Together in Learning and Faith
August 30 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School
Big Welcome Smiles from Mme Gravelle & Mrs. Weller, OLA's Principal & Assistant Principal
It is with great pleasure we welcome our families to Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School! With much excitement the staff are ready to open wide our doors to our new OLA Learning Community. We have a special little treat prepared for all those joining the OLA family on Tuesday, and a big treat by way of the beautiful learning environment the staff have worked hard to prepare for our little learners!
To help make the first day of school transition an easy one, here is some important information to help you on your way.
We hope you had a great summer! We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning.
Come and Celebrate
Our first bell rings at 8:45am. For the first day of school, thank you for arriving anytime after 8:25am as this will allow teachers to prepare their final special preparations for your arrival.
Parking & Driving your Child to School
For your child’s safety, please walk your child through the parking lot, or across the street using the crosswalk, to the front doors on the first day of school. If driving your child any other day of the school year, please walk them to the school playground for their before-school recess that begins at 8:30am. Children are encouraged to take the bus as the safest and most convenient way to get to and from school. Our parking is limited and this will help alleviate congestion before and after school.
If you would like more information about bussing, please contact Elk Island Catholic School’s Transportation department at 780-449-6480 or visit their website.
After School & Picking Up your child
Should your plans change throughout the day, please call the school at 780-998-3716 and we will make sure your child and their teacher know the new "getting home" plan. As gentle reminder, our teachers have full schedules throughout the day and may not have an opportunity to read an email you send during classroom time. A quick phone call to the office is best.
When there is a known change from your child's regular routine, we ask that you take a moment to write a note in their agenda.
Information about outdoor recess and inclement weather practices will be shared at a later date and will be found on our school website. Let's keep praying for warm weather and plenty of sun!
Lunch & Recess
Children are encouraged to bring a tea towel in their lunch kit to spread on their desk as a little picnic blanket. A tea towel helps keep your child’s workspace clean. At the end of lunch, your child will return the tea towel in their lunch kit for washing. Parents are also encouraged to prepare garbageless lunches by using reusable containers. Any garbage from lunch will be sent back in your child’s lunch kit. A great way to keep the garbage separate from your child’s food is to send a zip lock bag for garbage. Thank you for your help in caring for our environment.
Reporting Absences: Safe Arrival
It is our first priority every morning to ensure that all students are accounted for. Using this new tool helps us to expedite this process to ensure the safe arrival of all of our students. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our little people safe.
Learning and Growing Together: Under Construction
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Birthdays and Student Wellness
As a school division, EICS is moving to the practice of non-food rewards. Please refer to
To make the day special, we will be celebrating each children's birthday as part of our Monday Morning assemblies and daily morning announcements. Celebrating birthdays does NOT need to include a gift. Should you feel the need to acknowledge your child's birthday, here are some non-food ideas:
- a book for the classroom
- pencils or erasers
- fancy glue
- a gift for the classroom
In the interest of fairness to all, we will be sending home any food treats sent to school to share with classmates. Thank you for working with us - together we can all be part of this positive change!
Staff Selfie Day!
Looking Ahead . . .
September 4 First Day of School for Grade 1 - 4 . . . Welcome Back!
September 5 School Spirit Day - Wear your Favourite Colour
September 5 Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm
September 6 Welcome Back Assembly 9:00 am - please join us
September 13 Meet the Staff Evening 6:00 - 7:30 pm