Together in Learning and Faith
January 5, 2020 - Feast of the Epiphany
Share Your Passion!
We are calling on parents to offer a session to children sharing their passions in the form of Power Options. Want to teach children how to crochet as a way to be peaceful? Want to share your knowledge for engineering and how to construct safe structures? Love chemistry and mixing different liquids together? Do you love spreading joy, and want to make a small craft to deliver to the neighbourhood around OLA? These are just a few ideas of how you can share your passions, knowledge and talents to OLA children!
We are inviting parents to offer a Power Option workshop from 12:45pm - 2:00pm on Wednesday February 5 and a repeat session on March 4 from 12:45pm - 2:00pm.
If you are interested in offering a workshop, please contact Mme Gravelle at email@example.com. Even if you have a passion that you'd love to share, and just don't know how, please contact Mme Gravelle to discuss the possibilities!
Christmas and Easter Season
We are in search of white table cloths to help us celebrate and honour these seasons. If you have any extra white table cloths or would like to donate new ones, we would be grateful for your donation. Any size is appreciated.
Oh The Weather Outside is Delightful!
Message from EICS Central Learning Services
Dear Parents and Staff,
Parents and Staff of EICS students are invited to take part in a Blanket Exercise to be held at Central Learning Services (310 Broadview Road) in Sherwood Park on Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 6:30 pm.
The Blanket Exercise is an active participation learning activity based on the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. For further information, please view this KAIROS Blanket Exercise video.
Participants are asked to bring a blanket that can be placed on the floor and stepped on for this activity.
Please RSVP by Monday, January 13 by filling out this linked Google Form. We will also have Eva Stang join us at this event. Eva, a Métis Culture and Knowledge Keeper, has been working with EICS this year, supporting the continued growth in staff and administrator knowledge of Indigenous perspectives.
If you have any questions, please email Crystal Cholin, Learning Services Consultant, at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alberta Education will be conducting their annual Accountability Pillar Survey in the new year. Parents of students in grade 4, 7 and 10 should receive a mailed survey from Alberta Education.
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education to ensure that we are equipping students for success. Please watch for your survey in the mail - and let your voice be heard. Thank you.
Caregiver Education Series from Alberta Health Services
NOMINATE AN EDUCATOR!
OLA Parish News
First Eucharist Preparation
Catholic children in Grade 3 (or older) are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion) at Our Lady of the Angels Parish. Registration is open until January 31, 2020.
- February 9, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am (Parents required to stay)
- February 15, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am
- March 1, 2020 OLA Church 2:00 pm Celebration Mass
Registration forms are available online at www.olafortsask.caedm.ca or at the church office. There is a $25 registration fee to cover the costs of materials. Please provide a copy of your child's baptism certificate when registering. Questions can be directed to the OLA Church office at 780-998-3288.
OLA Choir and Handbells spread joy at Dr. Turner Lodge
Faith in Action
Building and Testing Bridges
Learning is Fun!
Mr. Weller Visits PreK
OLA Obstacle Course in the Gym
In Class Fun
Spreading a Little Joy to Staff
Looking Ahead . . .
Monday, January 6
- Welcome back! - First day of classes for 2020
- Faith Assembly and Celebrating Epiphany at 12:30pm - Please join us!
- Grades 1-4 Select their Power Options
- Thank you Mrs. Haubrich for replacing Mrs. Buban today
Tuesday, January 7
- Welcome Mrs. Reist who will be Mrs. Buban today
Wednesday, January 8
- School Spirit Day - Pajama Day!
- Grade 1-4 Power Options 12:45 - 2:00 pm
- Tim Horton's Lunch for those who pre-ordered
- Early Dismissal at 2:19 pm
Thursday, January 9
Friday, January 10
- School Day for M/W Kinders
and a Little Further Ahead . . .
January 13 Grade 3 Teacher's Pet: Communities of the World
January 15 Blanket Exercise at EICS Central Learning Services 6:30pm
January 16 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm in the OLA School Library
- Share your feedback on next year's school calendar Feedback
January 17 T/Th PreK/K class day
January 27-31 Adoration in Chapel
February 5 Progress Reports for grades 1-4 available via PowerSchool Parent Portal
February 6-7 Teacher's Convention - No School for Students
February 24 MARK YOUR CALENDARS - A Story for Every Child 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Come celebrate a love of reading! Spread the word! Calling on 185 community members to read to each of our children. More details to follow!
To see what is coming even further ahead, please visit our website calendar.
You can check out our M/W Kinder calendar here,
and our Pre-K AM calendar here.