Together in Learning and Faith

March 10 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

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Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Anthony

We are very grateful to Father Anthony for his willingness to move Ash Wednesday Mass to the school when the weather was too cold to allow our children to walk to the church.


Thank you to our Faith Team from the Servant Leadership Squad, our Grade 3 class for being our choir, and the excellent leadership of our Grade 2 classes. It was a truly beautiful celebration.

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3-WAY CONFERENCES

The second session of Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th.


If you have not already reserved a time to review your child's progress with his/her teacher, please follow these simple instructions to book your interview time:

  • 1. Go to www.schoolinterviews.ca
  • 2. Select the “MAKE A BOOKING” button on the top right-hand corner of the page
  • 3. Enter the OLA event code: k3rkd and press “GO”
  • 4. Enter your details
  • 5. Select the teachers you wish to see
  • 6. Select the appointment times that suit your family best
  • 7. Click “FINISH”


All interview bookings are for 15 minutes. Your interview timetable will be emailed to you automatically. (If you do not receive your confirmation email immediately please check your junk mail folder.)


If you have any questions, or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact May-Lee in the office at 780-998-3716 and she will be happy to help.


We are looking forward to meeting with you.

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Scholastic Book Fair March 13 & 14

Mrs. Wagner will he hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the library March 13 & 14th. In past years, through the amazing support of our families, book fair has been a huge success - and helped us fill our library shelves with new and exciting books. Please stop by!


The fair will be open March 13th from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm and March 14th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and during our 3-Way Conferences both evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.


Want a sneak peek of some of the great titles that will be available? Please click here to view the Scholastic Book Fair Highlights videos!

GrACE

What is GrACE? A new alliance tasked with telling the story of Catholic education in Alberta. This grassroots initiative seeks to present a united voice 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.


We are happy to share the Elk Island Catholic Schools has formed their own chapter of GrACE.


To learn more about the Grace alliance please visit their website, check out their latest newsletter, follow them on twitter @GrACE4cathed, or go to their facebook page at www.facebook.com/GrACE4cathed. You may also reach GrACE by email at: gracedirector7@gmail.com.

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BIG Thanks for the Pancakes!

Huge smiles from the kids after a totally delicious Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day! Thank you very much to our OLA School Council, the OLA Church CWL, and the grandparents that came to help!

March Power Options

This second round of options brought exceptional learning, connection and engagement for OLA students! Look at the list of Power Options OLA students could choose from:


Animal Research on Chromebooks; Printmaking; Cross-Stitched Bookmarks; Art Explorers: Let's Make Puppets; Cross Training 2.0; Play Dough Making & Creative Play; Growing Planting Nerds; Friendship Bracelets; St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Science Activities; Floor Hockey; Building with Straws; Handbells; Electric Circuitry; Henna Art


Thank you to our all of our awesome teachers, to Mrs. Reist, Mrs. D'Mello, Mrs. Latreille and Mrs. Buban and to our awesome parents: Mrs. Jeddry, Mrs. Klautt, Mr. Eastman, Mrs. Cadeau, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Tompkins for facilitating these options!


We are excited to welcome Mrs. Srochenski to our list of facilitators for round 3 of Power Options for May and June. If you are interested in offering an option for round 3, please email Mme Gravelle at pamgr@eics.ab.ca

Grade 4 at Sunridge

SO Much Fun in Pre-K!

Celebrating a Birthday?

As we continue to work towards school wellness, to celebrate your child's birthday instead of bringing food to school, click here for some exciting non-food ideas.

OLA School Council News

Hot Lunch - Orders Open March 13th!

Orders will open March 13th for the last round of hot lunches for this school year. Please have your order in by the deadline, Thursday, March 21st at 3:19 pm.


Updated list of food vendors!

  • April 3 - Booster Juice
  • April 17 - Boston Pizza
  • May 1 - Panago
  • May 15 - Ken's Catering
  • May 29 - Booster Juice
  • June 12 - Boston Pizza


If you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like to volunteer to deliver hot lunch from 12:05 - 12:30 pm, please email us at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your help, we truly appreciate you.

Read, READ, READ!!

A reminder that the OLA SC's Inaugural Read-a-thon is now on! Please encourage lots of reading, and the diligent recording of minutes, until March 20th. Pledge money raised and completed reading logs should be returned to school by April 4th. Please visit our school website for more information or to reprint the Read-a-thon Package.

OLA Parish News

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Tech Time

Check out these great parent resources from mediasmarts.ca Canada's Center for Digital and Media Literacy.


4 Tips for Managing Kid's Screen Time

Playground Update and Planning

We have set our next playground meeting for March 18th at 6:30pm in the JPll library. At this meeting we will be discussing fundraising, the tendering process, and voting on our proposed bylaws. We encourage all parents to attend.


Also, we have just launched our website. On there we have uploaded a membership form as well as a volunteer form that we would like all parents to fill out and email back to us.


Click here for the Fort Saskatchewan Catholic School Playground Society Website


to contact the FS Catholic School Playground Society Executive, please email fsplaygroundsociety@gmail.com.

Community News

FSPL Spring Break Reading Challenge

The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library is excited to invite you to join them for their second annual Ferguson's Spring Break Reading Challenge! Children can enter this challenge by reading 5 books (or read for 5 twenty-minute blocks) over Spring Break from March 22 - April 01. Panago has generously sponsored the event and each child that completes their challenge and returns the form to the library will receive a certificate for a personal pizza. This challenge is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 9.

Looking Ahead . . .

Sunday, March 10

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring ahead 1 hour!


Monday, March 11

  • Faith Assembly 9:00 am - please join us for prayer and praise!
  • Read, READ, READ!


Tuesday, March 12

  • No parish visit this week
  • St. Andre Besette Mentors Orientation with Mme Gravelle & Mrs. Weller
  • SLS Faith Team meeting at lunch
  • Keep Reading!


Wednesday, March 13

  • NO Pre-K today
  • Scholastic Book Fair - please stop by the library!
  • 3-Way Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Read some more please! Every minute counts!


Thursday, March 14

  • OLA Servant Leadership Squad (SLS) Health Champions Meeting @ lunch recess
  • Choir Practice at lunch recess
  • Scholastic Book Fair - please stop by the library!
  • 3-Way Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Don't forget to READ!


Friday, March 15

  • Kinders at school today
  • OLA Servant Leadership Squad (SLS) School Spirit Meeting @ lunch recess


Sunday, March 17

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day

And a Little Further Ahead . . .

March 18 Faith Assembly 9:00 am - everyone welcome

March 18 Playground Meeting 6:30 pm at St. John Paul II Catholic School

March 19 Parish priest visit

March 19 Grade 4 Waste Management Tour

March 20 Subway Hot Lunch

March 21 Grade 3 & 4 Recreational Swim 1:00 - 2:30 pm Harbour Pool

March 22 - 31 Spring Break

April 1 Welcome Back! International Have Fun at Work Day!

April 3 Bus Evacuation Practice after school

April 3 Early Dismissal

April 5 Grade 2 Teacher's Pet Presentation

April 10 OLA Early Learning Parent Information Evening 7:00 - 8:30 pm


For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar.

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

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