week of december 12th, 2022

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this week at ola

Monday, December 12th
  • Third Week of Advent - The Candle of Joy
  • School Faith Assembly led by Grade 1/2P at 9:00am - All welcome!
  • Collecting items for the Mustard Seed - Presentation during Assembly

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Milk delivered to students who ordered

Wednesday, December 14th

  • Christmas/Advent Concert 9:30-10:30am
  • Christmas/Advent Concert 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, December 15th

  • Caroling at Co-op 1:00-2:30pm (time may change)

Friday, December 16th

  • Better together

the mustard seed

The Mustard Seed is in urgent need of winter clothing. Please send these donations to school with your children. We will be collecting these items until Friday, December 16th. To read more about the services they provide, please visit https://theseed.ca/services.

Advent/Christmas Concert Tickets

As mentioned earlier, each family will receive 2 tickets for the morning Christmas Advent concert, as well as 2 tickets to the evening Christmas Advent concert

In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment, we will NOT be printing paper tickets. Instead, admission will be reserved for each family and checked off upon entering the school for the concert.

We look forward to sharing the joy of the Christmas and Advent Season with you.

VIP Parking and Seating Passes

Our VIP parking and front row seating fundraiser for our Evening Concert will be drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. The winners will be notified on this day. The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, Dec. 12th. We will have 3 winners, each winner will get 4 front row seats and one VIP Parking Stall at the front door for this year’s Christmas/Advent Concert. Thanks for participating in this fundraiser for Lurana Shelter.

looking ahead...

Tuesday, December 20th

  • Advent Mass at OLA church 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday December 21st - January 3rd

  • Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 4th

  • Welcome Back and Happy New Year
  • Early dismissal at 2:19pm - Dress-up - Wear Comfy Clothes

2022 EICS Basket of blessings advent challenge for lurana shelter

Please click the link below to see how you can help support Lurana House this Advent Season.

message from eics re: k-4 curriculum implementation

We are in the process of implementing a new curriculum in three courses: Physical Education and Wellness at all grades, and English Language Arts and Literature as well as Mathematics in grades 1-4.

Along with many of the same knowledge and skill outcomes as in our former curriculum, these courses come with new content and skills that require additional background work to ensure students have the exposure and practice to successfully interact with their new grade level expectations. On the upcoming report cards, students will receive a level of achievement based on the new curriculum outcomes.

In addition, some grade 1-4 teachers have chosen to pilot portions of, or the full draft of, the Science curriculum. As they pilot, teachers are invited to provide feedback to Alberta Education about the strengths and areas for improvement of the draft program. This commitment will support Alberta Education by having real classroom experiences to assist them in refining the courses before they are required to be implemented. This school year, students who are in classrooms where programs are being piloted will receive a level of achievement for the course and comments will reflect the student’s achievement with the draft knowledge and skill components.

Parents can support their children with the expectations of any of the new curriculum in similar ways to their support in the past. Read with children and ask questions about what they noticed in the text, what they wonder about, and what they might want to explore further. Take opportunities to ask math questions when cooking or shopping, or when you are out walking. After walking or engaging in a physical activity, ask questions about how the activity impacts their physical and mental feelings. These all bring awareness to the connection between curriculum and our lives outside of school which will enhance students’ abilities to engage with their school work.

This link shares information for parents.
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Please join us for the next meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023

To connect with your OLA School Council, please email schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

Joining us at School Council meetings allows you to work closely with parents, teachers and the school leadership team to plan and implement enhanced programming and special events for students and our school community!

2022-2023 OLA Yearbook

We are hoping to have a yearbook this year but need your help.

If you can be part of the yearbook creation process, please reach out to the school office as soon as possible.

this week at ola

wearing Christmas colours

Grade One Leading Faith Assembly

FacetoFace Retreat

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Land Acknowledgement treaty 6 by Grade 1/2P

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EICS Partners with Lurana Shelter

Providing a continuum of care to women and children seeking refuge from abusive situations.

Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7