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Week of September 28, 2020

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Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation

Orange Shirt Day This Wednesday

On Wednesday, September 30th at 12:30 p.m., we will be setting aside time for our first ever school wide virtual assembly to honour Orange Shirt Day and the stories of Residential Schools with students. When we know better, we do better and we move forward together in Reconcilliation.

If you wish to join the assembly, please click here for the Google Meet Link. Please log in at 12:25pm so we can begin at 12:30pm as Mme Gravelle will grant you access until 12:30pm. At 12:30pm she will be co-leading the assembly and presentation with Mrs. Weller.

We acknowledge Orange Shirt Day in September because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools. September is also an excellent time to discuss racism and bullying and set the stage for a school year grounded in peace, love and kindness.

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Please make sure you wear orange on Wednesday!

Want to know more about Orange Shirt Day? Click here for the website, or ask your child after the day is honoured together.

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Teaching with Love

Mrs. Lukie joins her Grade 3 music class via Google Meet!

#ChooseJoy! #Connection #Everything is Possible

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This week @ OLA

Monday, September 28

  • A great day to learn and grow together!
  • Collaborative Team Meeting Day: Teachers and OLA Student Support Team meet to collaboratively plan Learning and Wellness success for all students

Tuesday, September 29

  • More spectacular learning and growing!

Wednesday, September 30

  • Choosing Joy today!

  • Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters - 12:30pm Assembly

Thursday, October 1

  • A great day to be in community together!

  • Kicking off the monthly theme during morning prayer and announcements: What's the Commotion about Emotions?

Friday, October 2

  • Friyay! Where will you Choose Joy today?


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

You can view our Kindergarten Calendar here.

We've Got Something Special for you.....

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Thank you to the Big People!

We send a very special thank you

to each of the adults who are loving and caring for OLA littles.

You are doing a great job, and we are so grateful for your partnership. We know it's challenging to come and pick up children in the middle of the day when they begin to show symptoms. We also know it's no easy task to follow the Alberta Health Guidelines for returning to school after symptoms begin.

Because of your honesty and commitment to work within the guidelines set out for schools, you are making a big difference in keeping children, staff and OLA families safe and healthy.

You've got this!

Together, we've got this!

Because God's got us!

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Thank you to Mrs. Hessing and Mrs. Lucas for helping students continue to follow the "Rules of the Road" and replacing all the pylons with so many pieces of floor tape! They are loving this transition to the "real-life" roadway.
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Student Illness and your Child's Learning

If your child is home with these symptoms:

  • Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Chills Painful swallowing, Stuffy Nose, Headache, Muscle or joint aches, Feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion, Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite), Loss of sense of smell or taste, Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.

Please email Mrs. Desaulniers, and cc: your child's homeroom teacher to share what symptoms your child is experiencing as well as an approximate date for your child's return so we can plan for your child's learning and growing in Literacy and Numeracy while away.

An in home visit from Father Kris

= great Bible talk together

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Quote of the Week

Conversation in the middle of a literacy lesson...

"Mrs. Weller, can I just tell you something?"


"You just look fabulous today!"

- grade one student

Arriving and Playing in the Morning

Baseball, the Scientific Method, and Temptation - Fr. Kris Schmidt

First Eucharist Fall 2020

First Holy Communion

A Letter from Father Daniel, August 2020


The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to you and to your family from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Fort Saskatchewan.

Here is an update on First Communion for children who registered in Grade 2 and are now in Grade 3.

Children who have already registered and want to postpone to the New Year because of COVID- 19, or are unable to attend for other reasons, are welcome to delay after informing the Church office.

Registered children will be divided into two groups, A & B, you will know your group by the 4th of September, 2020. Each group will have no more than 20 children.

Group B:

Celebration Mass: Sunday, Septmber 27, 2020 at 11:30 am


Parents and children must wear a mask while entering the church. You will be assigned a particular place in the church, (change of place, meeting other children, or communication is not permitted inside the church).

For each child’s family, one pew is allotted and, a maximum of five members are permitted to participate (including the child receiving the sacrament).

Washrooms are available, but we ask these only be used in an emergency.

You will be asked to sanitize your hands before and after entering the church.

A photographer will be provided. We ask that you do not take pictures at this time. A copy of the pictures will be shared with families.

All other details will be explained at the Rehearsal.

If you have questions or concerns please free to contact Fr. Daniel Dsouza at:

Thanking you,

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Daniel

*If you would like your child to receive their First Communion this year and they have not yet celebrated their First Reconciliation, please contact the OLA Parish office at 780-998-3288 to make an appointment to meet with Father Kris.

First Eucharist Registration Form & First Eucharist Brochure

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Getting our vitamin D and building muscles

through Gross Motor Play at recess.

Healthy bodies = Healthy brains!

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Quick Informative Videos at Your Fingertips!

Please visit our OLA website at for great informative videos to continue kicking off a positive school year!

Forms to Complete

Please take the time to sign into your PowerSchool account and review the following items.

  • Demographic Forms
  • Student Consent Forms

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716. She is happy to help!

Medical Forms

Perfect timing! Our medial forms have been moved to an online process. This helps with the process of coming into the school to update forms. Please sign into your PowerSchool account to update any medical information wfor your child. This includes Epi-Pens, Inhalers and other prescription medications that need to be at the school and administrated to your son/daughter.

Below is an information PDF on how to find these forms on your PowerSchool account. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Desaulniers at 780-998-3716.

Establishing Your Child's Baseline

Many children have pre-existing conditions that will help your child's teacher and the OLA team navigate through symptoms. It is encouraged that if your child has allergies or other pre-existing conditions to have a Covid Test while the symptoms are present. Having a negative test during these symptoms establishes your child's baseline normal. Once a negative test is achieved, please connect with Mme Gravelle or Mrs. Weller at 780-998-3716.

OLA School Council News

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the School Council meeting September 15th! For minutes from the meeting, please click here.

Congratulations and Welcome your new and returning OLA School Council Executive.

Chair - Heather Spracklin

Vice Chair – Sam LeDrew

Treasurer – Crystal Breault

Secretary – Terra Slaby

To connect with your OLA School Council, please email

Mark Your Calendars

OLA School Council Meetings for the 2020-2021 School Year have been solidified so you can plan well ahead for your attendance! For more School Council Information please click here.

  • October 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm
  • November 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
  • December 8, 2020 at 11:00 am (Daytime meeting)
  • January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm
  • March 2, 2021 at 11:00 am (Daytime meeting)
  • April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm
  • May 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
  • June 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Looking Ahead...

October 5, 2020

  • Coming together as Community: First Cohort In-School Assemblies

October 7, 2020

  • Early dismissal - 2:19 p.m.
  • OLA School Spirit Theme: Tacky Day – Forgo all fashion rules for this day of crazy fun

October 9, 2020

  • PD Day - No School

October 12, 2020

  • Thanksgiving Day - No School

October 15, 2020

  • Lifetouch Fall Photos

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