week of december 19th, 2022

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this week at ola

Monday, December 19th
  • Fourth Week of Advent - The Candle of Love

Tuesday, December 20th

  • Advent Mass at OLA SCHOOL at 10:00am - 11:00am - Everyone Welcome
  • Milk delivered to students who ordered

Wednesday, December 21st

  • Christmas Break

Thursday, December 22nd

  • Christmas Break

Friday, December 23rd

  • Christmas Break

looking ahead...

Wednesday December 21st - January 3rd

  • Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 4th

  • Welcome Back and Happy New Year
  • Early dismissal at 2:19pm - Dress-up - Wear Comfy Clothes

Did you know?

OLA students walked to the Co-op store and sang carols to the community.

Thanks to the Co-op store for giving all of the students a treat bag.

The Wellness Leadership Team delivered carrot and dip snacks to every classroom. Thanks!

Our High School mentors from St. Andre Bessette Catholic School come every second day to help us learn.

Donations to the Mustard Seed

Thank-you for donating to the Mustard Seed. The donations and the cards made by the students will be sent this week!

ola christmas advent donation to lurana shelter

Together, the OLA community raised $535.00 through our Christmas Advent VIP raffle.

All donations go to the Lurana Shelter through Catholic Social Services to provide safe, secure refuge and emergency services for women and their children.

sacramental preparation 2022-2023

Dear Families,

We are so blessed to be able to journey with you and your child on their Sacramental

Journeys. Father Carlos and our Sacramental Prep team are here to accompany you and

your child. Please refer to the information below which outlines the preparation process,

including; role of families, classes, dates, and celebrations.

OLA Parish

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.

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!

2022-2023 OLA Yearbook

We are hoping to have a yearbook this year but need your help.

If you can be part of the yearbook creation process, please reach out to the school office as soon as possible.

this week at ola

Christmas/Advent Concert

Community Meet

caroling, and Grinch Day

Learning Commons Adventures

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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