Virtually Together @ OLA

Learning & Faith - May 24, 2020

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Catholic Education Week - United in Prayer

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#EICSCatholic #IBelieveInCatholicEducation

Blue for Catholic Education 💙

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Quotes from 1/2KS

What does Catholic Education mean to you and why do we love being in a Catholic school?

  • God loves us
  • He loves me
  • Meeting new friends
  • We are LOVED - First, Last and ALWAYS
  • People share
  • We aren't forced to do anything and be ourselves

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Grace Newsletter

Special Catholic Education Week Edition

ABC of Catholic Education

What Pope Francis Has to Say

ACSTA Fact Sheet 2020

Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association

Where in Canada is Mme Gravelle this week?

We are continuing our Cross-Canada tour! Watch the video below (click the box below the picture) and find out!

Email us your guesses at ola@eics.ab.ca or share them on Facebook @OLASchoolFtSask! Families with correct guesses will be announced next week!

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Love and Appreciation!

As mentioned in the video, this week we say a thank you to the following staff who have dedicated significant time, love, connection and creativity to assist in your child's learning and growing in class and virtually. We ask that you share with them lots of love! Thank you to:


~Mrs. Fricke ~ Mrs. Kellogg ~ Mrs. Latreille ~ Mrs. Merrick ~

~ Mrs. McCloy ~ Mrs. Liber ~ Mrs. Reist ~ Mrs. Vriens ~

~ and to Mr. Limon, our evening custodian ~


If some of our amazing support staff have been working one-on-one with your child, in small groups or support for the class community and close connections have been made, we ask for your help in talking with your child about this transition. With your support and patient guidance, these conversations will allow them to work through the beautiful connections, and provide the the opportunity for them to transition with thanks and appreciation.


If you would like to send in a video message to our amazing support staff and librarian, please feel free to email it to ola@eics.ab.ca and we would be happy to compile all your messages of love and appreciation and share it with the team.


All of the teachers work closely with our support staff, and supportive programming for your child is always co-developed with your child's teacher. Your child's learning and support will continue. It may look a little different. We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher to discuss this transition and your child's learning moving forward.

Growing Brains & Sharing Smiles

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Outdoor Art / Outdoor Learning!

When you turn 7 & 11, you go to 7-11 for a Slurpee to Celebrate!

When you turn 7 & 11...........you go to 7-11 for a Slurpee to Celebrate!

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Mass Live streamed Wednesday, May 27 @ 10:00AM

Please join all Fort Saskatchewan schools for

mass at 10AM on Wednesday, May 27th co-hosted by OLA and SJXXIIII.


Mass will be live streamed from the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Parish Facebook page. OLA and SJXXIII staff will be assisting Father with music ministry, prayers and readings.


All whole class google meets will be replaced by mass at 10AM.


Looking forward to sharing mass with you!

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The Chicks are hatching SOON! Watch the live stream!

Mrs. Lukie is so excited because the chicks will be hatching this week!



She is going to arrange a live streaming of these amazing moments on the OLA Facebook page between Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Keep checking the facebook page!


And there's more! Mrs. Lukie has prepared Lunch Time Playlists you can listen with your family, to Sing-A-longs, Snap, Lap and Rap, Skips and Dip, and the awaited chicken eggs so we can watch them hatch and grow!! Check it out!


Check out Mrs. Lukie's Music Lab website!

This week's focus...

Learning and Connecting

Events & Connects will be updated daily.


Monday, May 25

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • Pre-K AM Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Team Connect @ 1:00pm
  • Pre-K AM Google Meet @ 2:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Tuesday, May 26

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Webinar: Supporting Student Mental Health Before, During, After the Pandemic 1:30-3:30pm (Presented by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium) - Many OLA staff are attending and unavailable during this Learning Session
  • OLA School Council Meeting Google Meet @ 7:00pm - please join us! (Google Meet link will be sent to your email 30 minutes prior to start time.)


Wednesday, May 27

  • Happy Birthday Joey in Pre-K AM!
  • Teachers Google Meet 9:00am
  • Mother Mary Mass with OLA & St. John XXIII Schools Facebook Live @ 10:00am Father Kris will be blessing our Grade 4 Farewell crosses at this Mass
  • OLA Student Support Team Google Meet @ 2:45pm


Thursday, May 28

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 11:00am (please note time change)
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • SLS Faith Team Virtual Meeting & Recording @ 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Team Connect Google Meet @ 1:00pm
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 2:00pm


Friday, May 29

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Screen Free Friday
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 10:30am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • SLS Wellness Team Virtual Meeting @ 12:30pm

  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Saturday, May 30

  • Happy Birthday Avery in 1/2KS!
  • Happy Birthday Carter in 1/2KS!


Sunday, May 31

  • Feast of Pentecost Come Holy Spirit!


Please share your photos with our OLA Family, we miss you!

Registration at OLA for 2020-2021 is still OPEN!

Know of a family in the community ready for Kindergarten? Please invite them to come play, learn, and grow with us!

To register for Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2020. Please visit our school website for more information about programming at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School, and registration guidance.

OLA May MakerSpace Challenge!

Mrs. Merrick has put together an awesome MakerSpace Challenge for students . . . can't wait to see what our students create. Game ON!
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Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Your EICS Wellness Team has created a huge array of resources and links that may be helpful during this challenging time. Please follow the link below to find assistance in any of the following areas:

Mark Your Calendars!

OLA School Council Meeting

This Tuesday May, 26 @ 7pm


Please join us for our second Google Meet School Council meeting at 7pm on Tuesday May 26. Thank you to all the families who joined us in April for a very successful meeting! We look forward to another! We will be discussing transitioning students to next year's classes, celebrating our grade 4s, school re-entry, budgets and much much more. We look forward to your participation and contributions!



Google meet links will be shared next week along with further details about how to Google Meet. :-)

Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day (Official Lyric Video)
Math4Kids

Great page for parents and teachers to explore unique and engaging ways to learn math skills at home!

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