Together in Learning and Faith

September 20, 2018 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

Please be a part of OLA'S Parent School Council!

We need you! Please join us on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm for our OLA Parent School Council Establishment Meeting.


Parent School Councils are vital for the enhancement of programming for our children and bringing special events into our school. Without a PSC, programs such as hot lunch and milk programs, cultural performances and celebrations, would be sadly lacking from our learning community. Parent School Councils play a integral role in advising the schools and providing feedback - not to mention that we are stronger together! Please consider attending this meeting and being a part of building OLA’s Parent School Council - or getting involved in other ways to support the building of our OLA masterpiece.


Keen to help with this establishment meeting or specific events/programs at the school? We would love to hear from you! Please email us at ola@eics.ab.ca

A Toonie for Terry!

OLA School is excited to be participating in the Terry Fox Run on September 25th at 2:00 pm. We will be stretching and running at the track across the street from our school. Families are welcome to join us! Students may bring a Toonie for Terry to school, or families can make a donation online at the Our Lady of the Angels School Terry Fox Donation Page.
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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and a legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school.


Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.


A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools. It is also an excellent opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.


Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.


Please make sure you wear your orange shirt on Friday, September 28th!


Every Child Matters

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OLA Sleep Stars

All month children will be learning about how sleep is vital for optimum learning - and together we can help them achieve maximum success!


Sleep star tip this week: Did you know that you actually can't "catch up" on sleep by sleeping in on the weekends? It is healthier to try to go to bed a little earlier each night and "catch up" that way. It will also mean that you won't spend your whole Saturday in bed so you can go enjoy a day of playing outside with your friends.


Remember, the bright lights in a TV, on a computer screen, Ipad, tablet or cell phone make it harder to sleep and keeps your brain winding up, instead of winding down before bed. Keep off technology before bed, and look for non-technology ways to relax so you can be a “Sleep Star."


Working at being great OLA Sleep Stars heps our bodies and brains be ready for learning and growing!

PJ Day at OLA!

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Planting our Olive Tree!

Clothing Donations

It is puddle season! If you have any gently used clothing items that you no longer need please consider sharing them with our OLA School family. We often need to provide a change of clothes for students who have puddle mishaps. Thank you.

VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL

In the interest of student safety, and to reduce classroom interruptions, we ask that all visitors to the school come directly to the office. If you need to pick up your child during the school day we are happy to call their classroom and get them to meet you at the office. Thank you for waiting in the office for your child to arrive. We appreciate your help in keeping our little ones safe.


Dropping off a lunch for your child? Thank you for bringing it to the office and we will ensure it gets to your child, keeping classroom learning interruptions at a minimum.

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Family Wellness News

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Please click here for a larger version Dr. Jody Carrington's poster.


And, please visit our website for more parent workshop opportunities.

Looking Ahead . . .

September 21 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Professional Development Day

Monday, September 24: 9:00AM Faith Assembly. All families welcome!

Tuesday, September 25 Terry Fox Run 2:00 pm at the track across the street - all families welcome!

Wednesday, September 26 Bus Evacuation Drill at school in the morning

Friday, September 28 Orange Shirt Day

Monday, October 1 Faith Assembly 9:00 am - please join us!

Monday, October 1 Lifetouch School Picture Day

Wednesday, October 3 Spirit Day & Early Dismissal

October 15 Dr. Jody Carrington Parent Series


For more upcoming dates, please visit our website calendar at ola.eics.ab.ca/about/calendar

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.

"It takes effort to always do good… The road to holiness is not for the lazy!"


Pope Francis

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September 17, 2018

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