Together in Learning and Faith

November 18th - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

Remembrance Day

On Friday, November 10th our Grade 2 classes, under the guidance on Mrs. Oikonen and Ms. Cyca, led us in prayer as we remembered those who have served our country to bring peace to our world. Thank you for your bravery, your service, your sacrifice. May we all become peacekeepers.
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Catholic Education Sunday

What a blessing to have so many families come together in prayer for Catholic Education. We are grateful to have this gift in the Province of Alberta. We would like to thank Father Anthony for presiding over mass and the many families and staff members from St. John XXIII & OLA Schools who served in the various ministries.


A new alliance has been formed to tell the story of Catholic education in Alberta. The grassroots initiative seeks to present a united front to advocate for Catholic education’s future, at a time when there are growing threats against it.

The goal of GrACE – Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education – is to inform people about the history and issues facing Catholic education, and its uniqueness and benefits, through events and discussions in parishes, schools and communities throughout the province.

To learn about the Grace alliance please visit their website.

Twin Day at OLA!

Wow, we had twins, triplets - even quadruplets, show up at school for last our Spirit Day!
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Power of Positivity to Unwinding our Minds

November's theme to help our whole health is: Unwinding our Minds. Mindfulness will teach us how to unwind our minds. Mindfulness means paying attention to things in our lives on purpose and without judgement. We will practice being mindful each morning this month.

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School Council Parent Corner

Hot Lunch

Thank you to our OLA SC for their hard work organizing an amazing line-up of hot lunches this year - we are grateful for your time and effort!

Here is what they have planned for us:

Hot lunch will be open to all students in Kindergarten to Grade 4. Hot lunch will be served on Wednesdays, typically biweekly, but holidays will interfere on occasion. Ordering will be done in 3 more sessions which will include multiple months per session. If paying for so many meals at one time is a challenge please let us know and we can discuss a payment plan.

To order hot lunch please visit the Hot Lunch tab under the Parents menu of the OLA School website. There you will find ordering instructions and a link to the Hot Lunch Website.

Session 1: ordering is now closed

November 21 - Ricky’s

December 5 - Subway
December 19 - Panago

Session 2: ordering open from Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Friday, Dec. 21 at 3:19 pm

January 9 - Fort High Foods

January 23 - Booster Juice
February 6 - Quiznos
February 20 - Panago
March 6 - Fort High Foods
March 20 - Subway

Session 3: ordering open from Wednesday, Mar. 13 - Thursday, Mar. 21 at 3:19 pm

April 3 - Booster Juice

April 17 - Fort High Foods
May 1 - Panago
May 15 - Fort High
May 29 - Booster Juice
June 12 - Boston Pizza

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer to deliver lunches from 12:05 - 12:30 pm, please email us at Thank you in advance for your help, we truly appreciate you.


Fort Schools Playgrounds - We need your help!

Please mark your calendars! Monday, November 26th at 7:00 pm @ OLA Catholic School is our next meeting. The grant is already written, and if approved, the Fort Schools could receive over a million dollars for playground spaces!

So, what do we need?

  • Quorum - enough members of our 4 school communities to vote on decisions
  • An executive (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) to formalize decisions about the funds and decisions
  • Volunteers to help at one large silent auction fundraising event (the one and only fundraising event for the playgrounds)
  • Community partner organizations to volunteer time and equipment when the time comes to install the playgrounds.

Please join us at the meeting on the 26th to find out more and help us make decisions!

OLA Searching for Noon Hour Supervisor

Please check your email for the call out for this position and instructions for how to apply.

OLA Parish News

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Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, November 19

  • Welcome Back - we hope you enjoyed some fun and adventure with family!
  • Faith Assembly at 9:00 am - please join us!
  • Grade 1 Clay with Kids

Wednesday, November 21

  • Deadline for Poinsettia/Holiday Planter orders
  • Ricky's All Day Grill Hot Lunch

Thursday, November 22

  • Grade 4 Peacekeeping Circles
  • OLA School Council meeting 7:00 pm

And a Little Further Ahead . . .


November 26 Fort Schools Playground Meeting @ OLA 7:00 pm

November 29 Grade 3 Soapstone

November 30 Holodomor Memorial Day


December 3 Advent Mass 10:00 am at OLA Church

December 5 Subway Hot Lunch

December 5 Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm

December 6 Poinsettia/Holiday Planter pick-up 2:30 - 6:00 pm

December 7 Poinsettia/Holiday Planter pick-up 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

December 7 Grade 4 Skating 12:30 pm at the JRC

December 12 Ordering opens for January - March Hot Lunch

December 13 Grade 3 Lego Bridges

December 13 Advent Celebrations 1:30 & 6:30 pm

December 14 Grade 2 Science T-Pet Magnetism

December 19 Panago Hot Lunch

December 21 Deadline for hot lunch orders for January - March

December 21 Last day of school for 2018

For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar.

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

"Praying means knocking at the door of a friend. God is our friend."

Pope Francis


November 7, 2018

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