Together in Learning and Faith
March 8, 2020
For Lent and special this week,
OLA welcomes a Prayer Labyrinth.
It is located in our chapel
to embrace a peaceful form of prayer.
All families are welcome to participate.
The chapel is open throughout the school day.
Information sheets to guide you how to pray using a Prayer Labyrinth
are available in the chapel.
School Fee Reminder
Notes and Nachos Coming Soon!
A Fundraising Event for Valeda House
The Servant Leadership Squad (SLS) Wellness Team of 11 Grade 4 students will be offering a fundraising opportunity for Valeda House. Valeda House, run through Catholic Social Services, is a service that is supported by all of EICS.
OLA's SLS Wellness Team will be serving up a plate of nachos and cheese and while students eat their nachos, a positive and empowering note will be revealed on the plate! Plates will be the size of dessert plates, and children will purchase them for $2/plate. They can purchase as many plates of nachos as they like!
To give us an idea of how many plates of nachos to make,
please click the button below and
complete a 2 question survey....
The date for the Notes and Nachos Fundraising Event will be announced soon.
The Wellness Team needs some time to write the messages and grate the cheese!
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 One-Hour Power Option workshop from 1:00pm - 2:00pm on Wednesday April 8 and a repeat session on May 6 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
If you are interested in offering a workshop, please contact Mme Gravelle at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 23 . 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!
Join the Fun!
Baby Yoda - Learning Commons Fundraising Event!!!
The cutest baby in the universe is here! Baby Yoda!
Join local artist Tyler Dianocky as he guides you through this painting done with Acrylics on a 12" X 16" Canvas. Attendees can and are encouraged to add and change whatever they like in the painting. You can and will complete this painting! There will be a Stencil or image transfer for character assistance as well. No Drawing skills necessary. The painting can be simplified as well.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Easy.
LOCATION: Fort Distillery
DATE: Monday, March 16th, 2020
TICKETS: $40 (save $5)
PAINTING: Baby Yoda
This is a fundraising event for OLA's Learning Commons and MakerSpace to create even more opportunities for deeper learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathmatics and Literacy. This space will also create rich opportunities for children to explore their interests, strengths and passions.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Thank you to Lorienna Scouten for organizing this event!
Great door prizes to win to say thank you for coming out.
Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles
Pre-Kindergarten & OLA
With the announcement of the Provincial Education Budget for the 2020-2021 school year, our Inclusive Faith Based Pre-Kindergarten program at OLA will not be sustainable, and therefore unable to continue in the 2020-2021 school year.
We are delighted to share that we are beginning a beautiful partnership with a local independent organization who will offer a Play Based, Faith Centered PreSchool at OLA. We are collaboratively working through the specific details to serve current and future OLA families. Once we have more information, we will happily update our OLA families.
Our OLA Student Support Team is working closely with EICS Inclusive Learning services to navigate the new Early Learning Funding Framework and Program Unit Funding (PUF) model that were recently released. We will be communicating with our current families as soon as we have more information regarding supports for next year.
Please join us in celebrating with gratitude Mrs. Weller, Mrs. Fricke and Mrs. Vriens for their collaborative dedication to our OLA littles, to exceptional learning and growing, founded in Christ and rooted in play. Our OLA PreKinders have demonstrated exceptional growth so far. We look forward to their continued learning with us to June 2020!
It is a blessing and a joy having the Early Learning Team taking such great care of these little learners! We are incredibly grateful for all they have done for OLA children.
OLA School Council
Read-A-Thon Starts This Week!
Information packages were sent home last Thursday.
Please follow these simple steps:
- Track every minute students read at home every day.
- Parents must initial reading minutes for them to count.
- Teachers will track in-school reading minutes.
- Send tracking sheets back to school every day so we can track minutes and celebrate reading progress!
- Have Fun!
Students are asked to collect pledges with all pledge sheets and pledges returned to school by March 16th. Monday raised will be used for enhanced learning opportunities at OLA for the benefit of all OLA students.
- The class with most minutes read will win a Pizza Party!
- The top reader in each class will win a movie pass!
- Raise more than $75 and you'll be entered into a draw for a Chapter's gift card!
Let's celebrate literacy and learning! Together!
OLA School Council Meeting - March 19 @ 7pm
Mark your calendar! Our next OLA School Council meeting is Thursday, March 19th at 7:00pm. Among many other topics, we will be reviewing budget details, Assurance survey results and asking for your perspective to guide OLA's future!
School Council is the primary venue for parent voice.
To be involved in the decisions made for OLA, please join us at
7pm on March 19th.
OLA Parish News
Stations of the Cross & Adoration at OLA Church
- 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross
- 7:00 pm Adoration & Reflection
World Day of Prayer
Day of Confessions March 12
Lenten Penitential Service April 3, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm
First Eucharist for Grade 2 Students
Our Lady of the Angels Parish is now inviting Catholic children in Grade 2 to prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion) at Our Lady of the Angels Parish. Registration is open until April 3, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted.
- April 18, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am (Parents required to stay)
- April 25, 2020 OLA Church meeting room 10:00 am
- May 3, 2020 OLA Church 2:00 pm Celebration Mass
Registration forms are available on the Our Faith tab of our school website 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.
*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.
Looking Ahead . . .
Sunday, March 8
- Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring Ahead One Hour
- World Day of Prayer hosted at OLA Church 7:00 pm
Monday, March 9
- Read-A-Thon begins - Click here for more info
- Faith in Action Assembly at 12:30 pm - All are welcome
Tuesday, March 10
- Read-A-Thon continues
- OLA Parish Priests visit 9:00 - 10:00 am
- Ms. Kelava teaches St. André Bessette Mentors @ OLA
Wednesday, March 11
- Read-A-Thon continues
- Open Chapel for students from 11:45am - 12:04pm
SLS Wellness Team Meeting last recess
Thursday, March 12
- OLA Church Day of Confessions 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- KEEP READING - Read-A-Thon continues
- Mrs. Earle teaches St. André Bessette Mentors @ OLA
Friday, March 13
- Last day for Read-A-Thon
- School Day for M/W Kinders
- Rocks & Rings Curling Presentation Grades 1 - 4
- Inuit Presentation for Grade 2s in AM
Monday, March 16
- Faith in Action Assembly @ 12:30 pm - All are welcome!
- School Interviews site opens for 3-Way Conference bookings - stay tuned for booking details
- Read-A-Thon Pledge forms and Pledges due today
- Non-Digital Evidence of Learning Portfolios go home this week.
and a Little Further Ahead . . .
March 16-18 Read-A-Thon pledges due
March 16-20 Non-Digital Evidence of Learning Portfolios go home
March 16 Read-A-Thon Pledges due
March 16 Ordering open for Spring Session Hot Lunch
March 16 St. André Bessette Mentors meet their OLA Buddies and Mentorship Program at OLA begins
March 18 Grade 1 & 2 Visit Telus World of Science
March 18 Ricky's Hot Lunch (by pre-order only)
March 19 OLA School Council Meeting 7:00 pm
March 24 & 25 3-Way Conferences 5:00 - 8:30 pm; book your time at SchoolInterviews
March 27 NO SCHOOL - DAY IN LIEU FOR INTERVIEWS
March 28 - April 5 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
April 3 Penitential Service 7:00 pm at OLA Church
April 6 Welcome Back from Spring Break!
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.