register in the Nature Kindergarten program at OLA, please follow the above registration link, and complete the Kindergarten registration form and then complete the Nature Kindergarten form.

If you would like more information or have questions, please call the school at 780-998-3716.

2023-2024 School Calendar

The 2023-2024 school year calendars have been approved by the EICS Board of Trustees and are now available for viewing.

Please visit the EICS blog post linked here.

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Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7