week of december 5th, 2022

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this week at ola

Monday, December 5th
  • Second Week of Advent - The Candle of Peace
  • Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten field trip to Greenland 9:00-12:00
  • School Faith Assembly led by Grade 1S at 9 am - All welcome!
  • Collecting items for the Mustard Seed
  • Purdy's Chocolate Pick-up from 3-6 (Friday pick-up if you are unable to come today)

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten field trip to Greenland 9:00-12:00
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Milk delivered to students who ordered

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Early dismissal at 2:19pm - wear Christmas colours

Thursday, December 8th

  • Better together

Friday, December 9th

  • Face to Face Retreat for students
  • Purdy's Chocolate Pick-up from 3-5 (if you were unable to come on Monday)
  • Better together

the mustard seed

The Mustard Seed is in urgent need of winter clothing. Please send these donations to school with your children. We will be collecting these items until Friday, December 16th. To read more about the services they provide, please visit https://theseed.ca/services.

looking ahead...

Tuesday, December 13th

  • Christmas Concert/Advent Concert Dress Rehearsal at 12:45pm

Wednesday, December 14th

  • Christmas Concert/Advent Concert 9:30-10:30am
  • Christmas Concert/Advent Concert 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, December 15th
  • Caroling at the Co-op

Tuesday, December 20th

  • Advent Mass at OLA church 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday December 21st - January 3rd

  • Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 4th

  • Welcome Back and Happy New Year
  • Early dismissal at 2:19pm

2022 EICS Basket of blessings advent challenge for lurana shelter

Please click the link below to see how you can help support Lurana House this Advent Season.

lost & found items

Do you recognize any of these lost items?

message from eics re: k-4 curriculum implementation

We are in the process of implementing a new curriculum in three courses: Physical Education and Wellness at all grades, and English Language Arts and Literature as well as Mathematics in grades 1-4.

Along with many of the same knowledge and skill outcomes as in our former curriculum, these courses come with new content and skills that require additional background work to ensure students have the exposure and practice to successfully interact with their new grade level expectations. On the upcoming report cards, students will receive a level of achievement based on the new curriculum outcomes.

In addition, some grade 1-4 teachers have chosen to pilot portions of, or the full draft of, the Science curriculum. As they pilot, teachers are invited to provide feedback to Alberta Education about the strengths and areas for improvement of the draft program. This commitment will support Alberta Education by having real classroom experiences to assist them in refining the courses before they are required to be implemented. This school year, students who are in classrooms where programs are being piloted will receive a level of achievement for the course and comments will reflect the student’s achievement with the draft knowledge and skill components.

Parents can support their children with the expectations of any of the new curriculum in similar ways to their support in the past. Read with children and ask questions about what they noticed in the text, what they wonder about, and what they might want to explore further. Take opportunities to ask math questions when cooking or shopping, or when you are out walking. After walking or engaging in a physical activity, ask questions about how the activity impacts their physical and mental feelings. These all bring awareness to the connection between curriculum and our lives outside of school which will enhance students’ abilities to engage with their school work.

This link shares information for parents.
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Please join us for the next meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023

To connect with your OLA School Council, please email schoolcouncil.ola@gmail.com.

Joining us at School Council meetings allows you to work closely with parents, teachers and the school leadership team to plan and implement enhanced programming and special events for students and our school community!

Purdy's Chocolates have arrived!

Thank you to everyone who placed a chocolate order. The campaign was a great success!

Our chocolate order has arrived earlier than expected; with the help of our volunteers, orders are packed and ready for pick-up!

Pick-up at OLA School from 3 pm-6 pm on Monday, December 5th, just to the right of the main entrance.

For those who are unavailable to pick up your order on Monday, you will also be available on Friday, December 9th, from 3 pm - 5 pm, just to the right of the main entrance.

this week at ola

First Week of Advent

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Land Acknowledgement treaty 6 by Grade 1/2P

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EICS Partners with Lurana Shelter

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

Our Lady of the Angels School

9622 Sherridon Drive

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

T8L 1W7