Week of September 7, 2020
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This week @ OLA
Monday, September 7
- Labour Day - No School
Tuesday, September 8
Welcome Back! First day of school for all students
Grades 1 - 4 are invited to enjoy play time in their play areas outside (see further into the newsletter) beginning at 8:33am when supervision begins. Please note: Children dropped off prior to 8:33am will be unsupervised.
Kindergarten students are invited to enter the school upon arrival between 8:35am and 8:45am
Wednesday, September 9
Thursday, September 10
Friday, September 11
To see what is up and coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.
You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.
Arriving and Playing in the Morning
If you are dropping your child off, thank you for using the three drop off and pick up points identified on the map above (white arrows). Thank you also for organizing a meeting place inside the play area, to meet your child after school so that together you may exit the play area and return to your car.
Grade 1 - 4 children are invited to play in their morning play areas from 8:33am - 8:45am (Green Area = Grade 3&4; Purple Area = 1&2) When the bell rings at 8:45am, students in grades 1-4 will go to their entrance doors and wait on a polka dot while their teacher welcomes them into the school in their colour groups. Kindergarten children are encouraged to enter the school through their entrance door upon their arrival between 8:33am and 8:45am.
Children will have staggered recess for outdoor play, three times in the day. These recess will include their cohorts of Kindergarten - Grade 2, and Grade 3 & 4. During their staggered recess, their cohorts will enjoy the full play area. Our little Kinders will enjoy two recesses while they become efficient in their routines. With all grades, while the weather is beautiful we will spend additional time outside getting fresh air and engaging in some learning activities in the play field or in OLA's Outdoor Classroom.
The health and wellness of OLA Children continues to be a priority.
Quick Informative Videos at Your Fingertips!
Please visit our OLA website at ola.eics.ab.ca for great informative videos to continue kicking off a positive school year!
Forms to Complete
Please take the time to sign into your PowerSchool account and review the following items.
- Demographic Forms
- Student Consent Forms
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716. She is happy to help!
Below is an information PDF on how to find these forms on your PowerSchool account. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716.
Establishing Your Child's Baseline
Many children have pre-existing conditions that will help your child's teacher and the OLA team navigate through symptoms. It is encouraged that if your child has allergies or other pre-existing conditions to have a Covid Test while the symptoms are present. Having a negative test during these symptoms establishes your child's baseline normal. Once a negative test is achieved, please connect with Mme Gravelle or Mrs. Weller at 780-998-3716.
OLA School Council News
Welcome back! Our school council Executive would like to invite everyone to our first school council meeting of the 2020/2021 school year. Anyone with a student of OLA in their care is welcome to attend this meeting.
It will take place Virtually via Google Meet, Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm.
A link will be sent to you the day before we meet! Please check the spam/junk mail folder if you don’t receive the link.
Elections will take place during this meeting. Nominations for all positions will be taken during the meeting.
Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.