Together in Learning and Faith

October 27, 2019

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Why is Catholic Education Important?

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A Message from Father Kris!

Punish Your Body - Fr. Kris Schmidt
For more great videos and powerful messages to share with friends...please click here.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to all OLA and SJXXIII children for celebrating this sacrament, for being leaders in faith, and deepening your relationship with Christ! We are so proud of you!!

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Farewell Mrs. V & Welcome Mrs. C.

Mrs. Vukovic will be taking a short medical leave until January and we welcome Mrs. Chotowetz to our staff while Mrs. V. is away. We miss you already!
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Faith in Action Assembly

Read-In Month Wraps Up!

Still time to visit - let us know if you can share your time to share your story:)

During the Month of October we are inviting you and your loved ones to come in and take a few moments (like 30 minutes) to share your favourite picture book with our students.

We are looking for Moms, Dads, Babas, Guidos, Aunties, Uncles, (you get the point) to share their love of learning and favourite books. We welcome you to join us for READ-IN.

Please contact Mrs. Wagner via email for any questions and to arrange a time to share your favs with children and help spread a love of reading!

Family Wellness News

Cold and flu season is now upon us. For information about childhood illness please visit our school's Family Wellness webpage.

Sharing our Smiles!

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OLA School Council News

Halloween Dance

Thank you to the many families that supported the OLA School Council's 2nd Annual Family Halloween Dance! Hats off to the hard-working School Council for a great community building event - you are spooktacular!

Annual Poinsettia Sale Volunteers Needed

Last year the OLA SC Poinsettia Sale was one of the most profitable fundraisers of the year. Your Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help take orders at OLA Parish on the following dates for about 15 minutes before and after Mass:

  • Saturday, November 2nd 5:15 pm Mass
  • Sunday, November 3rd 9:00 am Mass & 11:00 am Mass
  • Saturday, November 9th 5:15 pm Mass
  • Sunday, November 10th 9:00 am Mass & 11:00 am Mass

If you are able to share your time please email the OLA School Council at:

2018 - 2019 Yearbooks

Your OLA School Council Yearbook Committee have a few extra yearbooks - they are available for purchase from the school office for $21.

With a Little Help from Our Friends...

Calling on your Expertise!

We are eternally grateful to our OLA School Council who will be helping to fund an updated sound system for OLA's gymnasium! Thank you!

We are calling upon our families who may have connections and experience in this area to assist Mme Gravelle and OLA staff to bring this project to fruition. If the area of sound systems, microphones, speakers and more, is your jam, please contact Mme Gravelle at Thank you in advance for your help!

Money! Money! Money!

Mrs. Weller is looking for money (aren't we all!!)

She's asking for your help to donate piggy banks and play money so the Pre-Kindergarten children can do some great hands-on learning with money. If you happen to have any spare play money laying around, thank you for sending it her way. Donations can be delivered to the front office.

Thank you so much!

Playground Society News

Parent's Night Out

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd 6:00 pm gather your friends and come to our Adults Only event to help us get the playgrounds built!!

There will be...

  • A DJ who will be taking requests!
  • Door Prizes!!
  • BIG auction items!!
  • Plus you can call The Bears Den to book a table for your group in advance!

Tickets are $20/person and 100% of the proceeds go toward our goal of building the playgrounds for our students!!

To order your tickets you can email, call 780-722-4442 or contact us on Facebook. More ordering and payment options may become available soon.

Thank you for spreading the word to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbours!

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Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, October 28

  • Faith in Action Assembly 12:30 - please join us for prayer and praise!
  • Welcome Mrs. Haubrich who is replacing Mrs. Buban this week while she grows her brain!
  • Non-Digital Evidence of Learning Portfolios coming home this week!
  • Stay tuned for details to book a Three-Way Conference for next week's conferences (Nov. 5&6)!

Tuesday, October 29

  • Circle of Security Parenting Workshop continues at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 30

  • Ken's Catering Hot Lunch - by pre-order

Thursday, October 31 - Happy Halloween!

  • Halloween Dance Party 1:30 pm in the gym!
  • In class parties occur as scheduled before and/or after the dance party.

Friday, November 1

  • M/W Kinders & T/Th Pre-K/Kinders in Class Today
  • Kinder Field Trip to Telus World of Science
  • T/Th Pre-K PJ Party Day
  • Mme Gravelle reads with 4E - celebrating stories!

Saturday, November 2

  • Parent's Night Out in support of our Catholic School Playgrounds

Sunday, November 3

  • Catholic Education Mass 9:00 am: OLA and SJPII Co-hosting - Come and join us!

Monday, November 4

  • Book Fair Begins Today!
  • Faith in Action Assembly at 12:30pm - All are welcome!
  • Power Option Sign up for Wednesday's Power Options
  • GRACE/GIFT: Catholic Education: A Look Forward 7:00pm @ OLPH Parish in Sherwood Park

and a Little Further Ahead . . .

November 4 - 7 Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair

November 4 GRACE/GIFT Catholic Education Engagement Evening 7:00 pm OLPH Church

November 5 & 6 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - what for details coming soon

November 6 Grade 1-4 Power Options

November 6 Early Dismissal 2:19 pm

November 8 Remembrance Day Celebration - watch for more details next week

November 8 Grade 3 & 4 Rec Swim at Harbour Pool

November 9 - 17 Fall Break - No School

November 18 Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

December 3 Advent Mass 1:00 pm

December 11 or 12 Advent Concert daytime performance - we are finalizing the details.

December 12 Advent Concert 6:30pm (Doors open 6:00pm)- details to follow **VIP seat fundraiser too!!

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

You can check out our M/W Kinder calendar here,

our T/Th Pre-K/Kinder calendar here,

and our Pre-K AM calendar here.

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