* School Council
Your 2019-2020 OLA School Council Executive:
Chair: Heather Sprackin
Vice-Chair: Sam LeDrew
Treasurer: Crystal Breault
Secretary: Jade King
Huge thanks to these leaders who are willing to share their time and talents with our awesome OLA Catholic School community.
2nd Annual Read-A-Thon!
From March 9 - 13, 2020 OLA School will be holding their 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon! Last year this fundraiser was a great success and meant that our OLA School Council was able to support many initiatives to support the children at school - thank you for your support!
OLA School Council Meetings
All parents are welcome at our monthly meetings - please come and support our school community! Upcoming meeting dates:
March 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm
April 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm
May 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
June 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
You can email your OLA SC at: email@example.com
Please visit the Hot Lunch tab under the Parent menu for more information. Thank you.
We are grateful to the parent volunteers who have committed to offering the milk program at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School.
This year milk will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As with past milk programs, only students who participate in the prepaid program will receive milk.
Students may choose either white or chocolate milk, and the milk will be delivered directly to their classrooms so that it is ready for them when they come in from lunch recess to eat at 12:04 pm.
Prepaid ordering will occur once this year. The cost for pre-ordered milk will be $50.00/child or $95.00/two children for delivery from Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, June 18th. (The credit for two children will have to be completed manually; please allow up to 2 weeks to process the credit. This credit can then be applied to the field trip/special presentation fee that will be assessed at the end of October. If you have not received the credit after 2 weeks, please contact the school.)
In the event that a student is prepaid and is absent for an extended period of time (more than 12 days) then arrangements can be made for a rebate. Any other absences will be considered as a kind donation to your hard working OLA Parent School Council.
Thank you for your support in our efforts to encourage and promote good nutrition!
OLA SC Milk Program Committee
School Council Volunteer Form 2019 - 2020
We are looking forward to seeing you at events, concerts and around the school helping. We love seeing new and familiar faces and the students get so excited when they see their own parents at school. What a great way to show them we can make a difference by volunteering.
If you think you may be able to help with any of the volunteer opportunities found in our School Council Volunteer Form 2019/2020, please check the boxes and the committee will contact you closer to the event date to confirm your availability. We can use all the hands we can get! We would like to sincerely thank you in advance for your time contribution.
Playground Update and Meeting
Now that school has settled in, I am sure you are aware of the need for outdoor spaces for your new (or new to you) schools.
For anyone new to our Fort Saskatchewan Catholic schools, we are four Catholic schools that have been restructured from three Catholic schools upon the completion of a new Catholic high school. Within the restructuring process we have the following changes:
- St. John XXIII (SJXXIII) (grades K-4) has half the number of students as half of the students were reallocated to OLA.
- Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) has changed from a middle school (grades 5-8) into an elementary school (grades K-4).
- St. John Paul II (JPII) has changed from a high school (grades 9-12) into a middle school (grades 5-8).
- St. Andre Bessette (SAB) is a new build for a high school (grades 9-12).
These changes were much needed, but have resulted in the playgrounds, equipment and outdoor spaces being inappropriate or non-existent for three of the four schools. We are left with the current problems that need remedying:
- OLA (grades K-4): has 30-year-old playground equipment more appropriate for a middle school
- JPII (grades 5-8): does not have any playground or outdoor play structures since it had been a high school
- JPII (grades 5-8): we will need to remove half of the parking lot to make room for an outdoor play structure
- SAB (grades 9-12): does not have any outdoor gathering spaces and needs benches or picnic tables
- SJXXIII (grades K-4): due to school enrollment at full capacity for so long, the playground is worn. They just received a bill for $40,000 to replace a broken play structure.
We are applying for grants and fundraising to replace old playgrounds and to build new ones where needed. We are fundraising as one community as we see our Catholic schools as one family, with close connections with each other. We plan on raising these funds together, and together building outdoor spaces adequate for all our Catholic schools. As ambitious as it sounds, we would like to complete our fundraising within 18 months.
We will have a meeting to elect an executive to carry these efforts forward. The executive would be responsible for working with the respective school principals, continuing to stay in contact with our grant’s writer, and securing a company to purchase playground and outdoor equipment from.