Choose Joy!

Week of February 28, 2021

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Lost and Found Masks

If your child has lost their mask at school please have them come to the office to collect their missing masks. Or please call the office at (780) 998-3716 and Mrs. Desaulniers will help you get the missing mask to your child.
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March's Seven Sacred Teaching: Courage

What can we learn from the Spirit Animal the Bear?

Baby Bear Grazing with the Mother

Animated Literacy Comes Alive in 2C

On Pink Shirt Day, 2C was introduced to the "Qu" sound with Quentin Quail from the Animal Literacy Program. Quentin brought much excitement when every student got to see and bring a quail egg home!

Making personal connections to sound friends is a powerful strategy to make the learning stick!

What is Animated Literacy and why do we use at OLA? Click here for more info!

This week @ OLA

Week 2 Power Options

Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Choose Joy today!
  • Learning Support Team and Teachers Meet to collaboratively respond to learning needs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • OLA Daytime School Council Meeting @ 11:00am (Google meet will be sent this Tues. AM)
  • A great day to learn and grow together!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

  • School Spirit Day - Story Book Character Day
  • Early Dismissal @ 2:19 pm
  • Virtual Morning Announcements
  • Father Daniel or Father Kris visit OLA
  • More spectacular learning and growing!
Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • A great day to be in our community together!

Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Faith and Wellness Day for Staff - No School
  • Friyay! Spread Joy and Kindness like confetti!

Saturday March 6, 2021

  • Reconciliation retreat and Celebration - 10:00am - 12:30pm


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

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.

Ready! Set! Read-A-Thon coming soon!

Thanks to OLA's fantastic School Council for kicking off our Read-A-Thon from March 12 - 19, 2021. Stay tuned for more information in your email inbox and in each week's newsletter!

If you have any questions, please email

To kick off the excitement for our Read-A-Thon, our School Spirit Theme for this Wednesday is Story Book Characters!

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100th Day of School

Hope Abounds!

Congratulations and Thank you to OLA's Aurora who painted beautiful art and all proceeds were donated to Catholic Social Services Sign of Hope. She is featured in their Sign of Hope Donor Newsletter!

Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us, Aurora!

Engaging Numeracy Lessons Throughout!

As Mme Gravelle and Mr. Marceau visit classes each day, it's exciting to watch the learning engagement of children. It's a blessing to be there for the lightbulb "aha" moments when the concept clicks and sticks in children's brains, and to watch excitement when their learning extends beyond the lesson!

Featured here, some of the engaging lessons created by our amazing teachers to inspire the mind!

Celebrating Members of our Amazing OLA Team

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School Council News

Thank you Niro and Melanie from Fort Saskatchewan's Ricky's who helped make Shrove Tuesday SO special this year! Thank you to OLA's School Council for making our faith a priority and continuing to focus on what we can do this year!

Niro and Melanie graciously accepted the beautifully created Thank You cards from OLA students.

It takes a village...and we are grateful to be part of an amazing one!

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See you on Tuesday @ 11:00am!

See you at our next meeting, on Tuesday, March 2nd @ 11:00am

Google Meet link will be shared with you that day.

Thank you for checking your email inbox or spam/junk folder.

To connect with your OLA School Council, please email

Click below to order your OLA Spirit Wear!


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From our OLA Parish

If you have any questions or concerns about Sacramental Preparation, please feel free to contact Father Kris at the parish 780-998-3288 or

Important Dates - Please mark your calendar:

1st Reconciliation

(All attend)

Reconciliation retreat and celebration: March 6, 2021 10:00-12:30pm

1st Communion


Parent ZOOM meeting #1: March 11 @6:30pm or March 13 @11am

Parent ZOOM meeting #2: March 25 @6:30pm or March 27 @11am


Kids adoration: March 18 @6:30pm or March 20 @11am

(All attend)

1st Communion Retreat: April 10, 2021 11:00-12noon

1st Communion Celebration: April 11, 2021 11:30am

Resources for parents

Home guide training video:

Reconciliation home guide:

Eucharist home guide:

Exercises for Reconciliation

Daily family prayer challenge

- if you don’t have the practice of family prayer already, pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1

Glory be, 1 thing you’re thankful for, and 1 person to pray for every night before bed.

Exercises for 1st Communion

Daily family prayer challenge

- if you don’t have the practice of family prayer already, pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1

Glory be, 1 thing you’re thankful for, and 1 person to pray for every night before bed.

Pink Shirt Day

Love Like a River and Joy Like an Ocean
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Kindness Matters

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Quotes of the Week

During social class Mrs. Earle was talking about settlers and what country they come from. She says so where do Ukrainian people come from? One of the students replied, "Vegreville.".

Student #1: Mrs V look at my picture it’s a birthday cake.

Mrs. V: Wow it is beautiful but what are these?

Student #1: Those are wings.

Mrs. V: Ummm I have don’t think birthday cakes have wings.

Student #2: Mrs. V?

Mrs.V: Yes?

Student #2: I know what birthday cake has wings. An angel food cake! Get it angels have wings.

Mrs. V: Hahahahaha good one!

Parent Re-Entry Handbook

Please click on the link for the updated Parent Re-Entry Handbook. It outlines updated adjustments to protocols and permitted activities.

Alberta Health Documents

Alberta Health Services has revised the Daily Checklist for Children under 18. Please take the time to review these change.

New Daily Checklist

Looking Ahead...

March 8, 2021

  • Grade 1 & 2 Inuit Presentations

March 11, 2021

  • First Communion Parent Zoom Meet @ 6:30pm
March 12 - 19, 2021

  • Read-A-Thon

Week of March 15 - 19, 2021

  • Digital Evidence of Learning & Growth
March 18, 2021
  • First Communion, Kids Adoration @ 6:30pm

March 22, 2021

  • Virtual Three Way Conferences

March 24, 2021

  • Virtual Three Way Conferences

March 26, 2021

  • PD Day - No School

March 28, 2021

  • Palm Sunday

March 29 - April 2, 2021

  • Spring Break - No school

April 1, 2021

  • Holy Thursday - No School

April 2, 2021

  • Good Friday - No School

April 4, 2021

  • Easter Sunday - Halleluiah Christ is Risen!

April 5, 2021

  • Easter Monday - No School

April 7, 2021

  • School Spirit Day - Rainbow Day, Wear your favourite colour!
  • Early Dismissal - 2:19 pm

Outdoor Fun!

School Fees

School fees have now been added to your PowerSchool ParentPortal and are now due. Payment can be made by debit or credit card by visiting your PowerSchool account.

If you require assistance signing into your account please call Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716 or email

Field trip: to date all field trips involving bussing are cancelled. Virtual field trips and walking trips may still occur. Once these have been finalized we will share the field trip fee for payment

All unpaid fees by March 1, 2021 may be sent to a collections agency.

2021 - 2022 School Year Calendar

The 2021 - 2022 School Year Calendar has been approved at the Board meeting this week.

Youth Working Group Resources

There are a number of great workshops being offered through the Boys and Girls Club here in Fort Saskatchewan.

Financial Literacy 4 sessions starting March 2, 2021

Navigating Co-Parenting and Child Custody During COVID 19 Thursday April 8, 2021 7:00 pm

The Five Love Languages Wednesday April 21, 2021 7:00 pm

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