week of march 6th, 2023

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this week at ola

Monday, March 6th

  • School Faith Assembly led by 1S - 9:00am - Families Welcome!

Tuesday, March 7th

  • Saffron Centre Presentations
  • Milk delivered to those who ordered

Wednesday, March 8th

  • Better Together
Thursday, March 9th
  • Better Together

Friday, March 10th

  • Alberta Musical Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk Performance @ OLA
  • Kindergarten Report Cards shared with Families

looking ahead

Monday, March 13th

  • Evidence of Learning Portfolios shared with families this week
  • School Interview website opens to book 3-Way Conferences
  • Read-a-thon starts (more information to follow from School Council)
  • Peer Mentoring starts with St. Andre Bessette Catholic High School

Friday, March 17th

  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip - TELUS World of Science
  • Grade 4 In School Field Trip - Teacher's Pet
  • St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 20th

  • Parent School Council Meeting - 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 21st

  • Three Way Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm - Bookings will open Monday, March 13th

Wednesday, March 22nd

  • Hot Lunch - Freson Bros. for those who ordered
  • Kindergarten In-School Field Trip - The Breadlady
  • Three Way Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm - Bookings will open Monday, March 13th

Friday, March 24th

  • No School - Spring Break - Return to school Monday, April 3rd

March Madness with Books

There is a tournament of books happening this month called "March Madness" at OLA. This tournament will include 15 rounds of books to determine the champion book. Each round will have two books facing off, every class will vote for their favourite book and eventually the most popular book will be chosen at the end of the tournament. Let's continue reading, OLA!

Message from Education Minister LaGrange

Please see the following letter from the Minister of Education.

Minister letter to parents

Alberta Education Assurance Survey

If you have a child in grade 4 you would have received a survey from Alberta Education through the mail. Please watch for this.

We would encourage you to complete this survey. The AEA Parent survey has been extended to March 17th as there have been delays with mailouts for parent packages from Alberta Education.

Students in Grades 4 will also complete these surveys.

Thank you for sharing your voice with EICS.

registration opened February 1st, 2023

Kindergarten registration for EICS schools will begin ONLINE the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00 am. EICS schools will be sharing information about programming and open houses over the next few weeks on their school websites.

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

Note: Our Lady of the Angels Pre-Kindergarten program is numbers dependent.

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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a message from your parent school council

Read-a-thon begins March 13th. More details are to follow.

If you have any ideas or event suggestions, please email the School Council at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

We hope to see you at our next meeting on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 6 pm.

this week at ola


outdoor classroom


March: Inclusive Learning Services: Monthly Home Connections


Learn and teach your child about colours. Help your child learn the names of different colours. Match the same or different colours, while out and about ask children to find something that is green or the same color as something else, when requesting items specify colors (please give me a blue cup) or have your kiddos request a specific color item, and label colors as often as possible throughout conversation (I love the blue circle you made; I like your pink shirt).


Play on the Floor! Sitting or laying on tummies on the floor (cobra style) is good for core muscle development, postural control and can help develop hand dominance! Read a book, do a puzzle, play a game, colour a picture.


Play turn taking games with your child (e.g., building a tower together, playing simple board games, taking turns blowing bubbles) and help your child use social phrases like “my turn”, “your turn” and “good job”.

2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Please see the link below for information.

community events and bulletins

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Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7