Together in Learning and Faith
June 23 - Our Lady of the Angels School
SLS Faith Team Lemonade Stand
The lemonade costs 50¢ per cup. The Faith Team is also serving iced tea and pink lemonade. We are hoping to raise $150 for Valeda House to accomplish our goal from the beginning of the year.
The stand will be hosted at lunch recess.
Time to kick off summer with some cool lemonade!
Avery & Kayden
on behalf of the
Servant Leadership Squad Faith Team
Transportation for Next Year
Transportation Services has asked that if there will be a change in the busing for your child next year to please submit a new Transportation Request. These are required if:
- your child will be attending a different school (ie. Grade 4's moving to St. John Paul II)
- new drop-off or pick-up location
- students wishing to access busing for the first time
Please follow these simple step to submit a new Transportation Request:
- Log into your PowerSchool ParentPortal
- Select "SchoolEngage - Student Forms" from the menu of the left
- Once you are in the form management system please choose the student you are requesting transportation for and click "New" beside the form titled "Transportation Request Form".
- Fill out all of the required details on the form and press submit to send your request to the transportation department.
Transportation Fees are due by June 30, 2019 and can be paid via your PowerSchool ParentPortal.
If you require further assistance, or have any questions about busing, you can reach EICS Transportation Services at 780-449-6480, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress Reports - Celebrating Your Child's Learning
Thank you for choosing Catholic Education!
Catholic Schools Raise the Standards
Supply Lists for 2019 - 2020
This year EICS has partnered with Staples to provide an affordable and convenient way to shop for your child's supplies . . . you can order online until July 21st and the supplies will be delivered directly to OLA School. Parents are encouraged to pick up supplies the morning of August 27th; the Staples supplies include labels and we thank you for putting these on your child's belongings.
There is no obligation to purchase your supplies from Staples, it is simply one convenient option.
Grade 4 Farewell Mass
We thank Father Kris and Father Anthony for always welcoming us with joy at OLA Church.
And as a staff, OLA School wishes all our Grade 4's the most abundant blessings. Peace be with you, always. God Bless.
Grade 3 at the Valley Zoo
Grade 2 Ukrainian Cultural Village
Still Time to Order a Yearbook
Yearbook orders will be accepted until noon on Thursday, June 27th . If you wish to order online please visit the Lifetouch Yearbook page and enter our OLA School code: 13473619. You can also print the order form below and return it and the yearbook payment to school with your child.
Preparing for Les Trois Petits Cochons
Milk Day at OLA!
We have a special and generous OLA family who would love to treat the Grade 1-4 classes to milk at lunch on Monday, June 24th (our Pre-K and Kinders enjoyed their milk treat last Friday)!
Should your child need a non-milk alternative, or if you would like your child to not receive milk, please take a moment to email our OLA Club Moo Coordinator, Mrs. Jacqueline Holder and let her know your child's name and class. Thank you for indicating a milk alternative or no milk request.
OLA Club Moo representative
Planning for Success in 2019-2020
Ensuring Positive Transitions - A few more details
- Reconnecting with our St. John XXIII friends at the Alberta Opera presentation;
- Having our grade 4s go to St. John Paul II Catholic School with their SJXXIII friends to tour the school;
- Welcoming the Principal and Assistant Principal from St. JPII to connect with students before their arrival;
- Inviting St. JPII students to facilitate fun day activities;
- Facilitating Power Options where children have the opportunity to work with and learn with teachers beyond their grade level and interact with peers in and around their grade level;
- Ensuring all children at OLA are collectively loved and cared for, no matter what their homeroom or grade;
- In April, as partners in children's learning, parents were invited to participate in the process of classroom composition by sharing information that may be relevant to the process;
- Our Pre-Kindergarten children have had opportunities to learn and play in the Kindergarten space as well as learn from our current Kindergarten children.
- Taking into account the many factors that affect classroom composition, the OLA teaching and learning support teams continue to plan for children's success by visiting and revising class compositions to best serve all students.
These a just a few pieces of the purposeful planning that has occurred to build connections and positive transitions.
More Ways to Ensure Positive Learning and Growing
The following are a few more purposeful steps on the journey to support all children's learning:
- In the afternoon of Tuesday, June 18, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 families learned who their child's next year's homeroom teacher(s) will be. This alloses families to engage in positive conversations about the upcoming year and set the stage for the exciting learning experiences coming up.
- On June 27th, our Grade 4 children and families will learn who their grade 5 homeroom teacher(s) will be on their progress reports through PowerSchool. We will gladly share a reminder for you to take a peek.
- Grade 4 students reconnected again with their St. John XXIII peers at Millennium Place on June 17 for their year end field trip.
- On Wednesday, June 19 Kindergarten to Grade 3 children had the opportunity to visit and get to know their next year's teacher as well as spend some time with their next year's class peers.
- Also on June 19, while grade our Kinders to grade 3 students spend a little time with their next year's teachers, the Grade 4 children enjoyed the opportunity to "return to their roots" and spend time reminiscing through play in the Kindergarten and PreKindergarten classrooms with Mrs. Weller and Mme Gravelle!
- Teachers and the learning support team will engage in transition conversations with next year's teachers, discussing every child, to ensure all the great learning progress continues. These conversations highlight the strategies that work well to help each child grow and learn in their unique ways and at their individual learning paces.
- Sharing information about what children will learn next year to invite parents to be companions on the learning journey.
Committed to Successful Learning and Growing
In every classroom, straight-grade or combined, learners are working at varying levels in math, reading and writing, as well, they are at different points on their learning journey socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Combined classes are rich and diverse learning environments that create opportunities for students to work with a wide-range of individuals with different strengths, lived experiences and backgrounds.
Combined classrooms look like any other classroom and in fact, every class is a combined class. The vast majority of the Alberta Curriculum has similar outcomes across each grade level with an increased depth to their demonstration, understanding and application, building from one year to the next. This translates to the fact that children in different grade levels are working on many of the same concepts. Additionally, in straight grade classes there are children working on learning outcomes that are above grade level for their enrichment or at a younger grade levels to accommodate their learning. We invite you to visit the links below for more information about what your child will be learning at each grade level.
As with every class, teachers work to meet each student where they are on their learning journey and help move them along the learning continuum regardless of their grade level. Additionally, assessments for and of learning are collected in a variety of ways to create a complete picture of learning. This is called Triangulation, and teachers assess through observations, products and conversations. In every classroom, combined or straight-grade, children are experimenting, exploring, discovering and being nurtured and loved by all staff at OLA.
What will my child learn next year?
In addition to learning how much God loves each and every one of His children, learning how to play, be curious, encourage, care for, spread joy and peace and deepen their relationships with Christ, along with building strong meaningful connections with their mentors, teachers, OLA's support team and their peers, children also work to achieve specific learning outcomes as outlined by Alberta Education.
As you may know, the Alberta Curriculum will be changing. We are waiting word from the new government as to the implementation timeline. For now, to be companions on your child's learning journey, we invite you to click on the links below. The first link allows you to dig a little deeper into each subject area. The second link is an overall view of what will be explored at that grade level.
Registration at OLA continues to be OPEN!
Pre-Kindergarten at OLA has limited spaces in morning class and we are proud to share that in collaboration with SJXXIII Catholic School we have opened an afternoon Pre-Kindergarten class hosted at SJXXIII! Spread the Word! Come journey with us!
We are very blessed to have a Pre-Kindergarten program at OLA that is led by a certified teacher that focuses on a faith and student-centered approach to learning and discovery. Our Pre-K teacher, along with an Early Learning team consisting of; Speech and Language Pathologist and assistants, Occupational Therapist, Early Learning Consultants, Physio Therapist, and educational assistants that work together to provide an inclusive program where all students can learn and develop in a responsive environment. Our Team works closely with families to provide support and screening of important developmental milestones.
Kindergarten Registration is open too and our doors are wide open! We continue to have space for Kindergarten children. We also continue to welcome children in grades 1-4. OLA is an amazing place to learn and grow together! Spread the great news!
Come Play, Learn, and Grow with us!
Final Call for ALL Library Materials
OLA School Council News
Boston Pizza's Operation Education
A reminder to please send in your Boston Pizza receipts. OLA School Council continues to partner with BP's Operation Education to help raise funds to support the many programs offered by our OLA SC. Our School Council will receive 5% back on all Boston Pizza receipts collected! Please ask your friends and family to save their receipts, too - they can be dropped off at the school office anytime until the last day of school.
OLA Parish News
OLA Parish Vacation Bible Camp
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church
10004 - 101 St.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Looking Ahead . . .
Monday, June 24
- No Faith Assembly (Farewell Year-end Assembly Thursday, June 27th at 9:30 am)
- Grade 4 Les Trois Petits Cochons (25 minute mini-plays) 4V 10:00 am & 4E 10:50 am
- MILK DAY at OLA! - thank you for the generous donation
- Kokum Doreen returns for a visit in the afternoon
- Grade 4 Drama Movie Trailer Premiere 1:00 pm in the gym
Tuesday, June 25
Final parish visit of the year
SLS Faith Team Lemonade Sale - please send 50¢ to support Valeda House
Grade 3 swimming 1:00 pm at Harbour Pool
Thursday, June 27
Final Assembly of the Year 9:30 am - let's celebrate an amazing year at OLA!
June 27 Last day of school for students - Here comes summer!
Progress reports available on your PowerSchool ParentPortal
Grade 4s learn their homeroom teacher on Progress Reports
Friday, June 28
- Final day for staff
Tuesday, September 3
- First Day of School for 2019 - 2020!
To see what is up and coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.
"Dear young people, I would like to tell each one of you: God loves you; never doubt it, whatever happens to you in life; under any circumstances, you are infinitely loved."
Twitter, June 20, 2019