Together in Learning and Faith

December 16 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

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Daily Advent Celebration

This week we again invite you to join us at 9:00 am in the gym as we continue our Advent journey and prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Christ. We will be lighting three candles on our Advent Wreath, helping banish the winter darkness with the Candle of Hope, the Candle of Peace, and this week's candle, the Candle of Joy. This candle is rose or pink in colour which is the liturgical colour for joy. We will also continue with our Jesse tree; sharing Bibles stories and learning about our salvation history. Here are a few questions to ask your child about what they learned during the second week of Advent:

  • What is Jacob's ladder? (In a dream, Jacob saw a ladder connecting heaven and earth. It represents the connection he had with God)
  • Why did God make Joseph a powerful man in Egypt? (So he could save his family, descendants of Abraham, as God promised Abraham)
  • Why is a frog on a lily pad a symbol for Moses? (Frogs spend time in the reeds just as Moses was protected and found in the reeds on the Nile river)
  • Who wrote many of the psalms? (King David)
  • What is the visitation? (When Mary went to see her cousin, Elizabeth)

May we, by our actions, help to prepare the way for the coming of Peace.

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Advent Concert

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Thank you!

Thank you to the many families who participated in the VIP Draw! Together you raised just less than $300 that will be shared between Catholic Social Services Valeda House and our Chalice Foster Child! Thank you so much for your generosity!!

4V - The hands and feet of Christ

Mrs. Vukovic and her students in 4V created beautiful cards of hope for the homeless on Boyle Street. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.
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Christmas Greetings from our Chalice Foster Child

"Many warm greetings to you. I hope that you are perfect fine. I am also well and joyfully wish you Holy Merry Christmas and successful Happy New Year 2019. I have prepared well with my sister for the celebrations.

Thanks, with best wishes.

Yours sincerelly,

Ivo Mapunda"

Mbinga, Tanzania

Kindergarten Fun at Muttary Conservatory!

Grade 3 Lego Bridges

Grade 2 Magnet T-Pet


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Grade 4 Science Workshop

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Just Reading by the Fireplace . . .

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Look WHO Came to Pre-K!

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Final Call....

We are always grateful when parents participate in their child's education, and invest in the school they spend a great deal of time in. Please join us in continuing to build OLA's richness.

In January we will be kicking off OLA's options, and we are inviting parents to offer workshops for children. These would be offered on the first Wednesday of each month, in the afternoon (one hour time slot). There would be a grade 1&2 session and simultaneously a 3&4 session. If you are interested in offering a workshop, please connect with Mrs. Weller or Mme Gravelle before the end of the week.

Milk Day this Monday!

We have a special OLA family who would love to treat the whole school to milk at lunch on Monday, December 17th. They have offered to provide a milk alternative for children who are lactose intolerant.

Please take a moment to email our OLA Club Moo Coordinator, Mrs. Jacqueline Holder, to let her know your child's name, class, and if they need a non-milk alternative . . . or if you would like your child not to receive milk.

Jacqueline Holder

OLA Club Moo representative

Focus on Tech: Keeping our Children Safe Online

As we head into the holidays, when we may be watching more movies, how do we know what movies are appropriate for our children and will fill them with good, rich content?

Click here for:

Movie reviews by Common Sense Media

Click here for the

Best Family Movies of 2018

In this section of the newsletter, we will work to help educate parents to keep children safe while they are online or during their screen time by highlighting upcoming workshops or articles about technology and kids.

Take a moment to read the following blog:

How Plugged-In Families Can Have a Device-Free(ish) Holiday

OLA School Council News

Bottle Drive Coming!

Your OLA School Council will be holding a bottle drive in early January. Please save those bottles! More details to follow soon.

Boston Pizza Operation Educations

Please continue to send your Boston Pizza receipts to school - this fundraiser will be "wrapping up" December 31st!

OLA Parish News

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Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, December 17

  • Advent Jesse Tree Celebration 9:00 am in the gym - please join us!
  • Milk Day at OLA - Thank you to our MILK SECRET SANTA . . .

Tuesday, December 18

  • Advent Jesse Tree Celebration 9:00 am in the gym - please join us!
  • Choir & Handbells perform at Dr. Turner Lodge 10:30 - 11:00 am (leaving @ 10:00 am)
  • Parish Priests visit classrooms

Wednesday, December 19

  • Advent Jesse Tree Celebration 9:00 am in the gym - please join us!
  • Panago Hot Lunch

Thursday, December 20

  • Advent Jesse Tree Celebration 9:00 am in the gym - please join us!

Friday, December 21

  • Advent Jesse Tree Celebration 9:00 am in the gym - please join us!
  • Deadline to order Hot Lunch for January - March
  • Last day of school for 2018 - Wishing you a blessed, Christ-filled Christmas!

And a Little Further Ahead . . .

January 7 First day of school for 2019 - Welcome Back!

January 9 Hot Lunch provided by Fort High Foods (by pre-order only)

January 9 Early Dismissal and OLA Spirit Theme Day: PJ Day

January 12 Registration deadline for First Eucharist in 2019

For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar.

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here and our Pre-K Calendar here.

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