Virtually Together @ OLA

Learning & Faith - April 19, 2020

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Love. First, Last & Always!

Celebrating Easter Mass with our Catholic School Family

Thank you Father Kris for welcoming us (virtually) to a special Easter Mass for EICS families last Thursday. A true blessing to come together as One Family in Christ.


Christ Has Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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A reading from the Gospel of John

Sunday, April 19th

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Week of the Young Child

OLA celebrated Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) by highlighting OLA’s teacher/parent partnership in ensuring that the young children under our care continue to have rich early learning experiences during this time of virtual learning! Thank you to all parents and early learning educators at EICS for everything you are doing for our youngest students!

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GrACE Contest - A Celebraton of Catholic Education

2019-2020 Theme: Love - First, Last and Always


GrACE exists to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in order
to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice on its behalf. GrACE, in partnership with the REAL Foundation, is happy to present this contest to our EICS students.


This is our second annual GrACE Contest: A Celebration of Catholic Education.


We invite EICS students of all grade levels to submit work reflecting the importance of, and their experience with or contribution to Catholic education. This year our theme is Love - First, Last and Always. How have students shown love, or how have they contributed to the great message that God is Love?


Student Submissions could include such things as (but not limited to):

  • A work of art

  • A student poster

  • A formal or informal essay

  • Original music

  • Poetry

  • A presentation (video or otherwise) of social justice work

  • etc


Please encourage students to create a submission at home.

All these submissions will need to be in digital format.


Please send all submissions to:

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School Chaplain,

Mrs. Weller via email sandyw@eicsa.ab.ca


Prizes

Prizes will be presented at a later date. There will be 14 prizes!

  • KIndergarten - Grade 8 students = $50 prize

  • Grade 9-12 students = $100 prize


Prizes will be granted by grade level and community:

  • Kindergarten - Grade 4 Fort Satchewan = $50
  • Grade 5-8 Fort Satchewan = $50
  • Grade 9-12 Fort Satchewan = $100

Digital Classrooms - Staying Virtually Connected

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Nobunny compares to Team OLA!

Last week members of OLA's Connections Team went to every OLA staff's house to porch drop a little love!


Holding the team, so they can continue to hold you and your children.

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3/4 Poetry Reading

Poetry Appreciation at the 3/4V Fancy Dress Poetry Reading . . . well done!
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This week's focus...

Learning and Connecting

Events & Connects will be updated daily.


This week: Let's celebrate the joy of being outdoors!

Send us your pictures to the OLA Facebook Page or email them to us at ola@eics.ab.ca

Stay healthy. Stay safe! And smile!


Sunday, April 19

  • Happy Birthday to Mary in 2C


Monday, April 20

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • Kindergarten KB Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Connect Google Meet @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Tuesday, April 21

  • Happy Birthday to Alexis in 3/4V
  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • Pre-K AM Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Collaborative Response (Pre-K & Kinder) Connect @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Wednesday, April 22

  • Educational Assistant Google Meet Check In @ 9:00am
  • Teachers Google Meet 9:00am
  • Pre-Kindergarten (AM Class) Google Meet @ 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Collaborative Response (Grade 1 & 2) Connect @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Thursday, April 23

  • OLA Teacher Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Connect @ 1:00pm
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 2:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm
  • 3K Sing Along @ 3:00pm


Friday, April 24

  • Teachers Google Meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • T/Th Pre-K/Kinder Google Meet @ 10:30am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • SLS Wellness Team Google Meet @ 12:30pm - stay tuned for invite
  • OLA Staff Collaborative Response (Grade 3 & 4) Connect @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Mark Your Calendars:

Coming up - OLA Virtual School Council meeting Tuesday April 28th at 7:00pm. Google meet link, agenda and details are coming soon. Looking forward to reconnecting our OLA Parent Community!

Our OLA Family

We miss you - please send us your photos: ola@eics.ab.ca !
Math4Kids

Great page for parents and teachers to explore unique and engaging ways to learn math skills at home!

Sesame Street: A Moment to Yourself | Parent PSA
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From Mrs. Heesing our Family Wellness Worker

Invitation from Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services

FCSS new support line now open! The goal of the Support Line is to support anyone who needs help navigating the COVD-19 benefits, connecting to local resources, and for those who just need to be heard and share their story. Individual counselling services will be available if needed.

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Fort Saskatchewan Community Supports Resource List

Please visit our school webpage for a complete list of resources in our community - including counselling, family and youth support, grocery and pharmacy delivery services, food supports, tax services and subsidy programs.

Saffron Centre Resources

Some resources for elementary-aged students from the Saffron Centre that you may find useful, and a Parent/Caregiver Session (intended for adults only!): Cyberworld - What really happens when you press send?

Internet Safety - Elementary
My Body, My Boundaries (Healthy Relationships K-3)
Healthy Relationships - Elementary (Grades 4-6)
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Centre for Online Mental Health Support

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Register Here for the Free Webinar

Institute of Child Psychology

Parental Resiliency: Showing up for Your Kids in Times of Chaos

For many families, the current global situation is incredibly stressful.


In this free lesson, Tania Johnson, Registered Psychologist and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology, talks about how important it is to engage in practices that nurture parental resiliency. We know that a parents resiliency serves as a template for a child’s resiliency and so it is essential that we are mindful of our how we are embracing current challenges and of our own psychological health.

Self-care, physical movement, mindful moments and gratitude are just come of the key elements of resiliency. Let’s step back and truly model the ability to respond to stress in a strength-focused and empowered manner.

Watch Your Free Lesson Here

Institute of Child Psychology

Have you read about the Chesterton Academy?

A New Addition to our EICS Family

DYI Science Experiments -- Science at Home!

Thanks to Telus World of Science, you can do science at home! Try some of these and post your learning on OLA's Facebook Page!


Click here for the Telus World of Science At Home Page!

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