Called to More @ OLA

Week of November 1, 2021

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A special thank you to Mrs. Srochenski for bringing our faith theme to life at OLA!

A special thank you to EICS' Religious Education Consultant Andrea Haston

for designing EICS' beautiful faith them logo this year!

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 27

Our local Fort Saskatchewan Legion has dropped off poppies for the staff and students. Please consider sending in a donation with your child for the Poppy Fund.

Learning about our Saints

Each month we will learn about a Saint, one each month, and learn about how they were "Called to More" We will also learn how they answered this call. Learning about how the Saints lived their lives will help us understand how we too can answer the "Call to More."

We can pray to saints to help us.

They are so close to God that he has given them the ability to help us directly.

What is Adoration?

OLA staff and students will enjoy the opportunity to participate in Adoration...but is what is that?? Please watch the following video - it's only 5 minutes, and it gives you a great picture of what we do during Adoration and why we do it.

Literacy is Foundational, so OLA has Month-Long Read-In

OLA Bookmobile

OLA's Leadership team & the Bookmobile can be booked by classes to celebrate literacy this month and beyond!

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Lucky Ducks

On your child's "God Made You" day, children come to the office to celebrate their birthdays with the office team by playing Lucky Ducks!

Our Virtual Book Fair will be open from November 1 - 5

Soon you will be able to explore exciting new books to enhance your home library and inspire the young readers in your life! Hundreds of books, carefully chosen to delight kids of all reading levels, will be waiting for you when our virtual doors open!

  • REMEMBER! Every purchase earns valuable Book Fair Rewards that can be used to support our students.
  • Shop any time! Your fair is open 24 hours, beginning at midnight on your start date!
  • No shipping fees! Orders are sent directly to our school.*Free shipping where available, some restrictions may apply

Scholastic has worked very hard to make this experience as exciting as possible. There are some great "book trailers" where you can get a glimpse into the stories, and an easy to navigate link to peruse the great books available this year at our Book Fair.

We are so pleased to be welcoming the Scholastic Book Fair back into OLA School as well. The fair will be open in the school library November 1 & 4, 2021 for the students to discover and explore all the new titles!
Every year the Scholastic Book Fair has been a fun and exciting way to help our school library fill our shelves with new books - and have a little fun along the way! Once again there will be a guessing game and contests, and some new characters we can't wait to meet!

Everyone is invited to visit our Scholastic Book Fair - Virtually!

This Week @ OLA

November 1 - 5

  • Prayer Labyrinth at OLA

Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day

  • PJ Day - School Wide
  • Book Fair

Tuesday, November 2 - All Souls Day

  • Book Fair
  • Virtual Three Way Conferences 5-8 pm
  • An awesome day to answer the "Call to More"

Wednesday, November 3

  • Book Fair
  • Virtual Announcements
  • Priest Visit
  • Early Dismissal 2:19 pm
  • School Spirit Theme: Country and Western

Thursday, November 4

  • Book Fair - last day for the in-school fair!
  • ISP Meetings by invitation
  • Virtual Three Way Conferences 5-8 pm

Friday, November 5

  • Book Fair - final day for the Virtual Online Fair!
  • No Kindergarten Classes today - Virtual Three Way Conference continue for Kindergarten during the day
  • Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 10:45am - Google Meet Link will be sent out in the AM for families to join us
  • Today and every day, we answer the "Call to More!"

November 8 - 12

  • Fall Break - Schools are closed.

See you Monday, November 15!

3V - Working with Words

Father Tomasz visits 3V

Evidence of Learning

Last week your child came home with evidence of their learning journey that will frame the conversations you and your child have with your child's teacher at Three-Way Conferences this week.

What do I do with my child's Evidence of Learning Portfolio?

Thank you for taking time with your child (which is key!) to review your child's work, celebrate growth and engagement with them. Ask them questions about their learning and the pieces in the Evidence of Learning Portfolio. Here are a few guiding questions you can use:

  • What did you find easy?
  • What was hard?
  • What did you enjoy?
  • What did you learn that you didn't know before?
  • In what area do you think you can improve?
  • Tell me about your "Wow" piece - why did you choose it?
  • Where can we go together to continue growing?

Your child's evidence of learning will be the starting point for conversations during Three-Way Conferences. Please book yours today.

Your participation and engagement in your child's learning are critical factors that contribute to their learning success.

Virtual Three Way Conferences

You are invited to celebrate your child’s learning and growing at OLA!

Why Three-Way Conferences?

Research shows when the big people in a child’s life takes interest in their child’s education, children:

  • Experience increased success in their learning and growing;

  • Are more emotionally settled and at peace;

  • Witness and experience continually strengthening of relationships between home and school;

  • Develop positive attitudes about school and experience increased confidence

  • Benefit from working with parents who are more comfortable supporting their child’s education

Thank you for your engagement in this checkpoint of your child’s learning and growing as part of the OLA Assessment and Reporting Process at OLA. For more information about our Assessment and Reporting Process, you are invited to click here.

What Will We Talk About?

Conversations during Three Way Conferences will be directly linked to your child’s learning evidence that will be available during the week of October 25-29 as Evidence of Learning Portfolios. Thank you for reviewing your child’s learning progress through these portfolios as a snapshot and checkpoint in your child’s learning progress.

Three Way Conferences celebrate your child’s successes so far and it is a time to work together to establish goals for continued growth and learning.

How do I book our time with the teacher?

Three Way Conferences will be through Google Meets. Thank you for ensuring the device you use has a webcam and microphone. The Google Meet is easiest to access by using the browser Google Chrome. The Google Meet link will be in the confirmation email when you book your Three-Way Conference time.

To book your Three-Way Conference, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the school booking site:

  2. Select Make a Booking

  3. Enter the following access code: ae62e

  • Enter your email address, name, phone number and student’s full name.
  • Select your teachers home room from the drop down menu
  • Select your teacher's name from the drop down menu
  • Select the appointment time that suits your family best.
  1. When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately.

  2. PLEASE NOTE: These are Google MEET appointments, PLEASE KEEP THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION EMAIL SOMEWHERE SAFE. You will need to return to this email on the day of your appointment. Two minutes before your appointment time, click on the Google MEET LINK next to the teacher's name in your booking confirmation email and follow the onscreen instructions.

  • If you do not receive an email, please check your junk-mail, or contact the school to check your booking information, 780-998-3716

  1. When you join the google meet, your child’s teacher will let you in. Thank you for waiting patiently for you to be let into the google meet.

Thank you again for your engagement in your child’s checkpoint in their learning. If you have any questions, please contact us at 780-998-3716.

4C - Math


Fire Safety Presentation

Pumpkin Studies

Halloween Activities

Congratulations 1&2E!

Our amazing Mrs. Evans entered her 1&2E class into the Co-op Hey Clay classroom competition and they made the top 5. Then our Fort Saskatchewan village (who are amazing, by the way!) voted on their favourite top 5....and they won! Because of your support, 1&2E at OLA won a pizza party!!! Thank you Co-op and our fantastic OLA village!!

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Are Yours Completed?

Have you logged onto your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to complete all of the required annual consent forms?

Did you know that if your child's Annual Low-Risk Field Trip form is not completed, they are unable to go on an off-site field trip with their class?

Did you know that if you're child's annual Technology Use Agreement form or One-to-One Use Agreement are not completed, they may be unable to access OLA's technology or wifi?

Do you love seeing evidence of your child learning and growing at OLA? Make sure you complete the annual FOIPP forms.

Thank you for taking a moment to log onto your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to complete the forms. If you have any questions, Mrs. Susan Desaulniers is our PowerSchool Guru and is delighted to help. Please contact her at 780-998-3716.

For more information about these annual forms, please click here, and look under Additional Registration Resources.

Forks & Spoons

It's a great practice, and healthy for the environment, when parents are able to pack re-usable forks and spoons in their child's lunches. We understand that there are days they may be forgotten. Worry not!

We are happy to connect with children when they come to ask for a spoon or fork. As our supplies are quickly dwindling - we are reaching out to our amazing families. If you would like to donate compostable or plastic spoons and/or forks, they will be well used, and much appreciated. :-)

Thank you in advance for your help!

School Fees

School Fees are now active in PowerSchool. School Fees were added Monday October 18th and Field Trip fees were added Friday October 22nd. Please log into your PowerSchool account to pay your school fees by November 30th, 2021.

Please note that fees maybe added throughout the year as field trips are able to occur. We will be sending home emails if/when new fees are added to your account.

If you require financial assistance in paying fees please fill out the form that is available at on our EICS website-click here to access form: Fee waiver form. Application deadline is December 13, 2021

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Desaulniers 780-998-3716 or email

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To connect to your new OLA School Council, please email

They are excited to serve our amazing OLA community and they invite you to join them for their next virtual OLA School Council Meeting on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00pm. Mark your calendars!

All parents are invited to attend the School Council meetings and as an OLA parent, you are already a member of the committee! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Our Lady of the Angels School Council 4th Annual Poinsettia Sale 2021

Nothing symbolizes Christmas like a beautiful Poinsettia, Christmas planter, or wreath in your home, office, or as a gift. We are excited to offer the usual options plus new ones!


- 6.5” pot poinsettias in red or white Approximate plant height: 14-16" & width: 12-16" $20

-Holiday tropical planters Containers vary. Approximate plant height: 10-12" by 4-8" It includes four different tropical plants as well as a novelty pick or pinecone $40

-Hanging greenery 28-31” tall and 4-8” wide $40

-Wreaths Approx. 22" diameter $40

-Outdoor greenery arrangement 30-36" & width: 16-20" $50

Pictures will be available for viewing on the fundraising website, the school council area of the school website, and on the SC Facebook group ‘Ola parent Saskatchewan’.

Ordering and payment:

Following Covid protocols we have set up ordering and payment through a secure fundraising website: this will limit the handling of returned paper forms and money. If absolutely necessary, cash can be sent to the office. If paying by cash please include the name on the order, and the total cost on a piece of paper with the cash so we can enter the payment on the website.

Orders and Payment due: Wednesday, November 10th.

Pick up:

Pick up will be Thursday, November 25th from 3-6pm, at the doors directly to the right of the main doors.
Time slots of 20 minutes have been set up on the website to select from when you place your order.

When you arrive, if there are other people at the door please keep your distance until they have left.

Please remember the plants are vulnerable to cold temperatures, and will require water so they must be picked up on time, if you cannot make it please arrange for someone else to pick up for you.

Money raised will go towards our Library and Literacy budget, which includes new books and supplies for the library, mathletics fees.

As usual we ask that you share this with your friends and family to help us reach our goal. Buttons on the ordering website make sharing via FB, Twitter, Instagram or email super easy!

For any questions or concerns please email

We thank you for your continued support and God’s Blessings this holiday season.

OLA School Council


The Fort Saskatchewan Catholic Schools Playground Society (FSCSPS) is currently raising money to build a playground that is suitable for all OLA students to enjoy. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO HELP US OUT WITH THIS SURVEY LINK BELOW!!

Grade 4 Bibles

Looking Ahead...

Looking Further Ahead...

November 17

  • Picture Day M/W Kindergarten and retakes for Grade 1 - 4

November 18

  • 7:00pm OLA School Council Meeting (virtual) - All parents are invited!
November 21
  • Celebrating Catholic Education - Rebuild, Restore, Renew - Together
  • Join us as OLA and SJXXIII host 9:00am mass - Sign up here one week prior

November 24

  • Grade 3 Teachers Pet
  • Staff Morning Mass in Chapel

November 24 & 25

  • Adoration
November 26
  • Grade 4 Servant Leadership Retreat @ OLA Parish

November 28

  • First Sunday in Advent

December 1

  • Early Dismissal - 2:19 pm

December 2

  • Grade 4 Teachers Pet

December 5

  • Second Sunday in Advent

December 6

  • St. Nicolas Feast Day
  • K-2 Assembly

December 12

  • Third Sunday in Advent

December 13

  • 3-4 Assembly

December 19

  • Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 22 - January 4

  • Christmas Break - School Closed

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Halloween @ OLA

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3V - Halloween Art

Grade 1 - Exploring 5 Senses with Pumpkins

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French Halloween Vocabulary Sorting

2K - Halloween Art

4K Pumpkin Carving

A very special thank you to Co-op in Fort Saskatchewan for donating the pumpkins. The children collaboratively wrote a letter to Co-op requesting their support for this project and voila!!

Thank you Co-op!

Grace - It's Launched!

GrACE website has officially launched! In cooperation with CCSSA, they now have their own site to share news, resources and upcoming events. The address for the website is Please promote, use and celebrate this new communication tool!

Faith at Home: Building Resiliency in our Kids

A session being hosted by the Sherwood Park Alliance Church called "Faith at Home: Building Resiliency in our Kids". It will be a discussion with Dr. Shawn Reynolds, who is a member of the congregation at Sherwood Park Alliance Church. Some of you may have crossed paths with Dr. Reynolds before - he has previously worked at the Glenrose and he also continues to do assessment through his private practice. He is quite well known in the field of psychology within the Edmonton area.

The event is online on October 27th from 7:30 - 9 pm and there is no cost. For more info and the link to register, click here.

Family and Community Services

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EICS Partners with Lurana House

Providing a continuum of care to women and children seeking refuge from abusive situations.