Choose Joy!

Week of September 14, 2020

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Music to Lift The Soul and Bring You Joy!

Rend Co. Kids - Feels Good (Upbeat Song) (Official Music Video)
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You're part of the OLA family!

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Learning a Life Skill - The Rules of the Road!

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This week @ OLA

Monday, September 14

  • OLA Virtual School Council Meeting Google Meet sent to parent's emails today


Tuesday, September 15

  • OLA Virtual School Council Meeting at 7:00pm


Wednesday, September 16

  • First Safety Practice Day - Each class will practice at their own time.


Thursday, September 17

  • Great day to learn and grow!


Friday, September 18

  • Another great day to learn and grow together!


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To see what is up and coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.

Just hanging around at recess!

Welcome - Please Call the Office

New this year, OLA has a closed campus. If you are coming to the school to pick up or drop off a your child please call the office at 780-998-3716 when you arrive. Mrs. Desaulniers is looking forward to meeting you at the front doors to welcome and sign your child into the building.

What will my child learn this year?

-n addition to learning how much God loves each and every one of His children, learning how to play, be curious, encourage, care for each other, spread joy and peace and deepen their relationships with Christ, along with building strong meaningful connections with their teachers, OLA's support team and their peers, children 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 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.


Kindergarten, Kindergarten at a Glance

Grade 1, Grade 1 at a Glance

Grade 2, Grade 2 at a Glance

Grade 3, Grade 3 at a Glance

Grade 4, Grade 4 at a Glance

Grade 5, Grade 5 at a Glance


If you have additional questions about what your child will be learning, or have questions about your child's learning needs, -hank you for reaching out to your child's homeroom teacher by calling 780-998-3716 or by email through our school website.

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Friday snapshots of a well used Outdoor Classroom!

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The OLA Learning Team Welcomes you back!

We are delighted to introduce to you our amazing OLA Staff for the 2020 - 2021 School Year!

Arriving and Playing in the Morning

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We look forward to seeing you every day!!


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.


After School

After school, the playground will be unsupervised and is open to children whose "Big People" are supervising them at the park. A dismissal supervisor, with the fancy orange vest, may arrive at the park and say, "Big People Check." At that time your child will be instructed to point to the adult watching them to ensure everyone is accounted for and safe. Thank you so much for your help!


Staggered Recess

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 priorities.

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First Eucharist Fall 2020

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

A Letter from Father Daniel, August 2020

Hello,

The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to you and to your family from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Fort Saskatchewan.

Here is an update on First Communion for children who registered in Grade 2 and are now in Grade 3.

Children who have already registered and want to postpone to the New Year because of COVID- 19, or are unable to attend for other reasons, are welcome to delay after informing the Church office.

Registered children will be divided into two groups, A & B, you will know your group by the 4th of September, 2020. Each group will have no more than 20 children.

Group A:

Class Dates:
September 12, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 - 11:30 am (Parents stay)
September 19, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 - 11:30 am (Parents stay)
Rehearsal and confession will follow the September 19th class

Celebration Mass: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

Group B:

Class Dates:
September 12, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Parents stay)
September 19, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Parents stay)
Rehearsal and confession will follow the September 19th class

Celebration Mass: Sunday, Septmber 27, 2020 at 11:30 am

Guidelines

Parents and children must wear a mask while entering the church. You will be assigned a particular place in the church, (change of place, meeting other children, or communication is not permitted inside the church).

For each child’s family, one pew is allotted and, a maximum of five members are permitted to participate (including the child receiving the sacrament).

Washrooms are available, but we ask these only be used in an emergency.

You will be asked to sanitize your hands before and after entering the church.

A photographer will be provided. We ask that you do not take pictures at this time. A copy of the pictures will be shared with families.

All other details will be explained at the Rehearsal.

If you have questions or concerns please free to contact Fr. Daniel Dsouza at: Danial.DSouzaSac@caedm.ca

Thanking you,

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Daniel

*If you would like your child to receive their First Communion this year and they have not yet celebrated their First Reconciliation, please contact the OLA Parish office at 780-998-3288 to make an appointment to meet with Father Kris.

First Eucharist Registration Form & First Eucharist Brochure

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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!

Medical Forms

Perfect timing! Our medial forms have been moved to an online process. This helps with the process of coming into the school to update forms. Please sign into your PowerSchool account to update any medical information wfor your child. This includes Epi-Pens, Inhalers and other prescription medications that need to be at the school and administrated to your son/daughter.


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.

Absent Reporting

Our Lady of the Angles Catholic School partners with SchoolMessenger to report student absences.

Please call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3 to report an absence.

Or consider downloading the SchoolMessenger App.

Additional instructions in the PDF below.

OLA School Council News

Join us for our First School Council Meeting!

Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:00pm - Virtual School Council Meeting


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.


Looking forward to coming together for our children!

Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

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"To love everyone, including enemies, is difficult – I would say it is even an art! But an art that can be learned and improved. True love, that makes us fruitful and free, is always expansive and inclusive. This love cares, heals and does good. #GeneralAudience"

Pope Francis

Twitter, September 9, 2020

Looking Ahead...

September 25, 2020
  • Terry Fox Run in the afternoon
September 30, 2020
  • Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters

October 7, 2020

  • Early dismissal for Staff Meeting - 2:19 p.m.

October 9, 2020

  • PD Day - No School

October 12, 2020

  • Thanksgiving Day - No School

October 15, 2020

  • Lifetouch Fall Photos