Together in Learning and Faith

May 12 - Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School

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Catholic Education Week

This week we celebrated the gift of Catholic Education - and we saw a lot of blue on Thursday! Congratulations to our OLA Kinders as they were selected as the elementary winner in the GrACE Art Contest which was presented at Mass last Sunday! Big thanks also to our dedicated EICS Trustee, Mrs. Justine Wright, for taking the time to stop in and read a story with Mrs. Oikonen's Grade 2 class - she had a busy day, managing to visit all 4 of our Fort Saskatchewan Catholic Schools on Thursday. Please visit our school website to learn more about Catholic Education here in Alberta and around the world.

OLA Fine Arts Evening for Valeda House - May 21

Please join us for OLA's First Ever Fine Arts Evening fundraiser on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. We will be celebrating the artistic talents of our school community while also supporting Catholic Social Services: Valeda House!

A little bit about the evening

The evening will begin at 6:00 with an open gallery walk of art work created by our OLA students. Guests are invited to peruse the art work and visit our gift shop (because every art gallery has one!) any time between 6-6:45 p.m. At this time, our attention will turn to our choir and handbells who have prepared a short performance for you to enjoy!

A little bit about Valeda House

Elk Island Catholic Schools is committed this year to supporting Valeda House, a safe and secure temporary shelter for homeless women and children. Schools throughout the district are hosting a variety of events to support this fundraising initiative and OLA Catholic School would like to do their part by including a fundraising component to our Fine Arts Evening! There are a few ways that our families can help support this worthy cause during the evening:

  1. A silver collection plate will be available for those that wish to make a donation when they come to walk through the gallery
  2. Our Grade 4 Servant Leadership Faith Squad and Citizenship Squad have been creating artwork to sell at the gift shop - please stop in!
  3. The Kinder Kids have created an art piece to auction off at the end of the evening. Tickets will only be 3 for $1, so bring your loonies!

Please mark your calendars and come out to support our students and the women and children of Valeda House! We look forward to spending the evening with you!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

As a gesture of appreciation to ALL of our volunteers, we welcome you to a breakfast in the library beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday May 21, 2019. Stay and connect with fellow volunteers and please join us at 9:00am for our Faith Assembly and a special presentation by our Choir and Handbells teams.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Here are a few photos from the week . . .
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Land Acknowledgement

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Grade 2 visit the Edmonton Symphony

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Grade 1 visit the Valley Zoo

Grade 4 Poetry Cafe

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Lending a Hand at OLA

Over 300 books a week are borrowed from the library and brought back every week! And these books need to find their way back to the shelves for other children to borrow. It's a great problem to have when children look forward to reading!!

Are you finding that you have some time to give? Mrs. Wagner, OLA's librarian would love help re-shelving books in the library! If you have half an hour of time, any day, please connect with her, she can be reached at Even if it's a drop in, or more regular volunteering, your help is always welcome and appreciated!

OLA School Council News

Family Movie Night

Great turnout at movie night! Thank you OLA School Council for organizing!!

Fun Day BBQ - Calling Volunteers

OLA School Council will be providing a BBQ lunch on Fun Day, May 31, 2019 and we are looking for volunteers to help prepare, cook and distribute food to OLA staff and students, as well as the St. John Paul II Catholic School students who will be facilitating the Fun Day Activities. If you are available to help, please contact Heather Spracklin at

Playground Society News

Please mark these upcoming events on your calendar:

  • Bottle Drive May 25th
  • BBQ Event June 9th

The Playground Society is grateful for volunteers to help with these events, you can reach them at:

There is an active gofundme account for the Playground Society. Please click here for more details or to donate. All donations are eligible for a tax receipt.

Own a business or know of one who would like to donate items for a raffle at Legacy Park on June 9th BBQ? Please email for a digital or hard copy of a donation letter, and remember to Save the Date! We'd love to see you there!

Fort Sask Catholic Schools Playground Society Website

Looking Ahead . . .

Sunday, May 12

  • Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mothers and grandmothers - May God Bless them

Monday, May 13

  • Faith Assembly at 9:00 am - All are welcome!
  • St. AndrĂ© Bessette Mentors visit
  • Kids on the Block Epilepsy Presentations Grade 3&4 12:50 pm, Grade K-2 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 14

  • University of Alberta Ringette Presentations: Kick off Assembly at 9:00 am - All are welcome
  • SLS Faith Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 15

  • Pre-Kindergarten Today!
  • St. AndrĂ© Bessette Mentors visit
  • Ken's Catering Hot Lunch
  • Playground Meeting 6:30 pm - location TBD

Thursday, May 16

  • OLA Collaborative Response Meetings to support learning
  • Choir Practice at lunch recess
  • St. John Paul II Students Servant Leadership Day
  • Collaborative Response for Student Learning Team Meetings

Friday, May 17


Monday, May 20

  • Victoria Day - NO SCHOOL

And a Little Further Ahead . . .

May 21 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00 - 9:30 am - thank you for sharing your gifts!

May 21 The One Called Jesus Exhibit - postponed until Fall 2019

May 21 OLA School presents our first Fine Arts Evening 6:00 - 7:30 pm

May 24 Kindergarten visits Safety City

May 24 Grade 1 Fort Saskatchewan Community Field Trip

May 25 Playground Bottle Drive 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Please Save Your Bottles

May 28 CEPAC Meeting 7:00pm at EICS Central Learning Services

May 29 Booster Juice Lunch

May 29 Lions Club Grade 1 Flag Presentation

May 30 Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Family Event in the evening - Mark your Calendars!

May 31 OLA Fun Day Grades 1-4

June 3 Kokum Doreen visits to teach Cree language

June 3-7 Final Week to exchange books from Library

June 5 Early Dismissal and School Spirit Theme: Crazy Sock Day (Looking forward to a Sock Hop!)

June 6 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm

June 9 Playground Society BBQ at Legacy Park

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

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here and our Pre-K Calendar here.

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