week of february 20th, 2023

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this week at ola

Monday, February 20th

  • No School - Family Day

Tuesday, February 21st

  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • Ash Wednesday - Mass at 9:15am - Families Welcome!
  • Hot Lunch - Booster Juice
Thursday, February 23rd
  • School Council Meeting at 6:00pm

Friday, February 24th

  • Milk delivered for those who ordered

Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes and Sausages on Tuesday, February 21st

In preparation for the season of Lent, we will be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, February 21st with Pancakes served at lunch time. Thanks to School Council for organizing this.

This is a special, faith tradition for our school community.

Remember that students will still need to pack snacks for the day, as well as anything else they might want in their lunch in addition to the pancakes and sausage.

Ash Wednesday: The Season of Lent begins

We continue to be so blessed to be able to celebrate our faith during the Liturgical year. The season of Lent begins this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.

Father Tomasz will lead mass for OLA school community at 9:15 am in our school gym. During our mass, staff and students will receive ashes on their forehead. Every year, the ashes for Ash Wednesday are made by burning the palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.

Pink Shirt Day - Tuesday, February 21

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looking ahead

Wednesday, March 1st

  • Early Dismissal - 2:19pm

Friday, March 3rd

  • No School - PD Day

Tuesday, March 7th

  • Saffron Centre Presentations

Friday, March 10th

  • Alberta Musical Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk Performance @ OLA

Friday, March 17th

  • Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip - TELUS World of Science
  • Grade 4 In School Field Trip - Teacher's Pet

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.


Please make sure that when you are parking at the school, you are being considerate of other drivers. and only taking up one parking spot.

Walter Long Library Learning Commons Donation

Mr. Walter Long has been serving our OLA Catholic School community for more than 50 years - first as a teacher, and then as a dedicated volunteer. Through the years he has shared countless hours decorating hallways, working in our library and keeping our school archives.

This past week Mr. Long shared a very generous donation for new library books with us - thank you so very much, Mr. Long!

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a message from your parent school council

Volunteers Needed

On Tuesday, February 21st we would love any & all help to cook pancakes & sausages for the students and staff at OLA.

This is a fun day for all!!

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm (if you can't stay for all hours we will gladly accept any help)

We are also looking for a few griddles to borrow to cook the pancakes as well.

If you are able to help, please contact Andrea at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com ASAP.

If you have any ideas or event suggestions, please email the School Council at schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

We hope to see you at our next meeting on Thursday,

February 23, 2023, at 6 pm.

this week at ola

Grade 2 - hands on science

valentine's day @ OLA

the edmonton symphony - 3t & 4c

100 days of school

Grade 4 - fort heritage precinct

Library Learning Commons

Classroom of the Month pizza party - 1S

February: Inclusive Learning Services: Monthly Home Connections

Inclusive Learning Teacher Consultant

Build your child’s counting skills. Count out loud regularly and count items (ie. let’s put five blocks on the tower or counting the ducks floating in the bathtub). Start with 1-5 and slowly increase as your child gets more confident with numbers. Use number word vocabulary, (a lot ,few, a little, more less, same). Do you want a lot of goldfish or just a few? Who has more goldfish? One to one correspondence is important too. Have your child give one lego to each stuffed animal, or one cup to each family member.

Occupational Therapist

When it is just too cold to be outside, make obstacle courses! Move couch cushions and pillows onto the floor and walk or crawl over them. Play ‘Follow the Leader’ and climb in/out of boxes or the laundry basket, crawl over/under/around obstacles. This is a great activity for developing core muscles.

SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist)

If your child makes a speech sound or grammar mistake, say the sentence back to them correctly and emphasize the sound or word they made a mistake on. Your child does not have to copy you, the focus is on hearing a correct model. - Speech sound example: - Child: “Tan you help me?” - Adult: “Yes, I can help you” - Grammar example:

2023 Inclusion Alberta Family Conference

Please see the link below for information.

Apple Schools

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Children's Anxiety Group

The U of A Clinical Services is offering a children's anxiety group for children ages 7 - 11, based on the "Taming Worry Dragons" program. It will be starting in February, and will be held on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:15 pm for 8 weeks. The cost is $150. This poster has further details, as well as the link for the application form. Contact information (address and phone number) for the Clinical Services office can be found here.

community events and bulletins

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Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7