week of may 29th, 2023

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost will be celebrated on May 28th this year. It is one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. The Gospel reminds us that the Holy Spirit has the power to reach every one of us and surround us with peace and faith. May the Holy Spirit be with you today and always!

this week at ola

Monday, May 29th

  • School Faith Assembly at 9am - All Welcome!

Tuesday, May 30th

  • Better Together

Wednesday, May 31st

  • Better Together

Thursday, June 1st

  • T/TH Kindergarten Class Photo

Friday, June 2nd

  • Better Together

looking ahead

Tuesday, June 6th

  • Grade 3 & 4 going to DCC for the St. John Paul II drama theatre presentation of Shrek

Wednesday, June 7th

  • Early Dismissal 2:19pm - Beach Day!

Friday, June 9th

  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Grade 4 Farewell 9:45-10:45am
  • Parent School Council Meeting 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday, June 14th

  • OLA Play Day

Wednesday, June 21st

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Grade 4 Year End Field Trip to Millenium Place

Thursday, June 22nd

  • T/TH Kindergarten Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Friday, June 23rd

  • M/W Kindergarten Field Trip to Edmonton Valley Zoo

Tuesday, June 27th

  • Last Day of School! Report cards shared with families on Wednesday, June 28th
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a message from your parent school council

If you have any ideas or feedback, please send us an email at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 13th, at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

OLA Playground Update

OLA Families and Friends

The Fort Saskatchewan Catholic Schools Parents Society is proud to announce that we will be building a playground this summer at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. The playground construction will start over summer break and should be complete for the start of the new school year!

After completion of the St. John Paul II Catholic School playground in 2021 the FSCSPS jumped right into the OLA playground project. After 2 years of Grant applications, business letters, and fundraising the parents, teachers, students and community members involved have reached our fundraising goal to complete another playground for our students!

This project would not have been possible without the support of our community as a whole. We are blessed to live in a community that looks out for one another and can support each other everyday.

Our Sponsors:

-Alberta Governments Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Grant

-The City of Fort Saskatchewan School Playground Grant, Keyera, Plains Midstream, Enbridge, Twice But Nice, and OLA Parent School Council

We look forward to all the joy it will bring our students and community members for many years to come!

We shared the final design with the students at our last assembly! If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact us by email at fsplaygroundsociety@gmail.com

this week at ola

rosary walk

library learning commons

Ukrainian Village Field Trip

may: Inclusive Learning Services: Monthly Home Connections


Learn how your child approaches new things. Does your child love new experiences and participate right away? Or does he/she need to watch and listen first and is more careful with new experiences?

Recognize your child’s learning style. Is your child more hands on or do they learn best by looking and listening?

How does your child react to change? Be prepared and help them prepare for changes. Is your child flexible or do they become upset with change?

A child’s activity level can affect their preferences. Does your child prefer quiet activities or more active settings?

Celebrate your child when they advocate and share their needs and what works best for them. We are all different and learn differently, no two brains are the same!


Has your little one established a dominant hand? Do lots of 2 handed activities: have them help in the kitchen to open open containers (Ziploc bags, containers or jars), help with washing dishes or mixing. In the bathroom have them open the toothpaste tube and play scoop and pouring games in the tub. Play puzzles and games or colour on tummies on the floor.


  • Play ‘Simon Says’ to practice following directions with more than one step:

    • Example of 1-step direction: Simon says, clap your hands

    • Example of 2-step direction: Simon Says, touch your nose and turn around

    • Example of 3-step direction: Simon Says, stand up, spin around, and jump

    • You can take turns being “Simon” to practice following AND giving directions!

community events and bulletins

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Apple Donations

Thank you to Chris' No Frills in Fort Saskatchewan for donating apples to the school.

eics registration for 2023/2024

Kindergarten registration for EICS schools is OPEN and available online.

Elk Island Catholic Schools invites and welcomes families of young learners into our faith-based, inclusive Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. EICS offers a variety of Pre­-Kindergarten programs to support all of our little learners. ALL early learners are welcome! Thank you for your interest in Elk Island Catholic Schools, we look forward to journeying with you and your child! We have programs to support both Pre-K PUF Learners & Independent Learners

Click here to learn about our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

2023-2024 School Calendar

The 2023-2024 school year calendars have been approved by the EICS Board of Trustees and are now available for viewing.

Please visit the EICS blog post linked here.

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Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7