Week of October 5, 2020
Children are embracing our theme!
3 & 4 K Terry Fox Run
Terry Fox Run
This week @ OLA
Monday, October 5
- World Teacher's Day - Send an email to your child's teacher thanking them for all they do!
- A great day to learn and grow together!
- K - 2 Cohort Assembly - 12:19 p.m.
- 3 & 4 Cohort Assembly - 12:51 p.m.
- OLA Student Support Team meet to collaboratively plan Learning and Wellness success for all students
Tuesday, October 6
More spectacular learning and growing!
Wednesday, October 7
Early Dismissal - 2:19 pm
OLA School Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky Day - Break all the fashion rules!
Thursday, October 8
A great day to be in community together!
Friday, October 9
Professional Learning Day for Staff - No School for students
Monday, October 12 - Happy Thanksgiving! See everyone on October 13th
Tuesday, October 13
- Virtual School Council Meeting @ 7pm - Google Meet link will be emailed to you today. Looking forward to seeing you! **Sorry for the confusion in the email of Sept. 17ths meeting**
To see what is up and coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.
You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.
Masks, Front Doors and Connecting
Take Advantage of Play Time
Easing into the day truly sets children up for success. Play time before school settles their heart, mind, body and soul. Arriving on time also allows them to ease into their day with their peers. It prevents them from feeling rushed or having to play catch up.
If you drop your child off at school, thank you for doing so between 8:33am, when supervision and outdoor play begins, and before 8:45am.
At 8:45am, all exterior doors are locked and children are beginning their learning. Should you arrive after 8:45am, it is important that you and your child go to the front doors to be let in. As your child's entry door is closed and locked, they will not have access there. Please call the office at 780-998-3716 when you arrive at the front door so we can meet you and your child out front. Thank you for not ringing the bell as it rings throughout the school as well as in classrooms which disrupting learning. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us in the office. We are here to help.
Masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3
Your child will be receiving their masks soon. There was a misunderstanding with regards to who was to receive masks when they arrived in early September. God bless one of our moms who contacted the school for clarification as it prompted us to dig a little deeper...Your child's two Alberta Government issued masks are on their way to OLA. When they arrive, they will be distributed to the Kindergarten to Grade 3 students. Thank you for your patience, and partnership! Masks for Kindergarten to Grade 3 children continue to be optional and highly recommended.
We appreciate how challenging it is for you to keep your child at home when they experience symptoms, and keep them home until symptoms resolve. The impacts are far reaching and sometimes complicated. We also understand how much we want to cheat.
We thank you so much for following the Alberta Education guidelines to safeguard your child and family's health and safety, as well as the students and staff at OLA. Thank you for continuing to keep the lines of communication open with your child's teachers so that learning can continue in the areas of literacy and numeracy at home. To connect with your child's teacher, please email them. Feel free to call us at school at 780-998-3716 to leave a message for them or you can email them through the school website. Simply click here.
We are so grateful for your partnership, patience, commitment, love and engagement in these unprecedented times, for which there is no manual.
May we continue to offer each other prayers and Grace. May we continue to laugh and find joy throughout it all.
2C Celebrations Orange Shirt Day
We've Got Something Special for you.....
In Search Of...You Can Help!
Looking to purge a little? A little fall cleaning? OLA is in search of the following items. If you have them to donate, we would be SO appreciative!! Thank you for sending them with your child so they can bring them to the office or call us when you drop them off and we will meet you at the front doors. For the health and safety of the children, these items will remain out of circulation for three days prior to use. Thank you in advance for your donation!!
- Scrabble Games
- Scrabble letter squares
- Magnetic letters
- Chalk board erasers
Every Child Matters
Student Illness and your Child's Learning
- Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Chills Painful swallowing, Stuffy Nose, Headache, Muscle or joint aches, Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion, Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite), Loss of sense of smell or taste, Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.
Please email Mrs. Desaulniers, email@example.com and cc: your child's homeroom teacher to share what symptoms your child is experiencing as well as an approximate date for your child's return so we can plan for your child's learning and growing in Literacy and Numeracy while away.
1 & 2 M Orange Shirt Day
Joy Finding 3 & 4 K Project
Congratulations! Thank you for your Faith Leadership!
First Communion Celebrants!
First Communion and Reconciliation
If you would like your child to receive their First Communion this year and they have not yet celebrated their First Reconciliation, please contact the OLA Parish office at 780-998-3288 to make an appointment to meet with Father Kris.
Terry Fox Run
Thanksgiving Pumpkin in 3K
Quick Informative Videos at Your Fingertips!
Please visit our OLA website at ola.eics.ab.ca for great informative videos to continue kicking off a positive school year!
Kindergarten Joy Project
Forms to Complete
Please take the time to sign into your PowerSchool account and review the following items.
- Demographic Forms
- Student Consent Forms
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716. She is happy to help!
Below is an information PDF on how to find these forms on your PowerSchool account. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716.
Establishing Your Child's Baseline
Many children have pre-existing conditions that will help your child's teacher and the OLA team navigate through symptoms. It is encouraged that if your child has allergies or other pre-existing conditions to have a Covid Test while the symptoms are present. Having a negative test during these symptoms establishes your child's baseline normal. Once a negative test is achieved, please connect with Mme Gravelle or Mrs. Weller at 780-998-3716.
4E Every Child Matters!
OLA School Council News
Congratulations and Welcome your new and returning OLA School Council Executive.
Chair - Heather Spracklin
Vice Chair – Sam LeDrew
Treasurer – Crystal Breault
Secretary – Terra Slaby
To connect with your OLA School Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at our next meeting, on Tuesday, October 13th @ 7:00pm.
Google Meet link will be shared with you that day.
Kindergarten Terry Fox Run
Mark Your Calendars
- October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
- November 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
- December 8, 2020 at 11:00 am (Daytime meeting)
- January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm
- March 2, 2021 at 11:00 am (Daytime meeting)
- April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm
- May 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
- June 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Working hard in Kindergarten
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