Together in Learning and Faith

January 20 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

Fr. Kris : Faith is like Snowshoes!

OLA Catholic School Review

Thank you to the many parents and students who took the time to complete the survey this past week and participate in interviews with our Catholic School Reviewers Paul Corrigan, Jim Salsbury and Don Marceau. We are very pleased to share the report presented to staff last Thursday. Thank you to our OLA families for their part in making our school a place of faith and family and for how far we have come together in a very short time!

Yours In Catholic Education,

Mme Pamela Gravelle


Face to Face Ministries

What a blessing it was to spend the day, "building our faith," with Face II Face Ministries last Thursday. Thank you Jon for leading us in prayer and praise. Special thank you to the REAL Foundation for their contributions so that OLA students could enjoy this full day in God's joy.
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Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration

Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, relationships and feelings of self-worth - all have their beginnings in early childhood.We believe that each child is unique and, together with parents as our partners, we build upon children's natural curiosity and spontaneity, encouraging and supporting them as they take their first step into school.

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd. See below for registration details.

Eligibility Starting Date for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year:
To register for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.

How do I find out which EICS school to register in?

You can find your designated school by clicking on the boundary maps.

Where are the forms to register online for EICS Kindergarten Programs?

To register for Kindergarten, please create an account on School Engage and log into the following portal: Student Registration.

Where do I get information about Transportation and to arrange busing?
To contact EICS Transportation, please call 780-449-6480 or email us at For all forms and requests for busing, please visit the EICS Transportation page at

Pre-K SiLLy dAy!

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Rocks & Rings

Thank you Mrs. Earle for inviting Rocks and Rings to OLA last Wednesday. We learned all about the "house" and the "button".

OLA School Council News

OLA School Council Meeting January 24th

Everyone is invited to the next OLA SC meeting at 7:00 pm on January 24th. One of the discussion items will be the 2019 - 2020 EICS school calendar.

Fort Saskatchewan Catholic Schools Parent Society Playground Meeting

Please mark your calendars - the next playground meeting will be at 7:00 pm on February 4, 2019 at OLA School. We need your help to make some decisions. Hope to see you!

OLA Spirit Wear Update!

Thank you to Nadine Stang and Kendra Reist from your OLA School Council. They have put together a great selection of clothing for us to choose from! Order forms were sent home on Wednesday, but you may access a digital copy here.

OLA Parish News

RCIC Program at OLA Church

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Tech Time

In this section of the newsletter, we will share tools and information with parents to help bring awareness about children's safety online or during screen time. Upcoming parent workshops will be shared here too.

Check this out!

50 movies all kids should watch before they are 12

Click here for an article about the

Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook

Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, January 21

  • Monday Faith Assembly 9:00 am in the gym - everyone welcome! We are excited to have our Grade 4s and their Kindergarten Buddies leading prayer this week!

Tuesday, January 22

  • Parish Priests visit
  • Registration opens for Kindergarten & Pre-Kindergarten for next year

Wednesday, January 23

  • Booster Juice Lunch for those who ordered

Thursday, January 24

  • Grade 3 T-Pet Presentation on Communities of the World
  • OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm

Friday, January 25

  • Kindergarten Winter Wonderland Presentation by the Strathcona Wilderness Centre
  • Grade 4 Skating 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the JRC

Sunday, January 27

  • First Eucharist Class 2:30 - 4:00 pm at OLA Church

Monday, January 28

  • Monday Faith Assembly 9:00 am in the gym - everyone welcome!

Tuesday, January 29

  • Parish Priests visit

Wednesday, January 30

  • Welcome PreKindergartens to class

Thursday, January 31

  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Professional Development Day

Friday, February 1

  • Kinders, see you for class today!
  • World Read Aloud Day: Build a Story with Mr. Labarda at 12:45pm to kick off Read-In Month - all are welcome

And a Little Further Ahead . . .

February 4: Road Safety Presentation by RCMP at Faith Assembly

February 4: Playground Meeting 7:00 pm at OLA School (please see more information above)

February 6: Progress Reports available for viewing on your PowerSchool ParentPortal

February 7&8: Teacher's Convention - No School for students

February 15: Professional Learning Day for staff - No School for students

February 18: Family Day - No School

February 25 OLA Open House - all day, please come see the great things happening at OLA and bring a friend!

April 10 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.

"Let us look at our hands, often so empty of love, and today let us try to think of some gift we can offer freely."

Pope Francis


January 14, 2019

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