Together in Learning and Faith

February 23, 2020

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Story for Every Child tomorrow!

We are so grateful for the tremendous response to our 2nd Annual Story for Every Child. We have SURPASSED our goal of having one reader for each child! Students and staff are looking forward to another amazing event tomorrow.


Thank you so much for sharing your love of reading!!!


Re-shelving books - If you find you have some time after our event to help Mrs. Merrick place our library books onto the shelves, their favourites can be available for our littles just a little faster. :-) Thank you for your help!

Thanks Grade 4 Servant Leadership Squad!

What terrific ambassadors and tour guides our Grade 4 SLS teams were this past Monday. They greeted our OLA Open House visitors and showed them around our Christ-centered learning environment. Well DONE!
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100 Day at OLA! We are 100 days smarter!

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OLA's Learning Commons Project

Children are starting to see the space change and donations arrive.

They are getting excited about their new learning space for growing brains!

Thank you for continuing to bring this exciting project to life!


Thank you to many of our parents who have already donated items (lego, bins, dog beds) and who are supporting the Learning Commons (Phase I) and Makerspaces (Phase I) Project. Thank you too to our many parents who have come to chat about ways they can help! We are so grateful for your support! Thank you to Nikki Desaulniers and Lorienna Scouten for volunteering to help with gathering donations and helping with thrifty shopping!


Family donations and Coorporate donations are welcome and we are so grateful for all donations! EICS has a charitable donation number for your tax benefit! If you or your company would like to donate, we have a donation letter ready for you. Please contact our amazing secretary, Mrs. Buban through ola@eics.ab.ca or by calling her at 998-3716 and she will gladly share the letter with you. Thank you for continuing to support this very exciting project!


The statement above is the lens we will be working through, and it will guide our path moving forward. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with a member of the OLA Learning Commons Committee: Mrs. Earle, Mrs. Weller, Mrs. Kowal, Mme Gravelle, and Mrs. Merrick or by emailing ola@eics.ab.ca

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Our Evolving Library Learning Commons

Thank you SO much for supporting this initiative!

It will engage the minds of all OLA children in all of the Competencies!

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Black History Presentation

Thank you to the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association for inviting Jeannette Austin-Odina to share her journey and knowledge with us last Friday in honour of Black History Month.
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Faith in Action Assembly

Pre-K Safety Patrol

Our littlest learners took on the task of making our playground safer - thank you for showing that you Love - First, Last and Always.

Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles, Making Music!

OLA Parish News

Looking for Something to "Take" up in Lent?

Fridays at Our Lady of the Angels Parish

  • 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00 pm Adoration & Reflection
Topic Week #1(February 28th): Prayer on the go with Fr. Kris

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Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes

Community News

Boys and Girls Club Presents

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Tuesday March 3, 2020 6:30 — 8:00 pm


Join Danyelle Lynch, Registered Psychologist, to develop a better understanding of how adults and children express and experience love. Explore how your child’s attachment style, temperament, and personality can be used to parent in an effective, supportive, loving, and fun way. Based on the work of Dr. Gary Chapman’s book “The 5 Love Languages of Children” and Danyelle's work with children, youth and families.

Child care provided. Please inquire at time of registration.

Reserve your spot for this free workshop by calling Heather @ 780-992-0103 ext 26 or email: ythfamilysupport2@fsbgc.ca

This workshop is provided in partnership with the Community Adult Learning & Literacy Society of Fort Saskatchewan & Strathcona County

Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, February 24

  • A Story for Every Child 12:30 - 1:30 pm


Tuesday, February 25

  • OLA Parish Priests visit 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Shrove Tuesday - thanks to our OLA School Council for cooking pancakes for everyone and to the anonymous donation of milk for the entire school!


Wednesday, February 26 - Lent Begins

  • Ash Wednesday Mass at 9:30 am at OLA CHURCH - please join us
  • Grade 4 SLS Wellness Team Meeting


Thursday, February 27
  • Pink Shirt Day at OLA - we choose KIND always


Friday, February 28

  • School Day for M/W Kinders
  • Milk for students who have Tuesday/Thursday Delivery (to make up for Shrove Tuesday)
  • Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Adoration & Reflection 7:00 pm at OLA Church


Sunday, March 1

  • First Eucharist Mass & Celebration 2:00 pm at OLA Church


Monday, March 2

  • Faith in Action Assembly at 12:30pm- All are welcome
  • Power Option Sign up

and a Little Further Ahead . . .

March 3 Rocks & Rings Curling Presentation Grade PreK/K - 4

March 4 School Spirit Theme: Green It Up - Wear Green

March 4 Boston Pizza Hot Lunch (by pre-order only)

March 4 Grade 1 - 4 Power Options 1:00 - 2:00 pm

March 4 Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm

March 6 EICS Faith & Wellness Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

March 8 Daylight Savings Time - Spring Ahead One Hour

March 8 World Day of Prayer at OLA Church 7:00 pm

March 9-13 Read-A-Thon

March 11 Grade 2 Inuit Presentation

March 16-20 Non Digital Evidence of Learning Portfolios go home

March 18 Grade 1 & 2 Visit Telus World of Science

March 19 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm

March 24 & 25 Three Way Conferences


To see what is coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.

You can check out our M/W Kinder calendar here,

our T/Th Pre-K/Kinder calendar here,

and our Pre-K AM calendar here.

"We received life not to bury it, but to put it into play; not to keep it, but to give it. Whoever is with Jesus knows that the secret to possessing life is to give it."

Pope Francis

Twitter, February 21, 2020

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