Together in Learning and Faith

October 6, 2019

Orange Shirt Day

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Round 1 Power Options

October and November Options included: Sunflower Seed Art, Fun with French, Indigenous Dot Art, Cooking, Soccer, Ringette, OLA Thank You Cards and Reader's Theatre. Which option did your child enjoy?


We are looking for parents to join the fun and offer an option in December and repeat it in January. The Power Option will occur on the early Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:00pm for 75 minutes. If you have a passion, talent, interest or desire to share, please contact Mme Gravelle at pamgr@eics.ab.ca and she will gladly work with you to bring your gifts to OLA children. Children adore having parents part of the learning process!

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Meet Nathan, the Newest Blue Jay!

Smiles on faces of children through Make a Wish Foundation!

Join us for READ-IN Month!

Read-in Week is October 7-11 and this year's theme is "Celebrate with Stories."


We always love every and any reason to celebrate reading, so we have expanded Read-in Week to Read-in Month!


During the Month of October we are inviting you and your loved ones to come in and take a few moments (like 30 minutes) to share your favourite picture book with our students.

We are looking for Moms, Dads, Babas, Guidos, Aunties, Uncles, (you get the point) to share their love of learning and favourite books. We welcome you to join us for READ-IN.

Please contact Mrs. Wagner via email susanw@eics.ab.ca for any questions and to arrange a time to share your favs with children and help spread a love of reading!


Thank you to our guests who have already signed up to share their love of reading!

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Dress as Your Favourite Storybook Character

OLA's Annual Terry Fox Run

The donations have been counted and our students raised over $180 for the Terry Fox Foundation - well done OLA!

OLA School Council News

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER HOT LUNCH THIS FALL!

We have heard from many families that they missed the Hot Lunch deadline for Session 1 . . . so we are happy to share that the site will be re-opened until Tuesday, October 8th at 8:00pm!


Please visit our school website for instructions on how to place your order.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to volunteer to deliver hot lunch from about 12:00 - 12:15 pm, please email schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your help, we truly appreciate you.

OLA SC HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE

2018 - 2019 Yearbooks

Your OLA School Council Yearbook Committee have a few extra yearbooks - they are available for purchase from the school office for $21.

Annual Poinsettia Sale Volunteers Needed

Last year the OLA SC Poinsettia Sale was one of the most profitable fundraisers of the year. Your Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help take orders at OLA Parish on the following dates for about 15 minutes before and after Mass:

  • Saturday, November 2nd 5:15 pm Mass
  • Sunday, November 3rd 9:00 am Mass & 11:00 am Mass
  • Saturday, November 9th 5:15 pm Mass
  • Sunday, November 10th 9:00 am Mass & 11:00 am Mass

If you are able to share your time please email the OLA School Council at: schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

Parent's Night Out

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd 6:00 pm.

Gather your friends and come to our Adults Only event to help us get the playgrounds built!!


There will be...

  • A DJ who will be taking requests!
  • Door Prizes!!
  • BIG auction items!!
  • Plus you can call The Bears Den to book a table for your group in advance!


Tickets are $20/person and 100% of the proceeds go toward our goal of building the playgrounds for our students!!

To order your tickets you can email fsplaygroundsociety@gmail.com, call 780-722-4442 or contact us on Facebook. More ordering and payment options may become available soon.

Thank you for spreading the word to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbours!

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OLA Parish News

Missionary Spring in the Church – The Pope Video 10 – October 2019

This Week Around OLA

Looking Ahead . . .

Monday, October 7

  • Faith in Action Assemby 12:30 pm - please join us!

  • Mrs. Turenne reads with our M/W Kinders - Celebrating Stories


Tuesday, October 8

  • Mrs. Dul reads with 3/4V - Celebrating Stories!
  • Milk Delivery for student who pre-ordered (will continue every Tuesday)
  • Student Leadership Squad meeting for Grade 4 at lunch
  • Safely on Board Bus Presentation for our Pre-K/Kinder T/Th Class
  • Circle of Security Parenting Workshop continues at 6:30 pm
  • HOT LUNCH DEADLINE for Session 1 orders


Wednesday, October 9

  • Mme Gravelle reads with 1/2KS and 2C - Celebrating Stories!
  • Safely on Board Bus Presentation for our M/W Kinders


Thursday, October 10

  • Milk delivery for students who pre-ordered (will continue every Thursday)


Friday, October 11

  • NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Professional Development Day


Saturday, October 12

  • First Reconciliation Class 10:00 am at OLA Church


Monday, October 14

  • Thanksgiving Day - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, October 15


  • Thanksgiving Mass at 9:00AM in OLA Gym. All are welcome!

and a Little Further Ahead . . .

October 15 Thanksgiving Mass 9:00 am at OLA School - new date & time

October 15 Circle of Security at OLA - Continued

October 16 Alberta Opera Presents Sleeping Beauty 9:30am at St. John XXIII School

October 16 Booster Juice Lunch (by pre-order only)

October 17 Lifetouch Picture Day

October 17 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm

October 19 First Reconciliation Class 10:00 am at OLA Church

October 21 Federal Election Day

October 25 OLA School Council 2nd Annual Family Halloween Dance!

October 26 First Reconciliation Celebration 10:00 am at OLA Church


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.

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