week of march 13th, 2023

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this week at ola

Monday, March 13th

  • Evidence of Learning Portfolios shared with families this week
  • School Interview website bookings(3-Way Conferences) will open at 9:00am
  • Read-a-thon starts
  • Peer Mentoring starts with St. Andre Bessette Catholic High School

Tuesday, March 14th

  • School Faith Assembly led by 1/2P at 9:00am- All Welcome!
  • Milk delivered to those who ordered

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Better Together
Thursday, March 16th
  • Better Together

Friday, March 17th

  • Kindergarten 3-Way Conferences
  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip - TELUS World of Science
  • Grade 4 In School Field Trip - Teacher's Pet
  • St. Patrick's Day

looking ahead

Monday, March 20th

  • Parent School Council Meeting - 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 21st

  • Three Way Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm - Bookings will open Monday, March 13th

Wednesday, March 22nd

  • Hot Lunch - Freson Bros. for those who ordered
  • Kindergarten In-School Field Trip - The Breadlady
  • Three Way Conferences 4:00-7:00 pm - Bookings will open Monday, March 13th

Friday, March 24th

  • No School - Spring Break - Return to school Monday, April 3rd

school interviews - march 2023


When are Three-Way Conferences?

  • Friday, March 17th from 9:00 - 3:00pm ** KINDERGARTEN ONLY **

  • Tuesday, March 21st from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, March 22nd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

How do I book our time with the teacher?

To schedule your In Person Three-Way Conference, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the school booking site: www.schoolinterviews.ca

  2. Select Make an IN-PERSON Booking

  3. Enter the following access code: ddh48

  • Enter your email address, name, phone number and student’s full name.

  • Enter your child’s name, contact email and phone number.

  • Select your teachers home room from the drop down menu

  • Select your teacher's name from the drop down menu

  • Select the appointment time that suits your family best.

  1. When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately.

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a message from your parent school council

Read-A-Thon: The OLA Parent School Council is excited to start our annual Read-A-Thon on Monday, March 13, 2023. Please take a look at the attached information package for details on how it works. Thank you for supporting our OLA Parent School Council and the upcoming Fitset Ninja in-school activity.

Purdy's Easter Fundraiser: Get your Easter goodies with our Purdy's Chocolate fundraiser. Our ordering portal is available to place online orders with arrival in time for Easter. A catalogue was sent home with your child on Friday, March 10. Orders are due on March 21 and will be available for pickup on April 6.

Link to OLA's Fundraising Page:


Purdy's 2023 Easter Catalogue:


If you have any ideas or feedback, please send us an email at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com

Our next meeting is on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

read-a-thon 2023

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March Madness with Books

There is a tournament of books happening this month called "March Madness" at OLA. This tournament will include 15 rounds of books to determine the champion book. Each round will have two books facing off, every class will vote for their favourite book and eventually the most popular book will be chosen at the end of the tournament. Let's continue reading, OLA!

Message from Education Minister LaGrange

Please see the following letter from the Minister of Education.

Minister letter to parents

Alberta Education Assurance Survey

If you have a child in grade 4 you would have received a survey from Alberta Education through the mail. Please watch for this.

We would encourage you to complete this survey. The AEA Parent survey has been extended to March 17th as there have been delays with mailouts for parent packages from Alberta Education.

Students in Grades 4 will also complete these surveys.

Thank you for sharing your voice with EICS.

registration opened February 1st, 2023

Kindergarten registration for EICS schools will begin ONLINE the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00 am. EICS schools will be sharing information about programming and open houses over the next few weeks on their school websites.

Elk Island Catholic Schools invites and welcomes families of young learners into our faith-based, inclusive Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. EICS offers a variety of Pre­-Kindergarten programs to support all of our little learners. ALL early learners are welcome! Thank you for your interest in Elk Island Catholic Schools, we look forward to journeying with you and your child! We have programs to support both Pre-K PUF Learners & Independent Learners

Note: Our Lady of the Angels Pre-Kindergarten program is numbers dependent.

Click here to learn about our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

2023-2024 School Calendar

The 2023-2024 school year calendars have been approved by the EICS Board of Trustees and are now available for viewing.

Please visit the EICS blog post linked here.

this week at ola

lenten pretzels

2sk - water and absorbency

Jack and the Beanstalk Musical


beacon of hope

As the Ukrainian resettlement crisis deepens, CSS appeals to Albertans for support

Agency needs to raise at least $100,000 to meet increased demand for Services Edmonton (February 23, 2023)

Catholic Social Services (CSS) is making an urgent appeal to Albertans for help. With hundreds of Ukrainians arriving in central and northern Alberta each week, alongside an influx of refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Syria, the agency needs to raise at least $100,000 to help meet the increased demand for services.

In the past year, CSS has provided settlement supports to more than 2,500 Ukrainians, as well as 2,300 government assisted and privately sponsored refugees from other countries. Currently, CSS is receiving 60 calls a day (more than 300 per week) from Ukrainians who need assistance. As many as one third of these clients are recent arrivals in need of emergency accommodations. Many are arriving with few possessions and no access to funding supports.

This Lent, EICS is partnering with Catholic Social Services to help support refugees arriving in Canada. The Beacon of Hope campaign will help raise much-needed money for CSS’s Refugee Relief Fund. Help us be a green light for safety!

2023 Lent Campaign

Thank you for your support! Look for OLA’s team on the link above.

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March: Inclusive Learning Services: Monthly Home Connections


Learn and teach your child about colours. Help your child learn the names of different colours. Match the same or different colours, while out and about ask children to find something that is green or the same color as something else, when requesting items specify colors (please give me a blue cup) or have your kiddos request a specific color item, and label colors as often as possible throughout conversation (I love the blue circle you made; I like your pink shirt).


Play on the Floor! Sitting or laying on tummies on the floor (cobra style) is good for core muscle development, postural control and can help develop hand dominance! Read a book, do a puzzle, play a game, colour a picture.


Play turn taking games with your child (e.g., building a tower together, playing simple board games, taking turns blowing bubbles) and help your child use social phrases like “my turn”, “your turn” and “good job”.

2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Please see the link below for information.

community events and bulletins

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Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7