Virtually Together @ OLA

Learning & Faith - April 12, 2020

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Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia!

Love. First, Last & Always!

How to Celebrate Easter this Year
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Novalis' Living with Christ

If you would like to follow along with the readings and prayers of the livestreamed Masses visit Novalis' Living With Christ, they are providing free resources during the pandemic.

Celebrating Holy Week at Home

Thank you to our OLA Parish and our Archdiocese, resources have been prepared so that you can celebrate Holy Week at home, deepen your understanding of the importance of this week, and develop a stronger connection with Christ our Saviour. Please click here for the link to resources to help you observe and celebrate Holy Week.

Fr. Kris shares the Triduum Stories

A beautiful message from one of our Kinder Families

Isabelle wore her Sunday’s best while watching Fr. Kris read stories this week for the kids. We are so blessed to have this technology to keep the kids engaged during this time. We are also so thankful for all the staffs hard work to keep their students learning.
Thank you!
We hope all the staff at OLA are staying healthy and we wish you a wonderful Easter weekend!
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Thank you!

We offer special thanks to Father Kris, Father Danial as well as the Tech Teams, Proclaimers and Music Ministries at OLA Parish for the beautiful Holy Week masses! A special thank you to our own Mrs. Lukie for sharing her beautiful voice during the Easter Vigil!

3K Spreads Love & Joy on Palm Sunday

Because they could not attend Mass on Palm Sunday students in 3K created their own palm branches and put them on their front window or door to spread love and joy to people walking by. They also wrote stories about the meaning of Palm Sunday - thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ.
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Our New Normal - Digital Classrooms

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CraZy sOCkz!

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Watching our Plants Grow

Happy Belated Birthdays ! ! !

Celebrating our March and April birthday announcements that were missed - hope you had a great day - God Bless!


  • March 16 Alexandra in 2C
  • March 18 Sophie in 1/2KS
  • March 19 Jovan in Pre-K AM
  • March 22 Landon in 4E
  • March 23 Madelyn in M/W Kinder
  • March 26 Ben in 4E
  • March 27 Ryoan in 1/2KS
  • March 29 Emily in 1/2KS
  • March 31 Linden in 3/4V
  • April 1 Sasha in T/Th Pre-K/Kinder
  • April 6 Emily in 3K

Our OLA Family

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

This week's focus...

Christ is Risen! Look for the Blessings!

Learning and Connecting

Events & Connects will be updated daily.


Sunday, April 12

  • Happy Easter - Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
  • Happy Birthday to Ramzey in 3K


Monday, April 13

  • Easter Monday - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, April 14

  • Happy Birthday to Emma & Lily in 3K
  • OLA Teacher Google meet 9:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 10:30am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • KB Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 3/4V Google Meet 11:30am
  • OLA Staff Connect Google Meet @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Wednesday, April 15

  • Happy Birthday Mohann in 4E
  • Educational Assistant Weekly 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
  • OLA Staff Connect @ 1:00pm
  • Pre-Kindergarten (AM Class) Google Meet 2:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Thursday, April 16

  • Happy Birthday Gabriel in 4E
  • 4E Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 3K Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 1/2KS Google Meet @ 10:00am
  • 10:00AM Fort Saskatchewan Catholic School Mass: Live Streamed on Facebook - Google Meets today may be replaced by celebrating mass together or rescheduled. Instruction and learning today may be replaced by attendance at mass and will be communicated by your child's teacher. :-) Enjoy mass with your fellow community members. :-)
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • M/W Kinder Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 4E Google Meet @ 11:30am
  • 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 17

  • 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
  • 3/4V Fancy Dress Poetry Reading Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • 2C Google Meet @ 11:00am
  • OLA Staff Connect @ 1:00pm
  • 1Oi Google Meet @ 2:30pm


Saturday, April 18

  • Happy Birthday to Liam in 1/2KS & Jackson in M/W Kinder
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

From Mrs. Heesing our Family Wellness Worker

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Register Here for the Free Webinar

Institute of Child Psychology

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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

Invitation from Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services

FCSS will be releasing a support line April 14, 2020. The goal of the Support Line is to help 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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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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