Together in Learning and Faith

September 27, 2018 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

OLA'S Parent School Council!

Thank you to everyone who gathered on Tuesday evening to form our new Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Parent School Council . . . Pre-K to Grade 4 version. Together we are stronger! Thank you to Justine Wright Fort Saskatchewan's Board Trustee for guiding through this process and bridging the journey. Thank you to the following amazing people who demonstrated such great support and excitement in building our community together: Amber, Heather, Terra, Lucille, Crystal, Laura, Julie, Stephanie, Natalie, Stephanie, Sam, Jade, Nadine, Jacqueline, Scheila, Nicole, Mrs. Earle, Ms Cyca, Mrs. Weller and Mme Gravelle.


So grateful to the following people who are forming the 2018-2019 OLA PSC Executive:


Chair: Heather Sprackin

Vice-Chair: Sam LeDrew

Treasurer: Julie Berardi

Secretary: Jade King


Huge thanks to these leaders who are willing to share their time and talents with our awesome OLA Catholic School community.

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We are so looking forward to your participation and support...a little or a lot. We are grateful for any and all participation from parents!


Keep your eyes peeled for a letter coming home inviting you to join in the opportunities and events at OLA, whether it be to help coordinate, deliver, design, order, prepare, share or guide...regularly or one time events. There are many opportunities to get involved that fit every schedule.


Your child's school life journey and learning is always enriched by your participation!

Sign Up Sheets Coming Home Soon!

Please sign up!



Children and parents love having Milk programs and Hot Lunch programs at school. These are a few of the big year-long programs we would love to offer and need regular volunteers to make happen. Thank you offering your help where possible.

OLA Declares READIN Month!

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ReadIn Week is October 1-5, but reading is so important that OLA is declaring the whole month of October ReadIn month. We invite parents to share with their children their favourite books growing up, or connect with your child's teacher and coordinate a time to read your favourite book to your child's class. Let's celebrate reading all month long!

Practicing some mindfulness with a Hoberman Sphere.

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Demographic Confirmation & Yearly Consent Forms

If you have not already done so please take a few minutes to complete your child's Demographic Confirmation and Yearly Consent Forms on PowerSchool. Having the most up-to-date information about our students ensures that we receive all available funding to support your child's learning - and that we have current information to reach you during the day if necessary. Please contact May-Lee in the office at 780-998-3716 if you have any questions. You can access your PowerSchool ParentPortal here.


The annual consent forms allow your child full participation in all activities, field trips and events for optimal learning at OLA. Thank you for completing these forms so your child experiences the full learning benefits at OLA.

Terry Fox Run

God blessed us with a beautiful fall day to remember and honour a Canadian hero! Together our school community raised over $240 for cancer research.

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Our Monday Faith Assembly

Everyone is welcome to join us at 9:00 am on Monday mornings as we gather to pray as a school community, to share and celebrate our successes, and learn what's coming up next!

OLA Staff Retreat

The OLA Learning Team focused on three areas: Building Strong Connections, Deepening our Faith and bringing our faith them of `We Are God`s Masterpiece` alive, and Strengthening our Team. Thanks to our volunteer chefs, Mr. and Mrs. Willsher and Mr. and Mrs. Gravelle, we also broke bread together with delicious meals.

OLA Sleep Stars

Here are some of the OLA Sleep Star Tips the children learned last week:


  1. Being physically active helps our whole body stay healthy and happy. Because sometimes stress can affect sleep, being physically active is extra important. Physical activity helps to reduce our stress levels. Make sure you are getting 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. That means your cheeks should be red and you should feel warm and sweaty for 60 minutes every single day!
  2. Did you know that our bodies produce a hormone called melatonin, which is our sleep hormone. Our bodies' ability to produce this sleep hormone is affected by light. If you are in front of the bright lights of a television, computer or cell phone before bed, your body will not make enough melatonin for you to get a good night's sleep.
  3. Have you ever heard about "sleep hygiene?" This is about the things you do to help you sleep. We talked about listening to calming music, reading a book, following your routine every night, and not being in front of a media screen.
  4. Hitting the snooze button in the morning may seem like a great way to get a little more sleep but it can actually work against you. By only sleeping for a few minutes, your sleep patterns are interrupted and you don't get to either of the 2 types of sleep we learned about. If you want to hit the snooze button because you're still tired, go to bed earlier to hit your good deep sleep patterns for a really good Sleep Star rest.

Family Wellness News

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Please click here for a larger version Dr. Jody Carrington's poster.


And, please visit our website for more parent workshop opportunities.

OLA Parish News

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Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, October 1


  • Faith Assembly 9:00 am - please join us!
  • Lifetouch School Picture Day


Wednesday, October 3


  • Spirit Day - Favourite Sports Team & Jersey Day!
  • Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm
  • School Bus Evacuation Drill after the buses leave OLA in the afternoon


October 5 No School for Students - Staff Professional Development Day

Looking A Little Further Ahead...

October:

8 - No School - Thanksgiving Day - We are Blessed

9 - No assembly because we are at mass tomorrow

10 - 9:30AM Thanksgiving Mass at OLA Parish - All are welcome to attend

10 - Registration Deadline for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation

11 - Grade 3 visit the Ukrainian Village

11 - OLA PSC School Council Meeting at 7pm - All parents encouraged to attend

12 - First class for First Reconciliation Church 6:30 - 7:30 pm at OLA

15 - Dr. Jody Carrington Parent Series - See poster above


For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar at ola.eics.ab.ca/about/calendar.

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

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