Together in Learning and Faith
September 29, 2019
Orange Shirt Day Assembly this Monday
We acknowledge Orange Shirt Day in September because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools. September is also an excellent time to discuss racism and bullying and set the stage for a school year grounded in peace, love and kindness.
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.
Please make sure you wear your orange shirt on Monday!
Nutrien Seed Survivor
OLA's Annual Terry Fox Run
Celebrating Alberta Culture Days
Teachers are busy finalizing their plans for field trips and presentations for the year and we expect to have information about the exciting events they have planned for your child shortly. The fee for Field Trips and Presentations will be added to your child's PowerSchool account in October.
If the paying of fees is a financial difficulty you may be eligible for the EICS Fee Waiver Program, please visit the EICS website to learn more. The deadline for applications is December 13, 2019.
Join us for READ-IN Month!
Read-in Week is October 7-11 and this year's theme is "Celebrate with Stories."
We always love every and any reason to celebrate reading, so we have expanded Read-in Week to Read-in Month!
During the Month of October we are inviting you and your loved ones to come in and take a few moments (like 30 minutes) to share your favourite picture book with our students.
We are looking for Moms, Dads, Babas, Guidos, Aunties, Uncles, (you get the point) to share their love of learning and favourite books. We welcome you to join us for READ-IN.
Please contact Mrs. Wagner via email email@example.com for any questions and to arrange a time to share your favs with children and help spread a love of reading!
Thank you to our guests who have already signed up to share their love of reading!
School Spirit Theme
This Week Around OLA . . .
Circle of Security
OLA, in collaboration with St. John XXIII Catholic School and the Primary Care Network, invite you to connect with fellow families and further build expertise and knowledge to support your precious children. Please see details below. For more information, please feel free to connect with Eleanor Heesing at 780-995-9352 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited about this partnership and the workshop is FREE!
OLA School Council News
Boston Pizza's Operation Education
Your OLA School Council will be once again partnering with Boston Pizza for BP's Operation Education Fundraiser. Your OLA SC will get 5% back on all Boston Pizza receipts collected. Please tell all your friends and family to save their receipts from now until December 31st! Receipts can be dropped off at the school office. Thanks you!
FSCS Playground Society Presents
Parent's Night Out
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd 6:00 pm.
In support of the playgrounds to be built
Gather ALL of your friends and come to our Adults Only event to help us get the playground built!!
There will be...
- A DJ who will be taking requests!
- Door Prizes!!
- BIG auction items!!
- Plus you can call The Bears Den to book a table for your group in advance!
EVERYONE 18+ is welcome to join us at The Bears Den SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd 6:00 pm.
Tickets are $20/person and 100% of the proceeds go toward our goal of building the playgrounds for our students!!
To order your tickets you can email email@example.com, call 780-722-4442 or contacting us on our FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/fscatholicschoolsplaygroundsociety/
More ordering and payment options may become available soon.
Thank you for spreading the word to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbours!
OLA Parish News
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Catholic children in Grade 2 (or older) are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Our Lady of the Angels Parish.
Registration is open until October 4, 2019 - no late registrations will be accepted.
- October 12, 2019 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am (Parents and Children)
- October 19, 2019 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am (Children only)
- October 26, 2019 OLA Church 10:00 am
Registration forms may be found on our school webiste or at the church office. There is a $25 registration fee to cover the costs of materials. Please provide a copy of your child's baptism certificate when registering. Registration forms and payment may be sent to school with your child, or dropped off at the church office. Please call the OLA Church office at 780-998-3288 with any questions.
Upcoming Sacramental Programs
Looking Ahead . . .
Monday, September 30
Orange Shirt Day Assembly at 12:30 pm - everyone welcome!
Mrs. Heesing reads with 2C - Celebrating Stories
Students select their Power Options
Tuesday, October 1
- First milk delivery of the year for students who have pre-ordered
- Parish Visit at 9:00 am
- Mme Gravelle reads with our T/Th Pre-K/Kinders and with 1Oi - Celebrating Stories!
- Circle of Security Parenting Workshop begins at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 2
- School Spirit Day - Dress Like a Favourite Book Character!
- Boston Pizza Hot Lunch for students who have pre-ordered
- First Power Options of the Year for Grades 1 - 4
- Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm
Thursday, October 3
- Milk delivery for students who have pre-ordered
Friday, October 4
- Deadline to register for First Reconciliation at OLA Church
- School day for our M/W Kinders
and a Little Further Ahead . . .
October - Read In Month
October 7 - 11 Read In Week - Celebrate with Stories!
October 8 Pre-K/Kinder Safely on Board presentation
October 8 Circle of Security at OLA - Continued
October 9 Kindergarten Safely on Board presentation
October 10 Thanksgiving Mass at OLA Church 1:00pm - this date may change
October 11 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
October 12 First Reconciliation Class 10:00 am at OLA Church
October 14 Thanksgiving Day - NO SCHOOL
October 16 Alberta Opera Presents Sleeping Beauty 9:30am at St. John XXIII School
October 16 Booster Juice Lunch (by pre-order only)
October 16 Circle of Security at OLA - Continued
October 17 Lifetouch Picture Day
October 17 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm
October 19 First Reconciliation Class 10:00 am at OLA Church
October 26 First Reconciliation Celebration 10:00 am at OLA Church
To see what is coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.
You can check out our M/W Kinder calendar here,
and our Pre-K AM calendar here.